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A LOCAL homebuilder is inviting the Barnsley community to a Christmas event in Royston tonight.
Taking place at Barratt Homes Yorkshire West’s Notton Wood View development, from 6pm to 8pm, residents are being encouraged to go along and enjoy the Christmas light’s switch-on.
There will also be a Santa on-site delivering some festive cheer, as well as ‘magic keys’ to children whose houses don’t have a chimney.
Sam Wood, sales director at...
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Missing Barnsley teenager found
A TEENAGE girl from Barnsley who went missing for almost a week was found ‘safe and well’ last night.
Meghan Hyde, 16, went missing on December 1 and was last seen on Abbots Road in Lundwood.
South Yorkshire Police issued an appeal for the missing youngster and said she had links to Sheffield and London.
Yesterday, they then released an image of her at Barnsley Interchange last Thursday at 1am.
Police...
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Police make sure drivers aren't over limit
AS the Christmas party season rolls around, the police are reminding drivers not to drink and drive.
The Christmas drink drive campaign has been rolled out yet again in a bid to deter drivers from getting behind the wheel while over the limit.
A driver of a BMW was stopped in Thurnscoe over the weekend after officers noticed the car had a defective tyre.
The car was prevented from moving and the driver was subjected...
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Opening times extended in Barnsley for Christmas
A NUMBER of stores at the Glass Works will have extended opening times over the Christmas period.
As Christmas Day draws closer, residents will be shopping later to ensure they can get their last-minute presents – and the Glass Works will be open for business.
Deichmann will be open from 9am to 7pm and TK Maxx will be open from 8am to 8pm, Monday to Saturday.
Every Thursday and Friday in December...
The Reds were knocked out by Chelsea in last year's competition.
Home draw for Barnsley in the FA cup
BARNSLEY will hope to take their first step towards Wembley in January after the FA Cup draw took place yesterday.
The Reds have won the cup just once, in 1912, but they’ve been to the semi-final as recently as 2008.
Having picked up the giant killer title on the way to the semi-final against Cardiff, beating Chelsea and Liverpool, Simon Davey’s side lost 1-0 to the Welsh side in the capital.
The...
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Service urges public to help homeless this winter
WITH Storm Barra hitting the UK today and tomorrow, residents are urged to help the homeless population to get them out of the cold weather.
The Rucksack Project Barnsley has released an appeal to help place homeless people in emergency accommodation during the bad weather.
The Met Office predicts that temperatures will reach as low as 3c today, with a strong chance of wind and rain caused by Storm Barra.
A spokesperson for the Rucksack...
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How to avoid pet scams this Christmas
POLICE are urging residents to buy from reputable sites when shopping for pets this Christmas after more than £2million was lost to scams last year.
In the last financial year, more than £2.5 million was lost to criminals through fake pet adverts.
To capitalise on the rise in demand for pets during the pandemic, criminals have turned to posting fake pet adverts on social media.
Unsuspecting victims will be asked to pay a deposit for...
Joey Barton at Barnsley Magistrates' Court in 2019.
Barton cleared of charge against former Barnsley manager
THE trial of a former Premier League footballer concluded today after a jury took less than two hours to find him not guilty of assaulting a former Barnsley manager.
Joey Barton pleaded not guilty to assaulting Daniel Stendel on April 13, 2019, when his former side, Fleetwood Town, played the Reds at Oakwell.
Stendel had previously given evidence via video link from a court in Germany in June due to coronavirus restrictions, but...
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Reds take point in Yorkshire derby
BARNSLEY earned a hard-fought point on Saturday as they drew 1-1 at home to Huddersfield.
The Reds are now unbeaten in their last two games following the weekend’s draw - and the performance was one of the best of the season so far.
Poya Asbaghi’s side are still second-bottom of the Championship and eight points adrift of safety - but they’ll now look to push on after looking hard to beat in the...
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Storm Barra to hit borough
A WEATHER warning has been put in place this week as Storm Barra will hit the UK.
Barnsley has been given a yellow warning for wind which will be in effect from tomorrow until Wednesday.
This means that the borough could experience high winds that could affect bus and train services, as well as potentially cause powercuts.
Some higher areas such as Penistone could experience snow.
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New items added to brown bin list
MORE items can now be recycled and put in the brown bin.
Plastic pots, tubs and trays can be recycled in your brown bin alongside glass bottles, jars, food tins, and plastic bottles.
A spokesperson for Barnsley Council said: “This is part of our ongoing work to improve the service that residents receive and make sure we’re recycling as much as we can.”

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Freda

Freda is a beautiful little girl, found alone, outside, starving hungry and very thin.

She has now had plenty of good food and lots of cuddles and is  ready to find her forever home.

She is a tuxedo cat with emerald green eyes and aged about 4 months.

When Freda was first found she was a little timid but is now a very friendly kitten, who would be happy living with another friendly feline  or alternatively with someone who is around for much of the time whilst she settles in.

She is being fostered in a home and her fosterer says that she will always be happy as long as she gets lots of fuss and someone to play with her!

 

Applicants need to:

Be within 1 hour's drive of Barnsley.
Apply via the online Perfect Match Form
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PLEASE NOTE:
We read thoroughly, and consider every Perfect Match Form that arrives.
As we're all very busy volunteers, unfortunately we can't reply to all of the many, many applications we receive (sometimes that can be 100 applications for one cat!). 
If the perfect match person comes along, we'll endeavour to make contact with them within 10 days of the Advertising Date.
Please don't ring, text, email etc.

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Snowdrop

Snowdrop was brought in by RSPCA Inspectors and just days later she gave birth to 4 beautiful kittens.

She has been an awesome mummy but with kittens now having flown the nest, it is now her time to find her forever home.

Snowdrop has been fostered in a home, and her fosterer says that she loves attention and is extremely playful  - a fussy little lady who is even

confident with strangers and will make a great family pet.

At only about one year old Snowdrop has not had the best start in life but we have promised her that the good times are just round the corner!!

Applicants need to:

Be within 1 hour's drive of Barnsley.
Apply via the online Perfect Match Form
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PLEASE NOTE:
These cats need to go to their new homes now, and cannot be 'saved' for a later date.

We read thoroughly, and consider every Perfect Match Form that arrives.
As we're all very busy volunteers, unfortunately we can't reply to all of the many, many applications we receive (sometimes that can be 100 applications for one cat!). 
If the perfect match person comes along, we'll endeavour to make contact with them within 10 days of the Advertising Date.
Please don't ring, text, email etc.

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Felix and Jessie
Felix and Jessie are 12 week old kittens that were born in our care after mum was found on the streets and heavily pregnant.
They have been fostered in a home and are friendly and outgoing kittens ....they love their food, they love playtime and they love cuddles.
As they are completely bonded we shall be rehoming them together.

 

Applicants need to:
Be within 1 hour's drive of Barnsley.
Apply via the online Perfect Match Form
​​
PLEASE NOTE:
We read thoroughly, and consider every Perfect Match Form that arrives.
As we're all very busy volunteers, unfortunately we can't reply to all of the many, many applications we receive (sometimes that can be 100 applications for one cat!). 
If the perfect match person comes along, we'll endeavour to make contact within 10 days of the Advertising Date.
Please don't ring, text, email etc.

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Police asking for help to trace missing teenager
POLICE are asking for help to find a teenage girl who hasn’t been seen since last Wednesday.
The 16-year-old girl, called Megan, was last seen on Abbots Road, Lundwood on December 1 - but she’s not been heard from since.
She is white, slim and it’s believed that she’s wearing a red and black puffer coat.
A police spokesperson added: “We believe Megan could be in Sheffield but does also have links...
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Know your rights in snowy weather
AS we head towards snow and icy weather, a lawyer has shared tips so you know what your rights are if you slip on ice.
This week, the MET office issued weather warnings across the country as Storm Arwen continues to rage.
This could bring snow and ice, and a lawyer from Lime Solicitors has shared a list of your rights in cold weather.
If you are injured at work you could claim compensation.
Employers...
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College students dig deep to launch gardening business
TWO students from Barnsley College have turned their gardening hobby into a career and have started a landscaping business.
Horticulture students Jonathan Carter and Finlay Green set up their business, All Seasons, four months ago.
Since then, the business has gone from strength-to-strength and the pair have recently signed an agreement with a private nursery and two estate agents.
While there they will carry out general garden maintenance such as grass cutting, flower planting and...
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Road closed due to chemical spill
COMMUTERS are urged to avoid Commercial Road in Goldthorpe due to an ongoing incident.
South Yorkshire Fire and Rescue revealed that the road is currently closed due to a chemical spill on the industrial estate.
A spokesperson for the force said: “Please avoid the area while emergency services carry out their work,”
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Petition launched to tackle problem road
A PETITION with hundreds of signatures is to be put to the council by fed-up residents who say a pedestrian crossing has been ‘sorely needed’ for years on a busy road just outside the town centre.
Led by Liam Hardcastle, who created the online petition last week, more than 600 signatures have already been garnered in favour of a crossing on Racecommon Road.
There are three primary schools – Joseph Locke Primary, Shawlands...
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Tree Farmer's Christmas nightmare
IT’S the most wonderful time of the year for many – but for one Christmas tree farm, the nightmare had only just begun when they discovered a number of trees had been stolen.
The theft was discovered by Billingley Christmas Tree Farm owner, Andrew Stenton, after spotting a stump where a 15-foot-high tree once stood.
He also found that two other display trees were taken from the farm just as the festive season...
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Further bus strike action organised
STAGECOACH services will be back to normal tomorrow after a week-long strike – but it won’t be long until drivers take further action.
Bus drivers at the company began their strike last Saturday, which resulted in almost all services being cancelled following a pay dispute.
Drivers are due to return back to work tomorrow – but from December 11 until December 17, services will once again be affected in Barnsley.
A Stagecoach...
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Firefighters called to numerous property fires
FIREFIGHTERS from across the borough were called to seven fires this week - almost half of which involved properties.
Fire crews attended four accidental fires and three deliberate blazes in the past seven days.
There were two car fires and two wheelie bin fires.
Firefighters also attended three property fires - all of which were started accidentally.
On Sunday, three fire crews from Dearne, Cudworth and Barnsley stations were called to...
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Talented Tom picks up awards
A YOUNG musician has won two awards at a national competition.
Tom Masters, 23, took the top spot at the Real Live Music Awards 2021 for the best original song with ‘Breakthrough’.
The young musician from Wilthorpe – who is a leading member of Barnsley Youth Choir – was also awarded with a special surprise award which was announced on the night, the dedication to music award.
“I think my initial response...
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Academy moving in right direction - but there's still room for improvement
LEADERS attempting a turnaround at what was once one of Barnsley’s worst-performing schools are happy Ofsted has given a judgement that it ‘requires improvement’.
It’s the first inspection Netherwood Academy, in Wombwell, has undergone since its transition to academy status under the Astrea Academy Trust in 2017.
The judgement, the third-highest category in Ofsted’s four-tier rating system, is the same the predecessor school received in 2014 – two years after the £35 million...
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Tykes take on Terriers in Yorkshire derby
STRUGGLING Barnsley take on Huddersfield tomorrow in a Yorkshire derby at Oakwell.
Poya Asbaghi’s first two games in charge of the Reds have resulted in just one point and the team now sit eight points from safety and second-bottom of the Championship.
They’ve won just twice all season and, if they are to close the gap to fourth-bottom, they’ll have to pick up a win against the Terriers tomorrow.
Huddersfield are eighth...
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'Don't leave your car unattended' - police bosses
OFFICERS in Barnsley have pleaded with residents to not leave their keys in the ignition when defrosting their car, following an increase in the activity of opportunistic thieves.
Barnsley South Neighbourhood Policing Team are urging people to be more aware of those thieves and to ‘not make it easy for criminals’.
They say that car thieves are well-known to drive around estates in the morning - from around 7am to 8am - looking...
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Covid death rate revealed in Barnsley
ALMOST 40 people died with Covid in Barnsley in November.
A total of 39 residents died within 28 days of a positive coronavirus test, bringing the total number of people to 950.
On November 12 five residents died with the virus.
Barnsley’s death rate is still the highest in the country at 383 per 100,000 residents.
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Council urge residents to be vigilant after bogus Covid email
BARNSLEY Council is urging residents to remain wary after receiving reports of bogus emails claiming to be from the NHS.
The email asks you to order an ‘Omicron PCR test’ with a link to order - but this is a scam and the NHS will never ask for bank details or payment.
PCR testing kits are free from testing sites or by ordering online to be delivered to your home.
A council...
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'Park clear of gritters' - council urge
AS the weather gets colder, residents are reminded not to double-park to allow gritters to pass.
The gritting team will be out across the borough to make sure that Barnsley's roads remain clear during plummeting temperatures.
Unfortunately the gritting vans cannot travel down streets where cars are double-parked as they are too wide.
A spokesperson for Barnsley Council said: “Our gritters often struggle getting down roads where cars are double parked.
“Help them grit our...
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Covid infection rate drops in Barnsley
BARNSLEY’S coronavirus infection rate is the 135th highest in the UK – out of a possible 214 upper tier local authorities.
The town has previously had the unwanted title of the worst infection rate in England but now rates have dropped.
As of November 26 the rate is 381.7 per 100,000 residents and it’s more than a ten per cent decrease compared to last week.
There were 60 people in Barnsley Hospital...
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Appeal after Cudworth supermarket worker assaulted
AN appeal has been launched to trace a man who reportedly assaulted a supermarket worker in Cudworth.
On August 19, at 5.15pm, two men entered the Co-op store on Barnsley Road and attempted to steal items.
They were then challenged by staff, which led to one of the suspects becoming aggressive and assaulting a member of staff.
The second suspect then tried to assault another member of staff who came to help...
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Transport link for cancer patients
CANCER patients will now be able to access their treatment in Sheffield even easier as a new transport service has been launched.
The service will start from Monday and will provide free travel from Oakwell Stadium to and from Sheffield Teaching Hospitals for treatment.
It will be operated by a team of volunteer drivers and has been supported by local legend, Dickie Bird who provided sponsorship for the transport.
Emma Clarke, chief...
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Support grant helps with winter bills
FAMILIES across the borough could receive a boost this winter thanks to a support grant.
The Household Support Grant will be available for eligible households to buy food, pay essential bills, and meet other essential living or housing costs over the winter months.
Households that receive Council Tax support will be eligible to apply for the grant.
Vouchers will be issues to help with food and essentials, and financial support will be...
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Christmas card competition now on
BUDDING artists who want to celebrate the festive season are being encouraged to take part in a competition to design a Christmas card for the police.
The competition has been launched by South Yorkshire Police and is open to anyone aged 12 years old and under.
Designs should be submitted on A4 paper and entrants must have parental permission to enter the competition.
A spokesperson for the force said: “We are pleased...

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