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South Yorkshire Police Friday February 27 2015 POLICE in Barnsley want to reassure the public that no reports of attempted child abduction have been received. Two incidents of suspicious behaviour have been reported to police in the last week but after thorough investigations, no evidence of attempted…
Lee Johnson Friday February 27 2015 NEW Barnsley boss Lee Johnson has vowed his side will play "attacking and attractive" football in the Reds' new era. The 33-year-old, who replaces Danny Wilson, left fellow League One club Oldham to move to Oakwell and he takes his…
Friday February 27 2015 A BUDDING Barnsley racer is making a name for himself on the competitive karting scene. Adam Batty, 14, from Darfield, came first in both the South Yorkshire Kart Club and the Northern Karting Federation's (NKF) championships. Adam's mum, Julie, said…
Friday February 27 2015 A PARENT and child escaped unharmed from a fire in the early hours of Tuesday morning. Firefighters responded to a call for help after the smell of smoke was noticed in a house on Upper Hoyland Road, Hoyland, at 1.45am.…
Aldi Friday February 27 2015 CONTRACTORS have finally started working on building a new Aldi store. The retailer's plans for Barnsley Road, Cudworth, were approved by planning officers in September 2013. The store will create up to 30 full and part-time jobs, and a further 200 jobs…
Friday February 27 2015 A FOOD store, five shops and housing will be built on a former school site. A 166-space car park and up to 35 new houses will occupy the former Foulstone site, on Nanny Marr Road, Darfield. The demolition of the youth…
Thursday February 26 2015 AN e-fit has been released after a 16-year-old girl was dragged from her horse and punched by a man. At around 6.20pm on February 12, a complaint was made about an assault and attempted theft from the victim who was…
South Yorkshire Police Thursday February 26 2015 POLICE in Barnsley have urged people to be vigilant after two people fell victim of so-called 'courier fraud' this week. Both victims received telephone calls from men purporting to be detectives investigating theft and fraud from their bank account. They…
Thursday February 26 2015 A BARNSLEY quiz team are appearing on Sky on Friday night. 'The Chicks' will represent the town on Quiz Nights against Blackpool's Phoenix Knights, Quizee Rascals from Birmingham and The Quizlamics from Manchester. The new series, made by Firecracker Films,…
Thursday February 26 2015 OLD speed cameras in Barnsley have been taken out of use - and more face the axe. Five cameras across the borough were taken out of use last month, which could lead to them being replaced with speed indicator devices…
Barnsley Hospital Thursday February 26 2015 BARNSLEY Hospital bosses have defended the decision to increase its car parking charges. It now costs £1.30 for one hour, £2.80 for one to two hours, £4.10 for two to four hours and £6.90 for four to 24 hours. There's also…
Thursday February 26 2015 A BARNSLEY man is taking the world of rally driving by storm after a 30-year break. David White, owner of White's Bakery in Darfield, competed in his first rally event at the age of 17 but decided to give motorsport a…
Lee Johnson Wednesday February 25 2015 LEE Johnson has been unveiled as Barnsley Football Club's new head coach. The 33-year-old was a midfield player, primarily with Yeovil and Bristol City, and he joins the Reds from Oldham Athletic where he was manager. He will bring with…
Wednesday February 25 2015 SOUTH Yorkshire's fire chief has warned residents theat response times will be "severely depleted" today. Chief fire officer James Courtney has contingency plans in place to provide emergency cover during a 24-hour strike, which started at 7am and lasts until 7am…
Wednesday February 25 2015 AN investigation is underway after a female train conductor was grabbed by a passenger in Barnsley. The incident happened on February 6 at around 4.40pm at Darton station, one stop away from Barnsley Interchange. Investigating officer PC Fiona Poyner said:…
Oakwell Wednesday February 25 2015 THE Reds are set to appoint Oldham manager Lee Johnson as their new boss, according to reports. It's understood that the two clubs are close to agreeing a compensation deal for the 33-year-old, who watched Barnsley beat Scunthorpe 1-0 on…
Wednesday February 25 2015 POLICE have released an image of a woman wanted in connection to shoplifting in Barnsley town centre. If you have any information, call police on non-emergency number 101.
Wednesday February 25 2015 OVER 1,200 fixed penalties have been handed out to people littering in Barnsley town centre. In May 2014 the council started a contract with 3GS, whose three officers have targeted litter louts six days a week during office hours. So…
South Yorkshire Police Wednesday February 25 2015 TWO missing Barnsley teenagers have been found safe and well. Police had asked locals for help in tracking down Michael Barrett, 15, and 14-year-old Courtney Bailey who were both reported missing from their homes on Monday. A spokesperson from South…
Michael Barrett Tuesday February 24 2015 POLICE have asked locals for help in tracking down two teenagers missing from Barnsley. Michael Barrett, 15, and Courtney Bailey, 14, were both reported missing from their homes yesterday. Michael did not return home from school and has not been…
South Yorkshire Police Tuesday February 24 2015 POLICE have confirmed they're aware of concerns relating to a suspicious man in the May Day Green area of Barnsley. It's alleged that a man approached a three-year-old child on Saturday. An investigation is underway to determine whether any criminal…
Monday February 23 2015 A BARNSLEY woman has been found safe and well after a social media post was shared almost 4,000 times. Rachel Lidster's original post about Keeley Ihnatyszcz on We Are Barnsley's Facebook page was shared over 3,800 times by concerned people…
Monday February 23 2015 MORE litterers in Barnsley town centre have been named, shamed and fined. Eight more people were convicted at Barnsley Magistrates' Court on February 12 for not paying fixed penalties issued for littering by 3GS. The fixed penalties are offered as…
Monday February 23 2015 POLICE have released an image of a man wanted in connection to shoplifting in Barnsley town centre. If you have any information, call police on non-emergency number 101.
Monday February 23 2015 WEATHER warnings for snow and ice have been put in place for South Yorkshire by the Met Office. Although many areas will escape with a good deal of sunshine, occasional wintry showers may strike tonight and into Tuesday. A spokesperson…
Monday February 23 2015 A BARNSLEY school is celebrating after achieving a positive report from Ofsted. The Forest Academy, in Kendray, was labelled 'good' by the education watchdog in its first inspection since converting to an academy. The report highlighted its 'outstanding leadership', a significant…
Monday February 23 2015 THE Reds leapfrogged Crewe with a comfortable win on Saturday. After three defeats on the spin, Barnsley bounced back with a vital win over their fellow strugglers with two second-half goals. After a dour opening half, Lewin Nyatanga headed in…
Monday February 23 2015 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 February 23 2015 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…
South Yorkshire Police Friday February 20 2015 A MOTORCYCLIST is in hospital with serious injuries following a collision in Barnsley. The 44-year-old man was riding a green Kawasaki ZX10 along Oakdale from High Street at around 5pm when for reasons unknown, the man is believed to have…
Barnsley Man Jailed For Online Offences Against Young Girls Friday February 20 2015 A BARNSLEY man has been jailed for 34 months after admitting offences committed against four underage girls he met on the internet. Andrew Dawson, 28, of Garden House Close, Monk Bretton, was jailed on Thursday after pleading guilty to four…
Friday February 20 2015 A POPULAR pub is set to reopen after a £160,000 refurbishment. The Travellers Inn in Oxspring has been closed since January 19, but a tight six-week restoration is now almost complete and the boozer will open to the public again…
The Civic Friday February 20 2015 COMEDIAN Bill Bailey performed in front of a sell-out crowd in Barnsley last week. The funnyman, best known for his popular stand-up shows and a long-running stint on Never Mind The Buzzcocks, announced a surprise visit to The Civic in…
Oakwell Monday February 16 2015 BARNSLEY Football Club have offered to refund their fans the price of a match ticket after they were thrashed 5-1 by strugglers Crawley on Saturday. The Reds, who ended Danny Wilson's second spell as manager earlier in the week, conceded…
Monday February 16 2015 Officers investigating a collision last week are appealing for a man they believe may have witnessed the incident to come forward. At around 2.20pm on February 6, it is reported that a green Land Rover Defender was travelling along Coaley…
South Yorkshire Police Monday February 16 2015 A MAN is in hospital with serious injuries following a crash in the early hours of Sunday morning. At around 3.15am, a silver Ford Mondeo was travelling along Pitt Street, Wombwell, in the direction of Station Road when it was…
Monday February 16 2015 AN unemptied bin has been labelled as a 'disgrace' after it was left surrounded by bags of dog muck. Disgusted Penistone residents discussed the state of the bin, at the Eastfield Avenue entrance to the Trans Pennine Trail, on Facebook. Elizabeth…
South Yorkshire Police Monday February 16 2015 A PEDESTRIAN has suffered life-threatening injuries after being hit by a Land Rover. The 56-year-old man was involved in the smash on February 6 as the four-by-four was travelling along Coaley Lane near Brampton. The pedestrian's injuries were initially described…
South Yorkshire Police Monday February 16 2015 A TAXI driver has been suspended after he was arrested on suspicion of sexually assaulting a teenage girl. The 21-year-old man was working for Venture Taxis, on Station Road, Wath, when the assault is believed to have taken place. It has…
Metrodome Monday February 16 2015 A MAN who has denied breaking into the Metrodome and stealing £200 has been sent to Sheffield Crown Court in custody. Lee Lloyd, 32, of Castle Street, Barnsley, will make his first appearance on February 19. He has been recalled…
South Yorkshire Police Parents Urge Caution After Terrifying 'Snatch Attempt' Monday February 16 2015 POLICE have stepped up patrols after the parents of a two-year-old reported a group of strangers tried to snatch their son. Christine and Shaun Lawton are now urging parents to keep their children close following the incident on the underpass…
Monday February 16 2015 A FORMER town centre nightclub could be transformed into a children's play centre. Citrus Rooms, on Eastgate, is the subject of an application made by Barnsley man Nicholas Hadfield. In his application, Mr Hadfield said the centre will provide families…
Monday February 16 2015 UKIP will take on Labour MP Dan Jarvis in the general election with candidate Lee James Hunter. Lee, who works at ThyssenKrupp Aerospace in Darton, said: "I’m passionate about people from all backgrounds being able to have the same educational…
South Yorkshire Police Monday February 16 2015 A BARNSLEY man has been jailed for over five years for sex offences against children. Simon Fearn, 33, was sentenced to five years and four months after pleading guilty at Stoke Crown Court to three counts of engaging in sexual…
Monday February 16 2015 CHANGES to start and finish times at a Barnsley school will lead to extra traffic congestion on a main road, a councillor has warned. Under the proposals, Horizon Community College's year 11 pupils will start and finish half-an-hour earlier, at 9.30am…
Monday February 16 2015 STAFF and customers at Barnsley town centre's KFC had to be evacuated after a fire. Three fire engines from Barnsley, Cudworth and Tankersley were called to the Peel Street fast-food restaurant at 7.10pm on February 10. The crews used dry…
Monday February 16 2015 BARNSLEY Council has welcomed new laws that will make it illegal to smoke in private vehicles carrying under 18s. The new rules, which comes into force on October 1, means that people who fail to comply could be issued with…
Aldi Monday February 16 2015 PLANS to build an Aldi store in Royston have been approved. An application was submitted in December to the planning board for an Aldi store with parking, landscaping and associated works off High Street. The plans were originally approved back…
Monday February 16 2015 A BARNSLEY couple whose love endured separation and the turmoil of war have celebrated their diamond wedding anniversary! Ronald and Norma Race, of Woodland Drive, Kingstone, both 78, met when they were 16 at the local dance hall on Pitt…
Carlton Community College Monday February 16 2015 IMPROVEMENTS have been identified by inspectors at a troubled Barnsley school. A report by inspector Helen Lane said the Carlton Community College's own monitoring suggests the quality of teaching was improving, along with progress, attainment, behaviour, marking and feedback. The…
Monday February 16 2015 STAFF at Cooplands in Hoyland have been told their jobs are safe. The chain's recently announced it was shedding over 30 jobs and closing 39 retail stores because of a 'deterioration in trading performance'. But workers at the King Street…
Monday February 16 2015 A TOWN centre road will remain closed to allow for the second stage of works to be carried out. Eastgate will be open for access only and vehicles will not be able to enter the working area, which is the…
Steve Houghton Monday February 16 2015 BARNSLEY Council will have lost half its workforce in five years once a further 430 jobs go under the latest raft of budget cuts in April. Proposals to save £10.5 million from its annual budget were outlined in October. They will…
Dan Jarvis MP Monday February 16 2015 A BLANKET ban on internet sales of legal highs could soon come into force. Barnsley MP Dan Jarvis, who has fought against the sale of 'psychoactive substances', met with Home Office minister Lynne Featherstone MP last Wednesday to discuss new measures. He…
Friday February 13 2015 THOUSANDS of pounds has been raised to help a grieving daughter bring her dad's body home after he died while on holiday. Steve Barry, 50, died on February 2 while on holiday in Benidorm and didn't have travel insurance. As…
Friday February 13 2015 A PENSIONER escaped from his home after a fire broke out. The elderly man was in his bungalow, on Pogmoor Road, when the blaze broke out in his electricity box. It smoke-logged his home before firefighters dealt with the fire.
Junction 37 Friday February 13 2015 LANES on a busy Barnsley roundabout have been narrowed as major roadworks get underway. The junction 37 roundabout at Dodworth now has a modified layout to allow vehicles to use two narrowed outer lanes while highways operatives work safely inside…
South Yorkshire Police Friday February 13 2015 FOURTEEN Barnsley fans will appear at court charged with violent disorder later this month. It follows violent clashes in Burslem town centre and outside Vale Park involving Barnsley and Port Vale fans on September 20. Chief executive Ben Mansford said…
Oakwell Friday February 13 2015 UWE Rosler has been installed as the favourite to become Danny Wilson's successor following the latter's dismissal on Thursday. Wilson - whose second spell in charge lasted 14 months - was relieved of his duties having overseen an inconsistent League…
Danny Wilson Thursday February 12 2015 DANNY Wilson has been sacked by Barnsley Football Club. The Oakwell club today terminated the employment of Wilson and his assistant Chris Hutchings with immediate effect. Head of academy coaching, Mark Burton, will take charge on a caretaker basis alongside…
What do you think to the town centre? Thursday February 12 2015 BARNSLEY town centre is the 'bargain capital of Britain', according to a study by retail experts. The town tops the value store rankings in the UK with more than a quarter of all shops charging what is described as 'below…
South Yorkshire Police Police Investigate Claims About Suspicious Man Thursday February 12 2015 THE police have asked people to be wary following reports of a man allegedly attempting to lure women into his car. Officers received reports that a man, believed to be driving a blue Vauxhall Vectra, was acting suspiciously in the…
Thursday February 12 2015 DRIVERS will be banned from smoking in cars if they're carrying children as passengers. The move, which will become the law on October 1, follows a similar ban in Wales. However, the new rule will not apply to anyone driving…
Thursday February 12 2015 FORMER boxing champion Ricky Hatton visited Barnsley on Saturday night. Hundreds of people turned up at Dodworth's Holiday Inn to listen to the two-weight world champion's story, organised by MDG Events. The Mancunian, who was adored by a legion of…
Thursday February 12 2015 A LUCKY Barnsley resident has scooped £1,000 on the People's Postcode Lottery. The postcode-based subscription lottery operates across Britain, giving away prizes every day. S73 8NA, in Wombwell, was selected on Tuesday. A spokesperson said: "Congratulations to today's winners in…
Thursday February 12 2015 A BARNSLEY lad whose grandfather was a huge fan of TV show Bargain Hunt won a place on the programme - only a day after his granddad died. Former nightclub bouncer Nathan Rimmington, 22, of Princess Street, Wombwell, will appear…
South Yorkshire Police Wednesday February 11 2015 POLICE are appealing for information after two dead horses were dumped underneath a pile of rubbish in a lay-by. Michael Spurr informed a Wath Facebook group about the find on Abdy Road before the post was shared on social media…
Danny Wilson Wednesday February 11 2015 THE Reds' topsy-turvy form continued last night with a home defeat against Fleetwood. After Saturday's defeat against high-flying Swindon, Danny Wilson's side went up against the Cod Army in good spirits having won four on the bounce at Oakwell. Having…
Wednesday February 11 2015 A SEVEN-YEAR-OLD boy who was hit by a scooter is on the mend after being released from hospital. They youngster was hit on Merrill Road, Thurnscoe, on January 27 and was seriously injured. He had been getting out of a…
Wednesday February 11 2015 A MOTHER and her baby narrowly escaped a car fire in the town centre. Thanks to quick-thinking passengers in the car behind, who rushed to the woman's aide, the pair got out on their burning vehicle which started to burn…
Wednesday February 11 2015 SOCIAL media users who spread racial hatred should be banned from sites such as Facebook and Twitter, according to MPs. A Parliamentary inquiry was set up to focus on anti-Semitic posts after an influx in the summer of last year…
Wednesday February 11 2015 THE steel frame on Barnsley College's new sixth form campus is now complete. Barnsley-manufactured steel is forming the frame of the building, which was made by Billington Structures in Wombwell. The next steps will involve putting up external walls and…
Wednesday February 11 2015 A COUNCILLOR has slammed "idiot" motorists who have delayed the reopening of a closed road. Drivers, residents and businesses have all criticised the time taken to complete the roadworks on Dodworth bypass, which are still ongoing. But Coun Roy Miller…
Wednesday February 11 2015 VOLUNTARY sports clubs in Barnsley have been invited to apply for a £250 grant by the council. Not-for-profit clubs can take advantage of the funding scheme which is available to purchase equipment, coaching courses or volunteer development. Coun Roy Miller,…
Oakwell Tuesday February 10 2015 BARNSLEY FC has had more fans arrested at games this season than any other professional club in the country. Police confirmed 14 fans from the town had each been charged with one count of violent disorder and bailed to appear…
Tuesday February 10 2015 CHINESE tourists flew across the world to visit Barnsley's newest internet sensation - Benjamin the baby pygmy goat. Benjamin, born at Pot House Hamlet, has been raised by Tom and Emma Horsfield at Horsfields Nursery after being abandoned by his…
City Reach Tuesday February 10 2015 AN architect behind the completion of a part-built apartment block which has loomed over Barnsley town centre for six years expects all 86 apartments to sell in the summer. The Skyline development, formerly the City Reach building, is now well…
Tuesday February 10 2015 THE air ambulance had to land after a crash in Barnsley. Emergency services were called after a woman's Peugeot 308 came off the road on Woodhead Lane, Blacker Hill, on Monday morning. The driver of the vehicle did not sustain…
Tuesday February 10 2015 REVELLERS in Barnsley have been urged to take advantage of a 'night bus' in the town centre. Those enjoying the town's nightlife can stay out later for less thanks to a £2.50 single fare on each of Stagecoach's two night…
Tuesday February 10 2015 RESIDENTS will determine the future of Brierley Town Council by way of a community vote. At Barnsley's full council meeting, it was unanimously agreed that the future of the troubled town council should be agreed by local residents, not by…
Barnsley Magistrates' Court Tuesday February 10 2015 A PAPERBOY who showed pornographic images to an 88-year-old woman has been told to take sex seriously in future. The 15-year-old from Ardsley, who also asked the victim if she thought he had a big penis, was urged by District…
Monday February 9 2015 A MEETING will be held next month to discuss plans for a £100,000 statue. It's hoped a charitable trust will be formed in memory of Tommy Taylor, a Barnsley and Manchester United footballing legend. He was one of eight Manchester…
Monday February 9 2015 ONE lucky Barnsley shopper will win a new car in the spring. The promotion, run by the Alhambra and Burrows Kia, will park up at the town centre shopping centre on February 16 and run until Apri 4. On conclusion…
Monday February 9 2015 THE Reds were comfortably beaten by promotion-chasing Swindon on Saturday. After back-to-back wins, Barnsley's play-off chances had been considerably improved going into the Swindon clash, but an early goal from Raphael Rossi Branco immediately put them on the back foot.…
South Yorkshire Police Monday February 9 2015 A MISSING Barnsley man has been found safe and well. John Edward Carr, 55, was traced and found in the Southport area of Merseyside. Police thanked the public for their help in sharing their appeal.
John Heald Monday February 9 2015 A KILLER who sparked a manhunt when on the run from police killed himself while waiting for a jury to reach a verdict. John Heald, 53, was on trial at Hull Crown Court charged with the murder of Bei Carter,…
Monday February 9 2015 POLICE have appealed for witnesses to come forward following a life-threatening collision at the weekend. At around 4.45am on Sunday morning, it's reported that a silver Vauxhall Vectra was travelling along the A633 Warren Vale from Swinton. Approximately 300m from…
Danny Wilson Friday February 6 2015 BARNSLEY boss Danny Wilson has labelled this weekend's Swindon clash as the toughest test of the season. Back-to-back wins over Port Vale and Oldham have turned the Reds' stuttering season around and they now sit just four points adrift of…
South Yorkshire Police Friday February 6 2015 SEVEN people have been arrested on suspicion of drugs offences following a series of raids. Five raids were carried out at addresses on and around the Schofield Street area of Mexborough on January 26. As a result, seven males have…
Friday February 6 2015 A GRIEVING mum who lost her two young sons in a house fire has had their ashes made into a ring. Claire Throssell's sons Jack, 12, and nine-year-old Paul died following a blaze at their dad Darren's house on Tennyson…
Friday February 6 2015 CONCERNS are growing for a man who has been missing since December 5. Brian Sawyer, 58, was last seen at Chatsworth Square, Carlisle, but no one has seen or heard from him since. He is described as 5ft 6in tall…
Friday February 6 2015 A BARNSLEY photographer has scooped a highly coveted award from a top businesswoman. Adele Haywood, owner of Blue Lights Photography, received the news that she had been named as one of Jacqueline Gold’s three #WOW Award winners. Jacqueline, the CEO…
Thursday February 5 2015 POLICE have released a CCTV image of a man after a teenage girl was assaulted as she waited for a train. British Transport Police officers want to speak to him after the incident left the 17-year-old shaken and upset. The…
Thursday February 5 2015 FED-UP children at a Barnsley primary school are starting a campaign against parents who park dangerously. Youngsters at Tankersley St Peter's Primary School are alerting parents to the dangers of 'inappropriate parking' - after a car mounted a pavement and almost…
Thursday February 5 2015 DOWNTON Abbey fever is set to explode in Barnsley when some of the show's exquisite and beautifully crafted costumes go on display. The multi-award-winning hit ITV period drama is hugely popular with audiences at home and abroad. It's hoped the…
Thursday February 5 2015 PROPOSALS to convert a working men's club into a bar and restaurant have been submitted to the council. An application, by Peter Doyle, said Kingstone United, on Raley Street, was largely unused and only opened occasionally. If the plans are…
Thursday February 5 2015 MOTORISTS have been advised that major roadworks on two town centre roads are due to start. February 14 will see works commence for approximately two weeks on the A628 Dodworth Road between Town End roundabout, Alma Street and Shambles Street, from Town…
Wednesday February 4 2015 THE Reds beat play-off hopefuls Oldham to boost their own chances of reaching the top six last night. An early goal from Kane Hemmings in the 12th minute was enough to move Danny Wilson's side to within four points of…
South Yorkshire Police Wednesday February 4 2015 A TOWN centre road and railway line had to be closed following an incident on Monday night. A 29-year-old man was detained by police on suspicion of public nuisance following an incident in Barnsley town centre. At around 8pm on…
Wednesday February 4 2015 A MAN accused of producing 39 cannabis plants worth £27,500 has been sent to Sheffield Crown Court. James Smith, 23, of Whinside Crescent, Thurnscoe, will make his first appearance on February 11. He made no plea and was granted unconditional…
Wednesday February 4 2015 MORE Barnsley litterers have been named, shamed and ordered to pay £340 by the council having failed to pay their initial fine. Eight people were all fund guilty in their absence at Barnsley Magistrates' Court on January 29 having not…
Barnsley Hospital Wednesday February 4 2015 STAFF at Barnsley Hospital are celebrating a monumental turnaround in the four-hour wait following the lifting of its breach of licence. It comes less than ten months after being investigated by Monitor for rapid deterioration in finances, compounded by concerns…
Tuesday February 3 2015 THOUSANDS of pounds raised to help fund treatment for a 27-year-old mother who died of cervical cancer will be used to help other sufferers. Friends and family of air hostess Jemma Taylor-Cutts raised £53,000 through a social media campaign called…
South Yorkshire Police Tuesday February 3 2015 A WOMAN was taken to hospital following an alleged assault early on Sunday morning. Police were called to reports of an assault on Tower Street, Barnsley, at 5.45am. A woman was allegedly assaulted on the street. She was taken to…
Tuesday February 3 2015 PROPOSED parking restrictions on Racecommon Road could soon come into force. But the road's business owners have condemned the plan, saying it will be detrimental and dangerous. However members of the Let's Make Racecommon Road Safe group welcomed the move,…
Tuesday February 3 2015 FIRE crews battled a serious house fire in Barnsley on Sunday night. At just after 9.30pm, three fire crews from Tankersley, Barnsley and Cudworth fire stations were called to the blaze at a property on Chapel Road in the Pilley…
Barnsley Man Accused Of Rape Sent To Crown Court Tuesday February 3 2015 A MAN accused of rape and assault occasioning actual bodily harm has been sent to Sheffield Crown Court. John Searle, 28, of William Street, Goldthorpe, will make his first appearance on February 5. He was granted conditional bail and made…
Monday February 2 2015 AN early warning of snow has been put in place for Wednesday. The early warning - the third in as many weeks - has been issued by the Met Office and applies for all of Wednesday. A spokesperson said: "Some…
South Yorkshire Police Monday February 2 2015 A TEENAGER escaped without serious injuries after his car ended up on its side in Darton. The 18-year-old was taken to hospital after his car left Huddersfield Road at around 9.50am on Wednesday. Police, fire crews and the Yorkshire Air…
Monday February 2 2015 A NEW bus service will provide faster transport links for those commuting between Barnsley and Doncaster. The X20 Stagecoach service runs hourly and connects Barnsley, Wombwell, Manvers, Mexborough, Conisborough and Doncaster. Paul Lynch, managing director for Stagecoach Yorkshire, said: "A…
Monday February 2 2015 A NEW police custody suite will be built in Barnsley town centre. South Yorkshire Police has got planning approval for a replacement 20-cell suite, which will be located on Churchfield. It will part of the police's headquarters in the town,…
Sam Winnall Monday February 2 2015 THE Reds ended their two-game losing streak with a 2-1 victory against Port Vale on Saturday. Following away losses at Doncaster and MK Dons, Barnsley sat just two points above the League One relegation zone going into the crucial clash…
Monday February 2 2015 A CAMPAIGN group has been set up in response to green belt land being earmarked for 524 new homes. The Mount Vernon protection group formed after land between Upper Sheffield Road and Mount Vernon Road and a plot north of…
Monday February 2 2015 A BARNSLEY shopping centre has handed over thousands of pounds to the hospital's Tiny Hearts Appeal. The Alhambra has thrown its support behind the £1 million fundraising drive for a new special care baby unit. Steph Higham, marketing manager at…
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