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


Barnsley appoint new Chief Executive

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Barnsley Football Club have recruited a Frenchman as their new Chief Executive. He is Gauthier Ganaye, who is currently Director of Marketing and International Development with Racing Club de Lens, where he is also a member of the club’s Executive Committee. He has also served as General Secretary, with responsibility for all football administration and… Read more »


Eva Cassidy tribute show at The Civic

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For the first time in the UK, Dan Cassidy, brother of the late Eva Cassidy is to join a captivating tribute to the magic of Eva’s voice in ‘Essence of Eva’ at The Civic in Barnsley in June. Laura Claire presents this flawless memorability of the industries finest and never forgotten female singer. Essence of… Read more »


Hoyland woman scoops Alhambra’s bumper bundle competition prize

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‘Unbelievable’ was Claire Woodhall’s reaction when told she had won a huge prize bundle as part of the Alhambra Shopping Centre’s What’s It Worth? competition in conjunction with Dearne FM. From Friday 5th May until Sunday 21st May, a large glass display box, supplied by JSS Installations, was placed outside Primark in the Alhambra. The… Read more »


Cannon Hall Museum celebrates 60th birthday in style

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Cannon Hall Museum is celebrating its 60th birthday in style by bringing some of Hollywood’s finest wedding dresses to Yorkshire. The ‘Tales of the Wedding Dress – from Homemade to World Stage’ exhibition features costume gowns worn by stars including Gwyneth Paltrow and Kiera Knightley, and coincides with the 60th anniversary of the museum – … Read more »


Berneslai Homes and NPS Barnsley highly commended for building schemes

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Staff at NPS Barnsley and Berneslai Homes receive their award at the LABC South Yorkshire and Humber Building Excellence Awards. Berneslai Homes and NPS Barnsley have recently been highly commended for two schemes at the Local Authority Building Control (LABC) South Yorkshire and Humber Building Excellence Awards. The first award was for ‘Best new Housing… Read more »



If you go down in the woods today…

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Visitors to Worsbrough Mill and Country Park will be able to step back in time next week and experience life as a Romany woodsman. A new living history exhibition to illustrate the Dearne Valley’s Romany heritage will take place there from Tuesday 23 May to Thursday 25 May. Ruff Around the Hedges, a woodland management… Read more »



Barnsley firm in joint Japanese business venture

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Two Yorkshire businesses have teamed up to launch a new brand of Japanese-style rice. SushiSushi, one of the UK’s biggest suppliers of Japanese and Asian food and equipment, and Eurostar Commodities Ltd, the leading supplier of the finest commodities and innovative ingredients, have launched Kuro sushi rice aimed specifically at the European catering market. This… Read more »


Author encourages Barnsley pupils to put pen to paper

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Schoolchildren across Barnsley have had the chance to be mentored by a professional short story writer to develop their creative writing. This week, author Nik Perring will present pupils from eight schools in the borough with their own anthology of poems, as part of a wider programme to encourage people of all ages to express… Read more »