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Alhambra treat leaves Craig ‘over the moon’

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Since 15th November, a local shopping centre has been treating late night shoppers as part of their annual Random Acts of Kindness campaign. The Alhambra shopping centre in Barnsley has been paying for shoppers Christmas spending and has paid for £1,000 worth of festive goodies for Barnsley residents so far. Shopping has included products from… Read more »


Barnsley Football Club take-over completed

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Barnsley Football Club has issued the following statement. “The Cryne family have been in discussions regarding a potential takeover of Barnsley Football Club for the last few months with an investor consortium led by Chien Lee of NewCity Capital and Pacific Media Group, which is led by Paul Conway and Grace Hung. The best interests… Read more »


Cancer patient urges people to remember Hospice this Christmas

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A father with incurable cancer is calling on people to remember Barnsley Hospice this Christmas by supporting its Comfort and Care campaign. David Tattershall, 47, lives in Monk Bretton and was diagnosed with oesophageal cancer in March this year. He is backing the hospice’s appeal to raise £200,000 to refurbish its in-patient bedrooms, after he… Read more »


Reds kick-off Christmas with Hospice visit

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Players from Barnsley Football Club’s first team have kicked off Christmas with a visit to Barnsley Hospice. The entire squad, along with manager Paul Heckingbottom, dropped in yesterday to deliver presents, pose for photos and spread some festive cheer amongst patients and staff. It was defender Liam Lindsay’s first visit to the hospice and he… Read more »


£28 Hospice challenge for local businesses

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Barnsley Hospice is calling on South Yorkshire businesses to battle for first place in its New Year ‘Accumulator Challenge’. The charity is throwing down the gauntlet to 28 teams to turn £28 into as much money as possible during the 28 days of February. Participants will be encouraged to think creatively to multiply the money,… Read more »


Barnsley MP welcomes local brewery to Parliament

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MP for Barnsley East, Stephanie Peacock, welcomed Barnsley’s Acorm Brewery to Parliament this week. The local MP arranged for the brewery’s flagship ‘Barnsley Bitter’ to be served in the Parliamentary bar as the guest ale. Along with fellow Barnsley MP Dan Jarvis, Stephanie was joined by Acorn Brewery’s Managing Director Dave Hughes and Director of… Read more »


Wheelers meet for Christmas lunch

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On Sunday 24 members of Birdwell Wheelers met up at the Bulrush Bistro at Barnburgh lakeside for their annual Christmas lunch. Four of them – Chris Jenkins, Paul Mynett, Tony Lodge and Steve Myatt – braved the wintry weather and cycled there. At a break in proceedings Dave Scargill was presented with the Roadman Trophy… Read more »


Toby Tyke and new friend Buzz Bee ask Reds’ fans to #Bee Kind

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Barnsley mascot Toby Tyke found a new friend in Buzz Bee at the Reds’ home game with Derby County on Saturday and together they encouraged the crowd to #Bee_Kind. BuzzBee is a Football mad 3D Character, innovated and brought together by Barnsley based Active Response Security Services as a teaching tool to safeguard primary school… Read more »


Question Time at The Civic next week

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BBC Question Time is headed to Barnsley on Thursday 14th December with panellists including Nicky Morgan MP (Conservative) and Rebecca Long-Bailey MP (Labour). Hosted by David Dimbleby, it is the first time the political debate show has been hosted at The Civic. The Grade II listed building was originally built as a Public Hall by… Read more »


IT firm expands into Barnsley

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A fast-growing IT firm is expanding into Barnsley and creating three new digital jobs. RDS Global Ltd will move into new office space at Barnsley’s popular Digital Media Centre (DMC) with the support of Enterprising Barnsley, the business development arm of Barnsley Council. RDS Global currently employs 30 staff across two offices in Derby and… Read more »