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A look into this month’s EYE 5


5 - The Olympics 2012 The Olympic torch comes to Barnsley!

7 - New Pollyanna Website is Launched Pollyanna launches it’s new look website that is “Bang on Trend”.


8 - Guiness Homes Independent living with peace of mind for the over 55’s.

21 - Ronnie Nicoles Everything you need for that little person that means so much.


22 - Sparkle and Shine Professional Venue Dressing at it’s best.

23 - The Fairway and The Bluebell It’s Valentines Day and whether it’s a candlelit dinner for two or an elaborate masquerade ball The Fairway and The Bluebell have it all.

25 - Eye Loves Pets The Barnsley Eye brings you the fluffiest, furriest, cutest pets in the area!

27 - About Town The Eye’s About Town page is full of the life and soul of Barnsley’s nightlife. Have you been snapped by our Man About Town this month?

29 - Entertainment Reviews on American icons Henry Rollins and Chris Isaak and there are tickets for the 4 Tops, The Crystals and the Temptations to be won.

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We all know it’s hard getting back into the swing of things workwise after the Christmas and New Year break - so we were delighted to recieve this “cube craft” desk toy from Faye Brown of Crosspool. Great work Faye!

Cancel the Resurrection......? Dear Barnsley Eye, I have no idea what all the fuss is about with the Stone Roses (right) reforming. (Barnsley Eye Issue 91) I saw them live a total of 3 times during the 90’s and I’m going to be honest - they were absolute rubbish - Ian Brown couldn’t hold a tune in a bucket. I can’t say the same for The Complete Stone Roses however who I saw at Lucorum not long ago. I am not kidding when I say they were better “live” than the real thing. I emplore your readers to save their money and wait for The Complete Stone Roses to come to town. They’ll save themselves a fortune. Daz, Town End Thanks for the advice Daz - but we’d sooner see the real thing to be honest .........regardless of the cost! Bring on the Summer!

Eye Remember When...

Paul Duke’s BMX Bike 1986

November 2008 - Issue 59

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Reg Bailey 1950’s British Army.

Do you have an old photograph you’d like to share with our readers? Email us today.... Molly Milburn (center) and friends, Blackpool circa 1959. The Eye @ 30/1/12 12:19:23

Eye on The Olympics 05 London 2012: Yorkshire Olympic Torch Route Unveiled

The places in Yorkshire the Olympic torch relay will visit this year have been announced and Barnsley is on it! During two days, in June 2012, it will visit 19 places in the county. The torch will arrive in Lundwood on 25 June and then continue up to Cundy Cross, Town and then onto Darton and Kexbrough before moving onto Sheffield where the torch will remain that night. Olympic hopeful Adele Lassu from Monk Bretton said she was “really excited” that the Olympic torch was passing through her home town of Barnsley. “It’s a massive community thing. Everybody gets excited about the torch relay. That’s just as exciting to me as what it would be to compete,” said the high jumper. Thousands of torchbearers are being recruited for the flame’s 70-day journey across the UK before the opening ceremony in London. The Olympic flame will arrive in the UK from Greece on 18 May 2012. The relay will begin at Land’s End, Cornwall, on Saturday, 19 May and end on Friday, 27 July in the Olympic Stadium. It is estimated it will be carried 8,000 miles.

Wenlock and Mandeville (above) are London 2012’s mascots. Designed by top design agency Iris they have already caused much discussion in the design community since they were unveiled. We asked the Eye’s Graphic Designer Gary Milburn what he thought of them as well as the controvercial original logo on the right: “I think they are both brilliant!! Wenlock and Mandeville are hi-tech Olympic mascots, for a high-tech age. It’s inspiring to see London pushing the boundaries of what an Olympics should look like…I thought the same when I saw the original logo which everyone seemed to hate. You can see the designer’s thoughts – especially with the mascots which are used across so many mediums, and more so in today’s age…. Wenlock and Mandeville – like the controversial logo before them – will be used across television, online video, social media platforms and most vitally – the lucrative merchandise market. If we can’t match China for inspirational architecture, we can certainly match anybody for design innovation – popular or not!”

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06 Eye on Local News Chamber Survey Indicates Difficult Start To Year The British Chambers of Commerce’s new Economic Survey shows concerning results from the final quarter of 2011 and points to a difficult period for the economy in early 2012. The new survey, comprising some 7,850 responses from businesses across the UK, show declines in both manufacturing and services in the last quarter. While measures for the previous three months indicate minimal growth, expectations for the coming three months have significantly weakened. The results do not indicate a recession and are still better than those seen in the worst phase of the last downturn. However, they are a cause for concern. The worsening international situation and the growing risks facing the Eurozone, present challenges for UK exporters and business confidence as a whole. Andrew Denniff, (right) Executive Director at Barnsley & Rotherham Chamber of Commerce, said: “The results of the latest survey are a cause for concern and point towards a difficult start to the new year. A recession is not a foregone conclusion. However, action is needed urgently to tackle short-term issues and a lack of business confidence, damaged by the ongoing Eurozone crisis. “A slowdown across Europe is inevitable, but we need not suffer a similar fate. We simply cannot afford to compromise. The UK does have the potential to recover and make its way in the world. We have the talent, the energy, and the enterprise. We need an environment that puts business first. We must recognise that business is good and boosting growth in our businesses will reinvigorate the economy”. “Real measures to improve the flow of credit to businesses, reforms of our complex planning system, and investment in infrastructure projects are all needed now. On infrastructure, the government must move ahead on high speed rail, airport expansion, toll roads and liberalisation of the planning system. Britain’s economy is at a critical stage - radical decisions are needed to inspire confidence and increased investment for years to come.”

Andrew Denniff, Executive Director at Barnsley & Rotherham Chamber of Commerce

Young Novelist Writes For Charity Richard Harvey, (right) a 19 year old young man with Autism, has put his creative skills to work by penning a fictional adventure story for charity. Working with staff at the Hesley Group’s Low Laithes Village near Barnsley, Richard is raising money for three environmental charities through the sale of his book. Other Worldly, a tale of courage, compassion and decency, is Richard’s first book. The short story is about the parallel world of Elgasel and the struggle of King Gusma against his evil son Prince Barnvalle. Richard has always wanted to help others and supports a number of charities which protect the environment and animals. The money raised from his book will go towards his three favourite organisations: Bug’s Life, World Wildlife Fund and The Woodland Trust. He explains that: “I have chosen these charities as they all raise money to look after the world”. To help Richard achieve his goal of selling his book for charity, local design company Peppertree kindly provided their services free of charge. Stuart Harris from Peppertree stated that: “Richard is an amazing individual who was determined to use his writing skills to raise money for charity. Peppertree is delighted that we have been able to support him on his mission to help the environment”. Richard, who likes to keep fit by going to the gym and riding his bike on the Trans Pennine Trail, has a great love of writing fictional adventures and he plans to write more books in the future. Watch this space!

Other Worldly is available priced £6.50 from “Handmade for You”; a social enterprise run by residents and staff from Hesley Village, Tickhill, and Low Laithes Village. Their shop is based in Tickhill, Doncaster and is well worth a visit if you are looking for something that little bit different as a gift or simply as a treat for yourself. For more information on the Helsley Group visit February 2012 | Barnsley Eye

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The New Pollyanna Website is “Bang On Trend” Barnsley based designer boutique, Pollyanna, has launched a brand new website. The new bespoke e-commerce site for the Barnsley boutique - dubbed ‘one of the foremost shops in the world’, by The Victoria and Albert Museum - was designed and produced by South Yorkshire design and digital agency, Ledgard Jepson. Showcasing all of the store’s latest collections, the website is a one-stop Mecca for fashion lovers, featuring the hottest designer label must-haves. Plus, with new stock arriving to the site weekly customers can keep up with the very latest looks and trends that Pollyanna is world-renowned for. Established by owner and fashion designer, Rita Britton, in 1967, Pollyanna has always been at the forefront of exclusive fashion, bringing some of the world’s best designers to its store in Yorkshire. However if you can’t make it to the store itself the new website definitely makes up for it. In fact it’s pretty easy to spend a few hours perusing collections from Givenchy, Rick Owens, Lanvin and Dries Van Noten – to name a few. Rita Britton, says: “Our customers come from as far away as Japan and Australia so we wanted to create a website that not only offers fast and convenient access to Pollyanna but also provides an enjoyable and indulgent online shopping experience - and I have to say we’re delighted with the finished result.”

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New Appointment To Boost Chamber of Commerce Barnsley & Rotherham Chamber of Commerce have boosted their team of staff with the appointment of Michael Cullen as Business Development Manager. Michael (right) has joined the Chamber after spending five years as Business & Magazines Manager at Sheffield Newspapers. He has vast commercial experience in sales and business development having previously served as a Key Account Executive at Yorkshire Post Newspapers, Sales Manager at Abbey Inn and Business Development Executive at British Publishing. Between the ages of 10 and 19, Michael’s footballing prowess saw him associated with his hometown club Barnsley FC. He also spent three years running a traditional real ale pub in Leeds, growing the establishment from no customers into a thriving business which is still going strong. Michael said: “My immediate priority is to get to know exactly what businesses in Barnsley and Rotherham want, and how we can help them, while getting them to take advantage of the services we currently deliver. “I would like to restore some community spirit to the way people do business in our region and get local businesses working together. The Chamber must act as the hub of the business community by bringing businesses in South Yorkshire together and giving them to opportunity to work in partnership to boost the local economy.”

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08 Eye on Lifestyle

Independent Living With Peace Of Mind

The hardest decision that older people have to make in life is to give up their family home, these hold many memories for them and its hard for them to make the right choice in finding something that is easier to manage and more economical and practical. Affordable high quality independent living is what Guinness Northern Counties can provide for the over 55s in this area. Guinness Northern Counties have 3 schemes available in Barnsley, 2 are based in Central Barnsley – Joseph Court and Ashby Court the other in Elsecar, St Helens Court. All 3 schemes have self contained accommodation available in the form of One Bedrooms apartments with affordable rents with heating and hot water charges included for added peace of mind. Each of the sites has extensive Gardens, communal areas a scheme manager who is available 24 hours a day for support. Tenants can come and go as they please and there’s a secure door entry system that is easy to use all apartments are fully self contained modern with great kitchen facilities. There is a free communal laundry, communal lounge, level access to all and en-suites. Each scheme has a fully monitored smoke and fire alarm system and guest rooms are available for friends and family to come and visit at no extra charge.

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Residents can apply for help with the rent via Housing Benefit so please don’t think that these schemes are out of your reach as Guinness Northern Counties and each site scheme manager can give advice on what help you are eligible for. As part of the scheme each resident has the added benefits of communal TV licence, communal Gardens and windows cleaned on a regular basis. The scheme manager can also arrange home care in both nursing and social fields to come in and help prepare a support plan where required this is all part of the service provided and is reviewed every six months. If you are interested in viewing any of the schemes or just require more information on how Guinness Northern Counties can help you the please feel free to call these numbers below and speak to the Scheme Managers.

Joseph Court Barnsley 01226 281927 – Wendy Walker St Helens Court Barnsley 01226 748623 – Angela Sykes Ashby Court Elsecar 01226 294257 – Angela Rylance

Guinness Northern Counties – 07968 571459

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High Quality independent living accommodation for over 55’s available in central Barnsley, Elsecar and Rotherham areas. Self contained 1 bed appartments available Affordable rents with heating and hot water charges included Scheme Manager on site for support Extensive gardens, communal areas and facilities

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10 Eye on Hair

How will you be wearing your hair in 2012? Here are some inspirations influenced by the spring summer catwalks.

2012 long hairstyles

With this months issue of Barnsley eye featuring wedding’s we thought we’d give all you future grooms some great ideas to make your day just that bit more special. Lets face it, its not just the brides big day it’s the grooms too. So to feel that bit more special and fresh for your big day, here’s an idea for the best way to start your day. Why not start your day with a traditional barbershop wet shave at home. With the right products and routine this is possible. Personally I would go with the superb shave range from American crew. (Right).

Hair type suited to: long straight hair & long wavy hair. French twist - Given that classic fashion revivals define 2012, it should come as no surprised to find that classic hairstyles also go a long way to defining the year. Equally of no surprise is the fact that the French twist hairstyle features for the year. Hair type suited to: long straight hair & long wavy hair.

All crew shave products are herbal which reduces you getting shaving rashes. It is a common misconception that the blade you use produces a closer shave (i.e cut throat razors). With the right preparation of the skin you should get the same results. To start get a towel or flannel run it under the hot tap, till the towel is hot (not burning hot), then apply to your face, pressing around the beard area, this will open your pours in preparation for the next step. You are now ready to apply the crew essential shave oil, just rub the oil in your hands to warm then massage into the beard area. After this your ready to apply the crew herbal shave cream, apply this with a shave brush (badge hair brushes give best results), do this in a circular motion around your beard area. Now using your razor weather it be a mach 3 or what ever you use, you should shave initially with the grain of your beard. After you’ve shaven with the grain your ready to repeat the process, with hot towels, oil and cream but this time shaving against the grain. To finish massage some crew post shave cooling lotion into the beard area, this will close your pours. The results will hopefully be the closest and most refreshing shave you’ve ever had. If you or you and your best man feel like pampering your self’s you could just let us do it in salon for you. Refreshing, relaxing and hassle free. Just give us a ring for bookings.

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Homemade curls - Both nostalgic and modern, this girlish and quirky hairstyle features many an element of other 2012 hairstyle trends: it has a parting and obvious product definition. Soft and eye-catching, homemade curls give off a laid back air as one of 2012�s long hairstyle trends.

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Half up Brigitte Bardot hair - Brigitte Bardot bouffant hairstyle – half up, half out and as sexy or as sleek as you want to make it – is one that sits perfectly with the year’s fashions. This is a modern, understated take that will suit day or night.

2012 mid-length hairstyles Wet-look chignon - Don’t be afraid to get your hair wet in 2012 – or at least give the impression that it’s wet. Amongst a long list of wet look 2012 hairstyles, this wet look chingon offers up plenty of versatility along with a relaxed feel. Hair type suited to: straight hair, relaxed curly hair & wavy hair. Hair length suited to: mid-length haircut or long hair. The very Short Fringe - Infuenced by what is to be this years smash hit at the box office - The Girl With The Dragon Tattoo Rooney Mara’s style is obviously a better fit with dark colored hair, the very short fringe needn’t only suit one type of person. It all comes down to face shape. Keep the cut really short with a smaller forehead or a little bit longer, if that’s what works better for you. The very short fringe has been all over the spring summer catwalks and is set to be huge ! The Centre Parting - We are still going to see a big 60’s and 70’s revival this spring summer so if you have gorgeous long locks get ready to part them. However to make the look more flattering you have to add texture and softness to the hair by adding some loose waves 6 Shambles Street, Barnsley 01226 244 809 4-6 Boar Lane, Leeds 01132 469 162

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12 Eye on Style Fabulous and over 40 bridal style The average age of first-time brides is older than generations before. We are also seeing a growth in second weddings for brides ages 40 and older. Style dilemma! How can these beautiful brides be themselves, stylish and age appropriate?

Traditional gowns

At the start of the New Year we always make resolutions, The Eye caught up with Barnsley’s home grown Colour specialist to get the low down on what’s hot and what’s not, and the year ahead for the hairdressing industry…..

New Year, New you Well, it’s that time of year again when we all make resolutions to lose weight, get a make over and lead a healthier lifestyle. I always suggest a make over for hair that suits anyone’s stretched budget and that is condition!! Get your hair in condition to achieve healthy, gorgeous locks and you will be surprised how much easier it is to maintain at home. Condition comes from within the phrase “you are what you eat” is so true, so is essential for those on a quest for longer hair. “Strong hair means long hair” and I certainly practice what I preach to keep my hair so long- a diet rich in protein is top of the list. My advice is to use the highest quality cleansers and conditioners on your hair.” I recommend 3 steps to stronger hair – Super strong Shampoo, Super strong conditioner and leave in protein treatment from the Paul Mitchell Range “ armed with regular visits

to a professional designer for a trim every 6/8 weeks will bring you into the new year groomed and feeling gorgeous.

If you are going to choose a bridal gown in the traditional sense, loose the long train, bustle and volume. More mature brides usually know what their best assets are – play these up in the gown of your choice. Love strapless, but hate your arms? Try a chic fitted jacket; portrait collars (that stand up) are fabulous at drawing attention to your face. Lace or tulle shrugs and bolero’s are perfect for covering up those less toned areas. Boat necks, tea length dresses and a shot of lace always look bridal and stylish. Stephanie Allin, Ian Stuart, BHS and Coast have fantastic designs that are flattering and age appropriate.

Don’t want a full white dress? Try Caroline De La Drapiere for beautiful dresses cut for the curvy lady.

Non traditional Don’t go to a regular department store, one of your guests may walk in with the same outfit as you. Eveningwear companies are making fabulous gowns that have matching jackets. These are certainly not “fuddy-duddy”, but sleek, stylish and come in amazing colours. Colours for brides 40 and over to try - light gray, soft pink, ivory, champagne, gold, sky blue, soft yellow, turquoise, jade and a soft white.

What if you hair has been damaged or stressed- don‘t worry you can rescue it and not resort to the chop! I would suggest “The Shine” a protein based top coat for your hair- this does exactly as it says- shine, pure hydration and repairs the lost amino acids from previous processing with colour or just over straightening and curling. The Shine is available in Paul Mitchell Signature Color salons. Stuck in a rut? Does your hair designer listen to you? Do you come away from an appointment and do your hair yourself, feeling disappointed? Maybe it’s time to find a new hair designer for the new year and ultimately the new you.. Do You deserve the best…? Happy New year and all the best to all Barnsley Eye Readers

Zena x

No matter what your age, your wedding is your red carpet event; you should feel beautiful and special. Cymbeline Paris

Curvaceous figures Curvy ladies now have lots of choice, many designers have dresses in sizes 6 – 34, remember to dress your curves.

See me at the Wedding Exhibition at the Holiday Inn on 19th February for more advice.

Kirstie x

Witten by Kirstie Trasler Stylist & Image Consultant Zena Claire Hairdressing 72 Summer Lane, Barnsley

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In 1986 Republic started life as a men’s denim only retailer, trading from a single store in Leeds. Today the brand is a true success story, considered as one of the pre-eminent British multi-branded retailers. The stores attract a wide range of different fashion tribes from: surfer/skater types and twenty something casuals, to brand junkies and fashion fillies. Comprehensive collections don’t stop there, as Republic stands as the largest worldwide account of prestigious brands such as: G-Star, Henleys and Fenchurch. Uniquely, Republic also offers three exclusive brands: Miso, SoulCal and Crafted. Go online to see store locations and their great 2012 range.

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14 Eye on Health


TRIM THE TUMMY Written for The Eye by BPL Fitness Instructor Mark Elliott

After Christmas most people want to lose weight. Everyone wants a flat stomach, even if not everyone is out to get a six pack. The trouble is you can’t spot reduce body fat from one area, so endless ab exercises and fad diets are not the answer. Losing body fat requires a structured exercise programme and a healthy diet. Here are a few ways in which you can help yourself lose inches, and in the process get that flat stomach.

Diet Many people try to eliminate fat from their diet, but when it comes to losing body fat, sugar is often the real enemy. Cakes, sweets and biscuits cause spikes in blood sugar levels which leads to weight gain, followed by a dip which leaves us feeling tired, hungry and craving more sugary food. Although often touted as being “healthier”, foods such as bread, orange juice, many cereals and cereal bars can also have this same effect, so check the sugar content of the foods you eat. In contrast, foods such as rice, potatoes, quinoa and porridge keep blood sugar levels more even, keeping you in “fat burning mode”.

Resistance Exercise In an attempt to lose weight – or more accurately to lose body fat – many people combine a reduction in their daily calorie intake with long periods of cardiovascular exercise. This does work to a degree, but adding weight training will really speed things up. Although the weight training exercises themselves don’t burn all that many calories, there is a much higher after burn effect than you get with aerobic exercise. The metabolism gets a real kick for a few hours following weight training; even sixteen hours after training the metabolism may still be slightly elevated. Adding a little extra muscle also results in a higher metabolic rate, both during activity and at rest. Weight training also helps you to hang on to lean body tissue while shedding body fat during dieting.

Cardiovascular Exercise (CV) For those that enjoy cardiovascular exercise, such as running, this will also help to trim the fat. Low intensity aerobic exercise burns mostly fat, whereas high intensity aerobic exercise burns mostly carbohydrates. On face value, it would appear that it is better to do low intensity aerobic exercise for fat burning. Although not entirely wrong, the problem with this theory is that it doesn’t burn as many calories, so although most of these calories will be from fat, there aren’t many of them. High intensity aerobic exercise burns more calories overall, so although the percentage from fat is lower, it burns more calories from fat than low intensity exercise.

Please don’t be S.A.D. Are you feeling a bit down in the dumps? No energy? Can’t be bothered to eat healthily and beginning to put on a few pounds or unable to shift the post Christmas paunch? Are your sleeping patterns disturbed? If you are affected in this way during the winter months only you could be suffering what is more technically known as SAD or Seasonal Affective Disorder. Up to half a million people suffer from low spirits during the winter months. One in 100 Britons becomes depressed in winter and suffers from Seasonal Affective Disorder (SAD). The Mental Health Foundation estimates that one in eight people in the UK experience a mild low mood during winter, with symptoms including lethargy, craving for sugary foods and sleep problems, but not full depression. In other words, millions of us get the winter blues.

So what can you do to help yourself? Well as the condition is attributed to a seasonal variation in light the answer is to get outside for a walk during the day and preferably around lunchtime as that is when the light is stongest. For some, lack of opportunity through work commitments or lack of mobility can be a problem. It is possible to buy a special light that gives out a bright light that mimics daylight. Some people find this beneficial but you have to use this regularly every day for about an hour or so for it to have an effect. We have already said that oxygen in the body can help so why not take up singing? Everybody should sing. Ha I hear you say “Not me. I’m tone deaf.” But even the most tone deaf will join the anthems at a football match and who doesn’t sing in the bath? If choir is not your cup of tea then go to a karaoke evening or sing along to the radio when you are alone in the house. You will be amazed what a difference a 20 minute sing can make to your mood. As always, try to make sure that your diet includes plenty of fruit and vegetables. Salads are just not appetising at this time of year so make tasty soups and stews and balance it with some carbohydrate like pasta, potato, yorkshire pudding and so on. Try to cook with fresh ingredients so that you have control of the amount of fat, salt and sugar that goes into each meal. You may find that this helps you to control your weight. A complementary health treatment can also be beneficial. Most treatments are designed to stimulate blood flow and deeper breathing and aid relaxation. Reflexology can also help you rebalance and re-energize, helping you to feel more centered. Why not give it a try, make it your aim to help yourself to a healthy, well-balanced new you, ready to take on the spring and summer months with renewed vigour and enthusiasm.

Written by Maria Nortcliffe MAR. MICHT

Regular cardiovascular exercise will help to burn calories, and if you stick at it you will notice it start to trim the fat. Until Next Month - Mark

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18 Wedding Feature

Step into Spring With a Big Day to Remember...... Although it’s hard to imagine Spring arriving so soon, there is no denying that the Spring Wedding season will soon be upon us, bringing about beautiful weddings everywhere.

Dress by Frank Usher at Bride and Guests

Brides-to-be across Barnsley are busy planning for their perfect big day and need to look no further than their home town to find the ideal full package to make their special day great and what better way to start this years wedding season off that with a fantastic Wedding Open Day on the 19th February at The Holiday Inn, Barnsley starting at 11.00am – 4.00pm. With over 40 exhibitors all under one roof there will be also a fashion show at 1.00pm in the fabulous Scarlett’s showcasing all the new 2012 collections from Bridal, Mother of the Bride, Bridesmaids and Men’s Hire. There will be something a little different this year too are the workshops running throughout the day covering photography, what best dresses suit your shape when trying on wedding dresses and lots, lots more…. With so many great places on the doorstep in Barnsley exhibiting this year, planning your perfect wedding day couldn’t be easier. Spring is all set to be a season full of wonderful weddings and fresh beginnings. Make sure you have a beautiful day to remember forever.

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See us at the Holiday Inn Wedding Open Day 11am - 4pm 19th Februar y 2012 Amy Childs lahses NOW IN STOCK £8 to buy or £10 application

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Swarovski Toes £55.00

We also stock all the HD products pallates, brow beaters and pencils.


Open Monday – Saturday Closed Thursday

Telephone: 01226 247 137

Cupid Connections Exclusive Bridal Gowns

Offering an exclisive range of bridal wear featuring designers such as Hilary Morgan, Gino Cerruti, Richard Designs and Amanda Wyatt. Also: Mens formal Hire and a Marvellous Range of Accessories

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Sunday 19th February 2012

at The Holiday Inn Barnsley 11.00am - 4.00pm Over 40 exhibitors all under one roof

Fashion Show at 1pm in Scarletts showcasing the latest Spring / Summer collections

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We are a family run business with over 30 years experience. You are assured of a professional friendly service for your transport requirements. Our prestigious fleet of vehicles are maintained to the highest standard. UNIFORMED CHAUFFEURS • INSPECTION WELCOMED • EVENING APPOINTMENTS AVAILABLE COMPLIMENTARY BUBBLY FOR THE HAPPY COUPLE • CLOSED WEDNESDAYS

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Photographs taken by Andy Foster at The Holiday Inn, Barnsley

We are all of us stars and we deserve to twinkle!

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Exclusive designs for that little person that means so much

Photographs taken by Andy Foster at The Holiday Inn, Barnsley

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We pride ourselves on our quality of products and reliability of service at affordable prices. We deliver and fit your chosen chair covers and sashes, adding beauty and grace to your reception venue. Our collection service leaves you relaxed and able to enjoy your special day.

Sparkle ‘n Shine.......... Make your day divine......

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24 Eye on Local Business Employment Dilemmas by Jennifer Walker, Employment Solicitor

Need a Website? But What Else?

“I’m an agency worker how will the new Agency Workers Regulations benefit me?” The new regulations came into force in October and aim to provide agency workers with the same basic working conditions as permanent employees of the business who work in a similar role.

Websites Dont Make Money?......Well they dont if people dont visit them! There are so many choices today about building your own website, free offers, cheap hosting, free blogs, the appeal of going down the DIY route is very tempting. But be wary, unless you tick all the relevant boxes you may waste your time and effort with the end result being reasonably pretty but nowhere to be found when people try searching for your services. What you will need to succeed! There are 3 main paths to finding your website, use them all. Direct Traffic – where people actually type your website address into the browser, for this they will need to have heard of you, so it is influenced by how well you market yourself using off line methods. Via Search Engines – More people will be searching for what you offer rather than your business name. If your website has not been optimised for these search terms then it’s unlikely that your website will appear on that first page. Optimisation takes time and effort to build your credibility up, but there are many ways to achieve quicker results by building a broader internet presence. Via a Referring Link – Simply put, this is where someone clicks on a hyperlink to arrive at your site. These links act as a little sign posts to your business, you cannot have enough of these, they can be listings in directories, videos on YouTube, articles on a blog, adverts on other websites, tweets, mentions on FaceBook etc. These act like little conveyor belts delivering visitors to your website, particularly if you create the links in places where your potential customers are likely to be looking. Indeed having links from relevant and credible sources, the better search engines will list your business when people are searching for your services. This goes a long way to building your sites credibility! For local businesses it is possible to top Google quite quickly, by ensuring that you have a business listing in Google Places, this is the map with the pins in it that appears whenever you search for a local service. Need help with your website ranking? Get in touch with IRUN, large or small, there is an effective and affordable solution for you.

For more information contact iRUN on:

The changes mean that from day one of an assignment, an agency worker will have the same access to facilities such as staff canteens, food and drinks machines, childcare, toilet and shower facilities, transport services and car parking as a comparable permanent employee. Agency workers will also have the right to be informed about any new job vacancies throughout the assignment. There is a 12-week qualifying period for other rights, which many agency workers will have recently accrued. Once accrued, agency workers will enjoy the same basic conditions of employment as if they had been directly employed by the business. This includes the same pay, overtime and shift allowances, bonuses, commission and holiday pay. The Regulations do not include redundancy pay, maternity or paternity pay but they do include paid time off for antenatal care. In relation to working hours, agency workers will enjoy the same conditions as permanent employees in relation to the duration of working time, night work, rest periods, rest breaks and annual leave. In brief, the 12-week qualifying period does not have to be continuous as breaks of less than six weeks in length will simply pause rather than break the accrual of the 12-week qualifying period. Contact Howells for more information. JW

Want employment advice? Come along to our new drop-in service on Mondays

10:00 am - 1:00 pm at The Core, County Way, Barnsley, S70 2JW Howells also offers advice and assistance on the following matters:









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Exhibitions Comedy Sat 25th February 2012 What Is Love Anyway? Richard Herring @ Civic Theatre

Friday 10th February 2012 Alvin Startdust @ The Lamproom Friday 17th February 2012 Amelia Carter Band @ Courthouse

Theatre Oddsocks Theatre Company Present

The Merry Wives Of Windsor: @ The Lamproom Theatre, Saturday 11th February 2012 from 7:30pm

Friday 24th February 2012 Oddbeat @ The Cedar Room Saturday 25th February 2012 Rock & Pop Through The Ages @ Penistone Paramount The ultimate musical journey in full costume and featuring some of the greatest bands of all time from The Beatles to Oasis, Queen to U2 and The Rolling Stones to The Kings of Leon.

1st March 2012 Anti Nowhere League @ The Hop Wakefield

9th March 2012 The Brotherhood of Man @ The Lamproom Theatre

Let Oddsocks blow the winter blues away and take you back to a time when life was good, the pennies counted more than the pounds and the Swinging ‘60s were only a jive away! Oddsocks’ new version of the Shakespeare classic is inspired by the teenage revolution of the ‘50s. Be prepared for belly laughs, live skiffle music, slapstick comedy and lots of audience participation.


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Eye on Entertainment Henry Rollins Spoken Word, Memorial Hall, Sheffield 16/01/12

Reviewed by Gaz Milburn

Engaging..... In a word that’s how to describe a spoken word performance by Henry Rollins.  This is not “light” entertainment; his words demand your attention and command you to think.  It’s been a long and strange trip for Rollins, the former frontman of hardcore Washington DC punks Black Flag, he  cut some of the most intense records ever made. He toured the world with the Rollins Band and gave performances that were like a war zone. Somehow in the middle of all this he found a talent for spoken word which is now his main vehicle. Rollins hits the stage at 8.00 sharp, not second earlier or later, dressed head to toe in black. With the physique of someone twenty years younger than his 50 years and his hair now grey and cropped he is the picture of Zen simplicity - no baggage, no extra weight, no useless extras.  He grabs the mic, wraps the lead round his wrist and it’s straight into the word flow. Standing there stark in front of several hundred people, Rollins covers everything from his work for National Geographic - a series in which he travels the world exploring the different relationships between man and beast - to his days in punk rock (which includes a hilarious anecdote about meeting a young Metallica). From North Korea to Iraq, Tibet to Haiti - even a trip down to the local hypermarket in LA with his assistant Heidi - who he calls “The Demon” every avenue Rollins takes you down is mesmerising.


Album Review Chris Isaak - BEYOND THE SUN (Rhino Records)

Always a retro performer in thrall to rock’s thrall, it was probably only a matter of time before Chris Isaak recorded an album of covers at the legendary Sun studios in Memphis. Most of the tunes chosen to be covered were recorded in the late-50s by that veritable Mount Rushmore of rockers – Elvis Presley, Johnny Cash, Jerry Lee Lewis and Roy Orbison. He opens with Johnny Cash’s Ring of Fire, which he renders faithfully but not slavishly, allowing in organ to add fresh texture to the familiar mariachi horns and railroad thrumming. Similarly, Roy Orbison’s Oh, Pretty Woman stomps along with new vigour. It’s hardly a novel idea to cover these songs, but Isaak’s versions succeed through skilful arrangement, vibrant recording and above all some remarkable vocal performances. He’s a natural match for Orbison, and has Presley down to a tee. Whether he’s crooning (It’s Now or Never), or in boogie mode (I Forgot to Remember to Forget), the resemblance is spooky. There’s a missionary zeal about Beyond the Sun, as if Isaak has pooled all he has learnt as a singer, and all his passion for the material, to win people back to this music. Thanks to that commitment, it’s very much mission accomplished. 4/5

He hides nothing and shares everything with the audience - his fears, his beliefs, his need to keep working instead of just retiring on the royalties from his music career... nothing is off limits. He closes the show with his insight into what has become of us in post 9/11 western civilisation and how he hopes that this is the generation that could maybe change things. As he thanks the audience before he exits the stage, you realise that he has been talking non-stop for over two hours.  Flowing between the comedic to the serious, the heartbreaking to the poignant we all exit the building with a lot to think about.  At the start of the show he confided he was fearful of letting the audience down by being ‘lame’ – Mr Rollins, you needn’t have worried. GM


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AND THE TEMPTATIONS With Special guests TAVARES and THE CRYSTALS Motorpoint Arena Sheffield • Friday 16th March 2012 Legendary Motown sensations The Four Tops and The Temptations are to return to the Motorpoint Arena Sheffield on Friday 16th March 2012. They will be joined by two very special guests: kings of Seventies R & B disco Tavares and seminal sixties girl band The Crystals. With Soul and R&B enjoying a dazzling comeback, this tour promises to get three or four generations together, shaking their hips and singing along to the timeless sound of some truly irresistible classics. A few titles? “Reach Out (I’ll be there)” and “It’s All In The Game” from the Four Tops; “My Girl” and “Papa Was a Rollin’ Stone” from The Temptations; “Heaven Must Be Missing An Angel” and “More Than A Woman” from Tavares and “Da Doo Ron Ron” and “Then He Kissed Me” from The Crystals. And these are likely to be just the encores after an endless string of unforgettable hits. A show for singles, couples, families and music lovers of all types and ages that will make you dance, sing, laugh and cry from the bottom of your very soul.

Tickets for the Four Tops and The Temptations with special guests Tavares & The Crystals. Priced £40 (bookng fee may apply), available in person at the Arena box office, by phone on 0114 256 5656 and online at OR answer the simple question below and send to us to here at the Barnsley Eye to be in with a chance of winning a pair of tickets!!!!!



Q: Who had a hit with “Reach Out (I’ll be there)”?

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Meet Wenlock and Mandeville The Official Mascots for the London 2012 Olympics.


They only have one pair of eyes between them and look like Sonic the Hedgehog crossed with Mikey from Monsters Inc. but you had better get used to these strange blob-like creatures because Wenlock and Mandeville, as they are known, are the mascots for the 2012 Olympics and Paralympics respectively, and will be all over Britain for the next year. The characters are said to have been fashioned from the last drops of steel left over from the final support girder of the Olympic stadium in Stratford, East London...We think they are great. For more information please visit the official website

Here are some of our favorite Olympic Mascots used down the years:

Misha Moscow 1980

Sam Los Angeles 1984

Cobi Barcelona 1992

Izzy Atlanta 1996

Olly, Syd & Millie Sydney 2000

Athena and Phevos Athens 2004

Do you have a fave? Maybe you could draw us a picture and send it into us here at the the pics below - we’ll print the best!!!!!

by Toby Milburn Aged 10 Thanks to Aaliyah Crowther aged 9 for this Chrismas Drawing

Send any Drawings, Photographs, Jokes etc to or post to: Kidzone, The Barnsley Eye, Unit 22, BBIC, Snydale Road, Cudworth, S72 8RP


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Open Days at The Holiday Inn 11am - 4pm Sunday 19th February and Sunday 23rd September 2012

Over 40 exhibitors all under one roof with an amazing fashion show in Scarletts at 1pm showcasing all the spring summer collections for 2012.

Open Evenings at The Holiday Inn 5.30pm - 8.30pm Thursday 15th March 2012 Thursday 19th April 2012 Thursday 17th May 2012 Thursday 21st June 2012 Thursday 19th July 2012 Thursday 16th August 2012 Thursday 18th October 2012 Thursday 15th November 2012

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