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Win your share of £1,000!

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With the excitement of Christmas seemingly a distant memory and the winter weather taking a turn for the worst – its no wonder a lot of people suffer from the January blues. All things said, this is about to change, thanks to the Alhambra Shopping Centre and Dearne FM, as they officially launch the centre’s… Read more »

A long and winding road leads to The Civic

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Tribute band The Upbeat Beatles are coming to The Civic to recreate the Fab Four’s long and winding road from the early Cavern days through to Beatle mania, America, Sgt. Pepper, Abbey Road and all the way up to that famous rooftop on The Apple Building. Their attention to detail will draw the audience into… Read more »

MP speaks out on Universal Credit free school meals concerns

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Stephanie Peacock, MP for Barnsley East, has joined calls pushing the Government to continue the guarantee of free school meals for children under Universal Credit. Currently, as Universal Credit is rolled out, all children who live in a household receiving this new benefit will receive a free school meal. However, under new proposals set out… Read more »

Barnsley school raises festive funds for Hospice

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Pupils at Kirk Balk Academy in Hoyland raised £1,115 for Barnsley Hospice by holding a Christmas Jumper Day and raffle. Vicky Stead, community fund-raising team leader at Barnsley Hospice, was presented with a cheque by pupils Coburn Lee Powell, Samuel Vickers, Ellie Chipchase and Paige Kirk, alongside Year Nine Learning Manager Mr Mallin (see picture)… Read more »

Shoppers win big at The Alhambra

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Since 15th November, a local shopping centre has been treating late night shoppers as part of their annual Random Acts of Kindness campaign. The Alhambra shopping centre in Barnsley has paid for £1,000 worth of festive goodies for Barnsley residents so far, including products from the Perfume Shop;  a games console from GAME,; Primark and… Read more »

Make a Will and support Barnsley Hospice

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Barnsley Hospice is encouraging people to act on their New Year resolutions by making a Will during a special fund-raising initiative. The charity’s annual ‘Make a Will Month’ will see local solicitors waive their fees during February in exchange for a donation towards patient care. Law firms including Bury & Walkers and Elmhirst Parker in… Read more »

Sing-a-Long to Beauty and the Beast at The Civic

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Singalonga Productions are offering an invitation to “Be our Guest” at Sing-a-Long-a Beauty and the Beast at The Civic this month as they celebrate the brand new adaptation of Disney’s iconic fairy tale with on-screen lyrics so everyone can join in! “I never had so much fun in my life!” Estrella Perez, London. This is your… Read more »

Passionate new cabaret celebrates love in Barnsley

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Premiering at The Civic in in February, the romantic all-singing, all-dancing extravaganza The Little Love Cabaret is the perfect show for Valentine’s Day. Brought to you by SpiltMilk Dance and packed with passion, it is a scrapbook of real-life love stories collected from contributors aged 2-92 across the country Ultimate heart throbs, full-on obsessions, grand… Read more »