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Showing 26 articles for September 2017


Monday September 18 2017 POLICE are appealing for witnesses after a hit and run in Mapplewell left two men in hospital - including one with serious injuries. The incident happened around 10.10am on Saturday (September 16) when two men, both aged 41, were walking…
Monday September 18 2017 MOBILE speed cameras will operate on the following roads this week: A61 Wakefield Road A628 Pontefract Road A629 Halifax Road, Wortley A633 Rotherham Road, Athersley A633 Rotherham Road A635 Doncaster Road, Ardsley B6096 Station Road, Wombwell B6411 Houghton Road, Thurnscoe
Change Your Tune Monday September 18 2017 ITV is launching a new show looking for the country's worst singers - and wants people from Barnsley to take part. Each episode of Change Your Tune - hosted by Baz Ashmawy - will see five bad singers attempt to…
Do you recognise these men? Monday September 18 2017 TWO men are wanted by police over a robbery at a house in Stairfoot in which a woman was held up with a knife and machete and had her purse, cash and car key stolen. The incident happened at 7.35pm…
Monday September 18 2017 POLICE have confirmed they were called to ASOS on Saturday following a bomb scare. Police were called just after 6.55pm to the warehouse in Park Spring Road after they received information about an alleged bomb threat. A police spokeswoman said:…
Cannon Hall Farm Friday September 15 2017 CANNON Hall Farm has been named as Yorkshire's favourite family attraction after going head to head against the top tourist attractions in the county. More than 10,000 people voted in the Yorkshire Attractions online competition which saw Cannon Hall Farm…
Thursday September 14 2017 A MAN is in hospital with serious injuries after a crash in Wombwell this morning. Emergency services were called to Wombwell Lane at 5.40am after a lorry and a van collided. The man driving the van, in his 20s, was…
Thursday September 14 2017 A BARNSLEY man is facing time in prison after pleading guilty to burglary and assault. Thirty-one-year-old Shane William Greenwood, of Burton Crescent, Monk Bretton, appeared before Barnsley Magistrate’s Court yesterday (Wednesday September 13), charged with two counts of burglary. The…
Thursday September 14 2017 POLICE are appealing for witnesses after five cars were deliberately torched across Barnsley. The arsons occurred between midnight and 1am on Friday July 7, with the first at around 12.10am when a white Volkswagen Scirrocco, parked in Silkstone Common was…
Wednesday September 13 2017 ANGRY parents have slammed a troubled school for its "Army-like" rules that force children to have a 9pm bedtime and a 6.30am alarm set. Are schools too harsh with some of their rules? Are there any rules at your child's…
Patrick Cryne Wednesday September 13 2017 TERMINALLY ill Barnsley owner Patrick Cryne has written a poignant letter to fans. Cryne, who has cancer, wrote in the club's programme for the Carabao Cup second-round tie against Derby last night, which the Reds won 3-2. Cryne's letter in…
Tuesday September 12 2017 A PRIVATE enforcement firm that targets litter bugs  in central Barnsley has been told to focus on those dropping fast food boxes and crisp packets. Is littering a problem in Barnsley? What kind of litter do you see the most…
Tuesday September 12 2017 KNIVES were sold to children in an undercover police operation in the town centre. South Yorkshire Police sent teenagers into a number of shops in the town centre as part of a 'test purchase operation' and said half of the…
Monday September 11 2017 BARNSLEY Council has launched a new app for its website - the first local authority in the country to do so. The app can be installed on any android/iPhone device and gives access to popular forms and sections of the…
Monday September 11 2017 Mobile speed cameras will operate on the following roads this week: A61 Wakefield Road A628 Pontefract Road A629 Halifax Road, Wortley A633 Rotherham Road, Athersley A633 Rotherham Road A635 Doncaster Road, Ardsley B6096 Station Road, Wombwell B6132 Laithes Lane, Athersley
Police Car Lights Friday September 8 2017 SENTIMENTAL garden ornaments have been stolen from a pensioner's home in Barnsley. Two gnomes were taken sometime between 8.30pm on August 26 and noon the following day from an 82-year-old woman’s garden on Aldham House Lane, Wombwell. PC Iona Edwards,…
Thursday September 7 2017 BARNSLEY council has won an award for its fly tipping social media campaign. The #EverybodyThink campaign - that the council says has resulted in a 15 per cent reduction in fly tipping in its first seven months - won Social…
Taco Bell Thursday September 7 2017 PLANS for a new Taco Bell restaurant in Barnsley have been approved by the council. The drive-through restaurant will be built at Birdwell, and will sit alongside KFC, Dunkin Donuts and The Dearne Valley farm pub at Rockingham roundabout. Taco…
Wednesday September 6 2017 A NEW survey reveals that over half of drivers questioned want to fine motorists who use parent-and-child parking spaces when they don’t have a child in the car. But what do you think should be the punishment for improper use…
Wednesday September 6 2017 A BARNSLEY shop has been fined over £6,000 for selling out-of-date food  including children's yoghurts, meat and a black pudding that was nearly seven months past it's use by date. An officer from Barnsley Council’s trading standards team visited Singh’s…
Tuesday September 5 2017 POLICE are appealing for witnesses after an 11-year-old boy suffered a broken leg after he was hit by a car. Police say the incident happened after 5pm when an empty silver Vauxhall Astra, which was parked on Fredrick Street, Goldthorpe,…
An artists impression of the new retail park Tuesday September 5 2017 A NEW Wilko will open at Cortonwood tomorrow. As part of the launch, there will be £20 gift cards for the first 100 shoppers and free cupcakes for customers. Other retailers set to open at Cortonwood as part of the…
Monday September 4 2017 A POPULAR Barnsley takeaway has been fined over £4,000 for substituting lamb with cheaper beef meat in a curry. Barnsley Magistrates Court heard that a Trading Standards Officer on behalf of the council visited Rajas, Summer Lane, in July, and purchased…
Monday September 4 2017 THE Old Chemist bar and restaurant in the town centre has closed. The business opened in February last year as a cocktail bar and Brazilian restaurant - Estancia Churrasco - on Hanson Street. But it shut its doors for the…
Monday September 4 2017 MOBILE speed cameras will operate on the following roads this week: A61 Wakefield Road A628 Pontefract Road A629 Halifax Road, Wortley A633 Rotherham Road, Athersley A633 Rotherham Road A635 Doncaster Road, Ardsley B6096 Station Road, Wombwell B6132 Laithes Lane B6411…
Friday September 1 2017 BANK holiday weekend was overshadowed by two incidents involving weapons near Kendray. This week's WAB Debate asks: Do you feel safe in your village? Last Sunday, Neville Avenue was closed because of reports of a man wielding a machete, while…
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