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Sainsbury's Sainsbury's Barnsley Plans Shelved Friday November 21 2014 PLANS for retail giant Sainsbury's to open a store in Barnsley have been put on hold. The supermarket had intended on converting the B&Q store at Stairfoot, but now plans have been reined back amid falling sales. Sainsbury's reported a…
Friday November 21 2014 AROUND 9,000 people attended this year's Christmas lights switch-on event in the town centre. People of all ages enjoyed entertainment from Dearne FM and host Stephanie Hirst. Local indie rock band 404 got the crowd warmed up with a selection…
Friday November 21 2014 CONCERNS are growing for a 'vulnerable' man who has been missing for over a month. Police are concerned for the welfare of David Harrington, a man from Hastings who may have travelled to Barnsley. The 58-year-old, who was last seen…
Friday November 21 2014 A NEW primary school will be built in Goldthorpe. Barnsley Council has announced that Robertson, the construction group, has been appointed to design and build the new school, which is set to be finished by mid-2016. The new school, which…
Friday November 21 2014 A BURGLAR caught red-handed trying to steal saddles from a stable owned by an ex-policeman has had his jail term slashed by over a third. Michael Allott, 45, got a whack in the head with a torch for his trouble,…
Mia Wesson, Craig Leonard and Garry Lyon Friday November 21 2014 STAFF from Barnsley College have completed another charity cycling challenge by riding through the night from Manchester to Blackpool. Craig Leonard, Gillian Lodge, Garry Lyon, Paul Skelland, Darren Speight and Mia Wesson raised £228.86 for the British Heart Foundation after…
Carlton Community College Thursday November 20 2014 A TROUBLED Barnsley school will remain in special measures after a recent damning report by Ofsted. Inspectors at Carlton Community College found a catalogue of problems including inadequate teaching, underachievement in several key subjects, regular bullying issues and ineffective management. The…
Council Ban Santa's Beard From Fundraising Taxi Driver Thursday November 20 2014 A FUNDRAISING taxi driver who wanted to get his customers into the Christmas spirit by dressing up as Santa has been told to lose his beard by the council. David Leonard, who decided to become Father Christmas to raise funds…
Thursday November 20 2014 PLANS to create an £80 million renewable energy park have been refused. The council's received over 300 letters of objection, as well as a petition signed by more than 100 people. Peel Environmental's plan for the former Houghton Colliery site,…
Thursday November 20 2014 DOCTORS' surgeries across Barnsley are to be inspected for the first time. Almost half of surgeries in Barnsley - 16 in total - will be selected at random for inspection by the Care Quality Commission (CQC). A spokesman for the…
Thursday November 20 2014 A VILLAGE which has never had Christmas lights before will be lit up later on today thanks to a generous businessman. Eric Riby has donated over £5,000 worth of illuminations for Barugh Green and is set to switch them on…
Image by John Crossley Thursday November 20 2014 THOUSANDS of people braved the cold to watch Barnsley's Christmas lights being switched on. The popular event - which started at 5pm outside the town hall - had musical entertainment from Dearne FM and local four-piece indie-rock boy band 404.…
Wednesday November 19 2014 PLANS to build a nine-screen cinema and six restaurants at the Alhambra have been given the green light by the council. The development will create up to 230 jobs - 60 at the cinema, 160 in the restaurants and ten…
Wednesday November 19 2014 POLICE are circulating posters in Barnsley of a man who is wanted in connection to a serious stabbing. They're trying to find Steven Watkins, 29, in relation to a serious assault on a man in Thurnscoe on September 28. The…
Wednesday November 19 2014 A BARNSLEY school has been placed 11th in a list of the country's top 100. Teachers, children and parents at Silkstone Common Junior and Infant School have expressed their delight of its placing in the prestigious Sunday Times list. Headteacher…
Wednesday November 19 2014 A NEWCOMEN Beam Engine which dates back to 1795 will be unveiled on Friday after having a £500,000 restoration. Sat stationary since the 1950s, it has been lovingly restored in a three-year project supported by the Heritage Lottery Fund, Barnsley…
South Yorkshire Police Wednesday November 19 2014 WAR medals have been stolen by callous thieves in Barnsley. Between 2pm and 4.15pm on October 21, police received reports of a burglary at a property in Wakefield Road, Athersley. Jewellery and a medal from World War One were reportedly…
Nurse Receives A Caution After Verbal Abuse Incident Wednesday November 19 2014 A BARNSLEY nurse who called a patient a 'fat cow' has been let off with a caution. Shelley Law, who worked on a psychiatric ward at Kendray Hospital, also shouted at patients, the Nursing and Midwifery Council was told. Law…
Tuesday November 18 2014 THOUSANDS of people are expected to watch Barnsley's Christmas lights being switched on tomorrow. The popular event - which starts at 5pm outside the town hall - will have musical entertainment from Dearne FM and local four-piece indie-rock boy band…
Tuesday November 18 2014 A NEW £3 million primary school will be built in Barnsley town centre. The Elements Primary School is the first free school in Barnsley to receive approval from the government. As a free school, it means funding still comes from…
Tuesday November 18 2014 THE Met Office has warned we could be facing one of the wettest winters on record. After a mild October, South Yorkshire has been in gloom over the last few days with heavy fog and drizzle failing to clear. The…
South Yorkshire Police Man Arrested After Early Hours Crash Tuesday November 18 2014 A MAN has been arrested for failing to stop following a crash which left a motorist fighting for their life. The two-car collision, which happened in Carlton, Barnsley, in the early hours of Sunday, involved a blue Audi A4 and…
South Yorkshire Police Tuesday November 18 2014 POLICE have appealed after a 15-year-old boy was hit by a car. At around 5.05pm on October 28, the teenager was walking Spark Lane in Mapplewell, towards the centre of the village. Near to the car park at Costcutters, there…
Chris and Laura Tuesday November 18 2014 GENEROUS residents have helped raise £6,000 for IVF treatment for a Cudworth couple who are unable to conceive naturally. Lifesaving chemotherapy left Laura Pye, of Barnsley Road, unable to get pregnant. She and husband Chris have tried IVF five times…
Barnsley Hospital A&E Appears On BBC Monday November 17 2014 BARNSLEY Hospital's A&E department appeared BBC's Look North to urge people to stop attending in non-emergencies. Bosses have warned that they're under extreme pressure to meet their four-hour waiting target due to the "chronic misuse" of the service. A recent…
Monday November 17 2014 FROZEN characters, Postman Pat, Santa and a whole host of festive treats will greet Barnsley's shoppers this Christmas. As the countdown begins, the Alhambra has unveiled details of its programme of events, which kicks off with the grand opening of…
Monday November 17 2014 BARNSLEY moved to within four points of the play-off places after a hard-fought win over Colchester on Friday night. In-form Sam Winnall, who has scored eight in his last eight outings, put the Reds ahead early on. His fourth-minute low…
Monday November 17 2014 CONTROVERSIAL plans for an £80 million renewable energy park are set to be approved this week - despite hundreds of objections. The council's received over 300 letters of objection, as well as a petition signed by more than 100 people. Peel…
Monday November 17 2014 POLICE investigating a stabbing in Barnsley have named the man they believe was responsible. They have warned members of the public not to approach 29-year-old Steven Watkins, who is suspected of being responsible for the assault on September 28. A…
South Yorkshire Police Monday November 17 2014 A TEENAGE motorcyclist is in hospital after suffering serious injuries in a crash on Friday. The 17-year-old was riding a black Kawasaki along the B6096 Hough Lane, at the junction with Wood Walk, Hemingfield Road and Dovecliffe Road, when he was…
Monday November 17 2014 BARNSLEY schoolchildren spent an afternoon sprucing up their local war memorial for Armistice Day. Kids from St Helen’s Primary Academy rolled up their sleeves together with local ward councillors and planting winter pansies around the Monk Bretton war memorial. The…
Monday November 17 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…
Monday November 17 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…
South Yorkshire Police Police Warn Public Not To Approach Man Friday November 14 2014 POLICE investigating a stabbing in Barnsley have named the man they believe was responsible. They have warned members of the public not to approach 29-year-old Steven Watkins, who is suspected of being responsible for the assault on September 28. A…
Friday November 14 2014 ALL that's great about our town will be celebrated tonight at the Proud of Barnsley awards. Now in its third year, the awards return to celebrate the residents who go above and beyond in Barnsley. Stephanie Hirst and former Look…
Shafton ALC Boy Robbed On Way To School Friday November 14 2014 A CONCERNED mum has set up an online petition to get her son's school inspected by Ofsted after he was robbed on the way there. Hayley Crossland, 30, whose 12-year-old son Luke goes to Outwood Academy, formerly Shafton ALC, was…
Friday November 14 2014 STEPHANIE Hirst and Noddy will be switching on Barnsley's Christmas lights next week. 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…
Friday November 14 2014 BARNSLEY is set to benefit from government funding to help build new homes in the town. Housing minister Brandon Lewis announced that Barnsley is among 60 councils to receive part of a £3 million fund that will help deliver up…
Friday November 14 2014 A BARNSLEY road was closed for several hours after an accident on Thursday night. The A6195 Park Spring Road was closed both ways between Springvale Road and Great Houghton. The collision occurred at around 8pm, with the road re-opening at…
Friday November 14 2014 NEW figures show women in Barnsley are being paid 72p for every pound a man earns. The revelation comes as Equal Pay Day - the day that women across the UK effectively start working for free due to the gender…
Friday November 14 2014 A BARNSLEY mum-of-three has had her first book published. Natalie Gosney, from Darfield, is giving away a first edition copy of Wolf Born to celebrate its release. The 31-year-old said: "I spent my childhood climbing trees, playing make-believe and reading…
Friday November 14 2014 THE Royal Voluntary Service (RVS) is hoping Barnsley people will come forward and offer to give just a couple of hours a week to help older residents. Anne Meehan, service manager at RVS, said: "Our staff and volunteers visit older…
Michael Dugher MP Friday November 14 2014 A BARNSLEY MP has backed plans to give football fans a voice in their boardroom and buy a significant slice of the shares when the ownership of their club changes. The proposals would see the biggest legislative shake-up in the…
South Yorkshire Police Thursday November 13 2014 A SERGEANT from South Yorkshire Police has been convicted of committing criminal damage in Barnsley. Paul Duke, 45, was reported for summons following a complaint from a member of the public that a wind chime was damaged on March 3.…
Thursday November 13 2014 A MUM who lost her two sons in a house fire has penned a heartbreaking poem in their memory. Claire Sykes wrote about Jack, 12, and nine-year-old Paul before posting it on Facebook. Paul died in the blaze on Tennyson…
Darcy Burke Thursday November 13 2014 A CEMETERY has been hit by a string of sickening thefts - including flowers stolen from a six-year-old's grave. Darcy Burke, who died in April of a brain tumour, was just one who was targeted by thieves at the cemetery at…
Thursday November 13 2014 SHOPPERS in Barnsley town centre have been warned to be on their guard against pickpockets. The warning comes after the latest crime statistics were revealed at a meeting of the Police Barnsley District Command Team. The figures show there have…
Barnsley Main Thursday November 13 2014 BARNSLEY Main pit head will be developed as a tourist attraction as part of a £1.8 million Heritage Lottery Fund scheme. The Dearne Valley Landscape Partnership is working on the project and Barnsley councillors have been discussing it as part of a working…
Thursday November 13 2014 HAVE you still got your tax disc on show? South Yorkshire Police has backed plans to use its holder to store your emergency contact details if you're involved in an accident. As the tax disc holder has now become redundant…
Thursday November 13 2014 A YOUTH who burgled his neighbour and threatened to stab him with a screwdriver has had his sentence cut by a quarter. Jordan Walker, 20, was one of a group of five who broke into 26-year-old John Morley's home in…
Thursday November 13 2014 BARNSLEY lass Edith Hollingsworth has celebrated her 100th birthday! Born on November 6, 1914, Edith married Cyril in 1940 and they had two daughters, Betty and Diane. The family lived in Paper Mill Yard but for the past five years…
Michael Dugher MP Wednesday November 12 2014 A BARNSLEY MP has called on the government to overturn the tax cut for millionaires. Michael Dugher, the MP for Barnsley East, voted against the top rate tax cut, which is worth an average of £100,000 for those earning more…
Richard MacInnes Wednesday November 12 2014 THREE Barnsley men who stole 23 expensive cars after arranging test drives have been jailed. Ernest Moate, Richard MacInnes and Daniel Banks were part of a gang which targeted dealers and private sellers to steal new and second-hand cars worth…
Wednesday November 12 2014 MORE people have been named, shamed and fined for dropping litter in Barnsley town centre. The fixed penalty notices were issued in May by 3GS, the private company brought in by Barnsley Council to take action against people who choose…
Wednesday November 12 2014 A FUNERAL for the two brothers who lost their lives in a house fire will take place on Friday. Jack Sykes, 12, and nine-year-old Paul died with their father Darren in the blaze on Tennyson Close, Penistone, on October 22.…
Dan Jarvis MP Wednesday November 12 2014 A BLANKET ban on legal highs is being developed by the government. Barnsley Central MP Dan Jarvis has campaigned for the measures to be brought into place over the last few months. He has been working with local residents, the…
Wednesday November 12 2014 RESIDENTS' objections to an approved traveller site has forced the council to re-think its decision. Plans for the 11-pitch site at Grange Lane, Stairfoot, will now be referred back to the council's planning board for a second consideration later this…
Wednesday November 12 2014 HUNDREDS gathered to watch the official opening of the town's open market last week. The market will trade from 40 stalls throughout Cheapside, May Day Green, Queen Street and Peel Square in the town centre. Open from 9am to 4.30pm,…
Wentworth Castle Wednesday November 12 2014 LEGENDARY Queen guitarist Brian May is to hold a special talk in Barnsley this week. May will appear at Wentworth Castle on Thursday from 7pm, talking about his childhood, how he got into music, his time with Queen and his…
South Yorkshire Police Man In Hospital After Confronting Large Group Of Youths Tuesday November 11 2014 A MAN who confronted a large group of youths after they threw an egg at his house was repeatedly punched by the gang. The 53-year-old man went outside his address on Sandygate, Wath-upon-Dearne, and was met by a group of around…
Tuesday November 11 2014 A TEAM have been ridding Barnsley town centre's streets of chewing gum. You may have spotted men in green outfits and orange backpacks roaming the streets recently. They're the council's Neighbourhood Pride team, who have been using specialised equipment to…
Tuesday November 11 2014 BARNSLEY boxer Lee Noble has revealed he is battling leukaemia. The 27-year-old middleweight, from Dodworth, had won his last five bouts and had set his sights on winning the English title. Noble announced his illness on Facebook, writing: "Well it's…
Tuesday November 11 2014 A SOUTH Yorkshire landmark which is the UK's largest stately home is set to be put up for sale. The 365-room Wentworth Woodhouse, which sits in 90 acres of land six miles north of Sheffield between Barnsley and Rotherham, was…
South Yorkshire Police Roads Closed After Man Threatens To Jump From Bridge Tuesday November 11 2014 TOWN centre roads were cordoned off by police after a man threatened to jump from a bridge. Summer Lane, Victoria Street and surrounding areas were closed by officers at about 6.30pm last Monday. The man, who was thought to have…
Sam Winnall Tuesday November 11 2014 THE Reds will be confident of progressing to the third round of the FA Cup having drawn Chester at home. Barnsley coolly disposed of Burton Albion in the opening round on Saturday. Goals from Conor Hourihane, Devante Cole and a…
Tuesday November 11 2014 A BARNSLEY businessman is donating over £5,000 of lights to bring Christmas joy to a local village for the first time in its history. Eddie Riby, who owns Direct Global Trading Ltd, has teamed up with local councillors Alice Cave,…
Monday November 10 2014 HUNDREDS of people turned out for the Remembrance Sunday event in Barnsley town centre. Church Street, St Mary's Gate and Sadler Gate were all closed between 9am and 2pm as people made their way into Barnsley to pay their respects…
Sam Winnall Monday November 10 2014 SAM Winnall bagged a hat-trick as Barnsley thumped five past Burton Albion in the FA Cup on Saturday. Danny Wilson's men looked in impressive form in the first round clash, easing their way into this evening's draw for the next…
Man Charged With Historic Child Sex Offences Monday November 10 2014 A 95-YEAR-OLD man has been charged with committing historic child sex offences over a 25-year period. West Midlands Crown Prosecution Service (CPS) authorised the charging of a Jack Mount, from Devon. The charges related to offences which were allegedly carried…
South Yorkshire Police Monday November 10 2014 A MAN sustained serious injuries in an unprovoked assault on Halloween. At around 10.30pm on October 31, it's reported that the 20-year-old victim left the Squires pub in Hough Lane, Wombwell, walking towards the Alma pub with a friend. Outside…
Barnsley Hospital Monday November 10 2014 BARNSLEY Hospital patients are taking part in the world's largest breast cancer trial. Perioperative Endocrine Therapy - Individualising Care (POETIC) is testing whether post-menopausal women with breast cancer can be helped by receiving hormone therapy before and after surgery. The…
South Yorkshire Police Monday November 10 2014 SOUTH Yorkshire Police has launched firearms amnesty in a bid to remove illegal guns from the streets and keep them from falling into the wrong hands. Anyone who chooses to surrender a gun or ammunition during the 12-day amnesty will…
Monday November 10 2014 A LOCAL charity which provided free access and tuition to computers has closed its doors. Oaks Millennium Technology Initiative (OMTI), which was based on Farm Road, Kendray, closed on November 6 due to a lack of funding. OMTI provided a…
Monday November 10 2014 WE hear about a lot of thefts of We Are Barnsley, but this one is rather different. A man woke up to find his car's front bumper had been stolen. Dave Lowe got in touch to warn others about the…
Friday November 7 2014 A STALLHOLDER is facing court and is quitting the open market after 14 years in a row over "sneaky" changes to parking rules. Brent Stables, 55, who sells CDs and bric-a-brac on Tuesdays, is refusing to pay a £50 fine…
Friday November 7 2014 A BARNSLEY firm has negotiated a deal worth more than $7 billion to build the world's biggest solar power station - which could create 600 local jobs. Solar Europa, based at Capitol Park, Dodworth, is in the final stages of…
Friday November 7 2014 TRANSPORT police have appealed for witnesses after an incident on a train after last weekend's South Yorkshire derby clash between Sheffield United and Barnsley. The victim, a Sheffield United fan, was travelling home with his wife on the busy Sheffield…
Nude Man Causes Stir On Busy Road Friday November 7 2014 A NUDE man caused a stir after strolling in the rain alongside a busy road. Drivers slowed down to stare at the naked walker as he went along Wombwell Lane, Stairfoot, at about 4pm last Tuesday. A witness said: "We…
Friday November 7 2014 A TOTAL of 177 young Barnsley people aged 18 to 25 were caught watching TV without a licence in the past year. TV Licensing is reminding freshers they could face prosecution and a fine of up to £1,000 if caught…
Friday November 7 2014 A FREE microchipping event for dogs and cats in Barnsley has been organised for tomorrow. The RSPCA's Barnsley branch is holding another event for pets at Hoyland Common Scouts Hall, Tinker Lane. The event runs from 1-4pm. It will become compulsory…
Thursday November 6 2014 AROUND 250 wire poppy sculptures will be ‘planted’ in the Barnsley Town Hall’s gardens. The poppies will be installed on each side of the war memorial on Saturday ahead of remembrance services on Sunday and Tuesday. They have been made…
Barnsley Man's Sentence Reduced By Judges Thursday November 6 2014 A BARNSLEY man who went on the run before being sent to jail for over six years has had his sentence cut. Samuel Jonathon Hearne, 39, had a "close relationship" with burglars who hit 19 houses in the Barnsley and…
Jack Linford Thursday November 6 2014 A MUM whose two-year-old son died suddenly from a rare genetic disorder is raising awareness in his memory. Jack Linford suffered from VLCAD, which prevents the body from converting certain fats to energy. Jack - described as a "feisty, mischievous…
Thursday November 6 2014 OUTBUILDINGS on Dodworth's High Street went up in flames on Tuesday. Firefighters were alerted to the blaze at 8.20pm. Rubbish inside old garages had been set alight. The cause of the blaze is unknown.
Thursday November 6 2014 WHAT'S your favourite Barnsley treasure? The search is on to crown the town's best. Staff at Barnsley museums have been delving into their vast collections in a bid to find their greatest treasure - and they're asking residents to vote…
Thursday November 6 2014 BARNSLEY'S mobile library service is under threat. Local folk have been urged to share their views with the council, who plan to axe the service and replace it with a home delivery-style scheme. Coun Jenny Platts, cabinet spokesperson, said: "We're…
Thursday November 6 2014 TOWN centre roads will be temporarily closed on Friday for Barnsley students' graduation procession. Students from University Campus Barnsley and Barnsley College will walk from the Old Mill Lane campus to The Civic as part of the annual ceremony. The…
South Yorkshire Police Wednesday November 5 2014 A MAN has been arrested after a hit and run which left a pensioner with serious injuries. A 62-year-old man has been arrested on suspicion of wounding in connection with the incident which happened on Common Lane, Brampton on Tuesday…
Wednesday November 5 2014 A BARNSLEY man had to wait an hour for an ambulance after suffering a stroke in Greggs. Kenny Bailey, 48, of Viewlands, Silkstone Common, had the stroke in June while out with his wife Emma and their two children. Figures…
Barnsley Magistrates' Court Burglar Robs His Own Grandma To Fund Drug Habit Wednesday November 5 2014 A "DESPICABLE" burglar who robbed his own grandma of sentimental rings to buy drugs has been handed a 16-month jail term. Matthew Kelemen, 32, climbed in through a window while the 75-year-old widow was out. He stole her wedding ring,…
Photo by Mathew Hanley Wednesday November 5 2014 BARNSLEY schoolchildren will be spending this afternoon sprucing up their local war memorial ahead of Armistice Day. Kids from St Helen’s Primary Academy will be rolling up their sleeves together with local ward councillors and planting winter pansies around the Monk…
Barnsley Man Jailed For Sex Offences Against Teen Wednesday November 5 2014 A 47-YEAR-OLD man has been jailed for more than six years for sexual offences against a 15-year-old girl. James Kenneth Stewart, of Station Road, Royston, pleaded guilty to causing/inciting a child under 16 to engage in sexual activity, engaging in…
Wednesday November 5 2014 A BARNSLEY cafe is offering free Christmas dinners for the town's lonely elderly residents. Oak Star Cafe at The Civic is offering to foot the bill for 28 elderly people who would otherwise be alone at Christmas. Owner Gregor Staric said:…
Wednesday November 5 2014 BARNSLEY'S new open market will be officially opened today. The market will trade from 40 stalls throughout Cheapside, May Day Green, Queen Street and Peel Square in the town centre. Open from 9am to 4.30pm, shoppers will find everything from…
Wednesday November 5 2014 DRINKING alcohol during pregnancy could become a crime, women's charities say. A council in the north-west of England is seeking criminal injuries compensation after a six-year-old girl was left with growth problems caused by her mother's alcohol consumption. The British…
Alan Billings Monday November 3 2014 SOUTH Yorkshire's new police and crime commissioner has vowed to be the people's voice in his role. Alan Billings took over from acting commissioner Steve Pick on Monday, having topped the elections at the end of last week. The by-election,…
Barnsley Hospital Monday November 3 2014 PARENTS of Barnsley's youngsters have been urged to take advantage of free flu vaccinations as the winter draws closer. Flu can be a very unpleasant illness in children as they suffer the same symptoms as adults including fever, chills and…
Monday November 3 2014 PLANS for a Grand Designs-style house combined with a therapeutic care centre have been approved - despite the site being in the green belt. Barnsley Council planners advised against approving the five-bedroom proposal, close to Scout Dike reservoir, but members…
Eric and Wayne Monday November 3 2014 ERIC Pickles visited Barnsley to see how the government's 'Help to Buy' scheme is working. Mr Pickles, the secretary of state for communities and local government, visited the Scholars Gate development in Royston last Thursday. Wayne Gradwell, from builder Persimmon…
Monday November 3 2014 A SOUTH Yorkshire animal rescue centre has seen an influx in pigs - including a 200lb former pet. It's thought that owners unknowingly bought what they presumed was a micro pig, but in fact they grew into full-sized animals. A…
Barnsley Hospital Monday November 3 2014 BARNSLEY residents have been urged to visit their doctor if they notice blood in their pee. The message comes as part of the national ‘be clear on cancer’ campaign which highlights the signs of bladder and kidney cancer. Coun Jim…
Monday November 3 2014 A LUCKY Barnsley shopper has won a car. The Alhambra recently teamed up with Sheffield dealership Eric Stead MG to offer the prize, which is worth £9,599. All customers had to do to win was spend £40 in one transaction…
Winnall's winner Monday November 3 2014 THE police have thanked thousands of football fans for their co-operation after the South Yorkshire derby clash passed without trouble. An estimated 3,000 Barnsley fans travelled to Sheffield United's Bramall Lane for the game which the Reds won 1-0. The…
Barnsley Hospital Monday November 3 2014 NHS workers are to stage a new four-hour strike this month as part of an ongoing pay dispute. Members of nine unions will walk out on November 24 over the government's decision not to accept a recommended one per cent…
Julie Allen Monday November 3 2014 A BARNSLEY school has been labelled as 'outstanding' by Ofsted. Birkwood Primary School in Cudworth received praise in leadership, pupils' behaviour, safety, teaching quality and pupils' achievement from the education watchdog. In his report, Ofsted lead inspector Alan Lemon said…
Shaun Wright Monday November 3 2014 HISTORIC child sexual exploitation cases in Barnsley are to be reviewed. A spokesman for the police said historic child sexual exploitation cases are being reviewed force-wide, not just in Barnsley, and that has been ongoing for the past year or…
Mark Dobson's photo of the Barnsley Pals Centenary Square Monday November 3 2014 BARNSLEY'S industrial heritage will inspire two new prominent public artworks for the town centre. Part of the council’s public art programme, the pieces - by Tim Ward and 154 Collective - are being funded by money from developers which has to…
Monday November 3 2014 THE Reds ended their three-game winless streak to come away with three points in the South Yorkshire derby on Saturday. Over 3,000 Reds fans made the short distance to Bramall Lane to see Danny Wilson's men in action against Nigel…
Alan Billings Monday November 3 2014 SOUTH Yorkshire's new police and crime commissioner will start his role today. Labour's Dr Alan Billings won the election on Friday, taking just over 50 per cent of votes. Over one million people were eligible to cast their vote, but…
Monday November 3 2014 A NUMBER of road closures will be in place across Barnsley on November 9 to allow remembrance events to take place. Barnsley Church Street, St Mary’s Gate, Sadler Gate. There will be a full closure between 9am to 2pm on…
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