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




Berneslai Homes set to support tenants in receiving formal qualifications

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Berneslai Homes has just become an accredited centre to deliver tenant qualifications for the Chartered Institute of Housing (CIH), the UK’s professional body for housing. The qualifications are part of the CIH’s Active Learning for Residents and are aimed at recognising residents contribution to their neighbourhoods and their housing organisation. Berneslai Homes is currently offering… Read more »



Council look to tackle anti-social behaviour, despite spending cuts

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Cabinet members have agreed proposals on how Barnsley Council plans to tackle anti-social behaviour – in the light of spending cuts to the Community Services division, and budgetary pressures faced by the police and other partners. Members heard this week how it is intended to form a responsive Anti Social Behaviour Team, using existing partnership… Read more »


Belt up – or face a fine

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Barnsley motorists are being warned they face a £500 fine if caught driving without a seatbelt. A new road safety campaign launched in South Yorkshire will see drivers without seatbelts issued with £60 on-the-spot fixed penalty notices. Those who contest them and end up in court could face up to £500 fines. Motorists are also… Read more »


Student from Darton left fighting for his life

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A student from Darton has been left fighting for his life after his body was found in a water-filled ditch after an attack. The parents of 19-year-old Daniel Whiteley are keeping a bedside vigil in hospital. Daniel was found with serious injuries in Platt Fields Park, Fallowfield, Manchester, in the early hours of Tuesday morning…. Read more »


Part of Burton Road shut from Monday

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Part of Burton Road in Barnsley will be closed to traffic from Monday, March 5. As part of the A61 Wakefield Road quality bus corridor project, the next phase of work involves extensive improvements to the carriageway and footways along Burton Road between its junction with Wakefield Road and the recently constructed roundabout (between numbers… Read more »



Masked robbers made off with £40,000

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The masked armed robbers who ambushed staff at the Shell Garage on Sheffield Road, Birdwell on Wednesday made of with £40,000. They pounced on man arriving in a transit van delivering cash to the cash machine at the side of the petrol station forecourt. The robbers fled over a fence and down a driveway with… Read more »