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


Half-term art workshops to celebrate Dearne Valley

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Dearne Valley artists are set to host a series of activities this half-term to help reconnect communities to the River Dearne. The free events are part of a wider project called ‘Art of the Dearne’, delivered by the Dearne Valley Landscape Partnership (DVLP) which works with communities to protect, preserve and enhance the area. Individuals… Read more »


Phoenix Dance Theatre comes to The Civic

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Phoenix Dance Theatre’s Mixed Programme 2017 brings the internationally acclaimed contemporary dance company to perform in the heart of Barnsley, showcasing three amazing works which promise to give audiences a gripping evening of beautiful storytelling through dance. Named ‘Best Premiere’ as part of the Critics’ Choice in this month’s Dance Europe Magazine, Calyx, is the… Read more »


Barnsley MP seeks better deal for Miners’ Pension Scheme

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Local MP Stephanie Peacock recently met the trustees of the Mineworkers’ Pension Scheme (MPS) to discuss amending the existing scheme arrangement. The meeting, which included other Labour MPs of coalfield communities and the NUM, was called in Parliament on October 18th to review the pension deal that has deprived ex-miners and their widows of billions… Read more »


Relaunched charity shop brings quality goods to Wombwell

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A Wombwell charity shop has seen sales soar since transforming its stock from clearance to quality. The High Street based Barnsley Hospice shop has relaunched with a new range of quality second hand clothing, accessories and homeware, bringing it in line with the charity’s six other retail outlets in Barnsley. The shop, which first opened… Read more »


Beehives, Bobs and Blow-dries in Civic debut

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The Civic in Barnsley is to debut a unique worldwide exhibition charting the history of hairdressing next spring. This first of a kind exhibition explores the cultural significance of hair fashion through the rise of the celebrity hairdresser, their hair styling techniques and the hair salon over the past 50 years. Through this unique collaboration… Read more »


Wasteful Reds made to rue missed chances

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Barnsley 0 Hull City 1 (SkyBet Championship) Barnsley head coach Paul Heckingbottom, watching helplessly in the solitary confinement of the West Stand as the result of a two-match touchline ban, was both upset and angry as his side went down to defeat in this less than compelling Yorkshire derby. “I said to the players that… Read more »


Toby Tyke promises to Bee Kind

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Barnsley FC Mascot Toby Tyke joined Active Response Security in their #Bee_Kind Campaign in support of Barnsley Council and South Yorkshire Police. A packed Event at Barnsley Town Hall encouraged everyone to sign a Promise Card to #Bee_Kind as part of Hate Crime Awareness Week. Dignitaries joined children from local Schools to support the Initiative…. Read more »


Security Company sponsors elite Football Academy

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A successful Football Academy, established in Hemsworth, has benefited from sponsorship provided by Active Response Security, based in Barnsley. Costa Unida UK offers elite coaching to youngsters between the ages of six and ten at a top of the range facility. Costa Unida has over ten years experience of delivering quality football packages in Marbella,… Read more »


Charities and community organisations given help moving into digital age

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Charities and community organisations across Barnsley can now move forward in the digital age, thanks to funding and support provided by Berneslai Homes Device Doctors. The Online and Technology Funding Pot, launched in July, has now been allocated to 11 charities across the borough, helping them in different ways, from funding, donating equipment and providing… Read more »


Barnsley MP elected to Science and Technology Select Committee

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Stephanie Peacock, the MP for Barnsley East, has been elected to the Science and Technology Select Committee in Parliament. The move was passed by a Parliamentary motion on Monday and the MP joins the cross-party Select Committee as a permanent member. The Science and Technology Select Committee’s main role is to ensure Government policy and… Read more »