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


Colour artist Liz West back at The Civic, where it all began

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Renowned colour field artist Liz West is to return to her home-town for what will be the first major retrospective of her work. Colour Field will include Our Spectral Vision, which was originally commissioned by Natural History Museum, London and Our Colour Wheel, a project that explores the different perceptions of colour by people from… Read more »


Reds held by Wimbledon but signs are still promising

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Barnsley 0, AFC Wimbledon 0 (SkyBet League One) (By Keith Lodge) The most significant aspect of this scrappy defence-dominated draw was that Barnsley did not concede a goal for the third successive match at the start of the new campaign. That would suggest that they are going to be a very difficult side to beat,… Read more »


ROOOOOOAAAAAARRRRRRSOME…..

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The Alhambra Shopping Centre has been a hive of activity during the summer holidays with several visitors of Jurassic proportions joining shoppers of all ages. Hundreds of Dinosaur fans big and small visited the centre from 1st – 11th of August to visit the Alhambrasaurus Rex and his tiny friend the triceratops. Visitors got the… Read more »


Lottery funding brings Buns on the Run to Barnsley

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Children and community groups in Barnsley will be given the opportunity to learn traditional baking skills this Autumn thanks to lottery funding. Barnsley Museums & Heritage Trust has secured a £10,000 grant for Worsbrough Mill Museum & Country Park via the National Lottery’s Awards for All scheme to deliver the ‘Buns on the Run’ community… Read more »


Landscape Partnership on the verge of something big

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A landscape partnership is helping to boost biodiversity on road verges across the Dearne Valley. The ‘On the Verge’ project, funded by the Dearne Valley Landscape Partnership (DVLP), will bring together three local authorities and residents to improve the habitat on verges for plants and wildlife. It follows a survey which identified 17km of road… Read more »


Best foot forward for Barnsley Hospice

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Women in Barnsley are being encouraged to put their best foot forward for Barnsley Hospice. The charity will host its twelfth Midnight Walk with a ‘Night at the Circus’ theme on Saturday 22 September. The walk will begin at the stroke of midnight at Horizon Community College. Walkers can choose to complete a five or… Read more »


Barnsley MP welcomes increase in rate of one-year cancer survival

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Stephanie Peacock, MP for Barnsley East, has celebrated local figures that show an increase in the rate of one-year cancer survival in Barnsley. Latest figures from NHS England show that one-year cancer survival rates have grown by 0.9 per cent in Barnsley East. Macmillan’s research has shown by 2020 nearly one in two will receive… Read more »


Two new staff members join Barnsley Hospice

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Barnsley Hospice has appointed two new staff members, complementing the care it provides for people with life-limiting illnesses. Diane Hinchliffe has taken on the new role of pastoral care lead – supporting the emotional and spiritual well-being of patients, family members, staff and volunteers – and Lindsey Dutton has been appointed as a palliative social… Read more »


Mayne romps to victory in Wheelers’ 10-mile Championship

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  Birdwell Wheelers 10 Mile Club Championship Time Trial took place on Tuesday on the course at Park Springs. Fastest on the night and 2018 Champion was Trevor Mayne (pictured). First on handicap was Paul Heggie. No. Entrant Club Time H’cap Time 1 Trevor Mayne Birdwell 22:50 22:50 2 Paul Heggie Birdwell 24:49 22:19 3… Read more »


Youth team get a kick out of Hospice fund-raising scheme

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Members of a South Yorkshire youth football team will play with the Barnsley Hospice logo emblazoned on their chests – thanks to the fund-raising efforts of their manager. Ben Rowe, manager of the Pinfold Pumas under 13s team in Cudworth, has raised the money they would normally get from kit sponsorship through a body wax… Read more »