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Body of man found in Hoyland

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South Yorkshire Police have launched an investigation after a body was discovered in Hoyland early this morning. The body, that of a man in his 50s, was found in Greenfield Road shortly after 5.05am and has since been identified as Martin Richardson. His  son, Jamie, said his father been to a local pub last night… Read more »

Tarn lad Louis helps bring Barnsley back to The Civic

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After not one, but two, near death experiences and two months in a coma at 17 years old, Barnsley lad Louis Hepworth exceeded all expectations by going to university, which led to this marketing volunteer role at The Civic last September. After two years studying Business & Marketing at Sheffield Hallam University, and one year… Read more »

Gang of five sentenced to total of 43 years for drug offences

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Five men have been sentenced for their part in a drugs operation following a covert police investigation in Barnsley. The gang, made up of two men from Royston, Andrew Evans of Park View and Richard Hatfield of Midland Road, Patrick Sweeney of Wood Lane, Carlton, Jamie Goose of Acre Road, Cudworth and Paul Mountain of… Read more »

Dame Jenni Murray joins The Civic champions

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The Civic has just welcomed one of Barnsley’s most famous female voices – Dame Jenni Murray – as a new champion, joining luminaries such as Sir Michael Parkinson, ballerina Tala Lee-Turton and hairdresser to the stars, Andrew Barton. Despite a life and career with the BBC, predominantly in London as she celebrates 30 years with… Read more »

Jobs on offer at Barnsley finance firm Lifetime

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Barnsley-based finance firm Lifetime are on the look-out for a new office administrator and a new receptionist. The company, which has its headquarters at Great Cliffe Court, Dodworth, are looking for someone ‘with individual flair allied with a tremendous team ethos, someone who wants to progress and thrive with a dynamic, high performing company who puts people at the very heart… Read more »

Barnsley hairdresser now a Doctor of Arts

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Barnsley born Andrew Barton, one of the UK’s most celebrated hairdressing names, has been awarded the honorary degree of Doctor of Arts from Southampton Solent University. Speaking before the ceremony, Andrew (pictured) said: “It’s such a great honour to receive this Doctor of Arts from Solent University – not only for me but also for… Read more »

Capital B Media nominated for hat-trick of prestigious awards

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A South Yorkshire public relations and communications agency has been nominated for a hat-trick of prestigious industry awards. Capital B Media has been shortlisted in all three categories it entered for the Chartered Institute of Public Relations (CIPR) PRide Awards, for Yorkshire and Lincolnshire. The annual PRide awards, judged by a team of leading industry… Read more »

Berneslai Homes top of social landlords list

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Berneslai Homes has been named as number one in the UK’s Top 50 social landlords list in a national poll put together by 24 housing magazine. They had been shortlisted for some big achievements including: collecting 98.5% of rent and helping tenants gain £444,000 in extra benefits; moving services online with a 155% increase in… Read more »

Henry Boot Construction gets stuck in the mud for The Civic

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An intrepid fund-raising team from Henry Boot Construction in Barnsley waded through 100 tonnes of mud, ten tonnes of ice and a 30 strong punishing obstacle course, at Bramham Park in Leeds, to raise a staggering £5,000 for The Civic #connect appeal in Barnsley. Ryan O’Loughlin said: “We have only just recovered! We completed the… Read more »