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The council has issued a statement Monday July 25 2016 BARNSLEY COUNCIL has issued a statement after several missed bin collections over the last week. Locals have complained about missed collections in the town centre, Monk Bretton, Darfield and other areas of the town. The council says it will collect…
Maggie the miniature pony Monday July 25 2016 THE RSPCA is appealing for information after a miniature Shetland pony was found abandoned in a Barnsley coal yard. Maggie the miniature pony was discovered with deep cuts to her face and puncture wounds on her neck at around 8.45pm last…
Scam mail received by a Barnsley resident Monday July 25 2016 BARNSLEY Trading Standards have warned locals to be on the lookout for scam mail after discovering over 350 Barnsley residents have been conned out of money recently. A countrywide initiative found over 350 people have responded to scam mail in…
Mobile speed camera locations Monday July 25 2016 MOBILE speed cameras will operate on the following roads this week: A629 Halifax Road, Wortley A633 Rotherham Road A635 Doncaster Road, Ardsley A628 Pontefract Road B6411 Houghton Road, Thurnscoe B6096 Station Road, Wombwell A633 Rotherham Road, Athersley A61 Wakefield Road
Friday July 22 2016 A HOYLAND man has been charged with attempted murder after a shooting in Chapeltown. Jamie Lee Howden, 26, of Barber Street, Hoyland, appeared before Sheffield Magistrates’ Court yesterday (Thursday July 21) charged with attempted murder and possession of a firearm.…
Barnsley Council employees could be tested for drugs and alcohol Friday July 22 2016 A REPORT has been submitted to Barnsley Council proposing that its employees should be drug and alcohol tested. The report, named the Drug and Alcohol Testing Policy, proposes the introduction of both random and specific testing for employees. Subject to…
Have you seen missing Tanika? Friday July 22 2016 UPDATE: Tanika has now been found safe and well. Thank you for all of your shares. POLICE are searching for a missing teenage girl from Barnsley.  Sixteen-year-old Tanika McCloud was last seen at around 5.20pm yesterday (Thursday July 21) in the…
The incident occurred on Monday lunchtime Friday July 22 2016 A PENSIONER who was run over outside Barnsley College on Monday has died in hospital.  The 79-year-old was airlifted to hospital with life-threatening injures after the incident, but died on Wednesday night. The 67-year-old man driving the car, a silver…
Barnsley FC Friday July 22 2016 BARNSLEY FANS can be part of the team this season by joining in the club's team photo. Last year almost 1000 Reds fans joined the first team players and coaching staff to capture the club's largest squad photo ever -…
Penny Walton with her son Aaron Thursday July 21 2016 A HEAVILY pregnant mum is trying to track down a 'guardian angel' first aider who stepped in to help when she collapsed in Wombwell. Penny Walton, who is six months pregnant, collapsed on Monday. She says the mystery woman, who's…
Parks could become smoke-free Thursday July 21 2016 PARTS of Barnsley - including areas of the town centre - could become smoke-free after a report was submitted to Barnsley Council recommending the introduction of smoke-free zones.  The report by senior public health officers outlines a planned initiative that…
Emergency services closed the road Thursday July 21 2016 CAT HILL roundabout was closed this morning after a HGV was involved in a collision with a car. The HGV and the silver Ford Fiesta collided at around 8.35am this morning (July 21). The road was closed while emergency services…
Elsecar Park Thursday July 21 2016 ELSECAR PARK is celebrating after winning a prestigious award for the ninth year running.  The park and nature reserve has won the Green Flag Award for its green spaces.  It is among a record-breaking 1,686 parks and green spaces that…
Have you seen missing Bradley? Wednesday July 20 2016 Bradley has now been found. Thanks for all your shares.  POLICE are searching for a missing man who was last seen in Wath. Thirty-year-old Bradley Woodger has not been seen for several days. He was last seen at around 2.30pm…
Wednesday July 20 2016 A BARNSLEY takeaway has been fined over £4,000 for using cheaper beef meat in a lamb curry.  At a hearing last Thursday (July 14) Barnsley Magistrates heard that in November last year, a Trading Standards Officer visited Eastern Spices Restaurant,…
The walk will take place around Worsbrough Reservoir Wednesday July 20 2016 A CHARITY walk will be held next month in memory of a three-month old boy who died suddenly last year.  Daniella Whittaker has organised the walk in memory of her nephew Jayde Paul Thomas, who died in April 2015.  The JPT…
Kate Rusby will headline the festival Wednesday July 20 2016 THE Underneath the Stars music festival is back in Barnsley this weekend.  The event, which takes place at Cannon Hall Farm, is a festival of music, arts and food and will host performers from around the world, as well as…
A man was arrested in Hoyland Wednesday July 20 2016 A MAN was arrested in Hoyland yesterday on suspicion of attempted murder after a shooting in Chapeltown. Police were called at around 11pm on Friday, July 15, following reports shots had been fired in Burncross Road, Chapeltown. Nobody is believed…
Police have informed local schools Tuesday July 19 2016 POLICE have told locals to be on the lookout for supcious activity after receiving several reports of a man approaching teenage girls in his car. Last Wednesday (July 13) police received three separate reports of possible suspicious activity around Jump…
Ben Stephenson will have to pay £675 Tuesday July 19 2016 A BARNSLEY man who dropped a cigarette butt has failed in his appeal against a littering fine - costing him £675 in total. Ben Stephenson, 28, of Cemetery Road, Hemingfield, was convicted of littering by Barnsley Council after he dropped…
Police have issued a swimming warning Tuesday July 19 2016 POLICE chiefs are warning locals not to swim in open water this summer because of hidden dangers that could lead to drowning.  In the last five years, police have attended 85 water rescues in South Yorkshire, including five drownings.  Inspector…
The pensioner suffered life-threatening injuries Tuesday July 19 2016 POLICE are appealing for witnesses after a 79-year-old man suffered life-threatening injuries after being run over on Old Mill Lane yesterday.  The pensioner was hit by a silver Ford Focus at around 12.40pm yesterday afternoon (July 18), just outside Barnsley College.…
The pensioner was airlifted to hospital Monday July 18 2016 A PENSIONER has been airflifted to hospital after being run over on Old Mill Lane earlier today. Emergency services were called at around 12.45pm this afternoon (Monday July 18) to reports of a collision between a Ford Focus and a pedestrian,…
Two men have been charged after separate incidents Monday July 18 2016 TWO Barnsley men have been charged with GBH offences after separate incidents over the weekend, in which both a female police officer and a woman suffered serious injuries. Casey Kevin Green, 21, of Northorpe, Gilroyd, appeared before Barnsley Magistrates’ Court today…
The event will take place in Locke Park Monday July 18 2016 LOCALS are being asked to take part in a Guinness World Record attempt next month. Be Well Barnsley - a free service that supports and promotes healthy living - will try to break the world record for the largest chair-based exercise…
Mobile speed cameras will operate on Barnsley roads Monday July 18 2016 MOBILE speed cameras will operate on the following roads this week: A629 Halifax Road, Wortley A633 Rotherham Road A635 Doncaster Road, Ardsley A628 Pontefract Road B6411 Houghton Road, Thurnscoe B6096 Station Road, Wombwell A633 Rotherham Road, Athersley A61 Wakefield Road
Kyran will visit India to help one of the country's poorest communities Friday July 15 2016 A BARNSLEY man is raising money to help fund a trip to India where he will spend several months trying to help one of the country's poorest communities.  As part of a youth-empowerment and development project, Kyran Hopwood will spend three months in…
Police have warned locals to be on the lookout for bogus callers Friday July 15 2016 POLICE have warned locals to be on the lookout for bogus door knockers after a man claiming to be from a care home robbed a pensioner of his jewellery.  On Wednesday (July 13), police were called to reports of a…
The NSPCC has raised concerns over the safety of Pokemon Go Friday July 15 2016 THE NSPCC has hit out at Pokemon Go, warning parents that kids playing the game could be targeted by criminals.  The charity said it is concerned that “basic safety standards appear to have been overlooked”, and that there had been…
The council has reversed its decision to change school holidays Thursday July 14 2016 PLANNED changes to school holidays from 2017/2018 have been officially axed by the council. Councillors agreed in March to cut the summer break from six weeks to four weeks and four days, with an extra week added in October. But,…
The Mayor (middle) attended the ceremony Thursday July 14 2016 MAJOR roadworks that will help improve congestion around Junction 36 and Birdwell have begun.  An official ground breaking ceremony for the Major Road Infrastructure works scheme - which was attended by the Mayor - took place earlier today to mark the…
Barnsley by the Sea Barnsley by the sea back this summer Thursday July 14 2016 BARNSLEY by the Sea will be returning to the town this summer.  The beach will be back in the town centre from Wednesday, July 20, and will be open six days a week - from Monday to Saturday - for…
The chicken Wednesday July 13 2016 A LOCAL woman has urged dog owners to be vigilant after she had to stop her dog eating chicken found at a local lake - that was later found to be laced with rat poison.   Amy Pryce says she caught…
Yorkshire Geek Fest Wednesday July 13 2016 A GEEK FEST is coming to Barnsley this weekend.  Comic book lovers and science fictions fans will take over Elsecar Heritage Centre on July 16 for the inaugural Yorkshire Geek Fest, organised by comic con fan Mick Clay. Celebrity guests…
The window Wednesday July 13 2016 POLICE are appealing for information after a house window in Wombwell was smashed by vandals - for a THIRD time. Police were called at around 3.10am on Tuesday, July 12, to reports vandals had thrown something towards the windows of…
Police are appealing for witnesses after the crash Wednesday July 13 2016 POLICE are appealing for witnesess after a cyclist suffered life-threatening injuries in a collision on Stairfoot roundabout yesterday. At around 1.25pm yesterday afternoon (Tuesday, July 12), the cyclist was involved in a collision with a blue Mini Cooper on Stairfoot…
Police have launched an investigation Investigation launched after alleged rape Wednesday July 13 2016 POLICE are appealing for witnesses after a woman was allegedly raped in a town centre park on Sunday. Police received a third party allegation of rape from a member of the public, which is believed to have happened in Sparrow…
Have you seen missing Craig? (Click to expand) Tuesday July 12 2016 UPDATE: Craig has now been found.  POLICE are searching for a missing man from Barnsley and are becoming increasingly concerned for his welfare. Craig Berrington-Potts, 43, was last seen in the early hours of yesterday morning (Monday 11 July) at…
South Yorkshire Police Man dies in motorway crash Tuesday July 12 2016 A BARNSLEY man has died following a collision on the M1 in the early hours of this morning. Wayne Milnthorpe, 46, was pronounced dead at the scene of the collision, between junctions 35 and 35A of the northbound carriageway, at…
Barnsley Photography Group Monday July 11 2016 A LOCAL photography group is doing its bit to raise money for charity. Barnsley Photography Group is inviting local photographers and walkers to take part in a 21 mile walk, raising money for the British Heart Foundation. Barnsley Photography Group…
Tony Andrew Nuttall Monday July 11 2016 A MAN and a teenage boy have been jailed for a combined total of over 18 years after robbing and assaulting a vulnerable disabled woman in Wombwell last year. Tony Andrew Nuttall, 29, was sentenced to 14 years behind bars…
Michael Dugher MP Monday July 11 2016 MICHAEL DUGHER has urged Barnsley Council to use new enforcement powers to help tackle the fly-tipping issue sweeping the borough.  The MP for Barnsley East is concerned that fly-tipping is a growing problem across the town.  Over the last five…
Mobile speed cameras will operate on the following roads Monday July 11 2016 MOBILE speed cameras will operate on the following roads this week: A61 Park Road, Worsbrough Bridge A628 Barnsley Road, Penistone A628 Barnsley Road, Silkstone A628 Pontefract Road, Cudworth A629 Halifax Road, Wortley A633 Rotherham Road A633 Sandygate, Wath-upon-Dearne A635 Saltersbrook…
Have you seen missing Megan? Friday July 8 2016 UPDATE: Megan has been found safe and well. Thank you for all your shares. POLICE are searching for a missing 13-year-old girl who has contacts in Barnsley. Megan Smith was last seen around 4.30pm on Thursday, July 7 at Wakefield…
Barnsley Council has approved the plans Friday July 8 2016 BARNSLEY COUNCIL has approved plans to convert the former offices at Joseph Locke House into 170 flats.  The proposals were submitted by Empire Property Concepts. The Heelis Street building was formerly used by HM Revenue and Customs until May 2013.
South Yorkshire Police Friday July 8 2016 POLICE are asking locals to surrender their weapons this week to help clear Barnsley's streets of guns and knives - and say that anyone who hands in a weapon will not be prosecuted for possession. Police say the surrender will…
Friday July 8 2016 WORK will start on a new trampoline park at Barugh Green this week. Jump Zone Barnsley have had their request of planning permission granted to convert the former Barnsley College building on Cannon Way into a 16,000 sq ft trampoline park.…
The window has been smashed by heartless yobs Friday July 8 2016 A GROUP of Barnsley sea cadets have been left devastated after heartless vandals smashed the window of their mini bus. The incident occurred on Armed Forces Day last month. When the group returned to their bus after they’d finished parading,…
Paul 'Silky' Jones with Springvale Primary pupils Friday July 8 2016 A FORMER boxing world champion has visited a Penistone school to teach kids how to keep a healthy heart. Former world light middleweight champion Paul 'Silky' Jones vistited Springvale Primary school to teach pupils how to keep active and look after their…
The Baa-rilliant craft fair Friday July 8 2016 A BAAA-RILLIANT craft fair will be held at Cannon Hall Farm on Sunday. The free to enter event, between 10am-4pm, will be held in the new outdoor marquee in the picnic area and promises ‘some of the best handmade crafters…
Police have arrested a man on suspicion of attempted murder Friday July 8 2016 POLICE have arrested a 21-year-old man on suspicion of attempted murder after a woman was shot in Wombwell yesterday morning. Just after midnight yesterday (Thursday, July 7) a weapon was fired through the door of a property in Burrows Grove,…
Police are appealing for witnesses after the crash Friday July 8 2016 POLICE are appealing for witnesses after a crash at the top of Racecommon Road yesterday morning.  Officers were called to the collision in Keresforth Hall Road, at about 11.20am yesterday (Thursday, July 7). The crash involved two cars, a Nissan…
A man is in a serious condition after a crash on Sheffield Road Man in serious condition after motorbike crash Thursday July 7 2016 A MAN is in a serious condition in hospital after his motorbike collided with a bus on Sheffield Road yesterday. Police were called to the collision in Worsbrough at about 4.30pm yesterday afternoon (Wednesday July 6), after the Suzuki motorbike…
Police are hunting for two men after a woman was shot in Wombwell Police appeal after woman shot in Wombwell Thursday July 7 2016 POLICE are hunting for two men after a woman was shot in Wombwell in the early hours of this morning. Shortly after midnight, two men are alleged to have approached a property in Burrows Grove, Wombwell, and fired a weapon…
The new route (in purple) suggests the HS2 line won't pass through Barnsley as originally planned (in orange) Thursday July 7 2016 NEW PLANS for the controversial HS2 railway line suggest the route will no longer pass through Barnsley. The HS2 is a planned high speed railway that will link London, Birmingham, the East Midlands, Leeds, Sheffield and Manchester. The original plan…
KS2 pupils are making good progress Thursday July 7 2016 PRIMARY school pupils in Barnsley are making good progress in their education according to data released by Barnsley Council.  Barnsley has received its key stage two provisional results which show the percentage of Barnsley KS2 pupils (ages seven to 11)…
Childrens bus fares will increase Wednesday July 6 2016 CHILDREN'S bus fares will increase in Barnsley from September. The South Yorkshire Passenger Transport Executive (SYPTE) has announced that single child concessionary fares in South Yorkshire will increase by 10p - from 70p to 80p - on September 18, 2016. Children…
Stephanie Hirst Wednesday July 6 2016 STEPHANIE HIRST is set to receive an Honorary Doctorate from Leeds Beckett University. The radio presenter will receive the honorary degree for her contribution to public life. Stephanie said on social media: "I'm humbled, honoured, and a little overwhelmed to be awarded…
Wednesday July 6 2016 POLICE have released images of a van that was stolen from Barnsley before being stripped of its parts and dumped in Rotherham, as they continue to hunt for the culprits.  The transit van was stolen from Worsbrough, and found dumped…
South Yorkshire Police Wednesday July 6 2016 POLICE say there has been a rise in religious and racial hate crime across South Yorkshire since the EU referendum. Since the UK voted to leave the EU last month, police say reports of hate crime have spiked, with videos of…
Police were called to a house on Sheffield Road Woman stabbed on Sheffield Road Tuesday July 5 2016 A WOMAN was taken to hospital after being stabbed in the face at a house on Sheffield Road last night. Police were called to the house at about 9pm following reports that a woman had been assaulted. The woman was…
Dog chipping Tuesday July 5 2016 A FREE dog chipping event will be held in Barnsley next week following a change in law. Owners of dogs aged over eight weeks now have to make sure their pet is microchipped, or face fines of up to £500.…
Teachers striking outside of the Town Hall Tuesday July 5 2016 TEACHERS are striking today over funding, pay and working conditions. Schools across the country - including some in Barnsley - have been closed because of the action.  Teachers were pictured striking outside of the Town Hall earlier today. Do you agree…
Bus services will be rerouted because of the Mayor's Parade Tuesday July 5 2016 BUS SERVICES will be rerouted on Saturday because of the Mayor's Parade.  The parade will take place this Saturday, July 9, and between 10am-3pm, various roads in the town centre will be closed, including Church Street, Shambles Street, Market Hill,…
Police were called to Doncaster Road Tuesday July 5 2016 A MAN died after collapsing on Doncaster Road on Friday night. Police were called to the scene at around 8.30pm on Friday, July 1. A police spokesperson said: "Police were called to Doncaster Road following concerns for a man. "Emergency…
Road closures will be in place Monday July 4 2016 TOWN CENTRE roads will be closed this Saturday for the Mayor's Parade.  The following roads will be closed from approximately 11.45am to 2pm: Sadler Gate St Mary’s Gate Church Street Eastgate Regents Street Market Hill Hanson Street Regents Street South…
Fire chiefs say you should find another way to cook chips Monday July 4 2016 FIRE CHIEFS have told Barnsley residents to find another way to cook their chips after a man suffered burns when a chip pan caught fire in his home.  The fire on Sackville Street started at around 7.30pm on Friday (July…
Milly Johnson Monday July 4 2016 BEST-SELLING author Milly Johnson is due to get a grilling from TV presenter Christa Ackroyd at an evening with-style event this Wednesday.  Fans of the Sunday Times best-selling author will get the chance to learn more about her childhood days…
Mobile speed cameras will operate on Barnsley roads this week Monday July 4 2016 MOBILE speed cameras will operate on the following roads this week: A628 Pontefract Road A629 Halifax Road, Wortley A633 Rotherham Road, Athersley A635 Doncaster Road, Ardsley B6096 Station Road, Wombwell B6411 Houghton Road, Thurnscoe Pogmoor Road, Barnsley
Joni Edwards has severe chickenpox Family seek help after being left stranded in Corfu Saturday July 2 2016 A BARNSLEY couple are desperately trying to raise money after their two-year-old daughter was diagnosed with severe chickenpox while on holiday in Corfu, leaving them stranded on the island. Joni Edwards was diagnosed with the illness while on the family…
The Tour De Celeb team Friday July 1 2016 DARREN GOUGH will be gracing TV screens when he takes part in Channel 5’s forthcoming cycling show 'Tour De Celeb'. The four-part series sees a group of eight celebrities - including Monk Bretton lad Gough - train for and eventually…
Wayne Smith ripped off customers Cowboy builder sent to prison Friday July 1 2016 A COWBOY builder from Barnsley has been sent to jail for five years for ripping off customers for around £170,000.  Wayne Smith, 47, of Doncaster Road, had previously featured on the TV show 'Cowboy Builders'. Sheffield Crown Court heard how…
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