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


Tankersley Manor rise to the Hospice challenge

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Barnsley Hospice has raised over £10,000 from its annual ‘Accumulator Challenge’, with Tankersley Manor Hotel crowned this year’s winners. The charity set The Apprentice-style challenge to organisations across the area to turn £28 into as much money as possible during the 28 days of February. The team from Tankersley took first prize after raising £1,858. Fundraising… Read more »


Determined Doncaster deny Reds in derby deadlock double

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Doncaster Rovers 0, Barnsley 0 (SkyBet League One) Two points dropped, or one gained? That was the question on the lips of the three and a half thousand Barnsley fans who made the short trip to the Keepmoat Stadium after the second goalless draw of the season between these two promotion-chasing local rivals. In the circumstances the… Read more »


Berneslai Homes scoop Housing for Older People awards

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Berneslai Homes’ have been voted double winners in the Regional Housing for Older People Awards 2019 with their schemes at Churchfields Close, Barnsley, and Willowcroft, Bolton-on-Dearne. Each year the awards celebrate the successful examples of housing for later life, aiming to engage thousands of residents, staff, visitors and volunteers; provide the best possible information on… Read more »


Local MP runs half marathon for charity

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Barnsley East MP Stephanie Peacock ran a half marathon last weekend to help raise funds for a local charity. Donning her running gear to tackle the 13-mile course in blustery and challenging conditions, the MP  surpassed her target of raising £500 for the Barnsley Sexual Abuse and Rape Crisis Service (BSARCS). BSARCS in the sole… Read more »


Stalemate – but the Reds still have wind in their promotion sails

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Barnsley 0, Sunderland 0 (SkyBet League One) (By Keith Lodge) The woodwork and a linesman’s flag prevented Barnsley from a significant victory over promotion rivals Sunderland in a wind-blown crunch clash at Oakwell. As it was, honours ended even in terms of the result, but performance-wise the Reds will feel they deserved all three points rather… Read more »


Le Tour de Yorkshire comes to Royston

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On Wednesday 6th March, BPL site Royston Leisure Centre was proud to host the Tour de Yorkshire trophies ahead of the tour itself to give residents of Barnsley a chance to see them up close and build excitement for the race. There are two main trophies – one for the male winner and one for the… Read more »


Double delight for Reds as promotion rivals drop precious points

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Barnsley 2, Accrington Stanley 0 (SkyBet League One) (By Keith Lodge) Results elsewhere doubled Barnsley’s delight at a hard-fought victory over a stubborn Accrington Stanley at Oakwell. As the Reds consolidated their second automatic promotion spot by extending their unbeaten run to 16 matches, leaders Luton and third-placed Sunderland both dropped points in drawn games at… Read more »


Community cinema celebrating 50th anniversary of Kes

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A pop-up community cinema in Barnsley is celebrating the 50th anniversary of the iconic film Kes with a special screening next week. WE Great Place,  the organisation behind the revival of the Futurist cinema at Milton Hall, Elsecar,  has joined forces with the Dearne Valley Landscape Partnership (DVLP) to celebrate the milestone, both of the publication of the novel, A Kestrel for a… Read more »


Mary Portas In Conversation at The Civic – don’t miss it!

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Mary Portas, retail guru, business woman and ‘Queen of Shops, is coming to Barnsley to discuss her life, her career – and her new book, Work Like a Woman. The star of Mary’s Bottom Line, Mary’s Silver Service, Mary Portas Secret Shopper and What Britain Buys will appear at The Civic in May. Drawing on decades of business experience, Mary Portas in Conversation is packed with… Read more »


Volunteers needed to help maintain Dearne Valley’s verges

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A landscape partnership is offering free training for people interested in maintaining road verges in the Dearne Valley. The Dearne Valley Landscape Partnership (DVLP) is working with Baker Consultants to offer practical conservation training in wildflower sowing and verge management. A series of conservation training days are being funded by the DVLP and will take… Read more »