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


Cannon Hall Museum celebrates 60th birthday in style

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Cannon Hall Museum is celebrating its 60th birthday in style by bringing some of Hollywood’s finest wedding dresses to Yorkshire. The ‘Tales of the Wedding Dress – from Homemade to World Stage’ exhibition features costume gowns worn by stars including Gwyneth Paltrow and Kiera Knightley, and coincides with the 60th anniversary of the museum – … Read more »


Berneslai Homes and NPS Barnsley highly commended for building schemes

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Staff at NPS Barnsley and Berneslai Homes receive their award at the LABC South Yorkshire and Humber Building Excellence Awards. Berneslai Homes and NPS Barnsley have recently been highly commended for two schemes at the Local Authority Building Control (LABC) South Yorkshire and Humber Building Excellence Awards. The first award was for ‘Best new Housing… Read more »



If you go down in the woods today…

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Visitors to Worsbrough Mill and Country Park will be able to step back in time next week and experience life as a Romany woodsman. A new living history exhibition to illustrate the Dearne Valley’s Romany heritage will take place there from Tuesday 23 May to Thursday 25 May. Ruff Around the Hedges, a woodland management… Read more »



Barnsley firm in joint Japanese business venture

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Two Yorkshire businesses have teamed up to launch a new brand of Japanese-style rice. SushiSushi, one of the UK’s biggest suppliers of Japanese and Asian food and equipment, and Eurostar Commodities Ltd, the leading supplier of the finest commodities and innovative ingredients, have launched Kuro sushi rice aimed specifically at the European catering market. This… Read more »


Author encourages Barnsley pupils to put pen to paper

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Schoolchildren across Barnsley have had the chance to be mentored by a professional short story writer to develop their creative writing. This week, author Nik Perring will present pupils from eight schools in the borough with their own anthology of poems, as part of a wider programme to encourage people of all ages to express… Read more »



Better Barnsley team get dirty for charity

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Henry Boot Construction is supporting local arts charity, The Civic, by taking on one of the UK’s toughest challenges. Its project team in Barnsley are in training to complete a 12km endurance run for charity on Saturday 24 June. The ‘Total Warrior’ challenge is one of the UK’s toughest and muddiest obstacle courses taking place… Read more »


Award-winning poets to perform at The Civic

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As Barnsley’s Ian McMillan announced at the 2015 South Yorkshire Poetry Festival, there is a poetry renaissance happening in South Yorkshire, and The Civic is inviting you to come along and be a part of it. The Festival is a series of poetry events in Sheffield and around South Yorkshire, with a varied programme of… Read more »