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Barnsley MP visits Cudworth Primary School

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Stephanie Peacock, MP for Barnsley East, recently visited Birkwood Primary School to meet the school’s council. The Cudworth-based school’s pupil council had the opportunity to discuss the importance of civic engagement with the recently elected MP, who shared advice on representing other students and people. The Birkwood pupils then had the opportunity to question Stephanie… Read more »


Show business star takes centre stage at Hospice fund-raiser

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Barnsley Hospice is preparing to welcome show business stalwart Linda Nolan to its most glamorous fund-raiser of the year. Linda, whose wealth of experience includes hit records, international television shows, major world concert tours and appearances with the world’s most popular superstars, will take centre stage at the ‘Dining Divas’ event at the Holiday Inn… Read more »


Williams’ magic moment lights up ‘war of attrition’

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Burton Albion 2, Barnsley 4 (SkyBet Championship) A stunning second half goal from Barnsley’s Everton loanee Joe Williams proved the turning point in a game that could have gone either way at the Pirelli Stadium. Until then it had been what the Reds’  head coach Paul Heckingbottom described as ‘a war of attrition’ between two… Read more »


New junior account executive for Capital B Media

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Chris Coates has joined South Yorkshire media training and PR consultancy Capital B Media as a junior account executive. Chris, aged 22, has joined after completing BA and Masters degrees in journalism at the University of Sheffield. Capital B Media’s clients are in the public, private and third sector. They include Barnsley Museums and Heritage… Read more »


Barnsley in Bloom winners receive their awards

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Winners from this year’s Berneslai Homes and Barnsley In Bloom garden competition attended a special evening at the Town Hall on Thursday 26th October to collect their awards. Awards were given in the following categories: general section consisting of best garden; best planter/ basket display; best vegetable garden; best environmentally friendly/ wildlife garden; an Older… Read more »


Golf day donation suits Hospice down to a tee

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A funding injection from Darton-based Copier Systems Ltd will help provide specialist compassionate care for patients at Barnsley Hospice. The firm raised raised over £500 for the hospice at their annual golf day in October. The donation will help the hospice provide specialist care for people affected by a life-limiting illness, including cancer, motor neurone… Read more »



Hospice given a boost by TSB Barnsley

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Patient care at Barnsley Hospice has been given a boost thanks to an £800 donation from TSB Barnsley. The bank, based on Market Hill in the town centre, has been raising money through raffles, collection tins and personal challenges after selecting the hospice as its charity of the year. Last week it handed over a… Read more »


Half-term art workshops to celebrate Dearne Valley

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Dearne Valley artists are set to host a series of activities this half-term to help reconnect communities to the River Dearne. The free events are part of a wider project called ‘Art of the Dearne’, delivered by the Dearne Valley Landscape Partnership (DVLP) which works with communities to protect, preserve and enhance the area. Individuals… Read more »


Phoenix Dance Theatre comes to The Civic

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Phoenix Dance Theatre’s Mixed Programme 2017 brings the internationally acclaimed contemporary dance company to perform in the heart of Barnsley, showcasing three amazing works which promise to give audiences a gripping evening of beautiful storytelling through dance. Named ‘Best Premiere’ as part of the Critics’ Choice in this month’s Dance Europe Magazine, Calyx, is the… Read more »