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

‘Knights in shining armour’ give Hospice a lift

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A gift of two scaffolding towers is set to save Barnsley Hospice hundreds of pounds in future maintenance costs. Following an appeal for help, industrial services company Hertel UK have donated a pair of ‘Razor Decks’ scaffolding towers – which normally cost around £1000 each to purchase new. The gift will save the charity from… Read more »

Chancellor’s words of optimism will do little to ease struggles faced by Barnsley people says MP

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Stephanie Peacock, MP for Barnsley East, has criticised the Government’s Spring Statement as one of that ignores the reality in Barnsley. The economic Statement, read by Chancellor Philip Hammond on Tuesday, laid out the Government’s assessment of the country’s finances. But local MP Stephanie Peacock suggested the Chancellor’s words of optimism will do little to… Read more »

Freemasons’ £1,400 grant for Barnsley Hospice

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Barnsley Hospice has received a grant of £1400 from the Masonic Charitable Foundation, to help provide care for patients with life-limiting illnesses. This is just one of 245 grants to hospices around the country from Freemasons. In total £600,000 will be donated to hospices all over England and Wales this year. Contributions from Freemasons to… Read more »

Top husband-and-wife folk duo coming to The Civic

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A duo who have long established themselves as one of the UK folk scene’s most enduring partnerships are to appear at The Civic later this month. Twice recent winners of the BBC 2 Radio Folk Award  for the Best Duo, Kathryn Roberts and Sean Lakeman have earned an enviable reputation as ‘songwriters par excellence’. Their… Read more »

Local MP gives backing to National Apprenticeship Week

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Stephanie Peacock, MP for Barnsley East, is supporting National Apprenticeship Week, which celebrates the value of apprenticeships, and encourages more people to choose them as the best start to their careers. The theme of this year’s National Apprenticeship Week (March 5-9) is ‘apprenticeships work’, and seeks to showcase the impact they can have on the… Read more »

Sadie steps down after a quarter of a century volunteering

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A volunteer who has dedicated a quarter of a century to Barnsley Hospice has retired from her role with the charity. Sadie Birkett, 86, has completed her last shift at the hospice shop on Eldon Street in Barnsley town centre. The pensioner, who lives nearby, began volunteering at the shop during its opening week in… Read more »