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Reds accentuate the positives, but an outsize negative remains

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Barnsley 0, Preston North End 0 (SkyBet Championship) This being the season of good cheer it is appropriate to dwell initially on the positives in Barnsley’s Boxing Day performance. And there were quite a few. For example, it might have been only a draw when victories are required, especially at home, but it was against… Read more »

Local MP heads out on police patrol

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Stephanie Peacock, MP for Barnsley East, recently spent time on patrol in Barnsley with PCSOs from South Yorkshire Police. She accompanied the officers on a routine patrol around Grimethorpe, seeing first-hand the role they play in keeping communities safe. Chief Superintendent of South Yorkshire Police Scott Green also joined Stephanie, who took the opportunity to… Read more »

Reasons to celebrate for Barnsley Museums and Heritage Trust

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Barnsley Museums & Heritage Trust is celebrating securing over £75,000 through funding and donations in 2017. The Trust received backing from a number of funding partners during the year. This enabled it to deliver programmes in Barnsley which ranged from poetry workshops for people with life-limiting illnesses, to supporting a series of workshops for primary… Read more »

New British film to be screened at The Civic

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Barnsley Civic is delighted to host an early screening of a very British new film, Last Laugh by John Godber. This black comedy / family drama follows a college lecturer, Martin Dawson, played by Nick Figgis, and his hope to escape from obscurity by having a screenplay made into a film. With iconic Yorkshire scenery… Read more »

Exciting month of shows coming up at The Civic

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The Civic in Barnsley continue to bring the best in contemporary art and theatre this New Year, starting with some new films, comedy and exhibitions in January. For example, there will be an early screening of Last Laugh by John Godber, a story that follows a college lecturer, Martin Dawson, played by Nick Figgis, and… Read more »

MP encourages energy switch to slash bills

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MP for Barnsley East Stephanie Peacock is encouraging households in the borough to take advantage of the Energy Switch Guarantee to save money on energy bills. New figures released from the Energy Switch Guarantee (ESG) reveal that 17 per cent of households in Barnsley East have switched electricity supplier and potentially saved hundreds of pounds… Read more »