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Showing 25 articles for May 2015


police vest Wednesday May 6 2015 A WOMAN who managed to convince a drunk driver to get out of the car and hand over his keys has been commended by police. The woman was travelling on Station Road in Wombwell at around 6pm on Saturday 11 April,…
Barnsley Interchange Wednesday May 6 2015 THE Mi Card scheme which offers discounted bus travel to those aged between five and 18 will rise in price from 40p to 50p. Young people in Barnsley will be asked to pay the extra 10p as of Sunday, 24…
Town Hall Wednesday May 6 2015 A TWO MINUTE silence will be observed in the town centre on Friday to mark the 70th Anniversary of Victory in Europe Day. Mayor Coun Tim Shepherd will lead the two minute silence in fronf of the war memorial at…
Barnsley Hospital Wednesday May 6 2015 HEALTH bosses have put a call out for local blood donors - especially those who have a rare blood group. Donating sessions are being held over the next few weeks after new statistics showed that the NHS Blood and Transplant…
Elsecar Wednesday May 6 2015 RAIL passenger numbers from Elsecar have gone up by almost 19 per cent - and will continue to rise as new homes are built, experts say. Figures released by the Office of Rail Regulation said that ticket sales rose to…
Barnsley College Wednesday May 6 2015 BARNSLEY College has become the first in the country to develop its own crowdfunding site to help students source investors to get their business ideas of the ground. BCKickstart is a project run by the college offering students an opportunity…
Barnsley's Troubled Family Team Wednesday May 6 2015 A TEAM which works to improve the behaviour of Barnsley's most problematic families has been praised by police. Police chief constable David Crompton praised the team - which consists of a police officer and two council officers - who work…
Stagecoach Wednesday May 6 2015 TRANSPORT bosses say a new agreement will improve bus punctuality and reliability in Barnsley. The agreement - between the council and bus operators - say that they should aim to reduce congestion and cancellations. The aim is for 98 per…
Central Offices Wednesday May 6 2015 A DEMOLITION plan has been submitted that outlines the major town centre buildings that will be demolished by December. Contractor Hague Plant says it plans to start at the end of may demolishing Zero Ice (former Carpetworld building). Demolition will then…
Google Wednesday May 6 2015 THE HEAD of one of the biggest exam board's in the UK has hit the headlines after he suggested students should be allowed to Google in exams. Mark Dawe, the OCR exam board chief executive, spioke out in a Telegraph…
Gunman Wednesday May 6 2015 A MAN who told people waiting for a train that he had a gun is wanted by transport police. He was on platform one on March 17 at about 6pm when he told people there as a gun in his…
Fire Tuesday May 5 2015 A BARNSLEY pensioner had to be given oxygen after escaping a fire in her home. The woman - in her 70s - was treated by fire crews after her cooker caught fire. Tankersley, Cudworth and Barnsley firefighters attended the incident…
The safety event is at Playmania today Tuesday May 5 2015 A SESSION on road safety will be offered to parents in Elsecar today. The South Yorkshire Safer Roads Partnership is running the #SaveKidsLives safety campaign. It comes after statistics showed that 62 children under 16 were killed or injured on…
Police Car Lights Tuesday May 5 2015 POLICE were called after a man accidentally fell into the river near Asda. Emergency services were called to the scene on Old Mill Lane at around 11.40am on Saturday. A spokesman said: "A 25-year-old man had fallen into the river.…
Graffiti in the Cudworth area Tuesday May 5 2015 A £200 reward is being offered to find the tagger responsible for daubing this across the borough. The graffiti tags have appeared on bus shelters, notice boards, road signs and private property along Pontefract Road, Barnsley, Pontefract Road, Lundwood, Burton…
police vest Tuesday May 5 2015 THREE people were rushed to hospital on Monday after a car crash in Cudworth. Emergency services were called at around 5.55pm on Monday to Burton Road following reports that a silver Toyota Yaris and a green Ford Focus were involved…
Dumped rubbish at the church - by Jill Makinson Harrison Tuesday May 5 2015 FLY-TIPPERS have dumped piles of rubbish near a historic church near Shafton. Jill Makinson Harrison posted on the We Are Barnsley facebook page on May 2 about the old sofa and rubbish that had been dumped near St Peter's Church…
Blockbuster Friday May 1 2015 BARNSLEY will be getting a brand new restaurant as the conversion of the old Blockbuster store continues. American food giant Taco Bell is opening in the former video rental store. Taco Bell is part of the YUM! Brand which includes Pizza…
Ambulance Friday May 1 2015 A BUSY stretch of road in Barnsley was closed off after police received reports of an industrial accident. At 11.38am Friday morning, police were called in by the ambulance service following reports of an industrial accident in the workplace at a…
Road Closed Diversion Friday May 1 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 affects…
Oakwell Friday May 1 2015 SUPPORTERS have been advised to get the the reds' final game early this weekend - as it's on the same day as the Tour De Yorkshire cycle race. Ben Mansford, chairman of Barnsley FC, said all the necessary measures are…
car sticker Friday May 1 2015 As excitement starts to grow about the Tour De Yorkshire - we want to raid the archives and count down the most popular songs about bikes.  On Sunday, from 11am you will be able to listen to a run down…
survival logo Friday May 1 2015 We Are Barnsley know you will be busy over the Bank Holiday weekend, so we’ve compiled another survival guide to keep you up to speed. In here, there's information on everything from bus timetables to emergency contacts. We've been in…
Time for tea. Friday May 1 2015 COULD you feed a family of four on just £4 a day? Barnsley mum-of-two Kate Raynor has spent a week trying to feed her family on the meagre budget, all in aid of Barnsley Churches Dropin Project. She bought budget…
Cask ales Friday May 1 2015 A HOYLAND Common pub has scooped an award. Saville Square on Sheffield Road was awarded Barnsley CAMRA’s pub of the season award for Spring 2015. The pub was created from the Prince of Wales several years ago and judges said…
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