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


Big prizes to be won at the Alhambra Centre

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A Barnsley shopping centre  is giving customers the chance to win big this May as they launch the ‘What’s it Worth?’ campaign. From the 5th – 21st May, a large glass display box will be constructed outside Primark in the Alhambra Shopping Centre and will be filled with retailer products, including a Nintendo 2DS, mobile… Read more »


‘Smiles better’ pledge from schoolchildren

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Healthwatch Barnsley have worked with 188 young people at five local primary schools on the ‘I pledge project’ to promote dental hygiene. This is a project that Healthwatch Barnsley’s Children and Young People’s Engagement Worker, Jade Bligh, has worked on in partnership with Public Health and the Oral Health Advisory Group. As part of the… Read more »


A circus show like no other coming to the Civic

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Max Calaf Seve is a contemporary circus artist, specialising in trampoline acrobatics, object manipulation and physical theatre. He creates indoor and outdoor performances, challenging himself to obliterate the boundaries of what is possible on the trampoline. And he is bringing his show, which is like no other, to Barnsley’s Civic. His unique performance aesthetic alerts… Read more »



Ducks do the double for Dan!

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Shaw Lane AFC have produced a fantastic end to an unforgettable season. Players were determined to ‘Win the League for Dan’ – and not only did they do that, they went on to carry off The Sheffield and Hallamshire Senior Cup on Wednesday, beating Frickley AFC 1-0 in the final at Bramall Lane. The Club… Read more »


Sax legend Snake Davis to host a night at The Civic

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The sax man on over 400 records and many classic hits, Snake Davis is to host a night at The Civic. Davis has worked with some of the world’s biggest acts including Take That, Lisa Stansfield, The Eurythmics, George Michael, Ray Charles, Tom Jones and of course, M People, to name just a few. The… Read more »


Meet Fred, the prejudice-fighting puppet

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Following a sell-out run at the Edinburgh Fringe Festival in 2016, Hijinx (Cardiff) in association with Blind Summit (London) are bringing Meet Fred to The Civic on Thursday 4 May. Meet Fred is a snapshot into the life of a potty-mouthed puppet with a feisty personality who fights prejudice every day.  It also carries a… Read more »


It’s the same old story as busy Bees buzz back to sting Reds

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Barnsley 1, Brentford 1 (SkyBet Championship| It is very difficult to say anything about Barnsley’s performance against Brentford that has not already been said in the weeks since the January transfer window robbed them of three of their most influential players. They treated the crowd to some good attacking football, but lacked the appropriate end… Read more »



Royal Photographic Society medal winners to feature in exhibition at The Civic

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An unmissable eclectic exhibition celebrating photographers from across the globe opens at The Civic on Saturday, 22 April. Taking the form of a competition, with entries submitted from both amateur and professional photographers throughout the world, The Royal Photographic Society’s International Print Exhibition will run for six weeks, closing on Saturday, 3 June. Finalists and… Read more »