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Barnsley MP calls for debate on police resources

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Stephanie Peacock, MP for Barnsley East, has called for an urgent debate on police budgets as figures show officer numbers in the area have fallen drastically since 2010. According to figures released by South Yorkshire Police, the number of police officers has fallen by 458, from 2952 in 2010 to 2494 in 2016 – a… Read more »

Last chance to enter garden competition

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Time is running out if you want to enter the Berneslai Homes and Barnsley in Bloom annual garden competition. The closing date for the competition, which is open to all tenants and residents of Barnsley, is Friday, 14 July. The different categories include a general and Over 60s section consisting of best garden best planter/basket… Read more »

Engineering company invests £500,000 in new Barnsley base

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A surveying and engineering company has invested £500,000 in a new purpose-built headquarters in Barnsley. 1st Horizon, which specialises in 3-dimensional laser scanning of buildings and surveying for underground pipes and cables, has turned a former fizzy drinks factory in the borough into its new home. The company will officially open ‘The Old Pop Factory’… Read more »

What a great day for Alhambra’s children’s charities campaign!

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A local shopping centre in Barnsley has raised almost £7,000 with their ‘One Great Day’ fund-raising campaign, featuring a Tandem Skydive, a charity golf day  and various collections all in support of children’s charities, Great Ormond Street Hospital and South Yorkshire’s Cash for Kids. Steph Higham, Aaron Powell and Dan Hinchcliffe from the Alhambra Shopping… Read more »

Police name man who died in Barnsley altercation

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South Yorkshire Police have named the man who died following an altercation in Barnsley at the weekend as Shaun Ian Mason. At around 11.30pm on Saturday 17 June, emergency services were called to a property in Manor Court, Genn Lane, Worsbrough, following reports of a group of men and women fighting outside of the address…. Read more »

Double your money donations for The Civic

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The Civic is asking supporters to take advantage of a one-off initiative from Localgiving. From 10am till midnight, people will be able to see one off donations of up to £25 doubled, to celebrate Fundraising Day on 22 June, which is a part of Small Charity Week 2017. Helen Ball, CEO of The Civic, said:… Read more »

‘Role model’ Active Response celebrate ten-year success story

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Active Response Security Services have celebrated their ten year success story with special guests at Barnsley Town Hall. South Yorkshire’s Lord Lieutenant and Queen’s representative Andrew Coombe addressed the audience which included the Mayors of Barnsley and Rotherham and representatives of the British Security Industry Association who had travelled from London.(BSIA) Barnsley Mayor Councillor Jeff… Read more »