Fundraisers for Barnsley Hospice are setting up collection points at local leisure centres on Saturday – in a bid to boost stock levels in its charity shops. Hospice vans will park up at four venues all day – and people are invited to drop off donations of unwanted items. Dawn Charlesworth, from Barnsley Hospice, said:… Read more »
The general Barnsley news section covers some of the breaking stories from around the borough
A man who disappeared after leaving Barnsley to travel to Sheffield to see relatives has been found safe and well. There were concerns for Hussain Mohammed Abdi, 31, after he was reported missing after leaving the Barnsley town centre area on Tuesday, February 28. He had not made any contact with friends or relatives and… Read more »
Royston Fire Station, along with a number of other stations, is to close under controversial plans that have now been recommended for approval. Many leading union figures and the public wanted Royston to remain in operation – but a report out today has urged fire authority chiefs to give the go-ahead to proposals which, it… Read more »
Penistone Idol will be held in the Ampitheatre at Penistone Grammar School today (Friday, March 16) from 6-8pm. Tickets are £3.50 and are available from the Performing Arts Office. All proceeds go to St. Mungos charity.
A £400,000 grant has been made by the Heritage Lottery Fund to restore the listed Newcomen Beam Engine at Elsecar. Two years ago English Heritage put the put the engine as one of 10 key industrial sites on the national at-risk register. Barnsley Council, which is leading the project, said the funding was a fantastic… Read more »
Former Fairground Attraction lead singer Eddi Reader will be visiting Barnsley on October 27 as part of her UK tour. She will be playing at The Civic.
The 240-acre Worsbrough Country Park has always been a popular destination for visitors, while anglers have fished the 60-acre reservoir for many years. Now staff at the country park on the outskirts of Barnsley hope even more people will enjoy this hidden gem – following the award of Country Park accreditation by Natural England. Jeff… Read more »
Following conversations with the Yorkshire Regiment, Barnsley Council has been advised that the bodies of the six soldiers who lost their lives last week in Afghanistan will now be repatriated on Tuesday, March 20. The Union Flag will therefore not be flown at half mast today (Thursday, 15 March) as planned, but will be flown… Read more »
Barnsley Council is appealing for witnesses after a spate of thefts from its Milton Forge skate park in Hoyland. Large metal panels, which provide part of the park’s surface, have gone missing, resulting in the council spending over £1,000 in recent weeks having them replaced. The panels are also welded and riveted in place. Parks… Read more »
Young people in Barnsley aged 5-15 and full-time students aged 16-18 face a rise in bus fare from Sunday, April 1. Bus fares will increase from 50p to 60p, while local rail prices will remain at half-fare. The changes will apply to children under 11 years of age and the following travel pass holders: MegaTravel… Read more »