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


Weekend weather warning

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Barnsley Council’s Highways department is asking people to be careful when driving over the weekend, as snow is expected on Saturday afternoon (February 4), becoming heavier in the evening, then followed by rain and freezing temperatures. The council’s gritting teams will be out to treat the borough’s major arterial routes. A council press release stated:… Read more »


Dan's warning ahead of National Libraries Day

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It is National Libraries Day on Saturday, but Barnsley Central MP Dan Jarvis has warned that this year’s celebrations will be tinged with a deep sense of alarm. In a column with the Guardian newspaper, Mr Jarvis said: “The future of is libraries is more uncertain than it has been in decades. Almost 600 libraries… Read more »


Barnsley MP quizzes PM over NHS

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Barnsley Central MP Dan Jarvis yesterday quizzed David Cameron at Prime Minster’s Questions in Parliament. Mr Jarvis chose the hot topic of the much-publicised changes to the National Health Service – and told Mr Cameron that last winter ‘200 people every day died from preventable cold weather-related illnesses.’ Mr Jarvis added: “In Barnsley instead of… Read more »


South Yorkshire crime hotspots revealed on map

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Crime hotspots across South Yorkshire were revealed today by an updated map that pinpoints where trouble has flared. For the first time, the map gives the public an insight into what anti-social behaviour, violence or theft is happening on their street and in their neighbourhoods each month. In Barnsley there are 33 recorded on or… Read more »


Woman airlifted to hospital after falling under train

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A 73-year-old woman was airlifted to hospital after falling on to the train tracks at Barnsley Interchange. The woman, from Monk Bretton, fell under the train when her mobility scooter tumbled from the platform. She was taken to the air ambulance which landed on the former YEB site off Harborough Hill Road. British Transport Police… Read more »


Two arrests made following racial abuse allegation on train

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Two people, a female aged 29, and a male aged 31, were arrested by officers on Monday evening at Barnsley Interchange, following reports of an incident. The arrest came at 10.37pm, after two females were allegedly racially abused onboard the 9.37pm Leeds to Sheffield Northern Rail service train. A spokesperson said: “The two victims, aged… Read more »


Fire crew deal with allotment blaze

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A fire crew from Cudworth were called to a blaze at an allotment on Wakefield Road in Barnsley. A shed had been set alight at approximately 1.30am on Sunday morning. The firefighters spent about an hour at the scene and reported no injuries.



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 »