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Cooking on a shoestring course hailed a success
PLACES on an evening course at Barnsley College – which offered an introduction to healthy cooking on a tight budget – were snapped up within days of it being promoted.
Cooking on a Shoestring, which was run by the college in partnership with Barnsley Council, was means tested and looked at budgeting, food preparation and included demonstrations and tasting.
The aim of the short course was to provide an introduction to healthy cooking...
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Proud of Barnsley shortlist revealed
THIS year's Proud of Barnsley awards are just around the corner - and the shortlist for each category has been announced.
Hospital Hero
Beryl Fairclough
As a former ward clerk and receptionist at the hospital, the 75-year-old from Silkstone didn’t let retirement stop her fundraising. She has raised £10,000 for the charity’s Tiny Hearts Appeal and more recently supported the Make A Memory appeal which aims to help older patients and those living...
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Viagra prescriptions on the up in Barnsley
MORE men are being prescribed Viagra in Barnsley than almost anywhere else in England, the Chronicle can reveal.
New statistics from the Open Prescribing Service show 28,616 prescriptions for erectile dysfunction drugs were handed out in the former Barnsley CCG area in the year to June.
It’s slightly up from 28,560 the year before, and more than a three per cent increase on figures from 2017/18 – the year records began – when...
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Council unable to rule out further redundancies
BARNSLEY Council bosses have not ruled out a further raft of redundancies due to ‘unprecedented challenges’ – having revealed £13m in cost pressures in its budget for the next financial year.
Coun Alan Gardiner, cabinet spokesperson for core services, praised financial officers’ work in balancing the books but admitted ‘no guarantees’ can be placed on job security.
It comes just weeks after the Chronicle revealed the local authority spent almost £997,244 in redundancy...
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Hannah Kitching won't run as MP in next election
A BARNSLEY councillor has ruled herself out of running as an MP in the next general election.
Coun Hannah Kitching, who represents the Penistone West ward, campaigned for the Penistone and Stocksbridge seat in 2019 but won’t stand again for the Liberal Democrats in 2023.
The constituency was gained by Conservative Miriam Cates, who secured a 47.8 per cent of the vote share, beating Labour candidate Francyne Johnson and Coun Kitching, who came...
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Katie named best-dressed lady in Yorkshire
FASHION designer Katie Newsam is the best-dressed lady in Yorkshire.
After ten days of public voting, Katie has been announced as the Go Racing In Yorkshire best-dressed winner after taking the racecourse title at Ladies’ Day at Doncaster Races last month.
She then went forward to the final vying against the winners from the other eight race courses in Yorkshire.
Fashion designer Katie, 34, who owns a fashion studio on Barnsley Road...
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Barnsley's The Voice star thought approach was a scam
SINGER Hannah Rowe thought an online approach for her to appear on TV talent show The Voice could have just been a scam...
The talented 20-year-old from Penistone had originally been scouted for the primetime show by researchers who had stumbled across her on Instagram during lockdown.
“I thought it was a scam at first, I had no idea the messages were genuine,” said Hannah.
Hannah is glad she didn’t just ignore...
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Wombwell pub pays tribute to war heroes
A WOMBWELL pub’s paid tribute to locals who have served on the frontline.
The George Hotel, on George Street, reopened its doors last week after spending more than £100,000 on a refurbishment.
A key part of its new look is its feature wall, which honours local war heroes who served on the frontline.
The idea, inspired by Armed Forces Day, includes moving images of current and former servicemen and women.
Dawn...
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Hate crimes on the rise in Barnsley
HATE crimes – which have increased by almost a fifth in recent months – will be prioritised by police in Barnsley due to reports now reaching a five-year high.
Between April and June, complaints relating to hate crime – which includes racial slurs to derogatory remarks about sexual orientation – rocketed by 16 per cent from 162 to 188, continuing its year-on-year rise.
According to figures obtained by the Chronicle, 58.8 per cent...
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Hoyland man arrested following motor vehicle thefts
A HOYLAND man has been arrested on suspicion of a number of thefts from motor vehicles.
The 32-year-old was arrested this morning, and remains in police custody.
Sergeant Kevin Jenkins, of the Barnsley South Neighbourhood Policing Team, said: “We are aware of local community concerns regarding a recent rise in vehicle crime and would encourage anyone who has been a victim to ensure it’s reported to police rather than just posting on social...
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Experience Barnsley Museum wins prestigious award
THE Experience Barnsley Museum has won a prestigious award.
They were awarded the Sandford Award for Heritage Learning, in recognition of its high quality learning opportunities.
Judges say they were particularly impressed with the ‘dedication’ of the team who deliver interactive school sessions.
Coun Robert Frost, cabinet spokesperson for regeneration and culture, said: “We are delighted that our school learning sessions have been recognised by being awarded such a prestigious award.
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Bee festival taking place in Barnsley
A MONTH-LONG festival about the importance of bees is taking place in Barnsley.
Worsbrough Library will be a hive of activity after the Bees in Barnsley festival was chosen as one of 15 projects across the country to receive a Green Libraries grant.
It will celebrate all things bees and highlight how essential they are to the ecosystem.
Coun Caroline Makinson, cabinet spokesperson for public health and communities, said: “Bees in Barnsley...
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Michael Duff in running for Manager of the Month
BARNSLEY head coach Michael Duff is in the running to be the League One Manager of the Month.
Duff had an unbeaten September, including a 2-0 derby win against Sheffield Wednesday.
He’s up against Steve Cotterill, Ian Evatt and Steven Schumacher.
The winner will be announced on Friday from a judging panel which includes former Reds manager Danny Wilson.
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Car deliberately set alight in Wath
A CAR was deliberately set alight in Wath in the early hours of Tuesday morning.
Firefighters from Dearne station arrived on Abdy Lane, at 1.15am, and extinguished the blaze.
They came away at 2am.
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Cost-of-living course for residents in need
A BARNSLEY church is offering residents a place on their money course this month to help those on low incomes survive winter.
Debt help charity Christians Against Poverty (CAP) will be offering people the chance to access the course at Gateway Church, to help people get through the cost-of-living crisis.
Janet Morris, the charity’s money course leader, said: “Many local families living on a low income are already in a financial crisis due...
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Black History Month celebrated at hospital
A CELEBRATION of black history will be held at Barnsley Hospital next Tuesday.
October is Black History Month, with this year’s theme being ‘Time For Change: Action Not Words’.
It recognises the contribution made to society over many years by the African and Caribbean communities.
A celebration will be held in Colliers Restaurant at Barnsley Hospital next Tuesday from 11am to 1pm.
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Virtual recruitment fair to take place next week
A VIRTUAL recruitment fair to get people into health and care jobs will take place next Tuesday.
The day-long event will take place over two sessions - from 10am to 1pm and then from 1.30pm to 4.30pm.
The virtual fair is fully interactive, and those who wish to attend just need an internet connection.
Wendy Lowder. executive director for place and adult social care, said: “You could make a real difference in...
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Head coach custard pied in fundraiser
THE head coach of a football team for children with disabilities and learning difficulties was custard pied 11 times to raise funds to help with pitch hire costs.
Connor Rollinson, who runs the Springwell Learning Community-based South Yorkshire Superheroes team, also plays football for Dodworth Miners’ Welfare.
The 29-year-old, from Cudworth, said: “While I ended up absolutely covered in cream it was great to see all the children with smiles on their faces....
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MP slams no consultation on using hotel to house asylum seekers
A BARNSLEY MP has slammed the Home Office after it extended its exclusive contract with a local hotel to house asylum seekers until October 2023 – without any community consultation.
Holiday Inn’s Express branch, on Manvers Way, Wath-upon-Dearne, will continue to be used, according to the Home Office, having previously accommodated Afghan families.
John Healey, MP for Wentworth and Dearne, has invited the senior Home Office director in London to visit the site...
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Barnsley teen shortlisted for young writers' award
A BARNSLEY teenager has been shortlisted for the 2022 BBC Young Writers’ Award.
Elena Barham, 19, was among the shortlist of five young writers announced live on BBC Radio 1’s Life Hacks on Sunday with entrants from the north of England dominating the list.
Her entry ‘Little Acorns’ is set in the 1940s and was written when Elena was only 16 and was originally planned as a start to a novel.
Elena...

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