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


Football fan cautioned for homophobic chants

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A Barnsley football supporter has been cautioned by police for shouting homophobic abuse at Brighton fans, on leaving a Championship match between the two clubs at the Amex Stadium. Sussex Police stated that officers initially ‘gave strong words of advice’ to the 18-year-old, after he made anti-gay chants at Falmer station on November 6. The… Read more »


Council in talks over new supermarket

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Barnsley Council is in talks with a number of retailers over a proposed supermarket near the town’s bus station. The new supermarket, if given the go-ahead, would be built on a 4,645-square metre site that currently houses Gala Bingo and the former YEB building. Retail giant Sainsbury’s has already admitted that it is looking to… Read more »


Boxing Day brawl outside Barnsley bar

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A man was left with head injuries after a Boxing Day fight erupted outside a Barnsley bar. A group of people were in a disturbance near the Retro bar on Wellington Street at around 8.50pm on Monday night. A local man, aged 26, sustained head injuries and was taken to Barnsley District General Hospital but… Read more »