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Barnsley finance firm Lifetime raise over £27,000 for hospices

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Barnsley-based finance firm Lifetime has now given over £27,000 to hospices via their highly successful referral scheme. Lifetime, who have their headquarters in Dodworth and also have an office in Driffield, East Yorkshire, have raised the much-needed cash for 20 hospices up and down the country. One of the latest cheques was presented  by Lifetime… Read more »


Parting of the ways for Barnsley RUFC and Shaw Lane AFC

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Barnsley RUFC is to focus solely on rugby following an in-depth review of its current ground-sharing strategy. The ground-sharing arrangement with Evostik Premier football team Shaw Lane AFC, has been reviewed by both parties and the conclusion has been reached that the best interests of both clubs would be served by an amicable parting of… Read more »


Help Berneslai Homes take top spot and put Barnsley on the map

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Berneslai Homes have expressed  their delight at being again shortlisted for the 24 Housing Top 10 Social Landlords. Now they need your help and support. The list has been shortlisted by a national poll by 24 Housing magazine. Berneslai Homes was shortlisted for some big achievements including: collecting 98.5% of rent and helping tenants gain… Read more »



Barnsley police officers praised for helping man in crisis

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While many police officers often view what they do during day-to-day working hours as just that – day-to-day work – others recognise the compassionate and often life-saving work they do. A man from Barnsley has thanked two officers who helped him during a time of struggle and highlighted the amazing work our cops do. And… Read more »


Barnsley appoint new Chief Executive

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Barnsley Football Club have recruited a Frenchman as their new Chief Executive. He is Gauthier Ganaye, who is currently Director of Marketing and International Development with Racing Club de Lens, where he is also a member of the club’s Executive Committee. He has also served as General Secretary, with responsibility for all football administration and… Read more »


Eva Cassidy tribute show at The Civic

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For the first time in the UK, Dan Cassidy, brother of the late Eva Cassidy is to join a captivating tribute to the magic of Eva’s voice in ‘Essence of Eva’ at The Civic in Barnsley in June. Laura Claire presents this flawless memorability of the industries finest and never forgotten female singer. Essence of… Read more »


Hoyland woman scoops Alhambra’s bumper bundle competition prize

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‘Unbelievable’ was Claire Woodhall’s reaction when told she had won a huge prize bundle as part of the Alhambra Shopping Centre’s What’s It Worth? competition in conjunction with Dearne FM. From Friday 5th May until Sunday 21st May, a large glass display box, supplied by JSS Installations, was placed outside Primark in the Alhambra. The… Read more »


Barnsley accountants expand with two new appointments

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Barnsley-based Gibson Booth Ltd has strengthened its accountancy and tax departments with two new appointments. Helen Needham has joined the firm as accounts senior from a Sheffield-based accountancy and Anne Cook has been appointed as a tax senior, after working at an accountancy practice in West Yorkshire. Helen holds a degree in mathematics and finance… Read more »


Cannon Hall Museum celebrates 60th birthday in style

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Cannon Hall Museum is celebrating its 60th birthday in style by bringing some of Hollywood’s finest wedding dresses to Yorkshire. The ‘Tales of the Wedding Dress – from Homemade to World Stage’ exhibition features costume gowns worn by stars including Gwyneth Paltrow and Kiera Knightley, and coincides with the 60th anniversary of the museum – … Read more »