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Reds end pre-season in defeat
BARNSLEY ended their pre-season campaign with their first loss on Saturday against the Premier League champions.
The Reds faced Manchester City on Saturday evening, losing the fixture 4-0.
Pep’s team were 3-0 up at half time, and it could have been worse for Barnsley had City not missed a penalty before the break.
It was a meeting of two former team mates as Markus Schopp played with Pep at Italian club Brescia in the early...
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"Maintain handwashing to stay Covid safe" says council bosses
EVEN though restrictions have lifted, council bosses want to urge residents to continue to practice behaviours to keep themselves and others safe.
Things such as hand washing, maintaining distance, and meeting friends outdoors can help prevent the spread of the virus.
Government guidance also advises that people begin to self-isolate from the day coronavirus symptoms are identified to limit person-to-person transmission.
A spokesperson for Barnsley Council said: “Keep following the safe behaviours...
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Channel Four show wants Barnsley participants
RESIDENTS who want to add a furry friend to their family could have the chance to do all that and more as part of a Channel Four TV show.
The show The Dog House is looking for new families who want to adopt a dog for the upcoming season.
The show is made with Wood Green, an animal charity based in Cambridgeshire who specialise in matching their rescue dogs with potential owners.
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Vaccine rollout continues to be strong
ALMOST 75 per cent of Barnsley’s adults are now fully vaccinated against coronavirus.
Just under 150,000 people have had both doses of the coronavirus vaccine - 73.2 per cent.
More than 171,000 residents aged 18 and over have had at least one dose of the vaccine - almost 84 per cent.
Hundreds of people are being vaccinated every day in Barnsley across the town’s services.
Since the start of the programme in December more than...
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Hospital encourages exercise
STAFF at Barnsley Hospital are encouraging residents to stay active this summer as part of their better health scheme.
The scheme aims to get more residents involved with physical activity – no matter what your skill level.
Being active for just 20 minutes per-day can help you to maintain a healthy lifestyle.
The hospital has shared free and paid-for resources to help get people motivated to exercise.
A spokesperson for the...
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Reds tackle Man City
BARNSLEY will play their final pre-season friendly at Premier League champions Manchester City tomorrow.
The Reds have won two friendlies at Rochdale and at home to Sheffield Wednesday and drew with Morecambe last Friday at the end of a Loughborough University training camp.
They were originally scheduled to play Watford but will instead travel to City's academy stadium for the behind-closed-doors match, kicking off at 6pm.
Midfielder Romal Palmer, who was released by City at...
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Mental health guide helps residents understand conditions better
BARNSLEY residents are urged to take care of their mental health following the effects of the pandemic.
The South West Yorkshire Partnership NHS Foundation Trust has launched a new guide to help adults across the borough to choose the best ways to look after their mental health.
The guide can help people to look after their own mental health and well-being, can offer advice to help support someone else with their mental health,...
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Pop-up police station in Goldthorpe
A POP-UP will be held on Tuesday for residents to raise issues that concern them.
The event will take place in Goldthorpe outside The Horse and Groom Pub.
Members of the Barnsley South East Neighbourhood Policing Team will host the event which will start at midday.
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Cooper's artwork put to test
A SKETCH from the collection of a Barnsley gallery will be featured on TV to find out if it is the real deal... or simply a fake.
The BBC show Fake or Fortune visited the Cooper Gallery to examine a sketch purchased by Samuel Joshua Cooper.
Samuel Cooper was an art fanatic with an eye for exquisite pieces of work and his eye was put to the test by Fiona Bruce and Philip...
Peter Firth in his hotel room
Quarantine hotel ordeal
A BARNSLEY businessman who was left stranded in a Paris airport for five days has hit out at the UK government over his treatment at a ‘prison-like Covid hotel’ – after receiving ‘glorified snacks’ as meals and being threatened with the police.
Peter Firth returned from a prolonged trip to Costa Rica on Monday and stayed at the approved Crowne Plaza hotel in London while he completes his mandatory ten-day self-isolation period.
Peter...
Nominated: Dan Connelly
Dan's the man for town OAPs
A MAN who has been described as a ‘lifeline’ for elderly people across the borough has been nominated for a Proud of Barnsley Award for his work and dedication to help eradicate loneliness in the elderly.
Dan Connelly may have only started his role as a social inclusion worker for Age UK in October but already he has made an impact on his local community.
Working with elderly and retired residents in the...
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One month left for Proud of Barnsley nominations
THERE’S just one month left to enter your nominations for our Proud of Barnsley Awards.
The awards celebrate the best of Barnsley – from local fundraisers to those who have gone that extra mile for someone else and includes everyone from toddlers to teachers.
This year our awards are made that much more special as people have really stepped up during the pandemic to help others in their time of need – whether...
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Breastfeeding put on agenda
PUBLIC health bosses at Barnsley Council are playing their part in a global campaign raising awareness of the value of breastfeeding.
The authority will host a number of stories and highlighting services that support people who are breastfeeding next week as part of World Breastfeeding Week.
The week’s theme is ‘shared responsibility’ – with social media posts emphasising the importance of family, friends, workplaces, communities and health systems that empower breastfeeding mums and...
Violet Shepherd
Special birthday for steely Violet
VIOLET Shepherd certainly showed her mettle as a wartime ‘woman of steel’.
And she is doing the same again as she celebrated her 100th birthday on Friday.
A card from the Queen and a big party on Saturday will mark the occasion for the woman who has lived in Thurgoland for nearly 60 years.
But Violet said: “I am not bothered about being 100, but I did want something for my daughter,...
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Have your say on traffic proposals
BARNSLEY residents are invited to have their say on proposals to improve the traffic flow on Wakefield Road.
The A61 Wakefield Road scheme will be delivered by South Yorkshire Passenger Transport Executive (SYPTE) in collaboration with Barnsley Council.
The scheme is designed to help improve traffic flow, bus reliability and journey times along the busy road.
Proposals outline improvements at key junctions along the road to the Old Mill Lane gyratory up...
Jim Morton at the top of Ben Nevis
Jim is 2,000 miles into his epic coastal mission
A PENISTONE man who has vowed to walk the coastline of mainland Britain has reached 2,000 miles into his 7,500-mile journey.
Jim Morton, 61, set off from Penistone in April to complete the walk, and fulfil a lifelong dream in the process.
Since the age of eight, he has wanted to complete the walk along the coast.
Now three months into his year-long journey, Jim is in rural Scotland and is working...
Isaac and Jane Warburton
Jane's descent was a tall order...
A MUM from Barnsley abseiled from a 100-metre tower to raise funds for a charity which supports people – like her son – who lives with type one diabetes.
Jane Warburton – a midwife based at Barnsley Hospital – has a fear of heights but took the leap for her 16-year-old son Isaac to raise money for the Diabetes Research and Wellness Foundation (DRWF).
She completed the descent down the side of Portsmouth’s...
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Self-isolating could be eligible for scheme
ANYONE who has been told to self-isolate and is unable to work could be eligible for a support payment.
The Test and Trace support payment scheme is available until September 30 and claims can be made up-to 42 days from the first day of isolation.
A spokesperson for Barnsley Council said: “If you have been contacted by NHS Test and Trace or have been identified as a close contact by the NHS Covid-19...
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Officers conduct patrols through town centre
OFFICERS from a neighbourhood policing team conducted a series of patrols yesterday to help combat crime in the area.
During their shift, the officers escorted a drunken man back to his home address after he was found blocking the pavement on Park Road.
They also arranged for medical assistance for a man found in distress in Mandela Gardens.
Antisocial behaviour hotspots were also targeted across the town centre.
A spokesperson for...
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Drop-in vaccination clinic in Goldthorpe
A DROP-IN centre is available in Goldthorpe for anyone who would like to get their Covid vaccine.
The centre is available for anyone aged 18-and-above who needs the first dose of their Pfizer jab or the second dose of the Pfizer or AstraZeneca jab.
A spokesperson for Barnsley Council said: “The vaccination team are looking forward to welcoming people on Saturday. If you haven't already, join the thousands of people already vaccinated in...

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