A 'CONVERSATION cafe' has been launched in Barnsley to help those who speak English as a second language become more fluent.

The project, which is running through Barnsley Library, runs once a week in the coffee shop and follows the success of a similar project running in Hendon Library, London.

Coun Jenny Platts said: “The Conversation Café will be a good addition to our library services and is a different way to improve reading and literacy in an informal setting.”

The sessions start today (November 1) from 2pm at the library on Shambles Street.

For more information call 01226 773936.