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Three-goal Villains spoil Reds’ anniversary party

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Barnsley 0, Aston Villa 3 (SkyBet Championship) Aston Villa were the real ‘Villains’ of the piece as Steve Bruce’s side gatecrashed the 130th anniversary celebrations of the Oakwell Club. There were consequently no happy returns for the Reds’ legends from various eras who had been paraded in front of the home supporters prior to kick-off…. Read more »


Barnsley’s terminally ill owner produces poignant programme notes

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Terminally ill Barnsley FC owner Patrick Cryne produced some poignant programme notes ahead of Barnsl;ey’s thrilling 3-2 win over Derby County at Oakwell on Tuesday night – a result which booked the Reds’ another visit to Wembley. Cryne, 66, has terminal cancer, and admits he is ‘living on borrowed time’. He admits he may not even… Read more »



Top chefs join SushiSushi at national food show

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Two of the UK’s top chefs will join Barnsley-based SushiSushi when it exhibits at a national food show this Autumn. The Japanese and Asian food supplier (director Stuart Turner pictured) will exhibit at The Restaurant Show from 2 – 4 October at Olympia, London. The team will be joined by Liam Watton, head chef at… Read more »


TV star launches second Big Barnsley Bake Off

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Sam Nixon will launch Barnsley Hospice’s second Big Barnsley Bake Off when it returns to the town this September. Sam is appealing to potential star bakers across Barnsley to get involved and help raise some ‘dough’ for Barnsley Hospice throughout September and October. The fundraiser, which is being sponsored by White’s Bakery Limited in Barnsley,… Read more »


MP opens new sporting facility

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Stephanie Peacock MP has opened a new facility at Wombwell Main Community and Sports Association in her Barnsley East constituency. The Association is a local charity that provides a home for a several sports teams and a number of community and educational groups. The new pavilion caps off a tireless effort by many at the… Read more »


One lucky shopper lands a grand at the Alhambra

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Annette Siddall of Hoyland, has bagged herself £1,000 thanks to the Grand in your Hand prize draw competition at the Alhambra Shopping Centre in association with Dearne FM. From Tuesday 1st – Saturday 5th August, a large cyclone machine was placed inside the local shopping centre containing coloured balls with points on. Players needed to… Read more »


Rampant Reds put woeful Sunderland to the sword

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Barnsley 3, Sunderland 0 (SkyBet Championship) For 20 minutes or so home fans were wondering whether to be excited by Barnsley’s attacking verve or worried by their defensive indecisiveness. But then two goals in the space of four minutes dispelled all fears and sent confidence flowing through the veins of both those who were roaring… Read more »



Barnsley Hospice seeking trustees

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Barnsley Hospice is searching for motivated and passionate people to join its team of Trustees. The hospice has been providing care for people in Barnsley with life limiting illnesses, and their families, since 1994 and is looking for four people to strengthen its Board. Chief Executive Julie Ferry (pictured) said: “Specialist skills and knowledge are… Read more »