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


Stephanie Peacock backing new benefits campaign for the termin

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Stephanie Peacock, Member of Parliament for Barnsley East, is backing a campaign that will enable more terminally ill people to access benefits more quickly and easily, regardless of the condition they have. She joins the MND Association and Marie Curie, who are working together to push for a change in the law that will enable terminally… Read more »


BPL scoop top award for second successive year

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BARNSLEY Premier Leisure received the award for Swim England Facility Operator of the Year – up to ten wet sites – at the ceremony held at the University of Birmingham. BPL Bassetlaw’s contracts manager Glyn Davies said: “We were more hopeful than optimistic of winning for a second year running, particularly given the strong competition… Read more »


Businesses urged to celebrate with Barnsley Hospice

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Businesses are being invited to book their Christmas works ‘do’ with Barnsley Hospice. The hospice is organising its first ever Christmas Bash on Saturday December 22 at the Holiday Inn, Dodworth. The event, which costs £16, will feature a DJ and a party band, playing hits from the last seven decades. Martyn Hughes, events fund-raiser… Read more »


Squeeze frontman in solo show at The Civic

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It was 1973 when Glenn Tilbrook and Chris Difford first formed the band that would that would see them dubbed “The New Lennon and McCartney”. Forty-five years later they continue to tour in Squeeze, together as a duo, or as solo performers. And iconic frontman Tillbrook (pictured)will be performing at Barnsley’s Civic this coming Saturday, 24 November. Tillbrook has written some… Read more »


Barnsley East MP forces Government into benefits error admission

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Stephanie Peacock, Member of Parliament for Barnsley East, has forced the Government to admit it doesn’t know how many people in Barnsley and South Yorkshire have been affected by a benefits calculation error that has seen thousands of people underpaid. The Department for Work and Pensions (DWP) recently conceded a mistake had been made with… Read more »


Reds’ stars visit Hospice ahead of derby day fund-raising

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Barnsley FC stars Kieffer Moore and Zeki Fryers joined the club’s manager Daniel Stendel on a visit to Barnsley Hospice. The group visited the charity ahead of their fund-raising ‘takeover’ during Saturday’s match against Doncaster Rovers to see for themselves how donations make a difference. They met patients and staff and were given a tour… Read more »


Mayor praises Hospice volunteers

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The Mayor of Barnsley has met with volunteers from Barnsley Hospice to find out more about the time they give to the charity. Cllr Steve Green visited the hospice in Gawber to speak to a range of volunteers from all areas of the organisation about their activities. He chatted with volunteer gardeners, receptionists, fund-raisers, administrators… Read more »


Moncur double in ding-dong trophy triumph

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Barnsley 2, Bradford City 1 (Checkatrade Trophy) (By Keith Lodge) Ringing a veritable carillon of changes it was still ding-dong merrily on high for Barnsley at Oakwell. There was not one player left in the starting line-up from the team which kicked off against Notts County in League One on Saturday, but the Reds still… Read more »


Back to the Futurist cinema to open in Elsecar

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A pop-up community cinema is being launched in Elsecar on Thursday, 15 November – 33 years after the Futurist cinema closed its doors in the village. A special screening of the cult classic film Back to the Future will launch the community cinema at The Ironworks at Elsecar Heritage Centre  from 7pm – 10.30pm. The… Read more »


Reds back to their best in four-goal second half cup blitz

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Barnsley 4, Notts County 0 (FA Cup, first round) (By Keith Lodge) The style and confidence which appeared to have deserted Barnsley in recent matches came flooding back with a flurry of second half goals against eventually outclassed League Two opposition. Struggling to link passes together in a frustrating first half – and showing alarming… Read more »