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Former police detective is now high tech in CCTV

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A former South Yorkshire Police detective is using his skills to build a new business – catching people breaking the law. Mick Dransfield, who spent 19 years in CID before he retired last year, has set up Drantec in Barnsley, which specialises in CCTV surveillance for businesses. As well as CCTV cameras, Drantec supplies burglar… Read more »


Barnsley photographer makes his mark in golf game

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A world-renowned Barnsley photographer has proved he’s mastered the long and short of golf – after notching up 25 years capturing images of the game’s superstars. Mark Newcombe, 51, has photographed golf courses, tournaments and some of the greatest-ever players in action. These include Tiger Woods, Seve Ballesteros, Jack Nicklaus, Arnold Palmer and Sir Nick… Read more »


Boozy Infusion is sweet success for Andy

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An award-winning liqueur range is proving successful for its Barnsley creator. Restaurant owner Andy Gardiner began experimenting with recipes two years ago and, with the help of business support organisation Enterprising Barnsley, has turned ‘a bit of fun’ into a thriving business – Boozy Infusion. And the taste of success is even sweeter for Andy… Read more »


SmartStart launched to help find Barnsley entrepreneurs

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A scheme has been launched to help encourage more entrepreneurs in Barnsley. SmartStart, which will be free, will run from April 1 at Barnsley Business and Innovation Centre (BBIC) at Wilthorpe. It will be part of the second phase of Enterprising Barnsley, a European-funded business support programme. The Centre for Cities 2012 report put Barnsley… Read more »


360 Engagement offers new approach

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360 Engagement is an organisation which offers a new approach to community and staff engagement. They work collaboratively with people in communities and in organisations to influence service improvement, have strong links in communities, and are able to engage with seldom heard and diverse groups. Their vision is to bridge the gap between communities and… Read more »


Champagne and pork pie on offer at jewellers

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The rather odd combination of champagne and pork pie will be on offer at a Barnsley jewellers – as the firm marks its first year anniversary of trading. Browns Family Jewellers and Pawnbrokers, based on Peel Street, has now been open for 12 months, offering a large range of second-hand items. And in a week-long… Read more »


Supermarket giants in Barnsley battle

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Supermarket giants are battling to be based in Barnsley. A third development proposal is unveiled today, with Tesco’s and Sainsbury’s having shown keen interest into moving into the town. Morrisons and Asda already have big superstores on the edge of the town centre. The latest development proposal is for a superstore just a hundred yards… Read more »