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


Headteacher warns of 'suspicious man in car'

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A headteacher has written to parents after a man in a black car was spotted ‘trying to entice’ young girl pupils. Julie Allen, headteacher at Birkwood Primary School, Cudworth, sent the warning and added that the car had been spotted touring the area. She believes the driver of the car is a man in his… Read more »


Scanning Live at Cannon Hall Farm

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The public is being invited along to Cannon Hall Farm on Sunday, February 5, between 11am and 3pm, to watch sheep being pregnancy scanned. The sheep will then feature in a Lambing Live event on March 30. This is a great opportunity to see, at first hand, the baby lambs as they develop inside the… Read more »


Police appeal after pedestrian suffers fractured skull

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South Yorkshire Police are appealing for information, after a 21-year-old man suffered serious injuries after being hit by a car in Barnsley last night. The young man, from Newcastle-upon-Tyne, was crossing Whinby Road towards Dodworth when he was struck by a blue Ford Ka, which was heading towards the M1 motorway. The incident occured at… Read more »




Long-term unemployment in Barnsley up by 56% says MP

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Unemployment in Barnsley continues to rise, mirroring the situation all over the country, and there is no immediate sign of bucking that trend according to one local MP. Figures released today show that unemployment in Britain has reached a 17-year high. There is also a record number of young people currently out of work. After… Read more »


NHS Barnsley supports 'Olympic off-the-couch to 5k' plan

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NHS Barnsley is encouraging residents to get fit for this summer’s Olympics – and turn their New Year resolutions into healthy reality – with the help of a free two-month beginners’ running plan. Starting with runs of just one minute each, the plan is designed to get Barnsley people off the couch and running five… Read more »


Barnsley cyclist killed in crash is named by police

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The Barnsley cyclist who was killed in a collision with a car in South Hiendley has been named by police. Carlton woman Maria Micklethwaite, aged 36, was killed when her bike was involved in a collision with a Ford Focus car on Slack Lane last Friday afternoon. An inquest into her death is due to… Read more »


Burst pipe halts opening of new fitness suite

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Barnsley FC players were due to open a new £1.5m gym at the Metrodome today – but it has been called off because of a burst water pipe. The pipe burst due to the bitterly cold temperature, leading to the postponement. Barnsley Premier Leisure issued a message on Facebook, saying that it would keep people… Read more »


Drivers United again in pay dispute

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Stagecoach are adamant that a ‘near normal’ service will be in operation across Barnsley today – despite another 24-hour strike by some bus drivers. Members of the Unite union have rejected the latest pay offer from Stagecoach – and are not working today as part of their protest.