Aroundtown Meets: Therapy Huskies

Aroundtown Meets: Therapy Huskies

Everyone is taught that angels have two feathered wings. But here in Barnsley, they have four furry paws – plus a wet nose, thick fluffy coat and piercing blue and amber eyes.  They may not be able to fly, but four Siberian Huskies glide across the floor to greet us with a powerfully calming aura much...

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Aroundtown Meets Jack Land Noble

Aroundtown Meets Jack Land Noble

They say all the world’s a stage but it is his humble hometown of Barnsley which keeps setting the scene as the most prominent backdrop in Jack Land Noble’s productions.  Billed as an actor, writer, director, producer, singer and songwriter, it’s Jack by name, but most definitely not Jack-of-all-trades by nature. At just 30-years-old, Jack has...

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Aroundtown Meets: Victoria Nixon

Aroundtown Meets: Victoria Nixon

At just 16, life wasn’t so sweet for Victoria Nixon. The world around her was crumbling as quickly as the chocolate bar she would one day go on to advertise. But she was not the type of girl to be consumed by the flakes of grief that were settling around...

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We Meet the LimbBo Foundation

We Meet the LimbBo Foundation

Whether it’s the first time or fourth time, one of the most exciting parts of any pregnancy is seeing those fuzzy black and white images of your tiny human wriggling about on the screen at your routine antenatal ultrasound appointments. Along with giving expectant parents a first peep at the...

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We meet Gemma Nemer

We meet Gemma Nemer

Just like people, buttons come in all shapes and sizes. And just like people, each individual button has its own special purpose, each with a different story to tell. Big, shiny gold-rimmed ones that fastened up your grandfather’s old duster coat; dainty pearlescent domes fixing the collar of your mother’s...

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Barnsley Born and Bread

Barnsley Born and Bread

For over 65 years, the family-run Fosters Bakery has been a staple part of village life in Mapplewell, filling the Barnsley air with the unmistakable aroma of freshly baked bread.

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Aroundtown Meets Margaret Drinkall

Aroundtown Meets Margaret Drinkall

When Yorkshire-born Margaret Drinkall suggests that you stop thinking about something and get on and do it, you know she’s talking from first-hand experience and with a genuine passion to see others take the plunge and follow their dreams. As the published author of 31 books – and counting –...

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Thornberry Animal Sanctuary

Thornberry Animal Sanctuary

For the neglected they continue to care… Litters of unwanted kittens, puppies and rabbits dumped in cardboard boxes at the gate by greedy breeders. Sad, scrawny and sorry-looking dogs tied up to fence posts wondering when their owners will be back to take them home. Desperate pleas from the struggling...

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Aroundtown Remembers: Don Booker MBE

Aroundtown Remembers: Don Booker MBE

A shining light has gone out here in South Yorkshire at the sad passing of the iconic Barnsley legend, our motoring mogul Don Booker MBE at the age of 87. While many will remember the name Don Booker from his days as celebrated Barnsley Chronicle editor, a company that he...

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Aroundtown Meets Debbie Wingham

Aroundtown Meets Debbie Wingham

From coal dust to diamonds Despite its flawless façade, a diamond starts life as a piece of coal that transforms under time and pressure into the glittering end result.   And just like the jewel that propelled her lustrous fashion career, Mexborough-born Debbie Wingham used the stress, adversity and knockbacks she...

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