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Showing 112 articles for March 2015


Friday March 27 2015 THE elderly woman who died following a collision in Barnsley has been named. Ruth Elizabeth Cocker, 85, from Birdwell, was travelling in a grey Ford Mondeo when it was in collision with a wall on Sheffield Road, Hoyland Common, at…
Friday March 27 2015 EASTGATE is the first street to be completed in a scheme which will see a number of Barnsley town centre streets refurbished. The works - taking place thanks to a significant funding contribution from the European Regional Development Fund -…
Dan Jarvis MP Friday March 27 2015 A BARNSLEY MP has vowed to continue his fight against legal high use in the town. After working closely with the council, the police, councillors and Trading Standards to force the closure of the original shop, Dan Jarvis again raised the…
Friday March 27 2015 A BUS operator is giving away a week's free travel to mark a company milestone. Stagecoach is running the competition on Wednesday to celebrate the first birthday of its Twitter account. Followers can win the prize by retweeting posts including…
Barnsley Magistrates' Court Friday March 27 2015 A BARNSLEY woman took almost £30,000 from her dementia-suffering brother-in-law. Susan Jayne Heppenstall, 55, was a carer for the victim, Jack Heppenstall, and spent the money on things like paying off doorstep loans, said Chantel Lowery-Green, prosecuting. Heppenstall, of Grove…
Friday March 27 2015 MOBILE speed cameras will operate on the following roads this week. A628 Barnsley Road, Cudworth A628 Pontefract Road, Lundwood A629 Halifax Road, Wortley A633 Rotherham Road, Athersley South A633 Rotherham Road, Monk Bretton A633 Wakefield Road, Barnsley A633 Warren Vale…
South Yorkshire Police Thursday March 26 2015 POLICE in Barnsley have appealed for witnesses after an 85-year-old woman died in a collision. At 11pm on Wednesday, officers received reports that a grey Ford Mondeo had been involved in a collision with a wall on Sheffield Road, Hoyland…
Thursday March 26 2015 THREE men have been sentenced to a total of 32 years in prison following an aggravated burglary in Barnsley. On the evening of March 16 in 2013, four unknown intruders entered the home of a family on Wilson Avenue in…
Thursday March 26 2015 CHILDLINE has warned that young people might be feeling "very distressed" after hearing news that Zayn Malik has left boyband One Direction. The popular 22-year-old announced his departure yesterday. Having seen upset fans post their thoughts on social media pages,…
Ofsted Thursday March 26 2015 A BARNSLEY primary school is celebrating after Ofsted inspectors declared it 'good' in every area of its work. Children at Royston's Meadstead Primary Academy achieve particularly well in reading, writing and mathematics. The quality of teaching is good, teaching assistants…
Thursday March 26 2015 BARNSLEY Council may look at implementing a ban on legal highs in the town centre. The move would mimic what's happening in Lincoln from April 1, where a Public Space Protection Order (PSPO) has been put in place to tackle anti-social…
Thursday March 26 2015 A MAN is keeping a written record of missed bus services after some people were left stranded miles away from their homes. Lesley Holt, of Redthorne Way, says residents from multiple street would like to voice their concern about the…
Thursday March 26 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…
Wednesday March 25 2015 BARNSLEY'S first ever Green Party candidate has been announced. Michael Short, who lived in the Barnsley Central constituency for 23 years, went to Shawlands Primary, Holgate and Barnsley College before heading to the University of Huddersfield. He said: "I joined…
Wednesday March 25 2015 A MUCH-LOVED Barnsley tipple has won a silver medal in a nationwide competition to find the country's best beers. Acorn Brewery’s iconic Barnsley Bitter was the runner-up in the standard strength bitter category at the Society of Independent Brewers' (SIBA)…
Wednesday March 25 2015 STAGECOACH has announced details of its Easter services in Barnsley. The bus operator will run as normal up to and including April 2. On Good Friday, April 3, a Saturday service will operate on all services. On Saturday and Easter…
Wednesday March 25 2015 MAJOR plans to create a business park are set to be approved. If given the go-ahead at Sheffield City Region Combined Authority's meeting on March 30, work will take place on the key highway connections along the Dearne Valley Parkway…
South Yorkshire Police Wednesday March 25 2015 MPs say a ban on identifying people who are arrested for sex offences should be put into place until they're charged. The Home Affairs Select Committee said suspects deserve the right to anonymity, unless they were charged or police needed…
Wednesday March 25 2015 A BARNSLEY dentist has been struck off - after he told a nurse his 'magic tongue' could cure her intimate medical condition. Fadi Sukaria's career was ended after the General Dental Council heard he repeatedly groped his colleague and made…
Andrew Dyke Tuesday March 24 2015 CHANNEL 4 has been slammed by an "outraged" Goldthorpe group for portraying the village in a negative light. Britain's Benefit Tenants aired last Monday night and featured Andrew Dyke, 42, and the issues he faces with tenants and from landlords.…
Tuesday March 24 2015 VIDEO footage of a man defecating on a pavement near an unauthorised gypsy camp has emerged. The shocking footage - filmed by a tenant on Carlton Industrial Estate - showed the man behind a lamp post. Travellers have been on…
Tuesday March 24 2015 A FORMER nightclub in Barnsley town centre will be turned into a children's play area. Citrus Rooms, on Eastgate, has stood empty for several years, but it will be given a new lease of life having obtained planning permission. The…
Tuesday March 24 2015 A DEAD cat was dumped near a Barnsley primary school last week. An image of the poor cat - which had been put in a black bin bag - was posted on We Are Barnsley's Facebook page on Thursday. Jayne…
Katherine Kelly Tuesday March 24 2015 POPULAR Barnsley actress Katherine Kelly will appear in the fourth series of the hit show Mr Selfridge. The former Coronation Street star, who plays socialite Lady Mae Loxley, is missing from the current series after giving birth to daughter Orla…
Tuesday March 24 2015 A BARNSLEY man has made the international news after he discovered a mystery million pounds in his bank account. Kieran McKeefery logged into his online bank account and noticed a whopping £1,245,000 deposit. The 21-year-old then phoned NatWest who looked…
Tuesday March 24 2015 BARNSLEY'S kids came home with a big medal haul as more than 1,000 youngsters took part in the South Yorkshire Sainsbury’s School Games. European and Commonwealth swimming medallist Joe Roebuck, from Rotherham, was on hand to open the annual day-long…
Monday March 23 2015 THE body of a Barnsley soldier who was killed fighting Islamic State militants in Syria has been returned home. Kosta Scurfield, 25, from Royston, was the first Briton to be killed fighting the terror group. He passed away on March…
Monday March 23 2015 CCTV images have been released after a man dragged a woman into a town centre car park and sexually assaulted her after a night out. Police are appealing to the public to help identify the man in the images from…
Monday March 23 2015 JABO Ibehre's first goal for Barnsley secured a point to extend the Reds' unbeaten run to eight matches against high-flying Preston. Over 12,000 fans made the trip to Oakwell to see two of League One's in-form sides go head-to-head, but…
Monday March 23 2015 THE power of social media has struck again - this cute little pug has been returned to its owner after a simple post on Facebook! Daisy, the cute puppy, was found by the Harper family in Monk Bretton on Saturday.…
Monday March 23 2015 A BAN on so-called 'spy cars' under a raft of new parking rules comes into effect in April. The changes have been approved by government to stop overzealous parking enforcement. Under the new laws motorists will be allowed a ten-minute…
Monday March 23 2015 A GRIEVING husband has died - just one day after his wife of almost 50 years passed away. Billy Ward, 70, suffered a heart attack at home in Lundwood after struggling to come to terms with the loss of Linda,…
Friday March 20 2015 A BARNSLEY care home has been rated as inadequate by inspectors. Deangate Care Home, in Mapplewell, was visited unannounced by inspectors who found it was failing to provide safe, effective, caring and responsive care. The Care Quality Commission (CQC) -…
Friday March 20 2015 A NEW market day has been announced for Barnsley town centre. Current traders reported that their customers were asking why there was no open market on a Monday, so bosses have now given the green light for it to happen.…
Friday March 20 2015 A BARNSLEY MP has slammed the government's latest budget for failing to deliver for the town. As new figures show unemployment is increasing across the area, Michael Dugher, MP for Barnsley East, criticised George Osborne. The Chancellor of the Exchequer spoke…
Friday March 20 2015 PARENTS of children affected by vaccines stored in a faulty fridge at a Barnsley GP surgery are preparing to sue the practice. More than 500 children will have to be revaccinated after the effectiveness of the medication stored in the…
Barnsley Magistrates' Court Friday March 20 2015 A MARTIAL arts expert has been fined after he turned on a fines enforcement officer. Marek Samborski, 45, put Don Golec in a headlock and picked up a decorative knife from a shelf in the living room, said Chantel Lowery-Green,…
Friday March 20 2015 STEPHANIE Hirst has backed a campaign launched to try and save the town centre's only record store. Struggling Debut Records has pulled out of next month's Record Store Day - an event which would have allowed its owner, Stuart Sheard,…
Thursday March 19 2015 A CLOUD of toxic smog over South Yorkshire has prompted a health warning for people with asthma and heart problems. DEFRA has warned that the polluted air - which is currently sitting over the area - could cause fatal asthma…
South Yorkshire Police Thursday March 19 2015 THREE London men have been arrested in connection to a number of alleged frauds which targeted the elderly in Barnsley. The trio, who are 19, 21 and 23, have been bailed while enquiries continue into the so-called 'courier fraud'. In…
Thursday March 19 2015 NINE out of ten bus passengers in Barnsley are satisfied with the town's local services, according to a new survey. The Barnsley Customer Satisfaction Report showed that 99 per cent of customers intend to continue using Stagecoach buses and 95…
Thursday March 19 2015 GOLDTHORPE appeared on a Channel 4 programme this week. Britain's Benefit Tenants followed Andrew Dyke, who manages around 1,000 tenants in the once-thriving mining hotspot where almost a third of residents are now unemployed. As council housing numbers shrink, more…
Thursday March 19 2015 A BARNSLEY man has been found not guilty of rape following a court case. Jason Lee Bush, 35, of Thornley Avenue, Dodworth, stood before Sheffield Crown Court accused of four counts of rape and attempted rape of a teenage girl.…
Thursday March 19 2015 A RETIRED firefighter is gearing up for a 1,100-mile charity walk from Land's End to John O'Groats. Gary Williamson, a firefighter for more than 30 years, is hoping to raise £10,000 to split equally between The Fire Fighters Charity and…
Thursday March 19 2015 THE sister of a local hero who was killed fighting Islamic State terrorists in Syria has set up a fundraising page in his memory. Kosta Scurfield, a former Royston High School pupil, was killed in combat fighting earlier this month in…
Thursday March 19 2015 AN event has been planned for green-fingered residents in Barnsley. The event, part of the 'Let's Grow' initiative, is being delivered jointly by Voluntary Action Barnsley and the council. It all kicks off at 10am on March 25 at the…
Barnsley Interchange Wednesday March 18 2015 POLICE have dismissed reports that a gun-wielding man was in Barnsley town centre last night. Speculation has been rife on social media that a man was seen with a firearm inside the town's interchange. However, police quashed the rumours and…
June Buttle Wednesday March 18 2015 A WOMAN has been sentenced for manslaughter following a five-year investigation. June Buttle, from Doncaster, appeared at Sheffield Crown Court last week and admitted killing her partner, Thomas Groome, in January 2010. She also entered guilty pleas to conspiracy to…
Wednesday March 18 2015 ASYLUM seekers and refugees escaping violence in their own countries could be moved to Barnsley. Church Action Poverty (CAP), a Christian charity, is spearheading a campaign to get the town recognised as a 'City of Sanctuary'. The charity has been…
Wednesday March 18 2015 THE Reds missed the chance to leapfrog South Yorkshire rivals Sheffield United having been held to a goalless draw by Leyton Orient last night. Barnsley, whose six-match winning run came to an end, still occupy the final play-off place thanks…
Tuesday March 17 2015 THE Reds travel to relegation-threatened Leyton Orient tonight in search of their seventh consecutive win. Barnsley's first season in League One has been a topsy-turvy one, with large patches of inconsistency now being rectified with a run which has seen…
South Yorkshire Police Tuesday March 17 2015 A RING said to be of 'high value' has been stolen from a town centre jewellery store. Police received a report of a theft at Browns Family Jewellers on Peel Street at about 3.15pm on Thursday. Two men allegedly entered…
Tuesday March 17 2015 LITTER droppers who give false details will be punished more severely, the council has warned. The messages comes after the authority was given one full day of court time each month to deal with people who haven’t paid their litter…
South Yorkshire Police Tuesday March 17 2015 A MAN facing 15 sex charges has been sent to Sheffield Crown Court. Michael Sowerby, 59, who is facing charges including rape and attempted rape, will make his first appearance on March 18. Sowerby, of Greenside Avenue, Mapplewell made no…
Tuesday March 17 2015 AN anti-racism meeting will take place in the town tonight. Organised by Barnsley Trades Council, it takes place at the Civic at 7pm. BTUC secretary Brian Steele said: "Our council has always argued that racism divides workers and leaves us…
Chris and Jemma Tuesday March 17 2015 A CAMPAIGN has been launched to highlight cervical cancer screening following the death of a young Barnsley mum. Jemma Taylor-Cutts, who was diagnosed in 2012, died on New Year's Day at the age of 27. A social media campaign launched…
South Yorkshire Police Tuesday March 17 2015 "NIGHTMARE" police cuts will put every man, woman and child in Barnsley at risk, it's been warned. The stark warning came from Neil Bowles, chairman of the South Yorkshire branch of the Police Federation, as it launched its #CutsHaveConsequences campaign.…
Tuesday March 17 2015 CATCHING a bus to work could save motorists £1,100 a year, according to Stagecoach. The study by the bus operator found that local bus users save an average of £95 per month by leaving their car in the driveway -…
Monday March 16 2015 RESIDENTS have hit out at Barnsley Council's handling of supplying homes with larger bins. Scores of people flocked to We Are Barnsley's Facebook page after a disgruntled resident got in touch to say they had been waiting for a year…
Monday March 16 2015 A BARNSLEY man has been jailed for engaging in sexual activity with a child. Andrew Gosling, 21, of Masons Way, Kendray, pleaded guilty to inciting sexual activity and three counts of sexual activity with a child under the age of…
Monday March 16 2015 THE Reds marched into the play-off places with their sixth win on the bounce on Saturday. Barnsley boss Lee Johnson, who made a winning return to former club Oldham, watched his side triumph 3-1 with goals from Conor Hourihane and…
Barnsley Hospital Monday March 16 2015 HUNDREDS of ill Barnsley folk will have a greater say in how care budgets are spent from April. The town's leading the way in a radical power shift as hundreds of high-need service users gain control of their own integrated…
Friday March 13 2015 THE countdown to the Tour de Yorkshire cycling race is on. The inaugural race, which will travel on just under ten miles of Barnsley's roads on May 3, will see cyclists enter the borough at 12.42 from Wakefield via the A61…
Friday March 13 2015 A NEW police team is tackling 20 of Barnsley's most anti-social families. The team, which includes a police officer and council officers, was established to tackle issues such as anti-social behaviour, getting children back into school and reducing the demand…
Friday March 13 2015 A MAN who dishonestly claimed more than £21,360 in benefits has been given a suspended jail term. Wheelchair-bound Hedley Bailey, 62, claimed council tax and employment support allowance because he did not have ready money, Barnsley Magistrates' Court was told.…
Friday March 13 2015 COLLEGE students in Barnsley have been getting into the Comic Relief spirit. Jessica Lee Henderson set up a Facebook page for people to upload photos of their 'silly selfies', with staff and students invited to donate to this year's campaign.…
Barnsley Magistrates' Court Thursday March 12 2015 A WOMAN has been given an 18-week jail term for a campaign of abuse against her gay neighbours. Sarah Youel got into a violent struggle with prison officers as the sentence was announced at Barnsley Magistrates' Court. The raging 27-year-old,…
Thursday March 12 2015 A FASHION retailer which first opened in Barnsley 75 years ago has begun a new chapter in its history. Ashworth & Bird, in Eldon Street, has changed its name from Frank Bird Menswear under which it has traded since 1939.…
Thursday March 12 2015 HUNDREDS of Barnsley children will have to be re-vaccinated - because medication was compromised after being stored in a faulty fridge. Kids who were vaccinated between January 2009 and June 2014 are being recalled to Brierley Medical Practice. A letter…
South Yorkshire Police Thursday March 12 2015 POLICE have quashed rumours that two people have been arrested following claims of attempted child abduction in Barnsley. Speculation remains rife on social media pages, but South Yorkshire Police confirmed that there's no truth in people saying that a pair…
Thursday March 12 2015 DOG owners in Grimethorpe can get a free basic dog health check for their pooch. The pet's ears, eyes, teeth, coat condition and general fitness will be checked thanks to an offer from the Dogs Trust in partnership with Barnsley…
Wednesday March 11 2015 THE heartbroken mother of two boys murdered by their father was told not to blame herself for the deaths during their inquest. Claire Throssell, mum of Jack, 12, and nine-year-old Paul, said: "The fact that I wasn't there when my…
Wednesday March 11 2015 A DISABLED man was left humiliated after being told by a bus driver his wheelchair was too big to take on the bus. Mark Ravenhill, who has cerebral palsy, is heavily reliant on public transport to get him about town.…
Wednesday March 11 2015 A BRAVE soldier who lost his life fighting as a volunteer for the Kurdish people in Syria has been hailed as a hero by those who knew him in Barnsley. Konstandinos Erik Scurfield, known as Kosta, died in combat last…
Wednesday March 11 2015 A CARER accused of stealing around £5,493 from a stroke victim has been sent to Sheffield Crown Court. Natalie Clough will make her first appearance on March 16. The 28-year-old, from Worsbrough Dale, made no plea and was granted unconditional…
Wednesday March 11 2015 THE owner of one of Barnsley's best-loved restaurants has been nominated for a national award. Miron Rahman, who runs Dodworth-based Dil Raj, has been named as a finalist in the Bangladeshi Businessman of the Year awards. The 44-year-old will find…
Tuesday March 10 2015 BARNSLEY'S greatest treasure has been revealed after a long search. Staff at the town's museums delved into their vast collections and then asked residents to vote for their favourite. The winning entry is The Annals of Barnsley, written by John…
Tuesday March 10 2015 A CCTV image has been released following reports that a shop's staff were threatened with a gun in an attempted armed robbery. Police are investigating following reports that the Londis Store on Church Street, Swinton, was targeted at 8.45pm on…
South Yorkshire Police Tuesday March 10 2015 POLICE in Barnsley have reassured the public that there is no evidence of any child abduction attempts in the town. There has been continued speculation on Facebook regarding reports made to police about suspicious incidents. A spokesperson told We Are…
Tuesday March 10 2015 MANCHESTER United loanee Ben Pearson has extended his stay with Barnsley until the end of the season. The 20-year-old has been a key part of the Reds' resurgence since arriving on a short-term loan on January 8. Their five-game winning…
Tuesday March 10 2015 STUDENTS at a Barnsley school have been told they're not allowed to do anything for Red Nose Day - but they can still bring a pound in. One Shafton ALC student, who asked not to be named for fear of…
Michael Dugher MP Tuesday March 10 2015 A BARNSLEY MP has been involved in a heated Twitter row with Jeremy Clarkson. Michael Dugher, MP for Barnsley East, is Labour's shadow transport minister and described the Top Gear presenter by describing him as 'basically an idiot' who was 'not…
Monday March 9 2015 A FIFTH win in a row moved Barnsley up to seventh in the League One standings. Lee Johnson's side registered another win on Saturday, this time beating Walsall 3-0 at Oakwell. In-form George Waring, the 20-year-old loanee from Stoke, continued…
South Yorkshire Police Monday March 9 2015 A MOTORIST had to be rescued after her car overturned on the M1 motorway on Sunday. Fire crews had to cut the woman from the vehicle at around 10.30am having been alerted to the crash. The woman was driving southbound…
South Yorkshire Police Monday March 9 2015 A PRISONER from Barnsley has been charged with the murder of a fellow inmate. Kieron Simpson, 25, from Dodworth, was arrested following the death of a man at HMP Doncaster on March 1. The victim, 43-year-old Robert Bryan, was allegedly…
Monday March 9 2015 NINE newly-built council homes have been completed in Barnsley. One four-bed house, six three beds and two two beds on Saville Road, Gilroyd, are owned by Barnsley Council and managed by Berneslai Homes. All the homes have been built to…
Monday March 9 2015 THOUSANDS of Barnsley pensioners are to be hit with a lower-than-expected state pension rise. Michael Dugher, the MP for Barnsley East, has called for openness and honesty for pensioners after new figures showed 1,160 people in his constituency are set…
South Yorkshire Police Friday March 6 2015 A BARNSLEY school sent a text message to parents warning them about a suspicious incident. It's reported that the driver of a black BMW made a suggestive comment to a woman walking along High Street, Grimethorpe. While the woman had…
Mayor's Parade 2013 Friday March 6 2015 A DATE has been announced for this year's Mayor's Parade. The flagship town centre event is now open to entries from all interested parties, with this year's 'Barnsley by the Sea' theme expected to get people's creative juices flowing. It's…
Friday March 6 2015 RESIDENTS on a 'death trap' Barnsley road are fighting for traffic calming measures to be installed. Anne Davis, of Cross Lane, Royston, claims that speeding has long been a problem on the street, saying her wall has been knocked down three times…
The brothers with mum Claire Thursday March 5 2015 THE young brothers who passed away after a fire in Penistone were lured to their deaths by their father. Jack, 12, and nine-year-old Paul were rescued from the property on Tennyson Close by firefighters on October 22. However, they both…
Thursday March 5 2015 A NUMBER of town centre roads are set for resurfacing work. It will take place as follows: Royal Street, from March 8, for approximately three weeks. Its one-way restriction will be revoked. Eldon Street, from March 9, for approximately two…
Thursday March 5 2015 MORE than a hundred troops are to march through Barnsley town centre again this summer. Two years after the 3rd Battalion the Yorkshire Regiment exercised its freedom of the borough, it's been announced that they're to return to the town in…
South Yorkshire Police Thursday March 5 2015 POLICE still want to hear from witnesses to a collision that saw a seven-year-old boy taken to hospital with head and leg injuries. The boy was struck by a man riding a black Aprilia scooter on Merrill Road, Thurnscoe, close…
Thursday March 5 2015 A BARNSLEY pub is set to be converted into two houses. The Wharncliffe Arms, on Fish Dam Lane, Carlton, will become two semi-detached houses after approval was given to Donald Graham to convert the pub. The pub has been closed…
South Yorkshire Police Wednesday March 4 2015 POLICE are continuing with their enquiries into suspicious activity in Barnsley following a number of reports of unidentified people behaving in a strange and unusual manner. Officers are examining CCTV footage from across the town centre following several reports over…
Wednesday March 4 2015 A BARNSLEY man has been killed fighting ISIS in Syria. Dan Jarvis, MP for Barnsley Central, said he understood Konstandinos Erik Scurfield had initially travelled to the war-torn country to provide humanitarian assistance. He said: "My first thoughts are with the Scurfield…
Wednesday March 4 2015 THIEVES have stolen valuable stones from a boundary wall at Barnsley Hospital. The authorities are now asking for help from the public in trying to track down the culprits, who drove away with around £1,500 worth of stone. They want…
Wednesday March 4 2015 THE Reds moved to within two points of a play-off place with their fourth win on the bounce last night. Lee Johnson's side continued their resurgence with a 1-0 triumph over Coventry, registering their fifth win in six home league…
Wednesday March 4 2015 SIXTY so-called 'Freedom Riders' boarded a train on Monday to continue their long-running protest about the scrapping of free rail travel for the elderly. The free travel scheme was scrapped on April 1 last year but since then a hardy…
Wednesday March 4 2015 PAPER timetables will still be available to public transport users after public demand forced a U-turn. We Are Barnsley reported in January that South Yorkshire transport hubs were to have reduced services, but now operators will produce their own paper-based…
South Yorkshire Police Wednesday March 4 2015 SOUTH Yorkshire Police officers are now carrying out new roadside drug tests. The new legislation, which came into force on March 2, means that the offence carries the same penalty as drinking whilst under the influence of alcohol. Officers now…
Wednesday March 4 2015 A COMPANY has invested over £1 million to safeguard 59 Barnsley care home jobs. Panaceon Healthcare Ltd has bought Chapel View and Field View homes, both in Mapplewell, retaining all staff and maintaining continuity of care for residents. Aditya Jain,…
South Yorkshire Police Tuesday March 3 2015 CONCERNED parents in Barnsley have hit out at South Yorkshire Police's response to last week's reports of attempted child abduction. Social media pages were awash with claims that another alleged snatching had taken place in Barnsley town centre on February…
Tuesday March 3 2015 A BARNSLEY man's 14-month-old beard's days are numbered - he's set to shave it all off in aid of charity. Gareth Goodlad, who hasn't had a shave since New Year's Eve in 2013, is hosting The Great Barnsley Beard Off…
Tuesday March 3 2015 A BARNSLEY Hospital midwife who kickstarted a social media craze which raised £7 million for charity has gained royal recognition. At the beginning of August, Paula Maguire and her husband Robert caught wind of an awareness and fundraising initiative that…
South Yorkshire Police Tuesday March 3 2015 POLICE have appealed for information after two men abandoned a car following a collision. The crash, on Cross Lane, Royston, resulted in two walls and a gate being knocked down. A police spokesperson said: "Officers were called to reports of…
Tuesday March 3 2015 A BARNSLEY couple had to be rescued from their smoke-filled home after they were trapped inside. Firefighters were called to New Street, Darfield, at 2.30am on Sunday. Crews had to break down their door to enter, after smoke from a…
South Yorkshire Police Monday March 2 2015 POLICE have urged the public to be vigilant following a number of incidents of fraud across Barnsley. Further to guidance issued by police on February 25, they're now aware of at least 15 reported incidents of so-called 'courier fraud' across…
Monday March 2 2015 NEW Barnsley boss Lee Johnson celebrated his first game in charge with a win against in-form Gillingham. The Reds - now with three consecutive wins under their belt - move up to 12th in the League One standings, just four…
Monday March 2 2015 SNOW is expected to fall in Barnsley today and tomorrow. Heavy winds are set to make conditions changeable, with bright sunshine and heavy snow taking turns throughout the day. The showers are expected to carry on all through the night,…
Monday March 2 2015 A DECISION on whether to allow almost 1,000 pupils to start and leave at the same time has been deferred over safety fears. Proposals to change start and finishing times for year 11 pupils at Horizon, on Dodworth Road, were…
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