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


Yorkshire businesswoman to host free PR masterclass

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The director of a South Yorkshire public relations and media training agency is holding a free DIY PR masterclass. Kate Betts, a journalist turned-media consultant who launched Capital B Media in 2006, will offer expert advice in the workshop at Wakefield Business Conference on October 3. Kate said: “I will look at the many different… Read more »


Oaks Colliery disaster remembered with Black Snow at The Civic

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A prize-winning film about England’s biggest pit disaster and its impact on the community is to be accompanied by folk songs for a must-see, riveting and darkly humorous show, Black Snow with Jed Grimes, at The Civic. In 1866, the worst disaster in British mining history occurred at The Oaks Colliery, Barnsley. The  explosion on… Read more »



Local MP claims new injury compensation legislation will have ‘a devastating impact on working people in Barnsley’

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Stephanie Peacock, MP for Barnsley East, has challenged the Government on new legislation she claims will penalise people injured at work. The changes are made under the Government’s Civil Liabilities Bill and other associated changes which will amend the personal injury claims process. In the Bill, the Government will drastically cut the amount awarded in… Read more »


Reds get the Blues as Coventry hoodoo persists

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Coventry City 1, Barnsley 0 (SkyBet League One) Barnsley had failed to win a game at Coventry in 25 matches stretching over 95 years; they were up against a former manager; and their current man in charge was on the verge of recording the best start by an Oakwell boss – no defeats in eight… Read more »


Barnsley MP questions Government on Carillion apprentices

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Stephanie Peacock, Member of Parliament for Barnsley East, recently questioned the Government during Education Questions in the House of Commons. Stephanie’s question focused on the recent news that 341 former Carillion apprentices have been made redundant, and she urged the Government to take urgent action to ensure that all former Carillion apprentices are provided with… Read more »


Stephanie Peacock MP visits ‘Barnsley Brick Project’ exhibition

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Stephanie Peacock, Member of Parliament for Barnsley East, recently visited the Barnsley Brick Project exhibition at the Experience Barnsley museum. This exhibition chronicles the history of the Barnsley brick manufacturing industry, and the local brickworks which provided the bricks to construct many local buildings. The exhibition also contains a display of contemporary ‘art bricks’, which… Read more »


FareShare ‘Healthy Holidays’ campaign makes a huge difference says Barnsley MP

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Stephanie Peacock, Member of Parliament for Barnsley East, recently held a meeting with the FareShare charity to discuss their work with Barnsley Council on the ‘Healthy Holidays’ campaign. This campaign was launched after funding of £280,000 was granted to Feeding Britain by the Department for Education, with £30,000 provided for Barnsley. Working with local community… Read more »