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WESTON Park Cancer Charity will be taking over Oakwell Stadium on Saturday to raise funds.
The charity has been partnering up with local football clubs including Sheffield United and Sheffield Wednesday as part of a campaign to raise £50,000.
Their ‘Big Purple Bus’ will be making its Barnsley debut at the weekend during the Reds’ match against Derby County, with a team of healthcare professionals and qualified welfare advisors who will be available...
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Thief used child to help commit crimes
A PERSISTENT Barnsley thief has been locked up after stealing £1,000 worth of alcohol from a supermarket and using a child to help him commit his crimes.
Michael Cash's crimes were deemed "so serious" by a judge that only a custodial sentence could be justified, with the 34-year-old jailed for five months earlier this week.
Cash, of Nanny Marr Crescent, Darfield, pleaded guilty to two thefts and two counts of making off without...
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Barnsley man cries after officers capture him throwing drugs
A BARNSLEY man who was caught by officers throwing Class A drugs over his garden fence has appeared before court for sentencing.
Jordan Jackson, 26, of Elm Street, Hoyland, spotted officers approaching his front door and decided to discard his stash of heroin outside.
As Jackson launched the package, officers from the Barnsley South Neighbourhood Team (NPT) were entering the rear of the property and witnessed him throwing the package over the...
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Four arrested as murder investigation launched
FOUR people have been arrested as a murder investigation is launched after the death of a man in a property.
Officers were called at 1.21am yesterday following reports that a 26-year-old man had been stabbed in a house on Cooperative Street in Goldthorpe.
Despite the best efforts of paramedics, the man was sadly pronounced dead at the scene.
A 27-year-old man has been arrested on suspicion of murder and remains in police...
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M1 closed in both directions as police hunt suspect
THE M1 was closed in both directions between Junctions 37 and 38 earlier this afternoon as police tried to locate a suspect.
Officers were called at around 12.15pm following reports that a man armed with a baseball bat had damaged a property and a vehicle on Ballfield Lane in Kexborough.
A South Yorkshire Police spokesman said: "The man later fled towards the M1 and reportedly went on the hard shoulder near junction 38. ...
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Sari heads for Barnsley after sell-out Euro tour
BLUES singer-songwriter Sari Schorr has travelled across the pond for a new tour that will be coming to Barnsley.
Fresh off the heels of her sold-out European tour in 2023, the Brooklyn-based musician’s new UK tour will bring her to the Birdwell Venue on April 20.
Joining her for the show will be drummer Lee Morrison from British rock band Magnum and bassist Chris Cliff, as they present the only live UK performances...
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Entries set to open for Barnsley race
REGISTRATION opens on Friday for the Barnsley 10k with only 1,000 places up for grabs.
The race will be taking place on Sunday June 30 and will begin in The Glass Works square at 9am.
The route will take participants through Barnsley town centre, Wilthorpe and Redbrook before looping back around at the Claycliffe road area before arriving back in The Glass Works square for a sprint finish.
Although there are only...
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Suspected Barnsley loan shark remanded in custody
A BARNSLEY man was remanded in custody today on charges of illegal money lending, kidnap, wounding and assault.
The 35-year-old appeared before Barnsley magistrates charged with the offences.
He was remanded in custody until Wednesday, March 20, when he will appear before Sheffield Crown Court.
He also faces charges of assault causing actual bodily harm and money laundering.
The charges follow an investigation by the England Illegal Money Lending Team (IMLT)....
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Elsecar is making history with new project
LOCAL residents are being invited to bring objects, photographs and memories to a special community event in Elsecar this weekend.
Elsecar Making History Day is part of a new project to share the village’s history with visitors and future generations.
Barnsley Museums have been awarded a grant of £244,111 from The National Lottery Heritage Fund for a project entitled Building Bridges and Forging Ahead that will celebrate the history of Elsecar through new...
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Barnsley shooting case to be used in bird of prey campaign
THE case of a Barnsley pensioner who received a four-figure bill for gunning down a protected sparrowhawk will be used as an example in a Yorkshire-wide RSPCA campaign to help reverse dwindling bird of prey numbers.
Peter Smith, of Clifton Close, Barnsley was charged with killing a sparrowhawk at Hope Street Allotments, Mapplewell, in February last year.
The 77-year-old, who pleaded not guilty, was convicted following a trial at Barnsley Magistrates’ Court in...
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Danny gets a taste of new town centre
BARNSLEY’S social media star Danny Malin returned home to document the changes to the town centre.
The 44-year-old Rate My Takeaway sensation shared a video on his other successful YouTube channel – Mr and Mrs Yorkshire – which he runs alongside his wife, Sophie.
He documented how it’s changed from his childhood to today following the Glass Works’ completion.
Danny said: “I first became familiar with the Glass Works in the run-up...

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Journey beyond the books to discover the artistic legacy of J.R.R. Tolkien’s incredible fantasy world. The Magic Of Middle-Earth is a major new exhibition coming to the Gallery this autumn and winter. Celebrating the fantasy world brought to life by J.R.R. Tolkien, and the generations of writers, artists, musicians, film makers, environmentalists and game designers it has influenced. Discover a magical treasure trove of over 200 rare objects and artworks and some incredible links to Barnsley! Family fun for all ages, from little halflings to wizened wizards.

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Sweet little Carrie is gentle girl of 2- 5 years who loves to spend time playing with her foster carer.

To watch Carrie snuggle and play now, you’d never believe what a difficult life she’s had.  Inspectors found her in a home with aggressive dogs, where she’d tried to protect her 5 very young kittens.  She was terrified, and spent weeks hiding in a box with her nose in the corner, caring for her kittens.

After lots of careful and loving attention from her foster mum, Carrie has come out of her shell, and grown in confidence and curiosity.  Look at her playing here. 


We’re looking for a quiet home, without dogs - although she will tolerate another cat.  Carrie needs an adopter who is patient and can give her the time that she needs.  In return she’ll be a loving and beautiful companion.

Carrie is neutered and vaccinated, and we’re thrilled that she’s ready for her new home now. 


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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Polly and Basil

Brother and sister pair, Polly and Basil, are big adorable black cats who come from a loving home but find themselves in need of a new home.  They’ve always lived together and we don’t want to separate them.  Basil is the boss, but he's a lovely boy - and very unusual.  He's a polydactyl - meaning he has extra claws and big feet.

These cats are quiet and friendly and will be a relaxed addition to your family.  See them here:


Basil and Polly would be very suitable for an older person, or for people who want calm and settled cats to fill their home.

They are currently living with a foster carer who will be happy to tell you more about these sweet cats.

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New role rolled out for chemists
RESIDENTS across Barnsley will now be able to get treatment for seven common conditions at their high street pharmacy without needing to see a GP – as the government and NHS roll out the scheme in a bid to cut waiting times.
The scheme is part of the NHS and government’s primary care access recovery plan, which committed to making accessing healthcare easier for millions of people.
The major expansion of pharmacy services...
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Parents-to-be owed thousands as baby business shuts
EXPECTANT parents have lost thousands of pounds after paying deposits for items from a Barnsley-based company which closed suddenly and announced it was going into liquidation.
Direct2Mum announced through a Facebook post earlier this month that it would be closing and that anyone who had made a deposit on unfulfilled orders with a credit card, or through their bank’s chargeback scheme, would be able to apply for a refund.
However, this does not...
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New food hygiene ratings served up
EIGHT Barnsley establishments have been handed new food hygiene ratings – but it wasn’t good news for them all.
Only Mrs G’s Kitchen, in Hoyland, was given a five-out-of-five score following an assessment on January 19.
Istanbul Kitchen, on Wellington Street, Punjabi Aroma on Lower Castlereagh Street and Shake ‘n’ Cake on Sheffield Road all received one-star ratings following an assessment on January 5.
The Green Dragon, in Thurgoland, was rated two-out-of-five after...
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Respected pig farmer 'lived life to the full'
A JUDGE of royal pig shows who was an endlessly enthusiastic farmer has died at 83 years old.
Barry Tue, the former owner of Bromley Farm in Wortley, came from humble beginnings as the only child in a mining family.
With his wife Glenda, Barry built up a small holding at Westwood High Green, becoming one of the most respected pig farmers in the nation, being invited to several committees and to judge...
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Confirmation needed for childcare policy - Stephanie Peacock
CONFIRMATION is needed from the government in order to provide clarity for childcare providers regarding their free childcare hours policy, according to an MP.
The plea from Barnsley East MP Stephanie Peacock followed comments from Education Secretary Gillian Keegan, who first said she was ‘confident’ that the government would deliver its free childcare commitment by April, then refused to give a guarantee that it would be in place in time.
The childcare industry...
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Busy month for Barnsley Hospital midwives...
MORE than 250 babies were born at Barnsley Hospital last month.
The majority were boys – 130 – while a total of 126 girls were born, including two sets of twins.
The heaviest baby weighed in at ten pounds and three ounces while the smallest was just two pounds and three ounces.
January 29 was the busiest day for midwives, as 13 babies were born.
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Stagecoach protest to take place on Monday
THE next step of Broadway residents’ campaign to bring back their bus service will take place tomorrow.
Locals campaigned at meetings at St Edward’s Church in Kingstone and protests at Barnsley Interchange recently against the axing of the bus service in the area.
Last week the Chronicle revealed a new service – the 33 – will replace the former Stagecoach-operated 43 and 44 which served the Broadway area until October.
But the...
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Barnsley College students set to showcase animation work
TWO Barnsley College students will showcase their work to healthcare practitioners next month.
Florence Marshall and Daniel de Freitas, both games design students at the college, will produce their five-month animation project.
The project will culminate in a final showcase where the students will present their final piece to healthcare professionals.
Throughout, the students have developed comprehensive skills in the creative process, decision-making and navigating the intricacies of working under pressure, adhering...
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Charity auction will feature special Barnsley FC shirt
A CHARITY auction is set to feature a unique Barnsley FC prize from their brief time in the Premier League.
The event, at the Holiday Inn, will take place on March 16 to raise funds for hospices in both Barnsley and Rotherham.
An auction will include a special prize – a signed shirt worn by mascot Toby Tyke in 1997 when the Reds enjoyed their only stint in the top flight.
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First-time buyers spending almost £40,000 more
FIRST-TIME buyers in Barnsley spent £36,900 more on their property in December than they did five years ago, new figures have revealed.
By comparison, former owner-occupiers paid £182,900 on average in December – 26.6 per cent more than first-time buyers who spent an average of £144,500.
Owners of terraced houses saw the biggest fall in property prices in Barnsley in December – they dropped 3.9 per cent in price, to £126,008 on average....
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Barnsley Hospice Elf Run raises 'record-breaking' amount
LOCAL schools and organisations raised a record-breaking £37,279 for Barnsley Hospice by completing the ‘elf run’ fundraiser.
In December, Barnsley Hospice set locals the challenge of putting on an elf hat and raising funds for the charity.
More than 9,400 ‘elves’ took part in the project.
A spokesperson for the hospice said: “Thank you so much to everyone who completed a run and those who supported them by donating.
“This total...
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Local man raising funds for Barnsley Hospital's chemotherapy unit
A LOCAL man is raising funds in honour of the chemotherapy unit of Barnsley Hospital who were like a ‘second family’ while his partner suffered with cancer.
Stephen Hagland, 55, will be taking part in a walk around the borough on May 11 to raise funds for the Little Fox’s charity, who provide support to those in Barnsley suffering with cancer, and he is asking anyone who can to get involved.
The charity...
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Barnsley lad Joe completes mammoth fundraiser
A WELL-KNOWN Barnsley man has raised more than £1,000 for a local charity after taking on the ‘hardest challenge of his life’.
Joe Beardsall, 31, is known to most for his YouTube channel where he focuses on the goings-on at Barnsley FC – but it’s his fundraising exploits that have made the headlines this time.
The challenge to run 1,000 miles with the hopes of raising £1,000 for local charity Christians Against Poverty...
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Cawthorne show cast to reunite 24 years on...
ORGANISERS of the massive community performance ‘One Breath’ – which was performed at Cannon Hall in 2000 – are trying to bring the cast back together for a new fundraising project.
The group will be showing a filming of the 150-person production in Cawthorne Village Hall on March 16 at 7.30pm to raise funds for the local church’s roof appeal.
Organisers are hoping to get as many of the original cast and crew...
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Walking group to celebrate anniversary
THE Dearne Valley Walking Group will be celebrating their 15th birthday with a festival to support Yorkshire Air Ambulance.
The group will be holding the week-long walking festival – which will be comprised of eight walks covering the Dearne Valley area – on Sunday April 7.
Each walk will be led by an experienced member of the group, and are intended to celebrate the natural beauty and rich heritage of the area.
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Barnsley singing duo set to release first EP
A YOUNG folk duo are taking their next steps into the industry with the release of their first EP – which they admit has only been possible due to the support of their friends.
Eletto, made up of lifelong friends Mila Whitaker, 21, and Zoe Aradipioti, 22, will be launching their debut EP ‘I Want to be the Star’ in April.
Made up of four new songs that will release over the next...
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Royston Library reopens following refurbishment
ROYSTON Library reopened its doors to the public following a month-long closure to refurbish the site.
The library has been closed since late December to allow for the makeover to take place.
It included an enhanced children’s area, more comfortable seating and a new local history wall.
The wall showcases the rich heritage of Royston, including a donated sign from the old Royston railway signal box that has been restored and is...
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Young Tom raising money for children's hospital
A HOPEFUL firefighter will be taking part in a 160-foot abseil of Sheffield Hallam University to raise money for Sheffield Children’s Hospital.
Tom Butler, a 16-year-old fire cadet from Thurnscoe, has already raised £126 for the charity with his upcoming abseil of the university’s Owen Building on March 16.
Yet the teen – who dreams of being a firefighter – isn’t feeling too nervous about the challenge and feels prepared to take on...
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More than £10,000 raised for Barnsley Hospital Charity
OVER nine months a team at Premier Foods and The Company Shop raised £10,556 for Barnsley Hospital Charity.
Staff from the two stores led a variety of fundraising efforts for the hospice’s Make a Memory Appeal, including a huge raffle, a trek across Snowdon, a cold water plunge, a fire and ice walk, and fundraising through the staff’s post-Christmas celebration.
In addition to the fundraising efforts, Premier Foods also donated cakes for the...
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Barnsley students head to Disneyland Paris
BUDDING performing arts students from Barnsley had the opportunity of a lifetime recently as they travelled to Disneyland Paris.
Each student, from Stagecoach Performing Arts, took part in a performance with the Disney cast of Beauty and the Beast, and had the opportunity to workshop with them, partaking in mock auditions, giving them valuable industry experience.
Hannah Plummer-Walsh, principal of Stagecoach Barnsley, said: “The students had the best time absorbing all the great...

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