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


Reasons to celebrate for Barnsley Museums and Heritage Trust

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Barnsley Museums & Heritage Trust is celebrating securing over £75,000 through funding and donations in 2017. The Trust received backing from a number of funding partners during the year. This enabled it to deliver programmes in Barnsley which ranged from poetry workshops for people with life-limiting illnesses, to supporting a series of workshops for primary… Read more »


New British film to be screened at The Civic

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Barnsley Civic is delighted to host an early screening of a very British new film, Last Laugh by John Godber. This black comedy / family drama follows a college lecturer, Martin Dawson, played by Nick Figgis, and his hope to escape from obscurity by having a screenplay made into a film. With iconic Yorkshire scenery… Read more »


Exciting month of shows coming up at The Civic

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The Civic in Barnsley continue to bring the best in contemporary art and theatre this New Year, starting with some new films, comedy and exhibitions in January. For example, there will be an early screening of Last Laugh by John Godber, a story that follows a college lecturer, Martin Dawson, played by Nick Figgis, and… Read more »


MP encourages energy switch to slash bills

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MP for Barnsley East Stephanie Peacock is encouraging households in the borough to take advantage of the Energy Switch Guarantee to save money on energy bills. New figures released from the Energy Switch Guarantee (ESG) reveal that 17 per cent of households in Barnsley East have switched electricity supplier and potentially saved hundreds of pounds… Read more »


Alhambra treat leaves Craig ‘over the moon’

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Since 15th November, a local shopping centre has been treating late night shoppers as part of their annual Random Acts of Kindness campaign. The Alhambra shopping centre in Barnsley has been paying for shoppers Christmas spending and has paid for £1,000 worth of festive goodies for Barnsley residents so far. Shopping has included products from… Read more »


Barnsley Football Club take-over completed

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Barnsley Football Club has issued the following statement. “The Cryne family have been in discussions regarding a potential takeover of Barnsley Football Club for the last few months with an investor consortium led by Chien Lee of NewCity Capital and Pacific Media Group, which is led by Paul Conway and Grace Hung. The best interests… Read more »


Cancer patient urges people to remember Hospice this Christmas

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A father with incurable cancer is calling on people to remember Barnsley Hospice this Christmas by supporting its Comfort and Care campaign. David Tattershall, 47, lives in Monk Bretton and was diagnosed with oesophageal cancer in March this year. He is backing the hospice’s appeal to raise £200,000 to refurbish its in-patient bedrooms, after he… Read more »


Reds kick-off Christmas with Hospice visit

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Players from Barnsley Football Club’s first team have kicked off Christmas with a visit to Barnsley Hospice. The entire squad, along with manager Paul Heckingbottom, dropped in yesterday to deliver presents, pose for photos and spread some festive cheer amongst patients and staff. It was defender Liam Lindsay’s first visit to the hospice and he… Read more »


£28 Hospice challenge for local businesses

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Barnsley Hospice is calling on South Yorkshire businesses to battle for first place in its New Year ‘Accumulator Challenge’. The charity is throwing down the gauntlet to 28 teams to turn £28 into as much money as possible during the 28 days of February. Participants will be encouraged to think creatively to multiply the money,… Read more »


Barnsley MP welcomes local brewery to Parliament

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MP for Barnsley East, Stephanie Peacock, welcomed Barnsley’s Acorm Brewery to Parliament this week. The local MP arranged for the brewery’s flagship ‘Barnsley Bitter’ to be served in the Parliamentary bar as the guest ale. Along with fellow Barnsley MP Dan Jarvis, Stephanie was joined by Acorn Brewery’s Managing Director Dave Hughes and Director of… Read more »