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


Wheelers’ awards presented at 67th annual dinner

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Guest of honour at Birdwell Wheelers’ 67th annual dinner at the Edmunds Arms, Worsbrough, last Friday, was long-standing local time triallist Graham Barker. He was accompanied by his partner, Margaret Allen, a former member of the Wheelers, who is now with Graham at Rockingham CC. After a three-course meal club president Christine Minto introduced Graham… Read more »


Barnsley East MP joins Remembrance Day parade at Hoyland

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On Sunday MP for Barnsley East Stephanie Peacock attended the Remembrance Day event in Hoyland. The annual event commemorated those who have fallen serving their country. The MP joined the parade at the Kirk Balk cemetery gates, before moving to the Kirk Balk cenotaph. Following the parade and short service, Stephanie joined in with observing… Read more »


A side-splitting comedy line-up at The Civic

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Coming up is an opportunity to have a jolly good laugh at The Civic with Toby Foster’s Last Laugh Comedy Club and Justin Moorhouse. Loved by all, regular Barnsley visitor, comedian and Civic supporter, Toby is making a return with some of the best comedians from the UK and international circuit! One of the longest… Read more »


Barnsley artists nominated for international award

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Best Art Vinyl, an international award celebrating the best in record cover design opened their first exhibition in Barnsley at the weekend and also announced this year’s fifty nominees. Included in the list are two Barnsley artists – Kate Rusby with her first ever release on vinyl and Hannah Peel, whose album Mary Casio was… Read more »


Dearne Valley pupils to excavate remains of nearby castle

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Pupils in the Dearne Valley are being given the opportunity to excavate the remains of a historic castle situated outside their school. The archaeological excavation is part of a project organised by the Dearne Valley Landscape Partnership (DVLP) with funding from the Heritage Lottery Fund (HLF). It will investigate the original structure and use of… Read more »


Stephanie Peacock MP grills experts on industrial strategy for Barnsley

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Stephanie Peacock, the Member of Parliament for Barnsley East, recently quizzed a panel of experts on the industrial strategy for Barnsley. The move was part of her role on the Parliamentary Science and Technology Select Committee, which oversees Government policy and conduct on science, engineering and technology, who were undertaking a public evidence session with… Read more »


Stephanie Peacock backs Living Wage Campaign

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Stephanie Peacock, MP for Barnsley East, has pledged her support for the Living Wage Campaign. Living Wage Week, taking place between the 5th and 11th of November, shows backing for a real living wage that, contrary to the Government’s current national living wage, is actually based on what employees need to live on by taking… Read more »


Your chance to rant about world issues

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Two Yorkshire poets will host a workshop for people in Barnsley to rant about issues affecting the world today. The ‘All the King’s Horses’ event, with poets Matt Abbott and Ray Hearne (pictured) takes place on Saturday 18 November as part of Hear My Voice – a literary programme encouraging people to express themselves using… Read more »



Light up a Life this Christmas

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Barnsley Hospice is encouraging people to remember loved ones this December during its annual Light up a Life appeal. Two Christmas trees, at the hospice in Gawber and at St. Mary’s Church in the town centre, will shine with hundreds of lights from next month. Each one will be dedicated to someone special, in exchange… Read more »