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


Financial planners raise wealth of funds for Barnsley Hospice

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Dodworth-based financial planners Lifetime have generated a ‘wealth’ of funds for Barnsley Hospice through their continued support of the charity. The firm has raised £18,422 since 2010, with the majority coming from its successful referral scheme. The total has also been boosted through sponsorship of the charity’s mascot, Oscar, and of the annual Barnsley Hospice… Read more »


A striking story as Reds’ derby triumph boosts survival hopes

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Barnsley 3, Sheffield United 2 (SkyBet Championship) In an intriguing tale of three strikers Barnsley not only earned the pride that comes with a South Yorkshire derby victory, but also, more importantly, clinched three precious points in their fight for Championship survival. The triumphant triumvirate of Tom Bradshaw, Kieffer Moore and Oli McBurnie combined with… Read more »


World’s longest-running photographic exhibition returns to The Civic

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The Royal Photographic Society’s international photography exhibition is to return to The Civic this month, accompanied by a special artist talk by Carolyn Mendelsohn. The world’s longest running photographic exhibition, now in its 160th year, features a huge range of photographic techniques, styles and subjects, including intimate portraits, haunting abstracts, strangely quiet landscapes, cars, sheep,… Read more »


Government responds to Barnsley MP’s protection plea

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The Government have recognised calls, including those by Barnsley East MP Stephanie Peacock, to offer increased protection for victims of terrorism. The local MP has previously called for the closure of an insurance loophole that has prevented businesses affected by terrorism from receiving compensation for economic disruption. As the law stands, only victims with property… Read more »


Victory for Victoria in Barnsley businesses fund-raising challenge

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Businesses in Barnsley battled for first place in the Barnsley Hospice ‘Accumulator Challenge’, with the town’s Victoria Medical Centre crowned 2018 winners. The charity set The Apprentice-style task to organisations across the area to turn £28 into as much money as possible during the 28 days of February. The team from the GP surgery, based… Read more »



MPs praise for Barnsley College

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Stephanie Peacock, MP for Barnsley East, and Kevin Brennan, MP for Cardiff West and a Shadow Minister in Labour’s Shadow Digital, Culture, Media and Sport team, recently visited Barnsley College, where they were able to see the different facilities offered to students and the local community. They were also interviewed by Media students for the… Read more »



Barnsley Hospice gears up for Tour de Yorkshire

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Barnsley Hospice is gearing up for the Tour de Yorkshire by encouraging people to ‘pedal for patients’ in the run-up to the event. A stationary bike will be placed in the reception of the hospice in Gawber from Monday 30 April – Friday 4 May, and staff are appealing for supporters and businesses to sign… Read more »


Stephanie Peacock slams unequal lottery funding as Barnsley loses out

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Yorkshire MP Stephanie Peacock challenged Ministers over the distribution of National Lottery funding in the Commons today, revealing that the West Suffolk constituency of Tory Culture Secretary Matt Hancock had received over £22m compared to just £13m for Barnsley East. The amount given to her South Yorkshire constituency is dwarfed by the £63.9m in grants… Read more »