STAGECOACH bus drivers have announced another wave of strikes - to take place on one of Barnsley's busiest weekends.

The union Unite has announced it is planning to take strike action on December 16 and 17, the traditional Christmas party weekend and Mad Friday.

More than 100 supervisors and managers from the company have agreed to come in and drive the routes which, it says, will leave most of them unaffected between 7am and 6pm. All school services will also operate as normal on Friday December 16. A special £1 flat single fare for adults will apply on these dates.

We are awaiting a breakdown of bus services on offer on Mad Friday for party-goers.