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‘Park problems with yobs are escalating’ Wednesday June 19 2019 FORMER soldiers were brought to tears when they were shown the damage to a war memorial targeted by mindless vandals - prompting a councillor to urge police to take action against those responsible. Cudworth Park has been adopted as a…
Have you seen Amy? Wednesday June 19 2019 OFFICERS are appealing for help to find a 17-year-old teenager who has gone missing. Amy Perry, 17, was last seen on New Street in Dodworth on June 15 but officers believe she may have left the area, possibly travelling to…
Missing teen found Wednesday June 19 2019 A YOUNG girl who went missing on Saturday has been found safe and well. Holly Donovan was reported missing on Saturday after she went to visit family in Silkstone. She was found in Rotherham yesterday evening (Tuesday 18 June). South…
Have you seen Hollie? Tuesday June 18 2019 POLICE have issued an appeal to help trace a 14-year-old girl who has not been seen since Saturday. Holly Donovan went to visit family in Silkstone and has not been seen since 3.15pm on Saturday afternoon.  A police spokesman said: "She…
Jon completes beast of a bike ride to Amsterdam Tuesday June 18 2019 A FORMER Barnsley FC player has completed a gruelling 145-mile bike ride as part of a huge fundraising effort for Prostate Cancer UK. Jon Parkin, ex-Red and current host of football podcast ‘Undr the Cosh’ alongside former Sunderland striker Chris…
Police introduce location technology Tuesday June 18 2019 SOUTH Yorkshire Police have introduced new location technology to enable their call handlers to find people who need assistance, but might not know where they are. What3words is a system where call handlers can send a text including a link to the…
Woman fined for aggressive begging Tuesday June 18 2019 A WOMAN who was fined for aggressively asking vulnerable people for money has been jailed in lieu of payment. Sarah Wells, 36, of no fixed abode, was arrested and charged with breaching the conditions of her Community Protection Order (CPO).…
Benefits claims up a year on Tuesday June 18 2019 THE number of people out of work and claiming Universal Credit in Barnsley now stands at 5,975, latest quarterly figures from the Department of Work and Pensions show. The figure was a one per cent rise when compared with the…
Jonathan Osbourne Wanted man arrested Monday June 17 2019 A WANTED man who repeatedly taunted police after being wanted in connection with a break-in and threatening behaviour has been arrested. Police have also issued a warning to offenders who ‘think they can outrun the police’ after Osbourne continually mocked…
McDonald’s staff McMuck-in with litter pick Monday June 17 2019 A GROUP of McDonald’s workers have volunteered to give their local area a spring clean. The 26 volunteers, from the Upper New Street restaurant, came together with Goldthorpe Primary School, Twiggs and Veolia to litter pick in the town centre,…
Council aiming to identify fly-tippers Friday June 14 2019 FLY-TIPPING reports in Grimethorpe are being investigated by Barnsley Council’s enforcement team. According to tasking officer Cath Fairweather, an average of four reports per day relating to waste dumped in private housing yards are being received. She said: “There’s been…
Barnsley Hospital Rainbow badge scheme adopted Friday June 14 2019 BARNSLEY Hospital is one of the first health trusts in the country to sign up to The Rainbow Badge scheme. The scheme gives staff a way to show that the hospital offers open, non-judgemental and inclusive care for children, young…
Historian's input into BBC drama Friday June 14 2019 A LOCAL historian lent a hand in the making of flagship BBC One drama series Gentleman Jack. Over the last two years, historian and novelist Brian Elliot has assisted in the interpretation of the coal mining entries written in the…
Hospice revamp completed Friday June 14 2019 A MAJOR project to transform Barnsley Hospice’s in-patient unit has finally been completed. Ten bedrooms and communal areas – including the bathroom and corridors – have been refurbished to provide a calmer and more comfortable experience for patients and their…
Unplanned stay in town cheered up stranded couple Friday June 14 2019 A COUPLE who ended up stranded in Barnsley when their motorbike broke down are searching for the security guard who looked after them while they awaited rescue. Charley Johnson, 27, and her partner Martin Jorgensen, 30, from Manchester, were on…
M&S volunteers make a difference Friday June 14 2019 STAFF from Marks and Spencer dedicated their time to helping local projects in and around Barnsley. This comes as part of Marks and Spencer’s ‘Volunteer Week’ which took place this week and encourages employees to volunteer for local causes. Ten…
Jonathan Osbourne Hunt for mocking criminal ongoing Friday June 14 2019 A WANTED man who responded to South Yorkshire Police’s public plea to trace his whereabouts is continuing to mock officers after the force issued a second appeal. Jonathan Osbourne, 26, is wanted in connection to a burglary which took place…
Barnsley Festival kicks off tomorrow... Friday June 14 2019 MORE than 180 music acts are set to perform at 25 of Barnsley town centre’s venues tomorrow in what is being billed as South Yorkshire’s biggest-ever free festival. A group of promoters stepped in last year to revive the format…
Battle against dog bin removal plans Friday June 14 2019 PEOPLE are being urged to object to the removal of dog waste bins in Penistone. Town councillor Carol Bradbury says the move by Barnsley Council could have a detrimental impact on surrounding countryside. At a meeting of the Town Council,…
Push on cervical smear testing Friday June 14 2019 WITH this week having been Cervical Screening Awareness Week, Barnsley council is backing a cervical cancer trust’s reminder of how important it is for women to go for a smear test. Jo’s Trust has released the findings of a new…
Strawberries and scream as Leanne finds little visitor Friday June 14 2019 A COUPLE were left speechless after they found a frog in their punnet of strawberries. Luke Bown, 23, of Royston, went shopping with his partner Leanne Anderson, 35, at ASDA on Old Mill Lane last Thursday. The couple returned home…
'Violent' hit and run Friday June 14 2019 POLICE are investigating reports of a violent hit and run on a main route into Barnsley town centre. The incident, which took place on Dodworth Road at about noon on Monday, resulted in a man being rushed to hospital after…
Last orders called at nightclub... Friday June 14 2019 A NIGHTCLUB will be closing its doors for the final time after 14 years tomorrow (Sunday) ahead of a new venture taking its place. Stereo Bar, on Peel Street, opened in April 2007 and was managed by Mark Horbury and…
Motorcyclist killed in collision Friday June 14 2019 A MAN has been arrested on suspicion of causing death by dangerous driving after a motorcyclist died in a collision in Ward Green on Wednesday. Emergency services were called to Kingwell Road, Ward Green, at about 4.30pm following reports that…
ACC David Hartley Number of PCSOs to be cut... Thursday June 13 2019 ‘VITAL’ numbers of on-the-beat PCSOs across Barnsley will be dramatically reduced after South Yorkshire Police revealed it’s almost halving its current numbers in favour of recruiting more constables. Under plans announced on Tuesday, numbers of PCSOs in the county will…
Bin collection delays Thursday June 13 2019 BIN collections will face disruption due to vehicles having a manufacturer inspection. Residents who were due to have their bins emptied today and tomorrow have been affected, and the council will be working tomorrow and Monday to empty them. In…
It's an enchanting tale... Wednesday June 12 2019 OWD Martha’s Yard has been visited by a band of magical creatures. A group of woodland fairies has taken up residence in a corner of the garden, alongside a rather imposing ‘green man’. Local artist Alex Dodson, owner of Burned…
Search for the Barnsley four who played football for Goole Wednesday June 12 2019 A MAN is trying to track down four former Goole Town footballers from Barnsley to invite them to a reunion. John Peachey, Lee Harvey, Jeff Clarke and Ian Webster were part of the Goole side, pictured, which won the Northern…
Vandals cause damage to park Wednesday June 12 2019 VANDALS have caused damage of almost £3,000 by wrecking a slide in a children’s playground with police now working to track down the culprits. But officers are keen to trace a woman who photographed damage to the metal slide in…
Grieving partner’s fundraising appeal Wednesday June 12 2019 THE grieving partner of a 46-year-old who took his own life has launched a fundraising campaign for two charities to honour the ‘remarkable’ man she lost. On May 13, Spencer Gandley was reported missing to police and a search was…
Robert shows he can cut it Tuesday June 11 2019 A BARNSLEY hairdresser has been nominated for the British Hairdresser of the Year award - the ultimate accolade within his industry. This is the first nomination for hair stylist Robert Eaton, of Russell Eaton on Shambles Street, who joins a…
Speed camera prank goes viral Tuesday June 11 2019 A VIDEO of a man outwitting a mobile speed camera has gone viral online. The footage, uploaded on to Facebook by Neil Woodcock, shows a man in a mobility scooter parked in front of a mobile speed camera van on…
Avoid dodgy deals on wheels Tuesday June 11 2019 A WARNING has been issued by the council about the importance of doing essential research before buying a used car. In February and March, Barnsley Council and Trading Standards carried out 12 days of action where officers checked 176 vehicles being offered for…
Sign up for Race or Life Monday June 10 2019 CANCER Research UK is offering a discount code to residents who sign up for Race for life by midnight tonight. The 5k Race for Life will be taking place at Locke Park on July 3. For the first time, Cancer…
Do you recognise these items? Monday June 10 2019 IMAGES of stolen jewellery have been issued by police in a bid to trace the owners.  On Friday, a man was arrested in Hoyland and items were recovered during the arrest.  The jewellery which is thought to have been stolen from Barnsley…
Young actress lands role in flagship BBC drama Friday June 7 2019 A YOUNG girl is set to star in BBC One drama series Gentleman Jack. Emma Wrightson, 13, of Silkstone Common, attends Tykes 2000 Drama Workshop based at Horizon Community College, and is represented by Tykes 2000 Casting. She auditioned to…
500 bags of dog dirt picked up Friday June 7 2019 ‘COPIOUS’ amounts of dog dirt were found on a public footpath by a litter picking group. More than 500 bags of dog dirt were found by a band of litter pickers on a public walkway on Common Lane, Wath-upon-Dearne, last…
The bench is not a blackboard – it’s a tribute Friday June 7 2019 THE family of a woman killed in a car crash last year have spoken of their horror after a memorial bench in her memory was vandalised. Lorna Humble, 29, died in April last year after the Citroen C1 she was…
Diamond duo's 60th wedding anniversary Friday June 7 2019 DIAMOND couple Fred and Edith Pendlebury marked their 60th wedding anniversary on Thursday. The couple, of Meadow Crescent, Grimethorpe, will toast the occasion with a family get-together which will also be a joint celebration as it’s Edith’s 80th birthday. Fred,…
Fairy hotel opens its doors for one day only... Friday June 7 2019 A LIFE sized fairy house will be appearing at Locke Park this weekend. Love On The Rocks Barnsley, a group that paints, hides and finds rocks across Barnsley will be running an art project alongside the classic car event. Fairy…
Woman rescued Friday June 7 2019 A WOMAN had to be rescued from a pond following calls to emergency services. Police, fire and ambulance crews were called to Fleets Pond on Smithies Lane on Wednesday following reports that there was a woman in the pond. Fire…
Sheffield Crown Court Murder trail day set to be fixed Friday June 7 2019 TWO Barnsley people who have pleaded not guilty to murder will appear at Sheffield Crown Court today. Scott Dawson, 41, of Allotts Court, Birdwell, and Carol Dawson, 71, of Stonewood Grove, Hoyland, were charged with the murder of Gary Dean,…
Wentworth Castle reopening Friday June 7 2019 BARNSLEY’S economy is set to be given a major boost tomorrow when a historic site which closed due to a financial crisis two years ago reopens its doors. Wentworth Castle Gardens, which is now under the National Trust’s guidance, is…
Barnsley Hospital smoke free Friday June 7 2019 BARNSLEY Hospital will smoke-free across its entire site by the end of this month in a bid to reduce prevalence across the town following schemes started by the council and schools. The hospital will support everybody who smokes to stop…
Fitness Campaign aims to prove it's good to walk... Friday June 7 2019 BARNSLEY has launched a campaign to get people to be more active by tracking participants’ movements through sensors on lampposts across the borough. Beat the Street, the nation-wide campaign founded by Dr William Bird, is a free, fun challenge with…
Emotional service 75 years on from D-Day Friday June 7 2019 BARNSLEY held an emotional service as it joined the rest of the country in marking the 75th anniversary of the D-Day landings. The event yesterday morning saw Mayor of Barnsley Coun Pauline Markham, council leader Sir Steve Houghton and Sheffield…
Have you seen this man? Thursday June 6 2019 POLICE have issued an appeal after a man tried to rob a 73-year-old man of a car. At 1.30pm on Friday May 3, the 73-year-old victim left an address and reversed his car off the drive way on to Barnsley Road,…
United front to protect posties Thursday June 6 2019 ENFORCEMENT action to protect Royal Mail workers from the risk of dangerous dogs will be increased following a behind-closed-doors meeting held at Barnsley Town Hall. Representatives from South Yorkshire Police, Barnsley Council and Royal Mail met last week after the…
Police crackdown on nuisance bikers Wednesday June 5 2019 POLICE operations against illegal off-road bikers will be increased throughout June in a bid to reduce reports. Members of the local community have raised concerns around the nuisance that off-road bikes cause through noise and damage to the local area,…
Bypass plan gets Dan’s backing Wednesday June 5 2019 PROPOSALS for a bypass that will ease traffic congestion on the A635 have been backed by Barnsley Central MP and Sheffield City Region Mayor Dan Jarvis. Transport experts are now working with officials in Doncaster and Barnsley to draw up…
Have your say on fiery new proposal Tuesday June 4 2019 VIEWS on controversial proposals which could result in Barnsley’s firefighter numbers being slashed are being sought by fire service chiefs. South Yorkshire Fire and Rescue is calling on people to have their say on how it plans to meet a…
Groups wanted for Mayor's Parade Tuesday June 4 2019 GROUPS and organisations are being encouraged to take part in the Mayor's Parade which is set to take place next month. On July 13, Barnsley’s 'Big Weekend' will take place which will include the opening of the Library @ The Lightbox, Destination…
Eddie's poetry in print after 30 years Monday June 3 2019 A WOMAN has published a book of poems written by a man who died more than 30 years ago. Margaret Willis, 76, of Valley Way, Hoyland, worked as a relief worker for Barnsley Council in the 1980s. She visited old…
Further discussions planned for school meals Monday June 3 2019 FURTHER discussions are set to take place with schools over the future of the school meals catering service. During the cabinet meeting on Wednesday, the council decided to continue exploring with schools ways in which the school meals catering service can…
Have you seen these pipes? Monday June 3 2019 POLICE have issued images in a bid to trace items worth over £40,000 which have been stolen. On Saturday May 25, a large quantity of pipes and fittings were stolen from a company on Derwent Road in Wath. It is believed…
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