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Showing 50 articles for October 2018


Thursday October 18 2018 POLICE are appealing for witnesses following a collision in Royston in which two people were injured. At around 8pm on Thursday August 30, police received reports a grey BMW 320D with the registration CK55 SVW, had failed to stop after colliding…
Thursday October 18 2018 BRIGHT lights will shine across Barnsley town centre tomorrow as Diwali is celebated. The lights will be switched on by Deputy Mayor, Cllr Pauline Markham at 6.30pm opposite Boots chemist, on Cheapside. This years light switch on has been organised by…
Wednesday October 17 2018 POLICE are appealing for witnesses following a ‘sustained assault’ in the Oakwell area last night. Just after 6pm, emergency services were called to Coniston Road, after members of the public found a 28-year-old man seriously injured in an alleyway just off…
Wednesday October 17 2018 A CREMATORIUM for pets will be opening in Barnsley on November 8. Cannon Hall will be opening the crematorium at the side of their walled gardens, providing individual cremations for pets in a secluded area of the park, which is hidden away…
Wednesday October 17 2018 A MAN is in hospital with serious head injuries following an incident yesterday evening. Emergency services were called to Coniston Road near Oakwell Stadium yesterday evening. A man was found with head injuries and was taken to hospital. A spokesman for…
Wednesday October 17 2018 THE HIGHLY anticipated First Class supplement will be included in your Barnsley Chronicle on Friday. Dozens of parents have been calling, emailing and messaging through social media to ask when the annual feature will be published to make sure they…
Tuesday October 16 2018 IF you're looking for love but you're bored of Tinder, why not apply for the next series of Blind Date? Paul O’Grady is back with a new series of Blind Date following the success of the last series. SO Television…
Tuesday October 16 2018 MANY parents are feeling the crunch when it comes to purchasing school uniform. According to a recent survey, four in ten parents said they spent between £101 and £200 on uniforms per child, with over a quarter spending between £201…
Elsecar Park Tuesday October 16 2018 A BARNSLEY park has been voted one of the ‘Nation’s Favourite Park’ after winning a public vote. Elsecar Park picked up the prestigious title of ‘Nation’s Favourite Park’ along with ten other finalists from across the UK. The award, organised by…
Tuesday October 16 2018 STUDENTS across Barnsley will be learning CPR today as part of Restart a Heart Day. Students from Holy Trinity, Horizon, Outwood Academy and Springwell will receive visits from the Yorkshire Ambulance Service and cardiac arrest survivors to provide training on cardiopulmonary…
Monday October 15 2018 TWO vans will be crushed next month after they were seized due to environmental related offences. The vehicles were stopped by Barnsley Council’s enforcement team and the police as part of an operation.  One van was stopped in August and the other…
Monday October 15 2018 AN operation which targets nuisance motorbikes resulted in an off-road bike being seized. Officers from Goldthorpe NPT have been running Operation LAPEL, targeting nuisance motorbikes. On Friday, a member of the public informed them of an off-road bike being ridden in…
Monday October 15 2018 THE market cafes will not be able to move into their new home next month due to delays with the design. The market's food hall, which includes meat, fish and other food traders opened last month and the rest of…
Friday October 12 2018 MORE than 230 young people in Barnsley were caught watching television without a a licence in a 12-month period. The research, carried out by TV Licensing, revealed 239 people aged between 18 and 25 had no licence, running the risk…
Friday October 12 2018 FROM tomorrow, the Service 1 bus will use an alternate route due to roadworks. Sackup Lane will be closed for up to two weeks from tomorrow due to works commencing. The Service 1 will operate a normal route to Towngate…
Friday October 12 2018 A MUM was refused entry to watch a film as she had brought her four-week-old baby with her. The mother was refused entry at Cineworld in Shrewsbury. In a statement, Cineworld said staff acted in accordance with the age restriction…
Friday October 12 2018 THE first Yorkshire ‘Dr Who’ may well be a West Yorkshire lass but she also has links to Barnsley. Jodie Whittaker, 36, is currently starring as The 13th Doctor on the BBC One series, and made her debut on Sunday…
Friday October 12 2018 A FOUR-DAY spectacular Christmas display is coming to Barnsley in November. From Wednesday November 28 to Saturday December 1, the first Barnsley Bright Nights festive extravaganza will launch in the town centre and officially kick start Barnsley’s countdown to Christmas…
Friday October 12 2018 IT'S PINK all the way at Hoyland Leisure Centre this weekend to raise money for Breast Cancer Awareness … and everyone’s welcome! The centre is holding a Triathlon-a-thon in the reception area at their open day on Saturday with four…
Friday October 12 2018 TRAIN strikes have been planned for tomorrow (October 13), and passengers are being advised to plan their journey. The one-day strike will begin at 7am tomorrow and the last trains will finish at 7pm. There will be a replacement bus…
Thursday October 11 2018 A BARNSLEY village has been shortlisted for the title ‘England's favourite conservation area'. Elsecar, is one of only 18 to be selected from nearly 250 nominations across the country. The award, by national charity Civic Voice, aims to showcase the UK's best-loved…
Thursday October 11 2018 COUNTERFEIT cigarettes, drugs and a knuckle dusters are among the items that were seized during operation Duxford which took place yesterday. Officers leading Operation Duxford recovered the goods during proactive warrants which took place across the district. Over 8,000 suspected counterfeit cigarettes…
Thursday October 11 2018 THE cost of the new footbridge which will be built over Jumble Lane crossing has gone up by £600,000. It was initially thought the Market Gate Bridge would cost £5m, with Network Rail contributing £2m towards that cost. But council papers…
Wednesday October 10 2018 OLDER people can ensure their house is fire safe as the fire service conduct safe and well visits. They have teamed up with Barnsley Council, Barnsley Clinical Commissioning Group and South Yorkshire Police to deliver these visits to extend the range of…
Wednesday October 10 2018 OFFICERS will be out in force across Barnsley today as Operation Duxford returns to Barnsley. Operation Duxford aims to identify and protect vulnerable people, tackle antisocial behaviour and also disrupt organised crime groups. Police will be working to disrupt the…
Tuesday October 9 2018 A MAN has been arrested in connection to the death of a woman from Wombwell. Detectives investigating the death of Jill Hibberd arrested a 20-year-old man from Barnsley last night on suspicion of handling stolen goods in connection to the…
Tuesday October 9 2018 A REPORT has been released by Barnsley Council setting out a plan to reduce obesity. Titled the Food Plan, cabinet members have approved proposals to reduce the rising levels of obesity in the borough. The report said: "The Food Plan…
Monday October 8 2018 A MEMORIAL service to remember babies who have left the world far too soon will be held this Sunday as part of Baby Loss Awareness week. Barnsley Hospital’s annual Baby Memorial Service will be held on at 2pm in the…
Monday October 8 2018 A NEW Greggs will be opening another shop on the Dearne Valley Parkway near Birdwell.  With a new McDonald's currently being built on Upper New Street the number of fast food restaurants in Barnsley are on the rise. Do you feel…
Monday October 8 2018 A MAN has been arrested after a raid on two hand car washes in Barnsley. The 24-year-old Romanian man was arrested by the Gangmasters and Labour Abuse Authority (GLAA) following a raid which was supported by partner agencies. The simultaneous…
Monday October 8 2018 IF your dog is not yet microchipped, a free session is taking place today. Barnsley Council has teamed up with Dogs Trust to offer a free microchipping session for dogs at Elsecar Park, Armroyd Lane today from 11am until 3pm.…
Friday October 5 2018 EMERGENCY services were called to a property following concerns for the wellbeing of an individual. The Police and the Fire brigade were called to Dovebush Way, Braugh Green at around 9.15am. The road was closed following reports of concern for…
Friday October 5 2018 TARN will be on the cycling map next year as we've been chosen as a host location for Tour De Yorkshire for the second time. Barnsley joins Bedale, Bridlington, Doncaster, Halifax, Leeds, Scarborough and Selby as the host locations for…
Friday October 5 2018 A YOUNG girl is chopping inches off her hair to raise money for charity. Jess Hempshall, 20, of Oak road has been raising money for charity since 2013 and has even put pen to paper and wrote a book to…
Friday October 5 2018 A CHURCH are desperately seeking Christmas trees for their Christmas Tree Festival. Buckley Methodist Church, Union Court, are asking the public to donate any spare Christmas Trees they have to the church, ready for the festival in November. They are…
Friday October 5 2018 A KARAOKE event is taking place at May Day Green to raise money for charity. From 10am to 2.30pm, the market in May Day Green will be your stage to entertain traders and public alike. The fundraising event is in…
Friday October 5 2018 TRAIN strikes have been planned for tomorrow (October 6), and passengers are being advised to plan their journey. The one-day strike will begin at 7am tomorrow and the last trains will finish at 7pm. Normal service will resume on Sunday…
Thursday October 4 2018 TARN will be on the cycling map next year as we've been chosen as a host location for the second time. The eight host locations for the 2019 Tour de Yorkshire were unveiled by organisers Welcome to Yorkshire and the…
Thursday October 4 2018 RESEARCH has revealed that tenants are spending as much as 30 percent of their monthly wage on rent. In Barnsley, the average rent of a two-bedroom house is £425 per calendar month. With the cost of living rising but salaries…
Thursday October 4 2018 RESIDENTS are being given the opportunity to have their say on the proposed gyratory system on the A628. On Monday October 15 from 4pm to 7pm the planning service will be at the Town Hall answering questions, in response to…
Thursday October 4 2018 BARNSLEY folk are being challenged to swap their bed for a sleeping bag for one night in November to raise funds for youth homelessness charity Centrepoint. The Sleep Out event, now in its second year will take place on Thursday…
Wednesday October 3 2018 A MAN who pretended to be a gardener to gain access into people's homes has been jailed.  James Cawley, 42, of Smithies Lane, was found guilty of burglary and attempt burglary after being caught while in the home of a…
Wednesday October 3 2018 A MAN who has kept his car in pristine condition since 1989 is appealling for information after it was stolen. Nasser Ahmed, who has owned Nasser’s Mini Market in Mapplewell for 40 years, bought the G Reg five-door Ford Granada…
homework Wednesday October 3 2018 AN American comedian who lives in the UK recently commented on the amount of homework his son receives.  Comedian and actor Rob Delaney, who features on the series Catastrophe said on Twitter: "Why do they give seven year olds so much…
Wednesday October 3 2018 POLICE are appealing to youths after reports were made that they have been jumping on a care home roof. The Barnsley West Neighbourhood Policing Team are appealing to a number of teenage youths from the Lundwood area not go on…
Tuesday October 2 2018 THE number of deliberate field fires that were started across Barnsley this year have more than doubled. Between July 30 and August 31 this year, 95 call-outs to deliberate grassland blazes recorded as ‘serious’ by South Yorkshire Fire and Rescue. The majority,…
Tuesday October 2 2018 A SCULPTURE which was damaged in Monk Bretton is proving costly to fix. Coun Margaret Sheard has estimated repairs to the sculpture, which honours Monk Bretton's glasswork history will cost around £1,500. She praised the police for their swift work…
Tuesday October 2 2018 PLANS to open a pop-up museum at the Barnsley Main Colliery Site need donations and they have less than nine hours to reach their target. The Barnsley Main Heritage Group have been raising the funds to create a pop-up museum to…
Monday October 1 2018 A SET of hair straighteners caused a bedroom fire after they were left switched on and on top of a pile of clothes. Crews from Barnsley, Cudworth and Tankersley were called to the incident on Masons Way, Kendray, at 11.49pm…
Monday October 1 2018 A MAN has been jailed for 18 years after being found guilty of 10 counts of rape against two women. Robert Smith, 56, of Hope Avenue, Goldthorpe was also found guilty of a further two counts of sexual assault and two…
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