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


Barnsley Hospice seeking trustees

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Barnsley Hospice is searching for motivated and passionate people to join its team of Trustees. The hospice has been providing care for people in Barnsley with life limiting illnesses, and their families, since 1994 and is looking for four people to strengthen its Board. Chief Executive Julie Ferry (pictured) said: “Specialist skills and knowledge are… Read more »


Countdown begins to Hospice midnight ‘onesie’ walk

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With just one month to go, Barnsley Hospice is counting down to one of its biggest fund-raising events of the year. As the clock strikes 12 on Saturday 23rd September, women from across South Yorkshire will take their pyjamas to the pavements for ‘One Night in a Onesie’, the charity’s eleventh sponsored midnight walk. Hundreds… Read more »



Local artists combine in ‘Art of the Dearne’ awareness scheme

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Local artists are to help reconnect people to the River Dearne in the Dearne Valley. The Dearne Valley Landscape Partnership (DVLP) has commissioned three artists and an artist partnership to create a series of artworks as part of their ‘Art of the Dearne’ project. The artists’ work, started this month and due to be completed… Read more »



A Sharp reminder for sleepy Reds

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Sheffield United 1, Barnsley 0 (SkyBet Championship) The only disappointment for Sheffield United manager Chris Wilder was that his side did not put their South Yorkshire rivals to bed. The reaction of Barnsley head coach Paul Heckingbottom (pictured) suggested that he thought his side were already there! Said Wilder: “We played well. After the last… Read more »


Family fun at The O Zone

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Berneslai Homes’ Family Intervention Service (FIS) organised a ‘Family Fun Day’ on Wednesda, along with Barnsley Council’s Targeted Youth Support at The O Zone, Barnsley Football Club. Families with children aged up to 18 years who have engaged and made positive, sustainable changes with the FIS were invited along to the event, which was a… Read more »


New and exciting art at The Civic

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The Civic, Barnsley plays host to creative companies in the North as they develop new and exciting pieces of art through CARP (Civic Artist Residency Programme.) CARP is an opportunity for artists to work in a supportive creative environment as they play, explore and take risks while they develop their work. For 2017 The Civic… Read more »


Alhambra car park renovation completed

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The Alhambra Shopping Centre in Barnsley has successfully completed a full car park renovation, complementing the centre’s vibrant retail offer and providing a safe and clean environment to park. The centre owners, clients of CAPREON, have invested a huge £340,000 in the total revamp of the car parking facility which includes concrete repairs, relining of… Read more »


Civic supporting local theatre company in musical production

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The Civic are supporting a Barnsley theatre company in reshaping their production of local musical No Horizon, in the hope of taking the story of a remarkable Thurlstone Scientist from the 17th century on a national tour. No Horizon is inspired by the inspirational, forgotten, true story of South Yorkshire’s blind genius, Nicholas Saunderson. Born… Read more »