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The general Barnsley news section covers some of the breaking stories from around the borough


Police appeal for witnesses after head-on car crash

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Police are appealing for witnesses after two people were injured in a head-on car crash on Sheffield Road, Worsbrough Bridge on Tuesday. The incident happened at 5.24am just past the junction of Sheffield Road with Worsbrough Road. The incident involved a silver Vauxhall Vectra – which is thought to have been travelling towards Barnsley on… Read more »



Scargill 'victory' in legal battle with NUM

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Former National Union of Mineworkers president Arthur Scargill has won a partial victory in a legal dispute with the union. A judge has ruled Mr Scargill’s contract of employment with the union was legal and enforceable. The judge at Sheffield County Court found Mr Scargill was entitled to a car allowance of £12,000. But he… Read more »



Snow gates to be installed on Woodhead Pass

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Work to install snow gates and advance warning signs on the A628 Woodhead Pass between South Yorkshire and Greater Manchester begins this week in a bid to ensure the safety of drivers on the Trans-Pennine route. The gates, which will be operated manually by the police in conjunction with the Highways Agency, are to be… Read more »


Housing estate proposals refused by Council

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Proposals to build a housing estate on the site of the former Houghton Main Colliery has been refused by Barnsley Council. Harworth Estates wanted to develop the site on Middlecliffe Lane, Little Houghton into employment and residential use. Developers first asked for permission for the scheme in 2009 and have been negotiating ever since. Haworth… Read more »


Three men in hospital after Barnsley petrol store explosion

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An explosion in a Barnsley garage led to three men being taken to hospital on Saturday afternoon. Firefighters were called to Springfield Street, near Dodworth Road at around 2.30pm after an underground petrol store exploded. The fire crew put out the flames and also assisted ambulance crews in providing first aid to the injured men…. Read more »


Wortley Hall show their support for International Women's Day

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Wortley Hall will show their support for International Women’s Day this year by hosting a Guest Speaker Pie and Pea Supper on Thursday, March 8. They have invited speakers to come along and share their experiences on how things have changed for women over the years. The evening is £7 per person and there will… Read more »


Auditions at Academy Theatre

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The Academy Theatre, Birdwell are holding auditions on Thursday, February 23, for male parts (ages eight-18 only) in their forthcoming show Joseph & His Technicoloured Dreamcoat (modern version). The audition piece is Close Every Door or any song from the show. If anyone can’t attend because of work etc.. please contact the Academy Theatre to… Read more »


Super Sam keeps on skating!

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Barnsley’s Sam Nixon has again been voted through in ITV’s Dancing On Ice. Monk Bretton-born Sam turned in a terrific performance on Sunday despite badly twisting his knee in training. The former Pop Idol-turned-television presenter did not know if he would be able to skate until hours before he was due on the ice in… Read more »