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Barnsley Main Wednesday June 29 2016 THE BARNSLEY community is being urged to help clean up the site of the iconic Barnsley Main in time for the 150th anniversary of the Oaks Colliery Disaster.  The Barnsley Central Area Team is working with the Dearne Valley Landscape…
Dan Jarvis MP Wednesday June 29 2016 A TWITTER campaign calling for Barnsley MP Dan Jarvis to become the next Labour leader has gathered pace.  The Barnsley Central MP has been sent messages of support and encouragement to run against Jeremy Corbyn if a Labour leadership election…
Charlotte Baker donated 18 presents Wednesday June 29 2016 A BARNSLEY teenager celebrated her 18th birthday by donating 18 brand new presents to the Barnsley Hospital Children’s ward. Charlotte Baker, from South Kirby, bought individual presents for each of the 12 children staying on the Children's ward at the time.…
Road fatalities have nearly doubled Wednesday June 29 2016 THE NUMBER of people killed on South Yorkshire's roads nearly doubled last year.  Figures released by South Yorkshire Safer Roads Partnership earlier this week show that 49 people's lives were claimed on the county's roads in 2015 - an increase…
Gamma Gaming Tuesday June 28 2016 A BARNSLEY man who set up a community gaming group has appealed for help after having thousands of pounds worth of equipment stolen. Josh Slack, from Darfield, set up Gamma Gaming last year as a group where people of all…
There will be road closures on Friday Tuesday June 28 2016 TOWN CENTRE roads will be closed on Friday due to the Somme Memorial Service.  From 11am to 3pm the following roads will be closed: Old Mill Lane (between Barnsley College & Church Street) Market Hill Regent Street Church Street Sadler…
The campaign aims to improve Barnsley's estates. Tuesday June 28 2016 LITTER PICKS are being organised to help improve Barnsley's housing estates. Berneslai Homes have this week launched the ‘Proud of our Estates’ campaign, which aims to increase community pride and help create estates where people are proud and happy to…
Barnsley folk spend £597 per year on their pets on average. Tuesday June 28 2016 A NEW survey has found that Barnsley residents spend nearly £600 per year on their pet's healthcare. The survey of 1,000 people by TotallyMoney.com found that those living in Barnsley spend £597 per year on their pets on average. Ninety…
Arsonists strike in Barnsley Monday June 27 2016 ARSONISTS struck in Barnsley last Thursday on a busy night for the fire service. Yobs set fire to camping equipment at a property in Highstone Avenue, Worsbrough Common, at 11.30pm. A crew from Barnsley Fire Station spent 20 minutes tackling…
Barnsley Hospital Monday June 27 2016 POLICE are hunting for a heartless thief who stole a Barnsley Hospital Charity collection from its coffee shop, leaving volunteers 'devastated'.  The thief stole the collection in the early hours of Monday, June 20, after forcing his way in to the…
Barnsley Council has helped to fund the bridge Monday June 27 2016 A NEW BRIDGE has been constructed over the River Dove in Worsbrough, replacing the one that was washed away in 2007. The steel bridge has been constructed above any future flooding levels, and will allow safe access to Woolley Bank…
Brexit: Did Britain vote the right way? Monday June 27 2016 A petition has been launched requesting a second EU referendum. The UK voted to leave the European Union on Friday, and Barnsley joined the UK in voting out. It was a majority vote, with 83,958 votes to leave and 38,951…
Mobile speed cameras will operate on Barnsley roads this week Monday June 27 2016 MOBILE speed cameras will operate on the following roads this week: A61 Park Road, Worsbrough Bridge, Barnsley A61 Wakefield Road, Barnsley A628 Barnsley Road, Penistone, Barnsley A628 Barnsley Road, Silkstone, Barnsley A628 Pontefract Road, Cudworth, Barnsley A629 Halifax Road, Wortley,…
Mia Barton Bright Friday June 24 2016 A FUNDRAISING walk will be held tomorrow in memory of an 18-month-old toddler who died of meningitis B. Mia Barton Bright died just a few hours after the telltale rash appeared. The event, organised by Mia’s family, is aiming to raise…
The vehicle Driver without licence caught by police Friday June 24 2016 A MAN who has been banned from driving four times was caught driving without a licence in Kendray yesterday. The man, who was chased by police, was caught by South Yorkshire Police’s dog Harvey after fleeing the car on foot. …
NUT members will strike Friday June 24 2016 TEACHERS in Barnsley will strike early next month over pay, working conditions and school funds. National Union of Teachers (NUT) members across the country will walk out on Tuesday, July 5, after 91 per cent of members who voted backed…
Barnsley voted to leave the EU Friday June 24 2016 BARNSLEY joined the UK in voting out of the European Union. It was a majority vote, with 83,958 votes to leave and 38,951 to remain. There were 122,972 validated ballot papers for Barnsley. The turnout of 69.9 per cent is…
Barnsley FC Thursday June 23 2016 BARNSLEY will take on Premier League side Everton in a pre-season friendly. The Reds will tackle the Toffees on Saturday, July 23 at Oakwell. It will be a 3pm kick-off.  The game against Everton completes Barnsley's pre-season schedule. The full…
Harry Sergeant, who died during the First World War Thursday June 23 2016 AN EVENT will be held in Barnsley to commemorate 100 years since the Battle of the Somme, and to remember the 296 local men who lost their lives during its first day.  To mark the occasion at the Town Hall…
The march will start at Barnsley Town Hall Thursday June 23 2016 FORMER MINERS and their families are being urged to take part in a town centre march this Sunday that will be filmed for a BBC show. The march will set off from the Town Hall around 10am on Sunday (June…
Fire crews on Broadway Thursday June 23 2016 FLATS on Broadway were evacuated last night after a fire which left a man hospitalised.  Fire crews from Barnsley, Tankersley and Cudworth  were called to the blaze on Broadway Court at just before 11.30pm last night. Firefighters managed to rescue…
Fire crews rescued the woman Thursday June 23 2016 FIRE CREWS rescued a woman from a house fire in Worsborough on Monday. Crews from Barnsley, Tankersley and Cudworth attended the blaze in Osmond Place at 1:50am. On arrival, they found the house was well alight, but after entering the…
Private Matthew Thornton Wednesday June 22 2016 THE father of a Barnsley soldier who was killed while serving in Afghanistan has organised a charity bike ride to raise money for Help for Heroes. Private Matthew Thornton, from Darton, was killed in November 2011 by an improvised explosive…
The producers are looking for a woman from Barnsley Wednesday June 22 2016 A TV production company is looking for a local woman to star in its new BBC series.    Wall to Wall Media says it is looking for an outgoing woman from Barnsley, aged between her late teens and early thirties, to…
Michael Dugher MP Wednesday June 22 2016 BARNSLEY MP Michael Dugher is urging locals to speak out against plans to axe and change bus services in Barnsley.  Mr Dugher wants residents to register their opposition to plans to scrap the 8 and 8a service – which serves…
The EU referendum vote will take place tomorrow Wednesday June 22 2016 THE EU referendum will take place tomorrow. Voting will be open from 7am until 10pm, with the results announced from approximately 4am onwards on Friday morning (June 24). It's likely that Britain's fate will be revealed around 7am on Friday. …
Barnsley FC Wednesday June 22 2016 BARNSLEY will take on Ipswich Town away from home in the first game of the 2016/17 Championship season. The Reds will take on Ipswich on Saturday, August 6, while their first home game will be against Derby County on Saturday,…
Barnsley FC Tuesday June 21 2016 BARNSLEY will discover their 2016/17 fixtures tomorrow morning. The fixtures for the Football League are released at 9am, and Reds fans will have an eye on the announcement as they look forward to being back in the Championship.  Fans can…
Barnsley Council Tuesday June 21 2016 BARNSLEY Council has prosecuted a local woman for council tax fraud. Jill Lawson from Wilson Street, Wombwell, pleaded guilty at Barnsley Magistrates Court to committing fraud for falsely claiming a single person council tax discount of £1,676.24 - even though she…
Mark Dobson's photo of the Barnsley Pals Centenary Square Tuesday June 21 2016 THE COUNCIL has started repairing damage to the Barnsley Pals Centenary Square which caused by skateboards.  Photographer Shaun Colborn noticed the damage when he was making his preparations for the Battle of the Somme Centenary commemorations, due to be held…
What do you think to Barnsley's transport services? Tuesday June 21 2016 WITH discussions taking place on how to improve Barnsley's buses and trains, we want to know what changes you'd like to make to Barnsley's transport services.  Are buses and trains too expensive? Should children under a certain age go free?…
Do you recognise this man? Monday June 20 2016 POLICE have released a CCTV image of a man they want to speak to in connection with the theft of expensive tools from a business in Carlton. At about 3.20pm on Wednesday, May 18, the tools were stolen from Watts…
speed camera (mobile) Monday June 20 2016 MOBILE speed cameras will operate on the following roads this week: A628 Pontefract Road, Barnsley A629 Halifax Road, Wortley, Barnsley A633 Rotherham Road, Athersley, Barnsley A633 Rotherham Road, Barnsley B6096 Station Road, Wombwell, Barnsley B6411 Houghton Road, Thurnscoe, Barnsley Pogmoor…
Barnsley FC Monday June 20 2016 BEN MANSFORD has left Barnsley after being appointed Chief Executive of Leeds United. The now former Barnsley Chief Executive leaves Oakwell after just two years with the club. Barnsley have appointed former pro footballer Linton Brown as his temporary successor. …
Dan Jarvis MP Friday June 17 2016 BARNSLEY MP Dan Jarvis has paid tribute to MP Jo Cox who died after being shot and stabbed yesterday. The 41-year-old was attacked before holding a constituency surgery in Birstall, West Yorkshire, yesterday afternoon (June 16). Jarvis paid tribute to…
Do you recognise this girl? Friday June 17 2016 POLICE are hunting for a teenage girl who attempted to rob a shop in Royston whilst wielding a knife.   The incident happened at about 7.30pm on Tuesday, June 7 when the girl, described as having shoulder length red hair,…
CCTV at the Alhambra underpass Friday June 17 2016 CCTV has been installed at two crime hotspots in the town centre.  CCTV is now up and running at the Alhambra underpass and in Peel Square.  A council spokesperson said: "The cameras will run 24 hours a day and officers…
Dog chipping Thursday June 16 2016 ANOTHER free dog chipping event will be held in Barnsley 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. Previous events…
Wilthorpe Park has a new play area Thursday June 16 2016 WILTHORPE PARK has a newly refurbished play area after a £42,000 renovation project was completed. The play area was opened last week on Friday, June 10. The play area has undergone a makeover thanks to the Friends of Wilthorpe Park Group who…
Barnsley FC Thursday June 16 2016 BARNSLEY FC have confirmed their pre-season fixture schedule. The Reds will tackle newly promoted Premier League side Hull City at Oakwell on Tuesday, July 26, while they'll play a second home game on the weekend of July 23/24 against an…
Credit: Anderson Moores Veterinary Specialists Wednesday June 15 2016 DOG owners are being warned about the spread of a deadly disease that can cause potentially fatal kidney failure. Alabama Rot, which first appeared in the late 1980s in America, is spreading across England. It is not known how the…
Paul Heckingbottom is the new Barnsley manager Wednesday June 15 2016 PAUL HECKINGBOTTOM has officially been named as Barnsley's permanent head coach after signing a 12 month rolling contract.  'Hecky' took control of the Reds in a caretaker role last season, after previous boss Lee Johnson left the club for Bristol…
The crowds gathered on the Town Hall steps Wednesday June 15 2016 THE Barnsley community came out in force on Tuesday to pay tribute to those killed in the Orlando shootings. Gunman Omar Mateen opened fire in the early hours of Sunday morning (June 12) at the Pulse nightclub in Florida, killing…
Adam Hammill has signed a new contract with Barnsley Tuesday June 14 2016 ADAM HAMMILL has signed a new contract at Barnsley. The winger has signed a new two-year contract at Oakwell, that will see the 2015/16 Fans Player of the Season remain with Barnsley until the summer of 2018. In his current…
Barnsley FC Tuesday June 14 2016 BARNSLEY FC will take on Hull City in a pre-season friendly at Oakwell.  The Reds will take on the Premier League newcomers on Tuesday July 26, with a 7:30pm kick-off. Hull secured promotion to the Premier League following a 1-0…
Tuesday June 14 2016 Update: A man has now come forward in relation to this incident.  POLICE have released a CCTV image of a man they'd like to speak to after a teenager was allegedly racially abused in Meadowhall.  Between 5.30pm and 6.15pm on…
The issue was raised during a police team meeting Tuesday June 14 2016 RESIDENTS are being warned to be on the lookout for vandals who are targeting cars with black marker pens.  The issue was raised during the North/West Local Policing Team meeting last Monday - where residents are invited to attend and…
The bag was stolen in Morrisons Barnsley Tuesday June 14 2016 POLICE are appealing for information after a callous thief stole a pensioner's bag in the town centre Morrisons store.  The incident occured between 12.15pm and 1pm on Saturday, June 4.  Anyone with information should call 101 or email enquries@southyorks.pnn.police.uk quoting…
The police say there has been a drop in reported town centre crime Monday June 13 2016 REPORTED anti-social behaviour in the town centre has dropped by nearly a third since the introduction of a dedicated police team. Barnsley West LPT say there has been a 29% reduction in reported anti-social behaviour in the town centre since…
Barnsley Town Hall Monday June 13 2016 A VIGIL will be held outside Barnsley Town Hall tomorrow in memory of the 50 people killed in the Orlando shootings. Gunman Omar Mateen opened fire in the early hours of Sunday morning (June 12) at the Pulse nightclub, killing…
We Are Barnsley Monday June 13 2016 BRIAN BLESSED has been awarded with an OBE in the Queen’s Birthday Honours list. The actor, who grew up in Goldthorpe, has been awarded for services to the arts and charity. "I am absolutely delighted," he said. "It is marvellous that…
Police are appealing for witnesses Friday June 10 2016 POLICE are appealing for witnesses after a callous thief robbed a pensioner in her Hoyland home, punching her in the face before stealing sentimental rings. 66-year-old Mary Ackroyd was robbed of five sentimental rings, including her wedding band and engagement…
Mobile speed cameras Friday June 10 2016 MOBILE speed cameras will operate on the following roads next week (June 13): 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
Planned changes to school holidays could be axed Friday June 10 2016 PLANNED changes to school holidays from 2017/2018 may be abandoned by the council in a surprising U-turn.  A statement from Coun Tim Cheetham, Cabinet Spokesperson for People, said: “In response to concerns we have had about the consultation process and…
Peel Square Friday June 10 2016 LOCALS say they've seen a reduction of anti-social behaviour in the town centre following the introduction of a dedicated police team. Following a spate of incidents in town - particularly aroud Peel Square - a dedicated police team was introduced…
Vodafone users may have been overcharged Thursday June 9 2016 VODAFONE customers are being urged to check their phone bills after thousands of complaints about issues including overcharging.  MoneySavingExpert.com says there have potentially been 'systematic' failings at the phone company which could affect nearly all of its 20 million customers.…
Temporary traffic lights will be in place Thursday June 9 2016 MOTORISTS are being warned of possible disruption around Wakefield Road next month due to five weeks of essential gas maintenance.  The north of England’s gas distributer, Northern Gas Networks (NGN), is investing £70,000 to upgrade the ageing gas distribution network.…
Changes to buses are being planned Thursday June 9 2016 CHANGES are expected to be made to bus services in Barnsley next year - and transport bosses want your opinion on the proposals.  Plans by the newly-formed Barnsley Bus Partnership - which include changes to bus routes and service numbers…
Police want to speak to these 12 fans Wednesday June 8 2016 POLICE have released images of the fans they want to speak to after the violence between Millwall and Barnsley supporters at Wembley.  Criminal damage was caused to seating at the stadium as the trouble broke out during Barnsley's 3-1 win. …
Police would like to speak to the men pictured Wednesday June 8 2016 POLICE investigating connected arson attacks - including two on homes in Barnsley - have released CCTV images of men they would like to speak to.  Since October last year, police have received five reports of arson that appear to be…
Ping! Wednesday June 8 2016 A FIVE-WEEK long ping pong festival will launch in Barnsley on Saturday, and the worlds No.1 Paralympian will be in attendance.  The Alhambra will host Team GB star Will Bayley to celebrate the start of the Ping! table tennis festival. …
The Yorkshire Bank Bike Libraries project Wednesday June 8 2016 BARNSLEY KIDS will get the opportunity to rent bikes for free thanks to a new bike station that will open in town. Launched as a legacy of the Tour de France, the  Yorkshire Bank Bike Libraries project aims to give every child…
27 houses will be built on the site Wednesday June 8 2016 ARDSLEY HOUSE HOTEL will be demolished to make way for 27 houses.  Councillors said it a ‘sad day for Barnsley’ as they gave developers the all clear to demolish the building - which was built in 1773. The former three-star…
The car Police car crash blamed on hot weather Tuesday June 7 2016 THE POLICE car that took a tumble after rolling down a hill crashed because of 'hot weather' according to a police chief.  The car was left upside down in Carlton Road after the incident last month - shocking bystanders.  Police…
The camp Tuesday June 7 2016 A TRAVELLER camp that has set up in the Court House car park has been told to leave.  The travelleres arrived on Sunday, June 5, and residents have voiced concerns about their presence.  However, the council says it has initiated…
The applications have been submitted to Barnsley Council Tuesday June 7 2016 TRAMPOLINE Parks could be coming to Barnsley - but what other fun activities would you like to see? Barnsley-based Jump Fit Ltd has submitted the first planning application for a 16,000 sq ft trampoline park at Barugh Green, using the…
We Are Barnsley Tuesday June 7 2016 BLOOD donors are needed in Barnsley to help replenish stocks.  Donor sessions are taking place at Milton Hall, Elsecar, at 1.30-3.30pm and 4.45-7.30pm today (June 7). Sessions will also take place at Mapplewell and Staincross Village Hall on June 19,…
Police want to speak to the man pictured Police appeal after sexual assault Tuesday June 7 2016 POLICE investigating the sexual assault of a 13-year-old girl in Barnsley have released an image of a man they would like to speak to. Officers are asking for anyone who thinks his appearance looks familiar to come forward. At around…
Fire bosses have issued an e-cig warning Monday June 6 2016 FIRE CHIEFS have issued a warning over e-cigs after a rise in the number of blazes they have caused.  South Yorkshire Fire & Rescue says until 2013 it hadn’t attended a single incident caused by e-cigs, but the number of…
Adele Haywood Monday June 6 2016 A BARNSLEY woman has urged local women to attend cervical screenings after abnormal cells were found through her routine appointment. Adele Haywood attended her first screening when she turned 25. Despite having no signs or symptoms, the screening detected abnormal cells…
Ian McMillan - credit Adrian Mealing Monday June 6 2016 FOUR of Barnsley’s most famous people will receive the honorary Freedom of the Borough on Tuesday. Poet Ian McMillan, folk singer Kate Rusby, former Lord Lieutenant of South Yorkshire David Moody and Egyptologist Joann Fletcher will receive the honour at a ceremony…
The Huntsman Monday June 6 2016 A LOCAL BOOZER has been shortlisted as one of the 12 best in Yorkshire. The Huntsman, in Thurlstone, will go up against other finalists in a bid to be crowned Yorkshire's Favourite Pub 2016. The winner will be announced at the…
Mobile speed camera Monday June 6 2016 MOBILE speed cameras will operate on the following roads this week: A628 Pontefract Road, Barnsley A629 Halifax Road, Wortley, Barnsley A633 Rotherham Road, Athersley, Barnsley A633 Rotherham Road, Barnsley B6096 Station Road, Wombwell, Barnsley B6097 Doncaster Road, Wath-upon-Dearne, Rotherham B6411…
Come on England! Friday June 3 2016 EURO 2016 kicks off next week - and the question is simple, can England bring the trophy home? We've not exactly got a great record in international tournaments - but this year marks the 50th anniversary of our World Cup…
Police are appealing for information Costcutter victim of armed robbery Thursday June 2 2016 POLICE have issued an appeal for information after a knife-wielding thief robbed a local shop on Tuesday night.  The man walked into the Costcutter store in Fish Dam Lane, Monk Bretton, and threatened staff with the blade, before demanding money…
Carly Tierney Thursday June 2 2016 AMBITIOUS personal trainers have been invited to put themselves forward for the fitness industry’s biggest free to enter awards scheme. The National Fitness Awards, organised by Barnsley based Script Events in partnership with industry magazine Workout, recognise excellence in all…
The National Fitness Awards Thursday June 2 2016 LOCAL gyms have been urged to celebrate their achievements by putting themselves forward for the fitness industry’s biggest free to enter awards scheme. The National Fitness Awards, organised by Barnsley based Script Events in partnership with industry magazine Workout, recognise…
Barnsley FC Thursday June 2 2016 BARNSLEY FC has confirmed that it has offered Wembley hero Adam Hammill a new contract. Aidy White and George Williams have also been offered new contracts at Oakwell. Jak McCourt has not been offered a new deal, and will be…
South Yorkshire Police Body found in Athersley Thursday June 2 2016 A MAN'S body was found in Athersley yesterday, police have confirmed. Police were called at around 9am yesterday morning (Wednesday 1 June) to reports that a body of a man had been found off Lindhurst Road. A spokesperson said: "At…
BIADS Thursday June 2 2016 A FREE awareness and training session will be held to help assist family and friends of dementia sufferers.  The Barnsley Independent Alzheimer’s & Dementia Support (BIADS) are set to hold the session at BIADS’ Dementia Support Centre at the Joseph Exley…
Police issue fishing warning Police issue fishing warning Wednesday June 1 2016 POLICE are warning local fishermen to comply with fishing laws or face fines of up to £2,000. Officers from South Yorkshire Police’s wildlife crime unit teamed up with the Environment Agency  to carry out a series of checks at rivers…
Roadworks Wednesday June 1 2016 MOTORISTS are being warned to expect disruption on busy roads around Birdwell - with work to improve traffic flow starting this week. Funding to significantly improve the local road network next to Junction 36 of the M1 has been secured.…
Mobile speed cameras Wednesday June 1 2016 MOBILE speed cameras will be in operation on the following roads this week. A61 Park Road, Worsbrough Bridge, Barnsley. A61 Wakefield Road, Barnsley. A628 Barnsley Road, Penistone. A628 Barnsley Road, Silkstone. A628 Pontefract Road, Cudworth. A629 Halifax Road, Wortley. A633…
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