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



Photographic exhibition reveals pain of dementia

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Barnsley Photographer Adrian Ashworth is to explores the relationships between those living with dementia and their carers in a new collection of intimate portraits in an exhibition at The Civic. Probably most well-known for his images of Yorkshire and the Peak District, Ashworth has also previously been a professional photographer for Barnsley Metropolitan Council, covering… Read more »


Civic to stage prestigious photographic exhibition

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The Royal Photographic Society’s International Print Exhibition 159 is to be shown at The  Civic. It is the longest-running exhibition of its kind in the world and this year’s exhibition features an eclectic mix of work by 75 photographers from 16 countries, carefully selected by a panel of experts, providing a fascinating insight into the… Read more »


Barnsley suffragettes’ memorabilia to go on display at The Civic

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An original Barnsley Suffragettes’ minute book will go on display at The Civic in February as part of a major exhibition exploring the impact the First World War had on women’s fashion. The exhibition, co-commissioned by 14-18 NOW, the UK arts programme for the First World War Centenary and Manchester Arts Galley, with support from… Read more »


Reds sign midfielder on loan from Premiership champions

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Barnsley have signed 25-years-old midfielder Matty James on loan from Premier League Champions Leicester City. James graduated through Manchester United’s academy before signing for Leicester City in 2012, and he helped the Foxes win promotion to the Premier League two years later. He has gone on to make 87 appearances, scoring four goals, and therefore… Read more »


Witty double bill coming up at The Civic

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Gracefool Collective and Red Ladder Theatre Company are to present a witty double bill At The Civic. Convicts and Lunatics  spans one hundred years of wayward women and their dangerous ideas. It is an amusing and though- provoking double bill featuring Red Ladder Theatre Company’s critically acclaimed one-woman musical drama, followed by feminist comedy dance… Read more »


MP shows backing for for 2nd Battalion of the Yorkshire Regiment

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Michael Dugher, Barnsley East MP, has shown his support for the 2nd Battalion of the Yorkshire Regiment ahead of their deployment to Afghanistan. He met personnel from across the Battalion at the Somme Barracks at the Catterick Garrison in North Yorkshire last week as part of the Armed Forces Parliamentary Scheme. The Battalion, known as 2… Read more »




Barnsley MP backs plans for new debt scheme

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Michael Dugher, Barnsley East MP, is backing plans for a new scheme to help local families struggling to deal with their debts. His intervention comes after new figures revealed there are an estimated 3,227 families in Barnsley East, including 5,629 children, living with problem debts, according to the Children’s Society and debt charity StepChange. Mr… Read more »