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The general Barnsley news section covers some of the breaking stories from around the borough


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A Sharp reminder for sleepy Reds

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Sheffield United 1, Barnsley 0 (SkyBet Championship) The only disappointment for Sheffield United manager Chris Wilder was that his side did not put their South Yorkshire rivals to bed. The reaction of Barnsley head coach Paul Heckingbottom (pictured) suggested that he thought his side were already there! Said Wilder: “We played well. After the last… Read more »


Family fun at The O Zone

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Berneslai Homes’ Family Intervention Service (FIS) organised a ‘Family Fun Day’ on Wednesda, along with Barnsley Council’s Targeted Youth Support at The O Zone, Barnsley Football Club. Families with children aged up to 18 years who have engaged and made positive, sustainable changes with the FIS were invited along to the event, which was a… Read more »


Barnsley man launches revolutionary horse recovery supplement

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A Barnsley businessman has launched a revolutionary horse supplement product. James Gaskell, Barnsley UK, has secured a partnership with the research-driven and all-natural horse supplement company Equitein, who have plans to extend their business with the introduction of a range of horse care products. Gaskell (pictured) is a family man who has worked hard to… Read more »


New and exciting art at The Civic

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The Civic, Barnsley plays host to creative companies in the North as they develop new and exciting pieces of art through CARP (Civic Artist Residency Programme.) CARP is an opportunity for artists to work in a supportive creative environment as they play, explore and take risks while they develop their work. For 2017 The Civic… Read more »


Alhambra car park renovation completed

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The Alhambra Shopping Centre in Barnsley has successfully completed a full car park renovation, complementing the centre’s vibrant retail offer and providing a safe and clean environment to park. The centre owners, clients of CAPREON, have invested a huge £340,000 in the total revamp of the car parking facility which includes concrete repairs, relining of… Read more »


Barnsley MP demanding answers on ‘shocking’ number of overturned disabled support figures

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Stephanie Peacock, MP for Barnsley East, is demanding answers after she obtained ‘shocking’ figures showing that two-thirds of disabled Barnsley residents who were refused government support have since overturned the rejection on appeal. Ministers admitted the figures in an answer to a Parliamentary Question from the newly-elected MP. Employment and Support Allowance (ESA) provides both… Read more »


Civic supporting local theatre company in musical production

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The Civic are supporting a Barnsley theatre company in reshaping their production of local musical No Horizon, in the hope of taking the story of a remarkable Thurlstone Scientist from the 17th century on a national tour. No Horizon is inspired by the inspirational, forgotten, true story of South Yorkshire’s blind genius, Nicholas Saunderson. Born… Read more »




Berneslai Homes are finalists in three national awards

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Berneslai Homes have been named as finalists for three national awards. The 24housing Awards have recently named Berneslai Homes as finalist for: ‘Best Green Scheme award’ for the Moixa Smart Battery pilot in Oxspring; ‘Community Achievement award’ for Loxley Community Garden in Wombwell; and Repairs & Maintenance Provider award’ for Berneslai Homes’ in-house repairs and… Read more »