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Room refurbishments ensure more comfort for Hospice patients

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The first stage of a major project to transform in-patient bedrooms at Barnsley Hospice has been completed. Work to refurbish all ten in-patient bedrooms began in October and the first two are now ready. The rest will be completed by spring 2019, with work taking place over four phases to allow in-patient unit services to… Read more »

Reds’ first-teamers help to make Christmas special for Hospice patients

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Patients at Barnsley Hospice have been treated to a festive visit from Barnsley Football Club’s first team players. Half of the team, joined by assistant manager Andreas Winkler, stopped by the Gawber-based charity yesterday (13 December) to chat with patients, relatives, staff and volunteers, and deliver Christmas gifts. Winger Lloyd Isgrove, 25, took part in… Read more »

Reds pay double penalty as City slickers end Trophy run

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Barnsley 3, Manchester City Under 21s 3 (City win 5-3 on penalties) (Checkatrade Trophy) (By Keith Lodge) It looked for most of the first half as though Barnsley’s collective experience was going to triumph over the extreme youth of City’s Under 21 team, but in the end it was the clinical finishing of the visitors… Read more »

Stephanie Peacock supports Small Business Saturday

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Stephanie Peacock, Member of Parliament for Barnsley East, recently supported Small Business Saturday in Barnsley. This annual event, held on the first Saturday of December each year, encourages people to back their local small businesses, and Stephanie said: “Small local businesses are the lifeblood of a community, particularly in tight knit communities like ours here in… Read more »

Reds corner the plaudits in six-goal cup-tie thriller

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Southend United 2, Barnsley 4 (Emirates FA Cup, second round) Barnsley produced an FA Cup performance at Roots Hall which bodes well for success in their primary aim of securing promotion from League One at the first attempt The played some admirable football,with good movement, slick passing and neat link-up play, and there were further encouraging signs… Read more »

Kelan claims first prize in MP’s Christmas card competition

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Stephanie Peacock, Member of Parliament for Barnsley East, recently visited Hoyland Springwood Primary School, where she presented prizes to the first, second, and third placed entries from the school in her Christmas card competition. Year 6 student Kelan Ibbotson designed the winning entry which will now be sent to thousands of people across Barnsley and… Read more »

Alhambra smashes fund-raising goals

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The Alhambra Shopping Centre in Barnsley teamed up with The Royal British Legion this year for the annual Poppy Appeal, to remember the lives of those fallen heroes who bravely fought to protect our country over the years. The centre decided to try something a little different this year to mark the 100 year anniversary since… Read more »

Stephanie Peacock backing new benefits campaign for the termin

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Stephanie Peacock, Member of Parliament for Barnsley East, is backing a campaign that will enable more terminally ill people to access benefits more quickly and easily, regardless of the condition they have. She joins the MND Association and Marie Curie, who are working together to push for a change in the law that will enable terminally… Read more »

BPL scoop top award for second successive year

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BARNSLEY Premier Leisure received the award for Swim England Facility Operator of the Year – up to ten wet sites – at the ceremony held at the University of Birmingham. BPL Bassetlaw’s contracts manager Glyn Davies said: “We were more hopeful than optimistic of winning for a second year running, particularly given the strong competition… Read more »