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


Wentworth Castle Gardens to be closed to the public

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Wentworth Castle Gardens are to be closed to the public in the Spring. Announcing the news, John Edwards, Chair of the Wentworth Castle and Stainborough Park Heritage Trust said it was with sadness that the decision had been made. He went on the explain: “In recent years we have not been able to make enough… Read more »


MP fighting for fairer deal for ex-mineworkers

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Michael Dugher, Barnsley East MP, is fighting for a better deal for former mineworkers from Barnsley and across Yorkshire. He has written to the trustees of the Mineworkers’ Pension Scheme (MPS) to call for a meeting to review an arrangement that has deprived ex-miners of billions of pounds. Under an agreement made by the Tory… Read more »


Civic’s New Work Weekend supports local artists

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The Civic’s New Work Weekend supports emerging experimental artists and companies, giving them a platform and our ‘stamp of approval’ as they pursue their creative journeys. Kicking off the weekend on Friday night is ‘A Place Called Happiness’ by Debs Gatenby (see picture). It is described as ‘an honest, engaging show filled with stories and… Read more »




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 »