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Mobile speed camera locations Monday March 27 2017 MOBILE speed cameras will operate on the following roads this week: A61 Wakefield Road, Barnsley A628 Pontefract Road, Barnsley A629 Halifax Road, Wortley, Barnsley A633 Rotherham Road, Athersley, Barnsley A633 Rotherham Road, Barnsley A635 Doncaster Road, Ardsley, Barnsley B6096 Station…
Monday March 27 2017 A GROUP of MPs have called for the government to reduce the number of offers on unhealthy food to help combat child obesity. The report, by the Health Select Committee, also calls for rules on junk food advertisements to be…
Man fined after selling 'dangerous' car Friday March 24 2017 A BARNSLEY man has been fined after selling a car that was deemed as dangerous. Adam Pistelok, 30, trading as Yorkshire Cars4U, was convicted after selling the Suzuki Jimny in July last year.  He pleaded guilty at Barnsley Magistrates' Court…
Woman fined after exceeding dog allowance Friday March 24 2017 A BARNSLEY dog breeder will have to pay over £4,000 after being found guilty of exceeding the number of dogs she's allowed to keep - after 83 dogs were found living at her three bedroom home.  Lynn Everett, 60, of…
Wednesday March 22 2017 MOTORISTS who are caught speeding could end up paying as much as £2,500 in fines when changes to the law come in next month. This week's WAB Debate asks: What should be the penalty for speeding? Currently, the maximum possible…
We Are Barnsley Wednesday March 22 2017 DOG walkers have been urged to keep their pets on leads as the lambing season gets underway - or risk them getting shot by farmers.  Yorkshire Water says that even if your dog is generally docile, they can cause extreme…
Have you seen Joseph Lowther? Search still on for man wanted over attempted murder Wednesday March 22 2017 LOCALS are being warned not to approach a Barnsley man wanted over an attempted murder. Police are still hunting Joseph Lowther, who is wanted in connection with the stabbing of a 30-year-old man at the Whispers nightclub in Regent Street…
Do you recognise these men? Wednesday March 22 2017 POLICE are hunting for a gang of off-road bikers who were involved in an altercation at McDonalds Stairfoot, leaving a man with facial injuries after he was hit by a brick. Police believe the people pictured could hold important information about…
Police are appealing for witnesses Wednesday March 22 2017 POLICE are appealing for information after a 10-year-old boy suffered serious injuries after being involved in a collision with a HGV. The white HGV was travelling along Rotherham Road towards Brierley at around 8.25am yesterday morning, when it collided with…
Do you know the owner of this quad bike? Wednesday March 22 2017 POLICE are searching for the owner of a quad bike that was seized in a crackdown on nuisance bikes. Officers spotted the bike being ridden on Crookes Lane in Carlton near to the pit stack. After spotting the officers, the rider…
Tuesday March 21 2017 A LOCAL man has been charged with the murder of a man found dead at his home in Rotherham. Barry Scott Plant, 35, from Wath has been charged over the murder of 47-year-old Steven Fretwell alongside Nathan Kieran Fensome, 28, and Ashley…
Tuesday March 21 2017 ELSECAR is celebrating after becoming one of only ten places in the country to be named as a  ‘Heritage Action Zone’ by Historic England.  It means that Elsecar will receive resources and funding set to help its visitor and tourism…
Roadworks starting this week Monday March 20 2017 WE'VE rounded up a list of roadworks starting this week. Plan ahead! BARUGH LANE - BARUGH GREEN Full length Temporary one way restriction to safely install new electric services. Diversion route to be advised locally 20/03/2017 to 14/04/2017 DEARNE HALL…
Mobile speed camera locations Monday March 20 2017 MOBILE speed cameras will operate on the following roads this week: A61 Wakefield Road, Barnsley A628 Pontefract Road, Barnsley A629 Halifax Road, Wortley, Barnsley A633 Rotherham Road, Athersley, Barnsley A633 Rotherham Road, Barnsley A635 Doncaster Road, Ardsley, Barnsley B6096 Station…
The woman was found in the house around 5.50pm on Friday Monday March 20 2017 A HOUSE fire in Staincross in which a woman died is thought to have been caused by a tea-light. The woman's body was found inside the property on New Road at around 5.50pm on Friday. South Yorkshire Fire Service said…
The fire service has confirmed that the body of a woman was found Friday March 17 2017 A WOMAN has died following a house fire in Staincross. Fire crews were called to the incident on New Road at around 5:49pm this evening (March 17). Five engines attended the incident with crews from Barnsley, Tankerley, Dearne and Cudworth.…
Ferdinand Gjolla and Armand Mekolli were found guilty at Newcastle Crown Court Barnsley men jailed over smuggling plot Friday March 17 2017 TWO Barnsley men have been jailed over a plot to smuggle illegal immigrants into the country. Albanian nationals Ferdinand Gjolla, 41 and Armand Mekolli 30, were found guilty at Newcastle Crown Court following a trial which lasted more than two…
Friday March 17 2017 YOUNG people will collect gloves, hats and scarves for homeless people in Barnsley tomorrow.  Members of the NCS Youth Board - a group of 16 to 18-year-olds aiming to improve the local area through self funded projects - will decorate the…
The team Thursday March 16 2017 A TEAM of local young people have been praised after transforming a community theatre as part of the Prince’s Trust Team Programme. The group spent the last week tidying, cleaning and decorating the changing room and corridor area at the Dearne…
The series will be hosted by Davina McCall Wednesday March 15 2017 TV producers want Barnsley folk to take part in a new programme hosted by Davina McCall. Twenty Twenty Productions - the company behind Our Dancing Town - says the series will see the TV host discuss topical issues with members…
The Glass Works Tuesday March 14 2017 LOCALS are being invited to have their say on plans for The Glass Works, including the new cinema and bowling alley.  The council says it wants to hear local people's thoughts on the plans before the planning application is submitted.…
Tuesday March 14 2017 POLICE have been targeting nuisance off-road bikers following an increase in complaints from locals.  Officers and PCSOs targeted Worsbrough, Stairfoot and Penistone at the weekend and seized both a quad bike and off road motorbike. PC Stuart Kiley, who led the…
Monday March 13 2017 PARENTS will need to find alternative child care arrangements, due to the closure of an Athersley South nursery. Kids World nursery rents a building from Laithes Primary School, the school is ‘intending to retake possession’ of the building it uses…
Sir Michael Parkinson Monday March 13 2017 Sir Michael Parkinson has backed a major £5m fundraising campaign to renovate The Civic, to become a world-class destination for the arts by 2023. The Civic is a Grade II listed building that has been part of the town since…
speed camera (mobile) Monday March 13 2017 MOBILE speed cameras will operate on the following roads this week: A61 Wakefield Road, Barnsley A628 Pontefract Road, Barnsley A629 Halifax Road, Wortley, Barnsley A633 Rotherham Road, Athersley, Barnsley A633 Rotherham Road, Barnsley A635 Doncaster Road, Ardsley, Barnsley B6096 Station…
train track Friday March 10 2017 NORTHERN rail are urging customers to check their journey this Monday, due to planned industrial action. Some train services will not be running, but replacement bus services will be put on throughout Barnsley, Leeds and Manchester. A spokesperson from Northern…
police vest Friday March 10 2017 POLICE are urging owners and drivers of Ford Transit vans to be vigilant after a number of reported thefts involving the vehicles, where thieves have managed to gain entry without forcing the locks. There have been a number of reports…
The new public square - featuring the cinema Thursday March 9 2017 CINEWORLD has been confirmed as the new cinema operator for Barnsley - while a laser quest, bowling alley and soft play area have also been announced.  Barnsley Council made the announcement today and unveiled more information on The Glass Works,…
Police say comments sparking the speculation were made "in jest" Police conclude Kirk Balk gun reports Wednesday March 8 2017 POLICE have confirmed that a gun was NOT taken into Kirk Balk Academy yesterday - and that the comments sparking the concern were made "in jest." Police say they have concluded their investigation into a third party report that a…
Police are investigating reports a gun was taken into the school yesterday Wednesday March 8 2017 POLICE have confirmed that they are investigating reports that a gun was taken into Kirk Balk Academy by a pupil yesterday. Officers say they received the information from a third party. A spokesperson said: "While this is not a confirmed…
Fire crews were called at 2am this morning Woman arrested in connection with suspected arson attack Wednesday March 8 2017 A WOMAN has been arrested in connection with a suspected arson attack at an amusement arcade in Barnsley this morning.  Fire crews were called out to the Leisurama Entertainment building on Eldon Street at around 2am.  The street was closed…
Aldi Wednesday March 8 2017 ALDI has been given the go ahead to build a new store on the outskirts of the town centre. Proposals to transform a plot of land next to the Wickes store off Old Mill Lane - on the former National…
South Yorkshire Police Police appeal after indecent exposure Tuesday March 7 2017 POLICE are appealing for witnesses after a man exposed himself in front of a woman in the town centre yesterday. Police say the incident happened around 12pm yesterday afternoon (Monday March 6) when the woman was walking away from Morrisons. …
Barnsley Council is set to approve the plans Controversial gypsy and traveller site set to reopen next week Tuesday March 7 2017 A CONTROVERSIAL site for gypsies and travellers is set to reopen next week according to proposals due to be approved by the council. Strong opposition to the reopening of the council-run ‘emergency stopping place’ on Grange Lane at Stairfoot was…
We've rounded up a list of roadworks Monday March 6 2017 WE'VE rounded up a list of roadworks that will affect traffic this week. Plan ahead! NOBLETHORPE LANE - SILKSTONE From Cooper Lane to arrester bed Temporary 40 mph speed restriction to enable repairs to a collapsed road. 09/03/2016 to 30/04/2017 …
Police are appealing for witnesses Monday March 6 2017 POLICE have sent out an appeal for witnesses after a crash on Dearne Valley Parkway left a man in hospital with serious injuries.  The accident happened at around 6.50pm on Saturday (March 4), when a black VW Golf hit a white…
Police Car Lights Monday March 6 2017 POLICE are appealing for witnesses after a woman had her handbag stolen by a man in a car as she waited for a bus.  The 60-year-old woman and her husband were stood at the bus stop just outside the Travellers…
Mobile speed camera locations Monday March 6 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
South Yorkshire Police Barnsley burglaries fall by 40 per cent Friday March 3 2017 POLICE say burglaries in Barnsley have fallen by 40 per cent in the last two months. Detectives say they have been gathering information and intelligence to put together a dedicated patrol plan, amongst other operational activity, to apprehend the perpetrators…
The incident happened in Worsbrough Friday March 3 2017 POLICE are hunting for the driver of a car after a hit-and-run in Worsbrough which left a man with serious injuries.  The incident happened around 6.25pm on Wednesday (March 1) when a car, possibly a red/burgundy Rover 25, was involved…
Barnsley Council has released the figures Thursday March 2 2017 NINETY-FIVE per cent of Year 6 pupils have been awarded a place at their secondary school of choice this year. Of the 2,487 children who applied for a place at secondary school, 2,368 got a place at their first choice.…
Are you happy for your kids to learn about sex education? Wednesday March 1 2017 SEX and relationships education will be made compulsory in all schools in England, the government has announced. But do you want it taught to your children? Education Secretary Justine Greening said today that all children from the age of four…
Barnsley Hospital Wednesday March 1 2017 BARNSLEY HOSPITAL is giving patients the chance to nominate staff for an award. Now in its eighth year, the hospital will hold its annual Heart Awards in the summer, which awards staff and volunteers for their hard work and dedication.…
Crews attended the fire in Royston  Wednesday March 1 2017 FIRE crews have been tackling a blaze at a Cudworth scrapyard overnight. Firefighters from Cudworth, Barnsley, Dearne, Tankersley and Rotherham stations were called to the fire on Boulder Bridge Lane just after 10:30pm. They spent a number of hours tackling several…
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