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


Double delight for Reds as promotion rivals drop precious points

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Barnsley 2, Accrington Stanley 0 (SkyBet League One) (By Keith Lodge) Results elsewhere doubled Barnsley’s delight at a hard-fought victory over a stubborn Accrington Stanley at Oakwell. As the Reds consolidated their second automatic promotion spot by extending their unbeaten run to 16 matches, leaders Luton and third-placed Sunderland both dropped points in drawn games at… Read more »


Community cinema celebrating 50th anniversary of Kes

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A pop-up community cinema in Barnsley is celebrating the 50th anniversary of the iconic film Kes with a special screening next week. WE Great Place,  the organisation behind the revival of the Futurist cinema at Milton Hall, Elsecar,  has joined forces with the Dearne Valley Landscape Partnership (DVLP) to celebrate the milestone, both of the publication of the novel, A Kestrel for a… Read more »


Mary Portas In Conversation at The Civic – don’t miss it!

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Mary Portas, retail guru, business woman and ‘Queen of Shops, is coming to Barnsley to discuss her life, her career – and her new book, Work Like a Woman. The star of Mary’s Bottom Line, Mary’s Silver Service, Mary Portas Secret Shopper and What Britain Buys will appear at The Civic in May. Drawing on decades of business experience, Mary Portas in Conversation is packed with… Read more »


Volunteers needed to help maintain Dearne Valley’s verges

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A landscape partnership is offering free training for people interested in maintaining road verges in the Dearne Valley. The Dearne Valley Landscape Partnership (DVLP) is working with Baker Consultants to offer practical conservation training in wildflower sowing and verge management. A series of conservation training days are being funded by the DVLP and will take… Read more »


‘One of the best’ for ten-man Reds

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Southend United 0, Barnsley 3 (SkyBet League One) Barnsley produced what head coach Daniel Stendel described as ‘one of their best performances of the season’  to emphasise their promotion credentials with a particularly praiseworthy victory at Roots Hall which extended their unbeaten league run to 15 matches. What separated this particular success from others during a captivating… Read more »


Hospice help for people with lymphoedema

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People living with the medical condition lymphoedema are benefiting from a special service provided by Barnsley Hospice. The lymphoedema self-management and support service helps treat symptoms and provides an opportunity for patients to meet others in a similar situation. The hospice is promoting its services to coincide with the national Lymphoedema Awareness Week which takes… Read more »


Barnsley East Labour Party to hold event on modern slavery

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Barnsley East Labour Party Women’s Forum are to hold an event in March on tackling modern slavery here in the UK. It is estimated that there are currently 14,000-16,000 people living in modern slavery in the UK, and the event will discuss the nature of this practice, and ways it can be identified and tackled…. Read more »


MP reveals ‘not a single penny’ allocated to Barnsley for tackling violence against women

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Not a single penny from a Government funding package for tackling violence against women and girls has been allocated to Barnsley or South Yorkshire, Barnsley East’s MP Stephanie Peacock has revealed. The Government’s ‘Violence Against Women and Girls Service Transformation Fund’ was established to provide £17m between 2017 and 2020 towards schemes addressing this issue…. Read more »


Davies to the rescue as Reds make it 14 games without defeat

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Portsmouth 0, Barnsley 0 (SkyBet League One) Goalkeeper Adam Davies was Barnsley’s saviour as the Reds’ bid to strengthen their second automatic promotion place took a knock with a second successive goalless draw. Having been stymied by Burton Albion’s defensive discipline at Oakwell four days earlier, Daniel Stendel’s side again looked laboured as they struggled… Read more »


New Hospice charity shop opens in Cudworth

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Barnsley Hospice has opened a brand-new charity shop in Cudworth. The store on Barnsley Road (pictured)was officially opened by chief executive Julie Ferry on Wednesday 20 February. It becomes the hospice’s seventh charity shop in Barnsley. The charity took over the former Barnsley Animal Rescue Charity shop in January, and the last few weeks have… Read more »