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


New sanctuary for Dearne Valley wildlife

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Funding for two new nature reserves in Barnsley and two new part-time wardens are among the benefits for the Dearne Valley following the government’s announcement of more than £500,000 for the area. Barnsley Cuncil have revealed that over £560,000 of government funding will be invested in biodiversity improvement works in the valley to create a… Read more »


I Love Craft @ The Civic

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I Love Craft @ The Civic will be held on Saturday, March 10. It is a delicious and enterprising addition to the county craft scene. The event is organised by The Civic, to promote craft within Barnsley and South Yorkshire. It will feature a variety of different makers featuring textiles, ceramics, embroidery, jewellery, artwork and… Read more »


Riding for the Disabled Association need financial boost

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A horse-riding charity in Barnsley which runs lessons for disabled people is appealing for help after hitting funding difficulties. The Riding for the Disabled Association, situated just off Pontefract Road in Barnsley, is struggling to find money because of the increasing cost of feeding its 10 horses. The charity is on the old pit stacks… Read more »


Penistone mum raising money to buy 'memory boxes'

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A mother-of-two from Penistone is raising money to buy memory boxes for the parents of stillborn children. Community TV film producer Julie Roberts wants to buy 17 ‘butterfly boxes’ to be handed to families facing the shock of stillbirths at Barnsley Hospital. The boxes are aimed at helping grieving parents capture a few precious memories… Read more »


No Smoking Day on March 14

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Anyone wanting to quit smoking are being invited into Barnsley Hospital’s Stop Smoking Service office. The office is situated in the main outpatients reception and no appointment is necessary. This year’s No Smoking Day falls on Wednesday, March 14. Barnsley Hospital Stop Smoking Service has supported hundreds of patients, visitors and staff to successfully quit… Read more »



Barnsley Council issue warning over 'tattoo parties'

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Barnsley Council have issued a warning to the public over ‘tattoo parties’. Tattoos are increasingly popular and Regulatory Services Officers at Barnsley Council are keen to point out the dangers about getting one done at a ‘tattoo party’ held in people’s houses. Officers ar advising that having a tattoo is not something to be taken… Read more »


Fancy learning a new language?

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Anyone fancying learning a new language are being offered free taster classes. The classes, to learn Spanish or British Sign Language, are on offer from Barnsley Council’s Adult and Family Learning service. Spanish classes will be held on Wednesday afternoons, 1pm to 2.30pm, at Penistone Grammar School on March 7th, 14, 21 and 28, and… Read more »


Victoria Road to be closed for NUM memorial lecture

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Victoria Road in Barnsley will be closed from Hopwood Street to Huddersfield Road between 10.45am to 11am on Saturday, March 10. This is to allow the NUM Yorkshire area David Jones and Joe Green memorial lecture to take place. For more information please contact Phil Thompson, NUM, 01226 215555 or visit the NUM website.


Wentworth wins Yorkshire award

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‘Going Places’, a national publication that is issued to the group tour industry, has awarded Wentworth Castle Gardens it’s ‘Historical House Yorkshire 2012’ award. Nominations for the award were received for quality of an attraction based on service, politeness of staff, cleanliness and overall experience.