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



Royal Photographic Society medal winners to feature in exhibition at The Civic

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An unmissable eclectic exhibition celebrating photographers from across the globe opens at The Civic on Saturday, 22 April. Taking the form of a competition, with entries submitted from both amateur and professional photographers throughout the world, The Royal Photographic Society’s International Print Exhibition will run for six weeks, closing on Saturday, 3 June. Finalists and… Read more »


Stats why the Reds can’t wait for the season to end!

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Barnsley 0, Cardiff City 0 (SkyBet Championship) The end of the season cannot come soon enough for all concerned with Barnsley Football Club. Most of all, for head coach Paul Heckingbottom. He knows, as well as, if not better than, everyone else, what the problem is. The stats do paint a true picture on this… Read more »


Alhambra duo win customer excellence awards

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A local shopping centre in Barnsley is celebrating winning two Superstar Awards in the Revo Achieving Customer Excellence (ACE) Awards. Dave Hague, Customer Care Officer, and Greg Lindley, Cleaning Supervisor, from the Alhambra Shopping Centre, were two of only nine people who won the prestigious retail award from more than 400 participants. The Revo ACE… Read more »


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 »