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Barnsley Town Centre Races Friday July 21 2017 MAIN town centre roads will be closed next Friday for the Barnsley Town Centre Races. Road closures will be in place from 3pm while 11pm. The riders will contest a clockwise 1.1km town centre circuit which starts and finishes opposite…
An artists impression of what would have been the new cinema Thursday July 20 2017 PLANS for a new Multiplex cinema on the roof of the Alhambra have been scrapped. Empire Cinemas had been lined up to operate the multiplex and the shock announcement it will not be going ahead comes just weeks after final…
Thursday July 20 2017 MAJOR roads around Birdwell Roundabout will be closed overnight during the first two weeks in August.  A temporary closure from Birdwell Roundabout to Moor Lane will be in place on the A61 Sheffield Road, Dearne Valley Parkway, A6135 Sheffield Road and the Sheffield…
Nadiya Hussain Wednesday July 19 2017 CELEBRITY chef and Great British Bake Off winner Nadiya Hussain will appear at Elsecar's annual Flavours Food Festival in October. Bake Off champion Nadiya will be cooking up a storm at her live cookery demonstrations, which will take place on…
Wednesday July 19 2017 A BARNSLEY man has been remanded in custody after being charged over a burglary in Wombwell. Paul Michael Hackett, 30, of Wilson Street, Wombwell, appeared at Barnsley Magistrates’ Court on Monday (July 17). He was charged in connection to a…
Tuesday July 18 2017 AXED school bus services in Barnsley have been replaced by transport bosses - meaning hundreds of pupils will no longer have to find alternative travel to school. Hundreds of local pupils were left hanging in the balance over how to…
Mark Cropp Tuesday July 18 2017 A MAN in New Zealand has hit headlines after claiming he's unable to get a job because of a tattoo on his face. This week's WAB Debate asks: Should having tattoos affect whether you get a job? Mark Cropp believes his…
Josh Adams Monday July 17 2017 A BARNSLEY teenager battling anxiety and depression hopes he can help other young people having similar problems by sharing his experiences on his own YouTube channel. Josh Adams, 16, left school last summer with just one GCSE in science, having…
Monday July 17 2017 SEVEN drug deaths in Barnsley are being investigated by Public Health England. It is believed that heroin contaminated with fentanyl and carfentanyl could be responsible for the deaths in April. Fentanyl is an anaesthesia used to help prevent pain and…
Monday July 17 2017 THE taxi rank outside of Barnsley Interchange will be temporarily relocated at the end of the month. From Monday July 31, the taxi rank located on Midland Street (outside the Interchange) will be relocated to Eldon Street for up to…
Monday July 17 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 A633 Rotherham Road A635 Doncaster Road, Ardsley B6096 Station Road, Wombwell, B6132 Laithes Lane, Athersley…
Friday July 14 2017 A FOURTH house in Barnsley has been 'closed' by police due to persistant antisocial behaviour issues and drug use - meaning anyone found there who shouldn't be could face six months in prison.  The house, in Crookes Street, has been…
Sara's Community Kitchen Friday July 14 2017 A JUSTGIVING page has been set up to help a community kitchen that provides meals for the the homeless after someone nicked its only oven. Sara Headley, who runs the cafe at her flower shop on Pitt Street, had been…
Thursday July 13 2017 A 14-YEAR-OLD Barnsley boy - who broke into a town centre pub and was convicted of common assault and theft - has begun serving a 12 month detention and training order. The teenager, who cannot be named for legal reasons, appeared…
Thursday July 13 2017 THE NSPCC has warned parents to be aware of how drunk they are in front of children - or they could end up facing a charge of neglect. The child protection charity says that parents need to be responsible as…
The award. Credit Steve Elias (Twitter @UTRelf) Wednesday July 12 2017 OUR Dancing Town - the popular BBC show that featured Barnsley in its opening episode - has won a Royal Television Society award. There was a great reaction to the show in Barnsley - which showed locals team up with…
Shane William Greenwood Wednesday July 12 2017 A LOCAL man who ram raided shops in Darton and Mapplewell by deliberately reversing his car into them is facing time behind bars. Shane William Greenwood, 30, appeared at Sheffield Crown Court on Monday (July 10) where he pleaded guilty…
Should all sports days be competitive? Wednesday July 12 2017 A LEADING sports psychologist says that schools should scrap non-competitive sports days and make them competitive and fun. Speaking of the idea of a ‘non-competitive’ sports day, Amanda Hills from British Psychological Society’s Sport and Exercise division said: "It doesn’t teach children…
Monday July 10 2017 A STRETCH of the Dearne Valley Parkway will be closed for three weeks to allow resurfacing work. The northbound carriageway between Birdwell roundabout and Rockingham roundabout will be closed from today (Monday July 10). Traffic heading north on the Dearne…
Monday July 10 2017 MOBILE speed cameras will operate on the following roads this week: A61 Park Road, Worsbrough Bridge A628 Barnsley Road, Penistone A628 Barnsley Road, Silkstone A628 Pontefract Road, Cudworth A633 Rotherham Road A633 Sandygate, Wath-upon-Dearne A635 Saltersbrook Road, Darfield B6097 Doncaster…
Friday July 7 2017 A BARNSLEY man was arrested this morning after police uncovered around £5,000 cash from a town centre home. Officers from Barnsley’s tasking team recovered the cash at a house in Hopwood Street. The 37-year-old man has been arrested on suspicion of…
Friday July 7 2017 A BARNSLEY man who was stopped for dog fouling has been jailed for 10 months after police subsequently found cannabis in his car and loft. Gavin Thornton, of Poplar Terrace, Royston, was stopped by council enforcement officers in November last…
Friday July 7 2017 STRIKE action by Northern Rail will cause significant disruption to train services to and from Barnsley from tomorrow until Tuesday. The majority of services will run as normal through the day - but will start to wind down in the…
Baa-rilliant Craft Fairs Friday July 7 2017 A BAAA-RILLIANT craft fair will come to Cannon Hall Farm this Sunday. The event - which runs between 10am and 4pm and is free to enter - will be held in the outdoor marquee in the picnic area and promises…
Thursday July 6 2017 A BARNSLEY man has been jailed for 14 years after being found guilty of multiple child sex abuse offences - including against a girl who was under 14. 54-year-old Michael Sanderson, of Jump, was on trial at Sheffield Crown Court…
Thursday July 6 2017 SEVERAL town centre roads will be closed for the Mayor's Parade this Saturday. The following roads will be closed from approximately 11am to 2pm: Sadler Gate, St Mary’s Gate, Church Street, Eastgate, Regent Street, Eldon Street, Kendray Street, County Way,…
Snapchat Thursday July 6 2017 SCHOOLS are warning parents that the new Snapchat location feature 'Snap Map' could put their children at risk. Snap Map lets users share their exact location with people on their "friends" list in real time - but schools say that…
Liang Wenbo won the competition last year Wednesday July 5 2017 SNOOKER fans are in for a treat when World Snooker's English Open comes to Barnsley in October. The event will run from October 16 to 22 at the  Metrodome with 128 of the world’s best players in action. The tournament…
Wednesday July 5 2017 LOCALS are being encouraged to help name the new central library. The £5.3m community space is set to be the cornerstone of the town centre redevelopments when it opens in 2018. To get local views on what the building should be…
Wednesday July 5 2017 YOUNG people in Barnsley who are aged between 16-18 can now get discounted fares on bus, train and tram travel across South Yorkshire. Cut-price tickets for 16-to-18-year-olds were previously only available to those in full time education or spending over…
Damien Munroe Tuesday July 4 2017 POLICE are hunting for a wanted man missing from Barnsley.  37-year-old Damien Munroe is wanted for failing to appear at court and a warrant has been issued for his arrest. He is described as being black, approximately 5ft 10ins tall,…
Monday July 3 2017 A 14-YEAR-OLD boy from Barnsley has been charged with 11 offences including assault and burglary. The teenager, who lives in west Barnsley and cannot be named for legal reasons, has been charged with aggravated vehicle taking without consent, assault and…
Police Car Lights Monday July 3 2017 A MAN was found hiding in a cardboard box by police after they were called out to reports of a burglary at a community centre in Kendray. Officers found the man after residents reported burglars breaking into the centre on…
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