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


Shoppers win big at The Alhambra

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Since 15th November, a local shopping centre has been treating late night shoppers as part of their annual Random Acts of Kindness campaign. The Alhambra shopping centre in Barnsley has paid for £1,000 worth of festive goodies for Barnsley residents so far, including products from the Perfume Shop;  a games console from GAME,; Primark and… Read more »


Make a Will and support Barnsley Hospice

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Barnsley Hospice is encouraging people to act on their New Year resolutions by making a Will during a special fund-raising initiative. The charity’s annual ‘Make a Will Month’ will see local solicitors waive their fees during February in exchange for a donation towards patient care. Law firms including Bury & Walkers and Elmhirst Parker in… Read more »


Sing-a-Long to Beauty and the Beast at The Civic

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Singalonga Productions are offering an invitation to “Be our Guest” at Sing-a-Long-a Beauty and the Beast at The Civic this month as they celebrate the brand new adaptation of Disney’s iconic fairy tale with on-screen lyrics so everyone can join in! “I never had so much fun in my life!” Estrella Perez, London. This is your… Read more »


Passionate new cabaret celebrates love in Barnsley

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Premiering at The Civic in in February, the romantic all-singing, all-dancing extravaganza The Little Love Cabaret is the perfect show for Valentine’s Day. Brought to you by SpiltMilk Dance and packed with passion, it is a scrapbook of real-life love stories collected from contributors aged 2-92 across the country Ultimate heart throbs, full-on obsessions, grand… Read more »




Reds accentuate the positives, but an outsize negative remains

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Barnsley 0, Preston North End 0 (SkyBet Championship) This being the season of good cheer it is appropriate to dwell initially on the positives in Barnsley’s Boxing Day performance. And there were quite a few. For example, it might have been only a draw when victories are required, especially at home, but it was against… Read more »


Local MP heads out on police patrol

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Stephanie Peacock, MP for Barnsley East, recently spent time on patrol in Barnsley with PCSOs from South Yorkshire Police. She accompanied the officers on a routine patrol around Grimethorpe, seeing first-hand the role they play in keeping communities safe. Chief Superintendent of South Yorkshire Police Scott Green also joined Stephanie, who took the opportunity to… Read more »