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


Award-winning show coming to The Civic in February

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An award-winning comedy musical that throws glitter at depression, backed by NHS and mental health charities Mind and Mental Health Foundation, is coming to Barnsley. Silent Uproar presents A Super Happy Story (About Feeling Super Sad) – a hilarious cabaret musical about depression, that explains, sings and throws glitter about how it’s OK to not be OK. The… Read more »


Wimbledon wallopped as rampant Reds turn on the style

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AFC Wimbledon 1, Barnsley 4 (SkyBet League One) Barnsley produced a barnstorming second half performance which more than wobbled bottom-of-the-table Wimbledon as their improved away form continued in impressive style. Results on their travels were causing some concern, with four defeats in the last seven league games, but a clean sheet in  a 1-0 win at… Read more »


Hospice initiative helps people save money when making a Will

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Barnsley Hospice is working with local solicitors to save people money when they make a Will during February. The annual Make a Will Month initiative sees law firms waive their fees during February in exchange for a donation, helping the hospice to continue its care. The Barnsley solicitors giving their time for free to the… Read more »


Relentless Reds march on in demolition derby

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Barnsley 3, Bradford City 0 (SkyBet League One) (By Keith Lodge) If anyone had any doubts about Barnsley’s promotion credentials they must surely have been blown away by the team’s derby demolition of Bradford City. The visitors may have been bottom of the league and seven points adrift of safety after 20 matches; they may… Read more »


Barnsley MP slams rail fare increase

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Member of Parliament for Barnsley East, Stephanie Peacock, has slammed the increases in train fares which will see rail users pay 3.2 per cent more for their tickets. The price hike was introduced by train companies at the turn of the year, and research by the Labour Party shows that across the UK the average… Read more »


Reds pay the penalty in VAR of the Roses at Turf Moor

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Burnley 1, Barnsley 0 (Emirates FA Cup, third round) Burnley had gone 64 games without being awarded a penalty – but then along came two against Barnsley at Turf Moor. The first was rescinded when referee Simon Hooper resorted to VAR, which revealed that Stefan Defour had been marginally offside when providing the pass which led… Read more »



Victoria challenge for Barnsley businesses in Hospice fund-raiser

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Barnsley businesses are being encouraged to shake off the January blues by signing up for Barnsley Hospice’s annual ‘Accumulator Challenge’. The charity fund-raiser sees teams given £28, with the aim of turning it into as much money as possible during the 28 days of February. Prizes will be awarded to the team that makes the… Read more »


Numbers add up for Reds who finish the year on cloud nine

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Barnsley 2, Charlton Athletic 1 (SkyBet League One) (By Keith Lodge) Barnsley displayed all the essential qualities of promotion hopefuls as they made it nine points out of nine in the space of eight delightful days of festive cheer to leapfrog over top-six rivals Charlton into fourth place in the table. In the first half… Read more »


Revived Reds at the double after December dip

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Barnsley 2, Peterborough United 0 (SkyBet league One) Another win. Another clean sheet. Another goal for Cauley Woodrow. This was Barnsley, half-way through four critical festive fixtures against teams in the top eight, with maximum points and showing signs that the December dip is well and truly behind them. Having already pummeled Peterborough 4-0 at… Read more »