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Wednesday April 23 2014 A BARNSLEY nature reserve has been improving its facilities for visiting photographers. Dedicated spaces at popular vantage points on the 250-acre RSPB Old Moor site have been created, as well as the installation of a new hide which has been…
Dawson Wednesday April 23 2014 VOTING has opened for you to decide Barnsley Football Club's player of the year. The Reds, who have just two games remaining in the Championship, face Middlesbrough and QPR knowing that two wins are essential if they are to avoid…
Wednesday April 23 2014 POLICE are searching for a potentially lethal drug which was stolen from an ambulance in Barnsley. A vial of Epinephrine, which can be fatal if it is injected or ingested, was taken from an ambulance on Queens Drive on Tuesday…
Wednesday April 23 2014 A ROAD has been closed following an accident. A61 Upper Sheffield Road in Barnsley has been taped off and there is slow traffic in both directions at the Bank End Road junction. We will update this when more information comes…
Ofsted Wednesday April 23 2014 THERE has been rapid improvement made at a troubled primary school, according to Ofsted. The education watchdog said last year that Doncaster Road Primary School needed improvement but after an inspection last month, positives have been noted. Meetings were held with…
We Are Barnsley Wednesday April 23 2014 WOULD-BE dog owners on the lookout for new pets have been warned to be vigilant after a puppy died three days after being bought. The seller, a woman living in Barnsley, allegedly told the the buyer, a man from Nottingham,…
Photo from Sheffield City Region Wednesday April 23 2014 MEADOWHALL visitors will soon be able to take part in a trial 'overtaking lane' to get past dawdling shoppers. Is this a good idea? Would you like to see it in stores? Have your say! If you think it's a…
Wednesday April 23 2014 MAJOR resurfacing works are due to be carried out in Barnsley this weekend. The works, on the A628 Barnsley Road between Hoylandswaine roundabout and the railway bridge in Penistone, are planned to start on Saturday at 7pm and will be completed…
We Are Barnsley Cudworth Primary Teacher Charged Wednesday April 23 2014 A PRIMARY school teacher has been charged with sexual touching and sexual activity against children under the age of 13. Brendan O'Brien, 44, of Barnsley Road, Cudworth, will appear at Kirklees Magistrates' Court on Thursday. He has been suspended from…
Wednesday April 23 2014 THE MiCard discount travel scheme for young people has been saved - but the cost of journeys is to increase. Ruling cabinet members are expected to give the move to add 10p to its price approval on Wednesday, with it due…
Tuesday April 22 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 B6096 two-kilometre stretch, Wombwell to Snape Hill B6411…
Ofsted Tuesday April 22 2014 A BARNSLEY school has gone into special measures after Ofsted inspectors found standards to be below par in numerous areas. The education watchdog said that when pupils left year six at Elsecar Holy Trinity, their attainment in reading and maths…
Tuesday April 22 2014 THE opening hours of five libraries in Barnsley will be changing from April 28. Cudworth, Grimethorpe, Penistone, Priory and Royston libraries will see changes after feedback from local users. Priory library will open at a new earlier time of 9.30am,…
Tuesday April 22 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 Tuesday April 22 2014 TWO men were arrested following an altercation at a house in Darfield. A 38-year-old man suffered wounds - thought to be caused by a scissors - during the incident which happened in Snape Hill Road at around noon on Friday.…
Sally and Simon Tuesday April 22 2014 AN EMPLOYEE from a Barnsley dealership has raised over £2,500 for a cancer charity. Simon Hegarty, from Burrows Toyota in Barugh Green, took on the London Marathon's gruelling 26.2-mile course last Sunday as part of a globe-trotting running challenge. Simon,…
We Are Barnsley Tuesday April 22 2014 OVER half of Barnsley's tattooists and skin piercers need to improve their hygienic practices. Council officers have visited all 42 registered premises in the town, where they discovered that over half need to improve. Further investigations were also undertaken to…
Oakwell Tuesday April 22 2014 THE Reds need to win their two remaining games to stand any chance of avoiding relegation after two losses over the Easter weekend. Barnsley, who went into their Yorkshire derby against Leeds United with renewed confidence after beating Charlton on…
Tuesday April 22 2014 A FEMALE pedestrian killed in a collision in Barnsley on Friday has been named. Leonie Louise Davies, 25, from Barnsley, was walking along Pontefract Road when she was in collision with a white Renault articulated lorry at around 5.15am. She…
Alan Bower Thursday April 17 2014 BARNSLEY man Alan Bower scooped more than £2,000 after winning the ITV quiz show Tipping Point.   The 54-year-old, of Innovation Way, Wilthorpe, was shown winning the show on Tuesday. The show, presented by Ben Shepherd, involves four players who…
Doreen Walker Barnsley Man Appears At Court On Murder Charge Thursday April 17 2014 A BARNSLEY man appeared before Sheffield Crown Court on Thursday morning charged with the murder of a 75-year-old grandmother. Liam Naylor, 23, of Junction Drive, was remanded in custody and will appear before the same court for a plea and…
Thursday April 17 2014 THE council has warned play area items subjected to vandalism will no longer be replaced as cuts to its budget begin to take hold. Cuts to some of the services provided by the council's neighbourhood services department started at the…
Thursday April 17 2014 FIREFIGHTERS have warned about the potential dangers posed by e-cigarettes after a string of fires caused by the devices and their chargers. Fires at seven premises are believed to have been caused by e-cigarettes in South Yorkshire in the last…
Thursday April 17 2014 HERE are the Easter opening times for pharmacies in Barnsley town centre. Asda Pharmacy on Old Mill Lane is open from 9am-6pm on Good Friday, is closed on Easter Sunday and will be open from 9am-6pm on Monday. HI Weldricks…
Geoff and Julie Priest Thursday April 17 2014 A COUPLE have been using sandbags for 15 months to stave off flooding at their home on the edge of a building site. Geoff and Julie Priest's home on Milton Crescent is next to a development of 12 two and…
We Are Barnsley Thursday April 17 2014 YOUNG people will no longer be sent to a homeless complex in Barnsley - because the council feels they would be better placed elsewhere. The Forge, on Smithies Lane, houses and supports young single people aged 16 to 24 assessed…
Photo by Susan Quinn Thursday April 17 2014 OVER 200 people have signed a petition to stop the removal of the public toilets on Wombwell High Street. The toilets were closed by the council on April 1 and could be demolished. Kevin Hardman, 51, of Middlecliff Lane, Middlecliff, spent…
South Yorkshire Police Thursday April 17 2014 FIVE people have been arrested and cannabis with a street value of almost £20,000 has been seized in a series of raids. The joint operation, between South Yorkshire Police and Trading Standards, saw seven warrants simultaneously executed in Wath and…
 Thursday April 17 2014 A CHILD being hit by a car outside school has prompted further calls from concerned locals for a new lollipop lady. A ten-year-old boy was taken to Barnsley Hospital with a suspected broken leg after the incident at Kexborough Primary…
Thursday April 17 2014 AN exhibition into the highs and lows of Barnsley Football Club will take place this summer - and its organisers want to hear fans' stories. The showcase - dubbed It's Just Like Watching Brazil - looks at the club's history…
Thursday April 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 B6096 two-kilometre stretch, Wombwell to Snape Hill B6411…
Barnsley Hospital Thursday April 17 2014 PATIENTS are being reminded to only attend Barnsley Hospital’s A&E department if it is essential over the bank holiday weekend. Chief operating officer David Peverelle said: "Our message to people is to please enjoy the bank holiday weekend, but if…
Wednesday April 16 2014 CAWTHORNE has become the second village in South Yorkshire to have a public defibrillator after residents donated £900 to buy the equipment. The device, which will be kept in a secure steel cabinet next to the parish noticeboard on Church…
Wednesday April 16 2014 A DROP-IN project which has helped vulnerable people in the town for 11 years may have to close. Barnsley Churches Drop-In Project, which provides food to the town's needy from its John Street base three times a week, now faces…
Bernard and Dan Wednesday April 16 2014 MP DAN Jarvis has raised almost £10,000 for Cancer Research having completed the London Marathon on Sunday. The Barnsley Central MP, who is a keen runner and completed last year's marathon, crossed the finish line with his father, Bernard, in…
Wednesday April 16 2014 SIX people were searched for illegal drugs and legal highs when police swooped on Mandela Gardens. The park, next to the Civic on Hanson Street, has become a top priority for the town centre policing team following reports of anti-social…
We Are Barnsley Wednesday April 16 2014 THERE has been calls to scrap zero hours contracts from a committee of MPs. What do you think to this? Would you be in favour? A report expressed concern over the use of casual labour saying the contracts are 'abusive,…
Wednesday April 16 2014 A SECRET camera in Barnsley town centre has helped to tackle fly-tipping and anti-social behaviour for the last six months. The camera, which is being used in a partnership between Barnsley Council’s community safety and town centre services teams, has…
Wednesday April 16 2014 A MAN remains in a critical condition following an unexplained incident in Cundy Cross last week. Local man Craig Howson, 33, was walking along Rotherham Road at around 10.30pm on April 8 coming from the direction of his sister's house…
Danny Wilson Wednesday April 16 2014 THE Reds gave themselves a real hope of staying up with a crucial win against Charlton last night. Unlikely scorers Jean-Yves M'voto and fellow defender Tom Kennedy scored either side of the break to lift Barnsley off the bottom of…
Tuesday April 15 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 B6096 two-kilometre stretch, Wombwell to Snape Hill B6411…
Mark Dobson's photo of the Barnsley Pals Centenary Square Tuesday April 15 2014 PROPOSALS to introduce fines of up to £500 to anyone caught abusing the facilities in the square outside Barnsley Town Hall have been approved. The tough new rules will apply to anyone climbing the sculpture, stunt cycling, skating and putting…
Danny Wilson Tuesday April 15 2014 MORE than 500 Barnsley fans are making the trip to London today to watch the Reds' crucial relegation clash against Charlton. Danny Wilson's men, who find themselves in a precarious position at the foot of the table five points adrift…
Tuesday April 15 2014 A BARNSLEY man's Land's End to John O'Groats world record attempt has sadly ended due to an injury. Gavin Felton, 44, from Monk Bretton, set off on his gruelling 863-mile run on Sunday and had his sights on breaking the…
Tuesday April 15 2014 THREE family members have been accused of producing almost £500,000 worth of cannabis. John Robert French, 41, Joyce Hilary French, 69, and Peter Craig French, 42, were accused at Barnsley Magistrates' Court of producing cannabis on an 'industrial scale'. Chantel…
We Are Barnsley Tuesday April 15 2014 A PLANNING application for a gypsy caravan pitch will make its third appearance at the council's planning committee today. The application, to create a single pitch at Grange Farm, Grange Road, Royston, has been deferred twice because the site is…
South Yorkshire Police Tuesday April 15 2014 POLICE are appealing for witnesses after a 25-year-old motorcyclist sustained serious injuries in a collision in Darfield. At around 4.40pm on Monday, it is reported that the man, riding a red and black Honda motorcycle, was in collision with a…
Students Bothwell Sibanda and Nigel Nyoni with Nicky Monday April 14 2014 BARNSLEY College's sixth form students have been deciding which career path they're wanting to follow - and WAB's Nicky was on hand to talk about journalism! The students had the opportunity to attend a series of talks from 21 people…
Dawson Monday April 14 2014 REDS captain Stephen Dawson is scheduled to answer bail in the summer following his arrest as part of a spot-fixing investigation. The National Crime Agency, who arrested the 28-year-old as well as six players from Preston North End, confirmed that…
Andy Brooke and Chris Dutton Monday April 14 2014 A BARNSLEY burglary victim who was left terrified after two masked raiders struck at his home just months after his wife's death was given a special surprise last week. Chris Dutton, 63, had several items stolen during the incident on…
Monday April 14 2014 THE plinth in Peel Square and the 'mushroom' in Cheapside will finally be removed this summer. Stalls in the outdoor market will move into the main precinct ready for Christmas and will remain there for at least three years. There…
South Yorkshire Police Monday April 14 2014 POLICE in Barnsley have been cracking down on car crime in the last three weeks - and have vowed to repeat their work to further reduce incidents. Officers focused on the town centre, Hoyland, Wombwell and Darfield and have been…
We Are Barnsley Monday April 14 2014 A BARNSLEY mum has issued a warning to other parents after her young daughter was allegedly asked to meet up by an adult posing as a child on a popular website. Movie Star Planet, which has been labelled 'dangerous' by…
Aldi Monday April 14 2014 LONG-AWAITED plans to build a new Aldi supermarket in Royston have been submitted. Following public consultation, a planning application was submitted to Barnsley Council to build on the site. Coun Tim Cheetham said: "I'm happy that Aldi are planning to…
Monday April 14 2014 THE man who suffered life-threatening injuries in an incident in Cundy Cross last week has been named. Craig Howson, 33, remains in a critical condition in hospital after suffering injuries in Rotherham Road on April 8. Detectives are keeping an…
Danny Wilson Monday April 14 2014 THE Reds slipped back to the bottom of the Championship on Saturday after a 1-0 defeat away at Bolton. Ex-Leeds striker Jermaine Beckford cleverly finished by rounding Luke Steele before tapping into his empty net moments before half-time, but Barnsley…
Town Hall Friday April 11 2014 FAMILIES are invited to drop into Experience Barnsley over the Easter holidays to take part in activities to commemorate 30 years since the miners’ strike. There’s a chance to make a protest badge or banner inspired by the exhibition from…
Danny Wilson Friday April 11 2014 BARNSLEY boss Danny Wilson has urged his side to continue their recent away form at Bolton tomorrow. Saturday's match sees the start of a hectic period for the Reds, which will see them play four times in nine days. Wilson,…
We Are Barnsley Friday April 11 2014 BARNSLEY Council is asking for the help of local people to get involved in the design of the town's new central library. The next few years will see many changes in Barnsley as the town's £41 million regeneration plans get…
The infamous bag Friday April 11 2014 THE new white bag recycling scheme is 'working well', according to Coun Roy Miller. Do you agree with this? Have you got to grips with yours? Have your say on our WAB Debate. Coun Miller, cabinet spokesman for development, environment…
Patricia Glave Friday April 11 2014 A BARNSLEY adrenaline junkie marked her 80th birthday in style - by jumping out of a plane. Patricia Glave, of Wakefield Road, Athersley, jumped 2,000 feet out of a plane in Lincolnshire and said it was the 'most fabulous feeling'. "I…
Police Car Lights Friday April 11 2014 TWO people have been bailed after an incident on Tuesday night which left a man fighting for his life. The police have re-appealed to the public to come forward if they witnessed or have any information regarding the incident on…
Friday April 11 2014 A BARNSLEY man will appear at Sheffield Crown Court later this month after being charged with two burglaries. Lee Arnott, 25, of East Pinfold, Royston, is suspected of breaking into the garage of a house on Fish Dam Lane, Carlton,…
Friday April 11 2014 THE council has vowed to clamp down on Barnsley's litterbugs and has warned that offenders will be punished with heavy fines. Coun Charlie Wraith branded litter-dropping residents as 'cretins' at Thursday's full council meeting, before Coun Joe Hayward asked for…
South Yorkshire Police Pair Arrested After Rotherham Road Incident Thursday April 10 2014 A MAN and a woman have been arrested after an incident which left a 33-year-old man with life-threatening injuries. The police have appealed to the public to come forward if they witnessed or have any information regarding the incident on…
Thursday April 10 2014 FIREFIGHTERS say the decision to get rid of Barnsley's second fire engine will put lives at risk. South Yorkshire Fire and Rescue said they had no option but to get rid of the vehicle, due a shortage of staff to…
Barnsley Hospital Hospital Under Investigation Thursday April 10 2014 A HEALTH sector watchdog has launched an investigation into Barnsley Hospital's financial irregularities and its waiting times. The hospital, which has fallen under the spotlight recently because of a reported £2.3 million deficit, will now be investigated by Monitor. Michael…
Dave and Julie Thursday April 10 2014 A BARNSLEY headteacher is tackling the Leeds Half Marathon next month to raise money for a stroke charity in memory of her mum. Julie Allen, 54, from Crofton, is the head at Birkwood Primary School. She will be joined by…
Barnsley Magistrates' Court Thursday April 10 2014 BARNSLEY Council has successfully prosecuted two benefit cheats. Patricia Normington, 53, of Chevet View, Royston, pleaded guilty under section 112 of the Social Security Administration Act 1992 to three charges at Barnsley Magistrates' Court on April 3. She admitted to…
Thursday April 10 2014 A MEDICAL team from Barnsley Hospital completed the Sheffield Half Marathon and raised £1,500 - despite the event officially being cancelled. The team, who all work on the Intensive Care Unit (ICU), included doctors Sughrat Siddiqui, Tim Wenham, Pete Claydon,…
South Yorkshire Police Thursday April 10 2014 POLICE have confirmed that a missing 17-year-old girl has been found safe and well. Bobbie-Jo Carnell had been missing for five days and concerned officers yesterday appealed for her to get in touch. A police spokesperson said: "Bobbie-Jo was found…
South Yorkshire Police Wednesday April 9 2014 AN ARMED robber with what is thought to be a handgun targeted a Royston bookmakers on Tuesday night. Police were called to reports of an armed robbery at 9.30pm on Midland Road, where a man made demands for money. He…
David and Stella Milner Wednesday April 9 2014 GRIMETHORPE Post Office has had a £20,000 refurbishment and can now be used for taxing vehicles. David and Stella Milner, have been postmasters at the shop for 24 years, said it will also remain open until 5.30pm on a Saturday, rather…
We Are Barnsley Wednesday April 9 2014 POLICE have appealed for information on the whereabouts of a 17-year-old girl who has been missing for five days. Bobbie-Jo Carnell was last seen at around 7.35am when she left her home in Barnsley to attend Dearne Valley College. It…
Adele Jones Hairdressing Salon Wednesday April 9 2014 A SALON has urged people to donate hair to make a wigs for children who have lost theirs to chemotherapy. Adele Jones Hairdressing, on Eldon Street North, would like people to get in touch now ready for the 'big chop',…
South Yorkshire Police Breaking: Man In Critical Condition After Incident Wednesday April 9 2014 A ROAD remains closed after a man sustained life-threatening injuries. Police are investigating an incident that is believed to have occurred at around 10.30pm on Tuesday night on Rotherham Road, Barnsley. A 33-year-old man sustained life-threatening injuries and is currently…
Gavin Felton Wednesday April 9 2014 A BARNSLEY man will start his herculean 863-mile run on Sunday to raise money for the town's hospice. Dad-of-two Gavin Felton, 44, from Monk Bretton, will run from Land's End to John O'Groats and is chasing the Guinness World Record…
Danny Wilson Wednesday April 9 2014 THE Reds are now five points adrift of safety after losing to Burnley at Oakwell last night. The visitors, who could seal promotion to the Premier League on Saturday, scored the only goal of the match through Ashley Barnes in…
James Stephenson Wednesday April 9 2014 A BARNSLEY man who had been missing since March 18 has now been found. James Stephenson, 40, left the Cambian Oaks Hospital in Sheffield Road at around 10.15am on that day. He told staff he intended to go shopping in…
Metrodome Tuesday April 8 2014 HUNDREDS of fans are expected to flock to the Metrodome as two of Britain's best-ever boxers talk about their glittering careers. Frank Bruno and Johnny Nelson will be visiting the Metrodome on April 25, where boxing fanatics can hear all…
Tuesday April 8 2014 MORE than £100,000 is being invested in a bid to reduce the amount of youngsters socialising on street corners and in parks. Monk Bretton is to benefit from a three-year Lottery-funded project, and builds on successful street-based youth work schemes…
Tuesday April 8 2014 A SURVEY has claimed that the 'overwhelming majority' of people want to see 20mph speed limits being introduced around schools and town centres. What do you think to this? Are you in favour? Conducted by road charity Brake, its survey found…
Tuesday April 8 2014 BARNSLEY Central MP Dan Jarvis is running the London Marathon in aid of Cancer Research UK on Sunday. Dan, who ran last year's marathon in a respectable time of three hours and 46 minutes, says he is 'looking forward' to…
Sheffield Crown Court Justice For Family After Paedophile Is Jailed Tuesday April 8 2014 A MOTHER and daughter have finally got justice - 20 years after they were forced to flee Grimethorpe because locals didn't believe the ten-year-old had been raped by her babysitter. Paedophile Jason Woodhall, 38, of Lilydene Avenue, was jailed for…
Tuesday April 8 2014 STAGECOACH has announced details of its Easter services in Barnsley. The bus provider will run services as normal up to and including Thursday, April 17. On Good Friday, a Saturday service will operate on all services. On Saturday, April 19…
Tuesday April 8 2014 A BARNSLEY lass is set to make youngsters on the hospital's children's ward smile - by dressing up as the Easter Bunny to hand out over 100 chocolate eggs. Vicky Louise, 29, of Commercial Street, Barnsley, will hop her way…
Monday April 7 2014 A BARNSLEY firm has launched its Easter egg appeal for the fourth year. Gi Group branch manager Zoe Darcy and her team are collecting eggs within the South Yorkshire area to deliver to Victim Support, an independent charity helping adults…
Dummy Fairy Monday April 7 2014 THE Dummy Fairy has been helping parents get their kids off dummies with a unique approach. She visited Rising Stars Children's Centre in Worsbrough where children were taken into the woods and were told a story about a magical creature…
Dan Jarvis MP Monday April 7 2014 A TAX on bank bonuses should be introduced to fund jobs for young people in Barnsley, according to MP Dan Jarvis. Under Labour's Compulsory Jobs Guarantee, every young person out of work in Barnsley for more than 12 months will…
Missing: James Stephenson Monday April 7 2014 POLICE believe a missing Barnsley man may be camping in the Dewsbury area. James Stephenson, 40, has been missing for several weeks and the police have appealed to dog walkers, ramblers and joggers in the area to look out for…
Monday April 7 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 B6096 two-kilometre stretch, Wombwell to Snape Hill B6411…
We Are Barnsley Monday April 7 2014 PROPOSALS for a new wind farm have been given the go ahead by Barnsley Council. The council's planning committee voted to approve plans from EDF Energy Renewables for the company's Park Spring wind farm on a site between the villages of Great…
Monday April 7 2014 VOLUNTEERS who were cleaning up fly-tipping were horrified to find a dead dog in a sack. The Friends of Elsecar Park also found remains of rabbits and pheasants in the garbage which had been tossed down a small ravine on…
Photo from Barnsley CAMRA Monday April 7 2014 A LOCAL pub has closed whilst it undergoes a major £500,000 transformation. The Strafford Arms in Stainborough has been acquired by Fine and Country Inns who, in partnership with Punch Taverns, will fund the major refurbishment. The work will take…
Danny Wilson Monday April 7 2014 BARNSLEY boss Danny Wilson felt his side would have gone on to beat Brighton on Saturday - if it wasn't for Kelvin Etuhu's 'shocking' dismissal. The Reds, who went toe-to-toe with their promotion-chasing opponents, were inches away from breaking the…
Doreen Walker Police Name Murder Victim Monday April 7 2014 POLICE have confirmed the identity of a 75-year-old woman who was found dead at a property in Cudworth last week. Emergency services were called to Birkwood Avenue at about 5.35pm on April 2, where Mrs Doreen Walker's body was found. A…
Rob Higgs Friday April 4 2014 A BARNSLEY mechanic is making waves with his talent for jet ski racing. Rob Higgs, 23, who lives in Chapel Road, Pilley, and works at Lineside Repairs in Hoyland, got into jet skis for fun about ten years ago because…
We Are Barnsley Friday April 4 2014 STAFF at the town centre's Herbert Brown store face an uncertain future after it went into administration. Four staff at the Peel Street shop have been left at risk of redundancy. Herbert Brown, which specialises in pawnbroking, buying gold, cheque…
We Are Barnsley Friday April 4 2014 PROPOSALS are being put together for a redevelopment which will bring the market back into the heart of Hoyland. The project will see enhancements to the public square, a new set of permanent market stalls and a mixture of food…
Will you be eating more fruit and veg? Friday April 4 2014 EATING five portions of fruit and vegetables may not be enough, according to a new report. A study carried out by experts at University College London, who analysed the eating habits of 65,000 people, revealed that eating more fresh produce…
Oakwell Friday April 4 2014 REDS captain Stephen Dawson has been arrested in connection with spot-fixing. The 28-year-old, who joined Barnsley in January 2012 and has made 78 appearances, is understood to have been interviewed by police as part of an investigation into alleged bribery…
CCTV image Friday April 4 2014 A MAN who has been missing for several weeks has been spotted in Wakefield. The sighting, shown in this CCTV image, has prompted the police to ask 40-year-old James Stephenson to make contact. Mr Stephenson left the Cambian Oaks Hospital…
Two Horses Die In Stable Fire Friday April 4 2014 A STABLE fire claimed the lives of two horses. The blaze, at stables off Broadcarr Road, Hoyland Common started in the early hours of March 27. Fire crews from Tankersley were called at 3.40am to the blaze which broke out…
Michael Dugher MP MP Vows Labour Will Scrap Bedroom Tax Thursday April 3 2014 A BARNSLEY MP has pledged a Labour government will scrap the so-called 'bedroom tax'. A year since its introduction, low-income households have been forced to find on average an extra £720 a year. Barnsley East MP Michael Dugher said: "People in…
Thursday April 3 2014 A VOLUNTEER has shaved her hair off to raise money for Barnsley Sea Cadets. Petty officer Donna Norton, 48, has been involved with the charity for some time having started out when her daughter Samantha, 18, joined the cadets. Donna,…
Thursday April 3 2014 MEMBERS of an exercise group which helps sufferers of Parkinson's Disease can now continue after it secured funding. The Barnsley Parkinson’s Disease Community Exercise group, which runs weekly classes at Emmanuel Methodist Church, has received funding from the town's Clinical…
Thursday April 3 2014 ABSENTEE landlords will be dealt with more severely in an attempt to improve Goldthorpe's appearance. Dearne councillors have grown tired of paying for the removal of rubbish which piles up in the now notorious gardens on Beever, Victoria, Cross, Co-Operative…
Thursday April 3 2014 THE town centre's outdoor market will be moved into the shopping precinct as Barnsley's highly anticipated redevelopment starts to take shape. Barnsley Council has announced there will be a consultation period, saying that they are keen to make sure the…
Oakwell Thursday April 3 2014 BARNSLEY Football Club is the subject of yet another FA report after a smoke canister was let off at last Saturday's game against Yeovil. It is the fifth time the club have found themselves in the situation this season. Two…
We Are Barnsley Thursday April 3 2014 A MASSIVE 83 per cent of the town's sunbeds were found to be over the legal radiation limit. Officers from the council's regulatory services visited all known sunbed businesses within the borough and found one in ten sunbeds were at least…
Joey Thursday April 3 2014 A BARNSLEY charity has appealed to the public to offer a home to a Jack Russell who is blind in one eye. Six-year-old Joey, whose current foster family are moving house and are no longer allowed to keep pets, needs…
Police Car Lights Murder Investigation Launched In Cudworth Thursday April 3 2014 POLICE are appealing for information after a woman was found dead in Cudworth. Officers said emergency services were called to an address in Birkwood Avenue at about 5.35pm on Wednesday. The woman is thought to be in her 70s and…
William O'Hara Man Released On Bail After Arrest Wednesday April 2 2014 A MAN who was arrested on suspicion of the murder of William O'Hara has this afternoon been bailed pending further enquiries. Mr O'Hara, 60, known to his friends as 'Willy', died in hospital on March 31 after suffering life-threatening injuries…
Photo by Craig Mansell Wednesday April 2 2014 YOUR name could be immortalised as part of a new campaign to sponsor a seat at Barnsley's Lamproom Theatre. More than £20,000 is needed to renovate the theatre's 187 seats, and Barnsley Central MP Dan Jarvis is leading the drive.…
Ali Rasool Wednesday April 2 2014 A PHARMACIST hopes installing a security camera will stop people from rummaging through his bins in search of drugs. Ali Rasool, 45, from Akram's on Wombwell High Street, says the problem is becoming a more regular occurrence and it often…
Missing: James Stephenson Wednesday April 2 2014 CONCERNED officers searching for a missing Barnsley man have urged him to make contact. James Stephenson, 40, left the Cambian Oaks Hospital in Sheffield Road at around 10.15am on March 18. He told staff he intended to go shopping in…
Paul Rayner Barnsley Men Jailed For Heroin Ring Wednesday April 2 2014 SEVEN Barnsley men have been jailed for a combined total of 43-and-a-half years for their part in a Class A drugs ring in the town. The self-proclaimed head of the group, Paul Rayner, 44, of Spey Close, Mapplewell, employed numerous…
Town Hall Wednesday April 2 2014 HOLGATE Grammar School's entire archive is now available to view in Barnsley Town Hall. The archive of the school was transferred to Barnsley Archives and Local Studies in 2012 and since then staff have been working hard on extensive cataloguing.…
Oakwell Wednesday April 2 2014 BARNSLEY Football Club have offered supporters free coach travel to their crucial match away at Charlton on April 15. The club will put on up to ten coaches for the fixture, which kicks off at 7.45pm. The coach will depart…
William O'Hara Man Named After WMC Incident Wednesday April 2 2014 THE 60-year-old man who died in hospital after an incident at Thurnscoe Working Men's Club has been named as William O'Hara. Mr O'Hara, from Thurnscoe, sustained life-threatening injuries following an incident at the club, on Stuart Street, at around 5pm…
Road Closed Diversion Wednesday April 2 2014 MOTORISTS are being warned of delays that could last longer than half an hour on the M1 this morning. An earlier accident around Junction 37 Northbound has caused major queues on the carriageway between Junctions 37 and 39. The Highways…
A Blooming Reminder For Would-Be Adopters Tuesday April 1 2014 FORTY-SIX daffodils which were planted to represent a Barnsley child who is awaiting adoption are now in full bloom. For National Adoption Week last November, Barnsley's adoption team planted the bulbs at Cannon Hall Farm and, with the recent spell…
Danny Wilson Tuesday April 1 2014 THE Reds' reputation as 'great escape' specialists may well be justified, but how confident are you of the team securing survival this season? We'd love to hear your thoughts. Barnsley's survival hopes have been handed a major boost thanks to…
Artist's impression of the plant Tuesday April 1 2014 MORE than 80 people attended information days to learn more about the £80 million Houghton Main Energy Park. The park, proposed on the old Houghton Main Colliery site, would generate enough energy to power up to 55,000 homes. Jane Gaston,…
We Are Barnsley Tuesday April 1 2014 THE group which owned Ardsley House has been bought out after it went into administration. Birmingham-based Forestdale Hotels Limited, which owned the Barnsley Road hotel and a number of subsidiary companies, went into administration last month. The company has since…
We Are Barnsley Manslaughter Convict Hands Himself In Tuesday April 1 2014 A MAN who went on the run as he stood trial over the manslaughter of his son has handed himself in. Shaun Stewart, 53, vanished through his trial over the death of his son, Brent Campbell, who was electrocuted while…
Danny Wilson Tuesday April 1 2014 DANNY Wilson has confirmed he will be in charge of Barnsley next season - and is planning to stick around for a lot longer. Having been handed the reins at Oakwell for a second time after David Flitcroft's sacking in…
We Are Barnsley Tuesday April 1 2014 A LOCAL choir is on the hunt for a musical director to take charge to save it from folding. The group, formerly know as Horizon Community Choir, is a pop and rock choir which has been established for eight years.…
South Yorkshire Police Man Dies After WMC Altercation Tuesday April 1 2014 A MAN who sustained life-threatening injuries in an alleged altercation in Barnsley over the weekend has died in hospital. The 60-year-old was at Thurnscoe Coronation Working Men's Club in Stuart Street on March 30 when he was reportedly involved in…
Tuesday April 1 2014 A DAY pass on Stagecoach services in Barnsley will increase by 20p from April 13. The bus provider blamed rising costs and reduced investment in bus services for the increase, leaving it with 'no choice' but to hike up fares.…
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