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Relentless Reds march on in demolition derby

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Barnsley 3, Bradford City 0 (SkyBet League One) (By Keith Lodge) If anyone had any doubts about Barnsley’s promotion credentials they must surely have been blown away by the team’s derby demolition of Bradford City. The visitors may have been bottom of the league and seven points adrift of safety after 20 matches; they may… Read more »

Barnsley MP slams rail fare increase

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Member of Parliament for Barnsley East, Stephanie Peacock, has slammed the increases in train fares which will see rail users pay 3.2 per cent more for their tickets. The price hike was introduced by train companies at the turn of the year, and research by the Labour Party shows that across the UK the average… Read more »

Reds pay the penalty in VAR of the Roses at Turf Moor

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Burnley 1, Barnsley 0 (Emirates FA Cup, third round) Burnley had gone 64 games without being awarded a penalty – but then along came two against Barnsley at Turf Moor. The first was rescinded when referee Simon Hooper resorted to VAR, which revealed that Stefan Defour had been marginally offside when providing the pass which led… Read more »

Victoria challenge for Barnsley businesses in Hospice fund-raiser

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Barnsley businesses are being encouraged to shake off the January blues by signing up for Barnsley Hospice’s annual ‘Accumulator Challenge’. The charity fund-raiser sees teams given £28, with the aim of turning it into as much money as possible during the 28 days of February. Prizes will be awarded to the team that makes the… Read more »

Numbers add up for Reds who finish the year on cloud nine

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Barnsley 2, Charlton Athletic 1 (SkyBet League One) (By Keith Lodge) Barnsley displayed all the essential qualities of promotion hopefuls as they made it nine points out of nine in the space of eight delightful days of festive cheer to leapfrog over top-six rivals Charlton into fourth place in the table. In the first half… Read more »

Revived Reds at the double after December dip

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Barnsley 2, Peterborough United 0 (SkyBet league One) Another win. Another clean sheet. Another goal for Cauley Woodrow. This was Barnsley, half-way through four critical festive fixtures against teams in the top eight, with maximum points and showing signs that the December dip is well and truly behind them. Having already pummeled Peterborough 4-0 at… Read more »

Local MP challenges ‘disastrous’ Government on ‘shameful homelessness scandal’

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Stephanie Peacock, MP for Barnsley East, challenged the Government on  statistics that show over 120 people are homeless in Barnsley. Questioning the Government in the House of Commons, she also pushed for greater funds for local authorities like BMBC to tackle rising homelessness. According to the housing charity Shelter, there are around 320,000 people recorded as homeless… Read more »

Civic Christmas show delighting sell-out audiences

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A newly commissioned Christmas show featuring a community cast is proving a big hit with Barnsley audiences. Fidget Theatre, in association with LittleMighty, opened their brand new production, Jack Frost, at The Civic on Friday 14 December and this enchanting show for families has since been delighting hundreds of little ones from schools across the district – and leaving adults with a… Read more »