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Showing 91 articles for April 2016


Barnsley FC Friday April 29 2016 BARNSLEY FC is warning fans not to invade the pitch this Saturday ahead of the final home game of the season against Colchester. In recent years, fans have took to the field at the full time whistle to celebrate the…
Emergency services were called to the scene Thursday April 28 2016 FIREFIGHTERS had to free a driver from their car after a crash in Redbrook yesterday.  Emergency services were called at around 3.35pm yesterday afternoon (Wednesday 27 April) after reports that a grey Peugeot 307 had collided with a lamp-post on Wilthorpe…
Police are appealing for information Thursday April 28 2016 POLICE are appealing for witnesses after vandals smashed a glass shelter twice in a matter of days at a Barnsley train station. Police are appealing for information after the incidents between Friday 25 March and Tuesday 29 March at Thurnscoe…
human library Thursday April 28 2016 PARENTS have hit out after nearly 300 children missed out on their first choice of primary school. Almost 90 per cent of families applying for reception class places starting in September this year got their first choice, according to figures…
Police pulled over the driver Thursday April 28 2016 POLICE seized a vehicle yesterday after catching a man driving without a full licence - and without any insurance. South Yorkshire Police Operations Support pulled over the driver of a silver Ford in Dodworth yesterday afternoon and found he only held…
Fly-tipping in Wombwell woods Wednesday April 27 2016 ANGRY residents have once again hit out at fly-tipping - this time in Wombwell woods. Symone Cowell said she noticed the mess while walking her dog this afternoon (April 27). "It seems to be getting worse. I found a letter…
Viking warriors will invade Barnsley Wednesday April 27 2016 VIKINGS will invade Barnsley this weekend - and you have the chance to meet them. To celebrate Experience Barnsley’s latest exhibition, Heroes: Viking kings, conquerors and explorers, a band of vikings will be roaming the galleries on Saturday.  They will…
Hunters Wednesday April 27 2016 A BARNSLEY woman and her partner are helping to develop a Facebook site to raise awareness of online grooming. The 'Hunters' Facebook page was created in February - and has already been liked over 3,000 times. Admins Bec and Daz,…
An inquest has opened following the incident Wednesday April 27 2016 AN INQUEST has been opened on a Barnsley man who died after falling from the roof of a shopping centre. Graham Michael Sykes, 56, of Braemar Rise, South Hiendley, died on February 19 after falling from the roof of the…
Barnsley FC Tuesday April 26 2016 BARNSLEY FC will include the names of reds fans who have passed away this season in this weekend's final home programme.  The club says it will include the names as a mark of respect to the fans in the programme…
Plans were submitted to the council Tuesday April 26 2016 PLANS for a development of up to 36 houses in Dodworth have been submitted to the council. The outline application has been made by trustees of the Wentworth Nominee Trust, based in Ipswich, for the development off Old Smithy Wood…
Police are appealing for information Tuesday April 26 2016 A driver failed to stop after hitting a dog on Summer Lane. Police received a call from a woman who had been out walking her dog on Saturday 16 April. Officers said the car was believed to be travelling along…
Stairfoot roundabout Tuesday April 26 2016 A WORRIED MUM has issued a warning to motorists after a brick dropped from a bridge hit her car - which had her baby in the back seat. Sharon Hawkshaw was driving on Grange Lane at Stairfoot last Tuesday (April…
Firefighters were called to Wombwell Monday April 25 2016 FIREFIGHTERS called out to a blaze in Barnsley found a car had been set alight. The blaze in East Avenue, Wombwell, was discovered at 1.50am this morning. Anyone with further information should call South Yorkshire Police on 101.
South Yorkshire Police Monday April 25 2016 POLICE are appealing for information after two men died following a crash in Barnsley. At around 10.23am on Thursday 21 April, it was reported that a white Lexus CT 200 was in collision with a white DAF HGV at the…
The Oaks Disaster Monday April 25 2016 RESEARCHES have found that more people were killed in England’s biggest ever mining disaster - that took place in Barnsley - than previously thought. A team of volunteers has been delving deeper than ever before into the history of the…
Barnsley Hospital Monday April 25 2016 JUNIOR DOCTORS at Barnsley Hospital will strike again this week over national imposed changes to contracts. The British Medical Association (BMA) Junior Doctors have said that they intend to take strike action on Tuesday 26 April and Wednesday 27 April.…
Barnsley Hospital Monday April 25 2016 TWENTY-FOUR ambulance patients at Barnsley Hospital were left waiting an hour or longer to be checked into the hospital in February. One ambulance patient was left waiting almost three hours to be handed over to A and E staff.  The figures…
Dog chipping Monday April 25 2016 ANOTHER free dog chipping event is coming to Barnsley - giving pet owners the opportunity to join the hundreds who have already attended.  Barnsley Council has teamed up with Dogs Trust and Cookes Pet Supplies on Wakefield Road to offer…
The redcoats Monday April 25 2016 BRIDE and groom Dawn Duerden and Andrew Haigh will receive a spectacular welcome when they marry at Cannon Hall this weekend. On their arrival to the Georgian country house, they will receive the guard of honour from a number of…
Libraries are backing the scheme Friday April 22 2016 LIBRARIES are backing a new scheme which will see doctors recommend books for teenagers experiencing mental health problems. The Reading Well for Young People scheme is aimed at 13- to 18-year-olds, and provides them with a recommended reading list covering…
South Yorkshire Police Friday April 22 2016 A MAN has been jailed for stealing £90,000 worth of stamps from his Barnsley employer - before selling them on to fund luxury holidays.  Andrew Swales, 39, of Woodland View, Thongsbridge, in Holmfirth, appeared at Sheffield Crown Court today (Friday…
Doncaster Road Friday April 22 2016 A TEENAGER has been summoned to court after a spate of criminal damage incidents including objects being thrown at buses. Between Tuesday 29 March and Sunday 10 April, it was reported that a number of buses and cars were damaged…
Police are investigating the attack Police investigate arson attack Friday April 22 2016 POLICE are appealing for information after an arson attack in which three vans outside a family home were set alight.  Officers are investigating after three vans were set alight in Lundwood on Tuesday (19 April). At about 10.20pm, it was…
Police appeal Friday April 22 2016 A PENSIONER is in hospital after an alleged hit-and-run in Penistone.  The 83-year-old woman was involved in a collision with a green Volkswagen Golf at around 10.30am on Wednesday (April 20). It was reported that the driver of the Golf…
Smokers to receive advice from midwives Monday April 18 2016 SPECIALIST midwives will give practical advice to expecting mums and their families who smoke as part of a new project.  There will be a focus will be on referring people to Stop Smoking Maternity service as part of the project…
Barnsley Interchange Monday April 18 2016 THE number of bus riders in Barnsley has fallen. Overall satisfaction in bus services has also dropped, as well as satisfaction with public transport information. The stats come as a newly formed Barnsley Bus Partnership will aim to tackle the…
building house bricks Monday April 18 2016 MORE affordable housing could be coming to Darfield. An application for 30 affordable houses, to be built as part of the Together Housing Group off Havelock Street, adjacent to Snape Hill Road, has been made to Barnsley Council by D…
Affordable housing Monday April 18 2016 MORE affordable housing could be coming to Darfield. An application for 30 affordable houses, to be built as part of the Together Housing Group off Havelock Street, adjacent to Snape Hill Road, has been made to Barnsley Council by D…
Barnsley Hospital Monday April 18 2016 DAN JARVIS has raised concerns over the closure of   Huddersfield A and E and the pressures it could bring to Barnsley.  Huddersfield A and E is earmarked for closure, although there are ongoing protests. He told Barnsley Clinical Commissioning…
Metrodome Monday April 18 2016 BARNSLEY Premier Leisure has teamed up with Weston Park Hospital Cancer Charity to help support cancer patients across the region. The partnership will see BPL support the work of the cancer charity over the next few years in a bid…
Poundworld Monday April 18 2016 A NEW Poundworld shop will open in Barnsley this week - creating 30 local jobs.  The Mayor will officially open the store in Wombwell on Thursday. The shop will be situated at the former Brantano store on Wombwell Retail Park…
The Alhambra Monday April 18 2016 SOME lucky shoppers will park for free at the Alhambra this week. A number of drivers will be told by the parking machines when they go to pay to leave the car park that they don't owe a penny.  At the start…
Joann Fletcher Monday April 18 2016 TICKETS for Joann Fletcher's homecoming are selling fast.  Joann will return to her hometown to speak candidly about her career and achievements so far. Joann is the first local celebrity to take part in a new series of ‘Audience With’…
The Holiday Inn will host a session Monday April 18 2016 BLOOD donors are being reminded that donation sessions will be held over the coming weeks. Donors are invited on Wednesday April 27 to Holy Rood parish hall in George Street, Barnsley, at 1pm to 3.30pm and 4.30pm to 7.15pm. In…
Locke Park Monday April 18 2016 THE Council won't introduce charges for the Barnsley Parkrun despite another council's decision to charge participants. Barnsley Council has said that it is happy to keep its current arrangements with the organisers of the Barnsley Parkrun at Locke Park. There…
Barnsley Council Monday April 18 2016 The number of council houses sold through the Right to Buy scheme have increased.  Papers for the council’s audit committee meeting last Wednesday revealed Right to Buy figures have increased throughout 2015/16, with a total of 319 applications being received to…
The former B&Q Monday April 18 2016 SAINSBURY'S is speaking to businesses interested in taking on the former B&Q store at Stairfoot. The supermarket giant took ownership of the store last September when B&Q moved out, following a deal between the companies signed in 2013. Sainsbury's had…
School places revealed Monday April 18 2016 PARENTS across Barnsley have been finding out which primary school their child will be attending in September. Emails are being sent informing parents of school offers, while details of offers are also available on the council's website. Parents are advised…
Locke Park Monday April 18 2016 CONCERNED dog walkers have warned other pet owners to be vigilant after a spate of attacks by huskies in Locke Park. Hannah Mosley, who lives locally, said her two dogs were attacked by a pair of huskeys last week, leaving…
Pinfold Lane Monday April 18 2016 ANGRY residents have hit out at fly-tipping in Darfield. Pinfold Lane has fallen victim to fly-tipping over the last week, causing concern for locals. One resident said: "It's the second time in a week I've seen fly tipping here. "I…
Dog chipping Saturday April 16 2016 ANOTHER free dog chipping event will be held in Barnsley following a change in law. Now, owners of dogs aged over eight weeks have to make sure their pet is microchipped, or face fines of up to £500. Dog chipping in Locke…
Police are still appealing for witnesses Saturday April 16 2016 A 21-YEAR-OLD man remains in a critical condition in hospital after being run over on Westway. Police are still appealing for witnesses following the collision earlier this week (Monday 11 April). At about 10.05pm, a Renault Clio was travelling along Westway towards…
The same model scooter (click to enlarge) Thieves steal woman's mobility scooter for second time Saturday April 16 2016 HEARTLESS thieves have stolen a woman's mobility scooter from outside her home for the second time - leaving her housebound. Elaine Goodlad has had her scooter taken from outside her flat on Brierfield Close, just off Summer Lane, and last saw it just before 10pm…
Kids unhappy at school Friday April 15 2016 NEARLY 12 per cent of Barnsley kids say the 'never' feel happy in school. A report from the Director of Public Health says that surveys of young people show that some children in Barnsley experience emotional health and wellbeing issues…
Barnsley Council Friday April 15 2016 A BUSY pedestrian crossing will be closed for a fortnight to allow a new traffic signal crossing to be installed. The pedestrian crossing at the top of the Shambles Street/St Mary’s Place junction will be closed from Sunday 17 April for…
Barnsley Council Friday April 15 2016 PLAY equipement in Thurnscoe Park will be refurbished thanks to a £22,000 donation. The Friends of Thurscoe Park will use the cash from a Public Open Space Contribution to refurbish existing play equipment, provide security gates, buy a secure shed for tools…
Taxi drivers are receiving safeguarding training Friday April 15 2016 TAXI drivers have been receiving safeguarding training to help protect paying customers. The decision to introduce the training was made following the publication of the Jay report into child sexual exploitation in Rotherham and the subsequent Casey report into Rotherham Council.…
Lindsey Pluteci Concern for missing Barnsley woman Thursday April 14 2016 Lindsey has now been found.  POLICE are concerned for a missing Barnsley woman who hasn't been seen or heard from for almost three days. Lindsey Pluteci, 38, was last seen on Monday (11 April) evening at 6pm, close to Barnsley…
Barnsley Council Thursday April 14 2016 BARNSLEY is a hotspot for dog fouling - with more fines issued in the town than anywhere else. A spokesperson for the Kingdom Security private enforcement agency told councillors last week that when it comes to issuing fines for dog…
Barnsley Council Thursday April 14 2016 THE COUNCIL has issued a stern warning to litter bugs giving out false information.  The council says that giving false information or refusing to give personal details when challenged for littering is a criminal offence. The reminder follows a series…
Barnsley Council Wednesday April 13 2016 TEMPORARY traffic lights are in place near Silkstone after a land slip. A recent routine inspection of the A628 Barnsley Road, Noblethorpe, uncovered some ground movement on the road. The council says it has had to close the west bound…
The cigar box Tuesday April 12 2016 Do you know the owner of this cigar box and the vintage stamps found inside? Police would like to get them back to the person they belong to. It's thought the items may have links to the Barnsley area. They…
Have you seen missing Ethan? Have you seen missing Ethan? Tuesday April 12 2016 Ethan has now been found safe and well.  POLICE are searching for a missing schoolboy from Barnsley. Police in Rotherham are asking for the public's help to trace missing 14-year-old Ethan Davies. Ethan, who lives in Barnsley, was reported missing…
Barnsley lads ready for cycle challenge Tuesday April 12 2016 THREE Barnsley blokes will cycle all the way to Holland to raise money for Water Aid. Stephen Eyre, Roger Moss and David Dand, members of the Barnsley Rotary Club, will cycle to their sister club, the Rotary club of Neede…
David used to catch the train with Phillip Tuesday April 12 2016 A BARNSLEY MAN wants to trace a friend who used to travel with him on the train to Huddersfield on a Saturday morning.  David Highway (formerly Wakefield) got to know Philip Smith in the 1980s when they used to catch…
Barnsley Hospital Tuesday April 12 2016 A FREE drop-in session will be held next week for people who want advice on hearing loss. Barnsley Hospital's audiology department will host the session at the Alhambra next Tuesday, where three qualified audiologists will be available to speak about…
Parkway Cinema Tuesday April 12 2016 THE COUNCIL will decide on an operator for a new cinema in Barnsley this summer.  The council is planning to build a new multiplex as part of the Better Barnsley project - throwing rival plans to build a cinema in…
South Yorkshire Police Tuesday April 12 2016 POLICE say there has been an increase in criminal damage and antisocial behaviour problems in Barnsley. Police have recently received reports of paint being thown over vehicles in Honeywell Lane, reports of problems being caused by nuisance yobs, and reports…
Council to receive pothole funding Tuesday April 12 2016 BARNSLEY will receive cash from the government to repair more than 4,000 potholes. The council will receive £218,000 from the government's £250 million Pothole Action Fund. Funding is calculated according to the length of the local road network in the…
Barnsley Council Tuesday April 12 2016 BARNSLEY is ranked in the bottom five local authorities in England for healthy life expectancy at birth, according to a new report issued by the council.  The report - released by the Director of Public Health Julia Burrows - states…
Police are appealing for witnesses Man in critical condition after being run over Tuesday April 12 2016 A 21-YEAR-OLD man is in a critical condition in hospital after being run over on Westway. Police are appealing for witnesses after the incident last night (Monday 11 April). At about 10.05pm, a Renault Clio was travelling along Westway from…
Artist's impression of the new market Monday April 11 2016 BETTER BARNSLEY has released a list of key project milestones that will take place over the coming months. This month, work will continue on the May Day Green Market building, with the structure and roof of the market set to…
Doncaster Road Monday April 11 2016 BUSES are being diverted after coming under attack from yobs throwing glass bottles, rocks and stones from a missile "hotspot". The 22 and 22m services have had to be diverted after three incidents in the past few weeks on Doncaster Road,…
Experience Barnsley Monday April 11 2016 A NEW viking exhibition is coming to Barnsley. Heroes: Viking Kings, Conquerors and Explorers will arrive at the Experience Barnsley museum on Saturday 30 April. It will reveal the stories, legends and heroes of the Viking world. Human remains, replica helmets…
Councils say children should drink more water and less fizzy pop Monday April 11 2016 COUNCILS are urging children and teenagers to drink more water in an effort to tackle obesity. The Local Government Association, which represents more than 370 councils, is calling for water to be made more freely available in schools, nurseries and…
Barnsley FC Friday April 8 2016 BARNSLEY will release a commemorative picture book to celebrate winning the Johnstone's Paint Trophy. ‘Painting The Town Red’ will review the Reds’ progress in each round as they reached the Final against Oxford United. It wil include player photos, action shots…
South Yorkshire Police Friday April 8 2016 POLICE are cracking down on nuisance off-road motorbikes. Last Sunday (3 April) saw a number of officers patrolling particular hotspot areas for off-roaders in the Dearne area to try and identify those who continue to ride off-road bikes illegally. A…
Police are appealing for information Friday April 8 2016 THIEVES have stolen three cars from a garage in Hoyland.  Police are investigating following the reported burglary. Between 10pm on Wednesday 6 April and 1am on Thursday 7 April, the thieves are believed to have forced entry into the premises…
Worrying obesity statistics for Barnsley Friday April 8 2016 BARNSLEY is the third most obese area of the UK, according to a new study. Researchers from allcures.com have created an interactive map using data from an obesity report by Public Health England, as well as national health surveys on…
Police are appealing Friday April 8 2016 POLICE are appealing for information after large industrial screws were placed on train tracks.  Officers are appealing after items were placed on the line at Shaw Lane, Monk Bretton goods line, obstructing the track.  Officers believe the items were placed…
Bluebell Thursday April 7 2016 A BELOVED rabbit has been stolen from Wigfield Farm. Bluebell was stolen last Saturday afternoon (2 April) from the farm, which has since launched a social media appeal to try and locate the bunny.  A farm spokesperson says that CCTV…
The Grange Lane traveller site Thursday April 7 2016 A DECISION will be made next month on whether a Stairfoot site for gypsies and travellers will reopen. Council bosses will decide whether the 11 pitch site on Grange Lane should open back up after closing last April. The site…
Cannon Hall Farm Thursday April 7 2016 CANNON Hall Farm has been named one of the top 20 farm parks in the UK. The ranking is based on the number of enquries from holidaylettings.co.uk and reviews on TripAdvisor.  Spokesman Jack Johnson said: "This award-winning farm is home…
Smokers spend over £1,000 on the habit Thursday April 7 2016 SMOKERS in Barnsley spend more than £1,000 per year funding their habit, according to new figures. The council says smokers spend an average of £1,323 on cigarettes.  Julie Burrows, director of public health in Barnsley, said the amount smokers spend…
Dog chipping Wednesday April 6 2016 DOG OWNERS are being reminded that from today their pets will have to be microchipped under plans intended to cut a rise in strays. The microchips are coded with owners' details, and owners who do not comply could face fines of…
Barnsley FC Tuesday April 5 2016 BARNSLEY FC will parade the Johnstone's Paint Trophy at the Town Hall this Thursday. Barnsley Council and the club are inviting reds fans to bring Wembley fever back to the town in celebration of last weekend’s thrilling 3-2 victory over…
Do you recognise this man? Tuesday April 5 2016 A CALLOUS THIEF stole a pensioner's purse at Morrisons in Barnsley.  Police are keen to speak with the man pictured in the above images after the incident, that took place between 4pm - 4.50pm on Wednesday 24 February. The woman, who…
Car parking Tuesday April 5 2016 PLANS are underway to introduce 'pay by phone' car parking in Barnsley. The car park on the former CEAG site, which has been created as part of the council’s £54m Better Barnsley scheme, will be the first to trial the…
Patients will be asked to air their views Tuesday April 5 2016 PATIENTS will be asked to give their opinions on their GP Surgery. Staff and volunteers from Healthwatch Barnsley will be at Thurnscoe Library on Thursday 14 April between 9.30am and 5pm.  They will be there to listen to the views…
Barnsley Hospital Tuesday April 5 2016 JUNIOR DOCTORS at Barnsley Hospital will strike again this week over national imposed changes to contracts.   The British Medical Association (BMA) Junior Doctors have said that they intend to take strike action on Wednesday 6 April to 8am on…
The mums at the finish line Tuesday April 5 2016 BARNSLEY MUMS took part in a charity pram walk at the weekend to raise money for the Tiny Hearts Appeal. The mums walked from the town centre to Barnsley Hospital and back in their charity venture on Saturday morning (April…
Daisy Tuesday April 5 2016 AN ANGRY dog owner has hit out after her dog was injured after falling on glass at Kendray playing fields. Wendy Taylor says her dog Daisy fell on the smashed glass which cut into her face, leaving her with a…
What will Barnsley be like in 2025? Monday April 4 2016 AN EVENT will be held this week that will ask people for their hopes for a better Barnsley. The event will mark the launch of the Our Barnsley 2025 campaign, that asks residents what they’d like Barnsley to be like…
Police appeal Monday April 4 2016 THIEVES have stolen tools from a garden shed in Darfield.  Police are appealing for witnesses after the tools were taken from a shed in Church View last Wednesday (March 30).  Anyone with information should call 101 quoting incident number 174…
The seized butterflies Monday April 4 2016 POLICE have seized around 100 rare butterflies from a man caught selling them illegally on the internet.  Officers found a collection of upto 4000 butterflies at a house on Cross Street, Barugh Green. Although most of the collection held was…
The Barnsley College Sports Academy team Monday April 4 2016 BARNSLEY COLLEGE'S Sports Academy footballers are celebrating after winning the South Yorkshire Schools Under-18 Cup. Barnsley College claimed the trophy thanks to a convincing 4-0 victory against Maltby Academy in the final, which was held at Balby Carr Academy in…
Police are appealing for witnesses Saturday April 2 2016 POLICE are appealing for witnesses after a collision in Hoyland which resulted in a pensioner being airlifted to hospital. At around 2pm yesterday (Friday 1 April), it was reported that a black Suzuki Swift travelling along King Street in Hoyland…
Police incident Friday April 1 2016 A PENSIONER has been airlifted to hospital after an incident in Hoyland. Police received a call at around 2pm today (Friday, April 1) that a collision had taken place on King Street. It is understood that a 75-year-old lady was…
Joann Fletcher Friday April 1 2016 RENOWNED Egyptologist Professor Joann Fletcher is returning to Barnsley this month. Joann will return to her hometown to speak candidly about her career and achievements so far. Joann is the first local celebrity to take part in a new series…
Olivia Taylor Friday April 1 2016 **Happy April Fools' Day from We Are Barnsley!** A NEW reality TV programme will film in Barnsley this summer - and producers want you to star in it. 'Talk of the Tarn' will air on terrestrial TV later on in…
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