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


Barmy Barnsley teenager lands Young Leader accolade

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A Barnsley teenager was among the notable award winners at the Women in Business Athena International Women’s Day held at Tankersley Manor on Wednesday. Eve Lodge, the 19-year-old owner of bespoke bunting business Barmy, was unable to make the event due to Women’s Day commitments at The University of Hull, where she is studying marketing. However,… Read more »



Broadcasting legend coming to The Civic

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Broadcasting legend Danny Baker has announced that he will be going on tour for the first time ever in his illustrious and varied career when he presents ‘Cradle To The Stage’ at The Civic, Barnsley, on Friday 17 March. Says Danny: “The stage has always been my first love. Let me put that another way…. Read more »





LIVE in Barnsley provides showcase for local musical talent

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Michael Dugher, MP for Barnsley East, and former Number One selling artist Feargal Sharkey, are calling on local musicians to showcase their talents at this year’s LIVE in Barnsley music festival. The popular festival is taking place  on Saturday 17th June, and applications to perform can now be made online at the LIVE in Barnsley website…. Read more »


Berneslai Homes supporting International Women’s Day

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Berneslai Homes are proud to support International Women’s Day and the ATHENA International Awards by sponsoring the successful nominees to attend this year’s Barnsley and Rotherham Chamber of Commerce IWD conference. The conference and awards ceremony, which will be held on 8 March from 4pm until 8.30pm at Tankersley Manor Hotel, have been organised by… Read more »


MP slams government funding cuts to local councils

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Michael Dugher MP, Barnsley East MP, has criticised the Government’s decision to further cut local government funding as new figures revealed Barnsley Metropolitan Borough Council will see its budget slashed by £9.3 million. The authority will see the funds it gets from central Government drastically reduced by nearly 27 per cent from £34.56 million this year to £25.26… Read more »


Put your stamp on Christmas 2017

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Michael Dugher, MP for Barnsley East, is encouraging local pupils to design a stamp for the Royal Mail’s Christmas 2017 stamp design competition. Centred on the theme ‘what does the Christmas season mean to you?’, the Royal Mail is giving pupils the chance to submit a design to be approved by the Queen and used… Read more »