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


Local MP challenges ‘disastrous’ Government on ‘shameful homelessness scandal’

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Stephanie Peacock, MP for Barnsley East, challenged the Government on  statistics that show over 120 people are homeless in Barnsley. Questioning the Government in the House of Commons, she also pushed for greater funds for local authorities like BMBC to tackle rising homelessness. According to the housing charity Shelter, there are around 320,000 people recorded as homeless… Read more »


Civic Christmas show delighting sell-out audiences

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A newly commissioned Christmas show featuring a community cast is proving a big hit with Barnsley audiences. Fidget Theatre, in association with LittleMighty, opened their brand new production, Jack Frost, at The Civic on Friday 14 December and this enchanting show for families has since been delighting hundreds of little ones from schools across the district – and leaving adults with a… Read more »




Room refurbishments ensure more comfort for Hospice patients

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The first stage of a major project to transform in-patient bedrooms at Barnsley Hospice has been completed. Work to refurbish all ten in-patient bedrooms began in October and the first two are now ready. The rest will be completed by spring 2019, with work taking place over four phases to allow in-patient unit services to… Read more »


Reds’ first-teamers help to make Christmas special for Hospice patients

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Patients at Barnsley Hospice have been treated to a festive visit from Barnsley Football Club’s first team players. Half of the team, joined by assistant manager Andreas Winkler, stopped by the Gawber-based charity yesterday (13 December) to chat with patients, relatives, staff and volunteers, and deliver Christmas gifts. Winger Lloyd Isgrove, 25, took part in… Read more »


Reds pay double penalty as City slickers end Trophy run

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Barnsley 3, Manchester City Under 21s 3 (City win 5-3 on penalties) (Checkatrade Trophy) (By Keith Lodge) It looked for most of the first half as though Barnsley’s collective experience was going to triumph over the extreme youth of City’s Under 21 team, but in the end it was the clinical finishing of the visitors… Read more »


Stephanie Peacock supports Small Business Saturday

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Stephanie Peacock, Member of Parliament for Barnsley East, recently supported Small Business Saturday in Barnsley. This annual event, held on the first Saturday of December each year, encourages people to back their local small businesses, and Stephanie said: “Small local businesses are the lifeblood of a community, particularly in tight knit communities like ours here in… Read more »


Reds corner the plaudits in six-goal cup-tie thriller

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Southend United 2, Barnsley 4 (Emirates FA Cup, second round) Barnsley produced an FA Cup performance at Roots Hall which bodes well for success in their primary aim of securing promotion from League One at the first attempt The played some admirable football,with good movement, slick passing and neat link-up play, and there were further encouraging signs… Read more »


Kelan claims first prize in MP’s Christmas card competition

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Stephanie Peacock, Member of Parliament for Barnsley East, recently visited Hoyland Springwood Primary School, where she presented prizes to the first, second, and third placed entries from the school in her Christmas card competition. Year 6 student Kelan Ibbotson designed the winning entry which will now be sent to thousands of people across Barnsley and… Read more »