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POLICE were called to Pontefract Road on Thursday following reports of a collision.
A spokesperson for South Yorkshire Police said: “Police were called shortly before 4pm on April 15.
“The road was blocked for a short time while the vehicles were cleared.
“It's not believed anyone was seriously injured.”
College to work with Microsoft
BARNSLEY College has been named as a Microsoft Showcase College – one of just 20 across the country.
The college was awarded the certification after developing its digital curriculum to help students work in a digitised world.
As part of the certification, the college will receive support from Microsoft to create a development programme and host official Microsoft events.
Toni Rhodes, vice principal of quality at Barnsley College, said: “We are extremely...
Youths caught climbing roofs of Hoyland businesses by police
YOUTHS were caught attempting to climb shop roofs and causing disruption by police in Hoyland last night.
On Thursday evening (April 15), police were patrolling the Hoyland area with high-vis vests around High Street at Jump, Hemmingfield and Elsecar.
Police spent most of the night tackling antisocial behaviour with young people attempting to climb onto the roof of shops in the area.
A spokesperson for South Yorkshire Police said: “A number of...
Businesses wanted for Accumulator Challenge
BARNSLEY businesses are being invited to take part in an annual fundraising challenge in aid of the hospice.
The Barnsley Hospice accumulator challenge is an Apprentice-style contest where teams compete to make the most profit out of an investment of £30.
Barnsley Hospice corporate fundraiser Simon Atkinson said: “This year, more than ever, we want the accumulator challenge to be an opportunity for workforce teams to come together and have a bit of...
Donations are a treat for BARC
STAFF at Barnsley Animal Rescue Charity have thanked residents for their generosity after being inundated with donations.
The BARC shop on Hoyland Road, Hoyland, was forced to close its doors during the lockdown but has since reopened with new social distancing measures.
Since its opening, the shop has been swamped with donations from residents – with many saving the items over the last few months.
Barry Atkinson, manager at the store, has...
Thousands of Barnsley pupils bag their first choice
MORE than 93 per cent of children have been offered their first choice of school this September.
The 2,554 Barnsley children and their families have been told about their primary school choice today (April 16) in emails and letters sent out by Barnsley Council.
Of those, 93.8 per cent of children were offered their first choice of school.
Overall, 2,515 children were given at least one of their choices on their application...
Barnsley man in court relating to robbery of 12-year-old
A MAN appeared in court this week in connection to the robbery of a 12-year-old boy from Barnsley.
Darrell Stott, 30, of Farrar Street, appeared before Sheffield Magistrates on Thursday (April 15) following the robbery of a 12-year-old on Doncaster Road on March 16.
He was remanded into custody until his next court appearance on May 13.
A spokesperson for South Yorkshire Police said: “A second man who was arrested in connection...
Specialist staff on coronavirus ward feel 'rewarded' by award nomination
A CORONAVIRUS ward which has fought to save countless lives throughout the pandemic has been nominated for a Proud of Barnsley award.
Nurses on ward 17, at Barnsley Hospital, have worked tirelessly to be a port of call for patients fighting Covid-19.
Prior to the pandemic, the ward 17 nurses worked as a diabetic and endocrine team on ward 22.
To support a respiratory unit being formed, cardiology speciality merged with ward...
Addison gets steps in for Help for Heroes
A THURNSCOE youngster has been inundated with support after he completed his five-kilometre sponsored walk last week.
Two-year-old Addison-Lee Darby was inspired to raise the money for Help for Heroes as a lot of his family members had served in the army.
So far he’s managed to raise more than £800 for the charity and after he finished the race he was met by family friend Leah Eames, who had just returned from...
Machete reported following Wombwell collision
A MACHETE was reportedly brandished after a collision between two cars in Wombwell.
On Wednesday (April 14), police were called to Lundhill Road at around 12.30pm after a reported two car collision.
The driver and passenger of one of the cars, exited a blue Ford Fiesta and was pursued on foot by the driver and passenger of the second car who are believed to have been carrying a machete.
It is then...
Residents yet to hear about noise reduction
RESIDENTS whose homes border a new multi-million pound road are ‘in the dark’ over plans to install noise insulation measures at their properties to address the knock-on impact of hundreds of daily vehicle movements.
Planning permission for the one-way gyratory – off Dodworth Road in Pogmoor – was granted in 2018 and had a planning condition which required Barnsley Council to identify all affected homes and decide what noise insulation measures should be offered...
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Car and lorry collide in Hickleton
EMERGENCY services were called to Hickleton yesterday following a collision between a car and an articulated lorry.
The incident happened on Hickleton Road yesterday (April 15) at around 12.48pm.
A spokesperson for South Yorkshire Police said: “The road was closed while the vehicles and debris was cleared.”
Dodworth chippy batters the opposition
A DODWORTH chippy has been named as one of the top 50 fish and chip takeaways in the UK.
Shaw’s Fish and Chips, on Barnsley Road, was the only restaurant to achieve the award in Barnsley from Fry Magazine.
The chippy was marked on more than 40 aspects of their business – following an unannounced visit – which included the quality of food and customer service.
With the pass mark set at...
Man charged after assault on town centre warden
A MAN has been charged following an alleged assault on a town centre warden in the town centre on Tuesday (April 13).
Wesley Gummerson, 59, of Barnsley Road, was arrested after the warden called for assistance from the Barnsley Central Neighbourhood Team at 2.30pm.
Gummerson has been charged with common assault and bailed to next appear in court on June 17.
Street marshals return to town centre
STREET marshals will be out in the town centre for the first time tomorrow night.
The team will be monitoring busy areas across the town whilst assisting, advising and guiding people to enjoy the nightlife from tomorrow (April 16).
The marshals are trained in first aid and will be carrying masks and hand sanitiser and they’ll be wearing red high-vis jackets.
A spokesperson for the council said: “They have direct contact with...
Dates recalled over Hepatitis fears
SAINSBURY'S are urgently recalling a date product over fears they could be contaminated.
Taste the Difference Medjool Dates in 200g and 500g packets are being recalled as they may be contaminated with Hepatitis A.
Hepatitis A is a liver infection that is caused by a virus that can be spread through the faeces of an infected person. While it can be unpleasant, it can be treated but symptoms can include joint and muscle...
Mum pleads for return of daughter's bike
THE mum of a heartbroken toddler is appealing for the return of her daughter's bike after it was taken by mistake by a scrap collector.
Yesterday (April 14) mum, Hayley Saranne noticed her daughter's balance bike had gone missing from outside her home on Jesmond Avenue.
Her daughter, three-year-old Emie, had been playing with her bike that afternoon and had placed the bike on the pavement while she played elsewhere.
Hayley believes...
Guide dog carers wanted
A CHARITY that helps provide guide dogs for the visually impaired is appealing for volunteers to help home the puppies in training.
The charity, Guide Dogs, is on the look out for families in South Yorkshire who can help look after a furry bundle of joy for 14 months.
The dog will go on to help a visually impaired or blind person to be more independent.
A spokesperson from the West, North,...
Smartwater kits dished out to deter thieves in Darton
SMARTWATER kits have been dished out to more than 400 residents in Darton by police.
Smartwater is a traceable liquid that is applied to items of value to deter theft.
This comes following concerns raised about theft in the Darton area by local residents.
A spokesperson for the Barnsley North Neighbourhood Team said: “Following concerns raised by members of the community in the Darton West area, local PCs and PCSOs have been...
Road closed after collision in Wombwell
POLICE remain at the scene in Wombwell following a road traffic collision earlier today.
At 12.35pm (April 14), police were called following reports of a collision on Lundhill Road.
The road will remain closed whilst officers carry out enquiries.
A spokesperson for South Yorkshire Police said: “Anyone who witnessed the crash is asked to call 101, quoting incident number 339 of April 14.”
Census officers crack down on uncompleted surveys
ANYONE who hasn't completed the national census could be paid a visit from an officer to help complete the survey.
The census takes place once every ten years and was due to be completed on March 21.
However some Barnsley residents have yet to complete their census – which is a legal requirement.
If you do not complete your census you may have to pay a fine of up to £1,000 plus...
Bin collections rescheduled
BINS that were missed in yesterday's collections have been rescheduled for today (April 14).
Some areas across Barnsley, Cudworth, Kendray, and Monk Bretton were missed and crews will be sent out to collect the waste from these areas.
Residents are also urged not to leave additional bags of waste next to their bin as these won't be collected.
The collections that have been rescheduled are:
The Clock Tower, Barnsley Road – Green...
Barnsley College students talk to the animals
BARNSLEY College students were visited by a range of furry friends - including the Therapy Huskies - as part of its Animal Care Week.
Abigail Christie and Jonathan Ramsden, from Cats Protection, were the first guest speakers of the week.
Students were taken through the various aspects of cat welfare including homing, neutering and education.
Helen Spicer, education officer at Blue Cross, delivered an informative workshop around dog law.
Former students...
Barnsley's over 50s urged to 'book with GPs' for vaccine
RESIDENTS aged 50 or over are being urged to book an appointment for the first dose of the coronavirus vaccine with their GP by vaccination bosses.
The Barnsley CCG (Clinical Commissioning Group) is booking the first doses for those aged 50 or over and adults with underlying health conditions, or those who were asked to shield.
If the vaccination service can’t fill all the appointments in this weekend’s clinic, they will drop down...
Mobile cameras in speeding Barnsley hotspots this week
MOBILE cameras could be set up at a number of ‘community concern’ sites across the borough this week.
Areas of concern include Armroyd Lane in Elsecar and Windhill Lane in Staincross.
This comes following resident concerns over specific speeding hotspots in the area which have been flagged.
For more information visit the South Yorkshire Safer Roads Partnership website here.
One-minute silence to remember Royal
RESIDENTS are urged to take part in a one-minute silence to help pay their respects to Prince Philip.
The Duke of Edinburgh died on Friday aged 99 and a one-minute silence is being organised to help remember the Royal.
The silence will take place on Saturday (April 17) at 3pm.
Council bosses have also created a book of condolence which local residents can sign and leave any memories they have of the...
Police crack down on antisocial behaviour
POLICE in Brierley have cracked down on antisocial behaviour after a series of fires over the past few weeks.
Officers from the Barnsley North East Neighbourhood Policing Team have released images of a fire that was set behind Spa Well Grove in Brierley, with the hope that it will prevent antisocial behaviour.
A spokesperson for the team said: “The risk these fires pose to the safety of the public and to those lighting...
Rapid testing available for Barnsley residents
EVERY resident across the borough - including those without symptoms - is now eligible for free and rapid coronavirus home testing twice a week.
Lateral Flow Device tests are designed to find those who have Covid-19 but who are not showing any symptoms.
This comes after four months of successful operations at the assisted asymptomatic testing site at Barnsley Metrodome which is set to close at the end of April.
In Barnsley,...
Have you seen this man?
POLICE have appealed for the whereabouts of a wanted Barnsley registered sex offender.
Thomas Braithwaite has failed to comply with his Sexual Offence Notification Order. He has also failed to comply with probation supervision requirements by refusing to make contact with his probation officer.
Braithwaite, 25, is described as slim, being five feet, ten inches tall with dark brown hair.
He has links to Barnsley, Sheffield and Rotherham.
Detective constable, Stuart...
Five fires reported over the weekend
FIREFIGHTERS responded to five fires across Barnsley over the weekend.
The crew from Barnsley station was called to Dearne Hall Road at 7am on Saturday after a Volvo was set on fire.
Clothes on top of a cooker were accidentally set alight when a hob was switched on at a home on Wright Crescent in Wombwell. Crews from three teams – Dearne, Tankersley, and Cudworth – were called to the scene at 11am...
This week's roadworks (w/c April 12)
IT'S the start of a new week, and that means more roadworks have been scheduled. Here's our comprehensive guide to how that could affect roads near you.
Manor Occupation road will be closed for 60 metres wither side of house number five from April 20 while a manhole is replaces. The work will last for one day and motorists are asked to use Summer Lane, High Street, or Oakwood Road as an alternate route....

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