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


Police in search after Birdwell robbery

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Police are searching for suspects in Birdwell after reports of a robbery at the Shell Garage on Sheffield Road this morning. The police helicopter, a number of police cars and officers on foot patrol have been in the vicinity since the robbery, which is thought to have taken place at 10.30am. It is believed that… Read more »


'Flour Power' receives monetary boost

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Barnsley Council’s Arts and Museums Service has received £48,500 from the Heritage Lottery Fund (HLF) for an exciting project, ‘Flour Power’ at Worsbrough Mill Museum and Country Park. Led by the dedicated site team and volunteers from the local community, the project will focus on telling the stories of the special place and getting more… Read more »


Hassell and pro footballers back 'Extra-Time' cancer campaign

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Barnsley defender Bobby Hassell is among professional footballers at local clubs who are backing an appeal by a leading cancer charity to help thousands of families affected by the diesease to spend more precious time together. The ‘Extra Time’ campaign is being launched to celebrate leap day (February 29th) by Weston Park Hospital Cancer Charity,… Read more »



Charity get-together with public dignitaries

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The Mayoress of Penistone, Councillor Lynette Webber, and her guest the Mayor of Barnsley, Cllr Karen Dyson, are offering the public the opportunity of an afternoon get-together in St John’s Church, featuring a glass of bubbly on arrival, a light lunch and prize raffle. Tickets are £10 per person and all proceeds go towards the… Read more »


Stocksbridge Scout Group celebrate centenary

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Not even the heavy rain could put Stocksbridge Scout Group off celebrating their centenary. The rather damp scouts, cubs and beavers all converged on the parade in the centre of Stocksbridge, where they were welcomed by Andy Moore (South Yorkshire County Commissioner), the Stocksbridge mayor, Angela Smith MP and local District Commissioner Steve Clayton and… Read more »



Barnsley Hospital an 'Investor in People' – for 16th year running

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Barnsley Hospital is celebrating being accredited as an ‘Investor in People’ for 16 years in a row. ‘Investors in People’ recognises organisations for developing and improving its performance through the staff who work there. An independent assessment, conducted through interviews with staff in December 2011 concluded that staff who worked for Barnsley Hospital are dedicated… Read more »


Barnsley College opens low carbon centre

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Barnsley College has opened a new £4.5 million Think Low Carbon Centre at its Honeywell site. The new facility incorporates a host of eco-friendly elements, including installation of solar panels and a green roof clad in wild flowers. The building has been triple glazed and comprises a biomass boiler powered by wood pellet. Installation of… Read more »


Children set fire to bedroom carpet

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Firefighters are urging parents to store matches away from children after some youngsters set fire to a bedroom carpet in Barnsley last night. Crews were called to an address on James Street, Worsbrough Dale, just before 9pm on Monday night. Fortunately when they arrived the fire was out and the only damage was a small… Read more »