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Woeful Reds very much second best in televised Yorkshire derby

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Barnsley 0, Leeds United 2 (SkyBet Championship) It is a long time since Barnsley played as poorly as they did in the first half of Saturday’s televised Yorkshire derby at Oakwell. They were so woeful that even head coach Paul Heckingbottom’s admission that his side were ‘second best’ seemed a massive over-assessment. Maybe, with such… Read more »


Stephanie Hirst launches Barnsley Comfort and Care campaign

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Radio and TV presenter Stephanie Hirst is helping Barnsley Hospice launch a fund-raising appeal to substantially transform its inpatient bedrooms. Stephanie (pictured) whose mother was cared for at the hospice, is calling on support for the ‘Comfort and Care campaign’ – which aims to raise around a further £200,000 to refurbish the hospice’s ten inpatient… Read more »


‘A budget that does nothing for Barnsley’

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Stephanie Peacock, MP for Barnsley East, has condemned the budget as a plan that does nothing to address the key issues facing people in Barnsley. Despite the Chancellor announcing a number of policies, Ms Peacock (pictured) suggests these ignore the needs of people Barnsley and fall way short of what is needed. She said: “This… Read more »


South Yorkshire landscape partnership wins national award

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A South Yorkshire landscape partnership has won a national award for its contribution to recording and safeguarding wildlife in the Dearne Valley. The Dearne Valley Landscape Partnership (DVLP) scooped the Lynne Farrell Group Award for biological recording in the UK Biological Recording and Information Sharing Awards 2017. The winners were announced at a ceremony on… Read more »


Late goal sickener ends Reds’ four-match unbeaten run

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Barnsley 0, Cardiff City 1 (SkyBet Championship) A goal seven minutes from time at Oakwell brought an end to Barnsley’s unbeaten four-match run. It came in somewhat bizarre fashion following a corner when Adam Hammill made a great goalline clearance only to see the ball ricochet back into the net off Calum Paterson. It was… Read more »


Resurgent Reds disappointed with away point

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Norwich City 1, Barnsley 1 (SkyBet Championship) It speaks volumes for how far this young and largely inexperienced Barnsley side have advanced since they came together at start of the season that they were extremely disappointed to come away from Carrow Road with only one point. After three successive defeats Norwich were clearly lacking in… Read more »


Landscape partnership shortlisted for national award

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A South Yorkshire landscape partnership has been recognised nationally for its community work. The Dearne Valley Landscape Partnership (DVLP), which works with groups to protect, preserve and enhance the heritage and environment of the area, has been shortlisted as a finalist in the Community Involvement category at the 2018 LGC Awards. The lead partner of… Read more »



Wheelers’ awards presented at 67th annual dinner

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Guest of honour at Birdwell Wheelers’ 67th annual dinner at the Edmunds Arms, Worsbrough, last Friday, was long-standing local time triallist Graham Barker. He was accompanied by his partner, Margaret Allen, a former member of the Wheelers, who is now with Graham at Rockingham CC. After a three-course meal club president Christine Minto introduced Graham… Read more »


Barnsley East MP joins Remembrance Day parade at Hoyland

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On Sunday MP for Barnsley East Stephanie Peacock attended the Remembrance Day event in Hoyland. The annual event commemorated those who have fallen serving their country. The MP joined the parade at the Kirk Balk cemetery gates, before moving to the Kirk Balk cenotaph. Following the parade and short service, Stephanie joined in with observing… Read more »