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


MP adds backing to Bowel Cancer UK awareness campaign

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Michael Dugher, MP for Barnsley East, is supporting Bowel Cancer UK’s campaign to urge more people to take part in bowel cancer screening and save lives, as part of Bowel Cancer Awareness Month in April. The nation’s second biggest cancer killer, bowel cancer causes more than 44 people to die every day in the UK…. Read more »



Funding boost for two local schools

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Pupils at two schools in Barnsley are being helped to achieve a nationally-recognised arts qualification thanks to funding from one of the area’s largest employers. The Arts Award, delivered by Barnsley Museums, has received £5,000 in funding from XPO Logistics, which operates a Barnsley warehouse on behalf of online fashion retailer ASOS. The learning team… Read more »


MP asks for support for local charity funding bid

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Michael Dugher, MP for Barnsley East, is encouraging support for local charity FareShare Yorkshire as it seeks to win funding and continue its work in the community. The Wombwell-based charity helps support the voluntary sector by re-distributing surplus food to over 300 community groups across Yorkshire. These groups then go on to help provide over… Read more »


It’s all Geek to me – not to mention Steampunk and Goth!

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The Spring Apothecarium is to return to The Civic on Saturday 15th April. On that day The Gallery at The Civic will celebrate all things steampunk, goth and geek with the reappearance of the popular alternative craft market, which will feature stalls from around the regions selling handmade crafts, photography, jewellery and cosmetics. The latest… Read more »


Dearne Valley Landscape Partnership to host national event at Elsecar Heritage Centre

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The Dearne Valley Landscape Partnership (DVLP) is hosting a national event at Elsecar Heritage Centre in Barnsley on 29th March. The one-day networking event will be the UK’s largest gathering of landscape partnerships to date. Landscape partnerships are a national programme funded by the Heritage Lottery Fund that put heritage and environmental conservation at the… Read more »


Police seek information about Stairfoot quad bikes assault

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Police officers investigating a reported assault in the Stairfoot area of Barnsley have released a CCTV image of people they would like to speak to. Police believe the people pictured could hold important information about the incident, which happened on Thursday 16 March in the McDonalds car park on Wombwell Lane. At about 6.20pm, a… Read more »



Commendation for Barnsley housing scheme

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An older people’s housing scheme in Barnsley has been commended in the Elderly Accommodation Counsel (EAC) Awards 2017. Churchfields Close is one of 79 Schemes to receive this award out of the almost 25,000 retirement housing schemes or developments nationwide. The awards, now in their 7th year, celebrate the best specialist housing for older people,… Read more »


MP backs fund-raising plea for Junior Olympics star

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Michael Dugher, Barnsley East MP, is backing local youngster Alex Oldale in his battle to raise the funds he needs to represent Great Britain in the Junior Olympics. Kirk Balk Community College pupil Alex, aged 12, from Hoyland, has been selected to represent GB at Inline Hockey in Los Angeles in July. But net minder… Read more »