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Monday December 22 2014 BARNSLEY'S entire first team squad helped to spread a little Christmas cheer at Barnsley Hospital's children's ward. Prior to the visit, captain Martin Cranie organised a money collection amongst the squad which was then used to buy various gifts and…
Monday December 22 2014 A WARNING has been issued urging Christmas revellers not to use unlicensed taxis over the festive period. Council officers says these vehicles will not be insured to carry paying passengers and have not been examined to ensure they're roadworthy. All…
Monday December 22 2014 DANNY Wilson's 1,000th game as a manager ended in victory as the Reds beat Leyton Orient 2-0 at Oakwell. Conor Hourihane got Barnsley off to the perfect start in the opening quarter. The midfielder made no mistake and cleverly rounded…
Monday December 22 2014 TWO weather warnings are in place for South Yorkshire. The Met Office has advised people to be aware of strong gales during Monday, before heavy rain takes hold into the afternoon. A spokesperson said: "Gusts between 55 and 65mph seem…
Monday December 22 2014 A BARNSLEY fly-tipper is facing a bill of over £800 following an appearance at Barnsley Magistrates' Court. Darren Cooper, 31, of Milgate Street, pleaded guilty to fly-tipping an exhaust and a fridge freezer at Laithes Lane, Athersley, on June 12. Cooper…
Monday December 22 2014 A MAN has been jailed for having sex with his 13-year-old daughter over a six-month period. The 41-year-old sexually assaulted his daughter over a six-month period after she went to live with him, Sheffield Crown Court heard. Initially she slept…
Barnsley Magistrates' Court Monday December 22 2014 A WOMAN attacked her victim in a shop - because of comments on Facebook. Barnsley Magistrates' Court was told Kerry Simpson, 38, of Wombwell, struck Claire Cox several times with her fist. Chantel Lowery-Green, prosecuting, said Simpson claimed she was spat at.…
Monday December 22 2014 MORE than 300 mourners were present at a popular Barnsley man's funeral. Bryan Tordoff, know to many in the town as 'Toddy', worked as the manager at Icon UK in Old Doncaster Road. He died suddenly aged 49 and leaves…
Monday December 22 2014 THE Christmas schedule for the town's popular markets has been revealed. They will be closed on Christmas Day and Boxing Day and open up again on Saturday December 27. The following week the markets will be open from Monday December…
Monday December 22 2014 A YOUNG student has been left paralysed after suffering seizures for which doctors can find no cause. Peter Harper, 18, collapsed at his GP practice and came round to learn he could not feel his legs and was unable to…
Monday December 22 2014 MOBILE speed cameras will operate on the following roads this week. A61 Park Road, Cutting Edge A628 Barnsley Road, Penistone A628 Barnsley Road, Silkstone A628 Cundy Cross to Shafton Two Gates A629 three-kilometre stretch, Wortley A633 Barnsley Road, Wombwell A633…
Monday December 22 2014 We Are Barnsley get many reports of upcoming roadworks in the borough.   We thought it would be easier to collate them all into one easy to find place which will be regularly updated. This list will feature everything that…
Friday December 19 2014 A BARNSLEY man has won £300 today in a town centre treasure hunt organised by Tyke Racing. Clues were posted from 10am on the morning of the giveaway, creating a three-hour frenzy of people searching for the Tyke Racing Treasure…
Friday December 19 2014 A WEATHER warning has been issued for Sunday. Strong gales are expected to hit South Yorkshire from 6am on Sunday until 6pm on Monday. A Met Office spokesperson said: "Winds are likely to be particularly gusty over parts of the…
Thursday December 18 2014 AN emergency road closure has been put in place following a burst water main. New Road in Staincross will be closed between the junction with Sackup Lane and the junction with Princess Street for approximately five days in order for…
Barnsley Magistrates' Court Thursday December 18 2014 A MAN who paid an unlicensed company to dispose of his waste has been ordered to pay a total of £420 - after they fly-tipped it 200 yards up the road. Ryan Andrew Catton, 28, of Tinglebridge Lane, Hemingfield, paid…
Thursday December 18 2014 A BARNSLEY man has been charged for drink driving as the police continue their pre-Christmas crackdown on offenders. South Yorkshire Police confirmed that James Naylor, from Honeywell, was charged with driving over the prescribed limit. The South Yorkshire Safer Roads…
Thursday December 18 2014 A BARNSLEY MP has called for the so-called 'bedroom tax' to be scrapped by Christmas. Michael Dugher's latest call for action follows a parliamentary question tabled by the Barnsley East MP which revealed almost 1,500 have been hit by the…
Thursday December 18 2014 HOMELESS people will benefit from blankets made from squares crafted by dementia sufferers. Knit2gether, a monthly event for people with the illness and their carers, takes place at Experience Barnsley. Joining the group were fashion students from Barnsley College who…
Dan Jarvis MP Thursday December 18 2014 BARNSLEY MP Dan Jarvis will be presenting a Christmas special on WAB Radio on Saturday morning. Dan - who is no stranger to the studio - will return with a festive-themed extravaganza for his listeners. He said: "My show will…
South Yorkshire Police Thursday December 18 2014 SENTIMENTAL family war medals and jewellery have been stolen from the home of a 68-year-old woman. Patricia Naylor, from Staincross, returned home to find a window had been smashed. Items including her grandfather Arthur Naylor's First World War service medals and…
Thursday December 18 2014 RULES put in place to stop anti-social behaviour in Mandela Gardens resulted in 40 people being moved by the police. There were also four arrests for possession of drugs and two arrests for drunk and disorderly during the period between…
Wednesday December 17 2014 THE Reds hit three past non-league Chester to book their place in the third round of the FA Cup last night. After a 0-0 draw at Oakwell, the tie - live on BT Sport - could have proven tricky for…
Wednesday December 17 2014 CHRISTMAS bin collection information has been released. Residents are asked to note that there are some changes to the collection of household waste and recycling over the festive period. People due to have their bins collected on Thursday (December 25)…
Wednesday December 17 2014 A ZEBRA crossing outside a new supermarket is "an accident waiting to happen", according to a councillor. Coun Robin Franklin said drivers were failing to stop at the Tesco crossing on Wombwell Road, Hoyland. He has put in a formal…
Wednesday December 17 2014 THE majority of Barnsley pupils are in secondary schools rated either 'inadequate' or 'requires improvement'. But almost half of Barnsley's kids are now in schools rated 'good' or 'outstanding' by Ofsted - an improvement from less than a quarter a…
South Yorkshire Police Wednesday December 17 2014 POLICE staff are set to strike as part of a protest over pay on December 22. Unison members working for South Yorkshire Police will stage the 24-hour strike in support of a campaign to re-open pay talks in a bid…
Wednesday December 17 2014 MORE than 350 people have donated items and their time to help the homeless this Christmas. Barnsley man Adie Flute, from Barugh Green, read about The Rucksack Project last year and decided to help out in his home town. Last…
Wednesday December 17 2014 A BARNSLEY-BASED hair salon is celebrating after scooping two prestigious awards. Russell Eaton, on Shambles Street, triumphed at the Fellowship of British Hairdressing Awards. Daniel Couch, technical director at the salon, won the colour project of the year award, with…
South Yorkshire Police Wednesday December 17 2014 DRINK drivers have been warned not to get behind the wheel this Christmas. The South Yorkshire Safer Roads Partnership has launched its anti-drink drive campaign in December - and urged motorists not to take any risks this year. Over 1,000…
Tuesday December 16 2014 A BARNSLEY man who sexually assaulted two girls over a period of ten years from when they were just nine has been jailed. Vincent Glazzard, 49, of Morrison Road, Darfield, was found guilty of 11 sexual offences. The charges include…
Tuesday December 16 2014 A MAN who stole up to £20,000 from a children's hospice will spend Christmas behind bars. Richard Shepherd, of Rossington, pleaded guilty to stealing from Bluebell Wood Children’s Hospice. A police investigation was launched after staff contacted police with their suspicions…
Tuesday December 16 2014 HUNDREDS of people have rallied together to give a 25-year-old woman with terminal cervical cancer the wedding of her dreams. Jamie Lea Jepson, of Birkwood Avenue, Cudworth, was diagnosed with the disease in May and underwent a hysterectomy to get rid…
City Reach Tuesday December 16 2014 WORK on a part-built apartment complex has started again - six years since the development came to an abrupt end. The City Reach building, on Heelis Street, will contain 113 apartments with work expected to be finished in "nine to…
Tuesday December 16 2014 BARNSLEY'S central Post Office will begin opening its collection office on Sundays to cope with Christmas demand. The recommended last posting dates are December 18 for second class post, December 20 for first class and December 23 for special delivery…
Tuesday December 16 2014 MONCKTON coke works is to close at the end of December. The site's future was plunged into doubt two months ago when its owners, Hargreaves Services PLC, revealed it's losing money and had failed to secure enough long-term contracts. The…
Tuesday December 16 2014 A PROPOSED gypsy site is still facing major opposition from local residents. Despite Carlton locals being under the impression the site would be used as a transit site, Coun Ken Richardson said it would be permanent like the one at…
Tuesday December 16 2014 A DOCTOR from Barnsley Hospital has raised almost £700 after completing a virtual row from Dover to Calais and back again. Starting at 9.30am, consultant anaesthetist Cris Swinhoe conquered the Channel and virtually arrived at Calais at 11.42am. Stopping for an…
South Yorkshire Police Tuesday December 16 2014 A CAR ended up on its roof after a collision on Monday morning. Police were called at 9.05am following reports of a collision involving two cars on Claycliffe Road, Barugh Green. A Renault Captur and a Peugeot 206 were involved…
Monday December 15 2014 THE Reds slipped to within three points of the relegation zone after a 3-1 defeat against Walsall on Saturday. Lewin Nyatanga put Barnsley ahead just before the half hour mark, heading in a Conor Hourihane corner to put the visitors…
Jack, Claire and Paul Monday December 15 2014 THE heartbroken mum of the two young boys who were killed in a blaze at their dad's house has used some of their ashes in a new tattoo. Claire Throssell, 42, has had a poignant memorial penned on her chest…
Monday December 15 2014 STAGECOACH has announced its regional Christmas services to help passengers plan ahead for their journeys over the festive period. On December 19, the N27 and N66 nightbus services will operate additional buses leaving Barnsley Interchange at 00.25am, 01.25am, 02.25am and…
South Yorkshire Police Monday December 15 2014 POLICE have appealed for witnesses after an 84-year-old was hit by a car. It's reported that a silver Volkswagen Passat was travelling along Sheffield Road towards Worsbrough at around 1.45pm on Friday. Near to the junction with Taylor Row, the…
Dawn Day, Lee Fairfield and Shaun Wilders Monday December 15 2014 A BARNSLEY company has won a coveted award at the House of Lords in London. Kendray-based Cultrix, an IT support company, scooped the employer of the year accolade at the ceremony organised by 3aaa, one of the leading national training…
Monday December 15 2014 A BARNSLEY man will spend Christmas behind bars after burgling an 83-year-old pensioner. Ashley Oliver, 21, of Sherwood Street, was helped by 27-year-old Stephen Keady, of Edenhall Road, Arbourthorne. The pair - who both pleaded guilty - were sentenced at…
Monday December 15 2014 THE new Tesco superstore in Barnsley is doing its bit for the town's less fortunate with an in-house food bank collection point. Michael Dugher, MP for Barnsley East, visited the store in Hoyland to show his support for the scheme.…
South Yorkshire Police Friday December 12 2014 POLICE in Barnsley have urged residents to be vigilant after elderly people were targeted in a series of burglaries. On November 26, it's reported that a man purporting to be a plumber gained access to a property in Queen’s Drive…
Friday December 12 2014 A VIDEO featuring a baby pygmy goat from Barnsley has swept the internet by storm - racking up almost 30 million views. Little Benjamin, who has a twin sister, was born at Horsfields Nursery and pretty soon he had quite…
Marianne Haworth Friday December 12 2014 WORKERS in Barnsley have been urged to enjoy their Christmas party festivities - but not let their hair down too much. The warning comes from Barnsley solicitors Raleys who say it's not unknown for incidents at Christmas parties to end…
Friday December 12 2014 RATS have forced a woman out of her home. Laura Smith, 21, is now staying with relatives after being unable to get rid of the rats in her Wombwell home. The final straw came last Monday when a large rat…
Friday December 12 2014 IMAGINE swimming in a lake every morning. That's exactly what a Darton woman is doing to train for a swim across the English Channel. Shelby Donoghue, 39, visits Harthill Lake in Rotherham before going to work at her shop, Top Wools,…
Thursday December 11 2014 A WEATHER warning has been issued as snow is expected in Barnsley tomorrow morning. Heavy rain is set to take hold this evening and into Friday morning, before snow showers hit before the rush hour leading to potentially hazardous driving…
Thursday December 11 2014 AN award-winning Santa's grotto is in Barnsley in the run-up to the big day. Children can write a letter to Father Christmas and take a peek inside the Worsbrough Mill workshop where the elves have been busy preparing for the big…
Thursday December 11 2014 TWO police officers who dealt with a gunman on Wellington Street have been commended for their bravery. Simon Booth and Alison Mountain were both on duty on October 10 last year when the man was seen to fire the weapon…
Thursday December 11 2014 A PET insurance firm has donated £10,000 to an animal rescue centre in Barnsley. Animal Friends Pet Insurance presented a cheque to Barnsley Animal Rescue Charity (BARC) last week as part of its Christmas giveaway. The donation was made in…
Thursday December 11 2014 A FATHER wants to give his five-year-old son the holiday of a lifetime - before the muscle-wasting condition from which he suffers means he is unable to walk. Little Kane Smith was diagnosed in June with Duchenne Muscular Dystrophy -…
Barnsley Magistrates' Court Thursday December 11 2014 A MAN hit a woman with a piece of plywood - after she complained about the standard of his mother's bingo calling. Barnsley Magistrates' Court was told Leon Andrews, 24, struck Margaret Cooper on the arm which she raised to protect…
Thursday December 11 2014 ANGRY parents have blasted the council - after it placed safety concrete bollards at the wrong exit of a school. Coun Roy Miller said the bollards, which have been put in place at Shafton Primary Academy, have been carried out by a…
Wednesday December 10 2014 BARNSLEY supporters have raised almost £4,000 for the Poppy Appeal. The shirts worn in the FA Cup demolition of Burton Albion were auctioned off online by the club, all in aid of the Royal British Legion's appeal. They created the…
Wednesday December 10 2014 TRADITIONAL late-night Christmas shopping on Wednesdays has been scrapped. The town used to be hive of festive activity, with brass bands playing carols and thousands of shoppers spending their hard-earned cash. But a few weeks ago the Alhambra decided it…
South Yorkshire Police Wednesday December 10 2014 A WOMAN has been arrested for drink driving as South Yorkshire Police continue their crackdown in the run-up to Christmas. The 44-year-old was arrested on Tuesday morning - leading police to warn that alcohol can still be in your system…
Wednesday December 10 2014 SCORES of people turned out to say their goodbyes to a popular Barnsley man on Monday. The funeral service of Andrew Bryan Tordoff was held at Ardsley Crematorium at 10am, followed by a gathering of his many friends and family…
South Yorkshire Police Wednesday December 10 2014 A PUPIL caught selling anti-depressants as 'happy pills' has been expelled. Several other pupils were also excluded over their involvement and police attended Barnsley Academy last Thursday. A spokesman for the school said: "We have zero tolerance of any inappropriate behaviour…
Stalker Jailed Following Harassment Campaign Wednesday December 10 2014 A STALKER threatened to "dig up" his estranged girlfriend's dead baby son in a "grotesque" campaign of harassment, a court was told. Lee Moore, 42, had been in a volatile relationship with Kelly Hepple for five years but they separated…
Wednesday December 10 2014 BARNSLEY is one of the worst places in the country for people not exercising. UK Active surveyed 150 authorities and Barnsley trailed near the bottom of the table, coming in nationally at number 133 with 35 per cent of its…
Tuesday December 9 2014 THE Met Office has issued a weather warning for Wednesday morning. Gales are expected to hit the region and the Met Office has issued a yellow ‘be aware’ warning for Yorkshire. They have warned people to be prepared for dangerous…
South Yorkshire Police Tuesday December 9 2014 IT has been alleged that a young woman was dragged down a dark alley and assaulted by four men after a night out in town. The 22-year-old, who had been out with friends, was walking alone to the taxi rank…
Tuesday December 9 2014 A BABY pygmy goat from Silkstone has captured the nation's hearts after appearing on the BBC. Benjamin, who has a twin sister, was born at Horsfields Nursery and pretty soon he had quite a bit to bleat about. Shortly after he…
Tuesday December 9 2014 BUS companies are not required by law to force parents with buggies to make way for wheelchair users in designated bays on vehicles, senior judges have ruled. First Bus appealed against a court ruling, won by a disabled man from…
Tuesday December 9 2014 A COUPLE who divorced after 21 years have just celebrated their first wedding anniversary - for the second time. Saturday marked the first year since Neville and Barbara Pearce, of Cockerham Lane, Barnsley, married in Gawber after 35 years apart.…
Tuesday December 9 2014 PARENTS are launching a campaign for a 'nit day' to tackle the problem of head lice across Barnsley schools. Carla Lewis, 29, of Burton Road, said her daughter Tilly, four, has had head lice up to 15 times. "Tilly has…
South Yorkshire Police Tuesday December 9 2014 POLICE have issued a warning regarding the use of legal highs after four teenagers were taken to hospital. Police were contacted on November 29 after four boys were admitted to hospital over the course of the weekend after having taken…
Tuesday December 9 2014 A BOOMING Barnsley business is moving into a bigger building to cope with the extra demand. Rupert's Recipes will move from Barugh Green to Goldthorpe this month having outgrown its current 3,000sq ft premises. The company - which was founded…
Monday December 8 2014 A WEATHER warning has been issued by the Met Office. Having escaped predicted snow flurries this weekend, Barnsley is set to be hit by heavy winds on Wednesday and Thursday. Very strong winds are likely to affect northern parts of…
Darton All Saints' Monday December 8 2014 A FORMER Barnsley vicar has denied stealing nearly £25,000 from grieving families. Simon Reynolds, 50, is set to appear at Sheffield Crown Court on December 17 after prosecutors in Barnsley said the case was "unsuitable" for a magistrates' court. He…
Monday December 8 2014 THE Reds will count themselves lucky to still be in the FA Cup after lowly Chester held them to a 0-0 draw at Oakwell yesterday. Over 2,000 fans from the Conference club made the trip to Barnsley and they were…
Monday December 8 2014 OVER 12,000 tonnes of grit is ready to be spread across the borough. Last year, the council began gritting on November 9 and finished on March 3. Between these dates, teams were out on 85 days, spreading a total of…
Monday December 8 2014 A VILLAGE Christmas tree has been vandalised - just hours after it had been put up. The tree, worth £300, was erected by the fire service outside Cortonwood Comeback Centre at 12pm last Tuesday. Just eight hours later, a group…
Monday December 8 2014 MOBILE speed cameras will be operating on the following roads this week. A628 Barnsley Road, Cudworth A628 Pontefract Road, Lundwood A633 Rotherham Road A633 Wakefield Road B6411 Houghton Road, Thurnscoe Pogmoor Road
Monday December 8 2014 BARNSLEY Council is to invest a further £22.8 million into the borough's future growth to create a thriving economy bringing more businesses, visitors and up to 40,000 more jobs. Its cabinet is set to approve plans to invest £15m more…
Friday December 5 2014 A BARNSLEY library could be demolished to make way for 24 new houses. Monk Bretton's library, which closed on November 1, was said to be no longer fit for purpose, needing around £130,000 to carry out repair work. Yorkshire Housing…
Image by Christine Bailey Friday December 5 2014 SNOW has been predicted to fall in Barnsley on Sunday night. According to BBC Weather, 'heavy snow' is expected at 9pm after an unsettled day, before sleet showers take hold for the rest of the night into Monday morning.
Friday December 5 2014 A PENSIONER suffered burns in a fire at a farmhouse in Silkstone on Thursday morning. Firefighters were called at 9:13am to attend a fire at the home in Silkstone. Crews from Barnsley, Penistone, Cudworth and Elm Lane stations attended the…
Raychel McGuin with Judith and Ian Bisset Friday December 5 2014 A BARNSLEY family are giving up their own Christmas Day to help people who would otherwise be alone. Raychel and Steve McGuin, of Darton, and Raychel’s mum and step-dad Judith and Ian Bisset have planned a community Christmas dinner. The…
Friday December 5 2014 A FARMFOODS store could be built on the site of a pub if planning bosses give the green light. The company has applied to demolish the former Athersley Arms building and construct a new premises. The application said the property had been…
South Yorkshire Police Friday December 5 2014 DRIVERS have been warned to secure their vehicles after a series of break-ins in Cudworth. In the last couple of days, valuables from three unlocked vehicles have been stolen. The thefts happened in Newtown Avenue, Emsley Avenue and Orchard Place.…
Woodhead Pass Friday December 5 2014 A TUNNEL and overtaking lanes could improve links on the Woodhead Pass. The 38.2-mile road - which starts to the east of Manchester and finishes in Barnsley - is the subject of a government study to transform major roads in…
Thursday December 4 2014 DELAYS are expected the M1 due to a crash. The accident has happened northbound at junction 37. One lane has been closed between the Dodworth and Haigh turn offs. Drivers have been warned to expect delays of up to 15…
Dan Jarvis MP Thursday December 4 2014 RESIDENTS have described watching youngsters as young as 13 taking drugs using plastic pop bottles and bags. Correspondence shared by MP Dan Jarvis has shown how people complain they're facing a constant battle with youths gathering behind shops on Sheffield…
Thursday December 4 2014 THE council has responded to businesses after claims that the ongoing resurfacing work in the town centre has had a knock-on effect on their trade. Some business owners in the town centre have been taking to social media to vent…
Thursday December 4 2014 A BARNSLEY man has opened up a new shop selling traditional sweets. Dan Speight, 23, from Hoyland, was made redundant from his administrative job and decided to go it alone. He set up as Traditional Sweets and Treats, selling the…
Thursday December 4 2014 JACK Walton from The X Factor returned to his dad's local to switch on the Christmas lights. The 18-year-old made it through to the live finals of the singing competition before being eliminated in week four. But he returned to…
Thursday December 4 2014 PET owners have been warned about the dangers of loom bands - after a dog swallowed several dozen. Milo, a two-year-old springer spaniel owned by Liz Scrivin, of Grimethorpe, had emergency surgery after tucking into a packet of the brightly-coloured…
The Arcade Wednesday December 3 2014 A CHRISTMAS market will be held in Barnsley town centre on Saturday. The Arcade is set to be the hub for the town's businesses and creative talent, with artisans and musicians attending the day from 10am while 5pm. Stalls selling…
Wednesday December 3 2014 BARNSLEY and Doncaster shared the spoils in the South Yorkshire derby last night. The Reds got off to the best possible start five minutes in when Lewin Nyatanga headed home a Conor Hourihane corner. Barnsley continued to control the pace…
Image by Sue Hamer Sanders Wednesday December 3 2014 RESIDENTS can have their say on what Barnsley Council should do differently, do less of, or stop doing as it deals with major budget cuts. The council has had to cut £59 million during the last four years and has…
Darton All Saints' Wednesday December 3 2014 A FORMER Barnsley vicar will appear in court today after being charged in relation to the theft of nearly £25,000 from grieving families. Simon Reynolds, 50, is alleged to have taken money set aside by hundreds of families to pay…
South Yorkshire Police Police Appeal After Reports Of Town Centre Assault Wednesday December 3 2014 POLICE have appealed for information after a woman was reportedly assaulted in Barnsley town centre. A cordon was put in place on Monday afternoon as officers investigated the incident which is alleged to have happened near Eldon Street at around…
Wednesday December 3 2014 SHOPS, a hotel, a petrol station and food and drink outlets could be built near Birdwell. Barnsley-based Hartwood Estates want to develop part of the former Rockingham Colliery site off the Dearne Valley Parkway. The application states the site is…
Danny Wilson Tuesday December 2 2014 BARNSLEY boss Danny Wilson has predicted a thriller in tonight's South Yorkshire derby at Oakwell. The Reds, who go into the Doncaster clash level on points with their rivals, are three points off the League One relegation zone after 18…
Tuesday December 2 2014 A FOUR-CAR collision forced a busy road to close during rush hour on Monday. Police were called to the pile-up at the roundabout at Cortonwood, on the Dearne Valley Parkway at around 5.45pm. Four cars - a Volkswagen, two Vauxhalls…
Tuesday December 2 2014 BARNSLEY legend Bobby Hassell has moved to India to play for Bharat FC. A firm fans' favourite during his ten-year spell at Oakwell, the defender has landed at the Pune-based club for the inaugural I-League season, which starts on January…
Residents Shocked At Gypsy Pitch Proposals Tuesday December 2 2014 RESIDENTS have been left shocked at council proposals to create a gypsy site in Carlton. The site, off Fish Dam Lane, is currently used for livestock but could soon be home to 17 gypsy pitches. The development forms part of…
Tuesday December 2 2014 A FALLEN tree caused major delays on the railways through Barnsley on Monday afternoon. A tree on the line near Wombwell resulted in a large amount Northern Rail services between Sheffield, Leeds and Huddersfield being either delayed or cancelled. The…
Janet Cooper Tuesday December 2 2014 THE future of a town council where a former clerk pocketed hundreds of thousands of pounds will be debated. Calls for Brierley Town Council to be abolished were made after its former clerk, Janet Cooper, saddled it with a debt…
South Yorkshire Police Tuesday December 2 2014 THE police is working in partnership with Crimestoppers to launch a campaign aimed at tackling drugs and handling stolen goods in Barnsley. The campaign - designed to encourage the reporting of any offences related to drug dealing and the handling…
Tuesday December 2 2014 A BARNSLEY man has completed a gruelling 12-mile run in aid of the charity that helped his daughters. John England, from Stairfoot, took part in the challenging Hellrunner Series earlier this month to raise money for The Sick Children’s Trust.…
South Yorkshire Police Monday December 1 2014 A CORDON has been put in place in Barnsley town centre after a reported assault. Police are currently investigating the incident that is alleged to have taken place at around 2am on November 30 in the Eldon Street area. A…
Monday December 1 2014 A BARNSLEY teenager has raised almost £2,000 for the hospital that treated him as a young boy. Sam Bailey, 13, of Darton, organised a collection for The Children’s Hospital Charity at the Wendy Charles School of Dance show, where more…
Danny Wilson Monday December 1 2014 LOWLY Scunthorpe inflicted the Reds' sixth home loss of the season with a 2-1 win on Saturday. In what was Danny Wilson's 250th game in charge, Barnsley broke the deadlock in the 29th minute through on-loan Italian hitman Marcello Trotta.…
The Butchers' Arms Pub Saved By Fire Crews Monday December 1 2014 FIREFIGHTERS saved a pub from ruin after a 'suspicious' fire started on Saturday morning. The blaze, at The Butchers' Arms, Monk Bretton, was reported at around 5am. It's thought a nearby outhouse caught fire, which then almost spread to the…
South Yorkshire Police Monday December 1 2014 FIVE people had to be cut from a minibus after a crash in Barnsley. The incident, which happened at around 11pm on Friday night, involved the taxi and a Skoda Octavia. Emergency services were called to Barnsley Road, Silkstone, with…
Barnsley Interchange Monday December 1 2014 PUBLIC transport users' thoughts has seen changes made to services in Barnsley. South Yorkshire Passenger Transport Executive (SYPTE) has been listening to customer feedback and making direct improvements to Barnsley’s public transport network as a result. Their 'You Said, We…
Monday December 1 2014 THE number of pregnant women who are still smokers at the time of giving birth has fallen thanks to a service run by Barnsley Hospital. Barnsley Maternity Stop Smoking Service was set up in March this year and has so…
Monday December 1 2014 MOBILE speed cameras will operate on the following roads this week. A61 Park Road, Barnsley A628 Cundy Cross to Shafton Two Gates A633 Rotherham Road, Athersley South A633 Rotherham Road, Monk Bretton A635 Doncaster Road, Barnsley A635 Saltersbrook Road, Barnsley…
South Yorkshire Police Monday December 1 2014 A PONY had to be put down after it allegedly suffered severe brain damage following an attack by thugs. Ben Curnow from Green's veterinary surgery in Sheffield was called at around 11.30pm last Friday to help the black and white…
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