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Tributes to young brothers
HEARTBREAKING tributes have flown in after two young boys with ‘infectious smiles’ tragically died as they travelled to see family in Poland.
Dorian Mlynski, 11, and his eight-year-old brother Alex, had been living in Kendray and went to school at Hunningley Primary Academy where their mother Szandra works.
They were travelling to Poland to see family over the half-term period with their dad Piotr but a tragic incident on the road killed all...
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Inspirational Maisie to take on mountain challenge
A YOUNGSTER who went to school as normal before being struck down by a virus which left her paralysed within minutes is set to scale one of the UK’s highest mountains for charity.
Maisie Graham, who was 15 when she collapsed at Horizon Community College after complaining of backache and a tingling sensation in her legs, was diagnosed with transverse myelitis (TM) a rare neurological disorder caused by inflammation of the spinal chord.
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Motorist facing £50k legal bill
A BARNSLEY motorist has been left with a £50,000 legal bill after a judge ruled he made a fraudulent claim against an insurance company following a minor collision.
Ashley Copley’s claim stemmed from a two-vehicle collision in January 2020 on the M1 near Hoyland.
While the driver that hit Copley’s car described the impact as ‘very minor’, the 26-year-old alleged he was unable to work due to injuries sustained and filed a claim...
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'Overcrowded' primary set to be extended
A SCHOOL deemed to be Barnsley’s most overcrowded primary is set to be extended due to a growing demand for places.
Birkwood Primary School, on Darfield Road in Cudworth, is the subject of a recently-submitted planning application which would see an extension built to form three new classrooms.
A new all-weather pitch will also be created, should the plans be deemed acceptable by Barnsley Council’s planning board.
It was revealed earlier this...
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West End show coming to town
ONE of the West End’s top attractions is coming to Barnsley this week.
London’s longest-running magic show, called West End Magic, is heading on tour to celebrate its decade-long stay at the Leicester Square Theatre.
It will come to the Lamproom on Friday at 7.30pm.
Each show is compered by comedy magician Wayne Trice who is a master of close-up magic.
Every performance also stars multi-award-winning magician and Magic Circle member...
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'Amazing' boost for support group
A DEMENTIA support group will receive a share of £250,000 having been successful in a bid for national funding.
Julie Brown, founder of Barnsley Butterflies Dementia Support and Activities Group which has been running for nine years told the Chronicle the cash from The People’s Projects will secure its long-term future.
“We were told that we’d be successful last Wednesday but couldn’t make it public until the Thursday,” she said.
“It came...
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Party planned as museum celebrates a decade
EXPERIENCE Barnsley Museum will celebrate its tenth birthday later this month.
The museum, which is based in the town hall, will celebrate a decade since its opening on June 27.
It opened with the aim of being a place where locals could explore their heritage and visitors could discover more about the borough.
While the museum has only been welcoming visitors for ten years, the objects, photos, documents, films and stories it...
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Jessica goes back to college – as a tutor!
A FORMER Barnsley College student has returned to teach on the same course she studied a decade ago.
Jessica Crossland spent seven years working as a TUI travel advisor before joining Virgin Atlantic’s cabin crew.
Now she wants to give back to the place her career started, by teaching the next generation of travel and tourism experts.
Jessica is currently completing her level six professional graduate certificate in education (PGCE) at Barnsley...
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Weight loss leads to new career for Rachel
A BARNSLEY woman’s weight loss has led to a new career and she is launching a class for others to follow suit as a result of her experiences.
Rachel Taylor, 38, decided she needed to do something for herself after her poor health led to her losing a job she loved and the lifestyle she once led.
After dropping her daughter at school one Wednesday morning in September 2021, she noticed the sign...
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Jonathan all geared up for success
A BUDDING motorsport star who is one of the youngest professional racing drivers in the county has his sights on a championship-winning end to the season.
Jonathan Moore, who recently turned 15, has been racing his Citroen Saxo in the Junior Saloon Car Championship under the guidance and coaching of Ed Pead, professional racing driver and driver coach, and Charlie Hand, who is currently competing in this year’s British Endurance Championship in an RNR...
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Gym aiming to continue 'warm space'
THE director of a gym is aiming to raise money to continue hosting a ‘warm space’ for residents after a bid for funding was rejected.
Becky Patrick is the director of New Options Gym, on St Luke’s Road in Grimethorpe and she has been hosting the warm session for residents for a number of weeks.
Alongside Ann and Steph Kirk, Becky was hoping to gain a grant to continue the event but Barnsley...
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Omar scoops second place in TV show
A CHEF who has wowed judges on BBC’s MasterChef for the last eight weeks came runner-up in the competition.
Omar Foster, 31, of Barugh Green, applied for this year’s series hoping to expand his cooking knowledge and learn more about different cuisines, but said he had never expected to make it as far as he did.
He said: “My love of food developed when I moved into my own place in London and...
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'Patience is the key to a happy marriage'
A HOYLANDSWAINE couple are set to celebrate their 70th wedding anniversary later this month and they say patience is the key to a long and happy marriage.
Pat and Rob Melton, now 89 and 90 respectively, will celebrate their big day on June 20 having married at Hoylandswaine Church in 1953.
Having met in Bridlington two years earlier, the pair tied the knot and have stayed together ever since.
They have three...
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Town set to celebrate Armed Forces Day
BARNSLEY will celebrate Armed Forces Day tomorrow with a variety of events taking place in the town centre.
With events taking place in the Glass Works Square, Mandela Gardens and throughout the town centre and the army, Navy, Royal Air Force, Sea Cadets, Air Cadets, Penistone CIC and more in attendance it promises to be an action-packed day of fun and celebration.
The day will begin with the Armed Forces Parade, which will...
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Robert takes the plunge to help baby unit
ROBERT Blackburn from Hoyland has taught thousands of children and adults to swim during his time as a swimming instructor.
But he has also spent many hours in the water himself raising money for many charities that he has supported over the years.
This year marks his ten-year anniversary of his fundraising and he is hoping his latest adventure will take him past the £11,000 mark.
Today Robert, who works at Royston...
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Weekend of fun for Penistone
PENISTONE Gala is taking place this weekend..
Kicking off tomorrow and lasting until Sunday, and number of events will be taking place in the area.
Miriam Cates, MP for Penistone and Stocksbridge, said: “A musical spectacular will be hosted at Penistone Paramount cinema on the Saturday, followed by the Mayor’s Parade and gala on the Sunday.
“It was great to chat to James Edwards, one of the event organisers, in Penistone recently...
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Alison nominated for community garden work
A HOYLAND woman has been nominated for a Proud of Barnsley award for the maintenance and upkeep of a community garden.
Alison Richardson, who runs Owd Martha’s Yard which sits behind the Belmont Working Men’s Club on West Street has been put forward for an award in the Community Group category.
The yard is open to everyone to go along and enjoy its beauty, peacefulness and produce and is maintained purely on the...
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Coach 'beyond proud' as team crowned champions
BARNSLEY Sports Academy netball team have been crowned champions.
The team excelled throughout the season under the guidance of Barnsley College’s netball coach, Chloe White, winning all 12 of their games and scoring 478 points in the Yorkshire and Humber Netball West A League.
Hannah Cooper, the team’s captain, said: “It feels really good to win the league and I can’t believe we went unbeaten all season.
“We have a good group...
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Students take on mental marathon for charities
STAFF and students from Barnsley College completed a mental marathon achieving 753 miles in a day in support of mental health charities.
Their student union committee organised the 215-mile walking, running and cycling event after being inspired by former Barnsley College sport and exercise sciences student Matt Pinder.
The aim of the project was to further raise awareness of mental health within the college to support the ongoing effort to reduce the stigma...
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Delilah delighted by nomination
A BARNSLEY hip-hop artist said she was honoured to be shortlisted in the best UK breakthrough artist category at a prestigious award show.
Delilah Bon, the alter ego of Hands Off Gretel star Lauren Tate, found herself with a great chance of picking up the title at the Heavy Music Awards.
The prestigious shortlist for the 14 categories was crafted by a panel of almost 1,000 music industry experts, ahead of music fans...

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