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Prehistoric fun for all the family!

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The Alhambra Shopping Centre is calling upon all intrepid explorers to visit next month for a surprise of Jurassic proportions! All dinosaur fans, big and small, will not want to miss out on the centre’s two weeks’ worth of roaring fun from the 1st to the 11th of August, including the Alhambrasaurus Rex, craft workshops,… Read more »

Hospice rainbow ‘Bubble Rush’ raises more than £30,000

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Barnsley’s Locke Park was transformed into a rainbow of bubbles yesterday as over 1500 people gathered for Barnsley Hospice’s biggest fund-raiser of the year, the 5k ‘Bubble Rush, which is expected to beat the £30,000 total raised from last year’s inaugural event. Participants, known as ‘bubblers’, were given white t-shirts which turned multi-coloured by four… Read more »

Local MP looks to save free cash points

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Stephanie Peacock, MP for Barnsley East, is backing a campaign to save free local cash machines. Many ATMs in Barnsley and across the UK provide free withdrawals for people to access their own money. These free-to-use cash machines are funded through a levy on banks, set by the network body LINK, but on July 1st… Read more »

Paws in the Park to raise money for Hospice

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Dog lovers are being urged to round up their furry friends as Barnsley Hospice’s Paws in the Park event returns to Cannon Hall (pictured) next month. The sponsored 2.5km walk through the grounds and the village of Cawthorne takes place on Sunday, 19 August, at 10:30am and is followed by a dog show – with… Read more »

Copier Systems putt it there for Hospice

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Darton-based photocopier supplier Copier Systems has raised £630 for Barnsley Hospice from its annual charity golf day. The money raised from the event will help the hospice provide specialist care for people affected by life-limiting illnesses, including cancer, motor neurone disease and heart disease. Copier Systems has run the golf day since 2015 and managing… Read more »

Free circus performance at Mayor’s Parade on Saturday

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A free circus performance in Barnsley this weekend will feature dance, circus, parkour and climbing. As part of The Lord Mayor’s Parade, Kapow Dance will perform their amazing show The Boulderers. a new outdoor production featuring dance, circus, parkour and climbing. The brave team of performers climb the walls, climb one another, get lost, find… Read more »

Barnsley MP champions local college initiative in Parliament

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Stephanie Peacock, MP for Barnsley East, has stood up in Parliament to champion Northern College’s new ‘Free Thinking’ course that seeks to help survivors of modern slavery and human trafficking. The initiative was set up at the local college to help those who have recently been helped out of modern slavery; where people are literally… Read more »

Disused railway cuttings set to bloom

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Work to turn an area of disused railway land in Goldthorpe, Barnsley, into a new community space will start next week. The unused piece of land that is the ‘Goldthorpe Railway Cuttings’ on Barnsley Road (see picture) will be transformed into a neighbourhood resource. The project is being spearheaded by The Railway Embankment Group which… Read more »