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Stagecoach Thursday July 17 2014 CHANGES to many bus services in Barnsley will take place this weekend. Here's your guide on what's changing. The list below features the services that will see a change on July 19, 20 and 21 in a bid to improve…
Wednesday July 9 2014 BARNSLEY residents' bin collections will change this week due to industrial strikes. Thursday sees a national day of action, and collections for the town's bins will be altered. Those who usually have their grey bins emptied on a Thursday will…
Wednesday July 9 2014 MANY schools will be closed in Barnsley on Thursday due to a national strike. Here's your guide on which schools will be closed. Athersley North Primary School - closed all day Athersley South Primary - closed all day Barnsley Academy…
Stagecoach Thursday July 3 2014 STAGECOACH has announced a major shake-up of its services along a busy Barnsley bus corridor. Here's your guide on what's changing. The operator is introducing a number of changes on the Pontefract Road corridor to improve punctuality and reliability. The…
Tuesday July 1 2014 THE Tour de France is coming to the region this weekend and a host of road closures will be in place. Here's your guide to where they are. Spectators and residents alike are asked to note that road closures will…
Thursday June 26 2014 HAVE you noticed that you're using your data allowance on your phone quicker than usual? Well, it's because Facebook has changed its settings so videos automatically play in your news feed. Here's our WAB Guide on how to stop it.…
Oakwell Wednesday June 18 2014 THE Reds' fixtures for next season's League One campaign have been revealed. Here's your full guide. Sat Aug 9: Crawley Town (H) Sat Aug 16: Crewe Alexandra (A) Tue Aug 19: Coventry City (A) Sat Aug 23: Gillingham (H) Sat…
We Are Barnsley School Closures During Strike Action - A WAB Guide Monday March 24 2014 TEACHERS across Barnsley have announced that they will be striking on Wednesday - leading to a number of school closures. The row, over a dispute in pay, pensions and workloads, has prompted the action by the National Union of Teachers.…
Tuesday March 4 2014 SWEEPING changes to vehicle taxing will see the end of paper discs in October. Here's your WAB Guide to what will change. From October 1, the traditional paper tax disc - first issued on January 1, 1921 - will no…
Recycling Changes Wednesday February 26 2014 SWATHING changes to the council's recycling service are coming into effect next week - but many locals have been left confused by the change. We've been contacted by scores of WABers asking us to write a guide to make it…
Wednesday February 12 2014 EXTREME weather conditions are expected to continue all weekend with continued rain and growing wind speeds predicted. Barnsley Council has announced that all its football pitches will be closed again this weeked due to the continued rain and the fact…
Thursday January 16 2014 BARNSLEY Council's 'successful' trialling of its new recycling scheme will be rolled out to all households from March 1. Here's what you need to know. Some residents have already received their all-new white sacks. It's a 55-litre, hessian-like bag which…
Thursday December 19 2013 We Are Barnsley know you'll be busy during the festive period, so we've compiled one of our survival guides! If you're planning on venturing out over the Christmas and New Year period, here's the essential information you'll need. Travel Train…
We Are Barnsley Wednesday December 18 2013 BARNSLEY Council have released details of their bin collections over the festive period. Here's what you need to know. Residents are reminded that with Christmas Day, Boxing Day and New Year's Day falling on Wednesday and Thursday, there will be…
Wednesday November 27 2013 IF you missed out on the town centre's Christmas lights switch-on do not worry, there are still plenty of other places to go in Barnsley! Here's your WAB Guide to where the lights are being switched on. There will be…
Thursday November 7 2013 MAYOR of Barnsley Ken Richardson is inviting the town's residents to join him as he leads the borough’s tribute to acknowledge the ultimate sacrifice made by our service men and women in the run up to Remembrance Day. On November…
Thursday November 7 2013 PINGU, DJ Simon Hirst, Corrie's Jack P Shepherd and Bobby Hassell will all be in Barnsley to switch two sets of Christmas lights on. On Wednesday, November 20, both Barnsley town centre and the Alhambra's lights will be switched on.…
Friday October 25 2013 THE budget for repairing the town's pothole-ridden roads is being slashed in half, from £320,000 to just £160,000 a year, among a host of other money-saving changes. Here's your WAB Guide on what's set to change. A council report says…
We Are Barnsley Wednesday October 23 2013 THE half-term holidays are upon us again and here's a list of things to keep the kids entertained! Whether it’s (witch)craft workshops or being scared silly on a haunted walk, there’s something for everyone. Cannon Hall At Cannon Hall, there’s…
Wednesday October 2 2013 WASTE collections in Barnsley are set to drastically alter. Here's your WAB Guide on what's new. The council said although they're 'committed' to fortnightly collections of grey bin waste, other recycling collections will change. The way Barnsley residents have been…
Town Hall Tuesday June 25 2013 HERE is your WAB Guide to the all-new gardens at Barnsley Town Hall. The square and gardens redevelopment is part of considerable improvements to Barnsley town centre. Central to these is the June 27 opening of Experience Barnsley, the new…
LIVE in Barnsley Friday June 21 2013 THE inaugural LIVE in Barnsley music festival is nearly here. Here's your WAB Guide on where to go. It all starts in 90 minutes! The promo has been done, the merchandise has been readied and Saturday's extravaganza is set to…
WAB's Survival Guide Thursday March 28 2013 We Are Barnsley know you will be busy over the Easter weekend, so we’ve compiled another survival guide to keep you up to speed. In here, there's information on everything from supermarkets to bin information. Have a great Easter! Events…
Monday March 18 2013 THE government has changed the way support is given to people needing help to pay their council tax. Here's a detailed WAB Guide on how it'll affect you. What's changing? From April 1 the national council tax benefit scheme -…
Thursday March 7 2013 IT'S Comic Relief on Friday March 15, and we've been getting lots of messages about your fundraising attempts. As it's impossible to tell our Facebook audience about them all, this is a dedicated WAB Guide for you to put all…
What do you think to this year's budget? Tuesday March 5 2013 LAST Thursday saw Cllr Gardiner deliver the local authority's 2013/14 budget. Here are the need-to-know figures, facts, and an in-depth look at the council's choices. The Figures £16.5million - The figure the council had to save. 126 - The number…
Friday March 1 2013 Barnsley Council have agreed a package of savings of almost £16million. The authority has confirmed that council tax bills for council services will not rise from April, although increases in police and fire authority precepts mean Barnsley residents will see…
Thursday February 21 2013 WABers, we're all aware of the state of Barnsley's pothole-filled roads.  They've caused a lot of problems for a lot of people. Some are that bad, they're even damaging our vehicles. I put a status up on the We Are…
Friday December 21 2012 We Are Barnsley knows you will be busy over the festive period, so we've compiled one of our famous survival guides. We've contacted everyone we could think of to get you information on need-to-know goings-on like chemist and dentists opening,…
Monday November 12 2012 We've got some wonderful news - Nicky has just taken a call from the North Pole and Santa's head elf has confirmed that Santa has set aside some special time just for the WABers. He's gone all high-tech this year…
Monday November 5 2012 We have been inundated with requests for bonfires today so we've done a round up. Please note, these are events that we've taken from our Facebook page that have been put on by WABers. We can't accept responsibility for any…
Monday October 15 2012 BARNSLEY Council has announced a massive shake up of its structure - with new 'mini authorities' running services across the borough. Huge budget cuts have led senior officers and councillors to create a new shape for the way the council…
Monday September 24 2012 We've had scores of messages from the WABers over the weekend saying that our news updates are no longer appearing in their news feeds. We've done a bit of investigating and it seems there's been some Facebook jiggery pokery afoot.…
Wednesday September 12 2012 We've had a lot of feedback on our Facebook wall recently, from WABers who are struggling to view our Facebook wall on their mobile phones. Facebook reverted back to a native app which is a little bit glitchy. We've noticed…
Tuesday August 28 2012 We are Barnsley’s website has had a makeover so we thought it would be a good time to create a new WAB guide to help you find your way around. We've now made it even easier to listen to our…
Friday August 24 2012 We Are Barnsley knows you will be busy over the Bank Holiday, so we’ve compiled one of our famous survival guides. We’ve contacted everyone we could think of to get you information on need-to-know items like chemist and dentists opening,…
Monday August 20 2012 There's been a lot of debate on our Facebook page recently about UFO sightings. Here's the latest sightings that have been reported to website UK-UFO.co.uk. Barnsley-6th August 2012 Time: 11.30pm approx Witness Name: S. McGougan Witness Statement: Just before I…
Torrential Rain Flooded Worsbrough, July 5 2012. (Image By Claire Johnson) Friday July 6 2012 WARNINGS have been issued across Yorkshire as weather forecasters predict up to a month's worth of rain could fall in just 24 hours. The Environment Agency says those in the North should be prepared for flooding as two bands of…
Olympic Torch Wednesday June 20 2012 THE route the Olympic torch will take through Barnsley has been outlined in full below. It will arrive on Monday (June 25.) 13.27pm (approx) travelling on Pontefract Road A628 Tumbling Lane 13.28pm Lundwood town signs 13.31 House 366a Pontefract Road…
Friday June 1 2012 We Are Barnsley knows you will be busy over the Jubilee period, so we’ve compiled one of our famous survival guides. We’ve contacted everyone we could think of to get you information on need-to-know items like chemist and dentists opening,…
Monday May 28 2012 A CAMPAIGN which sends treat-filled shoe-boxes to Barnsley soldiers in Afghanistan is gathering pace. Local lass Emma Burnett, 19, of Hardwick Crescent, Athersley South, has launched the Operation Shoe Box campaign after she started sending sweets and treats to her…
jubilee Monday May 14 2012 STREET parties, music fesivals and parades to celebrate the Queen's Jubilee have been organised to take place across Barnsley in June. We thought it would be useful to collate all of them in one place so you could see what…
Friday May 4 2012 THE results of the local elections are in after less than a third of local people showed up to vote. Data from the polling stations shows 28.9 per cent of locals cast a vote yesterday in the election - which…
Monday April 2 2012 We Are Barnsley knows you will be busy over the Easter period, so we’ve compiled one of our famous survival guides. We’ve contacted everyone we could think of to get you information on need-to-know items like chemist and dentists opening,…
facebook Tuesday March 6 2012 We Are Barnsley's Facebook page is changing. We've loved the wall for many years with its simple, forum style format but sadly, from March 30th the wall will be no more. Instead, we will be moved onto a new 'Timeline…
Friday December 23 2011 BUS services to Cross Street and High Street at Monk Bretton will return to normal today - a week ahead of schedule. A temporary suspension of bus services to these locations was put in place earlier this month to ensure…
Thursday December 22 2011 We Are Barnsley knows you will be busy over the festive period, so we've compiled one of our famous survival guides. We've contacted everyone we could think of to get you information on need-to-know items like chemist and dentists opening,…
Tuesday July 26 2011 Puzzled about the town centre wi-fi scheme? Baffled as to how to connect? Look no further, the WAB Wi-fi Guide is here to help. First things first; you have to register online. And you have to be in the town…
Friday July 8 2011 * Artist's impression of the new Barnsley* First it was a halo over the town hall...and then good ole Wil came up with the idea of making Barnsley a Tuscan hill town...nobody can accuse Barnsley of being unimagainative when it…
Dan Jarvis MP Wednesday June 22 2011 There's been a lot of debate lately on politics in Barnsley - and a lot of people wondering about the role of our MPs. It's sometimes hard to understand their role if you aren't into politics...and even if you are,…