Wednesday Blog:- Google back in town, a big Barnsley win in Europe & more

I visited the Ancient Egypt in Yorkshire exhibitions at Experience Barnsley and the Cooper Gallery yesterday – I have to say, I've never seen them as busy, they're proving really popular with us and even people from outside of Barnsley. I'm told that people travelled from across the country for the exhibition talk with Joann Fletcher, who's been heavily involved with curating them.

They're shouting from the rooftops about this and rightfully so, the debut performance of You Have Been Watching by the Dark Horse theatre group at the Civic tonight features eight professional actors with learning disabilities – the play is laugh out loud funny with one or two bittersweet moments.

The iconic, yet frustrating wait to get across the Jumble Lane crossing in town might be a thing of the past in the future, funding has been agreed for a footbridge over the railway lines. Network Rail will throw in £2 million to the project, if it's completed by March 2019. If the plans are approved today, it'll mean the crossing will close for good.

Victory in Europe for Barnsley! We've been handed a top award in Tallinn, Estonia at the Urbact Festival. The certificate is for the innovative Digital Media Centre, that's really gone from strength-to-strength over the past few years. When I first visited, even the people in there said it was a White Elephant – now it's thriving.

A Macmillan Coffee Morning held by the Mayor, Councillor Jeff Ennis, at Barnsley Town Hall raised £521.12. I'm told that the Mayor devoured the cookie that had my name decorated onto it!

Have you put a token in the Tesco Barnsley Bags of Help display? The results for the latest round of voting has been revealed – Cudworth Environment Group wins the £4985 top prize, £2000 for Worsbrough Bridge Athletic and £1000 for Worsbrough Brass.

The Google Digital Garage Bus is back in town today, it's at the Barnsley Business Innovation Centre from 10 until 6 – business people are invited to find out how the internet can maximise their businesses potential.

The amazing volunteers, who have made Barnsley bloom, are rewarded this evening. The Barnsley in Bloom celebration evening takes place – it's been another amazing year, with so many local places handed Yorkshire in Bloom awards.

The most common things on social media last night – Doctor Foster, Bake Off and the sunset! Did you see it? It was absolutely gorgeous, the red glow reflecting onto the clouds.

Do you know where your nearest defibrillator is? Yorkshire Ambulance Service are trying to make us aware with a twitter defibrillator hunt. I'm thinking of where I'd find one, I know there's one in Penistone Town Centre but after that I'm struggling! It's worth knowing isn't it? You never know when you might need it.

Reds vs Leeds has been shifted to a Saturday lunchtime kick-off – I know it's great to have the TV coverage but I hate Saturday lunch kick-offs, I'd have every game at 3 on a Saturday afternoon! I'm a bit of a traditionalist with that.

Shaw Lane stay top of the Evostik League, they beat Mickleover Sports last night. There was a draw for Athersley Rec, Worsbrough Bridge Athletic were hammered 7-0. Penistone Church are at home against Hall Road Rangers this evening.

I've mentioned him a lot this week, he's become a threenager with some of his behaviour. Jacob's latest moment was yesterday, he was in the living room with his shoes on, sat proudly on the sofa… I challenged him, told him he wasn't supposed to be in there. Quick as a flash, his response “I didn't walk in, I jumped on here!” How was I supposed to respond to that?

It's our wedding anniversary tomorrow, it means it's four years since I got a dint on the bumper on my car today… the night before our wedding, a woman drove into me in the supermarket car park. She wanted to pay for repairs, I was so caught up in wedding fever I said I'd sort it. I still haven't got around to it…

The night before our wedding, my brother phoned Marie and told her that he'd just put me on a train to Edinburgh in my boxer shorts! He survived, I was actually tucked up in bed after a few pints.

Jacob's friends at nursery wanted to come home with him yesterday… all eight of them! They were all at the door of the nursery room saying “we're coming too!” Could you imagine me, barely able to cope with myself and Jacob ending up with eight of them running around our house?

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