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



LIVE in Barnsley provides showcase for local musical talent

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Michael Dugher, MP for Barnsley East, and former Number One selling artist Feargal Sharkey, are calling on local musicians to showcase their talents at this year’s LIVE in Barnsley music festival. The popular festival is taking place  on Saturday 17th June, and applications to perform can now be made online at the LIVE in Barnsley website…. Read more »


Berneslai Homes supporting International Women’s Day

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Berneslai Homes are proud to support International Women’s Day and the ATHENA International Awards by sponsoring the successful nominees to attend this year’s Barnsley and Rotherham Chamber of Commerce IWD conference. The conference and awards ceremony, which will be held on 8 March from 4pm until 8.30pm at Tankersley Manor Hotel, have been organised by… Read more »


MP slams government funding cuts to local councils

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Michael Dugher MP, Barnsley East MP, has criticised the Government’s decision to further cut local government funding as new figures revealed Barnsley Metropolitan Borough Council will see its budget slashed by £9.3 million. The authority will see the funds it gets from central Government drastically reduced by nearly 27 per cent from £34.56 million this year to £25.26… Read more »


Put your stamp on Christmas 2017

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Michael Dugher, MP for Barnsley East, is encouraging local pupils to design a stamp for the Royal Mail’s Christmas 2017 stamp design competition. Centred on the theme ‘what does the Christmas season mean to you?’, the Royal Mail is giving pupils the chance to submit a design to be approved by the Queen and used… Read more »


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 »