Flavours Food Festival returns to Elsecar

Flavours Food Festival returns to Elsecar

This October, take your tastebuds on a gastronomic adventure to Elsecar as the annual Flavours Food Festival returns for a third year.  And this year promises to be bigger, better and tastier than ever with a fusion of food, festival-style music and family fun for all.  On Saturday 20th and...

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Barnsley’s diamond girl joins the Supermodel England race

Barnsley’s diamond girl joins the Supermodel England race

Barnsley’s diamond girl gears up to dazzle the competition She’s used to expertly studying the four Cs of colour, clarity, carat and cut in her role as a qualified diamond grader at Barnsley’s S&A Jewellers.   But this November, Amber Rose Roberts will be the gem up for critique; sizing up...

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Growing the love at Owd Martha’s Yard

Growing the love at Owd Martha’s Yard

Cultivated from a community effort, things just keep on blossoming down at Owd Martha’s Yard in Hoyland. Since 2015, a whole host of volunteers have gotten behind the project to transform an unloved, unused piece of land behind Belmont WMC into a community garden that the whole village can enjoy....

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Barnsley FC – The Glory Days

Barnsley FC – The Glory Days

Saturday 26th April 1997. A gloomy spring day that probably holds little significance to the majority of the country. But if you’re from Barnsley, Saturday 26th April 1997 no doubt goes down as the single best day of the year, decade, or even your life as it’s the day Barnsley...

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Hoping to be the Kings of Barnsley’s music scene

Hoping to be the Kings of Barnsley’s music scene

In garages and spare bedrooms up and down the country, dreams are formed from the echoes of friends endlessly searching for a way to propel themselves into the British music scene. But for Barnsley quartet, Killers + Kings, they aren’t pulling any punches with the launch of their debut EP,...

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Reds in the Community Shadow Scholarship

Reds in the Community Shadow Scholarship

Not the final whistle just yet... With England having taken their youngest ever squad to this year’s World Cup, there will no doubt be scores of young lads across the country looking to follow in Kane and Co.’s footsteps. But for those who’ve always dreamed of playing for their boyhood...

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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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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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Restoring the glory of Cannon Hall parklands

Restoring the glory of Cannon Hall parklands

When landscape architect, Richard Woods, stood on Cannon Hall’s south front terrace in the 1760s proudly admiring the fruits of his labour, he would have no doubt marvelled at the encompassing sloping lawns, the floral embellished pleasure grounds and the ornate kitchen gardens that he had masterfully created for John...

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South Yorkshire’s Industrial Past

South Yorkshire’s Industrial Past

Written by Shannon Hopwood Back in the day, Barnsley and Rotherham were known for their booming industries. This area may no longer be the prodigious producer that it once was, but there was a time when the pits were thriving, the iron was hot, and glassblowing was ever expanding. While...

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