THIS year has been the toughest year since we started this page almost 12 years ago.

 

We’ve seen you all clap for our carers and flood to support children across the borough with free school meal vouchers over the half term.

 

It’s kept us going to hear and report on the selflessness Barnsley people have shown when faced with adversity.

 

Myself, Emma, and my colleague Charlotte took over WAB duties from Altine back in March this year and were thrown into the deep-end.

 

It’s been a real learning curve for us to try and cover stories that matter to you - especially this year.

 

We wanted to try and make it our own and we couldn’t have done it without our readers.

 

You have shaped what we report on, whether its telling us about a road closure or messaging in about something brilliant your neighbour is up to.

 

We can’t thank our followers enough for helping us find our feet during a really difficult year.

 

Thank you for your support and we look forward to bringing you more news from across the borough in the new year!