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Your chance to rant about world issues

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Two Yorkshire poets will host a workshop for people in Barnsley to rant about issues affecting the world today. The ‘All the King’s Horses’ event, with poets Matt Abbott and Ray Hearne (pictured) takes place on Saturday 18 November as part of Hear My Voice – a literary programme encouraging people to express themselves using… Read more »



Light up a Life this Christmas

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Barnsley Hospice is encouraging people to remember loved ones this December during its annual Light up a Life appeal. Two Christmas trees, at the hospice in Gawber and at St. Mary’s Church in the town centre, will shine with hundreds of lights from next month. Each one will be dedicated to someone special, in exchange… Read more »


International record cover award comes to Barnsley

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This Saturday, Best Art Vinyl, an international award celebrating the best in record cover design, comes to Barnsley as part of an exciting new exhibition featuring a host of renowned names from the world of music, art, design and photography. Now in its 12th year, Best Art Vinyl is a unique award celebrating record cover… Read more »


Third time lucky Taylor makes his point

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Birdwell Wheelers featured prominently in the presentation evening for the North Midland Time Trial Series sponsored by bike store J E James of Sheffield, Rotherham and Chesterfield. Winner of the Single Carriageway Competition was Dan Taylor (pictured), who, after finishing second for the last two years, finally achieved top spot by just one point! The… Read more »


Barnsley MP visits Cudworth Primary School

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Stephanie Peacock, MP for Barnsley East, recently visited Birkwood Primary School to meet the school’s council. The Cudworth-based school’s pupil council had the opportunity to discuss the importance of civic engagement with the recently elected MP, who shared advice on representing other students and people. The Birkwood pupils then had the opportunity to question Stephanie… Read more »


Show business star takes centre stage at Hospice fund-raiser

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Barnsley Hospice is preparing to welcome show business stalwart Linda Nolan to its most glamorous fund-raiser of the year. Linda, whose wealth of experience includes hit records, international television shows, major world concert tours and appearances with the world’s most popular superstars, will take centre stage at the ‘Dining Divas’ event at the Holiday Inn… Read more »


Williams’ magic moment lights up ‘war of attrition’

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Burton Albion 2, Barnsley 4 (SkyBet Championship) A stunning second half goal from Barnsley’s Everton loanee Joe Williams proved the turning point in a game that could have gone either way at the Pirelli Stadium. Until then it had been what the Reds’  head coach Paul Heckingbottom described as ‘a war of attrition’ between two… Read more »


New junior account executive for Capital B Media

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Chris Coates has joined South Yorkshire media training and PR consultancy Capital B Media as a junior account executive. Chris, aged 22, has joined after completing BA and Masters degrees in journalism at the University of Sheffield. Capital B Media’s clients are in the public, private and third sector. They include Barnsley Museums and Heritage… Read more »


Barnsley in Bloom winners receive their awards

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Winners from this year’s Berneslai Homes and Barnsley In Bloom garden competition attended a special evening at the Town Hall on Thursday 26th October to collect their awards. Awards were given in the following categories: general section consisting of best garden; best planter/ basket display; best vegetable garden; best environmentally friendly/ wildlife garden; an Older… Read more »