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Oakwell ref stood down following arrest

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The original referee for the Barnsley v Peterborough match on Tuesday night was stood down after he was arrested on suspicion of computer hacking. Dean Mohareb, a senior member of the Football Association’s referee department, was arrested on Sunday at his home by Greater Manchester Police. He is alleged to have hacked an FA colleague’s… Read more »


£2 million cannabis factory uncovered by South Yorkshire Police

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South Yorkshire Police have discovered a cannabis factory with plants worth £1.9 million when they raided a disused nightclub after locals complained of the smell from the building. When officers broke into the Fontana Club in Attercliffe, Sheffiled, they found 1,966 plants with a street value of £1.9 million. Inspector Glen Suttenwood said: “This operation… Read more »


Barnsley Hospital NHS Trust keen to find out what patients think

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Barnsley Hospital NHS Trust is carrying out a survey to find out what patients think about the care they receive, in order to improve patients’ experiences. Patients who have recently been treated at the hospital may receive a questionnaire, asking for their views about various aspects of their experiences. This will include admission to hospital,… Read more »


The Breakfast Club at DMC

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A new free monthly networking event is being launched later this month at Barnsley Digital Media Centre. The Breakfast Club at the DMC starts on October 9, at 9am, with the aim of bringing businesses together. The event is open to all businesses and will include a short presentation by one of the companies based… Read more »


Fisherman rescued from river by police helicopter

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  Chopper cops flew in to rescue a stranded angler who had been stuck for an hour in a swollen river in South Yorkshire The fisherman was waist deep with his pal hanging onto him from the bank to prevent him being swept away in the fast-flowing waters. Police officers on foot were unable to… Read more »


Could Keith Hill be in the frame for Blackburn?

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Barnsley boss Keith Hill has emerged as a shock target for managerless Blackburn Rovers following the departure of Steve Kean. According to reports from the other side of the Pennines ,Hill has been marked as a rising star and has attracted the attention of those advising the owners of the Lancashire club. Spurs have already… Read more »



Barnsley train seconds from disaster — driver hailed a hero

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A quick-thinking train driver has been praised for preventing a rail disaster in Barnsley after crazy yobs almost derailed a passenger train. The driver spotted a huge boulder as he was at the controls of the speeding train at Silkstone Fall Foot crossing close to Dodworth Station. He slammed on the train’s brakes but couldn’t… Read more »


TALKING SPORT: What a week in the world of Barnsley FC!

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What a week it has been in the world of Barnsley Football Club! A remarkable rout of Birmingham City live on Sky Sports – with the in-form Craig Davies hitting four goals in one half – and the subsequent feverish speculation over a possible Oakwell buy-out. First there was an Italian consortium being mooted, then… Read more »


Over 750 species recorded at RSPB Old Moor event

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Over 700 local people joined scientists and RSPB staff and volunteers to help find and record as many different species of wildlife as possible in just 48 hours at a popular nature reserve near Barnsley. RSPB Old Moor held the event which was attended by enthusiasts from Sorby Natural History Society and Barnsley Biodiversity Trust,… Read more »