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Berneslai Homes tenants benefit from home swapping scheme

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Berneslai Homes are pleased to announce the continuation of their partnership with HomeSwapper UK’s leading mutual exchange service. With over 1600 tenants in Barnsley looking to move home, customers will continue to benefit from free membership of the popular home swapping service – a service which matches tenants wanting to move to other homes that… Read more »


Berneslai Homes reaches finals in National Housing Awards

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Berneslai Homes are delighted to be announced as ‘ALMO of the Year’ finalists at this year’s UK Housing Awards. The UK Housing Awards are an annual event which recognise and celebrate excellence across the UK Housing sector. They are organised by the sector’s professional body, the Chartered Institute of Housing. Berneslai Homes have been shortlisted… Read more »


Berneslai Homes boost for community groups

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Berneslai Homes is delighted to announce the results of their new 4U Berneslai Community Grant funding stream. The new 4U Berneslai Community Grant was set up this year to enable community and voluntary groups in Barnsley to apply for grants of up to £300. The grant could be used for new or to extend an… Read more »


'Bringing On Back The Good Times' at The Londoner

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The new-style Londoner pub on Shambles Street, Barnsley brings its official opening act on Sunday, April 15, from 3pm onwards. Live on stage will be Steve Ellis, the voice of Love Affair, who will be backed by the New Amen Corner. The band will belt out hits such as ‘Rainbow Valley; ‘Bringing on Back the… Read more »


Food Distribution Centre lays off 81 workers

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A food distribution centre on the outskirts of Barnsley has laid off 81 workers after its parent company was forced to go into administration. Staff were sent home from the DBC Foodservice plant on the Manvers industrial estate near Wath-on-Dearne. The remaining 85 workers have been told to keep reporting for work for the time… Read more »


Costcutter owner buys Rhythm and Booze, saving over 400 jobs

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More than 400 jobs have been saved at Barnsley off-licence chain R&M Swaine, which trades as Rhythm & Booze, after the owner of Costcutter bought the company out of administration. Bibby Retail Services, which owns York-based Costcutter, has completed a deal to buy all 68 stores from joint administrators at Ernst & Young. As a… Read more »



Barnsley company set to hit 30 million mark – in shuttlecocks!

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A Barnsley company will soon see the 30 millionth badminton shuttlecock fly out of its factory. Echelon Sport makes five million synthetic shuttlecocks every year at its factory in Barugh Green – and is the principal supplier to the Carlton brand as well as dealing with other major sport retailers including Head. The company has… Read more »


Game Group enters administration

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Staff at retail outlet Game, who have a string of stores across South Yorkshire, including in Barnsley town centre, face an uncertain future after it was forced to enter administration. Professional services firm PwC has been appointed administrator to the UK operations of Game Group, which has 609 stores under the names Game and Gamestation.


Berneslai Homes expand their Community Refurbishment Scheme

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Berneslai Homes have recently expanded their Community Refurbishment Scheme providing 20 modern apprenticeship opportunities. The training scheme carries out environmental works including boundary walls, fences and off street car parking. It has been active at Royston Doles Estate for a number of years where it is now in the final phase of improvement work. Once… Read more »