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Home-town girl Rachael at The Civic on Friday

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Rachael McShane, a singer, cellist, fiddle and viola player from Barnsley is to putting on a show in her hometown on Friday, Best known as an original member of folk big band Bellowhead, Rachael toured internationally with them as well as making several TV appearances. Bellowhead recorded five studio albums, and won a total of 8… Read more »

Barnsley MP hosts survivors of modern slavery

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Stephanie Peacock, MP for Barnsley East, welcomed survivors of modern slavery to Parliament this week. As part of a round-table event addressing how to support survivors of modern slavery, the local MP hosted staff of Northern College and survivors from their ‘Free Thinking’ programme. Across the globe, around 40 million people are trapped in modern… Read more »

Hospice It’s a Knockout raises £16,500

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A total of £16,500 was raised from the return of Barnsley Hospice’s It’s a Knockout – surpassing all expectations. The sell-out event, staged in Locke Park in August, was organised by the charity ten years after they last held the fund-raiser in the town. Simon Atkinson, corporate fund-raiser at the Hospice, said: “We are chuffed… Read more »

Your chance to appear in The Civic Christmas Show

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How would you like to join the cast of Jack Frost at The Civic this Christmas? The team behind this year’s joyful new Christmas show are putting on a free workshop, so if you play an instrument or enjoy singing and fancy performing in a professional show, this could be for you. Fidget Theatre, the… Read more »

Barnsley bounce back at the start of a home run

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Barnsley 1, Bristol Rovers 0 (SkyBet League One) Barnsley were far from their best as they bounced back from two successive defeats. But the performance was good enough to give them the three points which saw them climb back into fourth place in the table. And that was enough to please head coach Daniel Stendel,… Read more »

New Hospice charity shop opens in Hoyland

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Barnsley Hospice has opened a brand-new charity shop in Hoyland. Situated on King Street, and officially opened by Barnsley Mayor Cllr Steve Green (see picture), becomes the hospice’s sixth charity shop in the Borough. The charity took over the former Cooplands Bakery in early September, and the last few weeks have been spent transforming the… Read more »

Hospice patient raises funds for new therapy equipment

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A Barnsley Hospice patient has thanked staff for her care by raising hundreds of pounds to fund new complementary therapy equipment. Alison Binnington, 44, held a raffle, bingo and a quiz at her father Arthur Highley’s 70th birthday party, raising £700 to buy a new massage chair, bolsters and heated couch covers. First Direct Banking… Read more »

Pet crematorium to open in Cannon Hall Park

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A pet crematorium will open at Cannon Hall in Barnsley next month. The crematorium at the side of Cannon Hall’s walled gardens, will provide individual cremations for pets in a secluded area of the park, which is hidden away from public view. The bespoke service is being delivered by Barnsley Council which owns and operates Cannon… Read more »