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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 »




Barnsley MP urges support for Holocaust Memorial Day

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Stephanie Peacock, MP for Barnsley East, signed the Holocaust Educational Trust’s Book of Commitment in Parliament this week. The local MP pledged her commitment to Holocaust Memorial Day, honouring those who were murdered during the Holocaust and paying tribute to the extraordinary Holocaust survivors who work tirelessly to educate young people today. Holocaust Memorial Day… Read more »


Jason Donovan to appear at The Civic

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Much loved pop star, Jason Donovan, will be appearing at The Civic later this year. After performing over 100 shows around the UK, with many upcoming performances sold out, Jason is delighted to announce he is adding a fourth and VERY FINAL leg of his Amazing Midlife Crisis tour. This is a tour with a twist. These intimate evenings will be a unique… Read more »


Barnsley East MP criticises TV license U-turn

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Thousands of elderly people in Barnsley are set to lose their TV licence in 2020, according to Barnsley East MP Stephanie Peacock. Despite the Conservative Government promising in their 2017 general election manifesto to protect free TV licences until 2022, over 4,000 people aged over 75 in Barnsley East alone look set to lose out…. Read more »


Award-winning show coming to The Civic in February

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An award-winning comedy musical that throws glitter at depression, backed by NHS and mental health charities Mind and Mental Health Foundation, is coming to Barnsley. Silent Uproar presents A Super Happy Story (About Feeling Super Sad) – a hilarious cabaret musical about depression, that explains, sings and throws glitter about how it’s OK to not be OK. The… Read more »


Wimbledon wallopped as rampant Reds turn on the style

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AFC Wimbledon 1, Barnsley 4 (SkyBet League One) Barnsley produced a barnstorming second half performance which more than wobbled bottom-of-the-table Wimbledon as their improved away form continued in impressive style. Results on their travels were causing some concern, with four defeats in the last seven league games, but a clean sheet in  a 1-0 win at… Read more »


Hospice initiative helps people save money when making a Will

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Barnsley Hospice is working with local solicitors to save people money when they make a Will during February. The annual Make a Will Month initiative sees law firms waive their fees during February in exchange for a donation, helping the hospice to continue its care. The Barnsley solicitors giving their time for free to the… Read more »