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A GROUP of scientists from Barnsley ditched their day jobs for the outdoors to help clear a popular walking spot of one of the UK’s most invasive weeds.
Ten members of staff from Lubrizol, who have offices in Carlton and in Huddersfield, were volunteering with the River Holme Connections charity which is working to conserve and improve the Yorkshire river for the benefit of the area.
The volunteer morning, part of the company’s...
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Roadshow highlights climate change impact in Barnsley
A NATIONAL roadshow to highlight the impact of climate change stopped off in Barnsley town centre laet week.
The Great Big Green Week, organised by the Climate Coalition, saw an art installation arrive at the Glass Works on Wednesday.
Created by Friends of Glass – a group that supports glass as a packaging choice due to health and environmental benefits – a forced-perspective floor artwork was on display.
A spokesperson said: “It...
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Housing plan to be discussed after access issues resolved
PLANS to build dozens of homes on a flood-prone ‘wildlife haven’ – which has met with fierce opposition – appear to have taken a step closer after planning bosses confirmed they are satisfied by new access arrangements.
The scheme, on a field off Darton Lane, Darton, already has outline planning permission but a wrangle ensued over vehicular routes into the 46-home site.
However, documents revealed the issues have been rectified by joint applicants,...
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College staff kickstart fundraising campaign with 10k challenge
STAFF at a Barnsley college are hoping to raise £10,000 for new fitness facilities at the site.
A group of the staff from Northern College are in training and are ready to take part in the Barnsley 10K on June 30.
Their aim is to use the event to kickstart a £10,000 fundraising campaign.
The funds will be used to create an outdoor exercise gym for adult learners who attend the college...
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Suspended sentence for man over illegal vapes
A ROTHERHAM man has received a suspended prison sentence for offences related to the supply of illegal electronic cigarettes in Barnsley.
On August 31 2023, Omid Swatiwal was found to be supplying electronic cigarettes from Saving Store in Peel Square which had a nicotine volume of more than 2 millilitres or contained nicotine in excess of 20 milligrams per millilitre.
The items were also supplied without a leaflet containing instructions for use, traceability...
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Fundraising friends stick together to take world record
A FUNDRAISING trio from Barnsley have officially set a new Guinness World Record for the quickest half marathon run in a three-person costume.
Lee Severn, Pete Jenkins and Warren Edwicker donned their Cool Runnings’ outfits and bobsleigh to complete the Manchester Half Marathon in a record-breaking time.
The trio raised a total of £2,725 for Barnsley Hospice after completing the 13-mile journey completely in sync.
Lee said: “Running as a team in...
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'Good' school has high expectations
WORSBROUGH Common Primary School has been rated ‘good’ by Ofsted.
The school, on Bruce Avenue, currently has 409 pupils on its roll.
The report said: “Pupils are proud to attend this safe, caring and inclusive school.
“They enjoy learning and strive to meet the school’s high expectations of them. This is particularly apparent in the way that pupils behave.
“The school environment is calm and orderly. Pupils show respect for each...
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Callum's ready to make home crowd proud
BARNSLEY boxer Callum Simpson said ‘it’s a dream come true’ to be fighting at Oakwell this summer.
The 27-year-old super middleweight will fight champion Zak Chelli on August 3 for the British and Commonwealth titles.
Around 7,000 fans are expected in the East Stand for the first boxing match at Oakwell in more than 80 years.
Simpson said: “It’s a dream come true to fight in front of my home fans in...
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Cash for schools as housing set for go-ahead
ALMOST £500,000 will be set aside to support schools after the council earmarked plans for 83 homes to be built in the area.
The properties will be built north of Wood Walk – eight of which will have two bedrooms, 48 three bedrooms and 19 four-bedroom houses.
In terms of affordable housing, three one-bedroom houses, three two-bedroom units and two three-bedroom properties are proposed.
Three letters of objection were submitted to the...
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Barnsley pupils complete Mini Police scheme
PUPILS from two Barnsley schools received their certificates for completing the ‘Mini Police’ scheme this week.
Year five pupils took part in the innovative programme which sees officers engage with primary school pupils across South Yorkshire.
The youngsters completed sessions on personal safety, crime scene investigation, communication and parking and speeding.
The pupils are pictures with PCSO Paul Gray.
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Is your garden the best in town?
THE search for Barnsley’s best garden is nearing its end but there is still time to get your favourite flowerbeds and happy spaces nominated.
We are accepting nominations on private gardens, community endeavours or even a public park where you get your own fill of nature.
The best contenders will soon be featured in the Barnsley Chronicle.
To nominate yourself or someone else, email ashley.ball@barnsley-chronicle.co.uk with photos of the garden, the address...

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£5 Vintage Mega Market In Barnsley

Barnsley based Glass Onion are opening their vintage warehouse to the public for their £5 Mega Market Event on Saturday 29th June!

You have the chance to shop a warehouse full of vintage with ABSOLUTELY EVERYTHING priced at only £5 per piece! No catches, everything you can get your hands on is only £5.

You can expect all their vintage best sellers including jackets, jeans, sweatshirts, dresses, skirts, t-shirts, fleeces, jerseys and so much more. Featuring brands like Levi’s, The North Face, Nike and Adidas.

🗓 Saturday 29th June
📍 Glass Onion, Dodworth Business Park South, Barnsley, South Yorkshire, S75 3SP
⏰ 10am – 5pm

Barnsley, don't miss your chance to grab a bargain!

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RSPCA Cat Rehoming

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Four Stunning Kittens

We have 2 girls and 2 boys, about 10 weeks old.  They are chunky kittens with thick fur, and they are very pretty and friendly – they’ve been raised in a foster home since they were 6 weeks old.

·         Bo Peep is a tortie girl – she’s slightly more shy than the others, but just as friendly.

·         Tinkerbell is a pale tortoiseshell girl – very unusual colouring.

·         Bear is a laid-back long-haired grey boy – he’ll need help with grooming.

·         Tigger is a lively tabby and white boy.

Watch them play on Youtube:

https://youtube.com/shorts/qFKmPCb3QNw?feature=share

These kittens will be ready for new homes during the week beginning 10th June.  We will give preference to applications for pairs of kittens, although they are available individually.


Please fill in our ONLINE  Perfect Match Form to apply.

Due to a high volume of forms we regret that we can only contact applicants we feel are most suitable for the particular cat or kitten.

In order to free up our Enquiries Line for urgent calls, please do not call with adoption queries. Thank you.

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Tinkerbell

This is our sweet pretty Tinkerbell – with her sleek silky black fur, and bright yellow eyes,  she’s a shy little girl, but very keen to make friends once she feels safe.  She loves treats and will happily come to your hand for them, but is still nervous and needs tender and loving care from a special and patient adopter.
Tinkerbell has had a tough time – she came from a home with lots of cats, and clearly did have kittens, even though she might still be under 1 year old herself.  She is now spayed, but had a tough operation due to her young age and prior pregnancy, and she’s needed a little time to recover.
Tinkerbell needs a quiet and calm home, ideally without young children or dogs.  She is used to being with other cats – and is available to adopt on her own, or with her big sister (?) Rosie, for anyone wanting a pair.


Please fill in our ONLINE  Perfect Match Form to apply.

Due to a high volume of forms we regret that we can only contact applicants we feel are most suitable for the particular cat or kitten.

In order to free up our Enquiries Line for urgent calls, please do not call with adoption queries. Thank you.

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Rosie

Are you searching for a feline friend who's not just cute but full of life and love? Meet Rosie, the pretty fluffball who's ready to charm her way into your heart!

Rosie is a rescue from a home full of cats and kittens - she was feeding her own kittens and 2 others from different litters.   She loves people and is desperate for fuss and attention, but she’s also a bit wary and might have had some difficult experiences in the past – so she needs to be gently introduced to consistent and loving care.  Rosie loves food and will be easy to get to know with the help of her favourite treats.

Her ideal home is with someone who’s experienced with cats and is patient and has time to gain her trust. 

Rosie has been neutered, and is ready now for her new beginning.

Please fill in our ONLINE  Perfect Match Form to apply.

Due to a high volume of forms we regret that we can only contact applicants we feel are most suitable for the particular cat or kitten.

In order to free up our Enquiries Line for urgent calls, please do not call with adoption queries. Thank you.

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Top voluntary award for rescue team
A PENISTONE-BASED mountain rescue team have been presented with The King’s Award for Voluntary Service – the equivalent of an MBE.
The Woodhead Mountain Rescue Team provide a volunteer based emergency search and rescue service to support communities and blue light services across South Yorkshire – and are based on the outskirts of Barnsley.
They were one of 262 local charities, social enterprises and voluntary groups to receive the prestigious award this year....
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Cannabis set-up posed risk to neighbouring properties
POLICE have uncovered a cannabis set-up following information from the community.
Officers from the Barnsley South East NPT attended an address in Goldthorpe yesterday after receiving community intelligence that a property was concerned in drug production.
They found a cannabis set-up. The electricity had been tampered with and posed a risk to neighbouring properties and needed to be made safe.
The set-up was safely dismantled, the plants were seized and enquiries are...
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Actors expected at special screening
A SPECIAL screening of the classic film Kes is set to be shown to the public tomorrow.
The newly-found 35mm print was discovered in the loft of Ian Fletcher, from Clayton West, a member of the Barnsley Kes Group and an obsessive of everything Kes-related.
It was donated to the owner of Eldon Street’s Parkway Cinema, Rob Younger, who will host a special screening of the 1969 film tomorrow at 6pm.
It’s...
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Police release armed robbery CCTV image
POLICE are appealing for help to identify a man following an armed robbery in Barnsley.
On Wednesday, just before 8pm, they received a call reporting that a man had entered a store on Keresforth Hill Road brandishing a gun.
It is alleged that the man made threats towards staff before fleeing with cash. Armed officers attended and conducted searches of the area and enquiries have been on-going.
Police are now asking for your help to...
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Kickboxers head for town for Kings of Combat event
BARNSLEY’S professional kickboxers Gasan Gindra and Blaine Wilson are keenly anticipating the sixth annual ‘Kings of Combat' show tomorrow.
Up to 80 competitors are scheduled to fight at the Metrodome, including 60 from clubs across the north.
Organiser Mick Crossland, of The Combat Academy in Barugh Green, said there will be an afternoon of junior bouts and a stacked evening card featuring some of the England’s top kickboxers meeting teams from overseas including...
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Former Safestyle premises sold
THE former Safestyle UK premises in Wombwell have been sold to a Manchester-based company.
Hundreds of workers who were made redundant without any notice at the Safestyle site in October.
Glenbrook Investments has now acquired a 62,000sq ft industrial estate from the administrator of H.P.A.S Limited, formerly trading as Safestyle UK.
The site comprises 17 units across three terraces on a 4.5 acre self-contained site – and the sale also includes a...
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Commuters facing four months of disruption
COMMUTERS are being warned buses will be unable to serve an area for the next four months.
In July last year, a section of the A635 near Goldthorpe was closed after a car was deliberately set on fire in an underpass.
The closure of the bypass was essential to ensure public safety, according to the council, due to the risk that the underpass could collapse with the weight of traffic due to the...
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Miss British Isles finds success with clothing business
A YOUNG businesswoman has been using her fame on social media as well as the reputation she earned from her victory at this year’s Miss British Isles to build up a new clothing line.
Isabella Fleur, from Darfield, took home the crown at the prestigious Miss British Isles modelling competition back in April - making her modelling dream come true on her first attempt.
Thanks to this - as well as her 320,000...
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Big win for How's Thi Ticker team
BARNSLEY Council’s How’s Thi Ticker team has won a national Public Health award.
How’s Thi Ticker is a community blood pressure check campaign which brings free blood pressure checks out into communities.
The team, which won this year’s Local Government Chronicle (LGC) Public Health award, has delivered more than 7,500 free blood pressure checks to date, making it easier for people to find out their numbers and have important conversations about looking after...
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Tills stolen in armed robbery
POLICE are carrying out forensic and CCTV enquiries following a gun-point robbery in Barnsley.
At 7.47pm last night police responded to reports of a gun-point robbery at the Co-Operative store off Keresforth Hill Road.
It is reported that an unknown man entered the store producing a firearm, and stole two tills containing cash.
Armed officers attended the store and carried out extensive searches for the suspect. An investigation is underway and officers...
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Campaign aims to raise awareness for unpaid carers
A FULL-TIME unpaid carer says trying to get help is like being ‘stuck on a merry-go-round’.
And Helen Love says that without further help for people in her position there may be a national crisis.
Helen, 60, lives with and cares for her 85-year-old mum Ann, who suffers from dementia.
Each day brings its own challenges, as Helen has to constantly supervise and watch out for her ailing mother without any additional...
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Hardworking pupils fund seaside trip
ENTERPRISING pupils at a local school got the chance to develop new skills while working to raise funds for a trip to the seaside.
The year six pupils at Gawber Primary School worked in teams to create their own businesses with logos and products aiming to raise funds for an end-of-year trip to Whitby.
Over the course of five weeks they worked during play times, lunches and after school to make sure they...
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Hardy volunteers take to the hills to restore moorlands
A RECORD number of volunteers have been braving the elements throughout the winter to restore vital moorlands in Barnsley’s most rural outposts.
‘Moors for the Future’ members have been working at the once-damaged landscape around Dunford Bridge, bringing it back from a state of degradation caused by centuries of industrial pollution.
Teams of volunteers took to the hills to plant sphagnum moss, a plant which is vital to the repair of damaged moorland...
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Businesses will remain open during roadworks
CARRIAGEWAY resurfacing work will take place at High Hoyland Lane, Cawthorne, starting on Monday (June 17) for approximately one week.
The road will be closed between 8am and 5pm from Bank End Lane to New Road, Cawthorne to allow for replacement of the worn carriageway and installation of new road markings.
It will reopen after each working shift and signed diversion routes will be in place during this time.
Businesses such as...
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Barnsley sex offender jailed
A BARNSLEY man, has been sent to prison for a series of offences including sexual assault.
Officers responded to a report of a sexual assault of a 25-year-old woman in Barnsley on May 2 2021.
An investigation was immediately launched, and a scene established at the location of the assault, attended by CSI. House-to-house and CCTV enquiries were also carried out.
In addition, officers put safeguarding measures in place to ensure the...
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Drug dealer jailed after long-running police operation
A BARNSLEY man, caught supplying cocaine, has been jailed following a long-running police operation to target a network of drug dealers in Doncaster.
Stan Bentley, 25, of Stuart Street, Thurnscoe, was working as a dealer for the Bolton Line and was caught supplying drugs in the Mexborough area last year.
Bentley sold three wraps of crack cocaine for £25, leading to his arrest in February 2024 as part of a wider and ongoing...
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Ticket fraud warning ahead of Euro 2024 kick-off
POLICE have issued a ticket scam warning as the Euro 2024 kicks off this week.
South Yorkshire Police Fraud Team are warning buyers looking for last-minute tickets to look out for the tell-tale signs of ticket fraud.
A police spokesperson said: “When you miss out on tickets for an event you desperately wanted to go to, it can be tempting to turn to social media, online marketplaces or fan forums to ensure you...
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Village festival makes a return
HOYLANDSWAINE’S summer festival is set to return to the village later this month.
Running from June 28 to June 30, a number of events will be taking place at the village’s cricket ground.
This includes a local bird walk, as well as a scarecrow trail throughout the village on Saturday and Sunday.
Musical entertainment takes place in the village hall on Friday evening and outside the Rose and Crown on Saturday evening,...
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Event highlights childcare career opportunities
BARNSLEY Council is organising a training and recruitment event for those interested in a career in childcare,
The Bright Futures: Childcare training and recruitment event is on Wednesday June 26 from 1pm-7pm at Barnsley Metrodome.
Training providers, organisations and people working in childcare will be on hand to chat about Visitors will also be able to find out more about the benefits of working in childcare, such as flexible hours, competitive pay, personal...
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Thousands raised at dragon boat race
A DRAGON boat race has raised thousands of pounds for Sheffield Children’s Hospital.
Held at Manvers Lake, hundreds of locals flocked to the event to raise funds for the hospital.
More than £10,000 has been raised to date much to the delight of the organisers.
Over 100 people took part in the boat racing itself with ‘Team Nick’ coming out victorious.
A spokesperson for Sheffield Children’s Hospital said: “We’re so grateful...

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