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Showing 40 articles for February 2017


Do you recognise this man? Monday February 20 2017 POLICE investigating crowd trouble between Barnsley and Leeds fans have released a CCTV image of a man they want to speak to. Police are investigating public order offences alleged to have taken place at the match at Oakwell on January…
Monday February 20 2017 WE'VE rounded up a list of road works starting this week that are likely to cause disruption to traffic. Plan ahead! SMITHLEY LANE - WOMBWELL Railway bridge Temporary 2 Way Traffic Lights 20/02/2017 to 23/02/2017 CHURCH STREET - JUMP Lily…
Mobile speed camera locations  Monday February 20 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 B6411 Houghton Road, Thurnscoe
Barnsley Youth Choir Friday February 17 2017 BARNSLEY Youth Choir is officially the fifth best choir in the world. The choir has moved up the official Interkultur world rankings to fifth under the pop, jazz, gospel, spiritual and barbershop choirs category. The choir is the only British choir in…
John Hall appeared at Barnsley Magistrates' court Football fans charged over crowd trouble Thursday February 16 2017 SIX Barnsley men have been charged with public order offences following crowd trouble at the game between Barnsley and Leeds at Oakwell last month. On Wednesday (February 15)  John Hall, 49, of Kingsway, Wombwell, pleaded guilty to a Section 4…
The plans for the theme park Thursday February 16 2017 COUNCILLORS have approved plans for a new £37 million theme park in South Yorkshire. Rotherham Council's planning committee have approved plans for a Gulliver's Valley resort, on the Pit House West site near Rotherham. Plans include the main theme park,…
Katie Hirst’s garment in the shop window at Barnsley Hospice Thursday February 16 2017 BARNSLEY College students will hold a fashion show in aid of Barnsley Hospice next month. Fashion students will take to the stage to present their garments at the Electric Theatre on Wednesday, March 29, alongside Media students who will take…
Almost 200 police and staff were out in Barnsley as part of Operation Duxford Thursday February 16 2017 SIXTEEN arrests were made in Barnsley yesterday as part of a police operation, including arrests for possession of drugs and shoplifting. As part of the force-wide Operation Duxford initiative, almost 200 officers and PCSOs were out across town, targeting the town…
Police are appealing for information Wednesday February 15 2017 POLICE are appealing for witnesses after a man was assaulted outside a Wombwell takeaway, leaving him hospitalised with serious facial injuries. The incident happened between 8.30-9pm last Friday, when a man driving along Barnsley Road in a silver car sprayed…
Have you seen Joseph Lowther? Man wanted in connection with attempted murder Wednesday February 15 2017 POLICE are trying to find a missing Barnsley man wanted in connection with an attempted murder.  21-year-old Joseph Lowther, is wanted in connection with an attempted murder at Whispers nightclub on Regent Street, where a 30-year-old man was stabbed.  The…
Monday February 13 2017 SEVERAL Barnsley roads will be closed next week due to work to replace gas mains.  The following roads will be closed from Monday, February 20 for one week: Gawber Road, Old Town for 15 metres from the junction with Victoria…
The students on the pub crawl last year Controversial pub crawl cancelled Monday February 13 2017 A PUB crawl which caused controversy after allegedly poking fun at the Alton Towers crash victims has been permanently cancelled. The University of Nottingham Students' Union has confirmed the 7-Legged bar crawl will "cease to exist" following last year's event. The…
Monday February 13 2017 WE'VE rounded up a list of roadworks starting this week that could cause traffic congestion. Plan ahead! Pitt Street - Barnsley Westway bridge to the church Temporary 2 Way Traffic Lights 13/02/2017 to 17/02/2017 Pitt Street West - Barnsley St…
Speed camera locations Monday February 13 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 B6411 Houghton Road, Thurnscoe
How easy is it to book a doctor's appointment? Do you find it easy to book a doctor's appointment? Monday February 13 2017 TWO new doctors have been appointed to a practice in Dodworth to meet patient demand. Eight new members of staff have been appointed to the practice at Apollo Court Medical Centre over the last few weeks, amid claims patients were…
Jade McDaid said she felt "violated". Mum filmed by pervert at Asda Sunday February 12 2017 A BARNSLEY mum has spoken of her horror after she caught a pervert filming her as she tried on underwear in the changing rooms of Asda Old Mill Lane. Jade McDaid says she was trying on bras at the store…
Police will speak to locals about crime in Barnsley Friday February 10 2017 POLICE want to hear from local people about what type of crime officers need to crack down on in Barnsley. As part of Operation Duxford - an operation to protect vulnerable people, engage with communities and tackle crime - residents…
Friday February 10 2017 A SPECIAL Valentine's themed craft fair is coming to Cannon Hall Farm this weekend. Our mates over at Script Events have organised the Crafty Kisses craft fair this Sunday (February 12). Stalls will be packed full of handmade gifts such…
The assault took place on a train between Barnsley and Sheffield Barnsley fan banned from football after assault Thursday February 9 2017 A BARNSLEY fan who repeatedly punched a rival supporter in the face has been banned from attending football matches for three years. Jared Ambler, 43, of Clough Lane, Hoyland, pleaded guilty to assault at Barnsley Magistrates’ Court on Monday (February…
Police are appealing for information Police appeal after teen stabbed Thursday February 9 2017 POLICE are appealing for information after a teenager was hospitalised with serious injuries after being stabbed.  The 19-year-old was stabbed in the back in Penistone last Friday just before midnight - during an assault by two men who are also…
Culinary Genius will film in London Locals wanted for new Gordon Ramsay TV show Wednesday February 8 2017 TV producers want locals to star in a new ITV cooking programme starring Gordon Ramsay and other celebrity chefs. Culinary Genius will run for four weeks on ITV, and each episode will see nine keen amateur cooks competing across a…
Wednesday February 8 2017 POLICE in Manchester are trying to trace the family of a Barnsley pensioner who has died in a Rochdale care home. Doreen Hughes, 82, died at Braeside nursing home on Tuesday February 7. There are no suspicious circumstances surrounding her…
Do you recognise this man? Man sought after crowd trouble Wednesday February 8 2017 POLICE investigating crowd trouble at the game between Barnsley and Leeds at Oakwell last month have released an image of a man they want to speak to. Five men have already been arrested on suspicion of public order offences. Of…
The fire happened in Cudworth this morning Wednesday February 8 2017 A GRANDMOTHER and two children have been rescued from a house fire in Cudworth this morning.  Fire crews were called to the fire in the end terraced house on Barnsley Road in Cudworth at 03:00. There was a fire in…
Michelle Carr, 46, was hit by the car Man jailed over petrol station hit and run Tuesday February 7 2017 A MAN who ran over a petrol station attendant as he attempted to drive away with £120 of fuel has been jailed for 17 months. Scott Dearing, 30, drove into Michelle Carr as he attempted to flee the Jet petrol…
Dog Lane was cordoned off on Sunday morning Police investigating town centre rape Tuesday February 7 2017 POLICE are investigating a report that a woman was raped in the town centre on Sunday morning. Police say they received the report from a third party, and that the incident was initially thought to have occurred around Dog Lane. However…
A decision is expected on the site in March Council planning to reopen controversial traveller site Tuesday February 7 2017 BARNSLEY Council is considering reopening a controversial site for gypsies and travellers on Grange Lane. The site at Stairfoot closed nearly two years ago just weeks after opening, amid concerns travellers were staying too long. It is expected to reopen because…
Fire crews were delayed reaching a blaze because of double parked cars Tuesday February 7 2017 FIRE CREWS have issued a plea to drivers to be considerate of where they park after a fire engine was delayed on its way to an emergency due to double parked cars on a narrow street. Fire crews were called…
Roadworks will start on the following roads this week Tuesday February 7 2017 WE'VE rounded up a list of roadworks that will start this week and may cause disruption to traffic in Barnsley. Plan ahead! BRIERLEY ROAD - BRIERLEY Opposite Violet Farm Court Temporary 2 Way Traffic Lights 09/02/2017 to 15/02/2017 STORRS MILL…
MacDonald and his sister Monday February 6 2017 BARNSLEY defender Angus MacDonald will take on an epic 300 mile bike ride for charity this summer when he cycles from Paris to London.  The centre-back will complete the challenge in aid of Epilepsy Research UK - a charity close…
The gardens will close in the spring Monday February 6 2017 A LOCAL mum has started a Crowdfunding campaign to keep Wentworth Castle Gardens open to the public. Emma Robinson started the page after learning of the "dreadful loss" of the iconic tourist attraction. The Heritage Trust behind the gardens announced…
Mobile speed camera locations Monday February 6 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…
Road works will be in place Friday February 3 2017 ROAD WORKS will start on Racecommon Road on Monday for three months - and a temporary one way restriction that will only allow traffic to travel down the hill will be in place. The one way restriction will only allow…
Better Barnsley Friday February 3 2017 THE council has provided an update on the Better Barnsley project - including news on the new cinema, a planned bowling alley, the new shopping boulevard and a planned gym in the town centre. At a forum last night (Thursday February…
Friday February 3 2017 THREE Barnsley MPs voted in favour of triggering article 50 in Wednesday's Brexit vote - but one abstained. MP Angela Smith for Penistone and Stocksbridge said that she had been unable to vote after being called away from Parliament due to…
The Mi Card scheme is coming to an end Thursday February 2 2017 THE Mi Card scheme will come to an end next month. MegaTravel Mi Cards and Mi Cards for over 16s will not be able to be used after March 31. The scheme - which gives off-peak bus travel discounts to…
Council officers were joined by the police on the patrol Council patrols skiving hotspots Thursday February 2 2017 A PATROL of skiving hotspots by Barnsley Council during a school day last year found five unaccompanied primary aged children out of school. The transport interchange, Cheapside shopping precinct, Mandela Gardens and Alhambra Centre were visited by a patrol made…
The gardens will close in the spring Wednesday February 1 2017 WENTWORTH Castle Gardens will permanently close to the public in the spring. The Heritage Trust behind the gardens says it has not been able to make enough money to cover the running costs and management of the site - despite…
Council Tax is set to increase Wednesday February 1 2017 COUNCIL Tax for Barnsley residents is set to increase by 4.9 per cent this year.  Budget proposals by the council for 2017/2018 recommend that council tax increases by 1.9 per cent to fund council services, and a further 3 per…
Barnsley Council's cabinet will be asked to approve the recommendation next Wednesday Wednesday February 1 2017 SCHOOL holidays are set to stay the same for at least the next three years after a public consultation found that people in Barnsley are in favour of sticking to the traditional six week summer break. The council’s cabinet members…
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