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Crime prevention stall to be held next week
A CRIME prevention stall will be held at a Barnsley supermarket on Tuesday.
PSCO Robinson and Ford will be at Asda on Old Mill Lane, from 10am.
A spokesperson for the force added: “This is an opportunity for members of the public to come and speak with their local officers in relation to any issues they feel warrant police attention.
“Free crime prevention merchandise such as, Smartwater, LED torches and purse bells...
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Barnsley vs QPR kick-off time changed
BARNSLEY’S home match against QPR has changed kick-off time once again.
The fixture was moved to 8pm on February 12, and was due to be televised live on Sky Sports.
However the game has now reverted to its original 3pm kick off time.
The match will no longer be televised.
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Almost 85 per cent had at least one dose of vaccine
MORE than 10,000 people have had a Covid vaccine so far in January.
The majority of the jabs received have been third or booster doses with 8,467 administered this month - almost 60 per cent of residents are now triple jabbed.
More than 2,000 had their second dose, meaning more than 78 per cent are now double-jabbed, and just over a 1,000 had their first dose of the vaccine.
Almost 85 per...
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Local charity on hunt for new volunteers
CITIZENS Advice Barnsley is on the lookout for volunteers to deliver support to local residents.
The charity has launched a January appeal for new recruits who will be able to offer up their time to help people struggling with housing, benefits, employment and other issues.
Last year the charity supported more than 3,600 people in the Barnsley area – but they say they’re only able to do this due to its ‘strong team’...
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Reds hoping move off bottom of Championship
BARNSLEY are set to play their first league game of 2022 tomorrow afternoon away at Birmingham City.
The last time the Reds played in the league was a 2-1 away defeat to high-flying Blackburn Rovers last month.
Games against Nottingham Forest, Stoke and Blackpool have all been postponed due to Covid cases in the camp but tomorrow, despite the Reds having just 14 first team players available in training this week, the game...
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Firefighters called to numerous deliberate blazes
FIREFIGHTERS from across the borough were called to a number of fires this week - as well as a road traffic collision where crews had to extricate a trapped person.
On Tuesday morning, two crews from Barnsley and Tankersley stations were called out to the collision on Park Road in Worsbrough.
Two cars were involved in the incident and one person was trapped - crews pulled the casualty out and left them in...
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'Development will make issues worse' - local councillor
PLANS to build 215 homes a stone’s throw away from the M1 will only exacerbate already large issues in Dodworth, according to a local councillor.
The application, which was submitted earlier this week, is for up to 215 homes to be built north of Keresforth Road – just a five-minute drive from the town’s new one-way road gyratory at Penny Pie Park.
In 2018, Persimmon Homes submitted a full planning application for 146...
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Indie rockers are planning final set
A DEARNE indie rock band have called it a day on their 11-year career.
Huulen – formerly named Starkins – started performing more than a decade ago as a group of teenagers, the youngest of whom was then 14-year-old drummer Joe Elliss.
“It will be strange for us because of course 11 years is a long time, and I was only 16 or 17 when we started things up,” lead singer Andy Daniels...
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Teen caused 'irreparable' damage at Monk Bretton park
A TEENAGER had to be cut out of a children’s swing by firefighters at a Monk Bretton park last month – causing ‘irreparable damage’ to the swing which would cost the council about £600 to replace.
An 18-year-old woman got herself stuck in the swing on December 13, which is now set to be replaced with a general £125 cradle swing instead of the double-ended ‘tango’ swing which costs four times more.
The...
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Barnsley Council seeking views on Cudworth plan
A SURVEY has opened for residents and business owners from Cudworth on investment plans for the area.
Barnsley Council is encouraging people to take part in the consultation and show what they’d like to see included in the plan.
A spokesperson added: “Barnsley Council is developing an exciting, innovative Town Investment Plan for Cudworth in partnership with a range of different organisations, including private, public, voluntary and community services.
“This plan will...
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Stunning oil painting on show at Cooper Gallery
A ‘STUNNING’ oil painting is now on display at the Cooper Gallery.
The artwork, by John Atkinson Grimshaw, has been allocated by the government to the fine art collection at the town centre gallery.
‘A Carter Passing a Mansion at Dusk’ was chosen to head to the gallery due to the strength of the ‘already-outstanding’ collection of 19th century British artworks and landscapes.
Coun Tim Cheetham, cabinet spokesperson for place, said: “We...
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Three 'UFO sightings' in Barnsley last year
ALMOST half of all reported UFO sightings in South Yorkshire last year were in Barnsley.
Ash Ellis, 34, from Manchester, runs the biggest database of current-day UFO sightings reported in the UK – and last year eight were reported in South Yorkshire.
Three of those reports were made in Barnsley, two of which occurred just last month.
It’s reported that on June 12, a ‘silver sausage-shaped object approximately 600 feet long began...
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Bank End antisocial behaviour 'putting lives at risk'
A WORSBROUGH councillor has requested help from a local youth support service after ongoing antisocial behaviour issues saw three illegal fires set in as many nights on Bank End playing field.
Coun Jake Lodge expressed his ‘extreme disappointment’ at the antisocial behaviour currently blighting Bank End, which he says could potentially put residents’ lives at risk.
He has reached out to the council’s Wombwell-based youth support service for help in hope their engagement...
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Penistone bra bank receives thousands of donations
A ‘BRA bank’ in a Penistone lingerie shop has garnered thousands of donations of second-hand items as part of an initiative to raise funds for breast cancer research.
The owner of Frillies Boutique, on Bridge Street, said she has never struggled to fill her bra bank containers at the shop and donates hundreds of used bras every few months to breast cancer research charity Against Breast Cancer’s bra recycling initiative.
Rebecca Barnett has...
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Police becoming 'increasingly worried' about missing teen
POLICE in Barnsley are becoming increasingly worried for the welfare of a teenager who has been missing for more than a week.
Maurice, 15, was last seen on Hastings Street in Grimethorpe at around 12pm on January 11.
The teenager has not been seen since.
Chief inspector Mark Goddard said: “We are growing increasingly worried about Maurice’s welfare.
“He is a child and has not been seen since 11 January.
...
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Barnsley residents encouraged to express views on climate action
BARNSLEY Council is encouraging residents to take part in a consultation about climate action.
The council’s ambition is for the town to be net-zero by 2045 - and an online platform has been opened for residents to express their views.
A spokesperson said: “Join the conversation on our online platform and let us know what you think.
“Tell us your thoughts on transport, power systems, waste, and buildings in Barnsley.” Visit barnsleyzero45.commonplace.is...
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Ten Christmas babies in Barnsley
TEN festive babies were born on Christmas Day last year.
More than 220 women birthed their babies in December - 108 were boys and 116 were girls.
Ten babies were born on Christmas Day, eight on Christmas Eve and five on Boxing Day.
Four sets of twins were born last month - the smallest baby was 4lb 1oz, the heaviest was 10lb 1oz.
The busiest day of the month was December...
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Reds CEO interview now online for supporters
BARNSLEY fans can now watch an unedited interview with the Chief Executive online.
CEO Khaled El-Ahmad met with the Supporters Trust via Zoom to answer a number of questions covering a variety of topics, including what’s gone wrong this season.
Other issues mentioned include why the midfield is so young, whether or not the club will make more loan signings, and if the coaches are told what formation to play.
The interview...
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Barnsley rapist jailed for 17 years
A BARNSLEY man who raped a schoolboy has been jailed for 17 years.
Kristopher Griffiths, 30, formerly of Meadstead Drive, pleaded guilty to rape of a child under 13 and inciting a child to engage in sexual activity at a hearing at Sheffield Crown Court on December 7.
The court was told how Griffiths sexually assaulted his victim – a young boy – multiple times between August 2018 and July 2019.
He...
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Voting opens on supermarket's charity choice
A LOCAL supermarket has opened a vote in-store for shoppers to choose the location of a £750 donation.
Jack’s Supermarket, started its support scheme to donate proceeds from the sale of carrier bags to local causes.
For the last three months, shoppers have been voting for four programmes - Barnsley Starter Packs, Junior Tykes Football Club, Matthew’s A Friend in Me and Milton School Charitable Trust.
All four charities received £250 for...

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