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TWO people were searched in the town centre last week following police patrols in the town centre.
South Yorkshire Specials teamed up with Barnsley Central Neighbourhood Policing Team on Thursday night.
Two people were stopped and searched under the Misuse of Drugs Act after causing issues for security issues at the Superbowl.
Another person was removed from the Town Centre by officers after causing a nuisance on Eldon street.
A spokesperson...
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MP supports pub campaign
A BARNSLEY MP has backed a campaign which supports local pubs and breweries.
John Healey, Labour MP for Wentworth and Dearne, is supporting the Long Live the Local campaign by calling on the government to lower VAT and business rates for pubs.
In John’s constituency, there are currently 65 pubs and nearly 100 jobs that are reliant on the sector which contributes £25m to the local economy.
He said: “Pubs are at...
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Dark Nights campaign launches across borough
A CAMPAIGN that helps to keep people safe during Halloween and Bonfire Night was launched on Friday.
South Yorkshire Police, South Yorkshire Fire and Rescue and Yorkshire Ambulance Service run operation Dark Nights every year.
The campaign sees officers visit schools to educate children on how to stay safe.
All of the services are asking people across the county to be 999 wise – especially on Bonfire Night – to help keep...
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Stay safe at music event
IF you are planning on heading to Barnsley Live tomorrow, make sure you take precautions – council bosses urge.
As the event makes its return to town following a year's absence, organisers want to help keep visitors safe.
You must take a lateral flow test before you visit and keep a safe distance from the people around you.
Also wearing a face covering – especially in busier venues is encouraged.
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Residents encouraged to take part in police survey
POLICE bosses are asking Barnsley residents to take part in a survey to help shape the way they work.
The survey, which closes on October 29, asks people about their priorities, what it’s like living in their community from a policing and crime perspective and where they feel spending priorities should be focused.
Dr Alan Billings, South Yorkshire Police and Crime Commissioner, said: “Each year I refresh my Police and Crime Plan to...
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Light at the end of the tunnel for five-year-old
AFTER a challenging year, a five-year-old can now see the light at the end of the tunnel after marking the half-way point in his revolutionary cancer treatment.
Oliver Stephenson was diagnosed with a high-risk form of neuroblastoma last January.
He first became ill on Boxing Day in 2019 and had pale skin and darkened eyes.
At first it was assumed his illness was down to a winter cold – but tests revealed...
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Nine deliberate blazes in Barnsley
FIREFIGHTERS from across Barnsley were called to nine deliberate blazes this week - and six involved vehicles.
Crews were called to a total of 11 fires in Barnsley - a figure that continues to rise.
There were just two accidental fires throughout the week - both of which involved property blazes.
Six of the nine deliberate fires also involved vehicles.
A full list of the incidents can be found on the...
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Trans groups are 'erasing women's rights' says MP
SAYING that ‘trans women are women’ would be ‘erasing women’s rights’ and is ‘not acceptable’, according to the one of the town’s MPs.
Miriam Cates, Conservative MP for Penistone and Stocksbridge, said the ‘clash’ between trans activists and gender critical feminists is an issue of ‘enormous significance’ to the rights and safety of women.
As a former biology teacher, Ms Cates admits that she was ‘slightly baffled’ when she first saw the argument...
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Blades head to Oakwell in local derby
BARNSLEY host Sheffield United in a local derby on Sunday and will hope to end their 11-game winless run.
The Reds have lost their last five matches in the Championship and lost 2-0 in a derisory performance last time out against Middlesbrough.
They sit second bottom in the league without a win in 11 - and they’re the league’s lowest goal scorers.
The Blades are 17th and lost their last league game...
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Transformation of garden finished
THE Cudworth community pulled together to help transform a derelict toilet block into a flourishing community garden.
St John’s Gardens now sit where the former public toilets used to be – and the project was given the go-ahead thanks to the Principal Towns project.
The first phase of the scheme – which provides funding to boost the appearance of village centres – asked residents which area in their local community they felt needed...
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Railway crossing still closed on match day
REDS fans are reminded that the Jumble Lane crossing will be closed on match day.
The crossing, as well as the bridge over the railway lines, will be closed for the match against Sheffield United on Sunday.
Vehicle access to Buzz Bingo will be restricted, but drop off, and pick up will be available for several streets in the surrounding area.
Vehicle access to the Metrodome is maintained via Wesley Street, Lambra...

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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.

Thank you.

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Little Hobo

This gorgeous little boy was found all alone on the streets looking very forlorn when he was only 5 weeks old.

He has now been treated for fleas, worms and ticks and had lots of good food and an awful lot of TLC and has now blossomed into a delightful kitten.

Raised in a home he is now friendly and fun loving and very inquisitive!

Our little boy loves his cuddles and will make a great family pet and will soon be searching for his forever home.

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 with them within 10 days of the Advertising Date.
Please don't ring, text, email etc.

Thank you.

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Niunia

Niunia is a large long-haired tabby and white girl aged almost 3 years and she has stunning good looks with emerald green eyes and a tail to rival any squirrel !

Niunia came into the branch as her owners had a change in their circumstances and were sadly unable to keep her.​

When Niunia first came to us she was quite bewildered by all the sudden changes in her life but she is now looking much happier.

She loves an ear-rub and a head-stroke and if you hand-feed her Dreamies you really will be her best friend !!

Niunia has now had a complete vet check and been vaccinated and is now looking for her forever home.

We are looking for a cat experienced, adult only home with no other cats, owners who realise that she may take a little while to settle,  and who have the time and patience to let her do just that.

 

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 with them within 10 days of the Advertising Date.
Please don't ring, text, email etc.

Thank you.

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Enabling works started on Hospital's Critical Care Unit
NEW works to enable the construction of Barnsley Hospital’s new £7.3m critical care unit began on Monday.
Hospital bosses have confirmed that there will be some disruption to the car park area immediately outside the main entrance, as well as how people are able to travel from the entrance to the blue and purple zones of the hospital.
A new pick-up and drop-off area will be created outside the hospital’s outpatients area due...
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Horror as 'terrified' kittens left for dead
FOUR kittens who were tied into a carrier bag and then reportedly thrown over a six-foot wall before being left for dead are lucky to be alive, according to RSPCA bosses.
The animal charity issued an appeal for information from local residents after 56-year-old Tracey Baker found the kittens on October 6 while walking her dog in Barnsley Cemetery.
Tracey says she saw a ‘tightly tied up’ Tesco carrier bag and assumed it...
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Kimberley is the number one karaoke queen...
A FOSTER carer from Stairfoot has been crowned the best karaoke singer in the UK.
Kimberley Kitchen beat eight finalists from across the UK in this year’s national round of the Karaoke World Championships – competition which has been running since 2003 – securing her a place at the world finals next month.
The competition is being held online this year due to Covid-19 and requires competitors to submit videos of themselves singing...
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Trader fined for lockdown breach
A FLOWER seller who was working from Carlton during lockdown will be forced to pay more than £2,400 for operating illegally.
Oliver Richard Dilley, 35, of Parthian Avenue in Boston, runs Olly’s Buds and Blooms and was charged in his absence at Barnsley Magistrates’ Court on Monday.
He was issued with fines and costs of £2,455 for operating in breach of business restrictions under the Health Protection Regulations 2020.
Following reports made...
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Hospice event goes online
AN ANNUAL event which held by Barnsley Hospice will take place virtually again this year.
The Light up a Life service takes place each December as a way to remember loved ones.
Last year the event was held virtually, and will remain online this year to help keep staff and patients safe.
A spokesperson for Barnsley Hospice said: “We look forward to sharing further details of our online service and how you...
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Ninety-year-old man dies following collision
A NINETY-year-old man died on Tuesday afternoon when he crashed into a lamppost and two parked cars in Honeywell following a ‘medical episode’.
Emergency services were called at around 2.30pm to reports that there had been a collision on Honeywell Street.
It’s believed that the 90-year-old man, who was driving a blue Honda, had a medical episode before colliding with two unattended park cars and a lamppost.
A spokesperson for South Yorkshire...
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Reds lose for fifth game straight
BARNSLEY are now winless in 11 after suffering their fifth straight defeat against Middlesbrough last night.
The Reds lost 2-0 at the Riverside Stadium and dropped to second bottom in the Championship.
After a solid first ten minutes from Markus Schopp’s side, Middlesbrough took control and dominated for the rest of the game.
Andraz Sporar scored the opening goal of the game in the 20th minute before former Rotherham midfielder Matt Crooks...
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Police appeal to find dog owner
POLICE have released an appeal to help find the owner of a German Shepherd which reportedly bit someone.
The incident allegedly took place on Bluebell Bank, Barnsley, at around 7.40am on September 30.
During the incident an 18-year-old woman suffered minor injuries.
A spokesperson for Barnsley Central Neighbourhood Policing Team said: “We are now trying to trace the dog, and its owner and believe they are local to the area.
“Do...
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Healthy Holidays programme to return
BARNSLEY’S Healthy Holidays programme will be supporting children across the borough once again this October half-term.
The clubs are free to attend and places will be offered first to children who receive school meals.
The scheme is being funded by the council as the government funding doesn’t stretch to this half-term – and council bosses wanted to ensure that families got the extra support they need.
The summer scheme was deemed a...
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Will you have to self-isolate?
IF you are fully vaccinated you will not be required to self-isolate if you have been in contact with someone with Covid-19 – new guidance shows.
You will not be required to self-isolate if you are also below the age of 18, have taken part or are currently part of an approved Covid-19 vaccine trial, or you are unable to get vaccinated for medical reasons.
Guidance on gov.uk states: “You are fully vaccinated...
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Reds hope to end ten game winless run
BARNSLEY will look to end their horrid run of form as they take on Middlesbrough at the Riverside Stadium tonight.
The Reds have lost their last four games and haven’t won in the last ten, slipping into the relegation zone in the process.
Middlesbrough currently sit 14th and won their last game 2-0 at home to Peterborough on Saturday.
Reds head coach Markus Schopp said: “Middlesbrough is a good team.
“They...
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Tips for driving safely at night
THE nights are getting darker and commuters may find that their daily trip to-and-from work now takes place in the dark.
To help drivers to stay safe during the darkened nights – a private number plate company, Click4Reg, has released a list of ways drivers can remain safe on the roads.
Make sure that your front and rear lights are working as it can be extremely dangerous to drive without lights during the...
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Vaccine drop-in clinics to be held this week
A NUMBER of coronavirus vaccine drop-in clinics will be held this week.
The walk-in centres at Priory Campus in Lundwood are for people aged 16 and over who are wanting to get their first dose.
It’ll be open from 9.30am until 4.30pm tomorrow, Thursday, Friday and Saturday - and residents are asked to arrive 30 minutes before closing time to avoid disappointment.
You must make an appointment for your second dose either...
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Tax consultation now open
COUNCIL bosses have created a consultation about the tax support scheme - which could help residents to receive enhanced support.
The support is a discount from council tax bills which is designed to help people on low incomes or benefits.
The scheme was previously extended to the 2021/22 tax year but it is hoped that it will be extended further.
Residents are invited to have their say on the proposal by taking...
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Residents encouraged to 'get spooky'
STAIRFOOT Ward Alliance are encouraging residents to ‘get spooky’ and decorate their windows this Halloween.
They’re asking people in Aldham, Ardsley, Kendray and Stairfoot to get involved and winners will receive a prize.
A spokesperson added: “While you can decorate your window any way you want, we will have 300 packs of tissue paper for you to collect to do your spooky Halloween artwork.”
To enter the competition either post a picture...
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Grant scheme unveiled for boiler upgrades
RESIDENTS across the borough could be offered cash to upgrade their boilers from gas to heat pumps as part of a nation-wide scheme.
The incentive hopes to encourage residents to make the change to help reduce the country's dependence on fossil fuels.
Households are now being offered up-to £5,000 to replace their gas boiler as part of a £3.9 billion scheme to cut carbon over the next three years.
It is hoped...
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Two men arrested after alleged rape
TWO men were arrested after a teenager was allegedly raped in Barnsley last weekend.
South Yorkshire Police were called at 12.28am to reports that an 18-year-old woman had been raped on Old Mill Lane, near the town centre.
Officers attended the scene and a cordon was put in place while they conducted their initial inquiries.
A police spokesperson added: “Two men, aged 31 and 32, were arrested on suspicion of rape and...
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"Wait four weeks for vaccine after having virus" experts warn
IF you have tested positive for Covid-19, you should wait up-to four weeks for your vaccine – guidance shows.
As the coronavirus vaccination programme continues, health bosses want to advise residents to wait at least a month, or until you have fully recovered from the virus before receiving your vaccine.
A spokesperson for Barnsley CCG said: “We know that your body will produce a better and stronger antibody response if you have the...
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Reds now winless in ten after another defeat
BARNSLEY suffered their fourth consecutive defeat on Saturday after losing 1-0 away at Reading.
Markus Schopp’s side started brightly and were the better side for the first hour but were unable to finish any of their countless chances.
John Swift - who now has more goals than the entire Reds side - scored the only goal of the game in the 77th minute.
The defeat leaves Barnsley in the relegation zone and...
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New changes for maternity services
BARNSLEY Hospital’s maternity service has changed the way expectant mums receive their first hospital appointment.
You’ll now receive your first appointment and dating scan - 12 weeks - through a text message and therefore the hospital are asking people to give correct details to your midwife when booking.
A spokesperson for the hospital added: “All other hospital and scan appointments will be sent out by letter until this service is rolled out successfully....

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