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Thursday August 28 2014 A DEVOTED cat lover flew 10,000 miles back to Barnsley when she heard her beloved pet had gone missing. Chloe Brown, 24, was travelling through Asia when she got the news that Saffron had disappeared. She immediately cut short her…
Horizon shows progress Thursday August 28 2014 HORIZON Community College is celebrating after a glowing Ofsted report. As well as maintaining high levels of GCSE attainment with 63 per cent achieving five A* to C grades, the school's maths results are also one of the best in…
Barnsley Hospital Thursday August 28 2014 SPECIALISTS helping pregnant women who have problems with drugs and alcohol see as many as 22 referrals every month, according to new figures. Midwife Jo Poskitt said the figure is usually between 14 and 22 and includes all substances such…
Thursday August 28 2014 A ROYAL Air Force flag has been stolen from the grave of a war hero. Joe Pinguey, a member of the Royal British Legion, was shocked to discover the flag had been taken from the burial spot of J A…
Thursday August 28 2014 A MARKET trader has said an increase in electricity prices will kill off Barnsley's already struggling market. Jennifer Armitage, of Pickles Farms Foods in the indoor market, fears traders are struggling to pay high rents and bills at a time…
South Yorkshire Police Thursday August 28 2014 POLICE are appealing for witnesses after a car and motorbike were involved in a collision in Barnsley. At around 6.25pm on August 22, police believe that a black Ford Kuga and a green Kawasaki motorbike were travelling along the Dearne…
Shaun Wright Thursday August 28 2014 SHAUN Wright has resigned from the Labour Party but has insisted he will remain as South Yorkshire's police and crime commissioner. Mr Wright has faced calls to step down after a report on child abuse in Rotherham, where he managed…
Barnsley Magistrates' Court Thursday August 28 2014 A WOMAN who falsely claimed more than £17,000 in benefits has escaped jail. Mum-of-three Julie Matthews, from Wombwell, did not declare she was married because her husband was gay, Barnsley Magistrates' Court was told. The 48-year-old and her husband, Ian, married…
Thursday August 28 2014 A BARNSLEY woman was left speechless when her boyfriend proposed - by carving his message of love into a tree. Jonny Hoyland, 27, who lives with Hayley Stewart at Inchburn Crescent, Penistone, waited until she went to work at Meadowhall last…
Thursday August 28 2014 A BULGARIAN student has said Barnsley is among the friendliest, most tolerant and welcoming places in the world. Miry Kostadinov, 21, says he has been met with "nothing but kindness" since he came to the town to study art at…
Barnsley Magistrates' Court Man To Appear In Court Thursday August 28 2014 A MAN accused of masturbating in Barnsley Hospital's accident and emergency department will appear in court. Gary Hough, 35, of Bellbrooke Avenue, Darfield, denied outraging public decency when he was granted bail. He will next appear at Barnsley Magistrates' Court…
Thursday August 28 2014 THE RSPCA has appealed for witnesses after reports of a duck being killed in Barnsley. It's unclear how the duck was killed but an investigator attended the Mitchell and Darfield pond on Bradbury Balk Lane last week after an anonymous…
Thursday August 28 2014 A NATWEST branch has announced it's closing its doors in November - due to the fall in people using it. A spokesperson for NatWest's Royston's branch said the closure was due to fewer people using the branch for transactions since…
Thursday August 28 2014 A PUB may be demolished to make way for 20 houses. The Sturdy Lads, in Monk Bretton, is currently closed and boarded up. An outline application has been submitted to the council to demolish the pub, on the junction of…
Thursday August 28 2014 MOBILE speed cameras will operate on the following roads this week. A61 Park Road, Barnsley A628 Cundy Cross to Shafton Two Games A633 Rotherham Road, Athersley South A633 Rotherham Road, Monk Bretton A635 Doncaster Road, Barnsley A635 Saltersbrook Road, Barnsley…
Tuesday August 26 2014 HUNDREDS of friends and family gathered for the funeral of Barnsley soldier Dale Harris. Comrades carried his coffin from St Thomas's Church in Worsbrough Dale on Thursday after the service with full military honours. Dale, 24, a rifleman in the…
Tuesday August 26 2014 BARNSLEY Council is about to spend more than £4 million to switch to energy efficient light bulbs. A significant proportion of Barnsley's residential street lighting stock is due to be replaced, changing from energy inefficient fluorescent lanterns to energy efficient…
Tuesday August 26 2014 A SCHOOL that has been flooded three times in the past 12 months will not open in time for the new term. Staff and parents at Dodworth St John's have been spending hours at the Barnsley Road school in a bid…
South Yorkshire Police Tuesday August 26 2014 A MAN had to be rescued from his car after it ended up on its roof. The car was travelling along Gawber Road at about 2pm on Thursday when the incident happened. Two fire engines and one ambulance attended the…
Berneslai Homes Tuesday August 26 2014 MORE than 90 per cent of people who live in Barnsley's council houses are happy with the service provided by Berneslai Homes, according to its latest survey. The survey asked a range of questions about how Berneslai Homes and its…
Tuesday August 26 2014 MAJOR changes to many of Barnsley's bus services will start this weekend. Here's your WAB Guide on what's changing. Operator Stagecoach is making a number of changes along the Pontefract Road corridor to boost punctuality and reliability and to reflect…
Tuesday August 26 2014 EXPERIENCE Barnsley is celebrating after making it down to the last six in Britain's biggest museum awards. Over 800 grandparents, aunties, uncles, parents and children have submitted their favourite site to visit in this year's Telegraph’s Family Friendly Museum Awards. The…
Ebola virus Tuesday August 26 2014 THE infectious disease unit in South Yorkshire has assured residents that they are prepared to manage any suspected Ebola cases within the region. Advising on the infectious virus, the SYIDU has sent out guidelines to clinicians on how to treat a…
Tuesday August 26 2014 MAPS with hot spot areas have been given to enforcement officers who are clamping down on litterers, illegal parkers and dog fouling. Maria Broxup and James Lovatt - who are prowling Royston, Cudworth, Shafton, Grimethorpe, Carlton, Lundwood and Brierley -…
Tuesday August 26 2014 A BARNSLEY man had to be rescued from his roof after getting stuck. Firefighters were called out to Highstone Avenue, Worsbrough Common, at around 9pm on Friday night. The man - who was said to have climbed up "to get…
Tuesday August 26 2014 YORKSHIRE Water has said some residents in Barnsley may be experiencing difficulties with their water supplies. People around Cemetery Road in Wombwell have been told they may experience some difficulties while the water provider investigates an issue. Tweeting at 10.12am…
Photo from Barnsley FC Tuesday August 26 2014 DANNY Wilson has praised his side's attacking threat after watching them hit four past Gillingham at the weekend. The Reds extended their unbeaten run to three games with the 4-1 win on Saturday, with goals coming from Conor Hourihane, Sam…
Stagecoach Tuesday August 26 2014 A NEW weekend night bus is set to launch in Barnsley. Stagecoach's N27 service, which goes from Barnsley to Grimethorpe via Brierley, will run on Saturday nights and into Sunday morning. Launching on August 30, it will operate a flat…
Tuesday August 26 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…
Photo by Mathew Hanley Monday August 25 2014 OUR town has been recognised once again for its excellent green spaces as a number of its sites have achieved the prestigious Green Flag Award. Elsecar Park and Nature Reserve has been awarded its seventh flag in a row, and…
Monday August 25 2014 TWO charities received cheques worth £4,650 from last year's mayor and mayoress. Now deputy mayor, Coun Ken Richardson was joined by his wife Nadia and representatives of cancer and palliative care services at Barnsley Hospital and the Barnsley branch of…
Monday August 25 2014 A MULTIPLEX cinema and six 'high quality' restaurants will be built in the Alhambra. The multi-million pound investment, made by landlords F&C Reit, will see nine screens installed. Giant plasma screens on the outside of the centre at the Sheffield…
Friday August 22 2014 PLANS to install tables and chairs in the town centre in time for the bank holiday weekend have been postponed - due to a delivery delay. The sets - which were due to be delivered and fitted by Saturday -…
Michael Dugher MP Thursday August 21 2014 SHOCKING new figures from an official NHS survey have revealed that more than 30,000 people in Barnsley have had to wait more than a week to see a GP in the past year. Across the area covered by Barnsley Clinical…
Darcy Burke Thursday August 21 2014 A GROUP of 10 men have signed up for a coast-to-coast cycle ride in memory of Darcy Burke. Darcy, from Darfield, died aged six in April after a year-long battle with a brain tumour. The popular little girl inspired many…
Thursday August 21 2014 CHILDREN across Barnsley have achieved or surpassed their expected grade in this year’s GCSE exams. They have achieved these credible results in a year when the government made significant changes to the exam system. For the first time, pupils’ coursework…
Thursday August 21 2014 A 'VAST' improvement has been recognised in the town centre since enforcement officers were brought in to clamp down on litterers, according to the council. A progress report has been released by the authority outlining its progress in the first…
Thursday August 21 2014 BUYERS of used cars will need to immediately tax their car as part of new changes coming in from October - or face heavy fines. The paper tax disc, which was first introduced in 1921, will be replaced by an…
Thursday August 21 2014 A WARNING has been issued to rabbit owners following reports of myxomatosis. Animal charity MyxomatosisNow sent out a tweet to its followers last week, warning about cases of rabbits with the fatal disease in Barnsley. It said: "Infected rabbits with…
Megan Blackburn Thursday August 21 2014 A SCHOOLGIRL has been helping The Fonz from Happy Days to inspire children struggling with dyslexia. Megan Blackburn, 14, was one of a group of children invited to film at St Catherine's High School in Halifax with actor Henry Winkler…
Thursday August 21 2014 A GROUP "stood and watched" as a boy was drowning in the water - according to the woman who dove in and tried to save him. The nine-year-old had got into difficulty in the River Dearne at Hoyle Mill when…
Thursday August 21 2014 BUSINESSES on Shambles Street were "forced" into closing on Wednesday after their water supply was turned off. The town centre street - which has been closed one way due to the demolition of the library - is also undergoing water…
Thursday August 21 2014 MORE than 5,000 bin collections have been missed in Barnsley. A report measuring the council's performance showed 5,338 were missed in the first quarter of the authority's 2014/15 plan, although the figure is considered "artificially high" due to the new…
Thursday August 21 2014 TRAVELLERS remain in Locke Park - a week after arriving. Accusations have been made of threatening behaviour and cars driving on the park's grass, leaving dog walkers and local residents bemused that nothing has been done to remove them. It…
Wednesday August 20 2014 A BARNSLEY man has turned into a self-styled traffic warden - after becoming fed up with people parking on pavements. Workers in Hoyland Common workers alleged the man had become "aggressive" with people parked on pavements on Tinker Lane and…
Wednesday August 20 2014 A LUCKY shopper in Barnsley will win a new car in October. The Alhambra - which has teamed up with Sheffield dealership Eric Stead MG - will start the competition on August 25. On conclusion of the competition on October…
Kershia and Tom Wednesday August 20 2014 A BARNSLEY teacher is hoping locals can help her hit the right note to win a £15,000 cash prize on TV. Kershia Pierce, from Royston, has applied to appear on The Singer Takes It All, but it's more than just…
Wednesday August 20 2014 BARNSLEY is well on the way to securing a 'thriving and vibrant' economy, according to the council. To measure the authority's performance, a newly-released report revealed 41 new businesses and 317 new jobs have been created in the first quarter…
Asylum Seekers No Longer Put In Barnsley's Hotels Wednesday August 20 2014 ASYLUM seekers will no longer be put in plush Barnsley hotels. A commitment has been made between the Home Office and G4S to only use approved accommodation in Wakefield, after asylum seekers were put up at two of Barnsley's best…
Photo from @BarnsleyASB Wednesday August 20 2014 PROTESTERS campaigning against cuts to free train travel for the elderly voiced their opinions outside Barnsley Interchange on Tuesday. The Freedom Riders group - which wants free travel for the elderly to be restored in South Yorkshire - have been…
Barnsley Magistrates' Court Man Jailed After Barbaric Chicken Attack Wednesday August 20 2014 A MAN has been jailed following a barbaric attack in which chickens were burnt, stabbed and punched. Former soldier Jack Handley, one of those responsible for the mindless killings at the allotments in Cudworth, was sent to prison for 18…
Photo from Barnsley FC Wednesday August 20 2014 THE Reds showed their fighting spirit by coming from behind twice to come away with a point after a 2-2 draw with Coventry. Barnsley - who registered their first win of the season with a 2-1 win against cup foes…
Lauren at Oxford Tuesday August 19 2014 A BARNSLEY College student landed a place on a prestigious course at Oxford University - after bagging three A grades in the first year of her A-Levels! Lauren Taylor, 17, who is studying English language and literature, art and ICT,…
Tuesday August 19 2014 A MOTHER has created a new app which makes it impossible for children to ignore their parents' calls and texts. Sharon Standifird, from Houston, Texas, grew frustrated at her son's habit of dismissing her calls and was spurred on to…
Tuesday August 19 2014 A NUMBER of tables and chairs will be installed in the town centre in time for the bank holiday weekend. Fourteen sets will temporarily replace the seating which has been removed as part of the town centre redevelopment scheme. The…
Tuesday August 19 2014 THE Reds have signed Devante Cole, a highly-rated striker from Manchester City. The loan deal for the 19-year-old runs until January 5 and he will be eligible to play in both the FA Cup and the Johnstone's Paint Trophy. Cole…
Tuesday August 19 2014 OVER £500,000 will be spent on tackling the town's troublesome potholes. The funding - from the Department for Transport - will be formally accepted by the council on August 27. The £503,145 award follows a successful bid made by the…
Dale Harris Tuesday August 19 2014 A BARNSLEY soldier will be laid to rest on Thursday. Dale Harris, who would have turned 25 just a few days ago, was a rifleman in the 2nd Battalion The Rifles and passed away when a tractor collided with the…
Michael Dugher MP Monday August 18 2014 A BARNSLEY MP has called on the government to ban wild animals in circuses. Draft legislation to ban wild animals in circuses was introduced in 2013, but the government failed to include it in this year’s Queen's Speech. Michael Dugher,…
Photo by Chantele Smith Monday August 18 2014 A DEDICATED bunch of theatre lovers have helped to restore The Lamproom's 187 seats. The Friends of The Lamproom Theatre group recently transformed the venue by removing all of its worn seats. They have been in place since 2001 and…
Monday August 18 2014 A MAN died following a car crash in the early hours of Sunday morning. Firefighters from Barnsley and Cudworth were called to an incident on Haw Park Lane, Wintersett, shortly before 3am. The man's car hit a tree, setting the…
Monday August 18 2014 A MUM has appealed for the two cyclists who helped her injured son after he fell into a stream to get in touch. Leeanne Abbott's 11-year-old son, Bryce Moore, was playing with friends near the Trans Pennine Trail at Elsecar…
South Yorkshire Police Monday August 18 2014 A CORDON was put in place after a suspected bomb was found in Barnsley. Police received reports of a suspicious package at the Cash Converters in the town at around 4.20pm on August 15. The package was examined at Barnsley…
Photo from Barnsley FC Monday August 18 2014 THE Reds avenged their midweek cup defeat by beating Crewe 2-1 in the league on Saturday. Barnsley travelled to their cup foes' home after going down 2-0 on Tuesday evening, but second-half goals from Leroy Lita and Martin Cranie cancelled…
Friday August 15 2014 ANOTHER weather warning has been issued for heavy rain heading into this evening. A Met Office statement said: "The showers may become organised into narrow, slow-moving bands, with some places having over 15mm of rain in an hour and up…
Friday August 15 2014 A SMALL exhibition at Experience Barnsley on Saturday will relive people's memories of Barnsley Feast Week. The week saw most of the town’s industries shut down and families in their hundreds travelled to Blackpool. Celebrate events of days gone by…
Friday August 15 2014 A NEW service has been launched to help struggling mums in Barnsley. Baby Basics Barnsley has been set up by The Salvation Army, Cortonwood, to help people who are struggling to provide for their children. The service will provide expectant…
Jan Cooper Guilty Clerk's Story To Appear On TV Friday August 15 2014 A BARNSLEY clerk who saddled locals with a debt of almost £1 million will have her story documented on a Channel 5 series. Janet Cooper was given an eight-year jail term in October 2013 after pocketing loans totalling almost £700,000…
Friday August 15 2014 COUNCILLORS in Barnsley were paid more than £880,000 in allowances and expenses in the financial year to March. Council leader Sir Steve Houghton received the most at £35,848.23, followed by his deputy, Coun Jim Andrews, who claimed £26,268.03. The overall…
Mr Bloom Friday August 15 2014 CHILDREN'S favourite Mr Bloom will be putting on two shows at the Alhambra on August 23. Initially booked for just one show, the CBeebies star - played by Ben Faulks - will now appear at 12pm and 1.30pm to cope…
Danny Wilson Friday August 15 2014 DANNY Wilson has called on his side to cut out the "sloppy goals" as Barnsley prepare to meet cup foes Crewe in the league. Wilson's men were beaten 2-0 in a frustrating night at Oakwell on Tuesday and head to…
David and Matthew White of White’s Bakery Thursday August 14 2014 A BARNSLEY-BASED bakery is celebrating its 80th year with rising orders for the likes of John Lewis and Asda. Family-run White's Bakery, founded in 1934, manufactures a wide range of cakes, cookies and bread products for wholesale and retail customers.…
Barnsley Hospital Thursday August 14 2014 BARNSLEY Hospital is taking part in a national initiative designed to improve the experience of people diagnosed with secondary breast cancer. The hospital has teamed up with two of the UK’s leading breast cancer charities - Breakthrough Breast Cancer and…
Thursday August 14 2014 A PLAN to build around 25,000 homes in Barnsley has been unveiled. Barnsley Council's 20-year strategy includes the aim of building around 200 affordable homes a year and increasing the supply of private rented homes by a quarter. The scheme…
Silvia Kablanova Thursday August 14 2014 BARNSLEY College is celebrating its students' A-Levels after recording a 100 per cent pass rate in 14 subjects. Students of English language and literature, French, maths and classical civilisation all passed with flying colours. The overall pass rate of 97…
Thursday August 14 2014 ASDA on Old Mill Lane was forced to close on Wednesday morning after a fire broke out in the store. Three fire crews were on scene for almost two hours from 9am after being alerted to smoke. The small fire…
Image by Allen England Weather Warning Issued For South Yorkshire Thursday August 14 2014 A WEATHER warning has been issued for this afternoon. The Met Office has predicted that heavy showers and thunderstorms are set to develop across the region, with some expected to persist well into the evening. The public should be aware…
Aftermath of the storm Thursday August 14 2014 BARNSLEY Council had said it is "too early" to say what the cost of last week's storms will be. Buildings and roads across the borough were severely hit with floods after the storm hit the town on Friday afternoon, before…
South Yorkshire Police Thursday August 14 2014 A YOUNG boy had to be rescued from a lake after he got into difficulty on Wednesday evening. Firefighters were called to Dearne Valley Park on Pontefract Road just before 5pm. Two fire crews from Cudworth and Dearne stations were…
Wednesday August 13 2014 OVER 70 dog owners from all over Barnsley had their pets microchipped for free at a recent event. The event, held at the pavilion in Royston park, was organised by Barnsley Council and the Dogs Trust and ran for four…
Cllr Phil Davies Councillor To Appear In Court Wednesday August 13 2014 A BARNSLEY councillor is due to appear in court accused with offences under the Protection from Eviction Act. Coun Phil Davies, who represents the Old Town ward, is charged with depriving a residential occupier of his occupation of a house…
Wednesday August 13 2014 A PEREGRINE falcon which was downed by Friday's torrential rain has been reunited with his owner. Steve Clarke got in touch with We Are Barnsley on Sunday in a bid to trace its owner, after he found it near Kendray…
Wednesday August 13 2014 ALMOST 400 fines were issued by Barnsley Council to parents who took their children out of school for a term-time holiday. The 396 fines, handed out from September 2013 to July 2014, represents an increase from last year's figure of…
South Yorkshire Police Wednesday August 13 2014 POLICE have appealed for information after a knife-wielding man got away with a shop's till on Monday night. The man entered Bargain Booze on Station Road, Thurnscoe, carrying the blade and demanded money from staff. He left the shop with…
Wednesday August 13 2014 FIREFIGHTERS are on scene at Asda on Old Mill Lane after a suspected fire. South Yorkshire Fire and Rescue confirmed that they were alerted at just before 9am. Three engines are currently there dealing with the issue. We will update…
Oakwell Wednesday August 13 2014 A GOAL in each half sent Barnsley crashing out of the Capital One Cup last night. Having started brightly, the Reds looked dangerous in the early stages as Keith Treacy tested Crewe goalkeeper Ben Garratt after just 40 seconds. Leroy…
Advice Offered To People With Financial Struggles Tuesday August 12 2014 A POP-UP shop is coming to the town centre to offer advice to people who are experiencing financial difficulties. Officers from the council's welfare rights team will be on hand outside Topshop, on Mayday Green, from 9.30am to 3pm on…
Tuesday August 12 2014 BRIAN Blessed will be tracing his family's roots on the BBC's 'Who Do You Think You Are?' programme on Thursday night. The big-voiced 77-year-old, who was born in Mexborough and grew up in Probert Avenue, Goldthorpe, set out to discover…
Michael Dugher MP Tuesday August 12 2014 A BARNSLEY MP has asked residents for their opinions on a number of issues including zero hours contracts, wages and immigration. The online survey, which is open to residents living in Michael Dugher's Barnsley East constituency, has been launched by…
Tuesday August 12 2014 DARFIELD'S infamous peacock has been returned to his owner! The bird - called Blue - has been rampaging through the Springbank Road area, tearing up gardens and scaring children. Having made its way to nearby Church Street, it was there…
Before Tuesday August 12 2014 THE owner of a dog who was found wandering the streets with maggot-infested fur is wanted by the RSPCA. Inspectors from the animal charity said the Westie-type dog, which was found on Hope Avenue, Goldthorpe, is now unrecognisable after having…
Barnsley Magistrates' Court Man Fined For Exposing Himself Tuesday August 12 2014 A MAN who was in a confrontation about cigarettes whipped out his penis and told a hostel worker to "smoke this" has been fined £105. Brett Jobling, 35, had his penis in his hand for four or five seconds during…
Monday August 11 2014 ALMOST 200 houses are set to be built on a former school site. An application for 198 dwellings on the Priory School site at Lundwood has been submitted to the council by Harron Homes. Plans include a new access road…
Leroy Lita Monday August 11 2014 BARNSLEY have signed proven goalscorer Leroy Lita on a one-year deal. Lita, who is the Reds' third forward signing of the summer, also joins Sam Winnall and Kane Hemmings in a completely new-look attack. The 29-year-old was released by Premier…
Monday August 11 2014 PROTESTERS campaigning against cuts to free train travel for the elderly have started the first of three protests planned for this week. The Freedom Riders group - which wants free travel for the elderly to be restored in South Yorkshire…
Monday August 11 2014 A BARNSLEY pensioner can't wait to drive down to Cornwall after she passed her test - at the age of 77. Kathleen Mitchell, of Barnsley Road, Brierley, passed the driving test at the start of the month and is now…
Man Sent To Crown Court After Police Car Incident Monday August 11 2014 A MAN has been accused of crashing into a parked police car and shunting it 75 metres down Dodworth Road. Waldemar Halko, 33, of Chestnut Crescent, Kendray, denies dangerous driving and possession with intent to supply amphetamine. He will make…
Danny Wilson Reds' League One Campaign Starts With Defeat Monday August 11 2014 DALE Jennings was sent off on the opening day of the season for the second year in a row as Barnsley lost 1-0 to Crawley on Saturday. Jennings - who had been Barnsley's main threat - saw red after reacting…
Barnsley Interchange Monday August 11 2014 BARNSLEY Interchange has reopened this morning after heavy rain on Friday severely damaged its roof. David Young, from South Yorkshire Passenger Transport Executive, said it had to be closed as it couldn't be guaranteed that its ceiling would stay up.…
Weather Warning Issued For Sunday Saturday August 9 2014 ANOTHER weather warning has been issued for Sunday by the Met Office. Friday saw over a month's worth of rain batter South Yorkshire from late in the afternoon and brought chaos to Barnsley, with flooded roads and shops across the…
Buses Diverted After Interchange's Closure Friday August 8 2014 THERE are lots of changes to buses due to the closure of Barnsley Interchange. Please note that whilst all services are running, there may be some delays. These diversions are in place until further notice and will be updated regularly.…
Oakwell Friday August 8 2014 THE Reds' new-look side kick off their League One campaign against Crawley Town on Saturday. In total, 21 players have left the club since the club's final game of their eight-year Championship stay against QPR in May. Last season's 15-goal…
Friday August 8 2014 FIREFIGHTERS will be striking for eight days after the government failed to improve its pension proposals. Strikes take place from August 9 until August 16 between 12pm and 2pm and 10.59pm to 11.59pm. Firefighters say current proposals in England and…
Image by Clare Johnson Friday August 8 2014 A WEATHER warning has been issued for heavy, thundery showers by the Met Office. Issued at 10.45am this morning, the yellow warning is in place until 11pm and has advised the public to be aware of the risk of localised…
Friday August 8 2014 A BARNSLEY family is appealing for the return of a mountain bike which holds enormous sentimental value to them. The bike once belonged to Daniel Bunting, who died 10 years ago. It was ridden to the Court House car park…
Friday August 8 2014 HEALTH experts have reminded parents of children with asthma to make sure their kids continue to take their medication properly over the summer holidays. Hospital admissions for asthma-related illness can increase in the later summer months as a result of…
John Stones Thursday August 7 2014 BARNSLEY lad John Stones has been rewarded for last season's performances with a new five-year contract at Everton. The 20-year-old, who capped off a fine campaign with the Toffees by winning his first senior England caps, initially signed a long-term…
South Yorkshire Police Thursday August 7 2014 A BARNSLEY man who allegedly threatened a shop's staff with a firearm has been charged following a robbery last Friday. Mitch Parkinson, 23, of Briton Square, Thurnscoe, appeared at Barnsley Magistrates' Court today (Thursday) and has been remanded into custody…
Thursday August 7 2014 MOBILE speed cameras will operate on the following roads this week. A61 Park Road, Barnsley A628 Cundy Cross to Shafton Two Games A633 Rotherham Road, Athersley South A633 Rotherham Road, Monk Bretton A635 Doncaster Road, Barnsley A635 Saltersbrook Road, Barnsley…
Thursday August 7 2014 BARNSLEY'S fitness fanatics have been warned to be on their guard after a workout supplement on sale in a local gym was found to be illegal and dangerous. Food standards officers at Barnsley Council have issued a warning to people…
Thursday August 7 2014 LOCAL mums came together to take part in an annual breastfeeding event at Locke Park. Hosted by Barnsley Council on August 1, 33 children took part in the Big Latch On record attempt at Locke Park. This year, 13,798 children…
Barnsley Man To Appear At Crown Court Thursday August 7 2014 A MAN was caught heavy petting with a 15-year-old girl outside Barnsley Interchange - weeks after he was forbidden from seeing her. Jordan Lee Dokic, 22, who was said to have a mental age of 15, was captured on CCTV…
Dearne Playhouse Thursday August 7 2014 A FREE dog microchipping event is coming to Goldthorpe next month. Open to Goldthorpe residents only, owners can get their dog microchipped, vaccinated, treated against fleas and worms and given a neutering voucher - all completely free of charge "I…
Thursday August 7 2014 THE Reds have signed Keith Treacy on a two-year deal. Treacy, 25, was a free agent after being released from Premier League newcomers Burnley - despite playing 31 times in last season's promotion-winning campaign. The midfielder, who has six Republic…
Charlie and Darrell Wednesday August 6 2014 A BARNSLEY man lost more than eight stones in two years to reach the final of a Slimming World competition. Darrell Mitchell, 41, from Bowden Grove, Dodworth, weighed 22 stone 4lbs when he joined his local group in June 2012,…
Wednesday August 6 2014 MOTORISTS driving in and out of Barnsley town centre along Huddersfield Road face possible delays for the next few weeks. A major gas mains upgrade started last week, with the four-week project seeing 350 metres of existing pipes being replaced.…
Aldi Wednesday August 6 2014 A RESIDENTS' consultation is underway about proposals for a new Aldi store. The retailer is considering building a new store off Barnsley Road, Highgate. Letters have been sent out to neighbours and a consultation meeting has already been held -…
Wednesday August 6 2014 THE mural artworks on the former Barnsley Central Library could not be saved because they were stuck on "too well", the council has revealed. It had been hoped the artworks, unveiled in 1999 by Kes author Barry Hines, could be…
Barnsley Magistrates' Court Wednesday August 6 2014 A THIEF who targeted two elderly shoppers because he was "out of it" on a legal high has been jailed for a year. Arran Cowles, 25, stole bags from women aged 79 and 75 as they shopped at Asda and…
Wednesday August 6 2014 ENFORCEMENT officers wearing body cameras will be patrolling Barnsley's streets in a bid to clamp down on littering and dog fouling. Central, Dearne, North, North East and South area councils have joined forces to target those individuals who fail to…
Image by Kurt Fairhurst Wednesday August 6 2014 TRIBUTES have flooded in for a Barnsley soldier who was killed in a car accident last week. Rifleman Dale Harris, who served with the 2nd Battalion The Rifles and was based in County Antrim, was one of two 24-year-olds who…
Tuesday August 5 2014 DARFIELD'S infamous peacock is still on the loose - two weeks after first being spotted. Local filmmaker Giannis Kipreos, who woke up to find the colourful bird on his garage's roof, checked in yesterday to confirm it's still prowling the…
Tuesday August 5 2014 EXTRA police patrols are taking place in Barnsley after the driver of a bogus blue light vehicle attempted to grab a female motorist. The incident, on Soughley Lane, Wortley, happened on August 1 at around 10.40pm. A female motorist was…
Photo by Stuart Murphy Tuesday August 5 2014 A LOCKE Park play day which was due to take place on Wednesday has been postponed due to weather concerns. The day has been rearranged for August 27, running from 11am to 3pm. 'Playday', which is a national celebration of…
South Yorkshire Police Tuesday August 5 2014 A ROBBER threatened a Barnsley shop's staff with a gun before making off with the till in an afternoon raid on Friday. A man entered a convenience store in Lorne Road, Thurnscoe, just before 2pm and threatened staff with a…
Hundreds Evacuated After Factory Fire Tuesday August 5 2014 HUNDREDS of workers were evacuated after a Barnsley factory which makes Mr Kipling cakes caught on fire. The Carlton factory, which employs about 680 people, was evacuated at around 2.30am on August 2. A fire service spokesperson said: "Fire crews…
New shopping boulevard Tuesday August 5 2014 A NEW shopping boulevard, a town square, market hall and central library will be in the town centre in three years' time. The pencil sketches show off the proposed plans as part of a £41 million redevelopment scheme, which will…
Monday August 4 2014 A BARNSLEY man returned from the Commonwealth Games with a silver medal. Pole vaulter Luke Cutts, 26, from Thurnscoe, was involved in a dramatic head-to-head jump-off with England teammate Steven Lewis as the pair battled for the gold medal. A…
Image by Kurt Fairhurst Monday August 4 2014 A SOLDIER who died in a car crash in Ireland was from Barnsley. Rifleman Dale Harris, who served with the 2nd Battalion The Rifles and was based in County Antrim, was one of two 24-year-olds who died after being involved…
Dan Jarvis MP Monday August 4 2014 A BARNSLEY MP has urged local people to turn their lights off and light a candle tonight to commemorate the 100th anniversary of World War One. Dan Jarvis, MP for Barnsley Central, has given his support to the Lights Out…
Monday August 4 2014 A YOUNG motorcyclist sustained life-threatening injuries after a collision in Barnsley. At around 2.30pm on Friday, a black Citroen C4 car left a layby on the A6195 Dearne Valley Parkway and did a U-turn to head south towards Wombwell, as…
Monday August 4 2014 A MISSING 10-year-old boy was found safe late last night. Callun McVeigh had been missing for around 12 hours on Sunday after leaving New Lodge Farm House, Cubley, at 11.15am. After the police appealed for information, Callun was found safe…
Friday August 1 2014 CARLTON'S community gala has been postponed due to severe weather warnings. The event - which was due to be held tomorrow (Saturday) - will now take place on August 30 in Carlton Park after the Met Office forecast extreme conditions.…
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