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POLICE in Hoyland are appealing for information following a series of burglaries in the area.
Officers are investigating following a number of thefts from motor vehicles, alongside suspicious incidents, in the early hours of September 18.
A spokesperson for the Barnsley South neighbourhood policing team said: “Officers have been in contact with some residents that have already assisted us with some information and CCTV footage.
“We would kindly ask anyone with information...
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Foster parents wanted in Barnsley
BARNSLEY Council is on the lookout for prospective foster parents.
The council’s fostering team say that there’s ‘no such thing as a typical foster carer’ - and that if you’re over 21 and have space in your home to welcome a child, you could be the person they’re looking for.
A spokesperson added: “We’re always on the lookout for those special people who can give a safe and loving home to a child...
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Council team up to promote recycling across borough
BARNSLEY Council has joined up with a national recycling campaign to promote the message locally.
The ‘Recycle Now’ programme revealed that almost nine out of ten people recycle in England, though 55 per cent of households still put items in the rubbish bin that can be recycled.
Barnsley Council, alongside other South Yorkshire councils, is getting involved as part of this year’s ‘Recycle Week’.
Coun Chris Lamb, cabinet spokesperson for environment and...
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Fraudsters using Covid pass to target public
POLICE are urging residents to remain vigilant after criminals started to use the NHS Covid pass as a way to target the public.
The Action Fraud unit say that fraudsters are using the pass to convince people to hand over money, financial details and personal information.
The criminals are sending text messages, emails and phone calls, pretending to be from the NHS, and offering fake vaccine certificates for sale online and through social...
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Foodbank in need of donations
BARNSLEY Foodbank Partnership are asking for donations after they became ‘dangerously low’ on a number of items.
They are asking for rice, gravy granules, long-life milk, dilute, tinned fish, tinned potatoes, biscuits, tinned fruit, jam and instant pasta or noodles.
A spokesperson said: “Last week, we started running dangerously low on certain stock items.
“All donations are greatly appreciated.”
To donate to the group visit their Facebook page.
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Reds held to another draw
BARNSLEY picked up their fifth draw of the season on Saturday after a goalless stalemate against Blackburn Rovers.
The Reds have not won in six Championship games and they now have eight points from as many games, with just one win.
Markus Schopp’s side are 19th and one point above the relegation zone.
He said: “It was not a good game. It was a third game in the week and for us...
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Covid booster jab rollout in Barnsley
INVITATIONS to book a coronavirus booster jab will be sent to Barnsley residents this week.
Those who have had their second vaccine dose at least six months ago are eligible for the booster jab to ‘increase their protection’.
Residents who are eligible for the booster include those living in residential care homes for older adults, all adults aged 50 and over, frontline health and social care workers and those aged 16 to 49...
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Parents encouraged to complete SEND survey
PARENTS and carers are being encouraged to complete a survey to air their views during Barnsley Council’s SEND inspection.
Ofsted and the Care Quality Commission (CQC) are visiting the town from today until Friday to carry out the SEND inspection.
They will be talking to Barnsley Council, Barnsley CCG, partners and stakeholders about local area SEND.
The inspection includes the views of parents and carers who are encouraged to have their say...
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Penistone group set to return
A PENISTONE group whose meetings were forced to stop due to the pandemic are set to return next month after a long hiatus.
Penistone Men’s Shed, organised by the Penistone area team and Age UK Barnsley, will open once more on October 6 at 2pm, at St Andrew’s Church.
A spokesperson said: “We have an exciting new project to work on and we’ll tell you all about it and how you can be...
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Babies born in August
MATERNITY services have revealed their busiest days in August saw ten per cent of the total babies born throughout the month.
On both August 6 and August 24, 13 babies were born.
Across the whole month, 258 mothers gave birth with the assistance of Barnsley Hospital staff.
There were 139 boys and 125 girls.
There was one planned home birth, and ten water births, with six sets of twins delivered.
...
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Entries wanted to Mapplewell calendar competition
BUDDING photographers could have their work displayed in a calendar that will chronicle Mapplewell throughout the seasons.
The calendar will raise money for Louie's Pace, A Warrior's Tale which helps to raise vital funds for local lad Louie George.
Louie has quadriplegic spastic cerebral palsy, periventricular leukomalacia a type of brain injury in which cysts form on the brain and global developmental delay after a premature birth when he weighed just 2lbs.
The...

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RSPCA Cat Rehoming

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Amber and Oreo
Our gorgeous tabby siblings were brought in by RSPCA Inspectors as their owners could no longer care for them.
They are almost 9 months old and AMBER is a light tabby whilst brother OREO is a very dark tabby  and they always curl up together, therefore we are hoping to re-home them together if at all possible.
Currently a little bewildered by their change in circumstances, they have nevertheless taken their flea and worming treatments quite happily and are now neutered, vaccinated and microchipped in readiness for their new home.
A very handsome pair, they have never lived with dogs but have lived with cats.
 
​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 within 10 days of the Advertising Date.
Please don't ring, text, email etc.
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Thank you.
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Daisy
Beautiful green-eyed Daisy is a lively and loving young lady, who came to us scared, pregnant and in poor condition.
 
4 months later, having had 5 gorgeous kittens, Daisy is now ready for her own adventure.  We think she is around 2 years old, she’s full of love and energy and has completely forgotten being afraid after living so long with her foster family. 
 
She loves to meet new people, and has endless curiosity.  She plays energetically with her toys and is desperate to explore and get outside.  She likes to sit near her foster family and demands attention.  She’s very warm-hearted – and is currently acting as big sister to a new family of abandoned kittens. 
 
Daisy is ready for a new start, and looking for her own 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 within 10 days of the Advertising Date.
Please don't ring, text, email etc.
​
Thank you.
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Tortie Girl
Our beautiful tortie girl was born in our care after mum came in heavily pregnant and she is now just 9 weeks old and ready to find her forever home.
She is a real livewire, always full of mischief but very loving.
She could live with another friendly cat but has not yet met dogs. and will be more suitable for any children to be over 5 years of age.


​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.
​
Thank you.

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Police attend attempted burglary last night
POLICE were called to Osborne Street last night following reports of an attempted burglary.
The officers were called at 7pm on September 16 after gaining reports that a group of men were attempting to break into a property.
A spokesperson for South Yorkshire Police said: “Police were deployed to the scene but no suspects were located and no damage had been done to the property.”
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Special recruit at Barnsley Hospital
BARNSLEY Hospital’s latest furry recruit paid her first visit this week.
Sabrina, the one-year-old Saint Bernard, is the hospital’s new therapy dog.
A spokesperson for the hospital said: “Our staff and volunteers were privileged to meet her and enjoyed lots of cuddles.
“We think you were amazing Sabrina and are delighted to welcome you to our pack.”
Sabrina is part of Therapy Dogs Nationwide.
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New Barnsley Markets cookbook released
A NEW cookbook celebrating the best of what Barnsley’s market has to offer has been released.
The book, named The Barnsley Larder, has been launched to coincide with the culmination of The Glass Works redevelopment.
It features 26 recipes and was released with help from Market Kitchen vendors who held cooking demonstrations in the market’s atrium.
Coun Tim Cheetham, cabinet spokesperson for regeneration and culture at Barnsley Council, said: “There are now...
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Thousands taking Covid tests every day
MORE than 40,000 rapid lateral flow coronavirus tests have been conducted so far this month.
As of September 15, there has been 604,494 lateral flow tests - where results are returned within an hour without the need of a lab - taken in Barnsley since the start of the pandemic.
Almost 14 per cent of all PCR tests - where swabs are sent to a lab - are also returning positive results.
...
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Man rescued from property fire
A MAN was rescued by firefighters from a burning building in Barnsley last night.
Fire crews from Dearne, Cudworth and Tankersley stations were called out to Doncaster Road, Barnsley, at 8.40pm.
When they arrived they found a fire in the bedroom, which is believed to have been started accidentally, and saved a man before extinguishing the blaze.
They left the scene at 9.50pm.
More than half of all fires recorded last...
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Reds hoping for second win of season
BARNSLEY will return to Oakwell tomorrow looking for their second win of the season.
The Reds take on Blackburn Rovers - who currently sit in eighth position - back at Oakwell for the first time since the international break.
Blackburn have lost just one game all season whereas the Reds have won just one - but after a feisty affair on Wednesday night which saw four red cards brandished, Markus Schopp’s side will...
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Proud of Barnsley finalists announced...
THE time has come to reveal our shortlist for the Proud of Barnsley Awards.
Nominations have been coming in thick-and-fast for the past year, from community groups to local heroes.
We have loved reading about everyone who has gone above and beyond for what they do and our team has had a tough job narrowing down all our nominations to reveal our finalists.
So, without further ado, here are are those finalists...
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No affordable homes in new developments
TWO large housing developments in one of Barnsley’s masterplan areas will not include any affordable homes – with the money to provide it instead being used to improve roads and build a new school.
A 115-home site, also set to house a convenience store, was given outline planning permission at Tuesday’s meeting of Barnsley’s planning board.
The plot, to the south of Lee Lane, Royston, forms phase two of the town’s masterplan framework...
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Laura's quest to tackle 'throw away' culture
A THRIFT shop owner from Penistone is stressing the importance of sustainable fashion after discovering the scale of the problem during the pandemic.
Laura Grosvenor, 45, who was born and raised in Penistone was made redundant from her job as a dental therapist because of the pandemic, and found a new passion in sustainable fashion.
She held a pop-up shop version of her permanent thrift store Thrift and Bits in Penistone Market Barn...
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Police clamp down on Smithies antisocial behaviour
POLICE officers carried out patrols on Smithies Bridge after residents reported people gathering and throwing items off the bridge.
Patrols have been carried out at the bridge, which sits on Smithies Lane, after groups were noted drinking alcohol, and smoking cannabis.
On Wednesday (September 15) officers found a small group at the site.
A spokesperson for Barnsley North Neighbourhood Policing Team said: “The group was searched, and all were advised about the...
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Booby board gains support
A CARE home’s eye-catchingly literal display to raise awareness of breast cancer is turning heads in Kexborough.
The display using bras as planters at the entrance to Kexborough House was thought up by team leader Jane Penvose, who said residents were eager to contribute to the quirky project.
As well as the garments, it also features shells painted pink.
“Each month, we try to support a local fundraiser, and this is in...
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Hotel 'bridging' home for refugees
A HOTEL has been chosen as ‘bridging accommodation’ for Afghan refugees coming into Barnsley by the Home Office.
Wentworth and Dearne MP John Healey confirmed that the Holiday Inn at Manvers, near Wath-upon-Dearne, is being used as temporary accommodation as part of the borough’s support strategy for Afghan families fleeing the Taliban.
While more than 2,000 refugees have been provided with permanent housing in more than 100 local authorities – including two known...
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College sites to host vaccine clinics for students
MORE than half of 16 and 17 year olds have had their Covid jab in just over a month - and two on-site vaccination clinics will now be based on Barnsley College sites during September.
Having teamed up with the college, the Barnsley NHS GP Covid-19 vaccination service will be open for students and staff on Monday at the Enrichment Theatre, and on September 27 at the Old Mill Lane site’s atrium.
Andrea...
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Feisty game ends in draw
BARNSLEY came away from Stoke with a hard-earned point yesterday in a feisty affair which saw the referee brandish four red cards.
The home side’s Sam Surridge opened the scoring in the 17th minute before Reds captain Cauley Woodrow scored a stunning free kick to level the scores.
That’s when the game turned sour as Sam Surridge won a penalty for Stoke through an apparent dive.
Reds keeper Brad Collins denied the...
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Globe Coaches to take over some Barnsley bus routes
A CHANGE to some bus services across the borough will come into effect this weekend.
From Saturday, Stagecoach Yorkshire will no longer run six services throughout Barnsley.
Globe Coaches will take over the running of the following services:
Service 7 – Barnsley – Hoyland
Services 23, 23a, and 24 – Barnsley – Stocksbridge
Service 401 – Millhouse Green – Penistone
Service 491 – Millhouse Green – Dunford Bridge
A spokesperson for Stagecoach...
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Bin collections rescheduled for today
A NUMBER of bin collections that were due to take place yesterday have been rescheduled for today.
Barnsley Council asked affected residents to leave their bins out until a collection can be made today.
The full list of collections can be found on the council's website.
A spokesperson for Barnsley Council said: “If we don't manage to complete a scheduled bin collection and the whole street's affected you don’t need to contact...
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Warning issued to potential renters
POLICE have issued a warning for people looking to rent a home in Barnsley following an increase in rental fraud.
South Yorkshire Police’s fraud co-ordination team have been receiving ‘higher than average’ numbers of reports about would-be-tenants being targeted by fraudsters.
Rental fraud occurs when people pay an up-front fee for a property when in reality that property either doesn’t exist, has already been rented out or has been rented to multiple victims...
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Search begins for town's best neighbour...
A COMPETITION has been launched to help find the UK’s best neighbour and Barnsley residents are urged to take part.
The Neighbour of the Year competition is a nationwide search launched by Co-op Insurance and the Neighbourhood Watch.
It was launched in 2017 and this year has a new category Community of the Year which aims to celebrate community groups who have supported others.
The other categories are Neighbour of the Year,...
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Reds hope to bounce back tonight
BARNSLEY head to Stoke City tonight as they aim to right the wrongs of Saturday’s away defeat.
The Reds didn’t have a shot on goal in the weekend’s game away at Bournemouth, leading boss Markus Schopp to urge his side to be ‘more clinical and creative’ in tonight’s game.
Midfielder Josh Benson won’t be travelling with the squad after a positive Covid test, and Ben Williams’ injury puts him on the long list...
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Kids wanted to take part in singing show
A POPULAR TV show which hopes to discover the next singing sensation is on the look out for children to take part in the next series.
The Voice Kids is looking for solo singers and duos to take part in the new series of the show which is shown on ITV.
The show is judged by McFly's Danny Jones, Will.i.am, Pixie Lott and Spice Girl's Mel C.
Applications are open to children...

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