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WITH bad weather on the horizon, one animal charity has released ways we can keep our furry friends warm this winter.
PDSA has compiled the list in a bid to keep pets safe and warm.
PDSA Vet Lynne James said: “Winter can be a dangerous time for all animals, but fine coated, poorly, young or elderly pets are at higher risk of hypothermia in freezing temperatures.
“Thankfully, there are simple steps we...
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Adult crafts help beat the winter blues
ADULTS who want to get in the festive spirit can take part in Christmas-themed arts and crafts sessions.
The sessions can help improve mental well being and can offer a chance to socialise.
Below are a list of times when the sessions will run:
Christmas Craft - November 30 and December 7 from 12.30pm at Wellington House
Hand Painted Christmas Cards – December 1, and December 8 from 10am at Wellington House
Christmas...
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Youth councillors wanted to represent peers
YOUNG people across the borough who want to make a difference to where they live are being encouraged to apply to a scheme that helps their voices get heard.
The Youth Council is looking for new representatives.
It's formed of a group of youngsters who are elected by their peers to represent young people in Barnsley.
This year there are three positions available in each of Barnsley's secondary schools – and each...
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Apprentices get pay rise with new minimum wage
FROM April, apprentices across the borough will receive a pay increase.
The apprenticeship minimum age will increase from £4.30 to £4.81 and all employers must ensure that their apprentices are paid the increase.
The National Minimum Wage for apprentices applies to 16-18 year-old apprentices and those ages 19-and-over who are in the first year of their apprenticeship.
For other apprentices, the national minimum wage for their age group applies.
The minimum...
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Toddlers injured in Middlecliffe crash
TWO toddlers and a pensioner suffered injuries – which left one in hospital – on Tuesday after a road traffic collision in Middlecliffe.
Officers responded to reports of a single-vehicle crash on Billingley Lane, at 3.30pm.
It is believed that the driver, a 25-year-old woman, of a grey Skoda Fabia lost control on a bend.
She suffered injuries to her pelvis and ankle.
Her passengers, a 72-year-old woman and two girls...
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Caring company to help with NHS staff travel
A BARNSLEY coach company will offer its services to NHS staff at the hospital for free next week due to the Stagecoach strike.
Dave Mills, who owns Yorkshire Rose, took to Facebook on Thursday night to help hospital staff get to work.
Stagecoach announced that its workers would strike from today until Friday over a pay dispute, leaving many Barnsley residents without a way to get to and from work.
Dave said:...
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Top tasche at school
SHAWLANDS Primary School head Duncan Thompson’s new facial hair is raising eyebrows among his students and staff – but it’s also raising funds for vital causes.
He’s one of many men in the borough taking part in Movember, which sees participants growing a moustache and raising money and awareness for men’s health charities for issues such as prostate and testicular cancer, and mental health.
Duncan – who’s experienced prostate cancer and mental health...
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Teething problems emerge at dentists
DENTAL services in Barnsley face an ‘unprecedented backlog’ as a knock-on impact of the pandemic – with almost a third of local patients waiting more than six months to secure a face-to-face appointment.
Councillors will meet at Barnsley Town Hall on Tuesday for crunch talks over the plight of local surgeries, after many closed their doors during last year’s first lockdown and were only open for emergency treatment.
NHS leaders and dentistry professionals...
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Four deliberate fires in Barnsley
FIREFIGHTERS from across the borough were called to four deliberate blazes last night.
A crew from Cudworth station were called to Royston.
When they arrived on Midland Road, at 8.05pm, the crew fire a bin that had been deliberately set alight.
They left the scene at 8.30pm after putting out the blaze.
A fire crew from Barnsley station were called to Lundwood.
When they arrived on Pontefract Road, at 8.20pm,...
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Sculpture now on display in Barnsley library
A NEW sculpture – on loan from the Cooper Gallery – is now on display in Library @ the Lightbox.
‘A Boy with a Dog’ by Joseph Gott can be seen by residents on the ground floor of the building, and was gifted to the town by Samuel Joshua Cooper, a businessman.
The piece replaces the sculpture of Kes by Graham Ibbeson which is now permanently placed in the town centre.
Coun...
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TV fame fits James like a glove...
A ROYSTON man will be featuring on TV screens on Monday thanks to his relationship with music group Bad Boy Chiller Crew.
James Lassu, 32, might be better known for his motocross career in which he has travelled to compete in high-level competitions.
But his role in graphic design, and now clothing, has led him to have an unusual partnership with one of the country’s most influential bassline groups.
The Bad Boy...

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RSPCA Cat Rehoming

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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:
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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Klaus and Buttercup

Buttercup (black female) and Klaus (tabby male) are bouncy, chubby and confident kittens who are approaching 9 weeks old, and are looking for a new home as a pair.
Although they are from different litters, they have been raised together and have both had very difficult starts in life.  They have been hand-reared by an RSPCA fosterer in a family home, and consequently are well adjusted and used to being handled.
Buttercup is about a week older than Klaus, and is a chatty, fluffy and chunky girl.  Klaus is a beautiful playful tabby boy.

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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Concern at number of young people who say they 'don't feel safe'
ABOUT one-third of Barnsley ‘s adult social care service users aged between 18 and 64 said they ‘don’t feel safe’, new data has revealed.
In data collected in an NHS survey, service users were asked how safe they feel both inside and outside the home – including fear of abuse, falling or other physical harm.
The recently-published data from NHS Digital revealed that 33 per cent of service users – aged between 18...
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Reds hoping to beat fellow strugglers Peterborough
BARNSLEY will travel to fellow strugglers Peterborough tomorrow hoping to end their torrid run of form.
The Reds currently sit second bottom of the Championship, six points from safety.
The home side are one place above Poya Asbaghi’s Reds and are without a win in five, losing their last game 4-0 away at Blackburn.
Barnsley were dominated by the Swans in a convincing 2-0 win in a game where the Reds barely...
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Gritters hit the streets tonight
GRITTERS will be out in force this evening as cold weather is set to hit.
Already the temperatures have plummeted to just 6c and are expected to fall even further.
According to weather reports from the BBC, it's set to snow on Saturday and Sunday is predicted to get as cold as -1c.
To make sure Barnsley's roads are clear, Barnsley Council has confirmed that gritters will hit the streets tonight.
...
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Disappointing defeat for Reds against Swansea
POYA Asbaghi’s first game in charge of the Reds ended in a 2-0 loss at home to Swansea - plunging Barnsley deeper into trouble.
It’s the first time since Jose Morais that a new Barnsley head coach has lost their first game in charge, and the Reds went onto be relegated from the Championship that year.
In the first half very little happened but the home side were difficult to break down, despite...
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Police appeal after Stairfoot assault
DETECTIVES in Barnsley are asking for help to find a man wanted in connection with an alleged assault.
Tyler Cunningham, 25, is wanted by police in relation to an alleged assault on Doncaster Road, Stairfoot, on October 1.
He also has links to West Yorkshire.
A police spokesperson added: “Have you seen him?
“Please call us on 101 or report any sightings via live chat.
“The incident number to quote...
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Green bin collections suspended over winter
THIS week was the last week that green bins will be collected until next year.
The next collection will be in March.
A spokesperson for Barnsley Council said: “If you need to get rid of any garden waste over the winter months, please take it to one of our recycling centres.”
For a full list of recycling centres across the borough, click here.
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Image released of man wanted following racist abuse
POLICE have released an image of a man they’re wanting to speak to in connection to reports of racially aggravated public order directed towards staff members at ex-cricketer Azeem Rafiq’s new chip shop.
On Friday, November 12, at approximately 5.55pm the police were called to reports of a man, believed to be under the influence of alcohol, shouting and making threats towards staff members at Mother Hubbard’s in the town centre.
Barnsley’s acting...
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Reds take on Swans in Asbaghi's first game
POYA Asbaghi will take charge of Barnsley for the first time tonight as the Reds take on Swansea at Oakwell.
The new coach watched an embarrassing 4-1 loss away at league leaders Fulham on Saturday - and he’ll hope tonight’s result is a significant improvement.
The last time the Welsh side came to Oakwell, both teams were just a few games from the Premier League - the Reds are now second bottom of...
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Memorial service to remember suicide victims
A MEMORIAL service for people bereaved by suicide will be held next month.
The South Yorkshire and Bassetlaw service will take place at Broom Methodist Church, Rotherham.
It will be an inclusive service and is available for people of all faiths.
The service will be held on December 15 at 7pm.
To book a place click here.
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Tips for avoiding scams this Black Friday
AS Black Friday approaches, shoppers are being reminded how they can protect themselves from fraud.
The retail day takes place this Friday and allows shoppers to grab discounts on their Christmas shopping.
However, new data from Action Fraud revealed that more than 28,000 shoppers were conned out of their money when shopping online over the Christmas period last year.
Action Fraud has now released tips on how to stay safe when grabbing...
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Open windows to reduce transmitting Covid
TO help keep coronavirus rates from rising, residents are being urged to open windows to dispel Covid particles.
In enclosed spaces, Covid particles can hang in the air like smoke – can infect others.
Residents are now being urged to open windows to encourage fresh air to circulate.
A spokesperson for Barnsley Council said: “Open windows to let fresh air into your homes, especially if you have visitors over, to help clear...
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Man wanted in connection with restraining order breach
POLICE officers in Barnsley are appealing for the public’s help to find a man wanted in connection with breaching a restraining order.
Lee Pickering, 26, is known to frequent Barnsley town centre and it’s reported that he breached the restraining order on October 29.
A police spokesperson added: “Officers have been carrying out extensive enquiries and are now asking for the public’s help to try and find him.
“Pickering is described as...
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Bright Nights event returning later this week
BARNSLEY Bright Nights returns in two days as the town’s Christmas lights switch-on edges closer.
There’s three nights of light-themed installations across the town centre and it’ll all kick off at 6pm on Thursday.
A council spokesperson added: “See the Snow Queen as she glides in front of the town hall in her magical living snow globe, before we press the button and the iconic building comes to life with a synchronised light...
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Pop-up police station in Barnsley tomorrow
BARNSLEY’S North neighbourhood policing team will be holding a pop-up police station at Asda on Old Mill Lane tomorrow.
The event will take place from 11am to 3pm and residents are encouraged to head down to speak to officers.
A spokesperson said: “Following recent thefts from cars in the Old Town area we will be giving away a limited supply or property marking freebies including Smartwater, as well as offering vehicle and general...
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Teens now eligible for second dose of vaccine
TEENS are now eligible to receive the second dose of the Covid vaccine.
People aged between 16 and 17 can now receive the second dose of the jab so long as it has been 12 weeks from their first dose.
To book an appointment, click here.
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Information sought to help identify woman
POLICE are appealing for information to help identify a woman over concerns for the safety of her and her child.
She was seen arriving at the Premier store on Barnsley Road, Wombwell at 10.35pm on November 6.
The woman drove to the shop in a black 57 plate Vauxhall Meriva.
She entered the shop and reportedly left her young child in the car.
Residents reported hearing the car collide with something...
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Reds thrashed by new league leaders
JO LAUMANN’S last game as caretaker manager - with new head coach Poya Asbaghi taking charge today - ended in a 4-1 defeat.
The Reds travelled to Fulham on Saturday hoping to repeat the same scoreline as the last time the home side were in the Championship.
But a 4-1 defeat against the now league leaders pulled Barnsley deeper into trouble and they now sit second bottom of the Championship having won just...
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Booster jab available for those forty and up
BARNSLEY residents aged 40 to 49 can now have their Covid booster jab.
Those in the age bracket are now able to book can their booster online or by calling 119.
A Barnsley CCG spokesperson added: “You can book your booster online if it’s been five months (152 days) since you had your second dose - and you will be offered an appointment from six months after the date of your second dose.”...
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Operation Sceptre rolled out in town centre
POLICE officers hit the streets of the town centre this weekend as part of an initiative to help reduce knife crime.
The Barnsley Central Neighbourhood Policing Team (NPT) were out on Friday as part of Operation Sceptre.
The operation was led by acting sergeant Neil Crossland, part of the Central Neighbourhood team. He said: “Today’s operation has been a success. We had 16 stop searches in two-and-a-half hours and within that we have...
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Tonight's the night
Tonight's the night – the Proud of Barnsley Awards!
We are counting down the hours until we find out the winners of each award – we might be biased, but this year's event is shaping up to be the best yet.
Radio presenters, Stephanie Hirst and Steve White, are set to host the evening and Barnsley Youth Choir will be performing a set to open the show in style.
After a year...

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