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


Police seek witnesses to fatal accident

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Police are appealing for witnesses following a fatal collision on the A616 bypass between Wortley and Tankersley. The crash happened at around 10.10am on Friday morning (February 10) and involved two cars, a blue Vauxhall Astra and a white Mercedes van. The driver of the Vauxhall Astra, a 21-year-old man, sadly died at the scene…. Read more »



An opportunity to tell the police about your concerns

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Police officers in Barnsley want to hear from you, about any issues you have and what you would like police to focus on where you live. As part of a dedicated operation to protect vulnerable people, engage with communities and tackle crime, residents can expect to see a particularly increased police presence on Wednesday 15… Read more »


Barnsley MP backs tougher sentences for assaults on police

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Michael Dugher, Barnsley East MP, is helping spearhead new measures to bring in tougher sentences for thugs who assault police. He is backing proposed legislation that would introduce tougher custodial terms for criminals who assault police and other members of the emergency services. Mr Dugher is co-sponsoring Halifax Labour MP Holly Lynch’s Crime (Assaults on… Read more »


Folk star John ‘Squeezy’ Spiers calls in at The Civic

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John Spiers, known better in folk circles as Squeezy, has made a name for himself as one of the leading squeezebox players of his generation – and you can catch him at The Civic on Friday, 24 February. Well known for his long-standing duo partnership with Jon Boden in the formidable Spiers & Boden, as… Read more »


MP calls for ‘zero tolerance’ in fight against crime and anti-social behaviour

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Michael Dugher, Barnsley East MP, has called for “zero tolerance” of crime and anti-social behaviour in Barnsley. His intervention came during a visit to Kendray where there has been a series of serious incidents of anti-social behaviour  recently, resulting in a number of arrests.  Mr Dugher was joined by South Yorkshire Police and Crime Commissioner, Dr… Read more »


Wentworth Castle Gardens to be closed to the public

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Wentworth Castle Gardens are to be closed to the public in the Spring. Announcing the news, John Edwards, Chair of the Wentworth Castle and Stainborough Park Heritage Trust said it was with sadness that the decision had been made. He went on the explain: “In recent years we have not been able to make enough… Read more »


MP fighting for fairer deal for ex-mineworkers

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Michael Dugher, Barnsley East MP, is fighting for a better deal for former mineworkers from Barnsley and across Yorkshire. He has written to the trustees of the Mineworkers’ Pension Scheme (MPS) to call for a meeting to review an arrangement that has deprived ex-miners of billions of pounds. Under an agreement made by the Tory… Read more »


Civic’s New Work Weekend supports local artists

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The Civic’s New Work Weekend supports emerging experimental artists and companies, giving them a platform and our ‘stamp of approval’ as they pursue their creative journeys. Kicking off the weekend on Friday night is ‘A Place Called Happiness’ by Debs Gatenby (see picture). It is described as ‘an honest, engaging show filled with stories and… Read more »