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Transformational projects submitted to government
FIVE ‘transformational’ projects to revitalise areas of the Dearne as part of a £23m project have been submitted to the government for approval.
An initial consultation – which took place over a two-week period between August and September in 2020 – yielded plans to grow employment, improve active travel options, boost local amenities and improve the environment in Goldthorpe, Thurnscoe and Bolton-upon-Dearne.
It was part of a larger £3.6bn ‘Towns Fund’ that was...
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Pop-up vaccine clinic in town centre
A POP-UP vaccine clinic will be held in the town centre on Thursday.
From 9.30am to 3.30pm, anyone aged 18 and over can get their first, second or booster jabs of the Covid vaccine.
It’ll be held outside Marks and Spencer on Peel Square - and those wishing to attend are asked to look out for a St John Ambulance.
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Further tests being carried out after pair found dead in Cudworth
FURTHER tests are being carried out to determine the cause of death of a Cudworth man after a post mortem was ‘inconclusive’ - while a post mortem for the woman found dead at the same time is yet to be carried out.
Their two bodies were discovered by police last Wednesday in a property on Market Place after concerns were raised for their welfare.
A spokesperson for South Yorkshire Police said: “Police attended...
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Barnsley organisations come together to support action week
ORGANISATIONS from across Barnsley will come together this week to support Dementia Action Week.
Interactive events and activities will take place this week - and a full list of everything taking place can be found on the council website.
Coun Jenny Platts, cabinet spokesperson for adults and communities, said: “In Barnsley, we want to make sure you can get the right care and support you need.
“While getting a dementia diagnosis can...
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Driver stopped after being twice over legal limit
A DRIVER who was over twice the legal limit of alcohol was stopped in Hemingfield last week.
In the early hours of Friday morning, two special constables saw a vehicle speeding down Cemetery Road.
A spokesperson added: “The vehicle was stopped on Lady Croft Lane in Hemingfield where the driver blew 82 at the roadside, the legal limit being 35.
“The driver also tested positive on a drugs wipe for cocaine so...
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Barnsley bus didn't run after paint mishap
A BUS did not run on Sunday after a passenger spilled a tin of paint on the floor.
The 59 bus service - which travels between Royston and Barnsley - did not run at 2.50pm.
A spokesperson for Stagecoach Yorkshire apologised for the delays on social media.
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Investigation underway after pair found dead
A MAN and a woman were discovered dead in a Cudworth property - and enquiries are ongoing to establish the circumstances surrounding their death.
Their two bodies were discovered after concerns for their welfare were raised.
A spokesperson for South Yorkshire Police said: “Police attended a property on Market Place in the Cudworth area of Barnsley following the discovery of two bodies.
“Emergency services were called to the property at around 11.50am...
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Darton man awarded his MBE at Buckingham Palace
A DARTON man named in this year’s New Year’s honours list was awarded his MBE at Buckingham Palace.
Munir Mamujee, the managing director of M2R – an award-winning international education services company – was given the title for his services to education and export, presented by Princess Anne in Buckingham Palace’s throne room.
The occasion on May 4 was the first time the throne room had been used for such celebrations in more...
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Only five per cent testing positive for Covid
FIVE per cent of residents taking a Covid test are receiving a positive result, figures have revealed.
Around 1,800 PCR tests - where a swab is taken to a lab - are taken every week in Barnsley.
Latest figures show 5.3 per cent of those tests are returning positive results.
More than 6,600 virus tests - including LFT - have been reported in Barnsley in the last week.
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Two men plead guilty to assaulting police officer
TWO men pleaded guilty to assaulting a police officer in Lundwood – leaving him with broken facial bones and damaged teeth.
Toby Love, 20, of Park Avenue, and Jack Love, 19, of Village Court, indicated guilty pleas to grievous bodily harm at Barnsley Magistrates’ Court following the incident on April 25.
Both will appear at Sheffield Crown Court on May 31.
It was shared by South Yorkshire Police that the attack came...
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Vehicle deliberately set alight in Cudworth
A VEHICLE was deliberately set alight in Cudworth earlier this week.
A fire crew from Cudworth station arrived on Pontefract Road, at 3.45am on Thursday morning.
They deemed the blaze was started deliberately and after tackling the fire for about an hour they left at 4.40am.
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Rwanda plan condemned by action group
ATTENDEES at a meeting of a support and action group for refugees and asylum seekers condemned the government’s recent plan to send refugees to Rwanda.
The plan was scolded by attendees at the Penistone Refugee and Asylum Seekers Support Group’s ‘Another Big Conversation’ meeting last Saturday.
It was announced last month by the government’s Home Office that people arriving illegally in the UK will be detained and sent to the eastern African nation...
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Firearm surrender taking place across county
SOUTH Yorkshire Police is taking part in a national firearm surrender - and the weapons can be dropped off at a Barnsley police station.
As part of the two-week surrender, which ends on May 29, residents can hand in a firearm or ammunition anonymously at a police desk.
The surrender offers the chance to dispose of unwanted guns safely without fear of prosecution for the illegal possession.
However, the surrender does not...
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Elderly man left in critical condition following incident
AN elderly driver has been left in a critical condition after he suffered a medical episode at the wheel.
The man had crashed into a parked car on Park Road in Worsbrough on Tuesday evening, causing him to suffer a serious head injury.
A spokesperson for South Yorkshire Police said: “We received a report at 5.20pm on Tuesday.
“It was reported that a vehicle had crashed into a parked car on Park...
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Covid hospital patients at lowest in almost a year
THE number of patients in Barnsley Hospital with Covid is at its lowest point in almost a year.
There are currently six patients on the site with coronavirus and no one is on a ventilation bed.
It’s the lowest figure since June 29 last year.
Fourteen patients have been admitted to the hospital in the last seven days with Covid - bringing the total to 4,944.
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Police warn inconsiderate motorists about parking
POLICE have warned motorists of the consequences of ‘inconsiderate’ parking around schools.
The warning has come after recent complaints in the Dearne area regarding parking and school pick-up and drop-off times.
A spokesperson for Barnsley South East NPT said: “We would like to remind people to park considerably when dropping off and picking up children from school.
“If you park on the zig-zag lines or at the school gates – you...
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Approval set for Elsecar improvement project
A PROJECT making use of £3.93m in government funding to ‘establish Elsecar as a major driver for the creative and wider economy’ is set to gain approval by Barnsley Council’s ruling cabinet.
The money, from the Department for Culture, Media and Sport (DCMS) Cultural Development Fund which is administered by Arts Council England, is hoped to not only connect Elsecar with other cultural centres being set up around Barnsley, but also entice international recognition....
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Covid vaccine appointments available tomorrow
THERE’s still a number of appointments available if you want to get your Covid vaccine this weekend.
First, second and booster vaccines for eligible groups are available tomorrow at Priory Campus.
Appointments are available to be booked online or by calling 119.
A spokesperson for Barnsley CCG said: “Anyone attending is asked to bring a face covering as they will be required to wear one unless they’re exempt.
“They’re also asked...
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Rewilding trial to take place in Worsbrough
BARNSLEY’S Neighbourhood Services are trialling a new way of how they manage some plots of grass - with a Worsbrough area being selected for rewilding.
Rewilding is when selected plots off grass are allowed to grow, whilst also ensuring the area looks neat, tidy and semi-maintained.
The grassland area between West Street and Elmsdale in Worsbrough has been selected for the trial.
More information can be found on the council website.
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Barnsley board shaken up after relegation to League One
BARNSLEY Football Club’s board has been shaken up after several members left with immediate effect.
Paul Conway, Chien Lee, Dickson Lee and Grace Hung all left their positions on the board following Barnsley’s relegation to League One.
Jean Cryne - Patrick’s wife - has subsequently agreed to serve as director for the club, as has Julie Anne Quay.
She has been nominated as a representative of the investors all pending approval from...

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