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Reds appoint former Hannover manager as new head coach

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Barnsley have appointed former Hannover manager Daniel Stendel as their new head coach. The Frankfurt-born 44-year-old, who also made almost 200 appearances for the German Club in a 14-year career as a player, has signed a two-year contract and will start work with the Reds when the players report back for pre-season training on July… Read more »

‘Man Engine’ mechanical puppet comes to Barnsley

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The largest mechanical puppet ever constructed in Britain is coming to Barnsley this month. Man Engine, a 36ft (11m) tall miner powered by Volvo, will visit Barnsley and Rotherham as part of its 2018 Resurrection Tour. The giant mechanical miner will visit Elsecar Heritage Centre and Wentworth Woodhouse from 23 to 24 June. The events… Read more »

Barnsley MP slams ‘callous’ Government over welfare mistakes

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Stephanie Peacock, MP for Barnsley East, has slammed the Government after revealing figures that show around two thirds of Barnsley residents who appealed their welfare rejections were shown to be eligible. The local MP forced the omission from a Government Minister through a Parliamentary Question relating to ESA and PIP payments. Employment and Support Allowance… Read more »

Pam bubbling over with thanks for Hospice care

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A South Yorkshire woman living with cancer is taking part in the Barnsley Hospice Bubble Rush to say thank you for the care and support she receives from the charity. Pam Parkin, 55, of Royston, has secondary breast cancer in the liver and attends the hospice’s Limes Day Therapy Unit. On 22 July, she will… Read more »

MP backs Afternoon Tea fund-raising campaign

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Stephanie Peacock, MP for Barnsley East, met with leading charity Breast Cancer Care recently to support the launch of Afternoon Tea, the charity’s annual summer fund-raising campaign. Following the Parliamentary meeting on 15th May, Stephanie is encouraging her constituents to join in to support those affected by breast cancer. The event raised awareness of Afternoon… Read more »

Crowdfunder raises £4k for Cannon Hall play trail

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A crowdfunding campaign to build a nature play trail at Cannon Hall Park and Gardens has raised over £4,000. The money will fund a tree sculpture to mark the entrance of a new nature play trail in the grounds of the hall in Cawthorne. The campaign by Barnsley Museums & Heritage Trust, in partnership with… Read more »

‘Feel Good’ sessions helping Hospice patients

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‘Feel Good’ therapy sessions, including singing, crafts, poetry and make-up lessons, are helping patients at Barnsley Hospice live well with terminal illness. The weekly drop-in activities, held at the on-site Limes Day Therapy Unit, have been running since January and will continue until the end of the year. They are open every Tuesday and Wednesday… Read more »

Barnsley bakers encouraged to raise dough for Hospice

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South Yorkshire cake enthusiasts are being encouraged to ‘rise’ to the challenge of the Big Barnsley Bake Off 2018. The competition, organised by Barnsley Hospice to raise money for patient care, takes place throughout June and July. This is the third year that individuals, schools, businesses and community groups have been invited to host their… Read more »

Girl Power at Berneslai Homes!

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Berneslai Homes recently held a well-attended ‘Girl Power’ event to encourage females to apply for trade apprenticeships in gas plumbing, electrical, joinery and plastering. There were stalls for each of the trades, giving attendees the chance to find out more about what was on offer. More and Better Jobs Task Force and Barnsley College were… Read more »