Upload a photo Upload a video Upload an mp3 Upload an event

News » Archive



Showing 89 articles for May 2016


Barnsley FC Saturday May 28 2016 A VICTORY parade is being planned for Barnsley if they win at Wembley tomorrow. The Reds take on Millwall in the League One play-off final, and Barnsley Council has confirmed there will be a victory parade on Monday (30 May)…
Landlords must comply with the new laws or face a hefty fine Friday May 27 2016 BARNSLEY landlords have been urged to comply with new fire safety laws - or face a £5,000 fine.  New legislation requiring all privately rented homes to be fitted with smoke and carbon monoxide detectors came into force last October.  Private…
Coun Tim Shepherd will join the celebrations Friday May 27 2016 HOYLAND'S new market will officially open this weekend. Saturday, May 28 will see an official celebratory opening.  The new site has 30 stalls, three kiosks and parking for 26 cars. Traders moved to the new market off Southgate last Saturday…
You can register for the service from today Friday May 27 2016 MOBILE users can opt out of nuisance calls from today, by simply sending a text message.  The free 'text-to-register' service allows people to add their number to the 'do not call' database of the Telephone Preference Service (TPS) - who…
The sculpture Thursday May 26 2016 THE COUNCIL says that anyone caught climbing the sculpture outside Barnsley Town Hall could face legal action. Earlier this month, a video was posted to social media showing a man climbing the 33 ft artwork in the town centre. Coun…
Improvements to trains will be made Thursday May 26 2016 BARNSLEY has been promised a “transformational” change to the area’s rail network including improved trains, more services and better station facilities. Ariva took over the Northern franchise earlier this year and have announced a £1bn investment across the region which…
Jade Anderson (click to expand) Thursday May 26 2016 Jade has now been found.  POLICE are searching for a missing schoolgirl from Barnsley. Jade Anderson, who is 16, left her home in the Wombwell area at around 9am yesterday (Wednesday 25 May) to go to school but she did…
Fire crews attended the incident Thursday May 26 2016 A PENSIONER was taken to hospital after a house fire in Monk Bretton yesterday.  Two fire crews from Barnsley and one from Cudworth attended the incident on Rotherham Road around 7pm last night (May 25). A pensioner was taken to…
There have been complaints from residents about the charge Thursday May 26 2016 PRESSURE will be put on Barnsley Council to review its policy of charging £20 to have wheelie bins replaced following complaints. The charge is not for the bin itself, but for delivery, as that is the only way residents can…
Dan Jarvis MP Wednesday May 25 2016 LEGAL HIGHS are no longer legal thanks to a new act that comes in tonight.  The Psychoactive Substances Act - strongly campaigned for by Labour MP Dan Jarvis - comes into force at midnight on Wednesday May 25.  This means…
Police are investigating Wednesday May 25 2016 POLICE are appealing for witnesses after a pet dog was drugged during a burglary in Worsbrough. Thieves also stole a motorbike from the property. Police say that between 9.10pm on Monday 23 May and 6.50am the following morning, offenders broke…
Barnsley Youth Choir Wednesday May 25 2016 BARNSLEY Youth Choir is officially the seventh best choir in the world. The choir has moved up the official world rankings from eighth to seventh. The choir is the only British choir in the top ten of the latest Interkultur…
Dodworth Road was closed after the incident Wednesday May 25 2016 TWO children who were seriously injured after being run over on Dodworth Road have been released from hospital.  They were involved in the accident around 7.25am last Friday (20 May). Dodworth Road was closed for a number of hours following…
Fire crews have issued a warning Tuesday May 24 2016 FIRE CHIEFS have issued a warning to homeowners after revealing they have attended over 100 blazes caused by faulty tumble dryers in the last five years. Fire crews are urging people to sign up to receive alerts when faulty electrical…
Unemployment benefit figures have dropped Tuesday May 24 2016 THE number of Barnsley people claiming unemployment benefits has fallen again according to new figures. Overall, 3,530 people claimed job seekers’ allowance or universal credit in April this year, which was a fall of 12 per cent on the same…
Barnsley Council Tuesday May 24 2016 SKIVING hotspots in Barnsley have been targeted by a council and police patrol to try and cut down on unauthorised school absences.  Barnsley Interchange, Cheapside shopping precinct, Mandela Gardens and the Alhambra were visited by the patrol during a school…
Fire chiefs have issued a warning Tuesday May 24 2016 BARNSLEY folk are being warned not to buy cheap unbranded electrical chargers and e-cigarettes after a rise in electrical fires in South Yorkshire. Fire chiefs say that electricity is involved in around two thirds of all accidental house fires, with…
Police seized 69 vehicles Tuesday May 24 2016 POLICE seized 69 vehicles - arresting 23 people - as part of a road operation last week. Over 1000 vehicles were stopped, 69 vehicles were seized and 23 people were arrested during Operation Trivium. The operation was aimed at disrupting…
Have you seen missing Samantha? Monday May 23 2016 Samantha has now been found. POLICE are searching for a missing teenage girl from Wath. Sixteen-year-old Samantha Bettney was last seen leaving her home address in Poplar Drive, in the Wath area, at about 2.30pm today and has not been…
Rob and his fellow swimmers Monday May 23 2016 A LOCAL swimming instructor is set to take on an epic charity swim to raise money for the Tiny Hearts Appeal. Rob Blackburn, a swimming instructor at the Metrodome, will take on the Great North Swim in Lake Windermere. The…
Barnsley Council Monday May 23 2016 BARNSLEY COUNCIL has confirmed the term times and holiday dates for the 2017/2018 academic year, with key changes made.  2017/2018 will see a shorter summer break - reduced to four weeks and four days - and a two week break…
Christopher Frankish Monday May 23 2016 POLICE are searching for a missing man from Barnsley. Christopher Frankish, 41, has not been in contact with, or seen by anyone since 1pm yesterday (Sunday, 22 May), when he left an address on Sheffield Road in Penistone. Officers believe he…
Shaun Chamberlain Wanted criminal found in Barnsley Saturday May 21 2016 A WANTED runaway criminal who evaded police for months has been found in Barnsley.  Shaun Chamberlain, 30, was located and arrested by officers at a property on Wingfield Road in Athersley, Barnsley, in the early hours of this morning (Saturday,…
The driver was filmed for BBC show Crimewatch Saturday May 21 2016 A DRUNK driver was arrested in Barnsley yesterday after colliding with a number of vehicles - whilst being filmed for BBC show Crimewatch. The vehicle was reported to police by several members of the public late yesterday afternoon (May 20)…
South Yorkshire Police Friday May 20 2016 POLICE have issued warm weather security advice to Barnsley residents following a spate of thefts in the town.  Police are reminding people to keep their cars locked and be vigilant about leaving valuables on show. Detective Inspector Rob Platts from…
Emergency services attended the incident Schoolchildren taken to hospital after collision Friday May 20 2016 TWO schoolchildren have been taken to hospital with serious injuries after being run over on Dodworth Road this morning. Emergency services were called at around 7.25am to reports of a collision. The children have been taken to hospital with suspected…
Barnsley FC Friday May 20 2016 BARNSLEY secured a play-off final spot last night after thumping Walsall 6-1 on aggregate.  The Reds claimed a comprehensive 3-1 win at the Bescot Stadium to nail down a place at Wembley, where they'll play either Millwall or Bradford on…
Billy Metcalfe Thursday May 19 2016 A BARNSLEY man has been jailed after police discovered a massive drugs haul - and a stolen pet tortoise - in his flat. Billy Metcalfe, along with associate Matthew Wiggett, was caught with stolen property at the flat in Wath…
Cannon Hall Thursday May 19 2016 A NEW craft fair is being held at Cannon Hall Museum this weekend. The event - The Blooming Brilliant Craft Fair - has been organised by Barnsley-based Script Events and runs from 10am until 4pm on Sunday (May 22).  Around…
South Yorkshire Police Thursday May 19 2016 A BARNSLEY police team has given an update on criminal activity in the town centre - including an arrest made in Peel Square. Barnsley West LPT say that five people have been issued with a 'direction to leave' so far…
Dan Jarvis MP Thursday May 19 2016 A NEW LAW to crackdown on legal highs comes in this month. The Psychoactive Substances Act 2016 has been strongly campaiged for by Barnsley MP Dan Jarvis after a number of complaints from constituents about people vomiting and passing out…
The camp Thursday May 19 2016 COUNCIL enforcement officers are working to move on a gypsy camp that has set up in Wombwell Park.  Social media was rife with reports of the camp yesterday (Wednesday, May 18), with Wombwell residents voicing concerns over the alleged mess…
Have you seen missing Ethan? Wednesday May 18 2016 Ethan has now been found. POLICE are searching for a missing 14-year-old boy from Barnsley who has been missing before and is vulnerable. Ethan Davies was last seen at around 5.55pm today (Wednesday 18 May) in Carlton Road, Barnsley, near…
Barnsley Hospital Wednesday May 18 2016 BARNSLEY couple Leah Washington and Joe Pugh will raise money for Barnsley Hospital by taking part in the Rainbow Dash.  Leah and Joe who were both involved in the Alton Towers Smiler crash last year - but are proving that…
Barnsley Hospital Barnsley Hospital one of top 40 in UK Wednesday May 18 2016 BARNSLEY HOSPITAL has been named as one of the top 40 in the UK. The hospital received the accolade from CHKS - a healthcae organisation that provides intelligence and quality improvement services. The award is based on the 20 key performance…
Work has started on the new play area Wednesday May 18 2016 WORK has started on a new play area at Wilthorpe Park. The Friends of Wilthorpe Park say they are a step closer to opening the area, after new pieces of equipment were installed at the site.  The project, funded by…
Three men were arrested Men arrested after stolen car crash Wednesday May 18 2016 THREE MEN were arrested after crashing a stolen car into a penisoner's house in Pogmoor - before fleeing the scene.   At around 12.15am on Monday (16 May), a white Volkswagen Golf failed to stop for police in Doncaster Road.…
The EU: In or out? Tuesday May 17 2016 THE EU referendum is drawing closer.  On Thursday, 23 June, a referendum will be held to decide whether Britain should leave or remain in the European Union. So WABers, will you be voting in or out? Why? Or, do you…
Combat Stress Tuesday May 17 2016 A GROUP at a local school has organised an event to raise money for a military charity that supports the mental health of war veterans.  'Military Minds', made up of staff from Holy Trinity at Carlton, has organised the gala…
Coun Linda Burgess Tuesday May 17 2016 A NEW Mayor will be officially elected this week. Councillor Linda Burgess will be formally elected as the Mayor for the borough for 2016/17 at the annual council meeting at Barnsley Town Hall this Friday, 20 May. The retiring Mayor…
Police incident Tuesday May 17 2016 A MAN was arrested on suspicion of assault and criminal damage after a stand-off in Lundwood yesterday. Officers attended a property on Priory Road yesterday afternoon (Monday 16 May) to speak to the man. Specialist officers were called when the man…
Would you take your child out of school? Monday May 16 2016 A FATHER was told he had no case to answer for refusing to pay a fine for taking his daughter out of school during term time.  John Platt said the victory would benefit hundreds of other parents facing similar penalties…
Police will carry out road checks Monday May 16 2016 POLICE will carry out road checks this week to help crackdown on criminal activity. Officers will be out in force across South Yorkshire from today (Monday 16 May) as part of operation Trivium 6, which aims to disrupt criminal activity by…
Ian McMillan. Credit: Adrian Mealing Monday May 16 2016 BARNSLEY is expected to get its own Poet Laureate to help improve the reading and writing skills of people in the borough. A grant of £110,000 from charity Barnsley TUC Training will enable frontrunner Ian McMillan to take up the role…
Oakwell Monday May 16 2016 BARNSLEY FC is offering fans the chance to watch the second leg of the play-off semi-final live from Oakwell. The Reds travel to Walsall on Thursday with a 3-0 lead - knowing that if they see the tie out, another…
Barnsley FC Monday May 16 2016 BARNSLEY took a step closer to Wembley on Saturday after thrashing Walsall 3-0 at Oakwell.  A Demetriou own goal bang on half time, followed by a Sam Winnall double early in the second half means that Walsall will have to…
The council has hit out at the vandals Friday May 13 2016 VANDALS have destroyed newly planted trees at a popular Pogmoor park. Trees were attacked at Penny Pie Park, at the corner of Dodworth Road and Pogmoor Road. The 25 trees were only planted last month by Barnsley Council using ‘section…
Dog owners warned over algae Friday May 13 2016 DOG OWNERS are being warned to stop their pets swimming in water containing potentially fatal blue-green algae.  Various vet groups warn that dogs can develop poisoning from the algae when they drink it from water, or lick themselves after swimming…
The Mayor will open the car park Friday May 13 2016 THE new Market Gate car park will open next week. Part of the Better Barnsley scheme, the car park has space for up to 170 vehicles, along with four spaces with locking facilities for motorcycles, as well as secure bicycle…
Jade Anderson Thursday May 12 2016 Jade has now been found.  POLICE are searching for a missing schoolgirl from Barnsley who hasn't been seen since Tuesday. 16-year-old Jade Anderson was last seen on Tuesday 10 May as she got on the 220 bus from Park Street,…
Peel Square Thursday May 12 2016 LOCALS have hit out at drunks and drug users loitering around the town centre. Karen Evans, who regularly shops in town, said she fears for her safety because of the often abusive nature of drinkers and drug abusers in Peel…
We Are Barnsley Thursday May 12 2016 POPULAR retailers - including New Look and River Island - have signed up for a new £36m development at Cortonwood. Deals have been signed so that construction can begin on the retail development that will be an extension to the existing site.…
Barnsley FC Thursday May 12 2016 A WALSALL supporter is organising a minute's applause in tribute to Barnsley fan Jake Storey who was tragically killed in a road accident. Vinnie Tomes, who lives in West Melton but supports Walsall through family ties, worked with 21-year-old Jake…
An artists impression of the new cinema Thursday May 12 2016 A NEW multiplex cinema will be built on the roof of the Alhambra according to major chain Empire Cinemas. Plans for the multiplex were first announced back in August 2014 and planning permission was granted in November of the same…
The new area Wednesday May 11 2016 WORK has finished on a new play area at Locke Park. AXO Leisure finished work on the spot earlier this week. The 500sqm area includes a multi-use games spot, kick walls, two tennis courts and fitness kit. 
Roadworks expected at Tankersley Wednesday May 11 2016 FOUR weeks of work are expected to start on the A616 between the McDonalds roundabout at Tankersley and Wortley later this month. Work is due to begin on May 22 and is expected to take four weeks to complete. A…
A bin lorry crashed into a garage Wednesday May 11 2016 A BIN lorry crashed into a wall last week causing significant damage to a garage. Residents of Prince Arthur Street ran outside to see what had happened when they heard a crash last Tuesday (May 3) morning. Barnsley Council’s executive…
Barnsley Council Woman loses job after being prosecuted for council tax fraud Wednesday May 11 2016 BARNSLEY Council has prosecuted a local woman for council tax fraud. Victoria Hatch of Pack Horse Green, Silkstone, was prosecuted for falsely claiming a single person council tax discount of £1,053.86 over a three-year period - even though she was living…
Bus Interchange Wednesday May 11 2016 CHANGES to bus services in Barnsley will come in this weekend. On May 14 and 15 a number of changes will be implemented, including the removal of some services and alterations to timetables.  It has been announced that the First…
Fire crews attended the incident Tuesday May 10 2016 A TRAIN was evacuated at Darton this morning after a fire broke out. Crews from South Yorkshire Fire and Rescue attended the incident.  The train was evacuated and no one is believed to have been injured. The incident caused disruptions…
The car Monday May 9 2016 BARNSLEY LOCALS were greeted with a strange sight this morning - a police car on its roof. The car was involved in a crash on Carlton Road and ended up flipping over onto its roof coming to a halt on…
Scott Anthony Rickson was sentenced to eight weeks in prison Monday May 9 2016 A BARNSLEY man has been jailed for stealing a passenger's bags on a train. Scott Anthony Rickson, 35, of Cawthorne Road, Barnsley, was sentenced to eight weeks in jail where he was also ordered to pay compensation to the victim and court…
Barnsley FC Monday May 9 2016 BARNSLEY have announced reduced ticket prices for the play-off semi-final first leg at home to Walsall. Following yesterday's 4-1 victory over Wigan Athletic, the Reds have secured a place in the play-offs and will now take on Walsall over two…
The damage Monday May 9 2016 HEARTLESS VANDALS have caused £18,000 worth of damage to play equipment at Grimethorpe park - and the council won't be able to replace it.  The council said will have to remove the equipment completely as it's unsafe. A spokesperson said:…
exam grade Monday May 9 2016 SATS begin this week across the country - but are they too hard? Sats are used to measure how children in years 2 and 6 are doing in primary school. The tests have changed this year, with some parents saying…
The Queen visiting the Metrodome in 1991 Monday May 9 2016 LOCALS are being invited to a special concert to celebrate the Queen's 90th birthday. The Mayor of Barnsley, Coun Linda Burgess, will lead the community at St Mary’s Parish Church from 7pm on Saturday, June 11. The evening will feature…
Fire chiefs have issued a warning to BBQ lovers Monday May 9 2016 FIRE CHIEFS have issued a warning after a disposable BBQ left smouldering in a bin caused a fire.  Using a hose reel, firefighters extinguished the fire before it was able to spread. A spokesperson for South Yorkshire Fire and Rescue…
South Yorkshire Police Monday May 9 2016 POLICE have issued a warning to drivers in South Yorkshire after a woman was pulled over and assaulted by men posing as police officers. Police are appealing for information after receiving reports that a woman was assaulted in the Gleadless…
Barnsley FC Monday May 9 2016 BARNSLEY booked a play-off spot yesterday after thrashing champions Wigan 4-1 away from home. The Reds travelled to the Latics knowing that a win - barring a major swing in goal difference - would guarantee them sixth position in League…
Have you seen missing Martina? Sunday May 8 2016 Martina has now been found. POLICE are searching for a missing teenage girl from Barnsley. Fifteen-year-old Martina Lee Price, who is known as Tina, was last seen at around 10.30am yesterday (Saturday 7 May) leaving her home address. The 15-year-old…
Have you seen missing Ethan? Friday May 6 2016 Ethan has now been found. POLICE are searching for a missing 14-year-old boy from Barnsley. Ethan Davies was last seen by family members at around 5pm today (Friday 6 May) in the Chequer Road area of Doncaster. He was due…
Dawn Sheard Prison officer sentenced for sexual relationship with prisoner Friday May 6 2016 A FORMER prison officer from Barnsley has been sentenced to 10 months in prison for having a sexual relationship with a prisoner.  Dawn Sheard, 46, of Barnsley, was sentenced at Sheffield Crown Court on Wednesday 4 May for misconduct in…
South Yorkshire Police Friday May 6 2016 A MAN who suffered life-threatening injuries after being run over on Westway has died in hospital. At around 10.05pm on Monday 11 April, it is reported that a Renault Clio was traveling along the A628 Westway from the Alhambra roundabout…
Keresforth Hall Road Friday May 6 2016 POLICE are appealing for witnesses after two pensioners suffered serious injuries after crashing into a parked car and lamppost near Locke Park.  At around 3.15pm yesterday (Thursday, April 5), it is reported that a silver Nissan Micra was involved in…
Steven Jackson Thursday May 5 2016 POLICE are searching for a missing disabled man from Barnsley.  Officers are asking for the public's help to find Steven Jackson, who has now been missing for over 24 hours. 49-year-old Steven was reported missing yesterday (Wednesday 4 May), when…
Police seized the plants Thursday May 5 2016 FIVE people were arrested after police seized cannabis with a 'significant street value' from a Barnsley property.  A warrant was executed at a building in Race Street, off Racecommon Road, on Tuesday 3 May. Police say that a quantity of…
South Yorkshire Police Thursday May 5 2016 THE INTERIM Chief Constable of South Yorkshire Police says he would welcome an independent assessment into the Battle of Orgreave. Earlier this week, Arthur Scargill called for a public inquiry into Orgreave - one of the most violent clashes of…
Barnsley Council Thursday May 5 2016 LOCAL GOVERNMENT and South Yorkshire Police and Crime Commissioner elections will take place today.  The results will be announced from approximately 4pm onwards tomorrow (Friday, 6 May). Click here for a list of polling stations. 
Barnsley Council has responded to the figures Wednesday May 4 2016 CASES of abuse and neglect in Barnsley have risen by 119 per cent according to a charity which aims to prevent cruelty to children. Figures provided by the National Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Children show a spike…
Work will begin this month Wednesday May 4 2016 WORK will start on changes to the Birdwell interchange roundabout this month. The council has announced that the roundabout will be subject to changes in an attempt to ease traffic congestion in the area. Some trees around the existing roundabout…
Horizon would be one of the schools affected Wednesday May 4 2016 A FINAL decision is expected to be made on changes to school holidays following claims many headteachers knew nothing of the plan. The council decided in March to ditch the traditional six week summer holidays in favour of having four weeks and…
Barnsley FC Wednesday May 4 2016 BARNSLEY FC has offered fans free coach travel to this weekend's final League One game of the season away at already promoted Wigan. A win for Barnsley will help them secure a play-off place, while Wigan are more or less…
Have you seen missing Ethan? Have you seen missing Ethan? Tuesday May 3 2016 POLICE in Barnsley are asking for your help to find missing 14-year-old Ethan Davies. Ethan was last seen at around 1pm this afternoon (Tuesday 3 May) at the Metrodome Leisure Centre. He is described as being around 5ft 5ins tall,…
South Yorkshire Police Tuesday May 3 2016 POLICE are warning dog owners to keep their pets on leads while walking near livestock - or risk them getting shot by farmers.  Officers have had a number of reports of newborn lambs being bitten and pregnant ewes being chased…
Pothole repairs will take place over the coming weeks Tuesday May 3 2016 A NUMBER of pothole repairs will be carried out in Brampton and Wath over the coming weeks. Patching repairs are set to be carried out by Rotherham Council workers on numerous streets in the two villages until May 27. It…
Takeaway manager sent to prison Takeaway manager sent to prison for safety breach Tuesday May 3 2016 THE MANAGER of a town centre takeaway has been sent to prison for failing to protect employees from unsafe electrics described as a 'death trap'. Hasan Halicioglu, the manager of Barnsley Kebab and Pizza House on Sheffield Road, was sentenced…
Come Dine With Me Tuesday May 3 2016 POPULAR TV show Come Dine With Me is coming back to Barnsley - and is looking for local couples to star. The show takes place over three days with three couples taking turns to host the perfect dinner party. The…
Town centre redesign Monday May 2 2016 THE Better Barnsley project is well underway, with plans for a new market, cinema and shops in full flow. However, with a rise in fly-tipping and dog-fouling offences, and with locals taking to social media to hit out at safety in…
Barnsley FC Monday May 2 2016 BARNSLEY'S fight to secure a League One play-off place has gone down to the final game of the season. The Reds currently occupy sixth position in the league after a 2-2 draw against Colchester on Saturday. Nearest rivals Scunthorpe claimed…
Loading