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Photo by Sam Evans Appeal following collision Friday August 23 2019 A WOMAN suffered life-changing injuries after she was hit by a truck yesterday. Emergency services were called to Pontefract Road, Lundwood following reports that a woman had been hit by a truck. At 9.35am a white and blue HGV tipper truck was…
Appeal to find stolen puppy Friday August 23 2019 AN appeal has been issued to locate a ten-week-old puppy that was taken during a burglary. On Wednesday at 10am, it is believed that whilst the family were upstairs, an unknown offender entered the address on Farm Road, Kendray and took…
Residents’ snub as parking limit plan is rejected Friday August 23 2019 PROPOSED restrictions to prevent inconsiderate parking near Barnsley Hospital have been rejected – despite a residents’ petition urging the council to act before there’s a serious accident. St Owen’s Drive, St Catherine’s Way and Pogmoor Road residents submitted their 58-signature…
Farm to host food festival Friday August 23 2019 CANNON Hall Farm will host their fifth annual food festival over the weekend. The Barnsley farm has teamed up with Food Festival Ltd to offer cookery demos from the Yorkshire Shepherdess, funfair rides and a pop-up beach to celebrate the…
Progress is noted following GCSE results Friday August 23 2019 COUNCIL bosses are celebrating further improvements in the borough’s GCSE results, as Barnsley continues to rise above the national average for English and maths. This is the second year by which exam results have been graded on the 9 to…
Witnesses sought following fairground incident Friday August 23 2019 WITNESSES are being sought after a girl was thrown from a funfair ride. The Health and Safety Executive (HSE) launched an investigation after a ten-year-old girl was ‘dramtically’ thrown off a ride at a funfair, operated by Scott Pullen and…
Bank Holiday pharmacy opening times Friday August 23 2019 A NUMBER of pharmacies will remain open this bank holiday Monday. With the bank holiday weekend, most GP practices and pharmacy opening hours are likely to be different from normal. However, these pharmacies around Barnsley will be open and accessible:…
Pedestrian killed in hit and run named by police Thursday August 22 2019 A MAN has been arrested after a pedestrian died following a hit and run. Emergency services were called to the junction of Manor Road and Barnsley Road, Cudworth at 10.50am on Wednesday following a report that there had been a…
Woman hospitalised following collision Thursday August 22 2019 A WOMAN is currently in hospital after colliding with a lorry. Emergency services were called to the A628 Pontefract Road, Lundwood, following reports that there had been a collision between a lorry and a pedestrian. The pedestrian, a 65-year-old woman,…
Brothers running to raise money in dad’s memory Thursday August 22 2019 THREE brothers are preparing to run a half marathon in memory of their dad who dedicated his time to helping a homeless shelter. William Norman, 26 and his brothers, Ben 28 and Thom 31, will be participating in the Great…
Man dies following collision Thursday August 22 2019 A MAN has died after colliding with a scooter. Emergency services were called to the junction of Manor Road and Barnsley Road, Cudworth at 10.50am following a report that there had been a collision between a pedestrian and a scooter.…
Transport bosses defend bus cuts as MPs hit out Wednesday August 21 2019 WIDESPREAD changes to Barnsley’s bus services have been questioned by the borough’s MPs - but transport bosses have defended the moves, blaming spiralling running costs, reduced funding and dwindling numbers of passengers. From September 1, a large number of Barnsley’s…
Pedestrian hospitalised following collision Wednesday August 21 2019 A PEDESTRIAN has been taken to hospital after colliding with a motor scooter. Emergency services were called to Barnsley Road, Cudworth, at 11am after receiving reports that there had been a collision between a pedestrian and a motor scooter. The…
Sad discovery in search for missing man Tuesday August 20 2019 OFFICERS searching for missing Barnsley man Brian Tomlinson have found a body. At around 11.45am today, the body of a man was found by specialist search officers in Small Bridge Dyke on the Trans Pennine Trail. While formal identification has…
Search could be widened for missing Brian Tuesday August 20 2019 POLICE may be widening their search in a bid to find Brian Tomlinson who has not been seen since Friday. The 80-year-old was last seen on CCTV walking along Park Grove at 4.15pm. He was later captured on CCTV just…
Judge spares dog from destruction Monday August 19 2019 A YOUNG mum has escaped punishment after her dog bit a child who was left with serious injuries and permanent scarring. Chanelle Rimmington, of George Street, Darfield, pleaded guilty to being the owner of a Staffordshire Bull Terrier which was…
Spandau star to bring the 80s back to Barnsley Monday August 19 2019 MARTIN KEMP is coming to Barnsley as he dusts off some of his old records for a 1980s-themed DJ set at the Birdwell Venue. The iconic musician and actor will take to the decks as part of his ‘Back to…
Search continues for missing Brian Monday August 19 2019 SPECIALIST officers have been drafted in as the search continues to find 80-year-old Brian Tomlinson. Volunteers from Mountain Rescue, fire crews from South Yorkshire Fire and Rescue are on hand helping 46 police officers search for Brian, as well as…
Ban for drink driver Sunday August 18 2019 A WOMAN was fined and given a 40 month driving ban after a domestic assault led to her driving under the influence of alcohol. Jade Simpson, 35, of Spring Gardens, Barnsley, gave a guilty plea at Barnsley Magistrates’ Court on…
CCTV images released in bid to locate missing man Sunday August 18 2019 CCTV images of an elderly man who has not been seen since Friday has been released in a bid to trace him. Brian Tomlinson, 80, was last seen at his home address in Hemingfield at 1:30pm on Friday. On Friday,…
Have you seen Brian? Saturday August 17 2019 POLICE are appealing for information into the whereabouts of an 80-year-old man who has not been seen since yesterday. Brian Tomlinson, 80, was last seen at his home address in Hemingfield at 1:30pm on Friday. It is believed that he…
Youth Choir to move to new home Friday August 16 2019 BARNSLEY Youth Choir is moving to a new home at the heart of the town centre after spending ten years at Horizon Community College and Kingstone School. The world-renowned choir announced this week that its main ‘central’ choirs will move…
Police appeal following assault Friday August 16 2019 POLICE officers in Barnsley are asking for help to find a man wanted in connection with a serious assault. Tony Kay is wanted in connection to the serious assault of a 34-year-old woman which took place on June 23. He…
Rugby players tackle a different kind of charity challenge Friday August 16 2019 A TEAM of riders from Barnsley Rugby Club cycled 200 miles from Newcastle to Edinburgh to raise money for Barnsley Hospital Charity. The tam of 24 riders set off from Barnsley Station to Newcastle and completed the long route which…
Look for a book project launched Friday August 16 2019 A MOTHER has sparked a trend hiding books across the borough as part of a nationwide campaign to encourage children to read. Karin Geels, 44, of Cudworth, read-up on growing trend Hide a book – a scheme introduced in Cambridgeshire…
Trial after refusal of breath test Friday August 16 2019 A WOMAN will be going on trial for failing to complete a breath test after claiming she was subject to ‘violent force’ from police officers. Amie Lloyd, of Verona Rise, Darfield, was said to have been involved in an altercation…
Knife threats made by house intruder Friday August 16 2019 POLICE investigating an alleged burglary in Wath-upon-Dearne believe it was a targeted incident. At around 10.30am on Sunday, a man armed with a knife reportedly entered a property on Winterwell Road and threatened the occupant before stealing an amount of…
100th birthday honour for war veteran Friday August 16 2019 A MUCH-loved Second World War veteran – the last of his squadron – was driven in a military Jeep to a surprise party to celebrate his 100th birthday. Tom Hicks, born August 14, 1919 is the last surviving member of…
Can you pitch in to help cricket club? Friday August 16 2019 A CRICKET club which batted its way to a prestigious final needs to raise urgent cash to fund the trip to Lord’s. Houghton Main are due to travel to the home of cricket on September 15 to contest the final…
Probe into biting Friday August 16 2019 A POLICE community support officer was taken to Barnsley Hospital after being bitten by a man in an altercation in the town centre. The incident, which occurred in Peel Square on Saturday afternoon, saw the PCSO report being bitten on…
Man struck by train Friday August 16 2019 A MAN has died after being struck by a train. Emergency services were called to Goldthorpe Railway station on Wednesday at 12.48pm following reports that a person had been struck by a train. Paramedics attended but the man, in his…
Sign removed from shopping centre following online backlash Friday August 16 2019 A SIGN ‘prohibiting’ construction workers from entering the Alhambra Centre has been removed following public backlash. The shopping centre contacted construction giant Henry Boot, responsible for the town centre’s redevelopment, amid concerns about the amount of dirt that was coming…
Appeal after family motorhome stolen Thursday August 15 2019 A FAMILY due to go on holiday are appealing for information after their motorhome was stolen from outside their house just one month after they purchased it. Ann Darlington, of Raley Street, Barnsley, woke up on Monday morning to discover…
Students celebrate A Levels Thursday August 15 2019 STUDENTS across the borough found out their A Level results today, with the pass rate achieving 99.3 per cent. The national pass rate is 97.6 per cent, with Barnsley seeing an increase in the percentage of pupils achieving AAB+ from 10.6 per…
Market traders in council row Thursday August 15 2019 FORMAL contact between Barnsley Council and the town centre’s official market traders’ body has been broken off as their relationship plunges deeper into acrimony following a move to the new flagship Glass Works complex. The row escalated after the Barnsley…
Anti-fire scheme to target thousands in Barnsley Thursday August 15 2019 THOUSANDS of Barnsley residents who receive assisted bin collections due to their health will be given free smoke alarms as part of a new project designed to reduce the likelihood of preventable deaths. With known links between people receiving assisted…
Train delays following incident Wednesday August 14 2019 RAIL passengers will be facing disruptions this afternoon. Goldthorpe Railway station is currently closed due to an ongoing incident and trains are not travelling through Rotherham, Swinton, Bolton-on-Dearne, Goldthorpe, Thurnscoe, Moorthorpe, Fitzwilliam and Sandal and Agbrigg. Northern Rail have issued…
Village’s history documented on new signage Wednesday August 14 2019 A NEW sign to help railway users learn about the history and the wildlife of the area has been unveiled at Elsecar’s station. The Dearne Valley Landscape Partnership has installed new signs at railway stations across Barnsley including Elsecar, Bolton-upon-Dearne,…
Two arrested following police chase Wednesday August 14 2019 TWO men were arrested after they failed to stop for police, resulting in a chase. At 3.30pm on Monday, a green Land Rover failed to stop for police on Royston Lane, Royston. A police pursuit followed during which the two…
E-fit released following sexual assault Tuesday August 13 2019 AN e-fit image has been released after a woman was sexually assaulted. At 1.15am on July 14, a 20-year-old woman was walking along Peel Street in Barnsley town centre when the man is reported to have approached her and sexually assaulted…
Town centre police presence to increase Tuesday August 13 2019 MORE visibility from police and council enforcement teams has been promised for Barnsley town centre under a new partnership which was launched last week. The scheme - dubbed Joining Forces - will bring together at least 40 staff, working from…
Man charged with murder following baby death Tuesday August 13 2019 A MAN has appeared in court following the death of a two-month-old baby. Anton Shields, 37, of Hardwick Court, Barnsley, appeared at Derby Crown Court charged with murder. Shields was arrested on June 27 initially charged with with assault occasioning…
First aiders wanted for St John Monday August 12 2019 ST JOHN ambulance are seeking volunteers to join their team as a first aider. The Oakwell Unit for St John ambulance cover numerous events such as Barnsley FC match days, local galas and events and staff are looking for volunteers…
Pair jailed following murder Monday August 12 2019 A MOTHER and son have been jailed following the murder of a 48-year-old man in a dispute over land. Scott James Dawson, 41, formerly of Allotts Court, Barnsley, and Carol Dawson, 72, formerly of Stonewood Grove, Barnsley, were unanimously found…
Appeal following knifepoint robbery Friday August 9 2019 POLICE are appealing for witnesses after a robbery and attempted robbery was made in the space of 30 minutes. At 4.15pm on Saturday, police were called to Thurgoland Post Office, Roper Lane, to reports of an attempted robbery. Two men…
Couple win dream wedding of a lifetime Friday August 9 2019 A MONK BRETTON couple who won a money-can’t-buy wedding tied the knot during last weekend’s Pride event in Leeds. Ryan Clay, 35, and Ben Bagshaw, 34, entered a competition which was run by Victoria Leeds, a shopping arcade in the…
Bryony's education back on track following brain operation Friday August 9 2019 A YOUNG girl who was forced to drop out of school due to crippling headaches has been diagnosed with a rare brain condition. Bryony Burnell, 15, of Maple Road, Mapplewell, began experiencing headaches from the age of nine and doctors…
Why it's a dog's life for Penny Friday August 9 2019 A BARNSLEY dog has landed a job as a four-legged ambassador testing out canine-friendly cottages. Penny, a Bernese mountain dog from Monk Bretton, beat over 50,000 dogs from across the UK to secure her role as the ‘Yorkshire canine critic’…
'Business as usual' promise on branch Friday August 9 2019 IMMINENT changes at Barnsley town centre’s Post Office which will see the venue being taken over by a franchisee will not lead to its closure, bosses have assured the public this week. The shop, on Pitt Street, will be run…
Barnsley Magistrates' Court Woman helps herself to scratch cards from shop Friday August 9 2019 A ‘TRUSTED’ woman developed a ‘compulsion to gamble’ which led her to steal scratch cards worth more than £1,000 from her employer. Denise Harrod, of Barnabas Walk, Honeywell, was found guilty of theft at Barnsley Magistrates’ Court on Monday and…
MP Stephanie answers call to arms Friday August 9 2019 MP STEPHANIE Peacock has been put through her paces at a British Army training camp. Following Parliament’s summer recess, the Barnsley East MP spent a few days working alongside the army at the British forces’ Cyprus base as part of…
Funding fight on for park's future Friday August 9 2019 A CAMPAIGN to raise cash in order to fund a judicial review into Barnsley Council’s controversial decision to create a one-way road system through a popular park has been launched. More than £1,000 has been pledged this week to the…
Fan's favourite is back in family way Friday August 9 2019 THE children of a popular pub landlord synonymous with Barnsley FC fans have vowed to continue their dad’s legacy – having taken over venue’s running four years after his death. Sue Elrington, 32, and her brother Jack Elrington, 24, took…
Can you identify train passenger? Friday August 9 2019 AN appeal for information has been made after a man is reported to have ‘pressed his groin’ into a train’s passengers. British Transport Police released a CCTV still of a man they wish to speak to, who they believe may…
Petrol station raid Friday August 9 2019 A POLICE investigation has been launched after a petrol station was damaged during a raid. Last Friday at about 4am, police were called to Royston Lane after receiving reports that Jet petrol station on Royston Lane near Outwood Academy Carlton…
Girl thrown from a funfair ride Friday August 9 2019 THE family of a ten-year-old girl say she is ‘lucky to be alive’ after she was dramatically thrown from a ride at a Barnsley funfair last weekend. The youngster, whose family did not wish to be named, is from Gawber…
Shelley Cottle Have you seen Shelley? Thursday August 8 2019 THE family of a missing woman are appealing for information on her whereabouts. Shelley Cottle, 43, from Hoyland, has not been seen since Sunday.  She left her house and went to the Milbank area of Halifax.  She was last seen wearing…
Pregnant woman praises hospital staff Thursday August 8 2019 A HEAVILY pregnant woman who nearly died from sepsis has praised the staff at Barnsley Hospital who helped care for her and her unborn child. Mellisa Shepherd, 27, began experiencing bouts of extreme dizziness and vomiting and first thought that…
Drugs report reveals town’s plight Wednesday August 7 2019 BARNSLEY has been found to be one of the worst-hit places in the country for cuts to spending on drug and alcohol treatment - despite drug deaths being up by 60 per cent. In the last six years, council spending…
Youngsters to benefit from Bruce’s festival Wednesday August 7 2019 YOUNGSTERS will be given free haircuts at a festival organised by former Barnsley FC striker Bruce Dyer. The 44-year-old, who spearheaded an ambitious project to save Grimethorpe’s crumbling Miners’ Welfare Sports Ground last year, is set to mark its reopening’s…
Piano causes stir in Barnsley Market Wednesday August 7 2019 MUSICAL shoppers have been making the most of Barnsley Market’s latest addition - a piano that was donated by an anonymous member of the public. Having been received by local charity and concert promoter, Music in the Round, it’s found…
Calls for tough new approach to litter louts Tuesday August 6 2019 TOUGHER measures against littering and fly-tipping have been demanded to tackle problems by a councillor dispirited after seeing ‘hundreds of thousands of pounds’ spent on dealing with the problem in recent decades. There is concern that current local authority tactics…
Sex attacks could be linked Tuesday August 6 2019 POLICE are investigating the possibility that a series of sex attacks on children and teenagers are linked. There have been four attacks within a month in the area, which all involved unidentified males approaching victims on public footpaths and grabbing…
Plan in for village's last pub Friday August 2 2019 PLANS to turn another pub into housing and retail units have been put before Barnsley Council and it could result in a village having no pub. The Collingwood Hotel, in Bolton-upon-Dearne, has been up for sale since August last year…
Timber company and TV chef cook up recipe Friday August 2 2019 BARNSLEY business Howarth Timber have partnered with TV presenter Peter Sidwell on a collection of seasonal recipes. The famous chef is working with the Barnsley-based company to create exclusive recipes for their website every month to encourage more people to…
Officials look into concerns over rats Friday August 2 2019 A SUSPECTED rat infestation in Wath town centre has led to an investigation by environmental health officers. Footage has been shared on social media this week of large numbers of rats in the streets around the village’s library and bus…
Tyres set on fire Friday August 2 2019 FIREFIGHTERS were called to an incident where a pile of tyres were deliberately set on fire. At 11.55pm on Monday evening crews from Cudworth were called to Wood Park View in Athersley North to attend the incident. The crew left…
Police are still seeking man Friday August 2 2019 POLICE officers have re-appealed for information to help trace a 29-year-old wanted in connection with criminal damage. Officers want to speak to Lloyd Pattison about criminal damage at a property in Wath-upon-Dearne. Anyone with information about his whereabouts, call 101…
More controversy over school cuts Friday August 2 2019 BARNSLEY’S schools have had to endure funding cuts totalling £16.7m since 2010, according to a fiery response to a question posed by a Liberal Democrat councillor. Coun Hannah Kitching’s question about Barnsley Council’s recent visit to the Local Government Association…
Appeal after car rammed Friday August 2 2019 A TERRIFYING collision on the M1 near Barnsley which saw an uninsured pick-up ram a family’s car has led the police to issue an appeal for information. The incident, which happened just before junction 36 on Monday, has been circulated…
Antisocial husband and wife jailed Friday August 2 2019 A HUSBAND and wife who breached an injunction placed on them by Barnsley Council for continuously engaging in antisocial behaviour have been jailed. Craig and Tracey Marshall, of Ilsley Road, Barnsley, failed to appear at Barnsley Magistrates’ Court last Wednesday…
Firefighters tackle hay blaze Friday August 2 2019 FIRE crews were drafted in from Barnsley’s four stations to tackle a huge blaze near Tankersley. Hay bales caught fire in the early hours of Wednesday morning, resulting in more than 30 firefighters rushing to the scene on Pea Fields…
Bathstore set to close Friday August 2 2019 THREE staff members are being made redundant after bathroom specialist Bathstore is closing their Barnsley branch. Administrators were called into the chain store in June after several months of ‘difficult trading’. DIY chain Homebase agreed to buy Bathstore, but declared…
Poisoning ruled out as fish perish Friday August 2 2019 ‘DOZENS’ of dead fish found floating in Elsecar Canal on Tuesday was down to a ‘natural occurrence’, according to officers investigating the incident. A spokesman from Barnsley Council said they are working with the Environment Agency to monitor the situation…
Body found in field Friday August 2 2019 THE body of a man was discovered on a field in Athersley North yesterday. Police were called to Laithes Lane at about 5.30am following the discovery. A spokesman said that the man’s family have been informed and are being supported…
Nando's Chicken chain coming to Tarn Friday August 2 2019 BIG-NAME restaurant chain Nando’s will occupy a key space in Barnsley town centre’s £180m regeneration. The popular brand, which specialises in Portuguese-style chicken dishes and peri-peri marinades, is one of the most established in the UK with 350 nationwide outlets…
Appeal following common assault Thursday August 1 2019 WITNESSES are being sought following a common assault at a train station. On July 26, a teenage girl is reported to have grabbed a man’s earphones from his ears and thrown his phone onto the floor following an argument at Barnsley…
Elsecar park smoke free Thursday August 1 2019 A POPULAR park has gone smoke free as part of Yorkshire Day celebrations. Elsecar Park marked the occasion with a launch event at the bandstand. Coun Jim Andrews, Cabinet Spokesperson for Public Health, said: “We want to provide as many smokefree…
Residents’ confidence in police falls Thursday August 1 2019 CONFIDENCE in police is falling across South Yorkshire communities despite the reintroduction of neighbourhood officers and other measures to control crime, according to a report. Reasons for the apparent contradiction remain unclear and the county’s Police and Crime Commissioner, Dr…
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