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


Pam bubbling over with thanks for Hospice care

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A South Yorkshire woman living with cancer is taking part in the Barnsley Hospice Bubble Rush to say thank you for the care and support she receives from the charity. Pam Parkin, 55, of Royston, has secondary breast cancer in the liver and attends the hospice’s Limes Day Therapy Unit. On 22 July, she will… Read more »


MP backs Afternoon Tea fund-raising campaign

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Stephanie Peacock, MP for Barnsley East, met with leading charity Breast Cancer Care recently to support the launch of Afternoon Tea, the charity’s annual summer fund-raising campaign. Following the Parliamentary meeting on 15th May, Stephanie is encouraging her constituents to join in to support those affected by breast cancer. The event raised awareness of Afternoon… Read more »


Crowdfunder raises £4k for Cannon Hall play trail

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A crowdfunding campaign to build a nature play trail at Cannon Hall Park and Gardens has raised over £4,000. The money will fund a tree sculpture to mark the entrance of a new nature play trail in the grounds of the hall in Cawthorne. The campaign by Barnsley Museums & Heritage Trust, in partnership with… Read more »


‘Feel Good’ sessions helping Hospice patients

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‘Feel Good’ therapy sessions, including singing, crafts, poetry and make-up lessons, are helping patients at Barnsley Hospice live well with terminal illness. The weekly drop-in activities, held at the on-site Limes Day Therapy Unit, have been running since January and will continue until the end of the year. They are open every Tuesday and Wednesday… Read more »


Barnsley bakers encouraged to raise dough for Hospice

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South Yorkshire cake enthusiasts are being encouraged to ‘rise’ to the challenge of the Big Barnsley Bake Off 2018. The competition, organised by Barnsley Hospice to raise money for patient care, takes place throughout June and July. This is the third year that individuals, schools, businesses and community groups have been invited to host their… Read more »


Girl Power at Berneslai Homes!

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Berneslai Homes recently held a well-attended ‘Girl Power’ event to encourage females to apply for trade apprenticeships in gas plumbing, electrical, joinery and plastering. There were stalls for each of the trades, giving attendees the chance to find out more about what was on offer. More and Better Jobs Task Force and Barnsley College were… Read more »



Enjoy ‘The Beautiful Game’ at Barnsley Civic

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A special show about Football is kicking off at The Civic, featuring contributions from Barnsley football fans. Over the past few months, Next door dance have been collecting stories, images and other content from Barnsley residents for a show all about Football. This month they will put it all together in The Beautiful Game, a… Read more »



Rise in foodbank use ‘a national disgrace’ says Barnsley MP

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Barnsley East MP Stephanie Peacock has labelled recently released figures that show a substantial rise in foodbank use over the last year a ‘national disgrace’. Statistics revealed by the Trussell Trust – the UK’s largest foodbank provider – show across the UK there was a 13 per cent rise in the number of emergency food… Read more »