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



Top husband-and-wife folk duo coming to The Civic

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A duo who have long established themselves as one of the UK folk scene’s most enduring partnerships are to appear at The Civic later this month. Twice recent winners of the BBC 2 Radio Folk Award  for the Best Duo, Kathryn Roberts and Sean Lakeman have earned an enviable reputation as ‘songwriters par excellence’. Their… Read more »



Local MP gives backing to National Apprenticeship Week

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Stephanie Peacock, MP for Barnsley East, is supporting National Apprenticeship Week, which celebrates the value of apprenticeships, and encourages more people to choose them as the best start to their careers. The theme of this year’s National Apprenticeship Week (March 5-9) is ‘apprenticeships work’, and seeks to showcase the impact they can have on the… Read more »



Sadie steps down after a quarter of a century volunteering

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A volunteer who has dedicated a quarter of a century to Barnsley Hospice has retired from her role with the charity. Sadie Birkett, 86, has completed her last shift at the hospice shop on Eldon Street in Barnsley town centre. The pensioner, who lives nearby, began volunteering at the shop during its opening week in… Read more »



Watch out for the ‘river in the sky’ this weekend

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A new laser art installation will light up the sky above Barnsley this coming weeekend. The large-scale light installation by artist Patrick Murphy, named ‘Neon River,’ will be projected from Barnsley’s Digital Media Centre across the Dearne Valley on the evenings of Friday, Saturday and Sunday. It will take place from 5.30pm to midnight every… Read more »


Have the Reds’ survival hopes gone for a Burton?

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Barnsley 1, Burton Albion 2 (SkyBet Championship) Was this the night when Barnsley’s hopes of retaining their Championship status went for a Burton? Judging by their first half performance the answer would be a resounding yes; the result would suggest that it probably was; but the second half fight-back offered a far more hopeful response…. Read more »


New dance show about women’s rugby to premier in Barnsley

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A dramatic story of women’s rugby told through a mix of contemporary and Indian dance will be shown for the first time in Barnsley this March. Not afraid of a challenge, Yorkshire choreographer Balbir has created dance pieces for the ice rinks, swimming pools and works performed on bikes. Now he is embarking on a… Read more »