CANNON Hall Park and Elsecar Park and local nature reserve in Barnsley have been named as two of the best in the country.

Both have been given the Green Flag Award - Cannon Hall Park entered for the first time this year and Elsecar Park receives the flag for the fourth successive year.

Coun Tim Cheetham said: "I would like to thank everyone involved for their hard work in achieving this, including staff, volunteers and Friends groups."