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




Students raise dough for Barnsley Hospice

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Students at Netherwood Academy in Wombwell have been putting their baking skills to the test to raise money for Barnsley Hospice’s Big Barnsley Bake Off. The Year 11 pupils took part in the challenge as part of their GCSE hospitality studies and raised £202 for the charity. The Big Barnsley Bake Off, backed by TV… Read more »


Barnsley MP joins Orgreave ‘fight for truth and justice’

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Stephanie Peacock, MP for Barnsley East, spoke to members of the public at an event on Orgreave hosted by the Darfield Ward Labour Party and Barnsley East CLP. It brought together local Councillors, the Orgreave Trust and Justice Campaign, Trade Union representatives and the public, alongside the newly elected Barnsley MP. Actions that took place… Read more »



Jewellers donate £700 to Barnsley Hospice

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Staff at the Cheapside branch of national jewellers Beaverbrooks have shown their support to Barnsley Hospice with a donation of £700. The funding comes from the Beaverbrooks Charitable Trust, set up by the retailer to enable employees to support their local charities. The donation will help the Hospice provide specialist care for anyone in Barnsley… Read more »


TV star Sherrie swaps Benidorm for Barnsley

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Television star Sherrie Hewson will swap Benidorm for Barnsley when she takes centre stage at the Barnsley Hospice ‘Dining Divas’ fund-raiser next month. Sherrie (pictured) who plays hotel manager Joyce Temple-Savage in the popular comedy series, is also the longest-serving panellist on Loose Women. She will be the guest speaker at the event at the… Read more »


Bradshaw at the double in play-off final repeat

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Millwall 1, Barnsley 3 (SkyBet Championship) A repeat of their 2015-16 League One play-off final scoreline earned Barnsley their first away victory for five months – and even Millwall manager Neil Harris admitted that it was deserved. Reds’ head coach Paul Heckingbottom was not arguing with that, although he did, apparently, express his disagreement with… Read more »


Dearne Valley Landscape Partnership shortlisted for national award

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A South Yorkshire landscape partnership has been recognised nationally for its contribution to recording and safeguarding wildlife in the Dearne Valley. The Dearne Valley Landscape Partnership (DVLP), which works with communities to protect, preserve and enhance the area, has been shortlisted in the Lynne Farrell Group Award category for biological recording in the UK Biological… Read more »


Hospice appoints corporate fund-raiser to drive business support

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Barnsley Hospice has appointed a corporate fund-raiser to help generate support from the Barnsley business community. Simon Atkinson (pictured) who lives in Monk Bretton, has joined the charity following 14 years as senior sales executive at commercial radio station Dearne FM. His responsibilities include securing corporate sponsorship for the hospice’s events, devising and implementing fund-raising… Read more »