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Reds’ stars visit Hospice ahead of derby day fund-raising

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Barnsley FC stars Kieffer Moore and Zeki Fryers joined the club’s manager Daniel Stendel on a visit to Barnsley Hospice. The group visited the charity ahead of their fund-raising ‘takeover’ during Saturday’s match against Doncaster Rovers to see for themselves how donations make a difference. They met patients and staff and were given a tour… Read more »


Mayor praises Hospice volunteers

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The Mayor of Barnsley has met with volunteers from Barnsley Hospice to find out more about the time they give to the charity. Cllr Steve Green visited the hospice in Gawber to speak to a range of volunteers from all areas of the organisation about their activities. He chatted with volunteer gardeners, receptionists, fund-raisers, administrators… Read more »


Moncur double in ding-dong trophy triumph

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Barnsley 2, Bradford City 1 (Checkatrade Trophy) (By Keith Lodge) Ringing a veritable carillon of changes it was still ding-dong merrily on high for Barnsley at Oakwell. There was not one player left in the starting line-up from the team which kicked off against Notts County in League One on Saturday, but the Reds still… Read more »


Back to the Futurist cinema to open in Elsecar

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A pop-up community cinema is being launched in Elsecar on Thursday, 15 November – 33 years after the Futurist cinema closed its doors in the village. A special screening of the cult classic film Back to the Future will launch the community cinema at The Ironworks at Elsecar Heritage Centre  from 7pm – 10.30pm. The… Read more »


Reds back to their best in four-goal second half cup blitz

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Barnsley 4, Notts County 0 (FA Cup, first round) (By Keith Lodge) The style and confidence which appeared to have deserted Barnsley in recent matches came flooding back with a flurry of second half goals against eventually outclassed League Two opposition. Struggling to link passes together in a frustrating first half – and showing alarming… Read more »



Reds spot on in penalty shoot-out

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Barnsley 1, Everton Under 21s 1 (Checkatrade Trophy) (Barnsley win 4-2 on penalties) (By Keith Lodge) Barnsley’s penalty shoot-out success ensured that some sort of justice was quite clearly done at Oakwell. For 45 minutes it looked as though only one team had eyes on winning the game – and it certainly wasn’t Everton. With… Read more »


Civic’s Windrush performance is a sell-out

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The first contemporary dance to commemorate Windrush is to be shown in a sold out performance at The Civic next Friday, 16 Movember. Internationally-acclaimed, Leeds-based Phoenix Dance Theatre will present their powerful dance to Barnsley audiences in a year that marks the 70th Anniversary of the arrival to the UK of SS Empire Windrush, the… Read more »


MP welcomes Barnsley Brownies to parliament

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Stephanie Peacock, MP for Barnsley East, welcomed members of the 46th Barnsley Brownies to parliament recently. Along with parents and staff, the local Member of Parliament hosted a group of 42, ensuring they were given a tour of the historic Westminster building. The Brownies met Stephanie before having a chance to ask her questions on… Read more »


Your chance to ‘light up a life’

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Barnsley Hospice is inviting people to dedicate a light in memory of a loved one, or in honour of a friend or relative, at one of three special services. The Light Up a Life services will be held at the hospice and at St Mary’s Church in December, with the lights hung on Christmas trees… Read more »