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X-Factor Lucy hip-hop’s her way through to next show

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Sheffield’s X-Factor star Lucy Spraggan put this week’s heartbreak behind her and went ‘hip hop’ to sail through to the next live show. The 21-year-old singer songwriter took a risk by abandoning her distinctive self-penned songs to perform a cover version for the first time. But the gamble paid off as Lucy performed her own… Read more »


X-Factor’s Yorkshire girl Lucy: “I’m gonna be different”

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Sheffield’s X-Factor star Lucy Spraggan is promising millions of fans something completely different on the second live show. The quirky singer/songwriter became the first ever contestant to perform a self-penned song on the X-Factor live shows. She has refused to reveal if she will perform another of her own songs this weekend or opt for… Read more »


X-Factor Lucy hit by tragic death

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X Factor star Lucy Spraggan has been left devastated by a personal tragedy – the sudden death of her gran. The 21-year-old Sheffield singer-guitarist pulled out of rehearsals on Monday and tweeted her 235,000 followers: ‘I’m really sorry to say I won’t be doing a twitcam today, I had some really sad news this morning…. Read more »


Civic thrilled to stage Chocolat/An Evening with Joanne Harris

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The Civic in Barnsley will welcome one of the town’s most celebrated figures at a special film showing in December. Chocolat/An Evening with Joanne Harris (Cert-PG) will be held in the Assembly Room on Tuesday, December 4 (commencing at 7pm). Following on from the success of Kes, with Dai Bradley, the Civic are delighted to present… Read more »


NATIONAL NEWS – Controversy again hits X-Factor after producer’s ‘chat’ with judge

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ITV’s The X-Factor was again embroiled in controversy last night after judge Louis Walsh sensationally changed his vote, meaning that Carolynne Poole left the competition at the expense of controversial contestant Rylan Clark. Walsh’s shock decision to allow the vote-off to go to deadlock, and therefore the public vote, led to fellow judge Gary Barlow storming off… Read more »


Barnsley company team up with Dead Sons Music for eye-catching new release

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Local band Dead Sons Music release their next single Hangman on November 5. The release also features the b-side Electricity. Hangman will be available digitally through the band’s website (www.deadsons.co.uk), iTunes, Amazon and all other digital outlets. And the eye-catching cover artwork has been done by Barnsley company DMSquared (see main picture). Dead Sons music are also… Read more »



Kate’s new album set for October release

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Barnsley folk star Kate Rusby will officially release her new album on October 22. It will be released on Island Records’ ‘Pink Label’ and is called ’20’. Penistone songstress Kate said: “It is all very exciting. As I have said all along, it has been one of the best experiences of my life creating this… Read more »