NewsGeneral News

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



Stephanie Peacock out and about in her local constituency

 |  No Comments

Stephanie Peacock, MP for Barnsley East, has been very busy recently visiting organisations in her constituency. First stop was the Dorothy Hyman Sports Centre, as part of the FA’s ‘Football Footprint’ campaign, which aims to celebrate and showcase investment in grassroots football here in Barnsley and right across England, including investment in three new grass pitches… Read more »


Have Reds’ automatic promotion hopes gone for a Burton?

 |  No Comments

Burton Albion 3, Barnsley 1 (SkyBet League One) Was this the day that Barnsley’s hopes of an automatic promotion spot went for a Burton? It could well be. While the Reds were suffering their first defeat in 21 matches, their second spot rivals Sunderland and Portsmouth were both winning away and the former are now… Read more »


Barnsley-born artist returns to town with his unique teapot exhibition

 |  No Comments

A new exhibition is currently being installed at The Civic, by Barnsley- born artist Peter Meanley. An exhibition of elaborate handmade teapots is to open at The Civic this week. Peter Meanley: A Selected Retrospective featuring 45 unique pots including sculptures of The Queen (plus corgi), and a selection of abstract creations in unusual shapes and sizes. Peter is a… Read more »


Barnsley MP reveals benefits decision delays

 |  No Comments

Stephanie Peacock, MP for Barnsley East, has revealed Government figures that show a 40 per cent increase in time taken to consider benefit decision appeals in Barnsley. The statistics show that mandatory reconsideration of Personal Independence Payment (PIP) decisions increased on average by 13 days for the last 12 months in which figures are available…. Read more »


‘Hot Rod’ still going strong at the age of 74

 |  No Comments

Gold medal winner Rod Scholes still runs the track at Dorothy Hyman Sports Centre in Cudworth once a week to ensure he stays in peak physical condition, despite the fact he is now 74 years old. Ardsley-based Rod (affectionately named Hot Rod by sports centre staff due to his speed and stamina) began running aged 35. In the 30 years since then he… Read more »


Conference seeking to improve access for disabled

 |  No Comments

A tourism conference will take place in the Dearne Valley next month to discuss the opportunities for improving access for disabled people. The one-day ‘Dearne Valley Access Exchange’ conference will bring experts together from the tourism industry across the UK to discuss the opportunities for enhanced accessibility in the area. The free event on Thursday… Read more »


Barnsley MP slams Government’s poverty pay loophole

 |  No Comments

Stephanie Peacock, MP for Barnsley East, has slammed Government Ministers after revealing that they have quietly delayed closing a loophole that allows bosses to keep workers on insecure contracts and poverty pay.  The latest admission, in answer to a parliamentary question from the Labour MP, contradicts a previous assurance given in the Commons earlier this month by Business… Read more »


Tankersley Manor rise to the Hospice challenge

 |  No Comments

Barnsley Hospice has raised over £10,000 from its annual ‘Accumulator Challenge’, with Tankersley Manor Hotel crowned this year’s winners. The charity set The Apprentice-style challenge to organisations across the area to turn £28 into as much money as possible during the 28 days of February. The team from Tankersley took first prize after raising £1,858. Fundraising… Read more »


Determined Doncaster deny Reds in derby deadlock double

 |  No Comments

Doncaster Rovers 0, Barnsley 0 (SkyBet League One) Two points dropped, or one gained? That was the question on the lips of the three and a half thousand Barnsley fans who made the short trip to the Keepmoat Stadium after the second goalless draw of the season between these two promotion-chasing local rivals. In the circumstances the… Read more »