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Enjoy ‘The Beautiful Game’ at Barnsley Civic

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A special show about Football is kicking off at The Civic, featuring contributions from Barnsley football fans. Over the past few months, Next door dance have been collecting stories, images and other content from Barnsley residents for a show all about Football. This month they will put it all together in The Beautiful Game, a… Read more »

Rise in foodbank use ‘a national disgrace’ says Barnsley MP

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Barnsley East MP Stephanie Peacock has labelled recently released figures that show a substantial rise in foodbank use over the last year a ‘national disgrace’. Statistics revealed by the Trussell Trust – the UK’s largest foodbank provider – show across the UK there was a 13 per cent rise in the number of emergency food… Read more »

Nurse takes on China challenge for Hospice

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A nurse at Barnsley Hospice is flying halfway around the world to take on the challenge of a lifetime for her patients. Senior staff nurse Julie Fielding (pictured) will take part in the Great Wall of China Half Marathon on 1 May to generate income and raise awareness for the charity. Julie, 40, lives in… Read more »

Barnsley actress returns to her home-town for new play

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Following their hugely successful national tour of Hopeless Romantics in 2017, The Civic are delighted to welcome back Reform Theatre with their latest production of TWO, by celebrated playwright Jim Cartwright, the award-winning writer of Little Voice and Road. The play stars Barnsley’s very own Susan Mitchell, who has appeared in DCI Banks, Emmerdale and… Read more »

Giant kestrel will welcome Tour de Yorkshire to Barnsley

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A giant geometric kestrel will be revealed in a field in Barnsley next month to mark the Tour de Yorkshire. Artists Patrick Murphy and Anton Want have been commissioned by the Dearne Valley Landscape Partnership (DVLP) and Barnsley Council to create a giant piece of land art to celebrate the cycling race passing through the… Read more »

Hospice patient care supported by TSB donation

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Patient care at Barnsley Hospice has been given a boost thanks to a donation from TSB Barnsley. The bank, based on Market Hill in Barnsley town centre, handed over a cheque for £309 raised through Easter and Valentine’s Day themed events, including raffles and lucky number draws. TSB Barnsley has selected the hospice as its… Read more »

Primark scoops Alhambra shopper award

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The Alhambra Shopping Centre hosted its Retailer Awards last week to give praise to the shops on offer for Barnsley residents. The entire centre was invited to enter and nominate across seven award categories that included: Best Retail Presentation Best Involvement in Marketing Initiatives Health & Safety Shopper Award Best Large Store Best Medium Store… Read more »

Search begins for a 21st century miller

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The search has begun for a 21st century miller to continue an ancient tradition in South Yorkshire. The 17th century Worsbrough Mill in Barnsley, which has been milling flour since 1865, has launched a national search to find a miller who will continue the ancient tradition of stone grinding flour using water power. Worsbrough Mill… Read more »