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Doncaster Heritage Festival

Doncaster Heritage Festival History is set to come to life thanks to the fifth annual Doncaster Heritage Festival. The festival, which runs Monday 11 May to Saturday 23 May, is

Assault and robbery

Assault and robbery ISSUED ON BEHALF OF NORTH YORKSHIRE POLICE North Yorkshire Police is appealing for the public’s help to trace a man and a woman wanted in connection with

Gallery Extension Moves Ahead

Gallery Extension Moves Ahead It is exciting times for the Cooper Gallery as construction of the new extension looks set to begin in early May. The work is estimated to

Mr Benn to Mr Miffy – Barnsley

Mr Benn to Mr Miffy – Barnsley Visitors to the Cooper Gallery can come face to face with some of their favourite children’s books characters, with the arrival of the

Adult and Family Learning Course

Adult and Family Learning Course A course for new staff in childcare settings who want to have space with a peer group to explore the principles and practice of inclusion

Doncaster Heritage Festival

Doncaster Heritage Festival

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doncaster heritage

History is set to come to life thanks to the fifth annual Doncaster Heritage Festival.

The festival, which runs Monday 11 May to Saturday 23 May, is part of the national Local History Month campaign and highlights will include illustrated talks about a female Viking burial at Adwick-le-Street, the myths and folklore surrounding Green Men, gargoyles and other grotesques, 800th anniversary of the Magna Carta, Doncaster’s famous Sand House, Hyde Park Cemetery and The Home Front during WW1 & WW2

Doncaster Council’s Heritage Services department, which includes Doncaster Local Studies Library and » Read more..

Assault and robbery

Assault and robbery

ISSUED ON BEHALF OF NORTH YORKSHIRE POLICE

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assault

North Yorkshire Police is appealing for the public’s help to trace a man and a woman wanted in connection with the serious assault and robbery of a man in Seamer near Stokesley.

Detectives want to speak to Tommy Doyle, 36, (pictured) and his wife Crystal Doherty Doyle, 26, following an incident at Hillfield Travellers’ caravan site in Seamer on 19 March 2015.

A resident of the site, who was befriended by the Doyles, was assaulted in his caravan and left with serious injuries, including two » Read more..

Gallery Extension Moves Ahead

Gallery Extension Moves Ahead

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gallery

It is exciting times for the Cooper Gallery as construction of the new extension looks set to begin in early May.

The work is estimated to take approximately 30 weeks and will be followed by the internal re-fit of the gallery spaces, to create new family friendly displays.

Architects GHM have designed the new stunning extension at the rear of the building, which will be accessible from Eastgate, while F Parkinson has been appointed as » Read more..

Mr Benn to Mr Miffy – Barnsley

Mr Benn to Mr Miffy – Barnsley

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mr benn

Visitors to the Cooper Gallery can come face to face with some of their favourite children’s books characters, with the arrival of the new exhibition Mr Benn to Miffy.

From Saturday 25 April to Saturday 11 July, there will be over 80 pieces of original artwork and limited edition signed prints on display. All the pieces included are from a variety of well-loved children’s books.

Those visiting the gallery will be able to relive happy childhood memories or simply take a closer look at the much loved characters. They will include Elmer the Elephant, Mr Benn and Charlie and Lola – everything from first sketches to beautiful finished works.

The young at heart will have the » Read more..

Adult and Family Learning Course

Adult and Family Learning Course

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adult

A course for new staff in childcare settings who want to have space with a peer group to explore the principles and practice of inclusion is being offered by the council’s Adult and Family Learning.

The Inclusion in Practice course commences on Monday 8 June 6.00-9.00pm for six weeks and will take place at Wellington House.

Learners will discuss the legislative and good practice guidance on inclusion and look in more depth at identifying and » Read more..

Campaign to combat shoplifting

Campaign to combat shoplifting

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campaign

Shoplifting is not the answer-that’s the message from South Yorkshire Police as the force launches a new initiative to combat the crime.

In the last year*, South Yorkshire Police dealt with 10,345 shoplifting offences. In one month alone, 1,799 incidents were recorded with the total value of property stolen estimated at £162,500.

Through ‘Not The Answer’, the force hopes that posters featuring family members behind bars, as well as advice leaflets, and a dedicated webpage, will bring home the message that shoplifting is not the solution to financial hardship. Furthermore, it could result in a prison sentence.

Chief Inspector Gwyn Thomas, force lead for » Read more..

Royal Visit at Elsecar

Royal Visit at Elsecar

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royal

This week was a memorable occasion for Elsecar, as HRH The Earl of Wessex visited the historic village.

As well as discovering more about the area’s proud iron-making and coal mining past, His Royal Highness also officially marked the conservation of the 1795 Newcomen Beam Engine.

The wonderful piece of machinery, which has been described as the most important piece of industrial heritage in the » Read more..

Library Fun in the Dearne

Library Fun in the Dearne

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library fun

Barnsley’s libraries are hosting a variety of activities to keep children entertained over the half-term break.

Children and families are invited to try their hand at activities including creating bookmarks, animal crafts, outdoor games and Paddington-themed activities at libraries across the borough.

Councillor Jenny Platts, Cabinet spokesperson for Communities, said: “With story-telling, crafts and activities on » Read more..

Marathon fundraiser – Barnsley

Marathon fundraiser – Barnsley

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marathon

Level 2 Travel and Tourism students from Barnsley College raised £397 for Bluebell Wood Children’s Hospice with a Zumbathon recently.

The students organised the two hour dance and exercise session at the college’s Honeywell Sports Village as part of an assessment to test their maths, English and entrepreneurial skills. The session was run by Zumba coaches Jo Cantle, Helen Eyre and Julie Cotney from Viva Wellness who ensured the students kept moving throughout.

As well as raising funds through sponsorship, the students sold refreshments and held a raffle for the hospice. Bluebell Wood Children’s Hospice is based in Sheffield and offers respite care and » Read more..

College of Art and Design

College of Art and Design

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college

Historic records relating to the Barnsley College of Art and Design have been carefully sorted, preserved and catalogued over the last year by Barnsley Archives and Local Studies and are now available to researchers.

Founded in 1874 as the Barnsley School of Arts and Crafts, early art lessons were held in the schoolroom of the Band of Faith Chapel at Churchfield. It was through a bequest of £1000 by Mr William Harvey that the school came into existence. Harvey’s personal art collection was also saved and is on show at Cannon Hall Museum.

After four years at Churchfield, the School of » Read more..