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


If you go down in the woods today…

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Visitors to Worsbrough Mill and Country Park will be able to step back in time next week and experience life as a Romany woodsman. A new living history exhibition to illustrate the Dearne Valley’s Romany heritage will take place there from Tuesday 23 May to Thursday 25 May. Ruff Around the Hedges, a woodland management… Read more »



Barnsley firm in joint Japanese business venture

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Two Yorkshire businesses have teamed up to launch a new brand of Japanese-style rice. SushiSushi, one of the UK’s biggest suppliers of Japanese and Asian food and equipment, and Eurostar Commodities Ltd, the leading supplier of the finest commodities and innovative ingredients, have launched Kuro sushi rice aimed specifically at the European catering market. This… Read more »


Author encourages Barnsley pupils to put pen to paper

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Schoolchildren across Barnsley have had the chance to be mentored by a professional short story writer to develop their creative writing. This week, author Nik Perring will present pupils from eight schools in the borough with their own anthology of poems, as part of a wider programme to encourage people of all ages to express… Read more »



Better Barnsley team get dirty for charity

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Henry Boot Construction is supporting local arts charity, The Civic, by taking on one of the UK’s toughest challenges. Its project team in Barnsley are in training to complete a 12km endurance run for charity on Saturday 24 June. The ‘Total Warrior’ challenge is one of the UK’s toughest and muddiest obstacle courses taking place… Read more »


Award-winning poets to perform at The Civic

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As Barnsley’s Ian McMillan announced at the 2015 South Yorkshire Poetry Festival, there is a poetry renaissance happening in South Yorkshire, and The Civic is inviting you to come along and be a part of it. The Festival is a series of poetry events in Sheffield and around South Yorkshire, with a varied programme of… Read more »


Barnsley to host digital transformation event for manufacturers

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Manufacturing and digital businesses are bring invited to a free event in Barnsley that will include guest speakers from Coca-Cola and Siemens. Connected Manufacturing is the first in a series across Yorkshire designed to show how digital technology can help improve efficiency and productivity in manufacturing. The event will take place at Barnsley’s Digital Media… Read more »


A ‘dream come true’ for Barnsley-born poet

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Performing in her hometown will be a dream come true for Barnsley-born poet Joy Winkler when she brings her beautifully funny play, ‘Lightning Under Their Skirts’ to The Civic on Thursday, 25 May. Set in 1960s Barnsley the show is inspired by family memories of the Saturday night dances at Old Barnsley Baths and has… Read more »