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Teams worked together to prevent blazes Wednesday October 16 2019 LAST year’s ‘unprecedented’ summer of deliberate grassland fires has not been repeated in 2019 due to a multi-agency reduction scheme carried out in Barnsley’s worst-hit areas, fire chiefs have said. Last summer 257 deliberate fires predominantly started on fields across…
Police warning over rogue traders Wednesday October 16 2019 SOUTH Yorkshire Police are warning members of the public about rogue traders and how people can spot them and stop them. A rogue trader is a tradesperson that exploits their customers in a range of ways to scam them out…
Fire chiefs defended £7,900 overspend Tuesday October 15 2019 FIRE bosses have defended an overspend which they said was a result of firefighters claiming back fuel costs due to them temporarily being moved to stations across South Yorkshire. The £7,900 shortfall was discussed by members of the South Yorkshire…
Vehicles checked during operation Tuesday October 15 2019 ONE MAN was arrested and almost 50 vehicles were stopped during an operation which took place on Thursday. Operation Voyager ran on Grange Lane, targeting criminals who use the road networks. One man was arrested and 45 vehicles were stopped…
‘Struggling’ market traders launch formal bid to win rent reduction Tuesday October 15 2019 MARKET traders in Barnsley have made a formal approach to have a rent reduction introduced for part of the new Glassworks complex extended to all stallholders as their relationship with the council becomes increasingly tense. Traders met to discuss rents…
Barnsley Hospital’s A&E success Tuesday October 15 2019 BARNSLEY Hospital rose to the top of the national league table for its performance in dealing with accident and emergency patients within time limits set by the NHS. During September, the hospital met the notoriously difficult four hour deadline for…
Swan ‘battered to death’ say police Tuesday October 15 2019 POLICE have launched an investigation after two men were seen battering a swan to death. The suspects, believed to be male, were seen by a member of the public repeatedly hitting the swan with a stick on the River Don…
Owner sought for mobile compressor Monday October 14 2019 AN image of a mobile compressor which was recovered during a search has been released by police in a bid to find its rightful owner. On October 4, the item was discovered and seized from an address in the town…
Pair sentenced following firearm offences Monday October 14 2019 TWO teenagers have been sentenced after they were caught in possession of a firearm. On July 14 at 3am, police were called to a property on Cooper Road, Darton, following reports that a window had been broken by a firearms…
Spritely Joan is a strong contender for award... Friday October 11 2019 A NINETY-YEAR-OLD market trader from Barnsley who gets up at the crack of dawn six days a week has been named as a finalist in the Amplifon Awards For Brave Britons 2019. Grandma Joan Ward, who has sold fruit and…
Park set to look good come spring Friday October 11 2019 VOLUNTEERS got their hands dirty planting bulbs in a local park following a donation from a building firm. On Monday, 7,000 bulbs were donated to Cudworth Park and members from the BCB environment team, Cudworth environment group along with Coun…
Man stole to pay for funeral transport bill Friday October 11 2019 A MAN stole meat from a supermarket to pay for transport to his mother’s funeral, Barnsley Magistrates Court was told. On September 3 at noon, Scott Rowley, 44, went to Iceland in the Alhambra. He was seen entering the store…
Hospice service will light up lives Friday October 11 2019 BARNSLEY Hospice would like to invite people to dedicate a light in memory of a loved one or as a gift in honour of a friend or relative. The Christmas trees in St Mary’s Church Barnsley and at Barnsley Hospice…
Royston Aldi delay Friday October 11 2019 ROYSTON’S long-awaited new Aldi store has hit another delay – after an alteration to its planning consent was lodged with Barnsley Council. The German retailer, which is in the process of building the supermarket on High Street, has submitted a…
Campaigners admit defeat in legal battle Friday October 11 2019 AN action group which formed to oppose a controversial scheme to create a new one-way road system through part of a popular park has abandoned its plan to seek a judicial review against Barnsley Council’s decision due to fears over…
Stars show support for sleep out Friday October 11 2019 PEOPLE are again being invited to swap their warm beds for sleeping bags and cold concrete to raise funds for youth homelessness. The Sleep Out event, run by charity Centrepoint alongside Barnsley Football Club, is now in its third year…
Big names sign up to Glass Works Friday October 11 2019 BIG-NAME retailer JD Sports will open its doors tomorrow to become the first retailer outside the market to open at the multi-million pound Glass Works shopping complex. Britain’s biggest sports fashion retailer will occupy a 4,023sq ft unit on a…
Masked vandals prey on elderly couple Friday October 11 2019 AN ELDERLY couple have been left horrified after the windows on their car and house were smashed by masked vandals – less than two years after arsonists poured petrol through their letter box and set it alight. Elizabeth Batley, 83,…
Spending a penny brings in £175k Friday October 11 2019 PEOPLE who spent a penny in Barnsley Interchange have contributed more than £175,000 to the transport hub across the last five years. Income from the toilet turnstiles on Barnsley’s rail platforms and in the bus station has generated an average…
Warrant issued for 85-year-old man Friday October 11 2019 A WARRANT has been issued for an 85-year-old’s arrest relating to historic sex charges. George Shaw, of Wombwell Road, Platts Common, was due to appear at Barnsley Magistrates’ Court on Wednesday where he was expected to enter a not guilty…
Hunt for attacker after knife robbery Friday October 11 2019 AN ELDERLY woman was robbed at knifepoint in a car park in the middle of the afternoon. At 2.40pm on Wednesday, the 72-year-old was in the car park of Tesco at Hoyland when she was approached by a man who…
Have you seen missing Michelle? Thursday October 10 2019 POLICE officers are appealing for information to help find a 51-year-old missing woman. Michelle Rich went missing in the Goldthorpe area of Barnsley and was last seen at 10.15am this morning. South Yorkshire Police officers are concerned for her welfare…
Have you seen this man? Thursday October 10 2019 POLICE are appealing for information on the whereabouts of a man wanted in connection to an assault. Dale Shaw, 30, of no fixed address, is wanted following an alleged assault which took place in Rotherham. He is known to have…
Appeal for information following barn fire Thursday October 10 2019 A BARN has been left with thousands of pounds worth of stock destroyed following a fire. On Monday at 6.35am, the owners of Blackmoor Farm in Oxpring were alerted to the fact that their barn was on fire and the…
Have you got a nightmare neighbour? Thursday October 10 2019 A TELEVISION show is looking for Barnsley residents who have had a dispute with their neighbour. Avalon Factual is producing a new series of the Channel 5/5 Star show, The Nightmare Neighbour Next Door. Barnsley residents who have recently had…
TV Superfan Ad so thrilled to meet hospital staff first-hand Thursday October 10 2019 A DOCUMENTARY superfan’s dream came true after he travelled from Coventry to Barnsley to meet his TV heroes. Adam McNamara, or Ad for short, has autism, dyspraxia, scoliosis and learning difficulties and gets a lot of enjoyment from watching TV…
Police move to curb residents’ fears of rise in burglaries Thursday October 10 2019 POLICE have allayed residents’ fears that burglaries across Barnsley are ‘out of control’ following a summer spike - and the public have been told to expect a proactive response from patrolling officers in worst-hit spots. According to a police report,…
The Sherlocks return to tarn today... Wednesday October 9 2019 INDIE rock band, The Sherlocks - who have supported Oasis frontman Liam Gallagher and the Kaiser Chiefs - will be performing an exclusive concert in Barnsley today to celebrate the release of their second album. The band have recently returned…
Man was abusive to hospital staff Wednesday October 9 2019 A MAN with more than 20 years history of drunk and disorderly behaviour has been fined after abusing hospital staff. Shane Borrett, 38, of Corporation Road, Grimsby, attended Barnsley Hospital at 9pm on September 2 after attending a funeral. He…
Underspend to go on housing Wednesday October 9 2019 ALMOST 1,300 council houses are set to be improved due to a £16m underspend. Repair costs have been less than initially anticipated in 2018/19 and the windfall – which is part of the already agreed ‘Barnsley Homes Standard’ scheme –…
Changes to recycling centre opening times Wednesday October 9 2019 CHANGES to the opening times at the household waste and recycling centres across the borough have come into effect today. The winter opening times will see all four centres close at 4pm. The centre on West Street, Worsbrough, will open…
dean day Have you seen Dean? Tuesday October 8 2019 POLICE have released an image of a man they would like to speak to in connection to multiple thefts in the town. Dean Day, 31, formally of Athersley, is also wanted in connection to breach of a criminal behaviour order and on recall…
Stendel leaves Oakwell Tuesday October 8 2019 Daniel Stendel has left his role as head coach of Barnsley FC. The 45-year-old German has 'separated' from the club following Saturday's 5-1 loss at Preston North End. Stendel took charge of the Reds for 66 games, winning 31, and…
Rising costs of vulnerable kids hitting council Tuesday October 8 2019 NUMBERS of vulnerable children requiring care places in Barnsley have increased due to closures in neighbouring towns and cities - resulting in a service overspend of more than £700,000 in 2018/19, it was revealed this week. The number of children…
MP digging deeper in campaign for miners Tuesday October 8 2019 BARNSLEY East MP Stephanie Peacock met with representatives from the National Union of Mineworkers to continue the campaign on getting a fairer deal for retired miners in the Mineworkers Pension Scheme. The local MP has long campaigned on the issue,…
South Yorkshire Police Missing Sheffield girl found Monday October 7 2019 POLICE officers searching for a missing Sheffield teenager who could have made her way to Barnsley has been found safe and well.  Maisie Fox, 15, was last known to be heading into the city centre to meet friends on Sunday.…
Man charged following knife-point robbery Friday October 4 2019 A MAN has been remanded after he was charged with a knifepoint robbery. On September 30, Andrew Case, 34, allegedly went into Khela Food and Wine Store on Doncaster Road, Goldthorpe. It is believed a quantity of cigarettes and cash…
Community-orientated school is up for award Friday October 4 2019 A PRIMARY school which helped families living in poverty could be in with the chance of winning an award to honour its efforts. Oakwell Rise Primary Academy, Doncaster Road, is a finalist for the Best Community Group Contribution to Education…
Crime line is a frustration Friday October 4 2019 THE ‘lack of response’ from the 101 service is preventing elderly and vulnerable residents from reporting burglaries, a meeting was told. Residents who attended the Shafton Parish Council meeting on Tuesday spoke of their disappointment at the length of time…
Stagecoach gets school library bus running again Friday October 4 2019 A SCHOOL library bus that had its windows smashed during the summer holidays has had the windows replaced for free - thanks to Stagecoach. Pupils and staff from Birkwood Primary, Cudworth, on Darfield Road returned after the summer break to…
Support available during Breast Cancer Awareness month Friday October 4 2019 IN SUPPORT of Breast Cancer Awareness month, Barnsley Hospital is raising awareness of the signs and symptoms of breast cancer. The hospital will also be making people aware of the importance of attending screening appointments. Breast cancer is one of…
Targets being hit in war against dog fouling Friday October 4 2019 MORE fines than ever have been issued to irresponsible dog owners who have failed to pick up after their pet as part of a zero tolerance enforcement contract. Kingdom Security, commissioned by the area council which includes Central, Dodworth, Kingstone,…
Lions roar back into Locke Park... Friday October 4 2019 A PIECE of Barnsley’s history has returned to Locke Park this week in the form of two ferocious big cats. The Friends of Locke Park have paid for two stone lion statues on plinths to be installed into the park,…
Driving ban after woman swerved to miss police car Friday October 4 2019 A DRIVER who swerved to avoid hitting a police car has been banned from driving after she was found to be over the drink-drive limit. Alice Pease, 25, of Oak Lea Avenue, West Melton, was driving a Nissan Micra along…
Van collision resulted in flipped car Friday October 4 2019 A CAR ended up on its roof after colliding with a van on Thursday afternoon. Police were called to Assembly Way, Kingstone, following reports that a car and a van had collided. The car overturned, coming to rest on the…
Something did not smell right about perfume sales Friday October 4 2019 TRADING Standards are working alongside Barnsley Council after officers seized counterfeit perfume being sold on the town centre’s streets. Sellers were reported by shoppers, who told officers that they claimed the goods were stolen. A statement said: “Barnsley Council received…
Couple vow to help others who have lost a child Friday October 4 2019 A COUPLE whose baby died at four days old have founded a charity to support bereaved families who have lost a baby. Bethany and Andy Pocock, both 31, lost their son Henry in March 2017 following complications during his birth…
Joey Barton set for court appearance Friday October 4 2019 JOEY Barton is set to appear at Barnsley Magistrates’ Court next week having been charged with causing actual bodily harm following a post-match incident at Oakwell. Barnsley head coach Daniel Stendel was left with facial injuries and needed emergency dental…
Concerns that car vandal will strike again Friday October 4 2019 THE VANDALISM of six cars at a sheltered housing complex has left the residents scared and fearing that the ‘mindless thugs’ will return. During Sunday night, six cars at Maltas Court, Worsbrough, had their windows broken in an act of…
Collision saw tot thrown from pram after spat Friday October 4 2019 AN EIGHT-MONTH-OLD baby was thrown from a pram in a car crash outside a primary school yesterday morning. The crash occurred on Bruce Avenue outside the gates of Worsbrough Common Primary School just before 9am, with residents on the street…
Plan is formalised Thursday October 3 2019 A RETROSPECTIVE planning application has been submitted for the new restaurant and bar adjoining the new town centre library - almost four months after it opened. Falco Lounge was built alongside the Library @ the Lightbox, opening at the end…
Charity worker tells of her African experience Thursday October 3 2019 A CHARITY worker who travelled to Zimbabwe in the aftermath of a cyclone has shared her perspective of how the country is struggling six months on. Laura MacLeman, who is originally from Royston but now lives in London, works for…
Barnsley fans pay tribute to fan who died during match Thursday October 3 2019 POLICE have confirmed that a Barnsley fan died during Wednesday night’s clash between the Reds and Derby County at Oakwell. The 66-year-old was in cardiac arrest when emergency services rushed to the stand where he was - known as the…
400 children being educated at home Wednesday October 2 2019 ALMOST 400 children are home educated in Barnsley, according to a report to be discussed by councillors today. Barnsley Council’s revised Elective Home Education Policy is to be discussed at a meeting of the council’s ruling cabinet, in line with…
Carers’ service up for award Wednesday October 2 2019 A CARER support service has been shortlisted for an award for the care it provides for its own staff team.Barnsley Carers’ Service, which works alongside local unpaid carers, is a finalist in the Be Well@Work Awards. The annual awards, operated…
Quit smoking this October Tuesday October 1 2019 SMOKERS are being encouraged to put down the cigarettes for good as Stoptober campaign kicks off today. Yorkshire Smokefree has over one hundred clinics across the region with weekly group and one-to-one sessions available along with telephone and online support. Nationally, the…
Protest at two-tier market rents Tuesday October 1 2019 TRADERS left their stalls at lunchtime on Wednesday to protest against changes to rents in the new Glass Works market hall under which charges to upstairs traders were slashed by half. The changes, introduced this month following a consultation with…
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