St Helen’s Roman Catholic Primary School, on West Street in Hoyland, was closed today due to a lack of heating. The school is scheduled to reopen tomorrow (Wednesday) as normal.
The general Barnsley news section covers some of the breaking stories from around the borough
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 »
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 »
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 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.
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 »
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 »
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 »
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 »
South Yorkshire Police have begun a murder investigation into the death of a 36-year-old man. The man was found seriously injured in Church Street, Thurnscoe around 4.30pm yesterday. He was taken to Barnsley District General Hospital where he later died of his injuries. The forensic post mortem will take place today. Several man have been… Read more »