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


Reds are promoted after defeats for Portsmouth and Sunderland!

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Defeats for both Portsmouth and Sunderland tonight means that Barnsley have been promoted back to the Championship at the first attempt. They are level on points with Luton Town, who are also promoted; four points clear of Portsmouth and six ahead of Sunderland with only one game to play. The final fixtures on Saturday will… Read more »



Barnsley MP completes London marathon in aid of local charity

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Stephanie Peacock, MP for Barnsley East, completed the London Marathon in the capital on Sunday to raise money for local charity Barnsley Sexual Abuse and Rape Crisis Services (BSARCS). The Member of Parliament joined over 42,000 runners along the famous course, crossing the finish line of her first ever marathon in just over six hours… Read more »




Barnsley MP signs miners’ pension letter to Chancellor

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Stephanie Peacock, MP for Barnsley East, has signed and supported a letter to the Chancellor of the Exchequer which calls for a formal review of the Mineworkers’ Pension Scheme. The current arrangement sees the Government acting as guarantor for mineworker pension pay-outs, with surpluses made by the scheme split evenly between its members and the… Read more »



Davies rescues rocky Reds to keep automatic promotion hopes alive

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Barnsley 2, Shrewsbury Town 1 (SkyBet League One) (By Keith Lodge) Jacob Brown may have scored the vital winning goal, but it was Adam Davies who made it possible for Barnsley to pocket three more  precious points. The Reds’ goalkeeper played a pivotal captain’s role with four phenomenal one-on-one saves which kept his side’s automatic promotion… Read more »


Swim school makes a splash for Barnsley Hospice

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A Barnsley swimming academy has raised over £13,000 in just one month to support Barnsley Hospice. Throughout March, Deborah Yule Swim School held a sponsored swimathon, a weekly themed tombola, raffles and a cake sale, generating £13,052 for the hospice. Hundreds of children took part in the swimathon, completing laps that made up the equivalent… Read more »


Great women of the north featured in ‘Where there’s muck there’s bras’ at The Civic

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A comic and thought-provoking show about the real Northern Powerhouse, Northern Women – the sung and the unsung – is coming to Barnsley. This funny show uncovers the hidden history of the writers, scientists, sportswomen, politicians, protestors, musicians and other heroines who represent the grit, determination and spirit of the North’s women. Stand Up Poet Kate… Read more »