VIRGIN Media has brought in broadband speeds in Barnsley which it says are more than eight times faster than the UK's average speed.

The company's new 152Mb top speed means entire families can use the internet at once and users can download an entire TV show in one minute - five times faster than regular broadband from Sky or BT.

Virgin Media will also boost speeds for its customers in Barnsley free of charge - 30Mb customers can boost to 50Mb, 60Mb to 100Mb and 120Mb to 152Mb.