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Showing 54 articles for September 2016


Paul Heckingbottom Tuesday September 27 2016 BARNSLEY fans will have the opportunity to listen to Paul Heckingbottom speak about his career when he appears at the Lamproom next month.  Local lad Hecky will appear at the evening with style event, hosted by Matthew Murray. Heckingbottom will…
The memorial in front of the town hall Tuesday September 27 2016 BARNSLEY War Memorial is undergoing a facelift.   Work got underway last week to improve the area around the war memorial which stands in front of the town hall. The work is expected to take up to four weeks and…
The Bush Inn Tuesday September 27 2016 A DERELICT pub will be turned into a new Co-op store if plans are approved by the council.  The Brook Group is behind the plans for the Bush Inn at Kingstone. The group bought the pub a few years ago…
GPs are encouraging patients to book flu jab appointments Monday September 26 2016 LOCAL GPs have urged patients to arrange an appointment for their flu jabs. GPs have received the vaccines and are recommending that patients with long term conditions, patients who are aged 65 or over and carers of the elderly to…
BIADS Monday September 26 2016 A LOCAL group that supports people suffering from Alzheimer's and Dementia is hosting an open day. The Barnsley Independent Alzheimer’s and Dementia Support (BIADS) open day will take place on Wednesday October 5, and the group is encouraging people with dementia,…
Mobile speed cameras Monday September 26 2016 MOBILE speed cameras will operate on the following roads this week: A628 Pontefract Road A629 Halifax Road, Wortley A633 Rotherham Road, Athersley A633 Rotherham Road A635 Doncaster Road, Ardsley B6096 Station Road, Wombwell B6411 Houghton Road, Thurnscoe
Crews attended the fire in Royston Fire crews tackle Royston blaze Friday September 23 2016 A HOUSE in Royston has been left badly damaged after it caught fire on Wednesday night.  Four fire crews from Cudworth, Barnsley, Penistone and Parkway stations attended the blaze overnight on Pembridge Court in Royston. A spokesperson said: "The roof…
CJ de Mooi Eggheads panellist arrested over murder Thursday September 22 2016 A BARNSLEY man who is a former panellist on a BBC quiz show has been arrested on suspicion of murder. CJ de Mooi, a former panellist on the BBC quiz show Eggheads, was detained under his real name, Joseph Connagh, at…
Barnsley Interchange Thursday September 22 2016 THE former ticket and information office in Barnsley Interchange will be turned into a betting shop. William Hill has been granted planning permission for the change. Works will include installation of a new shop front. The existing William Hill on…
Bus Interchange Wednesday September 21 2016 A BUS service in Barnsley has been saved from cancellation after another operator agreed to take over the route. Waterson’s Coaches will begin running service 193, which operates between Barnsley and Wakefield, on Monday October 31. The current service’s operator,…
James Connelly Wednesday September 21 2016 A BARNSLEY College student is aiming to break a world record - for the biggest collection of UK train tickets. Travel and Tourism student James Connelly, 17, is aiming to collect 163,235 train tickets, with an interim target of 10,000…
A 27-year-old man has been released on bail Man bailed in murder probe Wednesday September 21 2016 A MAN arrested on suspicion of murder after a body was found in Barnsley has been bailed. A 38-year-old man was found dead with injuries to his head at a property in Castlereagh Street on Monday night. A force spokeswoman…
Wednesday September 21 2016 AN INVESTIGATION into alleged police brutality against picketing miners at the Battle of Orgreave - including hundreds from Barnsley - is set to go ahead. The government says it will review the events - that took place during the 1984…
We Are Barnsley IMPORTANT ANNOUNCEMENT Tuesday September 20 2016 We are absolutely delighted to announce that, from Tuesday October 4, We Are Barnsley will be available as a FREE weekly paper! Every Tuesday, you'll be able to 'grab a WAB' from one of over 100 pickup points - including…
The Metrodome Tuesday September 20 2016 WORK to expand the Metrodome is underway. A separate entrance will be added to the Metrodome Arena to accommodate for the growth in footfall the building has seen over the past couple of years. The extra entrance is being added…
A body was discovered on Castlereagh Street Tuesday September 20 2016 A MAN has been arrested on suspicion of murder after a body was found in Barnsley last night. A report was received at around 8.10pm that a man’s body had been discovered at a property on Castlereagh Street in Barnsley.…
Barnsley Hospice Monday September 19 2016 BARNSLEY HOSPICE has been rated as 'Good' by health care inspectors.  Inspectors from watchdog the Care Quality Commission (CQC) gave the hospice a good rating across areas of safety, care, effectiveness, responsiveness and leadership. The CQC report said that “people…
The car   Monday September 19 2016 A MAN who overturned his car in a field in Barnsley has been disqualified from driving for 12 months for drug driving.  The 26-year-old crashed into a field along Tankersley Lane, Hoyland, in April. He was arrested at the scene…
The least broody place in the UK is Barnsley according to the data Monday September 19 2016 BARNSLEY has been revealed as the least broody place in the UK. Data taken from 350,000 members of dating site Elite Singles found that just 19 per cent of single women in Barnsley wanted kids in the future. The data also…
Mobile speed cameras will operate on Barnsley roads Monday September 19 2016 MOBILE speed cameras will operate in the following locations this week: A61 Wakefield Road A628 Pontefract Road A629 Halifax Road, Wortley A633 Rotherham Road, Athersley A633 Rotherham Road A635 Doncaster Road, Ardsley B6096 Station Road, Wombwell B6411 Houghton Road, Thurnscoe
A Barnsley man has been charged with GBH Man charged after assaulting police officer Friday September 16 2016 A BARNSLEY man has been charged with GBH after assaulting a police officer - leaving him with an injury that requires reconstructive surgery. 24-year-old Vincent Pears, of Woodhead Drive,  appeared at Barnsley Magistrates Court yesterday morning (Thursday, September 15) charged…
Cudworth Fire Cadets want new recruits Friday September 16 2016 CUDWORTH fire cadets are appealing for new recruits. Based at Cudworth Fire Station every Monday from 6pm-8pm, budding firefighters can sign up to learn more about the fire service, work with qualified instructors and enroll on a BTEC course which…
Friday September 16 2016 BARNSLEY is celebrating after scooping 21 awards in this year's Yorkshire in Bloom. Barnsley's awards include joint category winner for town or city centre. The results follow a visit from the Yorkshire in Bloom judges earlier in the year where…
Chicago Rock after the fire (courtesy of South Yorkshire Fire and Rescue Town centre back to normal following fire Thursday September 15 2016 Town centre roads and businesses - including Wellington House and the library - are back to normal following the fire at Chicago Rock. Town centre businesses affected by the incident are all back to normal, except for Sense charity shop,…
Barnsley College Thursday September 15 2016 PARENTS of Year 11 pupils have been invited to an open evening at Barnsley College.  The Parent Information Evening will take place on Thursday, September 22 between 6.00pm and 8.00pm. The college offers study programmes in over 100 subjects and…
Police are appealing for information Thursday September 15 2016 POLICE are appealing for information after a taxi driver was assaulted before having his car stolen in Barnsley. At about 8.30pm on Saturday, September 3, the 68-year-old driver picked up a man from Midland Street, and set off to take…
The fares will increase by 10p Wednesday September 14 2016 BUS and tram fares for children in South Yorkshire will increase by 10p on Sunday.  The fares will increase from 70p to 80p. The increase to the fares follows a £8.5m (10 per cent) cut to the county’s public transport…
Classroom Tuesday September 13 2016 THOUSANDS of school children across the country have been sent home this week, as teachers crack down on incorrect uniform. What do you think? Should pupils be penalised for incorrect uniform? Has this ever happened to you or your children?
police vest Tuesday September 13 2016 POLICE are investigating after a man in his 60s was found seriously injured in Jardine Street, Wombwell. Emergency services were called to the area at about 10.30pm last night (Monday 12 September) to reports that a 65-year-old man was lying…
We Are Barnsley Tuesday September 13 2016 SHAW Lane AFC have announced the tragic loss of their defender Daniel Wilkinson, who collapsed on the pitch last night. The devastating incident occurred when the team were playing Brighouse Town FC last night in the Doodson Cup. The non-league…
e-fit Do you recognise the man in this e-fit? Monday September 12 2016 POLICE are asking if you recognise the man in this e-fit, who they would like to identify in connection with a suspicious incident in the Dodworth Road area of Barnsley. At about 6pm on Saturday 13 August, a ten-year-old girl…
Have you seen Danny? Monday September 12 2016 POLICE are searching for a missing Rotherham man with connections to Barnsley. Danny, 30, was last seen in the Canklow area of Rotherham at around 3pm on Friday 9 September. There has been no contact with Danny or any sightings…
speed camera (mobile) Monday September 12 2016 MOBILE speed cameras will operate on the following roads this week: A61 Wakefield Road, Barnsley A628 Pontefract Road, Barnsley A629 Halifax Road, Wortley, Barnsley A633 Rotherham Road, Athersley, Barnsley A633 Rotherham Road, Barnsley A635 Doncaster Road, Ardsley, Barnsley B6096 Station…
We Are Barnsley Friday September 9 2016 NEW Street is now open to traffic and the pedestrian crossings on Westway leading to New Street have also been re-opened. Sections of Market Street and Wellington Street will remain closed in the vicinity of the former Chicago Rock site…
Terry Gibbons Barnsley man jailed for sexual offences Friday September 9 2016 A man who abused two young girls over a six year period has begun serving a 26-year sentence after pleading guilty to 26 charges, including rape and sexual activity with a child. Terry Gibbons, 44, of Kingsway, Thurnscoe, was sentenced…
We Are Barnsley Over 140 new jobs set to come to Barnsley Thursday September 8 2016 BARNSLEY is set to beneift from over 140 new jobs, with Safestyle UK building a new £4.5m site.  The factory will be constructed on land across from the existing site in Wombwell.  Councillor Roy Miller, Cabinet Spokesperson for Place said:…
Dog chipping Thursday September 8 2016 A LOCAL pet shop are doing their bit to ensure local dogs are microchipped. Next Thursday September 15, Dogs Trust and Carlton Pet Supplies are holding a free microchipping and health check service between 11.00am - 3.00pm. The law has…
Elsecar Park Thursday September 8 2016 ELSECAR park is in the running to be named as the country’s best park, in an international award scheme. The park is competing for the Green Flag Award, an international benchmark for parks and green spaces. The award recognises excellence…
We Are Barnsley Wednesday September 7 2016 THE Council are aiming to reopen New Street, off Westway and Wellington House on Monday September 12. Demolition work will continue on the old Chicago Rock building, meaning pedestrian safety barriers will still be in place at the top of…
We Are Barnsley Wednesday September 7 2016 THE new May Day Green market opened last Saturday, what do you think it will bring to our town?  Have you been for a look around yet? Are you a fan? Leave your comments below.
We Are Barnsley Wednesday September 7 2016 YORKSHIRE Water are carrying out emergency repair work following a burst water main under the River Dearne.  The repairs will start this morning and last for about a week, meaning temporary traffic lights will be in place on Grange Lane between…
bpl Tuesday September 6 2016 TWO local leisure centres are offering free exercise sessions, in celebration of National Fitness Day. Dearneside leisure centre and Hoyland leisure centre are giving locals the chance to take part in free leisure swims, group exercise classes and gym sessions. …
We Are Barnsley Tuesday September 6 2016 A NEW service that enables locals to report powercuts as soon as they happen has launched. People affected by powercuts can call 105 and speak to their local network operator to report or get information about powercuts in the area. …
No Fracking In Barnsley campaign Tuesday September 6 2016 CAMPAIGNERS have organised two public anti-fracking events. Film maker Ian Crane will be presenting his documentary film Voices from the Gasfields and will be taking questions afterwards in an event at The Venue, Stocksbridge, this Thursday at 7pm. Then on…
Monday September 5 2016 THE FINAL shop units at a Wath retail park have now been filled. Onyx Retail Park, on Manvers Way, has had The Groom Room barber and Oasis Hot Tubs and Spas sign up to new premises on the location. They…
We Are Barnsley Monday September 5 2016 LABOUR leader Jeremy Corbyn will visit Barnsley on Saturday. Members of the Momentum Barnsley campaign - the group of Labour supporters who have rallied around Mr Corbyn - say they are ‘delighted’ he has agreed to come to Barnsley. “Jeremy…
speed camera (mobile) Monday September 5 2016 MOBILE speed cameras will operate on the following roads this week: A61 Wakefield Road, Barnsley A628 Pontefract Road, Barnsley A629 Halifax Road, Wortley, Barnsley A633 Rotherham Road, Athersley, Barnsley A633 Rotherham Road, Barnsley A635 Doncaster Road, Ardsley, Barnsley B6096 Station…
The fly-tipping Friday September 2 2016 ANGRY locals have hit out at fly-tipping at Houghton Main. Residents discovered a pile of a waste at the side of the Houghton Main miners' memorial yesterday evening (Thursday September 1). It is one of a number of fly-tipping incidents…
Police are appealing for information Friday September 2 2016 POLICE are appealing for information after a man was stabbed in Worsbrough on Wednesday night. At about 10.10pm, it is thought three unknown men assaulted the man at a property in Greenwood Avenue. The man suffered stab wounds to his…
Samuel and Natasha Concerns grow for missing teenager Thursday September 1 2016 Natasha has now been found. POLICE searching for missing 13-year-old Natasha Ford have issued a further appeal, after revealing she may be in Blackpool with a 17-year-old boy.  Natasha, who was last seen in the Spring Walk area of Wombwell…
Baa-rilliant craft fair Thursday September 1 2016 THE SECOND BAAA-RILLIANT craft fair will be held at Cannon Hall Farm on Sunday. The free to enter event, between 10am and 4pm, will be held in the new outdoor marquee in the picnic area and promises ‘some of the…
Dog chipping Thursday September 1 2016 ANOTHER free dog chipping event will be held in Barnsley following a change in law. Now, owners of dogs aged over eight weeks have to make sure their pet is microchipped, or face fines of up to £500. Another event…
The new May Day Green market Thursday September 1 2016 THE NEW May Day Green market will officially open this weekend - and there's a special treat instore for the first 50 people through the door.  The grand opening will take place at 9.30am on Saturday with the Mayor of…
Have you seen missing Natasha? Thursday September 1 2016 Natasha has now been found.  POLICE are seaching for a missing 13-year-old girl from Barnsley. Natasha Ford was reported missing last night (Wednesday August 31). Natasha left the Spring Walk area of Wombwell at about 8pm and has not been…
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