Children of the Dark: Huskar 180

Children of the Dark: Huskar 180

This July marks 180 years since the Huskar mining disaster; a distressing and deplorable Barnsley tragedy in which 26 children aged seven to 17 were untimely killed while working at Moorend Colliery in Silkstone Common. A tale shrouded in coal dust and salty tears of the young people who faced...

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The Man Engine comes to South Yorkshire

The Man Engine comes to South Yorkshire

  Like the former mighty pithead frames that once bejewelled our region, a Very Important Visitor will be towering over the South Yorkshire skyline this June as the magnificent and monumental Man Engine drifts into Elsecar and Wentworth. A colossal feat of engineering standing proudly at a height of 11.2...

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A BEARY special adventure comes to Barnsley

A BEARY special adventure comes to Barnsley

If you go down to Cooper Gallery this summer You’re sure of a big surprise If you go down to Cooper Gallery this summer You might not believe your eyes For every bear is sure to be there From Rupert to Paddington, to Pooh and Old Bear For the first...

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Aroundtown Meets Julie Kenny CBE DL

Aroundtown Meets Julie Kenny CBE DL

For over thirty years, Julie Kenny has been an inspirational societal architect in South Yorkshire; she’s rebuilt her life on more than one occasion using the bricks other people have thrown at her, shattering various glass ceilings along the way. While her journey to becoming a self-made successful female entrepreneur...

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Your MIND does matter

Your MIND does matter

When life gives you lemons, it’s human nature to feel worried, anxious or upset when dealing with the unexpected – that’s our ingrained fight or fly mechanism. But when your feelings start to seriously affect your daily life or you feel like you haven’t got the strength to overcome any...

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Gardening: Back to basics with borders

Gardening: Back to basics with borders

Garden designer, Sally Cunis, gives us a few hints and tips about how to plan the perfect border Snow and icy blasts from Siberia may have delayed the start of the gardening year but now gardeners are busy planning for the year ahead. As it can be a daunting task...

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You and Your Health: Summertime

You and Your Health: Summertime

Pharmacist Andrew Watson of Goodmeasure Pharmacy, Parkgate looks at the joys and pitfalls of summer for our health The summer months that lie ahead have some wonderful health benefits. The sight of blue skies, green vegetation, and colourful wild and garden flowers usually cheer us up. However, while some of...

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Tears in the Dust for actor Dean Sills

Tears in the Dust for actor Dean Sills

In the blink of an eye, life can be flipped on its head and everything we’ve built pulled from underneath us. That is the strong message being portrayed in Steve Call’s new film, Tears in the Dust. Starring local Bolton-upon-Dearne actor, Dean Sills, Tears in the Dust follows lead character...

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