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The scam promises a council tax refund Thursday May 25 2017 BARNSLEY Council has issued a warning to locals after receiving reports of scam which promises residents a refund on their council tax. The council says it has received a number of reports from people who have received a text, email…
Barnsley FC Wednesday May 24 2017 BARNSLEY FC has announced a partnership with Weston Park Cancer Charity. Weston Park is South Yorkshire’s specialist cancer hospital, providing a range of services and support to patients from across the region. Darren Hayes, Business Development Manager at Weston Park…
Coun Jeff Ennis - The Lord Mayor of Barnsley Wednesday May 24 2017 BARNSLEY Council has revealed the details of this year's Mayor's Parade. The event will take place on Saturday, July 8, and is all about celebrating family.  The council says a range of activities and events will take place - as…
Wednesday May 24 2017 SPORTING events and venues in England are conducting major security reviews after 22 people were killed in an attack at Manchester Arena. This week's WAB Debate asks: Is security too relaxed at events? The devastating terror attack on Monday night…
Tuesday May 23 2017 LOCALS are being urged to show they love where they live by taking part in volunteering month in June.  The annual event, led by Love Where You Live Barnsley, will tie in with national volunteers’ week and give people the…
Tuesday May 23 2017 A BARNSLEY girl who was at the Ariana Grande concert in Manchester last night has spoken to WAB about the horrific scenes she encountered following the terror attack.  Demi Bywater, 18, who lives in the town centre, attended the concert…
Monday May 22 2017 WE'VE rounded up a list of roadworks starting this week that could affect traffic. Plan ahead! GRANGE LANE - STAIRFOOT Temporary 2 Way Traffic Lights 24/05/2017 to 24/05/2017 PARK ROAD - BARNSLEY Castle St Temporary 2 Way Traffic Lights 23/05/2017…
Monday May 22 2017 MOBILE speed cameras will operate on the following roads this week: A61 Wakefield Road A628 Pontefract Road A629 Halifax Road, Wortley A633 Rotherham Road, Athersley A635 Doncaster Road, Ardsley B6096 Station Road, Wombwell B6132 Laithes Lane, Athersley B6411 Houghton Road,…
Daniel Raynor Friday May 19 2017 A BARNSLEY man who was driving at 140mph in a 60 zone when he collided with a quad bike, killing four people, has been jailed along with 11 others. Daniel Raynor, 24, was sentenced to nine years in prison and…
Police are appealing for witnesses Thursday May 18 2017 POLICE are appealing for witnesses after a man was assaulted in a town centre bar, leaving him with a broken jaw and cheekbone.  The 34-year-old man was assaulted in Bar Bluu on Grahams Orchard at around 3am on Monday morning…
The crash happened on South Lane, Cawthorne Thursday May 18 2017 POLICE have confirmed that a woman was airlifted to hospital this morning with serious leg injuries after a crash in Cawthorne. The 27-year-old was driving a Ford KA when it collided with a blue Seat Leon on South Lane around…
Wednesday May 17 2017 TAILGATING is the most annoying driving habit, according to a new survey.  A poll of more than 20,000 AA members found that 26 per cent rated vehicles being driven too close to the car in front as being the worst…
Wednesday May 17 2017 NEW Electronic Cigarette laws come in this week. The new legislation, which limits the potency of vaping liquids and reduces the size of refill packets, was introduced last year, but companies were given 12 months to adopt the changes. It…
Tuesday May 16 2017 POLICE have confirmed that a man was arrested at a house in Hoyland yesterday on suspicion of possessing a firearm and growing cannabis. Armed police attended the property on Springwood Road around 10am yesterday morning, where they recovered a BB…
Tuesday May 16 2017 FIRE chiefs have issued a warning to local businesses after a reported advertising scam. South Yorkshire Fire and Rescue says rogue publishers have been making unsolicited telephone calls to businesses, doctors’ surgeries and dental practices offering advertising in a publication…
Tuesday May 16 2017 POPULAR TV personality Jeff Stelling will be in Barnsley this summer as part of his 'March for Men' Prostate Cancer UK fundraiser. The Sky Sports presenter - who also hosts classic Channel 4 show Countdown - is walking almost 400 miles…
Monday May 15 2017 ROADWORKS will start on the following roads this week - potentially causing traffic congestion. Plan ahead! NEWSTEAD ROAD - ATHERSLEY NORTH 56-70 Temporary 2 Way Traffic Lights 15/05/2017 to 19/05/2017 HIGH STREET - SHAFTON Chapel St Temporary 3 Way Traffic…
Monday May 15 2017 WATCH your speed WABers! We’ve rounded up a list of mobile speed cameras that will be on Barnsley’s roads this week... A61 Wakefield Road A628 Pontefract Road A629 Halifax Road, Wortley A633 Rotherham Road, Athersley A633 Rotherham Road A635 Doncaster…
Police Car Lights Friday May 12 2017 POLICE have issued a warning to van and car owners after a spate of vehicle break-ins over the last month. Police say that through mid-April and into May, a number of vans have been broken into and had items taken…
Friday May 12 2017 CHILDCARE students from Barnsley College have been asking locals for their views on smoke free zones in the town centre. The students are assisting work by Barnsley Council towards its pledge to inspire a smoke free generation by 2025. As…
The new town centre Thursday May 11 2017 EARLIER this year, Barnsley Council unveiled plans for The Glass Works - the new shopping precinct in the town centre. Cineworld and Superbowl UK have already been confirmed as two new faces for Barnsley - but what other retailers would…
Do you recognise these people? Thursday May 11 2017 POLICE have released CCTV images of three people they want to speak to after an arson attack in Barnsley. A black Mercedes parked outside of a house in The Orchard, Thurnscoe, was set on fire around 3am on Sunday April…
Bus Interchange Wednesday May 10 2017 YOUNG people in Barnsley who are aged between 16-18 will be able to get discounted fares on bus, train and tram travel across South Yorkshire from this summer. Cut-price tickets for 16-to-18-year-olds were previously only available to those in full…
Barnsley Council is backing the plans Wednesday May 10 2017 A ‘CLICK and collect’ service is being set up for Barnsley’s independent traders - meaning customers will be able to buy products from them online.  Barnsley Council is backing a six month trial of ‘ShopAppy’, a dedicated website that provides…
Ninja Warrior UK Wednesday May 10 2017 PRODUCERS of popular ITV series Ninja Warrior UK want people from Barnsley to take part in the new series. The show is hosted by Ben Shephard, Rochelle Humes and Chris Kamara, and sees contestants pushed to their limits as they compete…
South Yorkshire Police Wednesday May 10 2017 POLICE are working alongside the council to tackle  nuisance off-roaders this weekend. A new operation will target illegal activity at West Haigh Wood. The wood is a council-owned Local Nature Reserve that is thought to have existed as woodland since the…
Tuesday May 9 2017 POLICE have confirmed that a 40-year-old man has been arrested after an elderly woman was found dead at a house in Kexborough. Police were called around 5.35pm yesterday evening to a house on Brookhill Road. On arrival, the woman was…
Tuesday May 9 2017 SATS are taking place across the country this week - but are they too hard? SATs are used to measure how children in years 2 and 6 are doing in primary school. However, some parents saying they are too difficult…
David Mark Worthington Monday May 8 2017 POLICE are appealing for witnesses after a cyclist died following a collison during the Tour de Yorkshire. David Mark Worthington, 51, was involved in a collision with a Scania green and yellow coach in Finkley Street Lane, at the junction…
Monday May 8 2017 WE'VE rounded up a list of roadworks starting this week that may cause traffic. Plan ahead! EASTGATE - BARNSLEY From Regent Street to outside house number 10 Temporary road closure to safely enable repairs to highway Diversion route to be…
Mobile speed camera locations Monday May 8 2017 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…
Friday May 5 2017 POLICE have confirmed that they are investigating three more deaths in Barnsley that are potentially linked to a deadly batch of heroin.  There are new seven deaths being investigated, of which all are believed to be drugs and possibly heroin…
Friday May 5 2017 POLICE have confirmed that a 20-year-old woman has died after being run over at ASOS this morning. Officers attended the premises on Park Spring Road in Grimethorpe at around 7.10am this morning. The woman was pronounced dead at the scene.…
The new town centre Friday May 5 2017 THE Better Barnsley project is well underway - with plans unveiled for the Glass Works, work on the new library starting, the temporary markets open and ongoing work to the Metropolitan Centre. Cineworld and Superbowl UK have been confirmed for…
Pip Thursday May 4 2017 A BARNSLEY vet has issued a warning to dog owners after her Jack russell died after suffocating on a plastic bag. Melissa Saville, who works at the Hoyland branch of Abbey Vets, lost her 14-year-old rescue dog Pip last week after…
Thursday May 4 2017 THE POPULAR Barnsley Hospital Charity Rainbow Dash will return next month at Locke Park. This year’s event will take place on Sunday June 25, and organisers say it promises to be bigger and brighter than ever. This year's event will…
Wednesday May 3 2017 A BARNSLEY care home as been named as one of the top 20 in Yorkshire and Humber. Thornhill House in Darfield has won a 'Top 20' award - after it was named as one of the best in the region…
Is uniform too expensive? Wednesday May 3 2017 A FRUSTRATED father hit the headlines last week after he blocked his daughter's school gates with his car because he could not afford to buy her new school uniform. This week's WAB Debate asks: Is school uniform too expensive?  It…
Tuesday May 2 2017 POLICE have charged a Barnsley man in connection with the death of Richard Broughton in Elsecar on Friday. John Paul Jones, 23, of Welland Crescent, Elsecar, appeared before Barnsley Magistrates’ Court charged with affray and witness intimidation. He was remanded…
Come Dine With Me Tuesday May 2 2017 PRODUCERS behind Channel 4 series Come Dine With Me want local people to take part. The show, which pits four strangers against one another in a battle to host the perfect dinner, wants people 'from all walks of life' and…
Tuesday May 2 2017 A WANTED man has been charged with attempted murder after police tracked him down in Norfolk. Joseph Lowther, 21, was sought by detectives following an incident on December 18 last year, where a 30-year-old man suffered stab wounds in Whispers…
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