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



Barnsley photographer shortlisted for prestigious award

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Barnsley photographer Collette Evans is in the running for a Federation of Small Businesses award. Collette (pictured), who runs Picture Perfect Photography, is shortlisted in the Scale-up Business category of the FSB’s Celebrating Business Awards 2019 regional final. The shortlisting recognises the growth the company has made over the last year, with corporate clients increasing… Read more »


Musical comedy supported by Barnsley Samaritans throws glitter at depression

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The Barnsley Samaritans will back an award winning musical comedy about depression which is coming to The Civic this weekend (Saturday 9 February).  A Super Happy Story (About Feeling Super Sad) by Yorkshire based Silent Uproar, is influenced by the company’s personal experiences and has been informed by people living with mental health problems and medical professionals. After the show,… Read more »


MP voices Barnsley college funding concerns in parliamentary debate

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Stephanie Peacock, MP for Barnsley East, discussed in Parliament recently the funding challenges faced by Barnsley’s colleges. She was speaking in a parliamentary debate on a recent public petition calling for an increase in college funding signed by over 70,000 across the country, including over 400 in Barnsley. Since 2010, government funding for 16-19 education… Read more »


Find out how you can protect local woodlands

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Outdoor enthusiasts in the Dearne Valley are invited to attend a free conference to find out how they can help protect their local woodlands. The ‘Your Woods, Your Future’ conference hosted by the Dearne Valley Landscape Partnership (DVLP) will take place in The Ironworks at Elsecar Heritage Centre on Saturday 23 February from 10am to 5pm. During… Read more »


Harriers turn miles into money for Barnsley Hospice

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Runners from Barnsley Harriers have been turning miles into money to raise over £2,000 for Barnsley Hospice. The funds were generated through the running club’s four Silkstone Shuffle trail races in 2018, with profit from entry fees and income from bake sales at the events going towards the total. A sponsored ‘beer mile’, which saw… Read more »



MP launches Barnsley Hospice 25th anniversary year

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MP for Barnsley Central and Mayor of the Sheffield City Region, Dan Jarvis, has officially launched Barnsley Hospice’s 25thanniversary year with the planting of a tree in the grounds.  The MP was joined by the Mayor of Barnsley, Councillor Steve Green and Councillor Pauline Markham last Friday to mark the start of a year of celebrations… Read more »


Group seeking to make former Barnsley colliery a Main attraction

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A heritage group is encouraging people to visit Barnsley Main Colliery after making the site more accessible to visitors. Over the past two years Barnsley Main Heritage Group has received funding from the Dearne Valley Landscape Partnership (DVLP) to help them develop as a group and fund activities and improvements on site. Volunteers have dedicated hours to clearing the overgrowth at Barnsley… Read more »