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



Wentworth and Dearne MP in firefighting talks

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A South Yorkshire MP is to meet the Government’s fire minister today, to discuss concerns that funding cuts will put lives at risk and lead to hundreds of firefighters losing their jobs. Labour’s Wentworth and Dearne MP John Healey is among a cross-party delegation due to meet with minister Bob Neill. The MPs represent constituencies… Read more »


Barnsley author will launch new book at town library

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The official launch of Milly Johnson’s latest book ‘White Wedding’ will be hosted at Barnsley Central Library on Shambles Street, with two special events. Milly will be launching the book on Monday, April 30 and Wednesday May 2, at 6.30pm. Milly will speak about her latest book and what she has lined up for the… Read more »


Family appeal after death of Thurnscoe man

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The family of a man stabbed to death in Thurnscoe say the tragedy has left a ‘huge gap’ in their lives. Philip Smith, of Stotfold Drive, was killed on Saturday afternoon following a disagreement on nearby Church Street. Mr Smith, aged 36, was rushed to Barnsley District General Hospital but later died from stab wounds…. Read more »


Wombwell man found safe and well

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Wombwell man Shaun Lockwood, who had been missing since Friday, January 20, has been found safe and well. The family of the 44-year-old, who lives on Hoyland Street, has thanked everyone for their help.


Barnsley people urged to use their vote

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Up to 2,000 people who have not yet registered to vote in Barnsley are being urged to ensure they put their names on the electoral roll. Barnsley Council says people have until Wednesday, April 18, to register – or find themselves unable to participate in this year’s council elections. The number of Barnsley people now… Read more »


'Brassed Off' coming to Barnsley

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Following the huge success of ‘Kes’ at the Academy Theatre, another local smash hit is on the way to Barnsley. ‘Brassed Off’ will be staged at the Theatre from Tuesday, February 7 to Saturday, February 11. The classic Yorkshire story will also feature members of the Take 2 Big Band. For tickets call the Academy… Read more »


Thurnscoe man died of stab wounds

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A Thurnscoe man died from stab wounds post-mortem tests have concluded. Philip Alan Smith, 36, was found injured in Church Street, Thurnscoe on Saturday afternoon. Police officers found Mr Smith near the junction with Houghton Road. He was taken to Barnsley District General Hospital but there died from his injuries. A man was arrested on… Read more »


Dead Thurnscoe man is named

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Police have named the man who died yesterday after sustaining serious injuries in Thurnscoe as 36-year-old Philip Alan Smith. Philip, of Stotfold Drive, Thurnscoe, was found injured in Church Street around 4.30pm on Saturday, after a disturbance near the junction with Houghton Road. He was taken to Barnsley District General Hospital where he later died… Read more »