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


Your chance to appear in The Civic Christmas Show

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How would you like to join the cast of Jack Frost at The Civic this Christmas? The team behind this year’s joyful new Christmas show are putting on a free workshop, so if you play an instrument or enjoy singing and fancy performing in a professional show, this could be for you. Fidget Theatre, the… Read more »


Barnsley bounce back at the start of a home run

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Barnsley 1, Bristol Rovers 0 (SkyBet League One) Barnsley were far from their best as they bounced back from two successive defeats. But the performance was good enough to give them the three points which saw them climb back into fourth place in the table. And that was enough to please head coach Daniel Stendel,… Read more »


New Hospice charity shop opens in Hoyland

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Barnsley Hospice has opened a brand-new charity shop in Hoyland. Situated on King Street, and officially opened by Barnsley Mayor Cllr Steve Green (see picture), becomes the hospice’s sixth charity shop in the Borough. The charity took over the former Cooplands Bakery in early September, and the last few weeks have been spent transforming the… Read more »




Hospice patient raises funds for new therapy equipment

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A Barnsley Hospice patient has thanked staff for her care by raising hundreds of pounds to fund new complementary therapy equipment. Alison Binnington, 44, held a raffle, bingo and a quiz at her father Arthur Highley’s 70th birthday party, raising £700 to buy a new massage chair, bolsters and heated couch covers. First Direct Banking… Read more »


Pet crematorium to open in Cannon Hall Park

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A pet crematorium will open at Cannon Hall in Barnsley next month. The crematorium at the side of Cannon Hall’s walled gardens, will provide individual cremations for pets in a secluded area of the park, which is hidden away from public view. The bespoke service is being delivered by Barnsley Council which owns and operates Cannon… Read more »


Seven Alhambra staff members clock up 110 years of service

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Long-serving security and cleaning staff have recently been recognised for their dedication and years’ of service working at the Alhambra Shopping Centre in Barnsley town centre. Seven members of staff were presented with long service awards clocking up 110 years’ worth of service between them. Staff who had worked at the Centre for ten years… Read more »


A further boost for Reds in five-goal Oakwell thriller

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Barnsley 3, Luton Town 2 (SkyBet League One) (By Keith Lodge) This was a victory which emphasised the fact that Barnsley now have a squad – as opposed to a team – capable of making an immediate return to the Championship. Three regular first team players were unavailable – goalkeeper Adam Davies and midfielder Kenny… Read more »


Barnsley woman’s ‘life-changing experience’

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‘LIFE CHANGING experience’ is how one woman described her time with the BPL health referral programme. Claire Finnerty, 43, from Salter Oak Croft, Barnsley, has lost one stone three pounds after taking part in the 12 week Barnsley Premier Leisure programme. Designed to kick start healthier lifestyles and help tackle low risk medical problems, like… Read more »