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Security Company sponsors elite Football Academy

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A successful Football Academy, established in Hemsworth, has benefited from sponsorship provided by Active Response Security, based in Barnsley. Costa Unida UK offers elite coaching to youngsters between the ages of six and ten at a top of the range facility. Costa Unida has over ten years experience of delivering quality football packages in Marbella,… Read more »


Charities and community organisations given help moving into digital age

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Charities and community organisations across Barnsley can now move forward in the digital age, thanks to funding and support provided by Berneslai Homes Device Doctors. The Online and Technology Funding Pot, launched in July, has now been allocated to 11 charities across the borough, helping them in different ways, from funding, donating equipment and providing… Read more »


Barnsley MP elected to Science and Technology Select Committee

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Stephanie Peacock, the MP for Barnsley East, has been elected to the Science and Technology Select Committee in Parliament. The move was passed by a Parliamentary motion on Monday and the MP joins the cross-party Select Committee as a permanent member. The Science and Technology Select Committee’s main role is to ensure Government policy and… Read more »


Berneslai Homes’ apprentice wins award

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Berneslai Homes’ apprentice Jacob Fox was delighted to win the ‘Source Academy Apprentice of the Year’ award at Barnsley and Rotherham Chamber of Commerce business awards. IT apprentice Jacob won the award for his digital work, including working on a guide to using Facebook safely, which was co-produced with the learning disability advocacy group ‘Wednesday’s… Read more »



Dearne Valley pupils ‘down by the riverside’

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Artwork by pupils in the Dearne Valley will form part of a new art installation designed to reconnect people to the River Dearne. Barnsley-based artist Louise Wright is working with schoolchildren from Wombwell Park Street Primary School to gather ideas for a mixed media textile mural, which will be unveiled to the public in January… Read more »


Mayne third 50+ in Chesterfield Hill Climb

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Sunday saw Wheelers Trevor Mayne and Paul Heggie ride the Chesterfield Coureurs Hill Climb at Beeley in Derbyshire. Mayne finished the 3.7km climb in 10m 35.8s which was good enough to place him 3rd in the 50+ age group while Heggie, the oldest competitor in the event, finished in 14m 17.9s. On the club run… Read more »


MP to open new radio engineering facility

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MP Angela Smith is to open a new radio engineering facility in South Yorkshire on Friday. Gaddon Ltd, a radio frequency (RF) engineering and test solution consultancy, has moved into new offices in Penistone, near Barnsley. The workshop at Hoyle Mill allows Gaddon to carry out general RF and electronic repairs and can be hired… Read more »


‘Folk’s Poet Laureate’ coming to The Civic

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BBC Radio 2 Folk Singer of the Year 2015 and one of the foremost composers of modern folk and social commentary songs in the British Isle, Nancy Kerr, is performing at The Civic, Barnsley this November. “Quite breathtakingly beautiful.” Mark Radcliffe, BBC Radio 2. A writer of rare style, Kerr’s music has drawn comparisons to… Read more »


Barnsley business community urged to back museum trust fund-raiser

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Business people in Barnsley are being urged to back a charity fund-raising dinner to help safeguard the town’s heritage. Singer-songwriter Kate Rusby (pictured) Barnsley’s own poet laureate, Ian McMillan, and Egyptologist Joann Fletcher will entertain guests at the ‘Night at the Museum’ dinner on Thursday 15 March at The Ironworks, Elsecar Heritage Centre. The event… Read more »