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


MP welcomes Barnsley Brownies to parliament

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Stephanie Peacock, MP for Barnsley East, welcomed members of the 46th Barnsley Brownies to parliament recently. Along with parents and staff, the local Member of Parliament hosted a group of 42, ensuring they were given a tour of the historic Westminster building. The Brownies met Stephanie before having a chance to ask her questions on… Read more »


Your chance to ‘light up a life’

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Barnsley Hospice is inviting people to dedicate a light in memory of a loved one, or in honour of a friend or relative, at one of three special services. The Light Up a Life services will be held at the hospice and at St Mary’s Church in December, with the lights hung on Christmas trees… Read more »


Home-town girl Rachael at The Civic on Friday

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Rachael McShane, a singer, cellist, fiddle and viola player from Barnsley is to putting on a show in her hometown on Friday, Best known as an original member of folk big band Bellowhead, Rachael toured internationally with them as well as making several TV appearances. Bellowhead recorded five studio albums, and won a total of 8… Read more »


Barnsley MP hosts survivors of modern slavery

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Stephanie Peacock, MP for Barnsley East, welcomed survivors of modern slavery to Parliament this week. As part of a round-table event addressing how to support survivors of modern slavery, the local MP hosted staff of Northern College and survivors from their ‘Free Thinking’ programme. Across the globe, around 40 million people are trapped in modern… Read more »


Hospice It’s a Knockout raises £16,500

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A total of £16,500 was raised from the return of Barnsley Hospice’s It’s a Knockout – surpassing all expectations. The sell-out event, staged in Locke Park in August, was organised by the charity ten years after they last held the fund-raiser in the town. Simon Atkinson, corporate fund-raiser at the Hospice, said: “We are chuffed… Read more »


Your chance to appear in The Civic Christmas Show

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How would you like to join the cast of Jack Frost at The Civic this Christmas? The team behind this year’s joyful new Christmas show are putting on a free workshop, so if you play an instrument or enjoy singing and fancy performing in a professional show, this could be for you. Fidget Theatre, the… Read more »


Barnsley bounce back at the start of a home run

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Barnsley 1, Bristol Rovers 0 (SkyBet League One) Barnsley were far from their best as they bounced back from two successive defeats. But the performance was good enough to give them the three points which saw them climb back into fourth place in the table. And that was enough to please head coach Daniel Stendel,… Read more »


New Hospice charity shop opens in Hoyland

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Barnsley Hospice has opened a brand-new charity shop in Hoyland. Situated on King Street, and officially opened by Barnsley Mayor Cllr Steve Green (see picture), becomes the hospice’s sixth charity shop in the Borough. The charity took over the former Cooplands Bakery in early September, and the last few weeks have been spent transforming the… Read more »