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



Man reported missing found safe and well in Sheffield

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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 »



Performing to be Penistone Idol?

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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.


£400,000 grant given to restore Elsecar's Beam Engine

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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 »



Worsbrough receives Country Park accreditation from Natural England

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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 »


Barnsley pays its respects

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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 »


Spate of metal thefts at Milton Forge skate park

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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 »


Rise in bus fare for youngsters from April 1

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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 »