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Dickie Bird: My Life in Cricket

The life, times and achievements of one of Barnsley’s most famous sons, Harold Dennis ‘Dickie’ Bird. From the son of a Barnsley miner to the world’s most famous cricket umpire, Dickie Bird has had an extraordinary life...

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Changing Crimes:Uncovering Barnsley Crimes, Criminals and Law Enforcers

From highwaymen to hangmen, explore Barnsley’s murky past and uncover stories of crime in the borough through individual stories and objects from our own Archives and beyond. Learn about those who enforced the law and what punishments they gave out. Did the punishments fit the crime? Hear the..

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Family History Surgeries

Uncover the stories in your family tree by boking onto one of our free 30 minute sessions with a member of the Archives team and discover how you can start your research. 10am to 4pm Free event Booking essential, call 01226 773950

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News

Mediation and domestic abuse – would mediation work for Mel B?

The press is full of reports about former Spice Girl, Mel B and her filing for divorce from husband Stephen Belafonte. Mel has reportedly taken out a restraining order against her husband, saying he has been physically and mentally abusive over their ten-year marriage. Stephen, however, denies the allegations and says he will fight for his children. He is father to their daughter, Madison, of whom Mel has applied for sole custody, and step dad to Mel’s 2 children from other relationships. It sounds very much like a bitter battle ahead – but does it have to be – would mediation work? In domestic abuse cases, couples can..

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A Wakefield charity that helps the disadvantaged has received a £1,000 cash boost from a West Yorkshire housebuilder. Persimmon Homes West Yorkshire has gifted the donation to the Community Awareness Programme (C.A.P.) as part of their Community Champions..

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A mother and baby unit in Wakefield has received a cash injection to renovate its outdoor play area after receiving a donation from a West Yorkshire housebuilder. Persimmon Homes West Yorkshire has handed Action for Children’s New Hall Mother and Baby Unit with a £1,000 donation, courtesy of its..

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Rather foolishly I let the batteries expire in our home safe and could the key. We were going out for the day and our money was locked up safely. I called lockituplocks. They arrived very...

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We now offer 15% discount to members of the armed forces who meet the eligibility criteria.

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