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Friday September 19 2014 POLICE searching for a missing man from Barnsley are asking him to make contact. Marc Dyson, 41, was last seen on Tuesday at around midday in Wheatcrofts, Barnsley. He is described as being around 5ft 5ins tall, of slim build with a…
Friday September 19 2014 POLICE are searching for a man who allegedly sexually assaulted a woman on a train which passed through Barnsley. Officers want to speak to the man, pictured, following the incident on the Leeds to Sheffield train at 3.40pm on August…
Stagecoach Friday September 19 2014 BUS changes are being made in Barnsley to match shift patterns at one of the region's biggest employers. From September 28, to coincide with the shift changes at ASOS clothing warehouse, bus operator Stagecoach is introducing new journeys and alterations…
Friday September 19 2014 THE council has responded to complaints about overgrown football pitches in Barnsley. A spokesperson said: "Following concerns raised about the quality of Barnsley Council-owned football pitches, the council wishes to clarify its position. "Present weather conditions are ideal for grass…
Friday September 19 2014 A NEW shop selling old-fashioned sweets has opened in Barnsley. The Sweet Shop (Traditional Confectionery) on Hunt Street, Hoyland Common, has been set up by Andrea Ogden, 57, of Hoyland Road. Customers are having sweet memories stirred by its jars…
Friday September 19 2014 PARENTS of a 22-year-old footballer who died after collapsing at training say they're "overwhelmed" by the funds raised in his honour. A fund for Mykal Porter - known to friends as Harry - has amassed nearly £2,000 so far with…
Leah Friday September 19 2014 A MEMORIAL day for a Barnsley teenager who died of a brain tumour raised almost £1,000. The Brierley Park fundraiser - in aid of Leah Bella Pearson - raised £924.87 for Weston Park Teenage Cancer Unit. Leah, who died of…
Friday September 19 2014 A KEBAB skewer, a pile of loose change, a snooker ball, a cocktail stick and a whole box of Nurofen are just some of the items swallowed by Barnsley's dogs. Abbey Vets, on Dodworth Road, issued a list of items…
Friday September 19 2014 A BARNSLEY primary school has received a glowing report from Ofsted. Attainment is rising throughout Hunningley Primary School and pupils achieve well in reading, writing and maths - but inspectors said lessons could be more interesting, challenging and inspiring. A…
Friday September 19 2014 FLY-TIPPING which was attracting rats has been cleared up by the council. The mess on Priory Road, Lundwood, was removed last Monday. A spokesman said fly-tipping was a constant battle in 'hotspot areas', but the council aimed to respond to…
South Yorkshire Police Friday September 19 2014 A TEENAGE boy sustained serious injuries after being hit by a car which allegedly failed to stop. The 16-year-old is in hospital following the collision in Thurnscoe at around 10.10pm on Wednesday night. It is reported that the boy was…
Lydia Gosney Thursday September 18 2014 A BARNSLEY lass will celebrate her ninth birthday by having her hair chopped off to make wigs for poorly children. Lydia Gosney, a pupil of Upperwood Academy Primary School, want to raise £100 before her birthday on September 25. She's getting…
Town Hall Wednesday September 17 2014 A FUNDING shortfall has meant that people who currently get help with their council tax could end up having to pay more towards their bills. Barnsley Council is asking residents for feedback about proposed changes to the council tax support…
Richard Tolson Wednesday September 17 2014 A CHARITY concert is being held this month to raise money in memory of a much loved music teacher who died. Local arts website Alternative Barnsley will hold its second charity concert with money being split between EnRich - the…
Gypsy Lane efit Wednesday September 17 2014 A MOTHER and her two children were threatened by men thought to be carrying guns who forced their way into the house and robbed them. Police have released an efit image of a man who carried out the aggravated burglary…
Phones 4U Wednesday September 17 2014 STAFF are waiting to hear their fate after mobile phone giant Phones 4U collapsed into administration. PwC has been appointed administrators to the company which has more than 700 shops with over 5,500 employees across the country. Rob Hunt, joint…
train track Wednesday September 17 2014 NORTHERN Rail has announced a series of train cancellations due to signalling problems.  Earlier it posted that due to signalling problems between Sheffield and Meadowhall some lines were entirely blocked.  Now the 13:48 Leeds to Sheffield due 15:02 is cancelled…
Police Car Lights Tuesday September 16 2014 A MAN on a mobility scooter has been seriously injured following a crash. The man, 58, from Barnsley, suffered serious head injuries after his scooter collided with a white Vauxhall Vivaro, an eight-seater vehicle, at the junction with Smithies Lane last…
Police and Crime Commissioner Shaun Wright Tuesday September 16 2014 THE POLICE commissioner at the centre of controversy has today stepped down. Pressure has been put on Shaun Wright - police and crime commissioner for South Yorkshire - to resign following the Rotherham sex abuse scandal. Before he was elected…
Tuesday September 16 2014 PEOPLE who paid an extra £30 to fast-track passport applications should have their money refunded, according to MPs. The Passport Office was so inundated with requests this summer outstanding requests went above half a million. Delays hit around mid-June, meaning…
Tuesday September 16 2014 A BARNSLEY woman plans to set up an online petition to ask the council to consider reintroducing the community nit nurse. Karen Cocking‎, of Shafton, wants nit nurses back in local schools.  Do you agree? How many times have you had…
Friday September 12 2014 OVER 100 new homes will be built on fields - despite more than 160 objections. The objections, including one from MP Angela Smith, were submitted against plans to develop land off Hartcliffe Road, Penistone. But members of Barnsley Council's planning…
Friday September 12 2014 A CCTV image has been released of a man in connection to an armed robbery in Barnsley. The incident, which happened at a Royston bookmakers on April 8, saw a man leave with a large amount of cash after threatening…
Friday September 12 2014 A TEENAGER who suffers from epilepsy took part in the Junior Great North Run last weekend - less than a year after the condition almost took her life. Katie Lee, 14, lined up in the 4k junior race on Saturday…
Friday September 12 2014 ENFORCEMENT officers are making an impact, according to a councillor. The new enforcement teams in Wombwell and Darfield deal with issues from dog fouling to inconsiderate parking. A particular presence has been noted on Wombwell High Street and Coun Robert Frost…
Friday September 12 2014 MOBILE speed cameras will operate on the following roads this week. A61 Park Road, Barnsley A628 Cundy Cross to Shafton Two Gates A633 Rotherham Road, Athersley South A633 Rotherham Road, Monk Bretton A635 Doncaster Road, Barnsley A635 Saltersbrook Road, Barnsley…
Friday September 12 2014 A BARNSLEY newsagents has closed. Asif Daud, who lives in Dewsbury, has run the shop for nine years. "I'm gutted, but we just weren't making enough so we had to make a move," he said. "These last couple of years…
Friday September 12 2014 A COMEDIAN who has appeared on several BBC shows is heading to Barnsley. Craig Campbell, who has supported Frankie Boyle on two sell-out national tours, has also appeared on Michael McIntyre's Comedy Roadshow and Russell Howard's Good News. A further…
Friday September 12 2014 A BARNSLEY teenager has maintained a family tradition by successfully passing out as a junior soldier with the British Army. Kirk Balk pupil Kelly Hill, 17, follows in the footsteps of her dad and two grandfathers, having successfully completed six months…
Friday September 12 2014 EX-CONS paying back their debt to society have been drafted in to help cook meals and provide companionship for the elderly. Westmeads in Royston is using the unpaid workers to help run its new 'Live Well' scheme which helps vulnerable…
Friday September 12 2014 A BARNSLEY woman who was struck down by food poisoning during her holiday at a Bulgarian hotel has secured a four-figure settlement from her tour operator. Healthcare assistant Catherine Lowe travelled to the Laguna Park resort for a ten-day stay…
Friday September 12 2014 BARNSLEY lass Hannah Kenworthy flew around the world after meting the love of her life in the town's Walkabout bar. Hannah, 31, met her husband and former Walkabout manager Matt Parker on a night out. After holidaying in his hometown of…
Friday September 12 2014 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…
Friday September 12 2014 THREE council workers will be sleeping on Barnsley Town Hall's steps to raise awareness for cancer sufferers. It's all part of the Macmillan Barnsley Appeal - the Big Barnsley Sleep Out. Julie Bellis, Julie Horsfield and Julie Marshall all work as…
By Neil Kelloway Thursday September 11 2014 BARNSLEY MP Dan Jarvis has called on the owners of Monckton coke works to consider "all possibilities to avoid redundancies".  The plant, at Royston, has been put under review by Hargreaves Services PLC as it's losing money and could be…
Photo from The Wolf Centre Thursday September 11 2014 YOU often see some sights in Barnsley's pubs, but punters won't believe their eyes when they see what one boozer's got lined up. On September 20, the Millers Inn on Dearne Hall Road, Barugh Green, is hosting TV's Shaun Ellis…
Thursday September 11 2014 A PUB may still be demolished to make way for a new supermarket - despite a delay in the planning process. Almost 1,000 people signed a petition to stop the closure of The King's Head at Mapplewell, with the Darton…
Barnsley Hospital Thursday September 11 2014 NEW rules have been introduced to serve up better food in hospitals. The Hospital Food Standards Panel, led by Dianne Jeffrey, chairman of Age UK, published a report recommending five legally-binding food standards for the NHS. Hospitals will also be…
Thursday September 11 2014 A FORMER teacher who was affectionately nicknamed 'Killer' for his fearsome reputation has died at the age of 89. Eric Cartwright taught thousands of pupils at Penistone Grammar School between 1956 and 1984. His son Simon, 48, said: "He kept people…
Thursday September 11 2014 HUNDREDS were left without power on Wednesday afternoon. Northern Powergrid confirmed 36 postcodes were affected in the S70 area, with a disruption happening between 2-4pm. The power cut was due to a fault on the area's electricity network.
Barnsley Interchange Thursday September 11 2014 FREE train travel for the elderly and disabled will not be returning, transport bosses have said. A meeting was held on Tuesday between Northern Rail, South Yorkshire Passenger Transport Executive and the Barnsley Retirees Action Group. The group have been…
Danny Wilson Wednesday September 10 2014 THE date for Barnsley's cup clash with Oldham has been confirmed. After starting their Johnstone's Paint Trophy campaign with a 2-0 win against York, the Reds travel to Oldham on October 7 for the round two match. "We've got tournaments…
Rapist Jailed For 12 Years Tuesday September 9 2014 A BARNSLEY man has been jailed for 12 years after he raped a woman at knifepoint in her own home. Matthew David Jones, 30, of Carlton, admitted two counts of rape, two counts of sexual assault and one count of…
Tuesday September 9 2014 A MAN with motor neurone disease left his wheelchair and stood on his own two feet when he renewed his wedding vows. There wasn't a dry eye in the house when Monk Bretton couple Ian Pratt and wife Catherine renewed…
Tuesday September 9 2014 TROUBLESOME roadworks are going to take longer than planned - because more work has been added to the contract. Additional safety works are being carried out on the A635 Lane Head Road at Cawthorne, under a contract Barnsley Council has…
Shaun Wright Tuesday September 9 2014 TRACEY Cheetham has criticised Shaun Wright's decision not to stand down in the the wake of the Rotherham child abuse scandal. Tracey, who was the beleaguered police and crime commissioner's deputy, urged him to 'do the right thing' and resign…
Tuesday September 9 2014 A BARNSLEY man is set to appear in court - after being caught growing £30,000 worth of cannabis. Michael Lee Cooper, 41, of Tudor Street, Thurnscoe, was cultivating 16 plants in two rooms, said Jayne Ormrod, prosecuting, at Barnsley Magistrates'…
Tuesday September 9 2014 AN eight-year-old girl is taking part in a charity run to help raise money for poorly children. Katie-Leigh Wright saw her mum Rachel Roberts complete the Great South Run last year, and now she's all set to take part in…
Tesco's new Hoyland 'eco store' Tuesday September 9 2014 A NEW Tesco superstore opens in Barnsley next week. The 28,000sq ft store on Market Street, Hoyland, opens to the public at 8am on September 18 after a £7.5 million build. Permission for the store was granted in July 2011…
Tuesday September 9 2014 A DISABLED boy whose wheelchair was stolen from outside his home has had it returned. Rachel Wrigley made the appeal with her upset son Regan Archer, 11, after the chair was taken from Oak Road in Thurnscoe last week. "I…
Tuesday September 9 2014 A NEW TK Maxx store has opened near Barnsley. The store, at Cortonwood retail park, opened last Thursday and created 55 new jobs. The first 500 customers through the doors were given a £10 gift card to spend. Cortonwood store…
Tuesday September 9 2014 A YOUNG golfer from Barnsley is aiming to follow in Rory McIlroy's footsteps. Mapplewell lad Matthew Lees, who has recently celebrated his 17th birthday, plays at Woolley Park Golf Club. But come October he's off to the States to play…
Tuesday September 9 2014 BARNSLEY actress Gracie Kelly will appear in a new series of an ITV drama on Wednesday night. Gracie, sister of Katherine Kelly, has landed a role in police drama Scott and Bailey. The popular ITV show sees Suranne Jones and…
Tuesday September 9 2014 A WOMAN accused of fraudulently taking out loans worth almost £21,500 has been sent to Sheffield Crown Court. Carrie-Anne Moore, 31, of Ingsfield Lane, Bolton-upon-Dearne, will make her first appearance on September 10. She made no plea and was granted…
South Yorkshire Police Tuesday September 9 2014 A MAN sustained life-threatening injuries following a collision in Cudworth yesterday evening. At around 6.05pm, it's reported that a bicycle was travelling along Barnsley Road, Cudworth, in the general direction of Barnsley. It's believed that the bicycle was in collision…
Barnsley Hospital Monday September 8 2014 ALMOST £3 million is being spent on additional health services and staff at Barnsley Hospital - to allow patients access to services at weekends. The hospital has been awarded the money from Barnsley Clinical Commissioning Group with the aim of…
Louise Bennett Monday September 8 2014 A YOUNGSTER who was pulled from the River Dearne last month has shown slight signs of recovery. The nine-year-old almost drowned at Dearne Valley Park, Hoyle Mill, and remains in a "critical but stable" condition at Sheffield Children's Hospital. It's…
Monday September 8 2014 A 22-YEAR-OLD who suffered a massive stroke is getting by with a little help from his friends. Alex Cook, of Langford Close, Dodworth, suffered a stroke in November which left him paralysed and affected his speech. Months on, he has come…
Monday September 8 2014 POLICE investigating the robbery of a 15-year-old girl in Barnsley have issued an e-fit image of a suspect. At around 1.45pm on August 23, it's reported that the teen was walking through an alleyway near to Bowden Grove, Dodworth, when…
Monday September 8 2014 OVER £600 has been raised in memory of a 22-year-old footballer who died after collapsing at training. Mykal Porter - affectionately known as 'Harry' - tragically passed away after the previously healthy Carlton Athletic player collapsed during training on August…
Anthony Winter Monday September 8 2014 A BARNSLEY lorry driver who killed a cyclist on the outskirts of Darlington has been given a suspended jail sentence. Father-of-three Anthony Winter, 24, died after being hit by a lorry as he cycled along the A68 at Burtree Gate…
Friday September 5 2014 A NOTORIOUS Barnsley graffiti vandal has been jailed for 18 months for causing £90,000 of damage. Simon Sunderland, 41, originally known as 'Fista', daubed his new 'bloodaxe' tag at locations in Sheffield, Rotherham and Chesterfield, Sheffield Crown Court was told.…
Friday September 5 2014 BARNSLEY midfielder Conor Hourihane has won the League One player of the month award. Hourihane - a summer signing from Plymouth - caught the eye with three long-range strikes last month. His first in a Reds shirt was a sublime…
Dulce Gomes enjoying the new seats New Seating Installed In Town Centre Friday September 5 2014 NEW tables and chairs are now in Barnsley town centre. The sets - which were delayed and should have been in place in time for the bank holiday - are temporarily replacing the seating which has been removed as part…
South Yorkshire Police Man Denies Murder Of Girlfriend's Grandmother Friday September 5 2014 A MAN has appeared in court to deny the murder of his girlfriend's grandmother. Liam Naylor, 23, Junction Drive, Cudworth, was charged with the murder of Doreen Walker. The 75-year-old was found at her home in Birkwood Avenue in April. Mrs…
Friday September 5 2014 THIS trio of grannies have been keeping Barnsley's hungry shoppers happy for more than 90 years between them. But now Carol Whitehead, Glenis Nunn and Lynne Hines are to hang up their uniforms and call it a day. The three…
Friday September 5 2014 A REUNION for former pupils of a now-demolished school will be held on September 6. The Oaks Secondary School in Kendray closed in 1989, having been used a backdrop for John Godber's film, My Kingdom for a Horse, shortly before it…
Friday September 5 2014 MORE than 85 per cent of the motorists disqualified from driving between July 2013 and June 2014 in the UK were men. According to figures released by the Institute of Advanced Motorists (IAM), a total of 92,136 drivers were banned in…
Friday September 5 2014 MOBILE speed cameras will operate on the following roads this week. A61 Park Road, Barnsley A628 Cundy Cross to Shafton Two Gates A633 Rotherham Road, Athersley South A633 Rotherham Road, Monk Bretton A635 Doncaster Road, Barnsley A635 Saltersbrook Road, Barnsley…
Kirk Balk Thursday September 4 2014 THE structure of a Barnsley school's day is being altered - because evidence shows students are 'more productive' in the morning. A 20-minute 'brunch' break at 11am followed by a 30-minute lunch break from 1.25pm have been implemented at Kirk Balk…
Rats plaguing Goldthorpe residents Thursday September 4 2014 RESIDENTS say that a plague of giant rats are making their lives a misery. People on Doncaster Road, Goldthorpe, claim they're being plagued by an unusually large infestation of the rodents. Kevan Miller, 54, admits that year on year they…
Artist's impression of Hoyland's Tesco Thursday September 4 2014 A NEW Tesco which is due to open in the coming weeks has created 121 jobs. The existing Tesco Express on West Street, Hoyland, will close when the new superstore opens on Market Street, with some staff transferring to the…
Thursday September 4 2014 A BARNSLEY mum has labelled the thief who stole her son's wheelchair as 'scum'. Rachel Wrigley's 11-year-old son Regan Archer was born with myotubular myopathy, a congenital disease that causes severe muscle weakness. The disease means he cannot go out of…
Parkway Defiant Cinema Boss Welcomes Alhambra Competition Thursday September 4 2014 THE owners of Barnsley's town centre cinema say they're not frightened by news that a nine-screen multiplex is to be built at the Alhambra. The Parkway's co-owner and manager, Rob Younger, 52, is confident its price structure and "intimate quality…
South Yorkshire Police Thursday September 4 2014 TWO brothers who abused their own sister in the 1960s will not have their sentences extended. Kenneth and David Dudley, of Snetterton Close, Cudworth, abused Irene Marshall when she was a child. They were jailed for 12 months and four…
Thursday September 4 2014 BARNSLEY College's deputy principal took on the ALS ice bucket challenge during enrolment in front of students and staff. Chris Webb removed his footwear, made sure his valuables were safe and allowed principal Colin Booth and vice principal Dave Harding to…
Bistro 63 Wednesday September 3 2014 TROUBLED restaurant Bistro 63 has closed for business again. Located at Onyx Business Park, off Manvers Way, it was taken over last December by chef Rhys Blessed and business partner Chris Crane. Previous landlord Mark Perry had left under a…
South Yorkshire Police Wednesday September 3 2014 A MOTORCYCLIST is in a serious condition after being hit by a man who was over the prescribed limit. The 31-year-old, who was riding his red and black Honda along Wombwell Lane in Blacker Hill on Sunday afternoon, was hit…
Photo from Barnsley FC Wednesday September 3 2014 GOALS from Devante Cole and Kane Hemmings put the Reds into the next round of the Johnstone's Paint Trophy. After a poor first half against York, Danny Wilson's men broke the deadlock through Cole in the 63rd minute, before Hemmings…
Wednesday September 3 2014 AN X FACTOR hopeful from Barnsley has blasted the show's producers - for trying to make her look "weird". Kelsey Ellison, who specialises in singing Korean and Japanese pop songs, was so unhappy with her X Factor experience she has…
Barnsley Interchange Wednesday September 3 2014 A BREAKTHROUGH in the six-month dispute over free rail travel for pensioners could be reached next week. A meeting will be held on September 9 between Northern Rail, South Yorkshire Passenger Transport Executive and the Barnsley Retirees Action Group. Group…
Danny Wilson Tuesday September 2 2014 BARNSLEY manager Danny Wilson has targeted a Wembley appearance as his side kick-off their Johnstone's Paint Trophy campaign against York tonight. The Reds haven't taken part in the competition since 2005 having spent nine years in the Championship. "We've got…
Tuesday September 2 2014 A HEALTH warning has been issued to people who may have purchased a slimming coffee. The product, called 'Body Beauty 5 Days Slimming Coffee', has been removed from retail premises in Barnsley. Barnsley Council analysed the product and found that…
Tuesday September 2 2014 HUNDREDS of fans flocked to the Alhambra to catch a glimpse of children's TV favourite Mr Bloom. The CBeebies favourite visited the shopping centre as part of their summer garden party to educate all the little 'tiddlers' of the importance…
Tuesday September 2 2014 THE mother of two autistic children has set up a group which bakes and delivers birthday cakes for disadvantaged children. Janine Lister, 30, from Darton, has set up a Barnsley branch of Free Cakes For Kids UK to help youngsters…
Barnsley Hospital Tuesday September 2 2014 A MIDWIFE has been accused of providing inadequate care to a pregnant woman at Barnsley Hospital. Maria Anne Ellis - who has now resigned - allegedly failed to monitor the baby's heartbeat during labour and did not ask for help…
Daniel Binney Tuesday September 2 2014 A TEENAGER who was diagnosed with a rare bone cancer has been nominated for an award for overcoming his illness and continuing his studies. Daniel Binney, 18, had wanted to join the army but was diagnosed with osteosarcoma in August…
Shaun Wright Tuesday September 2 2014 SHAUN Wright doesn't intend to resign - but he won't stand for re-election in 2016. The nation's media spent last week camped in Barnsley waiting for an announcement of the future of South Yorkshire's police and crime commissioner. Mr Wright,…
South Yorkshire Police Four Detained After Incident Tuesday September 2 2014 SHEFFIELD Road was closed off and four men have been detained for questioning after an incident in the early hours. At 1.15am on August 30, police received reports of a disturbance on the street and took one man to hospital.…
Monday September 1 2014 A BARNSLEY woman did things a little differently for her 40th wedding anniversary - and donated her kidney to her ill husband. Lynne Allott, 59, has given John, 62, his life back after a long battle with renal failure. John…
Monday September 1 2014 A BARNSLEY couple are still just as much in love now as they were 60 years ago. James and Mavis Miller, who live in Cudworth, celebrated their diamond wedding anniversary on August 14 with their family in the Yorkshire Dales. Mavis,…
Gary Firth Monday September 1 2014 A BARNSLEY motorcyclist died during a race on the Isle of Man. Gary Firth, 50, was killed during the Senior Manx Grand Prix on Friday. The incident, which occurred on the island's famed circuit, happened at around 1.45pm. Mr Firth,…
By Adrian Ashworth Monday September 1 2014 THE date for the switching on of the town centre's Christmas lights has been announced. Barnsley's streets will be lit up on November 19 this year, which falls on a Wednesday. There will be a temporary road closure on Royal…
Barnsley Hospital Monday September 1 2014 A BARNSLEY Hospital midwife has been hailed as the instigator of the ice bucket challenge in the UK. At the beginning of August, 40-year-old Paula Maguire and her husband Robert, 45, caught wind of an awareness and fundraising initiative that…
South Yorkshire Police Monday September 1 2014 POLICE are appealing for witnesses after a head-on collision left two people with serious injuries. The collision, which happened near Flouch Roundabout on Saturday morning, involved a Volkswagen Sharan and a Honda Civic. The cars - both silver - collided…
Photo from Barnsley FC Monday September 1 2014 THE Reds extended their unbeaten run to four games with an entertaining 1-1 draw away at Yeovil on Saturday. After Keith Treacy and Sam Winnall went close for Barnsley, Conor Hourihane's deflected effort from 25 yards put the away side…
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