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BUS strikes in Barnsley have now formally ended after Stagecoach drivers agreed to a ‘huge’ 10.7 per cent pay increase.
Unite, the union which has been working alongside the drivers, announced last week the bus strikes would be suspended - after talks were held with arbitration service ACAS - until a vote on the new conditions had commenced.
The results of the vote were announced on Friday after drivers ‘overwhelmingly’ voted to accept...
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Police appeal for information about missing teen
POLICE in Barnsley are asking for your help to find a missing teenager.
Maurice, 15, was last seen on Hastings Street in Grimethorpe at around 12pm on January 11.
The teenager has not been seen since and police are becoming more concerned for his welfare.
A spokesperson added: “He is described as white, 5ft 7 ins tall with short light brown hair.
“He is believed to be wearing grey joggers, a...
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Crews tackle Wombwell blaze for more than five hours
FIVE fire crews tackled a blaze on Wombwell High Street for more than five hours on Saturday.
Around 25 firefighters from Barnsley, Cudworth, Central and Dearne stations were called to tackle the blaze at 4.45pm.
The road was closed whilst the crews put out the fire and it’s believed the blaze was started deliberately.
The crews left the scene at 10.10pm.
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Reds chief executive Q&A to take place tomorrow
TODAY is the last day for Barnsley fans to submit their questions to chief executive officer Khaled El-Ahmad.
The CEO, who arrived at the club in the summer, will be holding another Q and A session where he answers supporters’ questions over Zoom tomorrow.
Questions must be submitted today and sent to media@barnsleyfc.co.uk.
A club spokesperson added: “Once completed, the Q and A will be shared on barnsleyfc.co.uk, iFollow Barnsley and social...
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Reds academy players leaves on loan
A BARNSLEY academy player made the switch to League One outfit AFC Wimbledon on loan over the weekend.
Tomas Kalinauskas will play with the Dons, who are currently 20th in League One, until the end of the season.
The Lithuania u21 international has played nine times for Martin Devaney’s side so far this season and can play anywhere along the front line.
A Barnsley FC spokesperson added: “Everyone at Oakwell would like...
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Barnsley's new bin schedule released
BARNSLEY Council has released this year’s bin calendar online.
The calendar provides details of bin schedules from this month until next January, including new changes to the Christmas and new year service.
It’s available online on the Barnsley Council website, and those who don’t have access to a computer are encouraged to seek help from friends, family and neighbours.
Barnsley’s libraries are open for residents to view the schedule - though this...
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Covid infection rate almost triple previous peaks in Barnsley
BARNSLEY’S coronavirus infection rate is at almost triple previous peaks, according to the town’s director of public health.
The town’s infection rate is 2,580.6 per 100,000 residents - as of this morning - and other rates are also on the rise.
There are currently 79 patients in Barnsley Hospital with the virus, two of which are on ventilation beds.
More than 16,000 people took a PCR test - where a swab has...
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Worsbrough Dale hotspot for deliberate fires this week
FIREFIGHTERS were called to the same street in Worsbrough Dale three times this week after numerous wheelie bins were deliberately set alight.
A crew from Barnsley station were called to Monkspring at 7.05pm last night before extinguishing the blaze.
Firefighters from Cudworth station arrived at the scene at 7.15pm on Tuesday night for the same issue.
On Monday night, four wheelie bins were set alight on the road at 7.45pm - the...
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'No need for kids to have vaccine' - MP
A BARNSLEY MP has called for a review on the vaccination of children – for whom the Covid risk is ‘almost zero’ – in light of new information.
Miriam Cates, the Conservative MP for Penistone and Stocksbridge, has long been campaigning against coronavirus restrictions – such as face masks and weekly testing – on children.
She is now asking the JCVI – the Joint Committee on Vaccination and Immunisation – to review the...
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Jim is halfway through his monster coastal mission
A PENISTONE man has completed more than half of his 7,500-mile journey around the UK coastline and enjoyed a drink with a fellow coastwalker at the weekend.
Jim Morton, 61, has walked more than 4,260 miles over the last 278 days in an effort to fulfil his lifelong ambition and to raise money for the Gurkha Welfare Trust, having raised almost £9,000 for the charity so far.
Jim met Chris Howard, a dad-of-three...
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CQC enquiries made following allegations against Hoyland care home
ALLEGATIONS that a care home company was forcing staff to work despite being Covid-positive have led to enquiries being made by the Care Quality Commission.
The Crossroad Group, which runs Royal Court and Hoyland Hall care homes in Hoyland, said it had received ‘defamatory’ communication from someone purporting to have worked for the former.
It said whenever concerns were raised, the Care Quality Commission (CQC) had been contacted and was ‘fully satisfied’ with...

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Chrissie and Lorna F 4 months

Chrissie (tabby) and Lorna (tortie)  were found outside and alone in December and are approx 4 months old.

Chrissie quickly adjusted to the home life but Lorna has been very scared from the moment she arrived and is still quite nervous but will now happily sit on her fosterers knee and purr away - but this has taken time and patience.

They love to play with toys and cardboard boxes, and are a joy to have around.

Both are flea and worm treated and have been spayed and are about to have their final vaccination, and are then free to find their new forever home.

Despite being so scared neither kitten has ever been aggressive - we have never seen claws or teeth, though Lorna may still offer a half-hearted hiss to strangers!!

 

Whoever adopts these two gorgeous girls must realise that Lorna will take time to adjust to a new home and family so will need someone who is around for much of the day - a cat experienced person who understands the need to take things slowly.

They should be the only pets in the home and with only older children and adults.

Chrissie and Lorna have had a bad start to their young lives and have been let down by humans,  but we have promised them that the good times are just round the corner.

Applicants need to:

Be within 1 hour's drive of Barnsley.
Apply via the online Perfect Match Form

PLEASE NOTE:
These cats need to go to their new homes now, and cannot be 'saved' for a later date.

 

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.

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Cooper M 2 yrs approx

Our beautiful tabby boy Cooper was brought in by RSPCA Inspectors after a caring member of the public reported him as limping badly - which vets found was due to a cat-bite abscess which is now fully better.

He has obviously been owned but sadly Cooper had no microchip and vets estimate that he is approx 2 years old.

He is now neutered, vaccinated and microchipped and ready to find his forever home.

​Coopers' fosterer says that he was quite wary at first but now loves a fuss and really loves his food.

He has been "eating for England" since he arrived so has put on quite a few pounds and is now a big boy!!

It appears that Cooper has been surviving on his wits for quite a while. Having been living on the streets he does not like dogs and indeed we would like him to be the  only pet in the household as he deserves to have a family all to himself.

​Any children should be teenagers and above in the household please -  as any prospective owners need to realise that he has been let down by humans in the past and needs to trust again.

This means that he will take time to settle and needs to be given the time and space to do this in his own time.

​He has had a rough start to his young life but those stunning emerald green eyes tell us that he would love his very own family.

Applicants need to:

Be within 1 hour's drive of Barnsley.
Apply via the online Perfect Match Form

PLEASE NOTE:
These cats need to go to their new homes now, and cannot be 'saved' for a later date.

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.

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Hunt for scrappy goes on after almost month-long search
HUNDREDS of volunteers – searching on quad bikes, horseback and with drones – have been on the hunt for a missing dog in Langsett for the last three weeks.
On December 18, 14-year-old springer spaniel Scrappy went missing while on a walk at Langsett Reservoir with his owner Ian Cousins.
Three weeks have passed and hundreds of volunteers have searched for Scrappy through a variety of means to no avail – though it’s...
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Pork pie auction raises more than £100 for hospice
A GROUP of grannies looking to raise £1,000 for Barnsley Hospice were thrilled to get closer to their target after an auction of pork pies brought in £120.
The group get together every Thursday at the Heaven and Ale pub on Agnes Road in the town centre from 1pm as part of a social afternoon.
Judith Holling, 75, of Dodworth, has worked as a volunteer for the hospice for more than two years...
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Fundraiser tonight for hospital's children ward
A MONK Bretton coffee shop will host a fundraiser tonight in support of Barnsley’s bugler Paul Goose.
Maggie’s Coffee Shop, on Tennyson Road, regularly holds fundraisers for local charities and groups and is run by Maggie Wood.
This month’s fundraiser, which will take place tonight from 7pm until 8pm, is for Cudworth man Paul Goose who is raising money for the hospital’s children ward in honour of those who have lost their lives...
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Grant still available for Barnsley residents
THERE’S still time for Barnsley residents to apply for a winter support grant.
The household support grant is available for eligible households to buy food, pay essential bills, and meet other essential living or housing costs over the winter months.
Households that receive council tax support will be eligible to apply for the grant.
Vouchers will be issues to help with food and essentials, and financial support will be provided to help...
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Shorter isolation times revealed
THE self-isolation period for residents who test positive for Covid is set to be cut.
People will be able to leave their isolation five full days - or on day six - after receiving a positive result or experiencing Covid symptoms, providing they have negative LFTs on days five and six.
These changes will come into effect from Monday.
Health secretary Sajid Javid said: “After reviewing all of the evidence, we’ve made...
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Reds yet to play 2022 league game due to Covid
BARNSLEY were due to play Blackpool later today before their third league game of 2022 was postponed due to Covid.
The Reds are yet to play in the Championship this year after both the Stoke City and Blackpool games were called off due to coronavirus cases in the Barnsley squad.
The Nottingham Forest fixture was also called off at the start of the new year - though that was due to Covid cases...
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School trips back on at Barnsley Museums
SCHOOL trips are now back at Barnsley Museums after in-person workshops were put on hold due to Covid.
The team at Barnsley Museums are now welcoming back pupils to its five attractions - Experience Barnsley, Cooper Gallery, Cannon Hall Museum, Worsbrough Mill and Elsecar Heritage Centre.
As well as on-site visits, outreach sessions and loan boxes are also offered.
Covid-secure measures are in place across all sites.
Coun Tim Cheetham, cabinet...
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Hospice campaign raises more than £2,000
MORE than £2,000 has been raised for Barnsley Hospice through its annual ‘Treecycle’ campaign.
Volunteers collected more than 200 trees on Sunday as part of the campaign which raised £2,359.
The donations will be used to support the specialist palliative care the hospice provides.
The campaign is designed to remove the stress of disposing of the Christmas tree, whilst raising money for a local cause.
A Barnsley Hospice spokesperson said: “Our...
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Barnsley among most naturally unhappy
BARNSLEY is one of the most naturally unhappy places in the UK, a new study has shown.
The data-led study by Beds Divians analysed more than 425 weather stations to find which area is scientifically the happiest.
Based on the total number of sunlight hours the area has over the winter period, the study shows Barnsley is the second-most naturally unhappy place in the United Kingdom.
It has 110 hours of winter...
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Reds hoping for successive wins as they play Blackpool
BARNSLEY will take on Blackpool on Saturday in hopes of building on their FA Cup win.
The Reds beat Barrow 5-4 in last week’s third round of the cup - only their third win of the season.
They face Blackpool at Oakwell at 3pm, and a win will see them move closer to fourth-bottom.
However the Reds have only won twice in the league all season and sit second-bottom, eight points from...
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Domestic abuse survey begins
BARNSLEY Council is seeking the views and experiences of domestic abuse and its services in the town.
The survey is part of an ongoing assessment of Barnsley’s domestic abuse services.
More information and a link to complete the survey can be found here.
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Man in Wath crash formally named
A MAN who died following a collision in Wath-upon-Dearne has been formally named.
Bradley Hardy, 28, was riding his motorbike on Manvers Way when he was in a collision with a red Ford Fiesta, at around 11.20pm on Sunday.
Bradley was taken to hospital with serious injuries, but he later died.
The driver of the Fiesta, an 18-year-old man, was arrested on suspicion of driving under the influence of drugs and has...
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Police appeal for missing Barnsley man
POLICE are appealing for information to help find a missing Barnsley man.
Mark, 30, was last seen at 6.30am on Wednesday in the Goldthorpe area.
A police spokesperson added: “He is described as white, 5ft 11ins tall and of a slim to stocky build.
“He has very short black hair and possibly a short beard.
“When last seen he was wearing a grey long McKenzie coat with a fur hood.
...
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Dodworth gyratory set to open today
A MAJOR gyratory scheme on the outskirts of the town centre is expected to be in use today.
The one-way scheme at Dodworth, on the former Penny Pie Park, has seen several alterations to road layouts ahead of the scheme’s full completion in March.
Work has gone on through several nights this week on Pogmoor Road, which has been closed from the railway bridge up to Garden Court.
The road will now...
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More people taking PCR tests than ever before in Barnsley
ALMOST half of all Barnsley residents taking a PCR test are receiving a positive result.
More than 15,000 people took the test, which requires a swab being taken to the lab, in the seven-day period ending January 4 - the latest figures available.
These figures show that more people are taking a PCR test than ever before.
A total of 46.3 per cent of those received a positive result - the highest...
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Stagecoach bus services restart in Barnsley
STAGECOACH buses were back on Barnsley’s roads today for the first time since the strike was suspended.
A meeting was held on Monday between Stagecoach bosses, arbitration service ACAS and Unite the union.
An agreement was reached during the talks and the strike, which started on January 1, was suspended until a vote is taken by workers.
The results of this vote are expected to be completed by next week.
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Train cancellations for Barnsley passengers
TRAIN services running through Barnsley and Huddersfield have been cancelled or delayed for up to an hour.
National Rail confirmed the cancellations were due to a fault with signalling between the two stations.
Disruption is expected until 1pm.
More information can be found on the Northern Rail social media page.
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Police appeal after fatal Wath crash
A MOTORCYCLIST has died following a fatal road traffic collision in Wath-upon-Dearne on Sunday.
South Yorkshire Police are now asking for witnesses and dash cam footage of the accident which occurred at 11.20pm on Manvers Way, at the junction of Cawood Drive.
It’s reported that a red Ford Fiesta, which turned onto Manvers Way, and a Honda motorbike were in a collision.
A police spokesperson added: “The motorcyclist - a man aged...
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Barnsley man arrested on suspicion of burglary
A BARNSLEY man was arrested on Tuesday night on suspicion of burglary at two businesses.
The 29-year-old man was arrested by response officers from Barnsley West’s neighbourhood policing team.
The two burglaries were at Barnsley Municipal Funerals in Kendray, and at Snell and Robins furniture shop on Doncaster Road.
The man remains in custody while enquires continue.
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Reds fixture chosen for Sky coverage
BARNSLEY’S home game against QPR next month has been selected for Sky Sports coverage.
The game at Oakwell will now take place on Saturday, February 12, at 8pm.
The last time the Reds played QPR was earlier this season and that game was also on Sky Sports.
Barnsley raced into a 2-0 lead but two late goals from the home side turned the game on its head and the match finished 2-2.

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