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Conley Thompson Police appeal to piece together Conley's last movements Tuesday July 28 2015 POLICE are appealing for the public's help to piece together Conley Thompson's last movements.  Conley, 7, left his home on Underwood Avenue in Worsbrough Dale just after 6pm on Sunday, July 26 and told his mum he was going out…
Cannon Hall Tuesday July 28 2015 THE Alice in Wonderland Experience arrives at Cannon Hall on Sunday, August 9. To celebrate the 150th anniversary of Lewis Caroll’s classic tale, people can see it come to life across nine stages in the hall’s park and gardens. Characters…
Tuesday July 28 2015 AN annual tractor run has raised a whopping £1,375 for Barnsley Hospital Charity's Tiny Hearts Appeal. The Pennine Tractor Run and Show was organised by Howard Crawshaw, of Triford Motors in Cumberworth, Huddersfield. He said: “We chose the Tiny Hearts…
Tuesday July 28 2015 THIS summer will see the return of the Worsbrough Mill cob which in the past has only been available at limited times. The loaf is baked by artisan bakers at Rob Royd farm shop using organic white flour from the…
Tuesday July 28 2015 A CHARITY for the elderly is urgently appealing for volunteers living in Barnsley to spare a few hours each month to help with running local tea parties. Contact the Elderly organise monthly Sunday afternoon tea parties for small groups within…
Zak with his mum Tina Tuesday July 28 2015 A BARNSLEY schoolboy's artwork to raise awareness of environmentally friendly travel will be displayed on Stagecoach buses through out the summer. Zak Crisp, from St Helen’s Primary Academy, Monk Bretton, won the competition held as part of the transport operator’s…
Eben Tuesday July 28 2015 A MAN from Darton will complete the Tough Mudder challenge to raise money to create a sensory room for baby Eben. Nine-month-old Eben Borowiak was diagnosed with lebers congenital amaurosis in April. This means that Eben is blind. Family friend…
Tuesday July 28 2015 A FORMER Barnsley vicar has been jailed for 32 months today after stealing from church members over a six-year period. Simon Reynolds, 50, of Upper Church Lane in Farnham, Surrey, carried out the thefts while he was working at the…
Tuesday July 28 2015 POLICE have released CCTV images a man they would like to speak to after a £2,500 moped was pinched from Barnsley Interchange. The moped was stolen at around 2.45pm on Friday, July 10. British Transport Police would like the man…
Daryl Greensill and Phil Atkinson Tuesday July 28 2015 A BARNSLEY software company which has completed its 100th project has expanded its team to ten. Target Information Systems works with clients such as Coca-Cola Enterprises plant in Wakefield, seven NHS acute trusts, Pret a Manager, and Decathlon. The company…
Conley Thompson Tuesday July 28 2015 TRIBUTES have poured in for Barnsley schoolboy Conley Thompson following his tragic death. The 7-year-old's body was found by police on a construction site on Bank End Road in Worsbrough at around 8.30am on Monday, July 27. Police believe Conley…
Grace enjoys playing in the sand at Barnsley by the sea Tuesday July 28 2015 AROUND a thousand people have visited Barnsley by the sea since it opened on Saturday, July 18. The landlocked beach and classic seaside entertainment has proved popular with local people. Other entertainment has been drawing large crowds too, from the…
Tuesday July 28 2015 A NEW proposed law will require all landlords to have working smoke alarms in their properties from October 1. The laws, subject to parliamentary approval, mean it will be compulsory for landlords to: Fit at least one smoke alarm on…
Conley Thompson Tuesday July 28 2015 INVESTIGATORS say there are no suspicious circumstances surrounding the death of 7-year-old Conley Thompson. Conley's body was found by police on a construction site on Bank End Road in Worsbrough at around 8.30am on Monday, July 27. Police believe Conley…
Kelly Cadman shared this picture on Facebook Tuesday July 28 2015 THE Barnsley community came together last night to light a candle in memory of Conley Thompson, 7, who tragically died. Ben Dyson made the suggestion on WAB's Facebook for everyone to light a candle at 10pm on Monday, July 27…
Barnsley Magistrates' Court Tuesday July 28 2015 TWO people appeared before Barnsley Magistrates' Court yesterday charged with murder in connection to the fatal stabbing of John Gogarty. Helen Nichols, 38, and Ian Birley, 43, both of Mont Walk, were arrested on Thursday from a home in Wombwell…
Conley Thompson Monday July 27 2015 Officers searching for missing seven-year-old Conley Thompson have found the body of a child on a construction site on Bank End Road in Worsbrough. The body was found at approximately 8.30am. Formal identification of the body is yet to take…
Conley Thompson URGENT: BARNSLEY BOY MISSING!! Monday July 27 2015 Police are growing increasingly concerned as to the whereabouts of a 7-year-old boy from Barnsley who has been missing since 8pm on Sunday evening (26 July). Conley Thompson was last seen at Locke park in Barnsley where he had gone…
Thursday July 23 2015 THREE thieves broke into a van in Hemingfield last night and stole a number of items from inside. Police were called at around 1am on Wednesday, July 22 following reports of the theft. It is believed that three people broke…
Graham Thursday July 23 2015 TRIBUTES have flooded in following the sad death of WAB radio presenter Graham Steventon. Graham was a well-known character in town. His work in the community made not only WAB but Barnsley a better place. Fellow WAB radio presenter, Tommy…
Thursday July 23 2015 POUNDWORLD are opening a new shop at Peel Centre Retail Park in Barnsley on Thursday, July 30. The new store located next to Maplin will create 30 new retail jobs for the town. As part of the opening celebrations, young…
Thursday July 23 2015 TWO people have been arrested on suspicion of John Gogarty's murder. A 43-year-old man and a 38-year-old woman were arrested at a home on Mont Walk in Wombwell at around 10am this morning. The 48-year-old man who was arrested on…
Ikea dresser Thursday July 23 2015 A SAFETY alert has been issued for 27 million IKEA chest and drawers after two children died. The US Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) has warned people to stop using IKEA's wardrobes and chests of drawers for children unless they…
Thursday July 23 2015 ELSECAR park and nature reserve has won the Green Flag award for its excellent green spaces. This is the ninth time the nature reserve has won the award which recognises the best parks and green spaces across the country. A…
Graham Thursday July 23 2015 It is with great sadness that we let you know our lovely radio DJ Graham Steventon has died. Graham volunteered many hours on We Are Barnsley and has been with us since the beginning. His contribution made not only WAB…
Leigh Humpleby Wednesday July 22 2015 A BARNSLEY ex-military woman has set up a training company to teach first aid and survival techniques in the outdoors. Illuminate Training Services was set up 12 months ago by Leigh Humpleby. She had previously served in the army for…
Wednesday July 22 2015 A HISTORIC town centre bridge will be demolished next week as part of redevelopment work. Local residents are invited to watch Kendray Street bridge being demolished at 9am on Thursday, July 30. A machine will take the parapet of the…
Wednesday July 22 2015 A WOMBWELL resident has placed a life size monkey in his garden tree - much to the excitement of passers-by. Kelvin Shaw, who lives on Hemingfield Road, put the monkey there a month ago. Since then passers-by have spotted it hanging…
Attendees were entered into a prize draw Wednesday July 22 2015 A BARNSLEY property forum at Tankersley Manor has given people the opportunity to network and find out about proposed development plans. The event was organised by Barnsley Council and had keynote speakers from the Homes and Communities Agency and Strata…
Wednesday July 22 2015 BARNSLEY Council is calling for potential foster carers to come forward and help find children homes in the area.  Foster carers provide a lifeline to children whose circumstances mean they can no longer live with their own families. There is…
Wednesday July 22 2015 A MAN arrested on suspicion of murdering John Gogarty at his home in Wombwell has been bailed pending further enquiries. The 48-year-old arrested Barnsley man was held in custody and questioned by police on Tuesday, July 21.  Officers were called…
CCTV of the suspect Wednesday July 22 2015 POLICE are appealing for information about a "scary attack" involving a small axe that took place in Worsbrough Dale over the weekend. A man wearing an orange high-visibility suit entered the Co-op supermarket on High Street at around 9.15pm on…
Wednesday July 22 2015 HOYLAND Common Falcons will use extra funding to create a new team for disabled under 15-year-olds. They have received a grant worth £3000 from the Football Foundation as part of their Grow the Game initiative which aims to increase participation…
Wednesday July 22 2015 GOLDTHORPE Library has joined an initiative to bring free Wi-Fi and digital support to local people. The initiative led by BT and Barclays will provide online access to people living and working in the community. Along with access to free…
Wednesday July 22 2015 BARNSLEY is in the top 30 per cent of local authorities for residents not paying council tax. Local people owe more than £12.5million in unpaid council tax bills as of March 31. The figure is up from £11million on the…
Tuesday July 21 2015 DARFIELD Library will be closed for one week from Thursday, July 30 to allow for essential maintenance work to be carried out to the roof. No fines will be charged for the closure period and the library will reopen on…
Sarah Gibson Tuesday July 21 2015 A BARNSLEY lass has been headhunted at an exhibition showcasing 3,000 design graduates in London. Sarah Gibson, of Darton, landed herself a great career opportunity within just half an hour of the exhibition opening. Ensall & Hall, a design business…
Tuesday July 21 2015 FAMILIES are being invited to a free drop in activity at Worsbrough Mill between 11am and 2.30pm on Sunday. Visitors will be given the chance to create a replica Barnsley Co-operative Mill. The mill was of huge importance to the…
Dale and Chris Tuesday July 21 2015 TWO loving dads will take on this year's Great Yorkshire Run as a thank you to the hospital that treats their tots. Dale and Chris will join Team Theo for the 10k race on Sunday, September 27 in a bid…
Dave Hughes Tuesday July 21 2015 AN INDEPENDENT brewery in Barnsley hopes to see hundreds of forgotten beer barrels back in business. Acorn Brewery has asked 400 pubs and bars to have a look for any stray casks they have and give them to the brewery…
Mr Jarvis and occupational therapy staff Tuesday July 21 2015 MP Dan Jarvis has said he will listen to and support Barnsley Hospital staff following a recent visit. Mr Jarvis met with staff in the occupational therapy department to discuss the care they provide to patients. He also met staff…
Cannon Hall Tuesday July 21 2015 A DOWNTON Abbey themed picnic will be taking place at Cannon Hall. As well as the picnic, artists and musicians from Uplift will provide entertainment, special games and storytelling. Cannon Hall's latest exhibition features 21 original costumes from the hit…
Tuesday July 21 2015 A MAN has been arrested on suspicion of murdering John Gogarty at his home in Wombwell. The 48-year-old arrested Barnsley man remains in custody where he is being questioned by police. Officers were called to Marsh Street at around 4pm…
MP Michael Dugher with Councillors Caroline Saunders, Pauline Markham and Dorothy Coates Monday July 20 2015 MP Michael Dugher has joined forces with local councillors to defend the post office in Darfield. Postmaster Muralee Panchanathan, 45, feels like he is coming under increasing pressure to step down from his position as part of the post office’s…
Monday July 20 2015 THE British Cycling National Circuit Race Championships travels through Barnsley town centre on Wednesday, July 29. Sadler Gate and St Mary’s Gate will be closed between 12pm and 11pm.  The following roads will be closed between 2pm and 11pm: Church…
Receiving the Park Mark award Monday July 20 2015 THE Alhambra Shopping Centre in Barnsley has received a national award for its car park facilities for the ninth year running. The Park Mark by the British Parking Association (BPA) recognises the shopping centre's safe parking facilities. A BPA spokesperson…
Monday July 20 2015 POLICE want to speak to anyone who saw or spoke to John Gogarty in the week leading up to his murder. Officers were called to his home on Marsh Street at around 4pm on Friday, July 17 where they discovered…
Monday July 20 2015 EXISTING customers to Barnsley's district markets would not recommend them to others, a review has found. The findings of a review into the performance and operation of markets in Penistone, Goldthorpe, Hoyland and Wombwell were discussed by Barnsley Cabinet last…
Eben Monday July 20 2015 A FAMILY from Monk Bretton are raising money to create a sensory room for their blind son to give him the best start in life.  After lots of tests and meetings with doctors nine-month-old Eben Borowiak was diagnosed with lebers…
Bob Pitts and Sue Hayes, operations director at Stagecoach Yorkshire Monday July 20 2015 TWO Barnsley bus drivers have won awards in an industry competition. Joel Musgreave, of Cudworth, won a trophy and £100 after finishing in third place in Stagecoach’s 2015 Bus Driver of the Year local eliminator. As part of the competition,…
Hollie Burman Monday July 20 2015 A 21-YEAR-OLD woman is having her hair shaved off for charity and will donate it to Wigs for Kids. Hollie Burman, of Cudworth, will be taking part in the sponsored hair shave on September 2 and is hoping to raise…
Monday July 20 2015 SHOPPERS using Tesco's click and collect service could face a £4 added cost under new rules. If you're buying goods worth less than £40 online, even if you pick up in store, you will face a £4 delivery fee. This…
Monday July 20 2015 A GROUP of teenagers have raised £160 for Barnsley Animal Rescue Charity by doing a sponsored walk. The youngsters took part in the 10 mile walk on Friday, July 17. They also held a raffle and cake sale on Sunday, July…
Monday July 20 2015 MEASURES to prevent travellers from setting up camp at Netherwood School are being put in place before the start of the next term. Recently a group of travellers living on a site on Netherwood School off Mitchells Way were evicted.…
John Gogarty Monday July 20 2015 A MURDER investigation has been launched after a man's body was found at a home in Wombwell in what police believe to be a 'targeted attack'. Officers were called to a home on Marsh Street at around 4pm on Friday,…
Friday July 17 2015 RESULTS of the Brierley Town Council vote have been announced with residents voting to get rid of it. A total of 983 people voted in favour of abolishing the parish council while 202 voted to keep it. Two votes could not be…
Jen Shaughnessy Friday July 17 2015 A CUDWORTH lass has pledged to shave her hair off to raise money for Macmillan Cancer Support. Jen Christine Shaughnessy, 36, is taking part in Macmillan's brave the shave in memory of her grandmother who sadly passed away from cancer.…
Thursday July 16 2015 A TEENAGE boy was taken to hospital with serious injuries this morning after being hit by a van. Emergency services were called at around 8.20am to Pitt Street in Wombwell. The road is used by children and parents travelling to…
Playing fields blocked to travellers Thursday July 16 2015 A GROUP of travellers living on Aldham House Lane playing fields have been evicted. A second group have also been evicted from a site on Netherwood School off Mitchells Way. Barnsley Council originally served the travellers a notice at the…
Thursday July 16 2015 A TOP cycling event will be hosted in Barnsley - attracting some of the world's best cyclists. The British Cycling National Circuit Race Championships is being staged by British Cycling and Barnsley-based Team Cystic Fibrosis. Some of the world’s best cyclists…
Thursday July 16 2015 ORGANISERS of Underneath the Stars Festival have been busy making sure everything is ready for the three day event. Thousands of visitors are expected to attend the family festival at Cannon Hall Farm in Cawthorne between July 24 and 26.…
Thursday July 16 2015 THE top baby names for the first half of 2015 have been revealed by website Nameberry. The site measures the top 100 girls and boys names based on the views to their baby name pages. Here is the top 20…
Thursday July 16 2015 BARNSLEY Council has revised its anti-social behaviour policy and introduced a number of new enforcement powers. Staff will now respond to anti-social behaviour based on the impact that it is having on local people - rather than the offence itself.…
Thursday July 16 2015 A BIG clean up event is taking place on the Trans Pennine Trail. Volunteers are needed from 10am until 6pm on Thursday, July 23. The team will meet at the car park on Haverlands Lane. It is hoped that the…
Thursday July 16 2015 A WIND turbine at the former Shafton Two Gates colliery site in Barnsley has been officially opened. Harworth Estates in partnership with Energy Prospects Co-operative has completed the installation of a 500KW wind turbine. The turbine was developed on an…
Thursday July 16 2015 THE teenage market returns to Barnsley town centre from 9am until 4.30pm on Saturday. The first ever teenage market in Barnsley took place in May and gave 20 enterprising young people the chance to run their own market stall. This…
Thursday July 16 2015 SEXUAL health services in Barnsley have been given a new home at Gateway Clinic. The move brings together two sexual health teams previously based at Barnsley Hospital and Queens Road Clinic. Spectrum will deliver the new service which will be…
Mayor's Parade 2015 Thursday July 16 2015 THOUSANDS of people lined the streets in Barnsley town centre on Saturday for the annual Mayor's Parade. Musicians, dancers and other parade contributors embraced this year's Barnsley by the sea theme. Mayor of Barnsley, Coun Brian Mathers had a hard…
Thursday July 16 2015 AN INVESTIGATION is underway after a man was found with serious injuries on Shelley Drive in Monk Bretton. Emergency services were called at around 6.10am on Sunday, July 12 to reports a man had been found with injuries on Shelley…
The stolen jewellery Wednesday July 15 2015 HEARTLESS thieves have stolen sentimental items from a house in Goldthorpe. The burlary is thought to have taken place at a home on Lawnwood Drive between 10pm on Sunday 12 July and 7am on Monday 13 July. A number of…
Tuesday July 14 2015 A TEAM of charitable 16 and 17-year-olds will be doing a 12-mile sponsored walk to raise money for Alberts Horse Sanctuary. The group are all part of the National Citizen Service - a summer programme run by Barnsley Football Club.…
Tuesday July 14 2015 AN exciting new exhibition called Yorkshire Made Me arrives at the Cooper Gallery this weekend. It celebrates some of the most famous men and women born in Yorkshire - many who were from Barnsley. Visitors to the Church Street gallery…
Tuesday July 14 2015 BARNSLEY market traders have attended a number of awareness sessions in a bid to help the community become more dementia friendly. Richard Brocklehurst who is a Dementia Action Alliance co-ordinator in Barnsley delivered the sessions. The programme focuses on what…
Tuesday July 14 2015 A MAN who was forced to close down a car park on Old Mill Lane wants to reopen it for live music at the weekend. Last month Wayne Hadfield was ordered by the council to close down the car park…
Owner Tori Clowes Tuesday July 14 2015 A NEW ice cream shop in Barnsley town centre is combining local produce with real ales to make tasty treats. Right Indulgent Feast opened its doors on Pitt Street five weeks ago. Owner Tori Clowes, 30, was inspired to set…
Tuesday July 14 2015 STAGECOACH Yorkshire has launched a special bus in heritage Yorkshire Traction livery to mark 10 years since they bought the company. The red and cream double-deck vehicle will operate on a variety of local Barnsley routes. Yorkshire Traction operated buses…
Tuesday July 14 2015 A FREE concert at Emmanuel Church will feature German accordionists from Barnsley's twin town. Schwabisch Gmund Accordion Orchestra will perform at the church on Huddersfield Road from 7pm on Saturday, August 1. They will be joined by Barnsley-born international virtuoso…
Tuesday July 14 2015 A BARNSLEY mother is warning people of the dangers of coming into contact with giant hogweed after her son was left with burns and blisters. Jane McKinny said her son Brandon was outside playing when he came into contact with…
Monday July 13 2015 WOMEN over 70 are being urged to be aware of breast cancer symptoms as part of a new campaign. Barnsley Council and Barnsley Clinical Commissioning Group are promoting the national Be Clear on Cancer campaign. This highlights the risk of breast…
Stephen Race and Alan Saxby Monday July 13 2015 A DODWORTH grandfather has released a book which looks at the origins of Christianity. Retired Methodist minister Alan Saxby, 79, has spent the last ten years researching and writing. The book, James, Brother of Jesus, and the Jerusalem Church, started…
Monday July 13 2015 BARNSLEY'S annual parish fair is taking place this Saturday at St Paul's Church in Old Town. There will be stalls, games and fun for all the family to enjoy. Cream teas and cakes will be served inside the Parish Hall.…
Monday July 13 2015 A NATIONAL alert has been issued warning of e-cigarette charger fires. The Local Government Association is calling on e-cigarette manufacturers to display warnings on packaging. Many e-cigarette smokers use incompatible or cheaper chargers. If a charger is not compatible to…
Monday July 13 2015 THE Alhambra Shopping Centre will have a giant sandpit with buckets and spades for everyone to enjoy in August. They will also be giving away five trips to Llandudno, Blackpool, Southport, Scarborough or Whitby courtesy of Barnsley independent travel agents…
The team Monday July 13 2015 BARNSLEY ladies rugby team will be taking part in the Rother Valley Pretty Muddy 5k race for life on Saturday, July 18. The team only came together last year and have since met all the criteria needed to make it…
The team Monday July 13 2015 BARNSLEY Youth Choir are celebrating after their big win at the European Choir Games in Germany. The team of 58 young people won both of the two categories they entered in the competition. They were crowned winners in Category C8:…
Monday July 13 2015 The government budget was delivered last week which included changes to Child Tax Credit. Any family which has a third or subsequent child born after April 2017 will not qualify for Child Tax Credit. This amounts to up to £2,780…
Friday July 10 2015 A BARNSLEY headteacher accused of excluding pupils for buying sugary snacks off an ice cream van says it's his responsibility to help keep children healthy. Carlton Community College Principal Paul Haynes has been patrolling in a high-vis jacket at the…
Penistone Agricultural Show 2014 - courtesy of Penistone Camera Club Friday July 10 2015 THOUSANDS of people are expected to flock to Penistone Agricultural Show this year. The event will take place on Saturday, September 12 on a 70 acre show ground in the heart of the town’s rural community. Show Manager Nicholas Hoyland said:…
Thursday July 9 2015 BARNSLEY Council has granted a public open space contribution of £72,138 to Higham Cricket Ground to replace deteriorating facilities. The existing changing rooms and sporting pavilion are timber framed structures which have been in place for over 80 years. Deterioration…
Thursday July 9 2015 A BARNSLEY lass received tips on sewing from The Great British Sewing Bee's Patrick Grant after winning a competition. Janet Foster had an informal half-day sewing session in London with Savile Row tailor and television personality Patrick Grant. Each lucky…
Thursday July 9 2015 THE first festival of food is coming to town and local chefs are being asked to come and show off their culinary skills. There will be demonstration kitchen providing a space for chefs to show how to cook some of…
Thursday July 9 2015 A COMMEMORATIVE plaque to honour those who lost their lives in the Afghanistan conflict will be unveiled in St Mary's Garden. The special plaque has been commissioned by Councillor Joe Hayward, the Council's Armed Forces Champion. It is engraved to…
Rachel and Amanda Thursday July 9 2015 TWO alumni helped mark the tenth anniversary of University Campus Barnsley at its open day recently. Amanda Ogley and Rachel Davison, both 45, were two of the first learners to study at the campus in 2005 and returned back there…
Champions Thursday July 9 2015 BARNSLEY College is celebrating after double success at an international football competition. Teams from the college won both the under-19 male and the female open age categories at the Komm Mit International Whitsuntide Tournament in Barcelona. The college’s male teams…
Thursday July 9 2015 A CALENDAR inspired by the Rylstone WI Calendar Girls has been put together to raise money for Barnsley dementia charity - BIADS. Nine carers took part along with a BIADS volunteer, a member of staff at the charity and a memory…
Thursday July 9 2015 A MAN and woman who sadly died in a house fire on Cherry Tree Street in Elsecar on Tuesday evening have been named by police. Formal identification has yet to take place but the victims are now believed to be…
Coun Roy Miller, John Scruton, site manager, and Coun Steve Houghton Wednesday July 8 2015 BARNSLEY councillors were given a tour of a new business park this week which is set to create more than 450 new jobs. Harworth Estates’ Gateway 36 will see the creation of modern, high quality, flexible business space ideal for…
Wednesday July 8 2015 VOLUNTEERS have given over 4,500 hours to local projects, as part of Barnsley's volunteering month. Through out June people were encouraged to get involved in community activities to help make Barnsley a great place to live and work. Volunteers took…
Cannon Hall Wednesday July 8 2015 FANS of Downton Abbey have a unique opportunity to see some of the costumes featured in the hit show at Cannon Hall. The exhibition, Downton comes to Cannon Hall, will run from Saturday, July 11 to Sunday, September 6. It…
Wednesday July 8 2015 A FATAL house fire in Elsecar is not thought to be suspicious at this stage, investigators have revealed. However it is too early to say for sure what caused the fire. A man and woman tragically died in the incident…
MP Michael Dugher Wednesday July 8 2015 MP Michael Dugher has slammed the Conservative government’s first budget for failing to stand up for working families in Barnsley. He also accused the government of failing to address productivity which has grown by just 0.4 per cent on average…
Wednesday July 8 2015 SOME areas of Royston will see almost £94,000 of improvements carried out thanks to money from developers. Around £10,000 has been allocated to provide a car park at Royston Park. Royston Oakwood recreation ground will receive £35,000 to improve pitch…
Wednesday July 8 2015 A MAN and woman have sadly died in a house fire in Elsecar yesterday evening. Firefighters from Tankersley and Dearne rushed to Cherry Tree Street at around 6.50pm and rescued the pair from the blaze. Unfortunately they both died. A…
Tuesday July 7 2015 A SEARCH was underway this morning in Athersley for a man who was allegedly carrying a knife. Police were called at around 9.40am following reports a man had made threats against another person. It was alleged that the man was…
Tuesday July 7 2015 WORKS to improve Wellington Street, Pitt Street and Castlereagh Street in Barnsley town centre begin on Monday (July 13). It will involve granite kerbs, paving, minor drainage improvements and improved crossing facilities on street corners including dropped kerbs and tactile…
South Yorkshire Police and Crime Commissioner Dr Alan Billings Tuesday July 7 2015 GROUPS in Barnsley are to benefit from grant funding awarded by the South Yorkshire Police and Crime Commissioner. REMEDI (Restorative Services) in Barnsley will be given £7,372 thanks to the community grant scheme. Goldthorpe Development Group will receive £2,000 to…
Richard Ryder, Leanne Whittington, Will Hutchinson and Ryan Shaw Harrison Tuesday July 7 2015 STAFF from a Goldthorpe IT company are taking part in the Weston Park Hospital run in the park on Sunday (July 12). The team from IT Desk UK will do the 10k fun run which takes place at Graves Park…
Tuesday July 7 2015 PARENTS are invited to attend a free session to learn more about how books, stories and rhymes can benefit their baby’s development. The session has been organised as part of the Bookstart scheme which supports families to enjoy books with…
Winner Alice Feetham with her poster Tuesday July 7 2015 MORE than 800 pupils from schools across Barnsley have recently taken part in a summer campaign to highlight swim safety. Young people from Year 1, 2 and 3 were asked to design a poster about the campaign as part of…
Tuesday July 7 2015 A GRIMETHORPE man has been ordered to pay back £35,000 that he gained from his role in a large-scale heroin supply conspiracy. Simon O’Hara, 51, was ordered to pay back the money at a Proceeds of Crime Act hearing on Friday…
Tuesday July 7 2015 CHILDREN from Greenacre special school have been presented with a signed Barnsley FC shirt after completing an awareness course. Pupils took park in the practical sessions run by Yorkshire Smokefree which showed how smoking can impact negatively on different parts…
Tuesday July 7 2015 A DIGITAL screen broadcasting the faces of 18 of Britain's most wanted fugitives is on tour around British ex-pat hot spots in Spain. It’s the latest push by crime fighting charity Crimestoppers and the National Crime Agency to track down…
Tuesday July 7 2015 STAGECOACH Yorkshire has announced that residents in Barnsley will benefit from two improved bus services. From Saturday, September 5, Hoylandswaine Village will have a more direct link in to Barnsley, with buses on the current service 20 from Penistone diverted…
Lorraine Copley, assistant principal for HE, with Laura-Jane Mirfin Tuesday July 7 2015 STUDENTS from Barnsley College have been praised at the seventh annual Barnsley College Excellence Awards recently.

 The ceremony held at Barnsley Metrodome saw 27 awards presented for outstanding achievement. During the evening the overall achievement winner was chosen by the…
Tuesday July 7 2015 LITTLE Poppets Childrenswear in Silkstone is kindly donating some of its sales to Barnsley Hospital Charity's Tiny Hearts Appeal. Owner Michelle Barnes, of Worsborough, will donate 15 per cent of all sales through out the year from the Teddy and…
Brendon Ashburn Tuesday July 7 2015 POLICE are growing increasingly concerned for the welfare of a missing 63-year-old man from Royston. Brendon Ashburn was last seen at around 9.30am on Sunday (July 5) leaving his home address on Robin Hood Avenue. It is believed that Brendon…
Carter Monday July 6 2015 A FUNDRAISING night will take place to raise money for a little boy, who has a brain tumour, to receive treatment abroad. Owners of The Hope Inn on Rotherham Road in Barnsley, Carol and Ken, have organised the event to…
The Urban Playground Team Monday July 6 2015 DURING the annual Mayor’s Parade in Barnsley there will be a performance of STEAM by parkour company The Urban Playground Team. Taking place on the May Day Green, STEAM relives the imagined life of a locomotive inspired by the silent…
Monday July 6 2015 MP Michael Dugher has said improvement to the M1 junction at Barnsley is key to regenerating the area. The MP has called for the redevelopment of junction 36 on the M1 to the south of Barnsley and the construction of…
Monday July 6 2015 DEBATE: Councils across the country are asking for new powers to tackle the problem of people throwing litter from their vehicles. At the moment penalties can only be issued if the authority can identify who littered. However new powers would…
Monday July 6 2015 WORK has started on a 11 acre site in Penistone to build 139 homes. Persimmon Homes in West Yorkshire plan to build Hartcliff Meadows which will feature a mixture of three, four and five bedroom homes. Sales Director Simon Whalley…
Monday July 6 2015 FIREFIGHTERS rescued an injured man who was trapped after his car crashed into a wall in Monk Bretton. Crews from Cudworth and Barnsley were called to the incident, on Rotherham Road just after 9pm on Sunday (July 5). Firefighters used…
Barnsley Town Hall Monday July 6 2015 MORE potential adoptive parents need to come forward in Barnsley to meet an ongoing need. Anyone considering adoption is invited to attend an information evening at Barnsley Town Hall from 6.30pm to 8.30pm on Wednesday, July 15. The informal event…
Monday July 6 2015 A NEW £20million production line at the Mr Kipling bakery in Carlton will create 80 jobs. Owners Premier Foods unveiled their plans for the new production line - more than doubling capacity of its fast-selling snack pack cake slices. At…
Toby Burton Friday July 3 2015 A TALENTED young Barnsley musician will be performing at Underneath the Stars festival this year. Singer songwriter Toby Burton, 17, will perform to an expected crowd of 10,000 music lovers at Cannon Hall Farm. Toby, of Penistone, said: “It’s amazing…
Friday July 3 2015 POLICE are appealing for witnesses following a fatal car crash on the M1 northbound yesterday. Emergency services were called at around 1.55pm on Thursday (July 2) after a white Volkswagen Polo left the road between junction 33 and 34 and hit…
Representatives from TUC with staff and students at Barnsley College Friday July 3 2015 BARNSLEY College has been chosen to run a new course for the Trades Union Congress (TUC) in the Yorkshire region. The new course offers awards, certificates and diploma qualifications in areas such as employment law, risk assessments, health and safety…
Youngsters from Barugh Green Primary celebrate their athletics silver Friday July 3 2015 BARNSLEY schools won four medals at the 2015 South Yorkshire Sainsbury’s School Games recently. More than 1,000 primary and secondary school children from Barnsley, Rotherham, Sheffield and Doncaster took part in the fourth annual games at Clifton Park. Teams and…
An artist impression of the redevelopment Thursday July 2 2015 AN outline planning application for the town centre redevelopment was approved by Barnsley Council’s planning board this week. The application sought planning permission for the development of retail, leisure and market space, including areas for food and drink and a…
Thursday July 2 2015 THE warm weather has sparked an increase in open water swimming which can have deadly consequences. As school holidays are approaching increasing numbers of young people are putting themselves at risk by swimming in rivers, canals, ponds, quarries and lakes.…
Thursday July 2 2015 COUNCIL staff have took part in a blindfolded walk around Barnsley to highlight the challenges that blind and visually impaired people face. Staff who did the walk are working on the town centre development and are part of the council’s Better…
Chris Webb Thursday July 2 2015 BARNSLEY College has announced it has hired a new principal who will start in late September. Chris Webb, 46, has worked at the college for more than four years and is currently deputy principal for finance and development. He will…
Thursday July 2 2015 A 55-YEAR-OLD man has been seriously injured following a motorbike smash along the Woodhead Pass last weekend. A red Yamaha motorcycle and a grey MG3 car were involved in the crash on the A628 Woodhead Pass, near to the junction…
Thursday July 2 2015 WORSBROUGH Mill family fun event and country fair is taking place this weekend. Visitors can enjoy two days of entertainment, activities and stalls full of crafts and tasty produce. As well as the working mill, free play area and café…
Photo taken by Mark Dobson Thursday July 2 2015 A WOMAN believed to be in her 60s was taken to hospital following a crash in Darfield this morning. Emergency services were called at around 7.35am. A blue BMW and a black BMW collided on Cover Drive at the junction…
Police conclude that the rape of a Barnsley teen did not happen Thursday July 2 2015 FOLLOWING an investigation police have concluded that the rape of a 13-year-old girl in Barnsley town centre did not happen. An investigation was launched after police received a report that at around 8.30pm on Sunday, June 7, a 13-year-old girl…
Police want to speak to man in CCTV images Wednesday July 1 2015 POLICE are appealing for information after a man had his wallet pinched while he was on a train from Barnsley to Sheffield. British Transport Police want to speak to the man on CCTV about the theft which took place at…
Bertie the pug Wednesday July 1 2015 A BARNSLEY luxury ice-cream company has introduced a tasty new range of products for dogs. The Cowlick Creamery is owned by husband and wife team Rory and Carly Fallon and was set up in March 2015. They specialise in selling…
Pictured are some of the more identifiable items of jewellery stolen Wednesday July 1 2015 A HEARTLESS thief broke into a home in Wombwell and stole sentimental jewellery while the owners were at work. Police were called at around 6.35pm on Friday, June 26 to reports of a burglary at a home on Aldham Crescent.…
Wednesday July 1 2015 A PROGRAMME preparing and supporting parents-to-be in Barnsley through pregnancy and birth has been recognised nationally as an example of excellent practice. Having a Baby is delivered across children’s centres in Barnsley by a multi-agency partnership. The programme has been…
Wednesday July 1 2015 THERE will be two free events taking place for those wanting to get involved in this year's Mayors Parade. The events will take place at the Better Barnsley shop on Cheapside on Saturday, July 4 and Saturday, July11. At the…
Wednesday July 1 2015 SEVERAL town centre roads will be closed on Saturday, July 11 to allow the annual Mayor's Parade to take place. The following roads will be closed from approximately 11am to 2pm: Sadler Gate, St Mary’s Gate, Church Street, Eastgate, Regents…
Wednesday July 1 2015 HELP is needed to research the worst mining accident in English history - the 1866 Oaks Disaster. The Dearne Valley Landscape Partnership are working with Barnsley Archives and local studies to look for volunteers to help them research those sadly…
Wednesday July 1 2015 A FAMILY fun day will be held in memory of Jack Linford who sadly passed away at the age of two. The Lindford family have organised the event which will take place at Carlton Club from 12pm until 6pm on…
Wednesday July 1 2015 A 15-YEAR-OLD had to be freed by firefighters when she got stuck in a child's swing in Hoyland. The teenage girl became wedged in the swing in the park on Clough Fields Road. Fire crews from Tankersley were called out…
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