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


Police name man who died in Barnsley altercation

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South Yorkshire Police have named the man who died following an altercation in Barnsley at the weekend as Shaun Ian Mason. At around 11.30pm on Saturday 17 June, emergency services were called to a property in Manor Court, Genn Lane, Worsbrough, following reports of a group of men and women fighting outside of the address…. Read more »


Double your money donations for The Civic

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The Civic is asking supporters to take advantage of a one-off initiative from Localgiving. From 10am till midnight, people will be able to see one off donations of up to £25 doubled, to celebrate Fundraising Day on 22 June, which is a part of Small Charity Week 2017. Helen Ball, CEO of The Civic, said:… Read more »


Barnsley finance firm Lifetime raise over £27,000 for hospices

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Barnsley-based finance firm Lifetime has now given over £27,000 to hospices via their highly successful referral scheme. Lifetime, who have their headquarters in Dodworth and also have an office in Driffield, East Yorkshire, have raised the much-needed cash for 20 hospices up and down the country. One of the latest cheques was presented  by Lifetime… Read more »


Parting of the ways for Barnsley RUFC and Shaw Lane AFC

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Barnsley RUFC is to focus solely on rugby following an in-depth review of its current ground-sharing strategy. The ground-sharing arrangement with Evostik Premier football team Shaw Lane AFC, has been reviewed by both parties and the conclusion has been reached that the best interests of both clubs would be served by an amicable parting of… Read more »


Help Berneslai Homes take top spot and put Barnsley on the map

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Berneslai Homes have expressed  their delight at being again shortlisted for the 24 Housing Top 10 Social Landlords. Now they need your help and support. The list has been shortlisted by a national poll by 24 Housing magazine. Berneslai Homes was shortlisted for some big achievements including: collecting 98.5% of rent and helping tenants gain… Read more »



Barnsley police officers praised for helping man in crisis

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While many police officers often view what they do during day-to-day working hours as just that – day-to-day work – others recognise the compassionate and often life-saving work they do. A man from Barnsley has thanked two officers who helped him during a time of struggle and highlighted the amazing work our cops do. And… Read more »


Barnsley appoint new Chief Executive

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Barnsley Football Club have recruited a Frenchman as their new Chief Executive. He is Gauthier Ganaye, who is currently Director of Marketing and International Development with Racing Club de Lens, where he is also a member of the club’s Executive Committee. He has also served as General Secretary, with responsibility for all football administration and… Read more »


Eva Cassidy tribute show at The Civic

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For the first time in the UK, Dan Cassidy, brother of the late Eva Cassidy is to join a captivating tribute to the magic of Eva’s voice in ‘Essence of Eva’ at The Civic in Barnsley in June. Laura Claire presents this flawless memorability of the industries finest and never forgotten female singer. Essence of… Read more »


Hoyland woman scoops Alhambra’s bumper bundle competition prize

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‘Unbelievable’ was Claire Woodhall’s reaction when told she had won a huge prize bundle as part of the Alhambra Shopping Centre’s What’s It Worth? competition in conjunction with Dearne FM. From Friday 5th May until Sunday 21st May, a large glass display box, supplied by JSS Installations, was placed outside Primark in the Alhambra. The… Read more »