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BARNSLEY’S only Conservative MP Miriam Cates has been cleared of breaching lockdown rules by the Parliamentary standards watchdog.
Mrs Cates, who represents the Penistone and Stocksbridge constituency, was accused of attending a birthday drinks event during lockdown on December 8, 2020.
Complaints were made against Mrs Cates and deputy speaker Dame Eleanor Lang - as well as Tory backbenchers Sir Bernard Jenkin and Virginia Crosbie.
However, in a report by the Parliamentary standards commissioner Daniel...
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Playful pair seeking new home
MEET Duncan and Malcolm – they’re looking for a new home where they can stay together.
They are both Cairn Terrier crosses and it’s thought that Duncan, who is three years old, may be nine-month-old Malcolm’s Dad.
The pair are currently at Cliffe Kennels and are two delightfully happy and playful boys who will need to stay together.
Duncan loves people and other dogs and walks well on his lead but doesn't...
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Hundreds wish May a happy birthday
MAY Barton received 787 birthday cards from around the world to mark her 102nd birthday.
The lifelong Barnsley resident, who now lives at The Firs in Dodworth, celebrated her special birthday last Sunday with a party.
Earlier this year, staff began an appeal to get birthday cards sent to May as they worked to make this momentous day extra special.
On Wednesday, residents and staff gathered together at the home’s coffee morning...
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People urged to get checked out in Bowel Cancer Awareness Month
PEOPLE who suspect they may be experiencing symptoms of bowel cancer have been urged to get checked out.
Stephanie Peacock, who represents Barnsley East, spoke out for Bowel Cancer Awareness Month.
The earlier bowel cancer is spotted, the more likely survival is as when it is caught in its early stages, nine out of ten patients survive the illness.
However, the MP said too many people do not test soon enough, or...
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Glass Works dental practice gets go-ahead
A NEW private dentistry service is set to make its way to the Glass Works after Barnsley Council’s planning department approved plans earlier this month – and no objections were made by the public.
The practice will be added at a vacant unit in the Glass Works, adjacent to The Fragrance Shop and next to both Next and Flannels.
A report states: “This planning statement is produced to support a request for the...
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New play ready for lift off
A NEW play by the Trinity Players is reaching for the stars.
Fly Me To The Moon is a new comedy looking at people’s fear of flying and is set to take-off on April 24.
It is one of 70-plus plays penned by John Godber, a former drama student at Bretton Hall College now recognised as the third most-performed UK playwright after William Shakespeare and Alan Ayckbourn.
Director Helen Watson said: “John...
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Speak up on safeguarding
BARNSLEY Council has launched a new campaign aimed at encouraging residents to speak up on safeguarding.
Locals are being asked to speak to a member of the council’s team if you think someone’s being mistreated, neglected, harmed or is struggling with hoarding.
Anyone can raise a safeguarding concern, whether it’s about yourself, a loved one, a friend, a neighbour or someone you work with.
Wendy Lowder, executive director for place health and...
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Council accepts £420k funding for Dutch-style roundabout scheme
BARNSLEY Council bosses will next week accept £420,000 in funding to investigate a proposed scheme at Town End roundabout.
The ‘Dutch-style’ roundabout plans were first mooted in Barnsley back in 2021 but there was no exact location for the scheme until February.
If the plans are taken further, drivers must give way to bicycles when entering and exiting the roundabout at the red cycle lane that circles the junction.
All entry and...
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Koyo steps up security after 'severe damage'
A DODWORTH firm who were the subject of a ‘traveller invasion’ last month have stepped up their security measures.
Officers were called to the Koyo Bearings’ premises in the early hours of March 17 following reports of a burglary.
Upon arrival, the police found a large group of travellers on the site and moved them on – though it has been confirmed they caused ‘severe damage’ to the site after attempting to cut...
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Ellie's £7k boost for children's cancer charity
A BARNSLEY College apprentice has been praised after raising more than £7,000 for a charity which supports children with cancer.
Ellie Sawyer, from the college, held a charity auction night on March 16.
The night had two comedians, performances, a raffle, and an auction.
Ellie organised and ran the event, making it a huge success, and raising a total of £7,131 for the charity PACT (Parents Association of Children with Tumours and...
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Founding band member jailed for historic child sex abuse
A HEAVY metal musician has been jailed for historic child sexual offences which took place when his victim was just six years old.
Stephen Dawson, also known as Steve, was a founding member of Barnsley 1970s’ heavy metal band Saxon.
He was sentenced yesterday at Sheffield Crown Court for four counts of indecent assault of a child under the age of 14.
The abuse took place in the early 1990s when the...

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Rue Pip and Ozzie

Rue (female black), Pip and Ozzie (male, black and whites) - 8 weeks old
These babies came from a group of cats and kittens living together in a house - we're not sure if they're brothers and sister, or cousins - but they love each other.
They're typical happy kittens - lots of bouncing and fun, cuddles and purring.
They are available from next week (around 19 April) when they are 9 weeks old, and have had their pre-adoption vet check.  
Watch them enjoying their close-ups here:  https://youtu.be/Xkac5F0yQk4

lease 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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Are you looking to add a sweet and loving companion to your home? Meet Susie, a beautiful senior cat in search of her forever family.

Susie is 14 years young, she’s in good health (recently vet-checked) and has been well cared for and loved. 

Susie is a happy cat, she likes to talk at meal times and watch the world from a windowsill.  She’s a little quiet at first and will need time to adapt to a new home, but she is friendly, enjoys treats and chin scratches and toys.

Susie would thrive in a calm and quiet environment where she can enjoy plenty of love and space when she needs it, and lots of attention when she wants it. 

Susie’s previous owners were sadly unable to care for her anymore, so we’re hoping to find a new loving home where she can be cherished through her golden years.

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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Adorable little Max is about 11 weeks old, he's a chunky kitten who loves his food.

Max came from a busy house full of cats and kittens - he's sweet and lots of fun to play with, and what he really needs is a home with experienced adopters who have to time to continue to teach him to love being with people and having cuddles.  He would be best in a home without young children, and he can live with adult cats.



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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What's Your Move campaign heads for Oakwell
A WHAT’S Your Move takeover is coming to Oakwell tomorrow for Barnsley's home game against Reading to promote physical activity and its benefits.
Working in partnership with the Barnsley FC Community Trust, the What's Your Move campaign started in 2020 and aims to get people in Barnsley more physically active so they move more, live well and feel better.
Reds players will wear t-shirts promoting What's Your Move during their warm-up, while the...
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Accountant who stole over £27k is sentenced
A WOMAN who stole thousands of pounds whilst working as an accountant in Barnsley has been handed a suspended prison sentence.
Joanne Sagar, 44, from Knottingley, stole £27,350 over 18 months whilst working at solicitors Howard and Co.
The thefts took place between December 2019 and January 2021 while Sagar was employed at the company.
Sagar was responsible for matters such as payroll at the company and was one of only two...
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Campaign offering free football camp places
BARNSLEY FC have featured on the world’s longest football scarf to kick-start a new campaign which will offer free summer football camp places to kids in the town.
Kellogg’s is giving away 30,000 free places for summer camps, supporting parents in keeping their kids active and entertained across the nation during the school summer holidays.
To start the campaign, a 100-metre-long scarf has been unveiled, representing the involvement of the English Football League...
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Award-winning Robert takes on latest challenge
AN award-winning fundraiser is set to take on his latest challenge alongside his daughter and colleagues.
Swimming instructor Robert Blackburn has raised thousands for charity over the years and was awarded a Proud of Barnsley award last year in recognition of his efforts.
Robert is preparing to take the plunge at Derwent Water in the Lake District alongside his daughter, Isabelle, and co-workers Nicole Perry, Emily Gamble, Maddie Barker and his friend, Steve...
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Pledges to help flood-hit football club
A LOCAL MP is supporting a local football club which has been blighted by flooding issues.
Stephanie Peacock has vowed to help Wombwell Main FC who have played less than a handful of times at home this season due to their pitch being waterlogged.
Manager Terry Simon has said the club are unsure if they’ll be able to complete their season due to the struggles they’re facing.
He also anticipated it would...
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Two in court as council cracks down on non-compliant businesses
A TAXI driver has had his license revoked and a trader has been fined for selling unsafe food as part of a council crackdown.
The council has said that its teams are cracking down on businesses that are breaching their responsibilities as highlighted in the two recent court cases.
A council spokesperson said: “The teams within our regulatory and licensing services are sending out a clear message that action will be taken against...
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Town Hall turns blue to mark Parkinson's Day
THE town hall will be illuminated in blue tonight to mark World Parkinson’s Day – with the Barnsley and District Parkinson's Group encouraging people to get involved to support the cause.
This year Parkinson's UK is encouraging everyone to Make It Blue to highlight the fastest growing neurological condition in the world.
Barnsley Parkinson's group will be holding an awareness day tomorrow in front of the Alhambra centre and today it is holding...
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Young bowlers on a roll to help charity
BARNSLEY Youth Bowling Club are striking out to raise funds for a local charity by taking on a 12-hour non-stop bowling event.
Barnsley YBC are looking to raise as much money as possible for Barnsley Hospice and their main fundraising event is taking place on Sunday May 12 at Barnsley Bowl from 9.30am until 9.30pm.
Some of the Barnsley YBC juniors who have volunteered will be holding a 12-hour non-stop bowling event, and...
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Appeal for patience as road scheme picks up pace
BARNSLEY Council bosses have asked drivers for patience with delays expected over the next ten weeks whilst one of the main routes into the town centre drops to two lanes.
Work on the Old Mill Lane widening scheme has picked up pace and this will include a new bus lane, cycle paths, the relocation of a bus shelter, the removal of Asda’s recycling centre and Kaye Pepper’s memorial, who died on July 13, 1996....
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Council vows to continue crackdown on fly tipping 'blight'
BARNSLEY Council bosses have vowed to crackdown on fly tipping across the borough after figures revealed offences have consistently decreased over the last three years.
Statistics from DEFRA have shown that fly tipping offences have shown a consistent decrease over the last three years after peaking during the pandemic.
The council has said they will continue to tackle environmental crimes that ‘blight’ the borough.
This includes proactive patrol officers, with three alone...
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Broadband boost for ‘hard-to-reach’ areas
A NEW multi-million pound deal will mean better broadband for thousands of homes across the borough.
Project Gigabit is the government’s programme to connect areas which, without intervention, would miss out on fast and reliable, gigabit-capable broadband.
It means households will no longer have to struggle with limited bandwidth and businesses will be able to improve their productivity, no matter where they are.
The new £104m deal will fund the roll-out of...
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Barnsley gets a Great Spring Clean
OVER 17 tonnes of waste was cleaned up from parks, green spaces and streets in Barnsley during the Great British Spring Clean last month.
Volunteers, neighbourhoods team, council staff and residents teamed up to clean up the borough during the initiative with over 480 bags of litter collected by those taking part in litter picks across the area.
And over the course of the neighbourhoods team’s action, 17.2 tonnes of rubbish was collected...
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Don't fall victim to ticket fraud
SOUTH Yorkshire Police’ fraud team are warning people who are buying tickets for gigs, festivals, football matches and more to look out for the tell-tale signs of ticket fraud.
When you miss out on tickets for an event you desperately wanted to go to, it can be tempting to turn to social media, online marketplaces or fan forums to ensure you don’t miss out.
Unfortunately, police say that some people who venture down...
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Affordable housing scheme announced for Wombwell
A HOUSING association has announced that it is bringing 61 new affordable homes to Wombwell.
WDH has said that the properties will be available for shared ownership and affordable rent.
Pearson Croft is a collection of two, three and four-bedroom homes on Hough Lane, built by Hoober Urban Partnerships.
This is made possible by grant funding from WDH’s strategic partnership with the Government’s housing and regeneration agency, Homes England.
Shared ownership...
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Solar farm application set to be submitted in coming months
PLANS to create a solar farm the size of more than 160 football pitches in Grimethorpe are ‘still very much active’, according to the developers behind the scheme.
The sprawling site off Engine Lane, Grimethorpe will eventually generate enough power for the national grid to supply almost 23,000 homes.
Enviromena, the clean energy solutions company behind the plans, says the solar farm will be created on three parcels of agricultural land.
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Call for streaming platforms to use age ratings
PENISTONE and Stocksbridge MP Miriam Cates is continuing to campaign for tougher age ratings for cinema and television releases.
Mrs Cates attended the launch of the BBFC’s new film classification guidelines to hear about the work they’re doing to keep audiences informed and protected.
She has called for tougher measures to be introduced to ‘protect’ children and youngsters from the material they are watching online.
She said: “The BBFC is a fantastic...
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Five standing in Mayor election
FIVE candidates will be standing for South Yorkshire Mayor election on May 2 which will run alongside this year’s local election.
In South Yorkshire the functions of the mayor and those of the elected Police and Crime Commissioner are being brought together into the single role of Mayor of South Yorkshire.
As a result, the term of the current elected Mayor of South Yorkshire has been shortened by two years, bringing the election...
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Full list of local election candidates
A LIST of candidates standing at the local elections in all 21 of the council wards on May 2 has been released.
A full list of the polling stations is available on the Barnsley Council website.
The count will take place at the Barnsley Metrodome on Friday May 3.
Below is the list of candidates up for election across all the borough’s wards next
Catherine Teresa Rogerson – Liberal...
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Surgery rated by CQC inspectors
A GOLDTHORPE surgery has been rated as ‘good’ by inspectors from the Care Quality Commission.
Lakeside Surgery, based on Goldthorpe Green, was visited by inspectors in February – with the results released to the public last week.
Every sector of the service was rated as ‘good’.
The report states: “Overall, the practice is rated as good and the key question responsive continues to be rated as providing a good service.
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New initiative focusing on making sports accessible
A NEW non-profit organisation is hoping to make sports more accessible to youngsters with visual impairments after parents found few activities little support available in the area.
Focus4Vision began two years ago when a group of partially sighted parents decided to come together to share support and advice with one another.
Over that time the organisation has grown substantially, converting into a non-profit in February and offering a wide variety of sporting sessions...

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