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Dearne Hall Road will be closed for six weeks Tuesday August 23 2016 A BUSY Barnsley road will be closed for six weeks because of roadworks.  Dearne Hall Road at Barugh Green will be closed while work to strengthen a retaining wall that supports the highway above the River Dearne is completed. A…
The show will be broadcast on BBC 2 Tuesday August 23 2016 A TV production company is looking for locals to star in a new BBC cooking competiton. Voltage TV says it wants to hear from locals who have a passion for food and home cooked dishes. Frankie Mensah, Casting Producer said:…
The building (courtesy of South Yorkshire Fire and Rescue Tuesday August 23 2016 LOCALS have started a petition to save the old Chicago Rock building from demolition. Barnsley Council says the demolition of the building is under consideration following last week's fire. The building, on the corner of Pall Mall and New Street,…
The fire Monday August 22 2016 BARNSLEY Council says the demolition of the Chicago Rock building is under consideration following last week's fire.  The building, on the corner of Pall Mall and New Street, caught fire on Thursday last week (August 18). The cause of the…
Police are appealing for witnesses Monday August 22 2016 POLICE are appealing for witnesses after a teenager suffered a serious head injury after crashing his car in Cawthorne.  At about 5.50pm, a green Vauxhall Corsa was travelling along North Lane, away from the A635, when it collided with a…
Mobile speed camera locations Monday August 22 2016 Mobile speed cameras will operate on the following roads this week: A61 Park Road, Worsbrough Bridge A628 Barnsley Road, Penistone A628 Barnsley Road, Silkstone A628 Pontefract Road, Cudworth A629 Halifax Road, Wortley A633 Rotherham Road A635 Saltersbrook Road, Darfield Brierley…
Carly Tierney Friday August 19 2016 AMBITIOUS personal trainers have been invited to put themselves forward for the fitness industry’s biggest free to enter awards scheme - before it's too late.  The National Fitness Awards, organised by Barnsley based Script Events in partnership with industry magazine…
A campaign has been launched for more trains to and from Elsecar Friday August 19 2016 A CAMPAIGN has been launched to have more trains running to and from Elsecar.  Campaigners behind the Elsecar Trains group say they're unhappy with the lack of trains available from the village. Disgruntled locals say that currently, only one train…
Barnsley College students Thursday August 18 2016 BARNSLEY College is celebrating another excellent set of A Level results - with an overall pass rate of 99%. The college had a 100% pass rate in 24 out of 27 subjects, including English, History, Physics, Chemistry, Biology, Sociology and Psychology. Nine…
Do you know the owner of these tools? Thursday August 18 2016 POLICE are trying to find the owner of tools that were stolen from Barnsley last week.  The tools are believed to have been stolen from Grimethorpe or the surrounding area, sometime on Monday August 8.  A 39-year-old man has been…
The fire Fire destroys Chicago Rock building Thursday August 18 2016 A FIRE has destroyed the former Chicago Rock building in the town centre.  The building, on the corner of Pall Mall and New Street, was reported to be alight at 5.20am this morning. The cause of the fire is not…
Jez's injuries Wednesday August 17 2016 A LOCAL woman has issued a warning to dog walkers after her mum's pet chihauhau was mauled by another dog in Honeywell. Rebecca Campbell-Guy says she was on a walk with her family and their pets around Fleets Lake when…
Barnsley Magistrates' Local man prosecuted for fly-tipping Wednesday August 17 2016 BARNSLEY COUNCIL has successfully prosecuted a local man for fly-tipping.  Mark Nicholls, 28, of Mallory Way, Cudworth, was found guilty of three fly-tipping offences, two of which were brought by Barnsley Council and one by Rotherham Council. Mr Nicholls pleaded…
The National Fitness Awards Wednesday August 17 2016 LOCAL gyms have been urged to put themselves forward for the fitness industry’s biggest free to enter awards scheme before it's too late.  The National Fitness Awards, organised by Barnsley based Script Events in partnership with industry magazine Workout, recognise…
The homemade 'stingers' Wednesday August 17 2016 BARNSLEY COUNCIL has issued a warning to locals after discovering homemade 'stingers' hidden away in an area of long grass popular with children and dog walkers.  The stingers were found by a local resident in the public open space at…
Fire chiefs have issued a warning Wednesday August 17 2016 FIRE chiefs have urged local residents to check the safety of their household appliances after a cooker fire in Barnsley. The blaze broke out on West View, Cudworth at around 12.30pm on Sunday. The fire is thought to have been…
Barnsley FC Wednesday August 17 2016 BARNSLEY take on QPR at Oakwell tonight as they look to make it two wins on the spin in the league. The Reds beat Derby 2-0 on Saturday in front of a 15,000 home crowd to claim their first three…
The new May Day Green market Tuesday August 16 2016 THE new May Day Green market has been given an official opening date. The market will open on Saturday, September 3 at a grand event. There will be a fun fair with a free helter skelter, side shows and games. …
Dog owners warned over algae Tuesday August 16 2016 DOG OWNERS are being warned to keep their dogs out of the water at a popular country park because of potentially fatal blue green algae. Wakefield Council says high levels of the algae floating in the water at Pugneys Country…
Tuesday August 16 2016 BARNSLEY is expected to feature in a programme about benefits on Channel 4 tomorrow night.  Britain’s Benefit Tenants aims to highlight the social housing crisis by going behind the scenes with letting agents who have tenants who are on benefits. Andrew…
Police are appealing for witnesses Tuesday August 16 2016 POLICE have issued a new appeal for witnesses after a woman was assaulted near the town centre.  The incident happened at about 1.25am on Sunday, August 7, when the woman was walking along Pontefract Road towards Cundy Cross. An unknown…
Anthony Eden Monday August 15 2016 A BARNSLEY man who illegally imported cigarettes and tobacco into the UK has been ordered to pay over £100,000 under the Proceeds of Crime Act. Anthony Kevin Eden, 64, of Meyrick Drive, Darton, was caught when police investigating a burglary at…
Barnsley Hospital Monday August 15 2016 A PETITION has been started to save a specialist stroke unit at Barnsley Hospital that is set to close.  It emerged last week that the unit that deals with people in the crucial first few hours after they have had…
Mobile speed camera locations Monday August 15 2016 MOBILE speed cameras will operate on the following roads this week: A629 Halifax Road, Wortley A633 Rotherham Road A635 Doncaster Road, Ardsley A628 Pontefract Road B6411 Houghton Road, Thurnscoe B6096 Station Road, Wombwell A633 Rotherham Road, Athersley A61 Wakefield Road
Samantha Cartwright Have you seen missing Samantha? Saturday August 13 2016 Samantha has been found.  POLICE are searching for a missing woman from Barnsley. Samantha Cartwright, 23, was last seen at around 7.45pm yesterday evening (Friday August 12) in the Standhill Crescent area of Barnsley. Samantha is reported to be wearing…
Locke Park Friday August 12 2016 A SUMMER gala is coming to Locke Park this weekend. The annual event will run from12.30pm to 5.30pm on Sunday, and entertainment will be provided by singer Emily Cooper, dance groups Dance Fusion and Step in Time, Dodworth Brass Band.…
Tony Berry Friday August 12 2016 THE daughter of a Barnsley fan who sadly passed away this morning wants Reds supporters to join her for a minute's applause in his memory tomorrow.  Lifelong Barnsley fan Tony Berry passed away in his sleep earlier today. He was…
We Are Barnsley Friday August 12 2016 BARNSLEY born cyclist Ed Clancy helped Great Britain qualify fastest in the men’s team pursuit at the Rio Olympics last night.  Clancy was joined by Sir Bradley Wiggins, Steven Burke and Owain Doull for the ride, with the quartet posting a…
The memory café will take place in Barnsley Town Hall Thursday August 11 2016 A 'Memory Café' will take place for people with dementia on August bank holiday weekend.  Barnsley Rockley Rotary Club has sponsored the event, for people suffering with dementia and their families and carers. At the event, visitors will be served…
The ASOS warehouse. Credit PA. Concerns raised over working conditions at ASOS warehouse Thursday August 11 2016 CONCERNS have been raised over working conditions at the ASOS warehouse in Grimethorpe.  Labour leadership candidate Owen Smith claims the warehouse could be the “new Sports Direct”, in reference to the sports retailer's recent troubles over poor working practices. Mr Smith…
The Alhambra Thursday August 11 2016 LOCAL shoppers will get the chance to win £10,000 as part of a free to enter 'Crack the Code' competition at the Alhambra.  All shoppers have to do is simply guess a six-digit code, that will open a safe containing…
The old Chicago Rock New restaurant and bar for town centre Thursday August 11 2016 A RUNDOWN town centre pub is reopening as a 'Nando's-style' restaurant and bar - with plans to add a soft play area and laser quest upstairs. The former Chicago Rock pub, on Island Corner, Wellington Street, will become Regency Bar…
Police are appealing Wednesday August 10 2016 POLICE are appealing for witnesses after a car was set on fire on a busy Barnsley street last night. The incident happened at about 10.05pm in Park Grove, Kingstone. A police spokesperson said: "Officers would like to hear from anyone…
Barnsley FC Wednesday August 10 2016 BARNSLEY'S home game against Nottingham Forest in November will be shown live on Sky Sports.  The league game at Oakwell has been moved to Friday November 25, with a 7:45pm kick-off. The game was originally scheduled to take place on…
Shelley and her family Wednesday August 10 2016 A LOCAL man is organising a minute's applause for during Barnsley's home match against Derby this weekend, in memory of a mum who lost her battle with cancer last month. Shelley Jones Chadburn passed away on July 19 at the…
Bethany and Isabelle Harris Wednesday August 10 2016 TWO local lasses are taking on a charity bike ride to raise money for a Barnsley mum who lost her two sons in a house fire. Ten-year-old Isabelle Harris, and her sister Bethany, 12, will take on a 20 mile…
Do you recognise this man? Wednesday August 10 2016 POLICE have released CCTV images of a man they would like to speak to after a heartless thief robbed a charity shop in the town centre.  At around 1.30pm on Saturday, July 23, it's reported that the thief, an unknown man,…
The Central Library will hold a sale Tuesday August 9 2016 LOCALS will have the chance to grab a bargain when the Central Library holds a book and DVD sale later this month. There will be a wide range of books available including children’s books, novels, crime and non-fiction as well…
Barnsley FC Tuesday August 9 2016 MANCHESER CITY have completed the signing of John Stones from Everton for £47.5m - meaning Barnsley are set to receive around £7m of the fee. The Barnsley lad moved to Goodison Park in 2013 after impressing at Oakwell - and the…
The RSPCA has hit out at the Dangerous Dogs Act Tuesday August 9 2016 DOGS are being put down based on how they look and not on the danger they pose, according to the RSPCA.  The animal charity says the Dangerous Dogs Act has caused the unnecessary deaths of hundreds of dogs. The Pit…
Barnsley FC Tuesday August 9 2016 BARNSLEY take on Northampton tonight in the first round of the League Cup. The Reds host the Cobblers at Oakwell, and will hope to replicate last season's JPT success with another cup run. Barnsley suffered a disappointing 4-2 defeat at…
The railway at Jumble Lane will be replaced Monday August 8 2016 WORK to replace part of the railway in the town centre will take place later this month - meaning no trains will run to or from Barnsley over a weekend.  National Rail says that the railway running through Barnsley station…
Police are appealing for witnesses Monday August 8 2016 POLICE are appealing for witnesses after a woman was assaulted by a man in the early hours of Sunday morning.  Police were called at around 1.25am to reports of an assault in Pontefract Road in the town centre.  The 26-year-old…
Mobile speed camera locations Monday August 8 2016 MOBILE speed cameras will operate on the following roads this week: A629 Halifax Road, Wortley A633 Rotherham Road A635 Saltersbrook Road, Darfield A628 Pontefract Road, Cudworth Brierley Road, Grimethorpe A61 Park Road, Worsbrough Bridge Pogmoor Road A628 Barnsley Road, Penistone…
Parts of the road will be closed during the next two months Friday August 5 2016 PARTS of Kendray Street will be closed during periods of the next two months due to maintenance work to the level crossing.  The closures wil affect 20 metres either side of the crossing on the following dates and times: From…
Police are appealing for witnesses Police appeal after aggravated burglary Friday August 5 2016 POLICE are appealing for witnesses after a family were assaulted and burgled by two thieves in their home in Kendray. At around 10.20pm on Wednesday (August 3), police received reports of an aggravated burglary. The two thieves reportedly entered the…
Crews tackled the blaze in Wath Friday August 5 2016 LOCAL fire crews tackled a blaze at a recycling plant for over five hours in the early hours of Thursday,  Fire crews attended the incident a recycling plant in Bolton Road, Wath at around 1.45am on Thursday morning.  They found…
Did you witness the abuse? Police appeal after racial abuse Thursday August 4 2016 POLICE are appealing for witnesses after a man was racially abused on a train that passed through Barnsley. The incident occurred on Saturday, July 23, at around 11pm on the 10.41pm Northern Train service from Sheffield to Huddersfield, that passes…
Barnsley Magistrates' Court Landlord fined over failure to repair property Thursday August 4 2016 A BARNSLEY landlord has been fined £2,000 for failing to make repairs to a rented property he owned in Wombwell. John Jessop, 52, from Cressbrook in Buxton, was ordered to pay the fine after he was convicted at Barnsley Magistrates’…
The Safer Barnsley Partnership Plan will work towards three priorities Thursday August 4 2016 LOCALS are being urged to have their say on the Safer Barnsley Partnership Plan, that will work to tackle crime and anti-social behaviour in the town.  Police have said they will focus on tackling three crime priorities as part of…
Police are appealing for witnesses Wednesday August 3 2016 POLICE are appealing for witnesses after a woman was injured by a vandal with a BB gun in Peel Retail Park.  Police are investigating after several reports of damage on Monday (August 1).  At around 3pm, the vandal is alleged…
Over 180 weapons were handed in Wednesday August 3 2016 FIVE guns have been handed into police following a weapons surrender in Barnsley. Over 180 weapons are now in police possession following the three-week amnesty across South Yorkshire. The types of firearms surrendered included shotguns, pistols and BB guns, as…
Barnsley FC Wednesday August 3 2016 BARNSLEY have completed the signing of defender Angus MacDonald from Torquay United.  The 23-year-old, 6'3" centre back has signed a two-year contract at Oakwell, after the clubs agreed an undisclosed fee.  The Reds kick-off their 2016/17 Championship campaign away at Ipswich Town…
Michael Dugher MP Wednesday August 3 2016 MP Michael Dugher has hit out at the Government after new figures released by the NHS suggest that patients with suspected cancer are waiting longer to be seen at Barnsley Hospital. In May, the percentage of people seen within 62 days…
Barnsley Hospital Tuesday August 2 2016 A&E waiting times at Barnsley Hospital have improved in the last few months - beating the national average.  New figures released by the NHS suggest that 95.4 per cent of Barnsley's A&E patients were treated within four hours in May…
Councillors on the planning committee have approved the plans Tuesday August 2 2016 PLANS to build up to 36 houses in Dodworth have been approved by the council - despite objections from locals. Calver Close resident Mick West says the plan for the houses - which will be built off Smithy Wood Lane…
Morrisons cut its prices last week Tuesday August 2 2016 SUPERMARKETS have slashed fuel prices by up to 2p per litre. Asda has announced a nationwide price cap - meaning motorists will pay no more than 105.7p per litre on unleaded, and 106.7p per litre on diesel.  Tesco has rolled…
The car was stolen from the Metrodome Tuesday August 2 2016 POLICE are appealing for witnesses after a woman had her car stolen from the Metrodome.  Sometime between 5-6.30pm on Wednesday July 27, thieves broke into a locker and stole the victim's car keys, bankcard, mobile phone and other items while…
Police are appealing for witnesses Monday August 1 2016 POLICE are appealing for witnesses after a man indecently exposed himself to two teenage girls in Barnsley. At around 1pm on Saturday (July 30), the unknown man, who was wearing a mask, exposed himself to two 15-year-old girls in Tingle…
Barnsley FC Monday August 1 2016 BARNSLEY kick off their 2016/17 Championship campaign away at Ipswich Town this Saturday.  The Reds travel to Portman Road hoping to get off to a flying start after a good pre-season.  With a feel good factor surrounding the club following…
Mobile speed camera locations Monday August 1 2016 MOBILE speed cameras will operate on the following roads this week: A629 Halifax Road, Wortley A633 Rotherham Road A635 Doncaster Road, Ardsley A628 Pontefract Road B6411 Houghton Road, Thurnscoe B6096 Station Road, Wombwell A633 Rotherham Road, Athersley A61 Wakefield Road
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