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



Seven-year-old girl started Worsbrough bedroom fire

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The fire that broke out in a bedroom in Worsbrough Dale was started by a seven-year-old girl when she set alight a cuddly toy while playing with matches. The girl sneaked the matches into her room on James Street, Worsbrough Dale, Barnsley, while the rest of the family were elsewhere in the house. A smoke… Read more »


Medieval battles to be fought on Barnsley History Day

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Medieval battles will be re-enacted at Barnsley History Day 2012 on Saturday, April 7. There will also be an opportunity to create the Barnsley People’s Poem with Ian McMillan, have a go at family history and step back in time in a 1940s café at the event (10am to 3pm). The History Day 2012 is… Read more »


Barnsley girl the new voice of hospital

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People calling Barnsley Hospital will soon be greeted by the voice of Louise Jones. The young ambassador for learning disability cause Mencap has won a competition to become the voice of Barnsley Hospital. Her voice will now greet callers to the hospital’s automated phone system. The 24-year-old said: “As I have a learning disability, I… Read more »


NHS Barnsley stand out with inflatable bowel!

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NHS Barnsley certainly caught the eye in the town centre today – with their eight-foot long inflatable bowel. Visitors were able to walk through the inflatable, and informed how the symtoms of bower cancer can develop how the disease progresses. Ann Toy, spokesman for NHS Barnsley said: “Walking inside an inflatable bowel will be a… Read more »


Five men arrested after sexual assault allegation

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Five men have been detained by police following allegations of a serious sexual assault in Barnsley yesterday. A woman in her 40s, from New Lodge, reported the incident to police, and they are now investigating her claims. It is understood that none of the men are local.


Police in search after Birdwell robbery

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Police are searching for suspects in Birdwell after reports of a robbery at the Shell Garage on Sheffield Road this morning. The police helicopter, a number of police cars and officers on foot patrol have been in the vicinity since the robbery, which is thought to have taken place at 10.30am. It is believed that… Read more »


'Flour Power' receives monetary boost

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Barnsley Council’s Arts and Museums Service has received £48,500 from the Heritage Lottery Fund (HLF) for an exciting project, ‘Flour Power’ at Worsbrough Mill Museum and Country Park. Led by the dedicated site team and volunteers from the local community, the project will focus on telling the stories of the special place and getting more… Read more »


Hassell and pro footballers back 'Extra-Time' cancer campaign

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Barnsley defender Bobby Hassell is among professional footballers at local clubs who are backing an appeal by a leading cancer charity to help thousands of families affected by the diesease to spend more precious time together. The ‘Extra Time’ campaign is being launched to celebrate leap day (February 29th) by Weston Park Hospital Cancer Charity,… Read more »