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


Find out how you can protect local woodlands

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Outdoor enthusiasts in the Dearne Valley are invited to attend a free conference to find out how they can help protect their local woodlands. The ‘Your Woods, Your Future’ conference hosted by the Dearne Valley Landscape Partnership (DVLP) will take place in The Ironworks at Elsecar Heritage Centre on Saturday 23 February from 10am to 5pm. During… Read more »


Harriers turn miles into money for Barnsley Hospice

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Runners from Barnsley Harriers have been turning miles into money to raise over £2,000 for Barnsley Hospice. The funds were generated through the running club’s four Silkstone Shuffle trail races in 2018, with profit from entry fees and income from bake sales at the events going towards the total. A sponsored ‘beer mile’, which saw… Read more »



MP launches Barnsley Hospice 25th anniversary year

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MP for Barnsley Central and Mayor of the Sheffield City Region, Dan Jarvis, has officially launched Barnsley Hospice’s 25thanniversary year with the planting of a tree in the grounds.  The MP was joined by the Mayor of Barnsley, Councillor Steve Green and Councillor Pauline Markham last Friday to mark the start of a year of celebrations… Read more »


Group seeking to make former Barnsley colliery a Main attraction

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A heritage group is encouraging people to visit Barnsley Main Colliery after making the site more accessible to visitors. Over the past two years Barnsley Main Heritage Group has received funding from the Dearne Valley Landscape Partnership (DVLP) to help them develop as a group and fund activities and improvements on site. Volunteers have dedicated hours to clearing the overgrowth at Barnsley… Read more »




Barnsley MP urges support for Holocaust Memorial Day

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Stephanie Peacock, MP for Barnsley East, signed the Holocaust Educational Trust’s Book of Commitment in Parliament this week. The local MP pledged her commitment to Holocaust Memorial Day, honouring those who were murdered during the Holocaust and paying tribute to the extraordinary Holocaust survivors who work tirelessly to educate young people today. Holocaust Memorial Day… Read more »


Jason Donovan to appear at The Civic

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Much loved pop star, Jason Donovan, will be appearing at The Civic later this year. After performing over 100 shows around the UK, with many upcoming performances sold out, Jason is delighted to announce he is adding a fourth and VERY FINAL leg of his Amazing Midlife Crisis tour. This is a tour with a twist. These intimate evenings will be a unique… Read more »


Barnsley East MP criticises TV license U-turn

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Thousands of elderly people in Barnsley are set to lose their TV licence in 2020, according to Barnsley East MP Stephanie Peacock. Despite the Conservative Government promising in their 2017 general election manifesto to protect free TV licences until 2022, over 4,000 people aged over 75 in Barnsley East alone look set to lose out…. Read more »