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


Young man named in fatal Barnsley collision

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A 21-year-old man who sadly died following a collision on the A616 bypass between Wortley and Tankersley last Friday (February 10th), has been named as Reece Parkin. At around 10.10am on Friday morning it was reported that two cars, a blue Vauxhall Astra and a white Mercedes van, were involved in a collision with each… Read more »


Civic to stage theatre show for people with learning disabilities

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A multi-sensory, immersive theatre show for audiences with profound and multiple learning disabilities is to undertake mammoth UK tour – including a visit to Barnsley Civic. Home is the latest bold and exciting production devised specifically for audiences with profound and multiple learning disabilities (PMLD) from Frozen Light theatre company. Following a short preview tour… Read more »


Local MPs back Barnsley Beacon charity appeal

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Barnsley MPs Michael Dugher and Dan Jarvis are backing Barnsley Beacon in its battle for funds to continue its work in the community. The charity was founded in 2000 by a local mother after she discovered her three sons were addicted to heroin.  It offers help to relatives, carers and friends of people with drug… Read more »


Top 50 spot for Berneslai Homes’ Chief Executive

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Berneslai Homes’ Chief Executive Helen Jaggar is celebrating after entering the 24housing top 50 Power Players list, which recognises people who have greatly influenced the housing sector. Chief Executive of Berneslai Homes for the last 10 years, Helen has passion for customer focus and 35 years’ worth of experience. Under her leadership Berneslai Homes has… Read more »


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 »