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TV star launches second Big Barnsley Bake Off

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Sam Nixon will launch Barnsley Hospice’s second Big Barnsley Bake Off when it returns to the town this September. Sam is appealing to potential star bakers across Barnsley to get involved and help raise some ‘dough’ for Barnsley Hospice throughout September and October. The fundraiser, which is being sponsored by White’s Bakery Limited in Barnsley,… Read more »

MP opens new sporting facility

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Stephanie Peacock MP has opened a new facility at Wombwell Main Community and Sports Association in her Barnsley East constituency. The Association is a local charity that provides a home for a several sports teams and a number of community and educational groups. The new pavilion caps off a tireless effort by many at the… Read more »

One lucky shopper lands a grand at the Alhambra

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Annette Siddall of Hoyland, has bagged herself £1,000 thanks to the Grand in your Hand prize draw competition at the Alhambra Shopping Centre in association with Dearne FM. From Tuesday 1st – Saturday 5th August, a large cyclone machine was placed inside the local shopping centre containing coloured balls with points on. Players needed to… Read more »

Rampant Reds put woeful Sunderland to the sword

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Barnsley 3, Sunderland 0 (SkyBet Championship) For 20 minutes or so home fans were wondering whether to be excited by Barnsley’s attacking verve or worried by their defensive indecisiveness. But then two goals in the space of four minutes dispelled all fears and sent confidence flowing through the veins of both those who were roaring… Read more »

Barnsley Hospice seeking trustees

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Barnsley Hospice is searching for motivated and passionate people to join its team of Trustees. The hospice has been providing care for people in Barnsley with life limiting illnesses, and their families, since 1994 and is looking for four people to strengthen its Board. Chief Executive Julie Ferry (pictured) said: “Specialist skills and knowledge are… Read more »

Countdown begins to Hospice midnight ‘onesie’ walk

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With just one month to go, Barnsley Hospice is counting down to one of its biggest fund-raising events of the year. As the clock strikes 12 on Saturday 23rd September, women from across South Yorkshire will take their pyjamas to the pavements for ‘One Night in a Onesie’, the charity’s eleventh sponsored midnight walk. Hundreds… Read more »

Local artists combine in ‘Art of the Dearne’ awareness scheme

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Local artists are to help reconnect people to the River Dearne in the Dearne Valley. The Dearne Valley Landscape Partnership (DVLP) has commissioned three artists and an artist partnership to create a series of artworks as part of their ‘Art of the Dearne’ project. The artists’ work, started this month and due to be completed… Read more »