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Barnsley teacher gets on his bike to raise money for Hospice

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A South Yorkshire English teacher is swapping literature for lycra to take on the Tour de Yorkshire sportive next month in support of Barnsley Hospice. Craig Fletcher, 31, lives in Dodworth, and teaches at the town’s Horizon Community College. On Sunday 6 May he will complete the Maserati Tour de Yorkshire Ride, taking on 120km… Read more »

MP calls for better opportunities for the people of Barnsley

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Stephanie Peacock, MP for Barnsley East, made a speech in Parliament calling for a more inclusive economy that would provide better opportunities for people in Barnsley. She took the chance to make the call in a recent Parliamentary debate on ‘Social Mobility and the Economy’. According to the Social Mobility Foundation, Barnsley sits in the… Read more »

Financial planners raise wealth of funds for Barnsley Hospice

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Dodworth-based financial planners Lifetime have generated a ‘wealth’ of funds for Barnsley Hospice through their continued support of the charity. The firm has raised £18,422 since 2010, with the majority coming from its successful referral scheme. The total has also been boosted through sponsorship of the charity’s mascot, Oscar, and of the annual Barnsley Hospice… Read more »

A striking story as Reds’ derby triumph boosts survival hopes

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Barnsley 3, Sheffield United 2 (SkyBet Championship) In an intriguing tale of three strikers Barnsley not only earned the pride that comes with a South Yorkshire derby victory, but also, more importantly, clinched three precious points in their fight for Championship survival. The triumphant triumvirate of Tom Bradshaw, Kieffer Moore and Oli McBurnie combined with… Read more »

World’s longest-running photographic exhibition returns to The Civic

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The Royal Photographic Society’s international photography exhibition is to return to The Civic this month, accompanied by a special artist talk by Carolyn Mendelsohn. The world’s longest running photographic exhibition, now in its 160th year, features a huge range of photographic techniques, styles and subjects, including intimate portraits, haunting abstracts, strangely quiet landscapes, cars, sheep,… Read more »

Government responds to Barnsley MP’s protection plea

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The Government have recognised calls, including those by Barnsley East MP Stephanie Peacock, to offer increased protection for victims of terrorism. The local MP has previously called for the closure of an insurance loophole that has prevented businesses affected by terrorism from receiving compensation for economic disruption. As the law stands, only victims with property… Read more »

Victory for Victoria in Barnsley businesses fund-raising challenge

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Businesses in Barnsley battled for first place in the Barnsley Hospice ‘Accumulator Challenge’, with the town’s Victoria Medical Centre crowned 2018 winners. The charity set The Apprentice-style task to organisations across the area to turn £28 into as much money as possible during the 28 days of February. The team from the GP surgery, based… Read more »