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Cat owner issues warning after pets are poisoned Friday January 20 2017 A HEARTBROKEN pet owner has issued a warning after her two cats died after being poisoned. Emma Phillpott says both of her cats died "a long and painful death" after being poisoned after allegedly eating something near their home in…
The man claimed to be from MoneySavingExpert.com Friday January 20 2017 A LOCAL woman has issued a warning after being targeted by a cold-caller falsely claiming to be from a well known money saving site. Tracy Miller was targeted at her home on in Kendray by the man, who said he…
Friday January 20 2017 A MAN has pleaded guilty to injuring a worker at a Barnsley petrol station in a hit and run as he attempted to steal fuel. Scott Dearing drove into Michelle Carr at the Jet petrol station in Park Road on…
Body found at Elsecar Reservoir Thursday January 19 2017 POLICE have confirmed to We Are Barnsley that a body of a man was found at Elsecar Reservoir on Tuesday. Police were called at 11.10am reservoir, after the body was found by a member of the public. Police investigating the…
The Bush Inn Thursday January 19 2017 PLANS to convert the Bush Inn at Kingstone into a new Co-op store are still progressing despite several months of delay. The Brook Group - the developer behind the town centre’s Gateway Plaza development - applied for planning permission last…
 Barnsley Council’s Community Safety and Enforcement Team brought the case to court Man tagged after fly tipping Wednesday January 18 2017 A BARNSLEY man has been tagged and will have to pay over £300 after being prosecuted for fly tipping. Andrew Hopkinson, 32, of Monsal Street, Thurnscoe, pleaded guilty to section 33 of the Environmental protection Act 1990, after the fly…
Norman Rimmington Wednesday January 18 2017 A BARNSLEY fan has set up a petition to have a stand at Oakwell named after Reds legend Norman Rimmington. Aaron Davis set up the petition after the Tykes legend passed away aged 93 in late December. To sign the…
Police are tracing the owners of the dog Tuesday January 17 2017 POLICE in Barnsley are trying to find the owners of an Akita dog that was shot and killed by officers at the weekend after it bit a member of the public. Police were called at around 3.15pm on Sunday (January…
The Metropolitan Centre will be refurbished as part of the Better Barnsley project Tuesday January 17 2017 IT'S all change in the town centre as shops have moved or closed down due to the refurbishment of the Metropolitan Centre.  We've rounded up a list of where most of the shops will be moving to/if they'll be closing.…
An artists impression of the new cinema Tuesday January 17 2017 A NEW cinema will still be built in the Alhambra - but the plans have been delayed by a year.  Empire Cinemas confirmed last May that it would be opening the multiplex cinema in late 2017, developed in partnership with…
Tuesday January 17 2017 IT'S the end of an era today as one of the town's oldest retailers - WH Smith - closes for the final time. The retailer is among a dozen businesses on Cheapside and May Day Green leaving the Metropolitan Centre…
Some road closures will be in place Monday January 16 2017 ROADWORKS that will take four months to complete and will involve road and footpath closures have begun in the town centre. Barnsley Council started the improvement works on Sunday (January 15). The work will affect Wellington Street (outside the library),…
Do you recognise this man? Friday January 13 2017 POLICE have released an e-fit of a man wanted over an assault in Royston, in which the victim suffered a head injury. The assault happened around 1.30am on New Year's day. A 50-year-old man was walking down Chantry Grove, Royston,…
Metrodome Friday January 13 2017 POLICE are investigating after a woman's car was stolen while she was swimming at the Metrodome. It is believed the woman was followed into the changing rooms and a man watched which locker she put her belongings in, before breaking…
Have you seen missing John? Have you seen missing John? Thursday January 12 2017 POLICE are searching for a missing 63-year-old man from Barnsley and are growing increasingly concerned for his welfare. John Shepher was reported missing yesterday evening (Wednesday January 11), and was last seen at about 7.15pm in the Chapel Mews area…
Police are reportedly searching for a missing person Police searching for missing person Thursday January 12 2017 POLICE in Barnsley are reportedly searching for a high risk missing person. Reports suggest a helicopter has been deployed to help officers search on the ground. No other information has been released. Superintendent Paul McCurry said: "Police in Barnsley engaged…
A Barnsley man has been banned from driving for six months Man banned from driving after acting illegally as taxi service Wednesday January 11 2017 A BARNSLEY man has been banned from driving after illegally acting as a taxi service. Carl Wilkinson, 32, of Cover Drive, pleaded guilty at Barnsley Magistrates' Court to the charge of acting illegally as a Hackney carriage and private hire…
Police are appealing for witnesses after the assault Wednesday January 11 2017 POLICE are investigating after a man was assaulted in the town centre last weekend, leaving him in hospital with facial injuries. The 22-year-old man was assaulted by in Legends bar on Wellington Street, between 1.20am and 1.30am in the early…
Shane Simpson Barnsley man jailed over sexual abuse Tuesday January 10 2017 A BARNSLEY man has been jailed for 21 years after being found guilty of attempted rape and sexual activity with two boys under the age of 16. Shane Simpson, 38, of Edmunds Road, Worsborough Dale, appeared at Sheffield Crown Court…
Police would like to speak to witnesses Police issue re-appeal after crash Tuesday January 10 2017 POLICE have renewed their appeal for witnesses after three teenagers were injured in a crash in Shafton last week. The crash occurred around 12am last Friday (January 6) when a blue Peugeot 106 was travelling along Sandybridge Lane, away from…
Police searching for a missing Barnsley man have found a body Monday January 9 2017 POLICE searching for a missing Barnsley man have found a body in Birdwell. Officers looking for missing Christopher Thorpe, who was reported missing yesterday, discovered a body earlier this afternoon in Rockley Woods. Although formal identification has not yet taken…
Police have issued a warning after the incident Police issue warning after dog allegedly poisoned Monday January 9 2017 POLICE have issued a warning following the death of a dog after it had eaten chicken allegedly laced with poison.  Reports over the weekend suggested the puppy had died after eating the meat found in the garden of a house…
Mobile speed camera locations  Monday January 9 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
Cannon Hall Cannon Hall to be transformed Monday January 9 2017 BIG changes are coming to the grounds at Cannon Hall thanks to a lottery grant worth nearly £3m. The 70 acres of park and gardens surrounding the historic hall in Cawthorne will be transformed using £2,925,200 secured from the Heritage…
Jamie Lee Howden Barnsley man jailed over shooting incident Friday January 6 2017 A BARNSLEY man has been jailed for 13 years over a shooting incident in Chapeltown.  26-year-old Jamie Lee Howden, of Barber Street, Hoyland, appeared before Sheffield Crown Court today (Friday January 6), to be sentenced after pleading guilty to possession…
A teenage boy has been left with potentially life-threatening injuries Police appeal after crash in Shafton Friday January 6 2017 POLICE are appealing for witnesses after three teenagers were injured in a crash this morning, leaving a 15-year-old with potentially life-threatening injuries. Police say a blue Peugeot 106 was travelling along Sandybridge Lane, away from Shafton, just after 12am when…
Barnsley Council has brought in the scheme which will start on Monday January 9 Friday January 6 2017 A 'Barnsley residents only' permit scheme will be introduced for the town's tips next week. From Monday January 9, only residents of Barnsley will be able to use the borough's four dumpits. The council says it has introduced the scheme…
The council has provided us with a list of FAQs Friday January 6 2017 THE council has provided us with a list of FAQs about the new Barnsley residents only dumpit permit scheme. If you have any more questions, visit the council website or email wastemanagement@barnsley.gov.uk for more information. Why do we need a…
Norman Rimmington Thursday January 5 2017 THE funeral arrangements for Barnsley legend Norman Rimmington have been announced. Fans are invited to pay their respects to ‘Mr Barnsley’ as his funeral procession passes by Oakwell on Thursday, January 12. Fans can show their appreciation to Rimmo as…
A 36-year-old man was arrested Wednesday January 4 2017 A DISQUALIFIED driver has been arrested after fleeing the scene of a crash on Sheffield Road last night following a police chase. At about 10.05pm, a black Audi A6 was seen travelling along Doncaster Road, Stairfoot, towards Barnsley, allegedly at…
Changes will be made to Barnsley's bus services Tuesday January 3 2017 A RAFT of changes to bus services in Barnsley will come in at the end of the month. The changes will be implemented on Saturday 28, Sunday 29 and Monday 30 January 2017. The full changes are: 1 Barnsley -…
Mobile speed camera locations  Tuesday January 3 2017 MOBILE speed cameras will operate on the following roads this week: A628 Pontefract Road A629 Halifax Road, Wortley A633 Rotherham Road, Athersley A635 Doncaster Road, Ardsley B6096 Station Road, Wombwell B6411 Houghton Road, Thurnscoe
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