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



Barnsley MP appointed as Opposition Whip

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Barnsley East’s MP Stephanie Peacock was today appointed as an Opposition Whip. The role entails helping with the organisation of Parliamentary and legislative business for the Labour Opposition. The local MP expects the role to keep her at the forefront of upcoming legislation and its impact on Barnsley East. The role also leaves her free… Read more »


Barnsley Bubble Rush build-up begins

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Barnsley Hospice is inviting early entries to its biggest fund-raiser of the year. The Barnsley Bubble Rush returns to Locke Park on July 22 and ‘early bird’ tickets are now on sale. Last year’s inaugural event saw almost 1400 people tackle the 5km bubble-filled fun run, raising over £30,000 in sponsorship. Entry is now available… Read more »


Win your share of £1,000!

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With the excitement of Christmas seemingly a distant memory and the winter weather taking a turn for the worst – its no wonder a lot of people suffer from the January blues. All things said, this is about to change, thanks to the Alhambra Shopping Centre and Dearne FM, as they officially launch the centre’s… Read more »


A long and winding road leads to The Civic

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Tribute band The Upbeat Beatles are coming to The Civic to recreate the Fab Four’s long and winding road from the early Cavern days through to Beatle mania, America, Sgt. Pepper, Abbey Road and all the way up to that famous rooftop on The Apple Building. Their attention to detail will draw the audience into… Read more »


MP speaks out on Universal Credit free school meals concerns

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Stephanie Peacock, MP for Barnsley East, has joined calls pushing the Government to continue the guarantee of free school meals for children under Universal Credit. Currently, as Universal Credit is rolled out, all children who live in a household receiving this new benefit will receive a free school meal. However, under new proposals set out… Read more »




Barnsley school raises festive funds for Hospice

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Pupils at Kirk Balk Academy in Hoyland raised £1,115 for Barnsley Hospice by holding a Christmas Jumper Day and raffle. Vicky Stead, community fund-raising team leader at Barnsley Hospice, was presented with a cheque by pupils Coburn Lee Powell, Samuel Vickers, Ellie Chipchase and Paige Kirk, alongside Year Nine Learning Manager Mr Mallin (see picture)… Read more »


Shoppers win big at The Alhambra

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Since 15th November, a local shopping centre has been treating late night shoppers as part of their annual Random Acts of Kindness campaign. The Alhambra shopping centre in Barnsley has paid for £1,000 worth of festive goodies for Barnsley residents so far, including products from the Perfume Shop;  a games console from GAME,; Primark and… Read more »