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


Dame Jenni Murray joins The Civic champions

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The Civic has just welcomed one of Barnsley’s most famous female voices – Dame Jenni Murray – as a new champion, joining luminaries such as Sir Michael Parkinson, ballerina Tala Lee-Turton and hairdresser to the stars, Andrew Barton. Despite a life and career with the BBC, predominantly in London as she celebrates 30 years with… Read more »


Jobs on offer at Barnsley finance firm Lifetime

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Barnsley-based finance firm Lifetime are on the look-out for a new office administrator and a new receptionist. The company, which has its headquarters at Great Cliffe Court, Dodworth, are looking for someone ‘with individual flair allied with a tremendous team ethos, someone who wants to progress and thrive with a dynamic, high performing company who puts people at the very heart… Read more »


Barnsley hairdresser now a Doctor of Arts

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Barnsley born Andrew Barton, one of the UK’s most celebrated hairdressing names, has been awarded the honorary degree of Doctor of Arts from Southampton Solent University. Speaking before the ceremony, Andrew (pictured) said: “It’s such a great honour to receive this Doctor of Arts from Solent University – not only for me but also for… Read more »


Capital B Media nominated for hat-trick of prestigious awards

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A South Yorkshire public relations and communications agency has been nominated for a hat-trick of prestigious industry awards. Capital B Media has been shortlisted in all three categories it entered for the Chartered Institute of Public Relations (CIPR) PRide Awards, for Yorkshire and Lincolnshire. The annual PRide awards, judged by a team of leading industry… Read more »


Henry Boot Construction gets stuck in the mud for The Civic

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An intrepid fund-raising team from Henry Boot Construction in Barnsley waded through 100 tonnes of mud, ten tonnes of ice and a 30 strong punishing obstacle course, at Bramham Park in Leeds, to raise a staggering £5,000 for The Civic #connect appeal in Barnsley. Ryan O’Loughlin said: “We have only just recovered! We completed the… Read more »



Barnsley MP calls for debate on police resources

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Stephanie Peacock, MP for Barnsley East, has called for an urgent debate on police budgets as figures show officer numbers in the area have fallen drastically since 2010. According to figures released by South Yorkshire Police, the number of police officers has fallen by 458, from 2952 in 2010 to 2494 in 2016 – a… Read more »


Last chance to enter garden competition

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Time is running out if you want to enter the Berneslai Homes and Barnsley in Bloom annual garden competition. The closing date for the competition, which is open to all tenants and residents of Barnsley, is Friday, 14 July. The different categories include a general and Over 60s section consisting of best garden best planter/basket… Read more »