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


‘Feel Good’ sessions helping Hospice patients

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‘Feel Good’ therapy sessions, including singing, crafts, poetry and make-up lessons, are helping patients at Barnsley Hospice live well with terminal illness. The weekly drop-in activities, held at the on-site Limes Day Therapy Unit, have been running since January and will continue until the end of the year. They are open every Tuesday and Wednesday… Read more »


Barnsley bakers encouraged to raise dough for Hospice

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South Yorkshire cake enthusiasts are being encouraged to ‘rise’ to the challenge of the Big Barnsley Bake Off 2018. The competition, organised by Barnsley Hospice to raise money for patient care, takes place throughout June and July. This is the third year that individuals, schools, businesses and community groups have been invited to host their… Read more »


Girl Power at Berneslai Homes!

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Berneslai Homes recently held a well-attended ‘Girl Power’ event to encourage females to apply for trade apprenticeships in gas plumbing, electrical, joinery and plastering. There were stalls for each of the trades, giving attendees the chance to find out more about what was on offer. More and Better Jobs Task Force and Barnsley College were… Read more »



Enjoy ‘The Beautiful Game’ at Barnsley Civic

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A special show about Football is kicking off at The Civic, featuring contributions from Barnsley football fans. Over the past few months, Next door dance have been collecting stories, images and other content from Barnsley residents for a show all about Football. This month they will put it all together in The Beautiful Game, a… Read more »



Rise in foodbank use ‘a national disgrace’ says Barnsley MP

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Barnsley East MP Stephanie Peacock has labelled recently released figures that show a substantial rise in foodbank use over the last year a ‘national disgrace’. Statistics revealed by the Trussell Trust – the UK’s largest foodbank provider – show across the UK there was a 13 per cent rise in the number of emergency food… Read more »


Nurse takes on China challenge for Hospice

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A nurse at Barnsley Hospice is flying halfway around the world to take on the challenge of a lifetime for her patients. Senior staff nurse Julie Fielding (pictured) will take part in the Great Wall of China Half Marathon on 1 May to generate income and raise awareness for the charity. Julie, 40, lives in… Read more »


Barnsley actress returns to her home-town for new play

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Following their hugely successful national tour of Hopeless Romantics in 2017, The Civic are delighted to welcome back Reform Theatre with their latest production of TWO, by celebrated playwright Jim Cartwright, the award-winning writer of Little Voice and Road. The play stars Barnsley’s very own Susan Mitchell, who has appeared in DCI Banks, Emmerdale and… Read more »


Giant kestrel will welcome Tour de Yorkshire to Barnsley

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A giant geometric kestrel will be revealed in a field in Barnsley next month to mark the Tour de Yorkshire. Artists Patrick Murphy and Anton Want have been commissioned by the Dearne Valley Landscape Partnership (DVLP) and Barnsley Council to create a giant piece of land art to celebrate the cycling race passing through the… Read more »