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The general Barnsley news section covers some of the breaking stories from around the borough


Barnsley business people urged to back ‘Night at the Museum’ fund-raising dinner

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Business people in Barnsley are being urged to back a charity fund-raising dinner to help safeguard the town’s heritage. Singer-songwriter Kate Rusby, poet laureate Ian McMillan, and author Joanne Harris will entertain guests at the ‘Night at the Museum’ dinner on Thursday 9 November at The Ironworks, Elsecar Heritage Centre. The event has been organised… Read more »


Celebrating National Poetry Day on the buses

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People across South Yorkshire can enjoy a cultured commute by travelling on pop-up ‘poetry buses’ later this month. ‘On the Buses’ is a new event to celebrate National Poetry Day on Thursday 28 September and forms part of the Hear My Voice literary programme which encourages people to express themselves using the written and spoken… Read more »



Barnsley man bids to raise awareness of rare disease

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A Barnsley man diagnosed with a rare heart and lung condition is calling for more awareness and understanding of the disease. Chris Johnson, who lives on Roy Kilner Road in Wombwell, has pulmonary hypertension (PH), a life-limiting illness that causes high blood pressure in the blood vessels connecting the heart and lungs. He is speaking… Read more »


Barnsley MP backs RSPCA on animal welfare

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Stephanie Peacock, MP for Barnsley East, has started the new Parliamentary term highlighting the importance of animal welfare by meeting with the RSPCA and their inspectors at the House of Commons. In 2016 alone, the RSPCA received over 1.1 million calls to its cruelty line and investigated just under 160,000 complaints of animal cruelty. Said Stephanie… Read more »


Midnight walk is a four-generation affair

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This year’s midnight walk for Barnsley Hospice will be a family affair for one group of fund-raisers, as four generations prepare to pound the pavements together in their pyjamas. Penistone-based Kerry Gaskell, 36, will be joined by her nine-year old-daughter Daisy, 50-year-old-aunt Michelle Burton and 82-year-old-grandma Jean Platts for the One Night in a Onesie… Read more »


Three-goal Villains spoil Reds’ anniversary party

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Barnsley 0, Aston Villa 3 (SkyBet Championship) Aston Villa were the real ‘Villains’ of the piece as Steve Bruce’s side gatecrashed the 130th anniversary celebrations of the Oakwell Club. There were consequently no happy returns for the Reds’ legends from various eras who had been paraded in front of the home supporters prior to kick-off…. Read more »


Barnsley’s terminally ill owner produces poignant programme notes

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Terminally ill Barnsley FC owner Patrick Cryne produced some poignant programme notes ahead of Barnsl;ey’s thrilling 3-2 win over Derby County at Oakwell on Tuesday night – a result which booked the Reds’ another visit to Wembley. Cryne, 66, has terminal cancer, and admits he is ‘living on borrowed time’. He admits he may not even… Read more »



Top chefs join SushiSushi at national food show

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Two of the UK’s top chefs will join Barnsley-based SushiSushi when it exhibits at a national food show this Autumn. The Japanese and Asian food supplier (director Stuart Turner pictured) will exhibit at The Restaurant Show from 2 – 4 October at Olympia, London. The team will be joined by Liam Watton, head chef at… Read more »