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



Better Barnsley team get dirty for charity

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Henry Boot Construction is supporting local arts charity, The Civic, by taking on one of the UK’s toughest challenges. Its project team in Barnsley are in training to complete a 12km endurance run for charity on Saturday 24 June. The ‘Total Warrior’ challenge is one of the UK’s toughest and muddiest obstacle courses taking place… Read more »


Award-winning poets to perform at The Civic

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As Barnsley’s Ian McMillan announced at the 2015 South Yorkshire Poetry Festival, there is a poetry renaissance happening in South Yorkshire, and The Civic is inviting you to come along and be a part of it. The Festival is a series of poetry events in Sheffield and around South Yorkshire, with a varied programme of… Read more »


Barnsley to host digital transformation event for manufacturers

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Manufacturing and digital businesses are bring invited to a free event in Barnsley that will include guest speakers from Coca-Cola and Siemens. Connected Manufacturing is the first in a series across Yorkshire designed to show how digital technology can help improve efficiency and productivity in manufacturing. The event will take place at Barnsley’s Digital Media… Read more »


A ‘dream come true’ for Barnsley-born poet

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Performing in her hometown will be a dream come true for Barnsley-born poet Joy Winkler when she brings her beautifully funny play, ‘Lightning Under Their Skirts’ to The Civic on Thursday, 25 May. Set in 1960s Barnsley the show is inspired by family memories of the Saturday night dances at Old Barnsley Baths and has… Read more »





Big prizes to be won at the Alhambra Centre

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A Barnsley shopping centre  is giving customers the chance to win big this May as they launch the ‘What’s it Worth?’ campaign. From the 5th – 21st May, a large glass display box will be constructed outside Primark in the Alhambra Shopping Centre and will be filled with retailer products, including a Nintendo 2DS, mobile… Read more »


‘Smiles better’ pledge from schoolchildren

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Healthwatch Barnsley have worked with 188 young people at five local primary schools on the ‘I pledge project’ to promote dental hygiene. This is a project that Healthwatch Barnsley’s Children and Young People’s Engagement Worker, Jade Bligh, has worked on in partnership with Public Health and the Oral Health Advisory Group. As part of the… Read more »