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Seventh Son at the Parkway

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Legendary Barnsley heavy rock band Seventh Son will play at the Parkway Cinema on Eldon Street on Saturday, December 1. Tickets are available from the cinema, or telephone 01226 248218.


Big time still beckons for sick Lucy Spraggan

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Sheffield’s Lucy Spraggan is still heading for big things despite being forced to quit the X-Factor through illness. The 21-year-old singer/songwriter was given a bye though she was too ill to perform on last week’s live show. When she failed to recover in time for this weekend’s show Lucy reluctantly pulled out altogether from the… Read more »


Barnsley teenager Ashleigh makes winning start on Young Apprentice

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Young Barnsley entrepreneur Ashleigh Porter-Exley has made an impressive start to her bid to become Sir Alan Sugar’s ‘Young Apprentice’. The 17-year-old, who has been in employment since she was 13, was named as the girls’ project manager in the first task on the hit BBC show. The first episode was screened on Thursday night… Read more »


X-Factor Lucy in quit sensation

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Sheffield’s Lucy Spraggan has dramatically quit The X Factor because she is “not well enough to perform”. The contestant had to pull out of last week’s show meaning she got a free pass to the show this weekend. However, since she feels too unwell to perform for a second week running, the singer felt it… Read more »


Catch The Killers at the Arena

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Las Vegas supergroup The Killers will stop off at Sheffield Arena on November 8th after announcing their first UK tour in four years. The tour coincides with the release of their fourth studio album, Battle Born, released on September 17th. The band was formed in 2001 and since their debut singled Mr Brightside in 2003… Read more »


X-Factor Lucy ‘too ill’ to sing

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Sheffield’s Lucy Spraggan has sparked X-Factor controversy after failing to perform saying she was too ill to perform. In a surprise decision the 20-year-old singer guitarist was given a ‘bye’ to the next round without having to perform — sparking comments on Twitter from anti Lucy Tweeters. Lucy, who has avoided the bottom two sing-off… Read more »


Gym is no-go area for X-Factor Lucy

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Sheffield’s X-Factor star Lucy Spraggan has turned her back trying to get a gym body — even though her brother is a personal trainer. Instead the 21-year-old wants to stay as she is and has even rejected help from X-Factor stylists to glam her up for the show. She said: “Best is to be yourself,… Read more »


Kate’s new album hits number 15

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Barnsley folk singer Kate Rusby has seen her new album, entitled ’20’, hit number 15 in the midweek album chart – after just a week of sales. Rusby tweeted on Thursday afternoon: “Very excited, just found out we are number 15 in the Mid Week Album chart. Sandwiched between Pink & Daniel O’Donnell.”


Cricketer Vaughan to be bowled out of Strictly?

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Sheffield’s dancing cricketer Michael Vaughan is tipped to foxtrot out of Strictly Come Dancing this weekend after his narrow survival last weekend. The former England cricket skipper has so far dodged the dancing axe as Johnny Ball and Jerry Hall were dumped but he is the bookie’s favourite to Waltz out this time. Michael has… Read more »