Appeal after rare chalice stolen from Barnsley Church

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Police are appealing for information after a Chalice was stolen from a church in Barnsley. The Chalice, valued at around £250, was last used at Sunday Mass on Sunday, 11 August, at the Roman Catholic Diocese of Hallam Church in Worsbrough. It is reported that the Chalice was returned to its usual place within the… Read more »


Wanted: Young Barnsley people with a bright business idea!

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Do you know a young person in the Barnsley area with a bright idea for a business? Could they do with some help to get it up and running? A new programme, part funded by the European Regional Development Fund (ERDF), aims to do just that for anyone aged between 14 and 24. Five ‘Enterprise Champions’ are… Read more »



Barnsley FC – 2013-2014 Championship season preview

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Barnsley FC – 2013-2014 season preview: New signings: Christian Dibble (Bury, free), Jean-Yves M’voto (Oldham, free), Lewin Nyatanga (Bristol City, free), Dale Jennings (Bayern Munich, undisclosed), John Cofie (Manchester United, free), Chris O’Grady (Sheffield Wednesday, undisclosed). Christian Dibble: Son of Andy Dibble, the teenager has been signed as a back-up keeper, third in line behind… Read more »





Lifetime look to inspire the next Barnsley generation

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A South Yorkshire finance firm that has doubled in size in four years to a turnover of more than £3m is planning to help the next generation. Alternative financial management company Lifetime, based at Dodworth near Barnsley, is setting up a pilot project taking business people into schools to inspire young people. Together with Barnsley’s… Read more »


Barnsley FC’s old West Stand gets the Parker treatment!

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Local photographer – and big Barnsley FC supporter – Ian Parker has kindly sent Barnsley News and Sport his iconic, eye-catching portfolio of Oakwell pictures. Ian has particularly focussed on the Reds’ old West Stand area of the ground – and his photos will undoubtedly bring back memories for those supporters and season ticket holders… Read more »


Local MP hails success of Live in Barnsley free festival

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Michael Dugher, MP for Barnsley East, has hailed the success of the Live in Barnsley festival and paid tribute to its organisers. Live in Barnsley took place across the town last weekend and was a great success. The festival was free and saw almost 100 bands, many of them local, play across numerous Barnsley town centre venues…. Read more »