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


Brassed off spin-off at The Civic

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Moved By Art Brass Remade, an exciting multi-disciplinary arts project, comes to The Civic in March. Following on from the success of previous Moved By Art projects, Moved By Art Brass ReMade enthuses and engages artists, young people, the local and wider community in appreciation, exploration, collaboration and creation of high quality mixed genre brass-related… Read more »


MP backs MS Society’s ‘Enough’ campaign

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Michael Dugher, Barnsley East MP, is backing a new campaign for “employment that works” for people with Multiple Sclerosis (MS). His support for the MS Society’s “Enough” campaign comes after the Government recently launched a consultation on disability, health and work. The MS Society says: “Having MS is enough”. It is fighting to get more… Read more »


Civic to host prestigious photographic exhibition

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The Civic is to stage The Royal Photographic Society International Print Exhibition.  The IPE finalists and medal winners, from entries submitted from both amateur and professional photographers throughout the world, were selected by a panel made up of social documentary photographer Dougie Wallace, Brighton Biennial Photo Festival director, Celia Davies, Director of Glasgow’s Street Level… Read more »


Gallery @The Civic celebrates all things Steampunk, Goth and Geek

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The Civic, Barnsley, are delighted to announce that on Saturday 15th April, the Spring Apothecarium will take place once again. The Gallery@ The Civic celebrates all things steampunk, goth and geek with the return of the popular alternative craft market, which will feature stalls from around the regions selling handmade crafts, photography, jewellery and cosmetics…. Read more »


Time Government got to grips with schools’ crisis says Barnsley MP

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Michael Dugher, Barnsley East MP, is calling on ministers to invest more in education after shock figures revealed one in five local youngsters are failing to reach speech and language standards. The Save the Children charity released new figures that showed 22% of five-year-olds in Mr Dugher’s constituency did not reach the expected level of… Read more »





Howzat for a lifetime experience!

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The life, times and achievements of one of Barnsley’s most famous sons, Harold Dennis ‘Dickie’ Bird, are to be celebrated at a special exhibition at Experience Barnsley. From the son of a Barnsley miner to the world’s most famous cricket umpire, Dickie has had an extraordinary life, from playing cricket for Yorkshire and Leicestershire to… Read more »


Sixteen arrested in day of action by Barnsley police.

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Sixteen people were arrested in a day of action by police and partner agencies in Barnsley. As part of the force-wide Operation Duxford initiative, officers and PCSOs worked alongside partner agencies to tackle crime, engage with people and protect vulnerable people in a dedicated operation to focus the spotlight on Barnsley. Activity was focussed around… Read more »