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M1 closed in both directions as police hunt suspect
THE M1 was closed in both directions between Junctions 37 and 38 earlier this afternoon as police tried to locate a suspect.
Officers were called at around 12.15pm following reports that a man armed with a baseball bat had damaged a property and a vehicle on Ballfield Lane in Kexborough.
A South Yorkshire Police spokesman said: "The man later fled towards the M1 and reportedly went on the hard shoulder near junction 38. ...
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M1 overnight closures announced
SEVERAL overnight closures on the M1 have been announced over the next week to allow for repairs and improvement work.
Motorists are being warned to expect slight delays on the M1 near Barnsley tonight.
From 9pm until 5am tomorrow, the slip road at junction 37 southbound will be closed for carriageway repairs. Delays of under ten minutes are anticipated.
Also, motorists are being told to expect delays of around ten minutes when the...
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'Visionary' plan to tackle congestion hotspots
A TWO-YEAR ‘visionary project’ is set to start next year to improve congestion at Stairfoot roundabout and other problem areas.
The council announced the launch of the A635 Stairfoot and Cundy Cross scheme last week after a borough-wide travel consultation placed the snag points as the worst in the town.
The survey which was carried out last summer highlighted that Stairfoot roundabout, Cundy Cross’ junctions and Doncaster Road, which is also on the A635,...
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Call for action over potholes
​​A LOCAL councillor has called on the local authority to support areas other than the town centre after noting the sheer number of potholes in his ward.
Coun Chris Wray, who represents the Dodworth ward, said that motorists in Gilroyd and Higham are often negatively impacted by potholes.
He recently reported one of the potholes on The Link, in Gilroyd – and is hopeful that more can be done to ensure the roads...
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Road safety move following injuries
A COUNCILLOR has vowed to work with authorities to improve road safety in his ward - after two recent collisions injured pedestrians.
Coun Phil Lofts, who represents the Old Town ward, has been working with the council following a number of collisions on Pogmoor Road.
The accidents, which injured both pedestrians and motorists, have also caused damage to a roadside building - as well as adding congestion close to Barnsley Hospital’s Gawber Road...
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Warning of M1 delays
DRIVERS using the M1 between Junction 37 and 38 are being warned of possible peak time congestion until midweek.
Lane three in both the northbound and southbound carriageways are likely to be closed until Wednesday evening as important safety barrier repairs continue.
National Highways had hoped to start and finish the work at the weekend but has been delayed by the stormy weather and the repairs will now need to continue this week. ...
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Motorway junction closure causes Barnsley delays
DRIVERS are being urged to make extra time for their journey after an accident has caused congestion to Tankersley.
An oil spillage occurred on the M1 between Junction 34 and Junction 35 this morning.
The section of motorway was closed by Highways England, but traffic has built up towards surrounding junctions.
Barnsley commuters are being urged to make extra time for their journey, or choose an alternative route to avoid the traffic....
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This week's roadworks (w/c April 12)
IT'S the start of a new week, and that means more roadworks have been scheduled. Here's our comprehensive guide to how that could affect roads near you.
Manor Occupation road will be closed for 60 metres wither side of house number five from April 20 while a manhole is replaces. The work will last for one day and motorists are asked to use Summer Lane, High Street, or Oakwood Road as an alternate route....
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Snow Updates - Jan 14
IT'S snowing and has already put down a fair amount in the past few hours.
Here we will update with school closures and any disruption to travel routes as we find them.
Let us know of any difficult roads, school closures, or travel announcements and we will do our best to share what we know.
Schools (Updated 11.15am)
Outwood Academy Shafton - CLOSED (Afternoon only) (Updated 9.02am)
Oxspring Primary School - CLOSED Updated 9.02am)...
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Road closed after burst water pipe
CEMETERY Road will be closed today following a burst water pipe over the weekend.
Yesterday (January 10) a water pipe burst at the Sheffield Road crossroads near Doncaster Road.
This caused damage to a gas pipe and cut power to the traffic signals.
Yorkshire water confirmed yesterday that works to repair the water pipe are on hold while the gas pipe is fixed.
In order to repair the damage, Cemetary Road...
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Stay safe in the snow
IT'S SNOWING!
The weather has taken a cold turn and it's been snowing throughout the night and into the morning.
Us here at We Are Barnsley want to urge every one to take care when out-and-about and to drive carefully if you do need to travel - espeically in the higher parts of Barnsley.
Gritters were deployed from 6pm last night (December 28) and will continue gritting the roads until the snow...
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Road closure in Worsbrough Dale
A ROAD in Worsbrough Dale is set close tomorrow (November 27) for water works.
Residents on Station Road have been urged to take caution following upcoming road works that will take place overnight.
Yorkshire Water will begin work tomorrow which is due to finish on Saturday (November 28).
A spokesperson for Barnsley Council said: “We just want to let you know that we are aware of how inconvenient roadworks can be.
...
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M1 at a standstill after incident
WE have received information that traffic has come to a standstill on the M1, which could cause delays while travelling.
Highways England confirmed today (November 23) that traffic has been temporarily stopped from J37 (Barnsley, Manchester) to J38 (Huddersfield) southbound.
This is due to a traffic collision.
In a tweet, Highways England said: “Traffic has been released in lane one, however lanes two and three remain closed.
“Please allow extra time...
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Work to tackle Tanksersley congestion
WORKS to ease traffic and congestion issues at a roundabout in Tankersley will begin at the end of this month.
Highways England will begin work on the Westwood A61 roundabout, adding an extra lane to the roundabout and traffic lights to all roads approaching the roundabout aside from Maple Road.
The planned work aims to reduce congestion and delays while improving traffic flows on the roundabout, as well as enabling real-time information for...
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Road closed following incident
A ROAD has been closed this morning following an incident.
Rotherham Road, close to the junction for Burton Road, has been closed by police.
Please allow extra time for your journey and use an alternative route.
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Tree blocking road
A TREE has fell on to a main road blocking it in both directions.
Keresforth Hill Road was blocked this morning due to the tree.
Barnsley Council removed the tree, clearning the road by 12.30pm
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Woodhead pass closed
A MAIN road is closed after a lorry overturned
The Woodhead Pass has been closed after a lorry overturned, blocking the road in both directions.
South Yorkshire Police have advised motorists to plan an alternative route and have notconfirmed when the road will reopen.
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Storm Ciara - updates
A YELLOW warning for wind is currently in place due to storm Ciara.
The wind is currently reaching speeds of 70mph and there is disruption to travel due to fallen trees.
The Environment Agency has issued a flood alert on The Upper River Don, The River Dearne at Darton and Barugh and residents are being urged to remain vigilant.
Bark House Lane, Cawthorne, has a fallen tree which is blocking access to Cannon Hall.
A...
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Replacement water pipe in Royston
A NEW water pipe to replace one prone to bursting is set to be installed in Royston.
Yorkshire Water will begin works on Lee Lane from February 10 and the project is set to cost £400,000.
During the work, Lee Lane will close to through traffic from the junction with Wakefield Road to the access road for the new development.
A diversion will be in place.
Vicky Scroggins, Yorkshire Water community...
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Restrictions in place for match day
RESTRICTIONS in place around the town centre on Barnsley Football Club’s matchdays will come into force earlier than usual tomorrow.
The Reds’ South Yorkshire derby clash against Sheffield Wednesday kicks off at 1.30pm and Jumble Lane’s temporary footbridge will be closed to pedestrians an hour before.
It will reopen at 4.30pm, according to Barnsley Council, and fans heading to Oakwell from the town centre have been advised to follow walking routes via Midland...
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Horses roaming
THERE are horses currently roaming Barnsley Road between Brierley and Shafton.
Please drive with caution.
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Broken down vehicle
A VEHICLE has broken down on Hunningley Lane causing traffic delays.
Please allow extra time for your journey.
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Power cut affecting bus station
BUS users may face travel delays this afternoon following a power cut.
The Barnsley Interchange is currently without power and the screens are currently off, preventing passengers from viewing what times or what stand their bus is leaving from.
The pharmacy, Subway, Cooplands and Select Convenience have also had to close while they wait for the power to be turned back on.
The lifts and the escalator are also currently out of...
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Northern Rail to go into public ownership
THE company operating trains through Barnsley will be stripped of its franchise and its services will be brought under government control, it has been announced.
The transport secretary Grant Shapps announced this afternoon that Northern Rail’s franchise will be stripped from German operator Arriva Rail North from March 1, following months of major disruptions.
Northern Rail serves Barnsley, connecting passengers to Sheffield, Leeds and Huddersfield and the company has been under fire since...
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Traffic delays on main road
MOTORISTS will be facing traffic delays on a main Barnsley road.
There are currently road works on Harborough Hill road on both sides.
One lane is closed on each side.
Please allow extra time for your journey.
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Horses roaming the road
THERE are horses currently roaming Barnsley Road between Brierley and Shafton.
Please drive with caution.
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Incident on the M1
COMMUTERS will be facing traffic delays this morning.
There has been an incident on the M1 southbound between junction 36 and 35a of the M1.
Emergency services are currently on the scene and the motorway is closed between the junctions.
Highways England confirmed there are delays of approximately 30 minutes.
Please allow extra time for your journey.
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Incident on Racecommon Road
THERE has been an incident on Racecommon Road, Barnsley.
Emergency sercives are currently on the scene.
Please allow extra time for your journey.
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Temporary lights in place for the next month
TEMPORARY traffic lights on a main road into Barnsley came into force this week and will remain until mid February as resurfacing works are carried out by Barnsley Council. Works will be carried out on the A633 - Barnsley Road and Wombwell Lane - between the White Rose roundabout and Screwfix/Greggs. The lights will be in operation between 9.30am and 3.30pm on weekdays, and 7.30am and 4pm on Sundays to minimise disruption. Temporary lights will only be...
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Incident on Tank Row
THERE has been an incident on Tank Row, Lundwood.
Emergency sercives are currently on the scene.
Please allow extra time for your journey.
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Traffic restriction in force
A TEMPORARY traffic restriction is in force on a town centre street.
Peel Street, from Wellington Street to Fenton Street, will be one-way for the next two Sundays.
The removal of a telecommunications mast, sited on the Post Office’s roof, on nearby Pitt Street, has forced the change.
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Congestion following incident
CONMUTERS may face delays following an incident close to the motorway junction.
Emergency services are currently on Haigh Lane, Woolley.
Woolley Edge Lane and Intake Lane are currently congested.
Please allow extra time for your journey.
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Call for clarity over train operator
BARNSLEY Central MP and Sheffield City Region mayor Dan Jarvis has called for ‘urgent and decisive action’ as the transport secretary announced train operator Northern Rail could be stripped of its franchise.
Transport secretary Grant Shapps announced yesterday – the same day that rail fares were hiked by 2.7 per cent – that the process to bring the network back into public hands had already started, calling the current service ‘unacceptable’ and saying Northern...
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Traffic restriction begins this weekend
A TEMPORARY traffic restriction will come into force on a town centre street.
Peel Street, from Wellington Street to Fenton Street, will become one-way for three consecutive Sundays from this weekend.
The removal of a telecommunications mast, sited on the Post Office’s roof, on nearby Pitt Street, has forced the change.
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Stagecoach bus fare changes
BUS fare changes have come into effect this week with Stagecoach introducing some increases, some decreases and some fares staying the same.
The company is encouraging customers to buy tickets online or the Stagecoach Bus App before travelling with extra discounts in a bid to lower the amount of time spent at bus stops and speeding up journey times.
John Young, commercial director at Stagecoach Yorkshire, said: “Our customers have been telling us...

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