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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Ringing in the New

Ringing in the New

A vision to breathe new life into a parish church and create a community hub fit for the 21st century is gradually taking shape in Wortley where a chapel in the village can be traced back as far as medieval times. While proudly celebrating its heritage and fulfilling its primary...

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A Grand Day Out

A Grand Day Out

Spring and summer may still be a long way away but don’t let that stop you from having some great family days out this winter.

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The Future of Flour at Worsbrough Mill

The Future of Flour at Worsbrough Mill

Practising the traditional trade of stone-grinding flour, demonstrating the art, developing products and driving sales are all in a day’s work for the recent recruit to Worsbrough Mill – the 17th century working water mill. And, if he’s lucky, new Miller, Simon Dodd, might even get to sample some freshly...

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Shining a Light on Community Spirit

Shining a Light on Community Spirit

Every picture tells a story and perhaps few more vividly than those documenting pivotal moments in life. One such film capturing the horror and aftermath of England’s worst mining disaster in Barnsley more than 150 years ago is again shining a light on a spirited community after scooping a highly...

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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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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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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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Be Cancer Safe

Be Cancer Safe

What’s your first response when you get the ‘dreaded’ cancer screening letter through the post? Do you shrug and ignore it? Act like you’ve been sent junk mail and toss it in the bin? Or do you pull on your brave breeches, call to get booked in and feel relieved...

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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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