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


Council 'will try and protect Barnsley's most vulnerable residents'

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Announcing its budget for 2012-13, the Labour-led Barnsley Council has stated it will seek to protect the most vulnerable residents in the borough. The council added it would focus on corporate and administrative savings in the coming financial year – as it attempted to make £8m in savings. Council leader Steve Houghton said he hoped… Read more »


Rockingham CC members in Children's Hospital charity walk

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Members of Rockingham Cricket Club took part in a ’10-mile charity walk versus 20-mile run’ on Sunday. Andrew Lockwood ran the 20 miles from Sheffield Children’s Hospital to Rockingham CC and back again. Others walked the 10 miles from the Rockingham ground to the hospital. It was a joint fund-raising event between the two organisations,… Read more »


Council pays tribute to former Mayor

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It is with great sadness that Barnsley Council have announced the death of Cllr Len Picken following a long illness. The Council issued a statement on their official website, which read: “Len was a hard-working councillor on behalf of the people of his St Helen’s ward and Barnsley since 1993. His tried and tested approach… Read more »


Public given advice on winter vomiting bug

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Barnsley’s health chiefs are urging people with the winter vomiting bug ‘norovirus’ not to visit anyone in hospital, or turn up at Barnsley Hospital’s A&E department for treatment – unless they have been advised to. Dr Julian Humphrey, Consultant in A&E, told the Hospital’s official website: “We have seen a small rise in people coming… Read more »


March of the Mods in March

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The march of the Mods will be heard in Barnsley during March. Ward Green WMC have a full month of mod and ska music, every Sunday from 5pm until 9pm. The ‘Mod month’ kicks off on Sunday, March 4 with the excellent Jam tribute band Eton Rifles, followed by The Civilians (March 11), True Brit… Read more »


Cherrydale Primary closed for two days

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Cherrydale Primary School in Cudworth is closed today and tomorrow because teachers have been struck down with a sickness bug. The school sent a text out to all parents notifying them that the school will be closed on Thursday and Friday due to an illness that has struck down teachers and support staff.


Police appeal for witnesses after head-on car crash

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Police are appealing for witnesses after two people were injured in a head-on car crash on Sheffield Road, Worsbrough Bridge on Tuesday. The incident happened at 5.24am just past the junction of Sheffield Road with Worsbrough Road. The incident involved a silver Vauxhall Vectra – which is thought to have been travelling towards Barnsley on… Read more »



Scargill 'victory' in legal battle with NUM

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Former National Union of Mineworkers president Arthur Scargill has won a partial victory in a legal dispute with the union. A judge has ruled Mr Scargill’s contract of employment with the union was legal and enforceable. The judge at Sheffield County Court found Mr Scargill was entitled to a car allowance of £12,000. But he… Read more »