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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.
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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.”
Helen Green and Jayne Lowe with Sabrina
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.
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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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