Stagecoach are adamant that a ‘near normal’ service will be in operation across Barnsley today – despite another 24-hour strike by some bus drivers. Members of the Unite union have rejected the latest pay offer from Stagecoach – and are not working today as part of their protest.
The general Barnsley news section covers some of the breaking stories from around the borough
Police budget cuts will be top of the agenda at at meeting in Barnsley this evening. The force has been told to slash £40 million from its budget over four years. Members of the police authority budget focus group will discuss it in detail – and also want the public to be involved. One of… Read more »
The Dearne Playhouse in Goldthorpe is preparing for its week-long production of pantomime Dick Whittington. Opening night is on Saturday at 7pm – and the panto will run until January 28. It is being put on by the theatre section of the Dearne Community and Miners Welfare Scheme. The producer is Simon Carr, of 2Act… Read more »
A woman cyclist from Barnsley has died after being involved in a road accident. The 39-year-old woman, who has yet to be named by police, was cycling in South Hiendley when she was involved in a collision with a Ford Focus car at 3.25pm. It happened on Slack Lane at the junction with Church Lane…. Read more »
There will be further bus strikes in Barnsley on Monday – after drivers rejected the latest pay offer. Members of the Unite union votes 206 to 89 against the offer submitted by Stagecoach yesterday. The local branch secretary of Unite, Mr Tony Rushforth, said that the £9.05 an hour offer was rejected because no backpay… Read more »
Former Barnsley council chief executive Phil Coppard says he is ‘puzzled’ by the manner of his departure. The council released a statement in December saying Mr Coppard was to leave by mutual consent, and thanked him for his hard work. He had been employed by the council since 1976 – and had been chief executive… Read more »
The Snowflake Twins didn’t just melt away. In fact the pair, who go by the stage names of Les Lee and Paul Lee, proved to be a bit of a smash hit! So much so that they provided a welcome fund-raising boost for Barnsley Hospice. The Twins are actually Dave Drumgoon and Dan Brunt, who… Read more »
Thousands of what is alleged to be counterfeit cigarettes have been seized by police – after a nine-year-old was spotted in Athersley North carrying some of them. An investigation has been launched.
Today sees the launch of Yorkshire Little Hopefuls at the Houghton Road Community Centre in Thurnscoe. Paul and Michael Atwal-Brice will open the Thurnscoe Little Hopefuls group from 10am-1pm. It is a weekly support and fortnightly playgroup for children with additional needs and disabilities. The gay couple decided to start the group after an appeal… Read more »
The MiCard scheme which has proved so popular among under 18s in and around Barnsley could be scrapped because of yet more council cut-backs. The scheme currently offers free bus travel across the borough, which is particularly helpful to schoolchildren and college students. But Barnsley council has been informed by the Government that it has… Read more »