The Lamproom Theatre will host a ‘flamboyant’ Cabaret and Theatre Variety Show on Saturday, February 18. Tickets are now on sale for The Velvet Burlesque’s presentation of ‘Cupid Stunts’. The Sheffield-based Velvet Burlesque company say of their show: “It is guaranteed to be one of the most fantastic, professional, flamboyant and entertaining Cabaret and Theatre… Read more »
The general Barnsley news section covers some of the breaking stories from around the borough
Pupils at a Barnsley school have been warned by teachers to be careful, after a girl was approached by an unknown man. The girl was walking home at around 6pm yesterday and as she was about to cross the road near the Shaw Inn pub on Racecommon Road a man jumped out at her. She… Read more »
Health bosses at Barnsley Hospital are backing the ‘nutrition and hydration week’ – by helping out during meal times on the wards. The hospital’s chief nurse, Heather McNair, along with the organisation’s chief executive and other top nurses and senior managers, are offering their services at meal times throughout this week, to emphasise the Trust’s… Read more »
The family of a murdered Barnsley pensioner are appealing for fresh information – on the 10th anniversary of her killing. Vera Cooper, 80, was found strangled in the kitchen of her home in Grimethorpe on January 24, 2002. South Yorkshire Police believe she was killed while her bungalow was being burgled. But despite a £5,000… Read more »
The Prince of Wales, on his first visit to Barnsley, ended up discussing the fortunes of the England cricket team when he met former Test umpire Dickie Bird on Tuesday. Prince Charles chatted to Dickie at the latter’s statue near St Mary’s Church in the town centre. Hundreds of Barnsley people braved the miserable and… Read more »
Kes has flown back into Barnsley. The famous story of young Billy Casper and his kestrel will again be staged at the Academy Theatre, Birdwell this week, put on by local theatre company LS Theatre Productions. The final dress rehearsal is held tonight, with Wednesday (7.15pm) being the opening show. There is a double bill… Read more »
Barnsley Council have confirmed that Smithies Waste Recycling Centre will be closed on Friday for emergency repairs. The public are asked to use the facility at West Street, Worsbrough.
Barnsley libraries are supporting the upcoming Holocaust Memorial Day with the theme of ‘Speak Up, Stand Out’. The Memorial Day falls on Friday, January 27 – the anniversary of the liberation of infamous concentration camp Auschwitz in 1945. Throughout the week leading up to the day, Barnsley’s Central Library will be displaying a book of… Read more »
Maria Micklethwaite, the cyclist killed in a collision with a car on January 20, had only been married for three months. Maria, agd 36, of Ouson Gardens, Carlton, was on her bike training for a triathlon when she was involved in a collision with a Ford Focus. Police are investigating the incident, which took place… Read more »
South Yorkshire’s new Chief Constable has been named today. David Crompton will leave his job as Deputy Chief Constable at West Yorkshire Police to take up the post. He was one of three candidates initially in the running, but then saw the other two pull out of the race.