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Thursday February 21 2019 OVER 100 large white bags were dumped along a main road, and the council is asking residents and witnesses to come forward. On February 14 at 8pm, over 100 large white bags discarded along Clayton Lane, through Clayton village towards Hooton…
Wednesday February 20 2019 A MAN has been jailed after being found guilty for multiple sexual offences against several victims. Alan Shepherd, 68, formerly of Brereton Road, Cleethorpes, has been on trial at Hull Crown Court and was yesterday found guilty of 11 counts of indecent…
Wednesday February 20 2019 A MAN had a lucky escape after a chip pan caused a fire at his home on Saturday. Firefighters from Barnsley, Tankersley and Rotherham were called to a house following reports of a kitchen fire. Upon arrival a man was…
Wednesday February 20 2019 STUDENTS will take to the stage at The Civic this week to perform a comedy. The Electric Theatre Company, run by University Campus Barnsley (UCB) BA Hons Acting for Touring Theatre students will be performing Richard Bean’s Great Britain. They…
Wednesday February 20 2019 POLICE have reissued an appeal to try and trace a man wanted in connection to an assault. John Colin Maude, 31, is wanted in connection with reported assaults committed in Darton last month. He is believed to frequent the Barnsley,…
Tuesday February 19 2019 POLICE are appealing for information on the whereabouts of a man who is wanted in connection to  a breach of court orders. Jamie Phillips, 25, is wanted in connection with reported threats and harassment, as well as breach of court…
Tuesday February 19 2019 A CONTROVERSIAL plan to create a new gyratory system on one of Barnsley's main roads has been approved. A proposal was drawn up last year in a bid to try and relieve congestion on the A628 Dodworth Road and Pogmoor heading…
Tuesday February 19 2019 POLICE are appealing for witnesses after a supermarket was robbed. On Wednesday, it is reported that a driver of a van carrying a significant sum of money was robbed by two men at the Asda store in Worsborough. It is…
Monday February 18 2019 A SERIES of roadworks is expected to cause delays for drivers on Woodhead Pass. Starting today, work to improve the safety of A628 will include a new right-hand turn outside the Dog and Partridge pub, as well as new pedestrian…
Monday February 18 2019 A BARNSLEY MP is among a small group quitting the party to form a new independent group of MPs, it has been confirmed. Angela Smith, MP for Penistone and Stocksbridge since 2010, has announced her resignation from the party and…
Friday February 15 2019 A WOMAN held an auction to raise money for an organisation that feeds the homeless. Patricia Cawston, 73, of The Green, Royston, held the auction at her home just before Christmas to raise money for the Barnsley Churches Drop in…
Friday February 15 2019 STUDENTS who are planning for their end of year prom on a budget are being invited to attend a prom fayre. Once Upon A Prom provides Barnsley students with affordable prom wear to hire in the North East and Dearne…
Friday February 15 2019 A HERITAGE group are inviting residents to visit a historical site after working to make the area accessible. The Barnsley Main Heritage Group have been working on the Barnsley Main Colliery after receiving funding from the Dearne Valley Landscape Partnership…
Friday February 15 2019 A POLICE horse who has served for 16 years is retiring next month. Oakwell, whose stable name is George, is the longest serving horse in the mounted section and has been with South Yorkshire Police since November 2002. He was…
Friday February 15 2019 TWO people have been charged with murder following the death of a 48-year-old man. Scott James Dawson, 41, of Allotts Court, Barnsley, and Carol Dawson, 71, of Stonewood Grove, Barnsley, have both been charged with murder. They have been remanded…
Friday February 15 2019 A CHARITY is asking local businesses to sponsor their biggest fundraising event of the year. Barnsley Hospice will be holding a bubble rush at Locke Park on July 21 and they are seeking business to support the event in return…
Thursday February 14 2019 RED roses have been scattered around Barnsley today to raise awareness about speaking up against domestic abuse. 250 roses have been scattered throughout the borough each tagged with a Valentine’s Day message to the reader, displaying a thought-provoking verse in regards…
Thursday February 14 2019 FOUR people have been arrested as part of an operation to identify and expose offenders of ‘cuckooing’ and drug dealing. Cuckooing is the exploitation of vulnerable people by organised crime groups. Offenders prey on the vulnerabilities of victims, often using violence…
Wednesday February 13 2019 POLICE are urgently trying to locate a man over  concerns for his welfare. Bruce Comrie, 54, was reported missing at 2pm this afternoon. He is thought to have last been in the Worsbrough Dale area and concerns are growing for…
Wednesday February 13 2019 A CELEBRATION is set to be held in Barnsley marking the relaunch of the town centre's click and collect service. Love Barnsley Town Centre will be relaunching ShopAppy tomorrow in the markets, with the event aiming to combat decline of the high…
Wednesday February 13 2019 AN Events company who pride themselves in helping charities is asking the public to help them decide which charity to donate their fundraising pot to. Chrome Events UK, based in Barnsley, are an events management company who work within communities…
Tuesday February 12 2019 A PERSON has been airlifted to hospital following a collision this afternoon. Emergency services were called to Royston at 12.24 following reports that two vehicles had collided on Royston Lane. Two fire engines, one from Cudworth and one from Barnsley,…
Tuesday February 12 2019 POLICE have issued a warning after a rise in so-called ‘two-in-one’ burglaries across the town - which has seen houses being broken into in order to grab high-value cars’ keys. Sgt Dave Baines, who is in charge of policing in…
Monday February 11 2019 A CYCLIST ended up in hospital after colliding with a car yesterday evening. Emergency services were called to Wath Road Roundabout, on the A6135 at 5.24pm following reports that there had been a collision between a car and a cyclist.…
Monday February 11 2019 GROUPS who work with under 18’s are being encouraged to apply for a scheme which will support their growth. Persimmon Homes is launching its national Building Futures programme in partnership with Team GB, the British Olympic Association. Those who apply…
Saturday February 9 2019 CHARGES on council tax bills for police and fire services are set to rise sharply this year - on top of the 4.49 per cent increase. Fire bosses will decide whether to increase the portion of council tax to cover…
Saturday February 9 2019 REPORTS of people having objects thrown at them, suspected ‘gang tags’ etched into shop windows and ‘huge groups’ of youths roaming the streets have led to an increased police presence in Wath town centre. A saga that business owners say…
Friday February 8 2019 BECOME a 'rusher' this May and raise money for charity by participating in a bubble rush. Bluebell Wood Children’s Hospice have partnered with Extreme Adventures for a bubbe rush at Rother Valley Country Park on May 11. Rushers start in…
Friday February 8 2019 A MOTHER whose nine-year-old daughter died just four days before her birthday is fundraising for a children’s hospice. Mia Cusworth, who died on September 7, was diagnosed with hemophagocytic lymphohistiocytosis (HLH) and died just eight days after being diagnosed. Mum…
Friday February 8 2019 RAINBOW roses will be available to buy from Morrisons over Valentines. Morrisons have partnered with LGBTQ+ youth homeless charity, The Albert Kennedy Trust, to launch the Rainbow Rose. The roses will be part of Morrisons’ The Best range and will…
Friday February 8 2019 AN INVESTIGATION has been launched after plaques were taken from a crematorium. On Wednesday, 100 bronze plaques were taken from Barnsley Crematorium Doncaster Road. A spokesperson from Barnsley Council said: "We will be replacing the plaques and contacting the families concerned.…
Friday February 8 2019 A COLLISION caused a roundabout to close this morning. Police were called to Cathill Roundabout this morning to attend the collision involving two cars at 8.18am. The incident has caused those travelling from Bolton-upon-Dearne towards town to be diverted. The road…
Thursday February 7 2019 RAIL strikes have been suspended after RMT agreed to recommence talks about the role of the conductor. Although further talks have been agreed, customers are still being advised to check before they travel as a full Saturday service will not…
John Maude Thursday February 7 2019 AN appeal has been issued by police in a bid to try and trace a man wanted in connection to an assault. John Colin Maude, 31, is wanted in connection with reported assaults committed in Darton last month. He is…
Thursday February 7 2019 RESTORATION work is set to take place at a popular stately home. Wentworth Woodhouse have chosen the Woodhead Group to carry out the repair, restoration and replacement of the building’s 16,000+ square foot roof, as part of its 25-year Masterplan.…
Thursday February 7 2019 A MAN has been arrested in connection to a series of burglaries. A 41-year-old man was arrested yesterday following a series of reported burglaries in Hoyland. Since January, police have received 11 separate reports of burglaries at businesses across Hoyland.…
Wednesday February 6 2019 A CHIMNEY fire caused a main road to close on Monday afternoon. Firefighters were called to a house on Upper Sheffield Road at 1.30pm after receiving reports that the chimney was alight. Crews from Barnsley and Doncaster attended and used…
Wednesday February 6 2019 A WOMAN who suffered with her mental health has released a book to raise money for a Barnsley charity. Sarah Jay, 24, of Worsbrough Common, has collaborated with 12 individuals who also suffer with mental health issues to create the…
Wednesday February 6 2019 A MAN whose friend died at Barnsley Hospice has raised funds to help with their operating costs. Ashley Preece, 36, of Locke Avenue, raised £1150 for Barnsley Hospice in memory of Jonathan Booth, who died at the hospice aged 38…
Tuesday February 5 2019 POLICE have charged a 16-year-old boy after another 16-year-old was stabbed on Saturday night, it was confirmed today. Police were called to Doles Crescent, Royston, at 9.48pm following reports that boy had been stabbed. A 16-year-old boy was taken to…
Tuesday February 5 2019 THE MP for Barnsley Central and the Mayor officially launched a hospice’s 25-year anniversary year with the planting of a tree in the grounds. Barnsley Hospice, based in Gawber, provides specialist care for anyone in the borough with a life-limiting…
Tuesday February 5 2019 A BUS driver has been commended after he helped an elderly lady cross a busy road in Worsborough. Jay Churn, 34, who regularly drives the number two bus route between Sheffield and Barnsley, stopped the bus on Sheffield Road outside…
Tuesday February 5 2019 A WOMAN who has incurable breast cancer is appealing to other women to get checked out - as she launches a petition to lower the age of screening. Susan Grimshaw, 47, of Benfield Crescent, Wombwell, was diagnosed with breast cancer last…
Monday February 4 2019 TWO people made a lucky escape after their bungalow caught fire on Thursday evening. Firefighters were called to the bungalow in Staincross after it was reported there was a fire in the front bedroom of the property. The two occupants…
Monday February 4 2019 A BUCKET collection at a Barnsley FC match managed to raise more than £1,000 to help people who are receiving treatments for cancer. Staff and volunteers from The Well at The Core in Barnsley took part in a bucket collection…
Friday February 1 2019 POLICE in Mexborough are encouraging the public to get involved with a new initiative designed to support and maintain falling levels of crime in the town. The Mexborough Neighbourhood Network was officially announced yesterday with a launch event at Mexborough…
Friday February 1 2019 A JUNIOR football club have raised money for a foundation who donate defibrillators to local football teams. Kexborough Chiefs, based in Darton, received a defibrillator last Sunday at the Woolley Cricket Club. A defibrillator is a device used to restart…
Friday February 1 2019 A DISABLED man has been left afraid to go into town after an opportunist thief snatched money out of his hands as he went to pay for an item. Mark Ravenhill, 34, of Spring Grove, Carlton, was shopping in Barnsley…
Friday February 1 2019 A CAFÉ that offers support to people who are living with dementia has just secured a new home and is now looking for sponsorship. Berneslai Memory Cafe will now reside at the Local Mencap centre in Compass House in the…
Friday February 1 2019 POLICE have joined forces with the NHS to provide a service to offenders and victims. The Liaison and Diversion team work with young people and adults within the criminal justice system to identify vulnerability. The teams are co-located within police and…
Friday February 1 2019 A TWELFTH century hall in South Hiendley will be the location for a spooky ghost hunting programme tonight. Hodroyd Hall has been investigated by the Most Haunted team and the programmes will feature tonight on Really at 9pm and continue…
Friday February 1 2019 STAGECOACH have announced bus fare increases which come into effect from tomorrow, in addition to introducing new group tickets. The bus company have introduced a new 5 for a fiver ticket for a promotional period, which will mean that any…
Friday February 1 2019 PUPILS have been left upset after their school was broken into on Wednesday evening. Darton Primary School, on Station Road, was robbed at around 9pm. The individual stole laptops and caused damage to the early years classroom and the wall…
Friday February 1 2019 A DERELICT care home has been set alight for the third time this month. Three fire crews attended the former care home on Lamb Lane, Monk Bretton, at 10am on Wednesday after reports of smoke coming from inside. Investigations are…
Friday February 1 2019 POLICE were visiably present across Barnsley yesterday as Operation Duxford took place. Over 130 police officers were on the operation. Significant quantities of suspected Class A and B drugs were seized and 13 arrests were made during the first Operation…
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