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Simeon rises to the challenge to raise cash for charity

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FITNESS challenges were smashed to raise cash for charity by a Barnsley Premier Leisure member. Simeon Evershed, of Meadow View, Lundwood, Barnsley has been a member at BPL’s Metrodome site for more than five years. The Metrodome hosts gym challenges every month for members to take part in. If they come out on top of… Read more »

You are invited to The Civic garden party

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There’s a party in the garden and everyone’s invited! The Civic Garden Party is a fantastic free day of family friendly fun in the sun. On Saturday 15 September you can enjoy free live entertainment in Barnsley throughout the day from the best in family theatre. Now in its third year, The Civic Garden Party… Read more »

Colour artist Liz West back at The Civic, where it all began

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Renowned colour field artist Liz West is to return to her home-town for what will be the first major retrospective of her work. Colour Field will include Our Spectral Vision, which was originally commissioned by Natural History Museum, London and Our Colour Wheel, a project that explores the different perceptions of colour by people from… Read more »

Reds held by Wimbledon but signs are still promising

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Barnsley 0, AFC Wimbledon 0 (SkyBet League One) (By Keith Lodge) The most significant aspect of this scrappy defence-dominated draw was that Barnsley did not concede a goal for the third successive match at the start of the new campaign. That would suggest that they are going to be a very difficult side to beat,… Read more »


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The Alhambra Shopping Centre has been a hive of activity during the summer holidays with several visitors of Jurassic proportions joining shoppers of all ages. Hundreds of Dinosaur fans big and small visited the centre from 1st – 11th of August to visit the Alhambrasaurus Rex and his tiny friend the triceratops. Visitors got the… Read more »

Lottery funding brings Buns on the Run to Barnsley

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Children and community groups in Barnsley will be given the opportunity to learn traditional baking skills this Autumn thanks to lottery funding. Barnsley Museums & Heritage Trust has secured a £10,000 grant for Worsbrough Mill Museum & Country Park via the National Lottery’s Awards for All scheme to deliver the ‘Buns on the Run’ community… Read more »

Landscape Partnership on the verge of something big

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A landscape partnership is helping to boost biodiversity on road verges across the Dearne Valley. The ‘On the Verge’ project, funded by the Dearne Valley Landscape Partnership (DVLP), will bring together three local authorities and residents to improve the habitat on verges for plants and wildlife. It follows a survey which identified 17km of road… Read more »

Best foot forward for Barnsley Hospice

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Women in Barnsley are being encouraged to put their best foot forward for Barnsley Hospice. The charity will host its twelfth Midnight Walk with a ‘Night at the Circus’ theme on Saturday 22 September. The walk will begin at the stroke of midnight at Horizon Community College. Walkers can choose to complete a five or… Read more »