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


Barnsley East Labour Party to hold event on modern slavery

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Barnsley East Labour Party Women’s Forum are to hold an event in March on tackling modern slavery here in the UK. It is estimated that there are currently 14,000-16,000 people living in modern slavery in the UK, and the event will discuss the nature of this practice, and ways it can be identified and tackled…. Read more »


MP reveals ‘not a single penny’ allocated to Barnsley for tackling violence against women

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Not a single penny from a Government funding package for tackling violence against women and girls has been allocated to Barnsley or South Yorkshire, Barnsley East’s MP Stephanie Peacock has revealed. The Government’s ‘Violence Against Women and Girls Service Transformation Fund’ was established to provide £17m between 2017 and 2020 towards schemes addressing this issue…. Read more »


Davies to the rescue as Reds make it 14 games without defeat

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Portsmouth 0, Barnsley 0 (SkyBet League One) Goalkeeper Adam Davies was Barnsley’s saviour as the Reds’ bid to strengthen their second automatic promotion place took a knock with a second successive goalless draw. Having been stymied by Burton Albion’s defensive discipline at Oakwell four days earlier, Daniel Stendel’s side again looked laboured as they struggled… Read more »


New Hospice charity shop opens in Cudworth

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Barnsley Hospice has opened a brand-new charity shop in Cudworth. The store on Barnsley Road (pictured)was officially opened by chief executive Julie Ferry on Wednesday 20 February. It becomes the hospice’s seventh charity shop in Barnsley. The charity took over the former Barnsley Animal Rescue Charity shop in January, and the last few weeks have… Read more »


The newest fitness space in Barnsley

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We all know that going to the gym maybe a daunting challenge at the start… But staff at Fitness Flex, Barnsley, are working together to create a social space to suit everyone’s abilities and needs. The gym space at the Barnsley Metrodome, has now been made even more appealing, after the £700,000 refurbishment. And BPL… Read more »


Barnsley schools support staff down a quarter, reveals local MP

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One in every four support staff in Barnsley’s secondary schools has been lost since 2011, Barnsley East MP Stephanie Peacock has revealed. The figures were admitted to the local MP by an Education Minister in response to a written parliamentary question. According to the Government, the number of teaching assistants in secondary schools across Barnsley… Read more »


Frustrating night for Reds – but a memorable one for Steve!

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Barnsley 0, Burton Albion 0 (SkyBet League One) (By Keith Lodge) On a night of total frustration the only consolation for Barnsley in this re-arranged encounter was the extension of their unbeaten run which now stretches to 13 matches. But the football was of secondary concern on a night when 61-year-old Oakwell volunteer Steve Croft,… Read more »


Woodrow brace takes Reds five points clear in second place

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Barnsley 2, Wycombe Wanderers 1 (SkyBet League One) (By Keith Lodge) A sending-off, five bookings, two penalties, 12 minutes of second half stoppage time and three goals! No-one could complain about lack of incident or talking points in a game which saw Barnsley stretch their unbeaten League run to 12 matches and strengthen their second-from-top… Read more »


Barnsley businesses invited to sponsor major Hospice fundraiser

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Barnsley Hospice is inviting local businesses to sponsor its biggest fundraising event of 2019. The Bubble Rush takes place at Locke Park on Sunday 21 July and opportunities are now available for Barnsley businesses to support the event in return for branding and promotion. Over 1500 people signed up for the 5km fun run last… Read more »


MP visits Greenfield Primary School

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Stephanie Peacock, Member of Parliament for Barnsley East, recently visited Greenfield Primary School in Hoyland. During her visit, Stephanie met with the head teacher, Andrew Ralph, had a tour of the school and chatted to a Year class. She reflected: “It was great to visit Greenfield Primary School. It was a pleasure to meet such… Read more »