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SOUTH Yorkshire Fire and Rescue have asked the public for help as another period of extreme heat is expected.
A spokesperson from the service said: "We are heading for another heatwave and we need your help.
"Leave the disposable BBQs at home. No campfires and absolutely no garden bonfires.
"Take your litter home with you. Dispose of cigarettes safely."
The upcoming heatwave comes after a major incident was declared in South Yorkshire during July, as...
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Man jailed for attempted robbery of supermarket
A MAN who left staff ‘shaken and in fear’ after he attempted to rob a supermarket has been jailed.
Steven Waters, 39, of Beauchamp Road, Kimberworth, entered the Costcutter supermarket in Church Street in Wath Upon Dearne at 9.55pm on May 1.
With his face covered he pointed the weapon at the shop assistant and began shouting, demanding they open the till and hand over the cash.
An employee chased Waters out...
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Firefighters tackle property fire in Royston
CREWS from Cudworth and Barnsley station were called to a blaze at a flat in Royston on Friday night.
One man went to hospital with smoke inhalation, with crews arriving at 10.35pm.
The fire is believed to have started accidentally.
Firefighters left the scene at 12.15am.
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New post office to serve Mapplewell
A TREND has been bucked in Mapplewell with the opening of a new post office.
The store’s new location is the Premier Store on Town Gate, not too far from the site of the previous branch on Spark Lane, and it is set to open Monday to Sunday 8am-10pm.
Coun Steve Hunt is happy to see the new store resume full-time, permanent service.
“When I put it out on social media last...
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More than a dozen officers dismissed by police
MORE than a dozen police officers have faced dismissal from South Yorkshire Police over the last five years, shock new figures show.
The figure is even higher when you take into account two recent instances – both relating to Barnsley police officers – in the last few months.
Former PC Liam Mills, 34, pleaded guilty to two counts of misconduct in a public office and a data protection offence at Sheffield Crown Court...
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Duo enjoy special day... at short notice
A MUM-OF-THREE with terminal cancer married on Friday after her prognosis worsened in recent months.
Lois Walker, 38, was joined by her three sons Cole, Ronnie and Ray and a small number of friends and family at the town hall where she wed partner Dale Wistow.
“The wedding was lovely, a really nice day. I went to my friend's house first to get ready so it was all organised. We didn’t want anyone...
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Liam's Legacy nominated for Proud of Barnsley award
A FACEBOOK page created to support people with mental health issues in memory of a friend who took his own life has been nominated for a Proud of Barnsley award.
The Liam Jones Legacy was set up in May 2018 after Liam Jones, 24, of Manor Crescent, Grimethorpe, took his own life despite having never displayed any signs of having mental health problems.
The group was the idea of family friend Laura Seres...
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Reds set to host Cheltenham at Oakwell
MICHAEL Duff will take charge of his first competitive game at Oakwell today - and it’s against his former club.
The Reds take on Cheltenham Town at home at 3pm, with the team looking to bounce back from an opening day defeat at Plymouth.
The last time the club were in League One they went unbeaten at home, and if the club are going to push for promotion they’ll need a similar effort...
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'Patsy Poop' making quite the impression
KEXBOROUGH House care home are back again with another creative way to raise awareness of cancer – in the form of ‘Patsy Poop’, a giant poo emoji.
Jane Penvose, team leader at the care home, has been busy working with residents to create the giant board since last Friday.
“We just keep following up from the ones we’ve done previously. The residents are doing their own versions as well, but of unicorns instead.”...
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Caring Isabella-Mai nominated for a Proud of Barnsley award
ISABELLA Mai Jones has loved books since the age of three and she now uses her love of reading to raise money to help children less fortunate than herself.
The seven-year-old Churchfield Primary pupil reads stories which are posted on her Facebook page Reading with Isabella Mai which has followers tuning in from as far away as Colorado and New Zealand.
Mum Cheryl McMullan, of Silverstone Avenue, Cudworth, said: "Isabella Mai had her...
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Still time to nominate unsung heroes for Proud of Barnsley
A DATE has been set for this year’s Proud of Barnsley awards and there’s still time to nominate unsung heroes who deserve their time in the limelight.
The categories for this year’s awards are: Hospital Hero, Children’s Champion, Charity of the Year, Young Superstar, Community Hero, Sporting Achievement, Community Group, School of the Year, Triumph Over Adversity, Exceptional Achievement, Carer of the Year, Charity Fundraiser, Volunteer of the Year, Love Where You Live, Green...

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Foodbank collection at Oakwell tomorrow
BARNSLEY FC will be collecting food donations at their game tomorrow against Cheltenham Town.
In partnership with Barnsley Foodbank, the club will host a collection at every Saturday game at Oakwell.
A spokesperson for the partnership said: “Our most needed items are tinned/packet potatoes, rice pudding, rice, tinned meat, tinned spaghetti hoops, tea and coffee.”
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Information sought after reported dog attack
A DOG owner was reportedly attacked by an ‘off-the-lead’ American Bully breed dog this morning.
South Yorkshire Police said: “We received a call at 7.30am on Thursday for reports of a dog being out of control on Genn Lane in Worsbrough.
“The owner of the dog is alleged to have been under the influence of drugs or alcohol and were unable to control the dog.
“Officers attended and enquiries are still ongoing...
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Tedic signs on loan from Manchester City
BARNSLEY have announced the loan signing of Serbian youth international Slobodan Tedic from Manchester City.
The 22-year-old forward most recently spent time in the Netherlands with PEC Zwolle, making 38 appearances in the top flight.
He will be on loan at Oakwell for the 2022/23 season.
Barnsley’s CEO Khaled El-Ahmad said: “We are pleased to welcome Slobodan to Oakwell.
“Everyone here at the club wishes him all the best during his...
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Crime prevention stall held today
A CRIME prevention stall will be held at Barnsley Hospital today.
Running from 12pm, it gives residents the opportunity to speak with their local police officers.
More information can be found on the Barnsley North Neighbourhood Policing Team’s Facebook page.
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Classic car show due to take place at Locke Park
A CLASSIC car show will be taking place in Locke Park later this month.
It’ll be held on Sunday, August 13, from midday until 5pm.
Royston Animal Welfare will also be presenting their fun dog show on the day.
Admission is free on the day whilst car parking costs £2 per vehicle.
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Moped deliberately set alight
A MOPED was deliberately set alight in Monk Bretton in the early hours of this morning.
Firefighters from Cudworth station arrived on Bentley Close, at 3.10am, to put out the fire.
They left the scene at 3.25am.
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Barnsley judo star wins gold at Commonwealth Games
BARNSLEY judo star Lachlan Moorhead has won gold in the Commonwealth Games - with other local stars set to compete later today.
The 21-year-old from Penistone won the medal in the 81kg men’s category.
Hollie Naughton, who is from Barnsley but represents Canada, is also guaranteed a medal.
The squash star stunned favourite Joelle King from New Zealand in the semi-final and will compete for gold today.
Cricketer Katherine Brunt helped...
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Residents invited to have their say on crime
BARNSLEY residents have been invited to have their say on crime and antisocial behaviour in the town.
Led by the Safer Barnsley Partnership board, the survey will help shape the ways in which the partnership tackle local issues.
Coun Wendy Cain, cabinet support member for public health and communities, said: “As we continue to work to make Barnsley a safer place for everyone, hearing from those who live in, work in, and visit...
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Age UK Barnsley urging elderly residents to apply for extra support
AGE UK Barnsley is urging all pensioners on a low income to put in a claim for Pension Credit.
Failing to put a claim in by the deadline would see residents missing out on £650 of extra help towards the cost of living.
A spokesperson added: “Older people have until Thursday August 18 to put in a claim for Pension Credit in order to qualify for the Government’s £650 cost-of-living payment.
“To...
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What Is An IVA and How It Could Help You
If you are in a mammoth financial crisis then the only best solution is IVA. The individual voluntary arrangement is a legal agreement between you and your creditor to pay back your debt within a specific period set by the court or competent authority. When you have the IVA, you can get peace of mind. Your creditors couldn’t tease you anymore. They can't even charge the interest on your debts.
Here in the following...
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Fourteen people died following positive Covid test
FOURTEEN residents died within 28 days of a positive Covid test in July.
More than 1,150 residents have died since the start of the pandemic within a month of testing positive for the virus.
Three people died on July 11, making it the deadliest day for the virus last month.
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Multi sensory experience opened up by council
BARNSLEY Council is encouraging residents to book onto a multi sensory experience which has been set up for children with autism and their families.
The SENsational session, which will take place at the Experience Barnsley Museum on Monday, is for children with autism, PMLD and learning disabilities.
Booking is free but essential, visit experience-barnsley.com for more information.
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Residents set to receive electoral register letter
RESIDENTS will receive a letter in the coming weeks to ensure their details on the electoral register are correct.
Forms were delivered earlier this week to houses in the borough whose details on the register may be incorrect.
If they are incorrect, respond to the form by going online or by calling the council’s electoral services.
From August 15, forms will be delivered to those households where the council believe details are...
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How are you celebrating Yorkshire Day?
TODAY is Yorkshire Day - how are you celebrating it?
Yorkshire Day is a yearly celebration on August 1 to promote our county.
Residents will be celebrating today in a number of ways and we’d love to hear about what you’re doing.
Let us know down in the comments.
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Bethany unused as England reach final
BETHANY England is likely to be on the bench for the European Championship final at Wembley on Sunday.
The Barnsley woman has been an unused substitute in all five of England’s matches so far, with a perfect winning record including a 4-0 beating of Sweden in Tuesday’s semi-final at Bramall Lane.
Earlier this month, England told the Chronicle: "It would be the best achievement of my career - to win a trophy with...
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Barnsley FC hope to give fans 'the result they want' tomorrow
MICHAEL Duff admits an away game at Plymouth Argyle is a ‘tough start’ to the season but has praised the roughly 800 Barnsley fans who are making the long journey for tomorrow’s fixture.
The 600-mile round trip will be the Reds’ longest of the League One season.
The Pilgrims collected 80 points last season but finished seventh, three points off the play-offs.
They began the final day in the top six but...
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Fundraiser for those affected in fires
A FUNDRAISING event in honour of those who were affected by last week’s fires will be held at Barnsley Trades Club next month.
On the hottest day of the year, four homes were completely burnt to the ground – and another two were partially destroyed – on Woodland Drive in Kingstone.
The cause of the fire has been deemed to be accidental, starting in a garden shed and was of electrical origin.
...
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Takeaway buffet for big day
A TRADITIONAL buffet might be the norm for most brides on their wedding day – but one Hoyland couple certainly went away from the norm.
From ham sandwiches and pork pies, to a roast dinner and trimmings, the meal at weddings can often be the best part – but Sarah and Tim Wood wanted to do something a little different at their big day.
The 30 and 31-year-old, both from Hoyland, decided there...
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Summer skateboarding lessons for youngsters
YOUNG skateboarding and rollerskating enthusiasts are being encouraged to get involved in free lessons at a Worsbrough skate park.
Running every Wednesday 5.30pm to 7pm, and set up by charitable organisations Youth Association and LS-TEN, the lessons will take place at Ward Green Skate Park and are open to 11 to 18 year olds.
Faye Dolan, lead youth worker for Youth Association’s Barnsley projects, said: “We currently do our work in four out...
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Deliberate blaze tackled in Stairfoot
WOOD chippings were deliberately set alight in Stairfoot last Thursday.
Firefighters from Cudworth station were called to Bleachcroft Way, at 9.20pm, to extinguish the blaze.
They left the scene at 9.55pm.

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