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


Paws in the Park to raise money for Hospice

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Dog lovers are being urged to round up their furry friends as Barnsley Hospice’s Paws in the Park event returns to Cannon Hall (pictured) next month. The sponsored 2.5km walk through the grounds and the village of Cawthorne takes place on Sunday, 19 August, at 10:30am and is followed by a dog show – with… Read more »


Copier Systems putt it there for Hospice

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Darton-based photocopier supplier Copier Systems has raised £630 for Barnsley Hospice from its annual charity golf day. The money raised from the event will help the hospice provide specialist care for people affected by life-limiting illnesses, including cancer, motor neurone disease and heart disease. Copier Systems has run the golf day since 2015 and managing… Read more »


Free circus performance at Mayor’s Parade on Saturday

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A free circus performance in Barnsley this weekend will feature dance, circus, parkour and climbing. As part of The Lord Mayor’s Parade, Kapow Dance will perform their amazing show The Boulderers. a new outdoor production featuring dance, circus, parkour and climbing. The brave team of performers climb the walls, climb one another, get lost, find… Read more »



Barnsley MP champions local college initiative in Parliament

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Stephanie Peacock, MP for Barnsley East, has stood up in Parliament to champion Northern College’s new ‘Free Thinking’ course that seeks to help survivors of modern slavery and human trafficking. The initiative was set up at the local college to help those who have recently been helped out of modern slavery; where people are literally… Read more »


Disused railway cuttings set to bloom

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Work to turn an area of disused railway land in Goldthorpe, Barnsley, into a new community space will start next week. The unused piece of land that is the ‘Goldthorpe Railway Cuttings’ on Barnsley Road (see picture) will be transformed into a neighbourhood resource. The project is being spearheaded by The Railway Embankment Group which… Read more »



Yvonne’s Hospice thank-you brings lottery jackpot win

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An Oxspring woman who scooped £5,000 in the Barnsley Hospice lottery has thanked the charity for looking after her late husband. Yvonne Fretwell has played the fund-raising lottery every week since it began ten years ago, as a way of giving something back. Her husband Peter, who had lung cancer, was cared for at the… Read more »


Barnsley MP ‘saddened’ by animal cruelty statistics

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Stephanie Peacock, Barnsley East’s MP, attended the RSPCA’s annual drop-in in the House of Commons last week, where she heard directly from RSPCA Inspectors about their frontline work to protect animals in Barnsley East and across the UK. At the event, the scale of animal cruelty complaints across South Yorkshire were revealed. In 2017, the… Read more »


A busy week for Birdwell Wheelers

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Sunday saw the 4th running of the Birdwell Wheelers Cote de Holme Moss 100km Audax cycle event, when 40 riders from as far afield as Suffolk rode the challenging hilly course which took in the demanding climbs of Holme Moss, Snake Pass and Jawbone Hill at Oughtibridge, a total of 2,200 metres of climbing. Six… Read more »