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Showing 41 articles for February 2018


Wednesday February 21 2018 MOTORISTS who vape while driving could be fined up to £2,500 and even lose their licence. Senior police officers have warned vapers not to use the e-cigarettes when they get behind the wheel as they could face prosecution. Vaping while…
Wednesday February 21 2018 PRODUCERS of an ITV game show where participants could win £5,000 want people from Barnsley to take part. CelebAbility is described as a fun and energetic comedy entertainment show where teams of five friends play against a team of five…
Wednesday February 21 2018 ROADWORKS have started on the Dearne Valley Parkway and are expected to be in place for four weeks. Traffic Sign Maintenance works in areas along the Parkway between Shortwood Roundabout and Cathill Roundabout started on Monday (February 19). The work…
The Voice Wednesday February 21 2018 TV TALENT show The Voice will hold auditions at Newmillerdam next month. Talent scouts from the singing programme will hold auditions on Monday March 5 at The Dam Inn on Barnsley road. Locals are invited to turn up and audition…
Josh Wale Tuesday February 20 2018 BARNSLEY boxer Josh Wale is on the verge of making British boxing history after his next fight was announced. Brampton lad Wale, 29, is the reigning British bantamweight champion, and has made two successful defences of his crown so far.…
Tuesday February 20 2018 LOCAL women are being urged to take part in this year's Locke Park Race for Life. The 5k race takes place on Wednesday July 4. Harry Hardiker, Cancer Research UK’s Barnsley Events Manager, said: “By taking part, and raising money…
Aden Wood Tuesday February 20 2018 A BARNSLEY man has been jailed for 16 months after being found guilty of drug possession with intent to supply. Aden Wood, 24, of Westfields, Worsbrough Bridge, was arrested and charged after he was found to be dealing class B drugs…
Monday February 19 2018 MOBILE speed cameras will operate on the following roads this week: A61 Park Road, Worsbrough Bridge A61 Wakefield Road A628 Pontefract Road A633 Rotherham Road, Athersley B6411 Houghton Road, Thurnscoe
The symbol was found painted on Foundry Street Monday February 19 2018 A SWASTIKA has been found painted on a Barnsley street. Police are dealing with the incident after it was reported by a local woman on Twitter. The symbol - used by the Nazi party lead by Adolf Hitler - was…
Monday February 19 2018 A NEW 3G artificial football pitch is set to open at Dorothy Hyman in Cudworth this week. The £350,000 project, which was delivered by the Premier League and FA Facilities Fund, will be unveiled later this week after the centre’s…
Do you recognise this man? Monday February 19 2018 POLICE hunting for a heartless thief who stole a pensioner's purse from her home in Monk Bretton have released an e-fit of a man they want to identify. The man entered the home of a 75-year-old woman on High Street,…
Owen Peter Scott Thursday February 15 2018 A MAN who almost killed four children by hitting them with a hammer before deliberately crashing into a pub wall at 92mph has been jailed for over 25 years. Owen Peter Scott, of Heather Road, Fawley, Hampshire, appeared before Sheffield…
Thursday February 15 2018 FOUR pitbulls were seized in Barnsley yesterday as part of a police operation which also saw seven men arrested and a large amount of drugs seized from across the town. As part of the force-wide Operation Duxford initiative, around 140…
Wednesday February 14 2018 THE METRODOME'S swimming pools will remain closed tomorrow due to unforseen circumstances. All pools, including the Calypso Cove waterpark are closed, while swimming lessons are also cancelled. Other half term sessions are available at BPL venues in Hoyland, Royston and…
Wednesday February 14 2018 BARNSLEY boxer Andy Townend will fight on the undercard of heavyweight world champion Anthony Joshua's unification fight with Joseph Parker. The Shafton man will take on the highly rated Joe Cordina at the Principality Stadium on March 31 - a show which…
Tuesday February 13 2018 NEW drivers could be banned from driving at night under tough new licence plans. But what other restrictions should apply to young drivers? A "graduate driving licence" could be introduced to restrict young drivers for the first two years after…
Tuesday February 13 2018 THE METRODOME bowling alley has undergone a sparkling refurbishment - and we’re giving you the chance to be one of the first to try out the new look lanes. Improvements at Metrodome Bowl include a new entrance and signage, new seating…
Tuesday February 13 2018 DETECTIVES called in following the discovery of human remains in a Barnsley field say they have found no evidence that the death is connected to a crime. A human skull and bones were found by a child playing in a…
Wayne Hopple Tuesday February 13 2018 A BARNSLEY man who was found with £5,000 worth of class A drugs - including heroin and crack cocaine - has been jailed for over three years. Wayne Hepple, 32, of Cypress Road, was arrested in November 2015 after officers…
Monday February 12 2018 THE police have been in touch to update us on why the Lidl car park was closed on Saturday morning, and have also given us an update on an accident on Rotherham Road last Thursday. Lidl incident: "At around 6am…
Monday February 12 2018 MOBILE speed cameras will operate on the following roads this week: A61 Wakefield Road A628 Barnsley Road, Silkstone A628 Pontefract Road, Cudworth A633 Rotherham Road, Athersley A635 Doncaster Road, Ardsley B6132 Laithes Lane, Athersley B6411 Houghton Road, Thurnscoe
Ben Smith Monday February 12 2018 UPDATE: Ben is now in custody. POLICE are searching for a wanted man from Barnsley. Ben Smith, 27, is wanted n connection to an assault committed earlier this month. Smith is from Thurnscoe but police believe he may have been…
Monday February 12 2018 HUMAN bones found in Barnsley are believed to belong to a man who died within the last five years, police say. The skull and bones of a man were found by children playing on land near Swaithe on February 4.…
Thursday February 8 2018 POLICE have rescued six dogs, including a mum and her puppies, from a house in Royston after finding they had been neglected. The dogs - a mum and five puppies - were found at a house in Royston. A police…
Thursday February 8 2018 A PROLIFIC thief notorious for stealing from businesses in the town centre has been jailed for 16 weeks, suspended for 12 months. Karla Alice Dodd, 20, of Sykes Avenue, Barnsley, appeared before Barnsley Magistrates Court yesterday (Wednesday February 7) where…
Pugneys Wednesday February 7 2018 DOG owners are being warned to keep their pets away from potentially poisonous water at a popular country park. The lake at Wakefield's Pugneys has been closed after high levels of bacteria were discovered in the water. Wakefield Council said…
Russell Booth Wednesday February 7 2018 A FORMER Darton High School teacher has been jailed for over four years after being found guilty of sexual offences against children. Russell Booth, 55, who taught drama at the school, was sentenced to 49 months in prison at Leeds…
Wednesday February 7 2018 ANTISOCIAL behaviour in Barnsley has dropped by a fifth, councillors have been told. Paul Brannan, head of the council’s Safer Neighbourhood Services, told a meeting of the overview and scrutiny committee that Barnsley had seen a 21 per cent reduction…
Tuesday February 6 2018 WOMEN in Barnsley are being encouraged to have a cervical screening test. They are invited to take part in the test, which detects abnormal cells, between the ages of 25 and 64. Cervical screening is not a test for cancer;…
Monday February 5 2018 POLICE stopped nine drivers for speeding on two infamous Barnsley roads last week. But which roads do you think need permanent speed cameras? Police were carrying out speed checks on Lee Lane and Royston Lane on Friday, and say nine drivers were…
Aldi Monday February 5 2018 ALDI has recalled 38,000 bags of frozen mixed veg after a customer found half a rat inside a bag. The supermarket giant has issued a recall after Pat Bateman found bits of rodent in the product while feeding her two-year-old…
Monday February 5 2018 A GANG of misbehaving youths were kicked out of McDonald's Old Mill Lane on Saturday. Police were called to the fast food joint in the evening following reports of anti-social behaviour at the site. Two police community support officers attended…
South Yorkshire Police Saturday February 3 2018 A BODY was found at a house in Hoyland yesterday morning, and police are treating the death as “unexplained”. The woman’s body was found at a house in Skiers View Road in Hoyland at around 8.10am.  Enquiries are ongoing. 
Sam Lee Finney Friday February 2 2018 A HEARTLESS thief who targeted then robbed the houses of two vulnerable people in Athersley has been jailed for four years. Sam Lee Finney, 19, of Bramcote Avenue, Athersley, snuck into two houses in November last year before assaulting and…
Friday February 2 2018 BARNSLEY Council has been awarded £2.2m to build up to 440 new homes in Thurnscoe. The money is part of the government’s £866 million investment in local housing projects to get much-needed homes built quicker. The funding will be used to…
Barnsley Magistrates' Court Friday February 2 2018 A MAN from Bradford will appear in court today charged with burglaries in Barnsley. David Milner, 50, of Wharncliffe Crescent, Bradford, was arrested yesterday (Thursday February 1) and later charged with two counts of burglary. The charges relate to burglaries…
Friday February 2 2018 MOBILE speed cameras will operate on the following roads this week: A61 Park Road, Worsbrough Bridge A628 Barnsley Road, Penistone A629 Halifax Road, Wortley A633 Rotherham Road A635 Saltersbrook Road, Darfield B6096 Station Road, Wombwell Brierley Road, Grimethorpe Pogmoor Road
Friday February 2 2018 THE swimming pools at the Metrodome will close for around four weeks for exciting refurb and improvement works, including the building of a new pool. The new 20m teaching pool will be created alongside the competition pool, leaving the current toddler…
Thursday February 1 2018 A BARNSLEY man has been charged in connection with a burglary at a house in Honeywell in which jewellery, cash and electrical items were stolen. Terrance Law, 42, of South Drive, was arrested on Wednesday (January 31) in connection to the…
Josh Wale Thursday February 1 2018 BARNSLEY boxer Josh Wale makes the second defence of his British title tomorrow night, knowing a win puts him just one victory away from making history. Brampton lad Josh, 29, a bantamweight, became just the fourth Barnsley man ever to…
Thursday February 1 2018 POLICE are appealing for witnesses after a burglary in Athersley where three men broke into a house. The incident happened just after midnight on January 21, when the men - who had their faces covered - broke ino the house…
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