A BARNSLEY man has opened up a new shop selling traditional sweets.

Dan Speight, 23, from Hoyland, was made redundant from his administrative job and decided to go it alone.

He set up as Traditional Sweets and Treats, selling the nation's favourites including jelly beans, flying saucers and aniseed balls on West Street.

Dan said: "The most popular sweets for children are mini-eggs and candy sticks, and the adults love bonbons and chocolate nibbles the best! My own favourite sweets have to be the more traditional kop kops and aniseed twist."

Dan has been helped to develop his business by the Barnsley Enterprising Young People project which is working with 160 people in the borough who are launching their own businesses.

Coun Tim Cheetham, cabinet spokesperson, added: "Dan's a great example of a young man with a good idea. Instead of feeling sorry for himself when he lost his job, he worked hard and as a result has a flourishing business. I wish him all good luck for the future."