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Danny Wilson Friday October 24 2014 DANNY Wilson says the mood in the camp is "buoyant" ahead of the clash against league leaders Bristol City - despite the Reds having lost five out of eight home games this season. Barnsley - who threw away a two-goal…
Friday October 24 2014 STEPHANIE Hirst and Noddy will be switching on Barnsley's Christmas lights this year. Children’s favourite Noddy will be making guest appearances at intervals throughout the day on Wednesday November 19. He will also be joining in the fun at Barnsley…
Artist's impression Friday October 24 2014 THE Alhambra's new-look frontage is set to be ready for the Christmas period. Old red brickwork and the mezzanine level have been removed from the shopping centre's left-hand side and the new framework and glazing have already been installed. Automatic…
Barnsley Fans Wanted By Police Friday October 24 2014 POLICE investigating violence after a Barnsley match have released further images of men wanted for questioning. Fighting broke out between a number of rival groups after the away match against Port Vale on September 20. Detective Chief Inspector Ricky Fields…
Friday October 24 2014 MOTORISTS on their way back from Sheffield have been told to expect long delays on the M1 this afternoon. A flatbed lorry is on fire and traffic is already forming. The M1 northbound exit sliproad at junction 33 has been…
Mark Dobson's photo of the Barnsley Pals Centenary Square Friday October 24 2014 BARNSLEY Council has announced plans for its annual remembrance celebrations. This year’s Festival of Remembrance will be held on the evening of November 6 at 7pm at Horizon Community College. This year the emphasis will be of the centenary of…
Thursday October 23 2014 BARNSLEY have signed Mike Phenix from AFC Telford for an undisclosed fee. The 25-year-old striker has penned a contract that will run to summer 2016. He said: "I'm chuffed to bits - it's a bit overwhelming if I'm honest. My…
Thursday October 23 2014 MOTORISTS have been warned of heavy congestion after an accident near Goldthorpe. Stagecoach's 217 service has also be re-routed. A spokesperson from the bus operator said: "Due to an accident on the A635 at Goldthorpe, police have closed the road…
South Yorkshire Police Police Name Penistone Fire Victims Thursday October 23 2014 POLICE have named the father and son who died following a house fire at a property in Penistone. Darren Sykes, 44, and his son Paul David Sykes, aged nine, both died in hospital as a result of their injuries. An…
Thursday October 23 2014 A NINE-YEAR-OLD boy and a man have died in a house fire in Penistone. An 11-year-old boy is also in hospital suffering from life-threatening injuries after the blaze in Tennyson Close. Firefighters were called at around 6.30pm on Wednesday evening.…
Thursday October 23 2014 A MOTORIST has called on the council to sort Barnsley's pothole problem - after one left her with a £240 bill. Diane Houltby was travelling on Aldham House Lane when the incident happened. "It's behind a speed bump - it…
Oakwell Thursday October 23 2014 A BARNSLEY fan has been banned for life for making racist comments about Bradford's Asian community and the club's tragic fire in 1985. The man wrote racist comments on Facebook and taunted the Bantams about the 1985 Valley Parade fire…
Barnsley Interchange Thursday October 23 2014 CHANGES to some bus services in Barnsley will take place this weekend. Tates Travel services 14/14A, 23A, 25/25A, 92/92A and 96 will all have alterations. Click here for more details.
Thursday October 23 2014 LEAFLETS explaining bin collections for the Christmas period are to be delivered to Barnsley residents. The leaflets have been redesigned this year to make the collection information as clear as possible to make them easy to use. Coun Roy Miller,…
Thursday October 23 2014 MOBILE speed cameras will operate on the following roads this week. A61 Park Road, Barnsley A628 Cundy Cross to Shafton Two Gates A633 Rotherham Road, Athersley South A633 Rotherham Road, Monk Bretton A635 Doncaster Road, Barnsley A635 Saltersbrook Road, Barnsley…
Wednesday October 22 2014 TOWN centre litter-droppers have been named and shamed by the council - and fined £225 each. Rhys Atkinson, 25, of Mansfield Road, Athersley, dropped litter on Shambles Street. Janine Ellis, 43, of Darton Street, Darton, was caught dropping litter at…
Barnsley Interchange Wednesday October 22 2014 A MAN who was attacked in Barnsley Interchange had to have surgery - after thugs beat him with his own walking stick. The police are appealing for witnesses who may have information about the unprovoked assault, which took place on…
Wednesday October 22 2014 BARNSLEY Council has apologised to residents who still haven't received bigger bins after a six-month wait. Scores of people have contacted We Are Barnsley in the past two weeks claiming that their orders have fallen on deaf ears, with many…
Man Jailed For Sexual Exploitation Of Teen Girl Wednesday October 22 2014 A 47-YEAR-OLD man has been jailed for sexual offences against a 15-year-old girl in Barnsley. James Kenneth Stewart, of Station Road in Royston, pleaded guilty to causing/inciting a child under 16 to engage in sexual activity, engaging in sexual activity…
Wednesday October 22 2014 THE Reds' poor home form continued last night as they threw away a two-goal lead to suffer a 3-2 defeat against high-flying Notts County. Devante Cole opened the scoring for the home side after just eight minutes, with Conor Hourihane…
Wednesday October 22 2014 A MAN had to be cut free from his vehicle after ending up in a ditch. The man, in his 20s, was travelling along Nicholas Lane, Goldthorpe, when the collision occurred. Emergency services were alerted to the incident at 10.25pm…
Wednesday October 22 2014 HUNDREDS of charity runners dodged a 200-strong army of zombies on Saturday. Almost 500 fundraisers turned up as Barnsley Hospital Charity held its second Zombie Run event at Worsbrough Mill. So far the event has raised £8,000 from entry fees…
By Adrian Ashworth Tuesday October 21 2014 THE date for the switching on of the town centre's Christmas lights has been announced. Barnsley's streets will be lit up on November 19 this year, which falls on a Wednesday. There will be a temporary road closure on Royal…
Monday October 20 2014 A BARNSLEY man who went missing from a psychiatric hospital has been found safe and well. Police appealed for the public’s help locating 40-year-old James Stephenson last week after he went missing from Cambian Oaks Hospital in Sheffield Road. He…
Photo from Barnsley FC Monday October 20 2014 THE Reds' mini revival came to an end at second-placed Peterborough on Saturday. Devante Cole had put Danny Wilson's visitors in the lead after 15 minutes with a well-taken volley, but the hosts levelled on the stroke of half-time when…
Monday October 20 2014 We Are Barnsley get many reports of upcoming roadworks in the borough.   We thought it would be easier to collate them all into one easy to find place which will be regularly updated. This list will feature everything that…
Monday October 20 2014 HUNDREDS of Barnsley homes were left without power on Sunday afternoon. The widespread issue saw scores of people flock to We Are Barnsley's Facebook and Twitter pages to report the problem, with areas such as Barugh Green, Cudworth and Dodworth…
Monday October 20 2014 A WEATHER warning for heavy gales has been issued for Tuesday. Winds of up to 70mph are expected to batter South Yorkshire, with heavy rain also predicted. A Met Office spokesperson said: "The remains of Hurricane Gonzalo are running across…
South Yorkshire Police Monday October 20 2014 POLICE and other agencies now have new options for tackling anti-social behaviour. The Antisocial Behaviour Crime and Policing Act 2014 provides new tools for dealing with people who behave anti-socially. Dispersal orders give police the authority to direct individuals away…
Resident Blasts Council's Gypsy Camp Plans Monday October 20 2014 AN angry resident has claimed plans for a council-run gypsy camp has already been decided - despite the objections of nearby residents. The application seeks to create 11 pitches as an emergency stopping place for gypsies and travellers on land…
Murderer Jailed For Life Monday October 20 2014 A BARNSLEY man who stabbed a 75-year-old grandmother more than 40 times in her own home has been jailed for life. Liam Naylor, of Junction Street, denied murdering Doreen Walker but was found guilty on Thursday following a two-week trial…
South Yorkshire Police Monday October 20 2014 POLICE are appealing for witnesses after a woman was punched in the stomach in a supermarket At around 5.30pm, the 45-year-old woman was in the Morrisons store at Cortonwood with her teenage daughter. They were stood in the bakery area…
South Yorkshire Police Monday October 20 2014 AN investigation has been launched following the death of a man found lying unconscious outside a Barnsley pub. Officers are appealing to the public to come forward if they were in the vicinity of the Spencers Arms in Cawthorne on…
Monday October 20 2014 HUNDREDS of Barnsley Council workers' jobs are at risk. The local authority - which faces having to slash £10.5 million from its annual budget - will see massive redundancies and services cut across the board. Some children's centres will be closed,…
Monday October 20 2014 A BARNSLEY man who masterminded what's thought to have been the country’s biggest ever cheque scam has been handed a nine-year jail term. Bradford Crown Court heard Onais Hove, 43, of Hallowdene, Gawber, was one of two ringleaders of a…
Monday October 20 2014 A PUBLICAN who won £5,000 in a community awards contest is using the prize money to fund local projects such as a parent and toddler morning. Michael Davies of The Beggar and Gentleman, Hoyland, was voted Hull and Yorkshire winner in…
Monday October 20 2014 A POST Office cleaner stole items from people's parcels for two years before being caught. Barnsley Magistrates' Court was told that Barbara Carol Ambler, 54, had been a cleaner for nine years. An investigation was launched at the office in Wombwell…
Zombie Run Friday October 17 2014 BARNSLEY Hospital Charity will be holding its second Zombie Run event on Saturday. After its success last year, the charity team aim to make the event, at Worsbrough Mill, tougher and muddier than before by introducing new obstacles and even more…
Man Found Guilty Of "Brutal" Murder Friday October 17 2014 A BARNSLEY man who stabbed a 75-year-old grandmother more than 40 times in her own home has been found guilty of murder. Liam Naylor, 23, of Junction Street, denied murdering Doreen Walker but was found guilty following a two-week trial…
Friday October 17 2014 A BARNSLEY man has been urged to make contact after going missing from a psychiatric hospital. Police have appealed for the public’s help locating 40-year-old man James Stephenson. Mr Stephenson was last seen at around 2.30pm on October 9, when he…
Barnsley Police Officer Wins Bravery Award Friday October 17 2014 A BARNSLEY police officer who was threatened with a gun as he helped a man being attacked with a long piece of wood has won a bravery award. In the middle of a snowstorm in the early hours of January…
ASOS Teen Arrested Over ASOS Blaze Friday October 17 2014 A TEENAGER has been arrested on suspicion of arson following a fire at the ASOS warehouse in June.  A 19-year-old man, from Barnsley, was arrested on Wednesday and has been released on bail pending further enquiries. The fashion firm had…
Tuesday October 14 2014 CANNON Hall's bonfire and fireworks details have been released, so here's what you need to know if you're heading down. On Sunday November 2, the popular event will see its bonfire being lit from 4.30pm, with fireworks going off at…
Hirsty Thanks Fans For 'Overwhelming' Support Tuesday October 14 2014 STEPHANIE Hirst has thanked her fans for the 'overwhelming' support she has received in the last few days. Formerly Simon, the popular radio host announced that she is to undergo surgery to become a woman to BBC Radio 5 Live's…
Tuesday October 14 2014 WENTWORTH Castle's restored Victorian conservatory is to get a royal visit. Prince Richard's visit marks the first anniversary since the grand structure re-opened after a painstaking renovation. Costing £3.74 million, it has proved to be a popular place for weddings…
Tuesday October 14 2014 A CCTV image has been released after a robbery took place at a Barnsley petrol station. Police are trying to locate the man in the CCTV images as he may be able to assist with the investigation. On August 18…
What do you think to the town centre? Tuesday October 14 2014 BARNSLEY residents and town centre users have been encouraged to have their say on the proposed redevelopment plans. Better Barnsley staff will be on hand at the former HMV shop to take suggestions and ideas as consultation on the £41…
Tuesday October 14 2014 ROADWORKS to resurface the M1 near Barnsley have started. Work on the north carriageway takes place for two weeks, with lane closures between 8pm and 6am. Junction 36 entry and exit and 37 exit will also be closed. Work on…
Doreen Walker Gran Knifed "40 Times" For Pension Money Tuesday October 14 2014 A BARNSLEY grandmother was allegedly throttled, beaten and stabbed more than 40 times in her own home. Doreen Walker, 75, was brutally murdered for her pension money in her own home on Birkwood Avenue, Cudworth, in April. After leaving a…
Man Charged With Inciting Teen To Be A Prostitute Tuesday October 14 2014 A BARNSLEY man has been charged with inciting a 16-year-old girl to be a prostitute. Andrew Dawson, 27, is alleged to have used a Facebook site to cause the teenager to be a call girl. Dawson, who lives in Monk…
Tuesday October 14 2014 BARNSLEY'S X Factor hopeful has vowed to continue with her new girl band after being sent home from the competition. Abby Eades, part of New Girls, was sent home by Louis Walsh after auditioning at his Bermuda home. But despite…
Barnsley Magistrates' Court Tuesday October 14 2014 A FRUSTRATED father of 12 threw 25 bags of rubbish over a fence when the council did not replace his wheelie bins. Laurence Preston repeatedly asked the council for replacements for his two wheelie bins which were taken, Barnsley Magistrates'…
City Reach Tuesday October 14 2014 A PART-BUILT apartment complex will be finished next year - almost six years since work came to an abrupt end. The City Reach building will be made into 86 apartments, with work expected to be finished in "nine to 11…
Tuesday October 14 2014 BARNSLEY town centre's free wi-fi network has been turned off - but the council says it hopes to offer the service again when the market is redeveloped. Coun Roy Miller said the outdoor service had been offered for two years…
Tuesday October 14 2014 A FORMER Barnsley Chronicle sports reporter is fighting for his life in hospital in America after being struck down with malaria. Matthew Murray, 27, fell ill while in Alabama - a few weeks after returning from a trip to the One…
Tuesday October 14 2014 A CONSULTANT at Barnsley Hospital has been awarded with a lifetime achievement award for his work with vulnerable people. Paediatrician Dr Rajeev Gupta was praised by UK Parliament members and Sanskiriti, an organisation that endeavours to enrich and appreciate culture.  He was…
Angry Dad Blasts Barnsley School Tuesday October 14 2014 A DAD is angry that his son was "forced" to take part in PE - despite medical advice not to. Cory Robinson, 12, was pushed to do PE at Shafton ALC - now Outwood Grange - on a number of…
Tuesday October 14 2014 PROBLEM streets will be targeted and cleaned up as part of a revolutionary new scheme. Six Goldthorpe streets have been identified as being areas that have issues with tipping and littering. Several agencies will lead the clean-up and then attempt…
Tuesday October 14 2014 AN Oxford University student has been awarded a top scholarship worth £8,000 to help her through her studies. Former Penistone Grammar School pupil Chloe Adams-Pickford will be supported with tuition fees at Keble College by the Institution of Mechanical Engineers.…
South Yorkshire Police Monday October 13 2014 A MAN is in an induced coma following an assault that took place in a bar on Wellington Street in the early hours of Saturday morning. The 28-year-old was with friends in Digital when for reasons unknown, both he and one of…
Barnsley Hospital Monday October 13 2014 BARNSLEY Hospital workers have staged a four-hour strike in a dispute over pay. Nationwide industrial action took place from 7-11am on Monday morning, with midwives, nurses and ambulance staff all protesting. A statement from Barnsley Hospital said: "Plans were in…
Monday October 13 2014 OVER £11,000 has been donated in just one week to a Barnsley woman who is battling cervical cancer. Jemma Taylor-Cutts was diagnosed with the disease on Christmas Eve in 2012 having had a routine smear test at the age of…
Monday October 13 2014 A NEW pound shop will open in Barnsley this week. Poundworld will open on Peel Street at 10am on Thursday. The Yorkshire-based company was launched in 2004 after rebranding and now has over 180 stores nationwide. Around 30 new jobs…
Monday October 13 2014 ANGRY residents whose campaign to save a field from housing development failed have vowed to carry on their fight. The Save Our Field campaign took a body blow after councillors awarded planning permission to the scheme for the six homes…
Photo from Barnsley FC Reds Register Back-To-Back League Wins Monday October 13 2014 THE Reds fought back in the Yorkshire derby against Bradford City to register back-to-back league wins on Sunday. High-flying Bradford took the lead inside the opening minute at Oakwell through Jason Kennedy, who slotted past Ross Turnbull after a clever…
Hirsty Hirsty Reveals He Is To Become A Woman Monday October 13 2014 POPULAR DJ Simon Hirst has announced he is to undergo surgery to become a woman. The 39-year-old, from Dodworth, quit his Capital FM radio show in June and made the announcement on BBC Radio 5 Live in an interview with…
Friday October 10 2014 A BARNSLEY songbird has made it through to the regional finals of the prestigious Open Mic UK singing competition. Carmel Harrison, 27, will now be performing in the live showcases of the competition. Open Mic UK 2014 is the biggest…
Friday October 10 2014 VIRGIN Media customers in Barnsley are unable to make or receive telephone calls. The firm has suffered a power outage and customers are unable to make or receive external telephone calls. Internal calls remain unaffected. Virgin Media offers mobile phone,…
Friday October 10 2014 BUILDING of Barnsley College's new sixth form campus has officially started. The £18 million building, on St Mary’s Place, is due to open during the 2015/16 academic year. Gerard Garvey, Barnsley Sixth Form College principal, said: "This is a significant…
Friday October 10 2014 A BOOK will be launched this month telling the personal stories of the 130 Worsbrough men who were killed in World War One. Worsbrough Fallen Heroes will be launched at Worsbrough library on October 17 at 11am on the eve…
Friday October 10 2014 MONK Bretton library is to close. The building, on Lamb Lane, will close on November 1. Coun Jenny Platts, cabinet spokesperson for communities, said: "It's never an easy decision or one that we've taken lightly to close the building. "Unfortunately,…
Friday October 10 2014 ALMOST 60 jobs have been saved after a Barnsley window firm was brought out of administration. Drowstan Windows, which formerly traded as Euroglaze Systems, makes uPVC doors and windows on Carlton Industrial Estate. It was put in the hands of…
Barnsley Mum Gives Sympathy To Would-Be Burglar Friday October 10 2014 A MUM gave a would-be burglar a cup of tea and sympathy after she found him the worse for wear outside her house. The woman's 15-year-old daughter awoke her mother after hearing noises at 4.30am and seeing a man she…
Monday October 6 2014 A BLAST from the past has rocked up on Peel Street in Barnsley in the shape of a new vinyl record shop. Vinyl Underground Records opened its doors on Saturday and has a stock of 50,000 vinyl records. The business…
Barnsley Hospital Monday October 6 2014 MANY people are attending Barnsley Hospital's accident and emergency department for non-emergencies, a study has revealed. The study - commissioned by the Barnsley Clinical Commissioning Group (CCG) - took place from April 2012 to March 2013 and evaluated data from almost 80,000…
Barnsley Interchange Monday October 6 2014 WHAT do you think to public transport? You have been invited by the South Yorkshire Passenger Transport Executive (SYPTE) to share your views. The 'Have Your Say' consultation on public transport information, bus stops and interchanges closes on Wednesday. SYPTE is…
Monday October 6 2014 GAVIN and Stacey star Larry Lamb was given a warm welcome when he visited South Yorkshire. The 66-year-old actor, known for his role as Mick in the hit comedy and for playing evil Archie Mitchell in EastEnders, was at Penistone…
Monday October 6 2014 PARTS of the M1 in Barnsley will be closed overnight during October. Lanes and some slip roads will be closed between 8pm and 6am to allow for carriageway resurfacing and bridge safety works between junction 36 at Birdwell to junction 38…
Monday October 6 2014 BARNSLEY could be getting its very own zoo. Barnsley College has made an application for a zoo licence, and if it's granted it will allow the college to accommodate a broader range of animals it keeps at Wigfield Farm in Haverlands…
Monday October 6 2014 A 'GENTLEMAN' who served as a school's headmaster for more than 20 years has died at the age of 76. Martin Antony Bould, known as Tony, joined Penistone Grammar School in 1976 and was in charge until his retirement in 1997.…
Man Found Hanged In Home Monday October 6 2014 A 48-YEAR-OLD man has been found hanged at his home close to Barnsley town centre. John Barry Senior, of Leopold Street, was discovered last Monday. An inquest has been opened and adjourned. Police are not treating the death as suspicious.
Monday October 6 2014 WILDLIFE lovers have expressed their concern at a Barnsley reservoir's "dangerously low" water level. The 60-acre stretch of water at Worsbrough is a haven for wildlife and regularly attracts keen bird watchers and anglers. But sluice gates have been fully…
Monday October 6 2014 A BUDDING politician from Barnsley is taking part in the largest consultation of young people in the country. Anton Dobson, an elected member of the UK Youth Parliament, will be running the campaign - dubbed 'Make Your Mark' - in…
Monday October 6 2014 A CAMPAIGN to install more litter bins has been successful after weeks of complaints about the "overzealous" issuing of litter fines. Plans to tackle concerns about litter and on-the-spot fines on Wombwell High Street have been set in motion. Local…
Monday October 6 2014 HEARTLESS criminals have ripped out brass plaques engraved in memory of people who have died. More than half of the plaques were taken at The Limes golf course during an overnight vandalism incident on September 25. Keith Dickinson, who captained…
Monday October 6 2014 VIRGIN Media has brought in broadband speeds in Barnsley which it says are more than eight times faster than the UK's average speed. The company's new 152Mb top speed means entire families can use the internet at once and users…
Police Appeal To Find Missing Man Monday October 6 2014 POLICE have appealed for help in finding a missing 52-year-old man whose car was last seen in Barnsley. West Yorkshire Police are asking for your help locating Zbigniew Gwiazdzinski, from Wakefield. His car, a silver Volvo S60, was seen on…
Barnsley Magistrates' Court Monday October 6 2014 A TEENAGER with an "appalling" criminal record has been urged to change his ways - after headbutting a care home worker. District Judge John Foster said detention would be a "terrible, terrible waste" of the 13-year-old boy's life. Mr Foster…
Monday October 6 2014 WHEN a local chippy heard about a regular customer's heartbreaking battle with IVF, they just had to help. Laura Pye, 31, is unable to get pregnant naturally after life-saving chemotherapy. She and husband Chris are trying to raise £6,000 for…
Monday October 6 2014 A BARNSLEY vet is advising people how to prepare their pets in the run up to bonfire night. Tony Duffy, from Abbey Vets, said fireworks often leave pets literally shaking with fear. "Try to ensure your pet has access to…
Council Considering Gypsy Camp Plans Monday October 6 2014 PLANS to create a gypsy camp are to be considered by Barnsley Council. An application seeks to create 11 pitches as an emergency stopping place for gypsies and travellers on land off Grange Lane, Stairfoot. The council says it will…
Monday October 6 2014 A BUDDING Barnsley golfer is celebrating after achieving a hole-in-one - at the tender age of 10. Brett Timlin, who has been playing the sport for five years, hit the wonder shot on the sixth hole in a competition at…
Photo from Barnsley FC Monday October 6 2014 THE Reds earned their first win in six games to defeat former boss Keith Hill's high-flying Rochdale. Peter Ramage, who re-signed with Barnsley on loan from Crystal Palace earlier in the week, headed the only goal of the game after…
Monday October 6 2014 POLICE investigating a theft from a petrol station in Barnsley have issued a CCTV appeal for information. At around 5am on July 14, it's reported that a silver Mercedes entered the Carlton Road petrol station and an unknown man sitting in…
Monday October 6 2014 A DAD who gave up work to look after his autistic son is spearheading a campaign to open a new school in Barnsley. Greenacre special school and a team of parents are submitting an application to open a new 'free…
Monday October 6 2014 AN ambitious 11-year-old cyclist has completed a 96-mile ride as he prepares for a coast-to-coast challenge in the UK. Schoolboy Joe Rowe, 11, pedalled from his home in Penistone to the Humber Bridge with dad John. It acts as a…
We Are Barnsley Monday October 6 2014 BARNSLEY'S fitness fanatics are set to enjoy new equipment after a refurbishment at two BPL gyms. Royston and Dearneside leisure centres have both had a makeover - and for a limited time only, it’s free to join the gyms as…
Monday October 6 2014 BARNSLEY GPs have urged the town's residents not to take their eyesight for granted. The NHS Barnsley Clinical Commissioning Group (CCG) are supporting this year's National Eye Health Week and urging Barnsley residents to get their eyes tested. With nearly…
Monday October 6 2014 A TEACHING assistant from Barnsley has donated the £200 she raised by completing a gruelling assault course to The Donkey Sanctuary. Gemma Thickett, 22, completed the famed 'Tough Mudder' in Skipton last month and has already dropped the cash off…
Missing Man Found Safe And Well Friday October 3 2014 A MISSING man has been found safe and well. Police had appealed for help in locating a 41-year-old Polish man Jan Poloczek, who was last seen on September 21 at his address on Midland Road, Royston. A police spokesperson said:…
Barnsley Magistrates' Court Man Set For Court Appearance Friday October 3 2014 A MAN accused of masturbating in Barnsley Hospital's accident and emergency department will appear in court on Monday. Gary Hough, 35, of Bellbrooke Avenue, Darfield, denied outraging public decency when he was granted bail.
Friday October 3 2014 POLICE in Barnsley have issued a warning after a little boy was led away from his mum on the way home from school. It is reported that at around 5pm on September 29, a family was walking in Pinfold Lane,…
Friday October 3 2014 A FAMILY have been reunited with their beloved dog - after it went missing from a boarding kennel while they were on holiday. Jess, a black Patterdale cross, was found scavenging at the side of the M1 last Wednesday at…
Kevin and Stephen Wragg, the hospital's chairman Friday October 3 2014 A BARNSLEY Hospital volunteer has been awarded for 35 years' service. Kevin Cole, one of the longest-service volunteers at the hospital, has presented shows on its in-house radio station. He started volunteering back in 1979 when the studios were based…
Friday October 3 2014 A BARNSLEY business is one of 55 Yorkshire firms gearing up to bid for more than £10 billion of contracts to build the HS2 high-speed railway network. Representatives from Amco Rail, which is based at Barugh and employs between 500…
Metrodome Friday October 3 2014 HOLIDAYMAKERS are giving expensive trips the elbow and preferring to stay at home, according to research carried out by Barnsley Metrodome. Staff at the leisure attraction surveyed visitors during the first two weeks of the school summer holidays and discovered…
Wednesday October 1 2014 A BARNSLEY school has warned its children about 'stranger danger' following an incident in a park. Upperwood Academy in Darfield issued a letter to parents on Thursday urging them to speak to their children about the importance of being aware…
Metrodome Wednesday October 1 2014 SNOOKER'S governing body is investigating ‘unusual betting’ on a match at the Metrodome. The qualifying matches for the International Championship tournament were held at the venue last week, with star names such as Ronnie O'Sullivan and Judd Trump in attendance.…
Men sentenced Wednesday October 1 2014 TWO burglars who cut a hole in the roof of commercial premises to raid four shops have both been jailed. David Hewitt, 37, and Craig Dalton, 29, who both have criminal records dating back to when they were teenagers, targetted…
Dan Jarvis MP Wednesday October 1 2014 NATWEST have been slammed by a Barnsley MP for planning to close its Royston branch. Dan Jarvis, MP for Barnsley Central, has urged the bank to think again. Jarvis said: "This branch is at the heart of the Royston community,…
Wednesday October 1 2014 A BARNSLEY lass celebrated her ninth birthday by having her hair chopped off to make wigs for poorly children. Lydia Gosney, a pupil of Upperwood Academy Primary School, raised £105.50 for Cancer Research UK. Proud mum Nat said: "She's going…
Wednesday October 1 2014 A TOWN centre chip shop owner has threatened to stop paying his business rates due to persistent roadworks. David Wood, owner of Woody's in Eldon Street, says that due to the work his takings are down by 25 per cent -…
Wednesday October 1 2014 HEALTH services in Barnsley are encouraging smokers to take part in this year's mass stop smoking campaign. Barnsley has more smokers than anywhere else in Yorkshire. New figures have revealed nearly a quarter of adults smoke, putting it in the…
Wednesday October 1 2014 IT looks much the same as any other Audi Q7 - but this one runs on water. Coun Phil Davies, who represents Old Town, met representatives of the Bulgarian firm who developed the car's fuel system at a Friends of…
Wednesday October 1 2014 TWO footpaths which became hotspots for anti-social behaviour will be closed. The two paths run between Bakewell Road and Matlock Road, Athersley South. They run parallel, east to west, with one to the north of the church and one to…
Oakwell Wednesday October 1 2014 MORE Barnsley fans could be arrested once police officers finish trawling through hours of CCTV footage. Five fans were arrested as trouble erupted before and after the game at Port Vale last weekend. Trouble started before kick-off when rival fans…
Wednesday October 1 2014 CENTENARIAN Nancy Kelly joked that she would like some new legs when she turned 100 last Tuesday. Nancy, of Christchurch Road, West Melton, marked her century the following day with a surprise party at Brampton Christchurch. Nancy said: "Turning 100…
Wednesday October 1 2014 BENEFITS could to be paid onto smart cards - to stop claimants wasting taxpayers' money on alcohol or gambling. Iain Duncan Smith announced the first trial of pre-paid cards, which would restrict where the jobless or poor can spend their…
Wednesday October 1 2014 OVER 1,800 homes in Barnsley have been hit by a power cut this morning. It is thought the fault has affected homes in the Lundwood and Stairfoot area. A spokesman from Northern Powergrid said: "We're aware of a fault in…
Police Concerned About Man's Welfare Wednesday October 1 2014 POLICE are appealing for help in locating a 41-year-old Polish man who is missing from Barnsley. Jan Poloczek was last seen on September 21 at his address on Midland Road, Royston. Jan is originally from Poland but has been living…
Wednesday October 1 2014 SWEEPING changes to vehicle taxing will see the end of paper discs in October. Here's your WAB Guide on what will change. From October 1, the traditional paper tax disc - first issued on January 1, 1921 - will no…
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