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


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.


Police seek witnesses after biker suffers broken kneecap

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Police have appealed for information after a motorcyclist was seriously injured in Hoyle Mill last Friday. Witnesses are being sought after a 37-year-old man from Kinsley, West Yorkshire, came off his motorbike at about 12.20pm. The black Skyjet 125cc motorcycle was travelling on the Pontefract Road from Barnsley town centre towards Cudworth. Police say the… Read more »



Dodworth Road will close for four nights

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TheA628 Dodworth Road in Barnsley will be closed to traffic for four nights for the completion of roadworks linked to the new Horizon Community College. It will be closed from Town End roundabout to Pogmoor Road between 8pm and 6am from Monday, March 19, to Thursday, March 22, but will be open as normal at… Read more »




Berneslai Homes set to support tenants in receiving formal qualifications

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Berneslai Homes has just become an accredited centre to deliver tenant qualifications for the Chartered Institute of Housing (CIH), the UK’s professional body for housing. The qualifications are part of the CIH’s Active Learning for Residents and are aimed at recognising residents contribution to their neighbourhoods and their housing organisation. Berneslai Homes is currently offering… Read more »