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


Resurgent Reds disappointed with away point

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Norwich City 1, Barnsley 1 (SkyBet Championship) It speaks volumes for how far this young and largely inexperienced Barnsley side have advanced since they came together at start of the season that they were extremely disappointed to come away from Carrow Road with only one point. After three successive defeats Norwich were clearly lacking in… Read more »


Landscape partnership shortlisted for national award

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A South Yorkshire landscape partnership has been recognised nationally for its community work. The Dearne Valley Landscape Partnership (DVLP), which works with groups to protect, preserve and enhance the heritage and environment of the area, has been shortlisted as a finalist in the Community Involvement category at the 2018 LGC Awards. The lead partner of… Read more »



Wheelers’ awards presented at 67th annual dinner

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Guest of honour at Birdwell Wheelers’ 67th annual dinner at the Edmunds Arms, Worsbrough, last Friday, was long-standing local time triallist Graham Barker. He was accompanied by his partner, Margaret Allen, a former member of the Wheelers, who is now with Graham at Rockingham CC. After a three-course meal club president Christine Minto introduced Graham… Read more »


Barnsley East MP joins Remembrance Day parade at Hoyland

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On Sunday MP for Barnsley East Stephanie Peacock attended the Remembrance Day event in Hoyland. The annual event commemorated those who have fallen serving their country. The MP joined the parade at the Kirk Balk cemetery gates, before moving to the Kirk Balk cenotaph. Following the parade and short service, Stephanie joined in with observing… Read more »


A side-splitting comedy line-up at The Civic

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Coming up is an opportunity to have a jolly good laugh at The Civic with Toby Foster’s Last Laugh Comedy Club and Justin Moorhouse. Loved by all, regular Barnsley visitor, comedian and Civic supporter, Toby is making a return with some of the best comedians from the UK and international circuit! One of the longest… Read more »


Barnsley artists nominated for international award

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Best Art Vinyl, an international award celebrating the best in record cover design opened their first exhibition in Barnsley at the weekend and also announced this year’s fifty nominees. Included in the list are two Barnsley artists – Kate Rusby with her first ever release on vinyl and Hannah Peel, whose album Mary Casio was… Read more »


Dearne Valley pupils to excavate remains of nearby castle

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Pupils in the Dearne Valley are being given the opportunity to excavate the remains of a historic castle situated outside their school. The archaeological excavation is part of a project organised by the Dearne Valley Landscape Partnership (DVLP) with funding from the Heritage Lottery Fund (HLF). It will investigate the original structure and use of… Read more »


Stephanie Peacock MP grills experts on industrial strategy for Barnsley

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Stephanie Peacock, the Member of Parliament for Barnsley East, recently quizzed a panel of experts on the industrial strategy for Barnsley. The move was part of her role on the Parliamentary Science and Technology Select Committee, which oversees Government policy and conduct on science, engineering and technology, who were undertaking a public evidence session with… Read more »


Stephanie Peacock backs Living Wage Campaign

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Stephanie Peacock, MP for Barnsley East, has pledged her support for the Living Wage Campaign. Living Wage Week, taking place between the 5th and 11th of November, shows backing for a real living wage that, contrary to the Government’s current national living wage, is actually based on what employees need to live on by taking… Read more »