Unsung Hero: Darren Warner

Unsung Hero: Darren Warner

No human is limited. The only limitation is our mind. That was the message that record-breaking long-distance runner, Eliud Kipchoge, declared at the Sports Personality of the Year awards back in December. He pushed everything to the limit when he became the first person to complete a marathon in under...

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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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RRAMF: Sup, Sup and Away

RRAMF: Sup, Sup and Away

Following last year’s forced landing, the Rotherham Real Ale and Music Festival is getting ready to take flight once again with a salute to the Battle of Britain’s 80th anniversary. This February, the popular charity event returns to Magna after a year off from the annual ale calendar in 2019....

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BIADS: Help for today, hope for tomorrow

BIADS: Help for today, hope for tomorrow

Caring for someone with dementia can be a 24-hour job and one that often takes over any relationship you both may have had before. But at BIADS – Barnsley Independent Alzheimer’s and Dementia Support – their unique support service helps people diagnosed with dementia and their carers to reconnect with...

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Penistone Gateway Club

Penistone Gateway Club

Every Friday night during term time, St Andrews Methodist Church in Penistone comes alive with the sound of laughter. There’s singing on the karaoke, cheering on the players of a video game tournament, and the odd shout of BINGO! All wrapped up in giggles and glee. For St Andrews Church...

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All hands on deck for Felkirk 900

All hands on deck for Felkirk 900

In a Barnsley village as mysterious as Davy Jones’ Locker, local legend has it that within its churchyard lies the graves of ye olde pirates. Well, shiver me timbers! Why buccaneers would have wound up in Barnsley when the nearest coast is almost 100 miles away is anyone’s guess. But...

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Glorious Gardens of Japan

Glorious Gardens of Japan

Garden designer, Sally Cunis, highlights the beautiful botany from her recent visit to Japan. Arriving in Japan last autumn with my husband to explore potteries and gardens, I clutched a well-thumbed copy of the ‘Gardens of Kyoto’ – a gift from a friend – carrying in my head an image...

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You & Your Health: Travel Vaccinations

You & Your Health: Travel Vaccinations

As we begin another year, many of us may be looking ahead to booking trips and holidays abroad, scouring the world map for new destinations to discover. But before you pack your case or backpack, be sure to check which, if any, vaccinations are needed for travel. The rise in...

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