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Showing 27 articles for February 2016


Police incident Saturday February 13 2016 A MAN has died following a collision on Dodworth Road this morning. Police were called to the incident at around 9.55am after reports of a collision between a heavy goods vehicle and a pedestrian. The man was sadly pronounced dead…
Fire warning Friday February 12 2016 FIRE chiefs have urged locals to check their appliances after an urgent product recall of certain tumble dryers which are a fire risk. The national product recall of Hotpoint, Indesit and Creda dryers manufactured between April 2004 and September 2015,…
Tates Friday February 12 2016 ALTERNATIVE bus services will be put in place for pupils travelling to Holy Trinity Catholic and CofE school following the closure of Tates Travel. Tates provided school bus services 483 and 451 before its closure. These will be replaced for…
Paul Fury Barnsley man jailed in sex abuse case Wednesday February 10 2016 A BARNSLEY man has been jailed for 18 years for subjecting a girl to a series of horrific sex attacks - that began when she was just seven years old. Paul Fury, of Pickup Crescent, Wombwell, appeared before Sheffield Crown…
Post office Wednesday February 10 2016 WOMBWELL'S busy town centre post office has been earmarked for closure. The Post Office has started consultation on plans to shut the main office in Wombwell and move it into budget frozen food shop, Heron Foods. The proposed move would…
Wednesday February 10 2016 A PENISTONE bank will be closing in April.  Bank customers at HSBC on St Mary's Street were told by letter that it is closing and the nearest branch will be Barnsley.
car parking Wednesday February 10 2016 RESIDENTS on a busy town centre street have handed in a petition to ask for residents-only parking. Around 35 locals from Cresswell Street in Pogmoor made the appeal - but the council said it is unlikely to progress as it…
South Yorkshire Police and Crime Commissioner Dr Alan Billings Wednesday February 10 2016 BARNSLEY'S police commissioner has stepped in to halt cuts that would have seen more PCSOs lost to Barnsley. Dr Alan Billings said they are vital to maintain neighbourhood policing and has halted a plan which would see another 75 go…
Jason Derbyshire Man pleads guilty to manslaughter Wednesday February 10 2016 A BARNSLEY man has pleaded guilty to manslaughter following a town centre attack that left a man dead. Jason Derbyshire, 32, of Welland Court in Higham, Barnsley, appeared at Sheffield Crown Court where he admitted causing the death of 46-year-old…
police vest Wednesday February 10 2016 HOODED men wielding hammers have robbed a local supermarket - prompting a manhunt. Police are asking for information about the incident which happened at the Co-op on Rotherham Road, Great Houghton at 6.20pm on Monday (February 8.) Two men had…
Police's helicopter Wednesday February 10 2016 THE helicopter base which serves Barnsley has closed as part of budget cuts. The National Police Air Service (NPAS) base, in Sheffield, is one of ten across England and Wales to shut by 2017. The NPAS said despite the closures…
Wednesday February 10 2016 THOUSANDS of domestic abuse cases have been recorded in Barnsley in just one year. A council report providing an overview of the work being done in relation to domestic abuse and sexual violence in Barnsley shows 6,259 domestic abuse incidents were…
Dog chipping Wednesday February 10 2016 FREE dog chipping events are being run ahead of a change in law that intends to cut down a rise in strays. From April 6 every dog owner will have to chip their animal - those who don't could be…
Waste fly-tipped at Southgate Lane in Shafton Wednesday February 10 2016 A BARNSLEY man who charged an unsuspecting resident £100 to dispose of their rubbish - and then illegally dumped it - is facing a bill of over £700 after facing the courts. Mark Nicholls, 28, of Mallory Way, Cudworth, was…
Ping! Wednesday February 10 2016 A FIVE-WEEK long ping pong festival will be coming to Barnsley this Summer. Ping! - a national festival - will begin on June 11 and will be hosted in 21 towns and cities across the UK. Table tennis tables will…
Central Offices is no more Wednesday February 10 2016 THE HIGH level demolotion of Central Offices is now complete - leaving Barnsley's sky line with a completely new look. Contractor Hague will now focus on completing the low level demolition and site clearance to make way for the new…
Warm Homes Scheme Wednesday February 10 2016 A CHANGE in the eligibility criteria that allows people to get grants for central heating systems will mean scores more residents can take advantage of the scheme. Barnsley Council Warm Homes Campaign offers help to those on low incomes and…
Tates Tuesday February 9 2016 A BARNSLEY bus company has ceased trading leading to scores of locals waiting for buses that won't turn up. Tates Travel ceased its services yesterday (February 8) in a shock announcement that gave passengers less than 24 hours notice of…
Police Car Lights Friday February 5 2016 POLICE are investigating after a man allegedly exposed himself to a woman. The woman was apparently walking her dog on Wednesday in the Highgate area of Wombwell when the man approached her making a lewd act. A spokesman said: "Police…
Thursday February 4 2016 HUNDREDS of fines have been issued for littering and dog fouling in just one area of Barnsley. The Central area - which covers Dodworth, Kingstone, Stairfoot and Worsbrough - saw 730 fines issued by enforcement firm Kingdom Security. The fines were issued…
Thursday February 4 2016 SOME Barnsley Building Society branches are to close as part of a shake up. Barnsley Building Society was bought by Yorkshire Building Society in 2008 and, from July, it will be merged into the YBS branding. Some branches, including the…
Dan Jarvis MP Thursday February 4 2016 TOUGH new penalties will be given to anyone found selling substances like plant food as ways to get high. MP Dan Jarvis has spearheaded a campaign to get the Psychoactive Substances Bill passed through Parliament. He said: "From April 1,…
The CCTV in the town centre will need replacing Thursday February 4 2016 BARNSLEY'S town centre CCTV system is to undergo a £500,000 overhaul. Council bosses have earmarked the cash under the £50 million Better Barnsley scheme. The changed layout of the town centre will mean new CCTV is required. As part of…
building bricks Thursday February 4 2016 A HOUSING estate will be built on the site of the former Longcar Centre. The development would consist of 30 semi-detached houses and two detached houses. These will be made up of six two storey, two-bedroom houses, 16 two storey,…
cold call door knock Thursday February 4 2016 HIGH pressure salesmen are preying on the elderly by cold-calling to sell security products - and saying they will be broken into if they don't pay out. Police have issued a warning after cold callers began approaching elderley residents. In…
The market square Thursday February 4 2016 A COMPENSATION plan is being put in place to help manage the disruption to market trader's businesses while redevelopment work is underway. The Better Barnsley scheme will see a complete overhaul of the market in the town centre. Barnsley Council…
Police Car Lights Thursday February 4 2016 BUSINESSES in the rural areas of Barnsley are being targeted in a police crackdown. Inspector Julie Mitchell says thieves often target rural businesses because they are more remote. She said: "Marking pieces of high value machinery and equipment will act…
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