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Masked robbers made off with £40,000

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The masked armed robbers who ambushed staff at the Shell Garage on Sheffield Road, Birdwell on Wednesday made of with £40,000. They pounced on man arriving in a transit van delivering cash to the cash machine at the side of the petrol station forecourt. The robbers fled over a fence and down a driveway with… Read more »

Unique exhibition at Worsbrough Library

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A unique exhibition begins today at Worsbrough Library, with visitors getting the chance to see books dating from 1550 -1708. The exhibition, which runs until Saturday, March 10, will include collections which belonged to Worsbrough Grammar School. The books are believed to have originated from Monk Bretton Priory, many of whose monks retired to the… Read more »

Bad road traffic incident on Wakefield Road

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There was a serious looking road traffic incident on Wakefield Road, near Athersley at around 8.30am this morning. The incident occurred at the end of New Lodge Crescent Road. The road is now closed between the Co-op and Scorah’s chip shop. Delays are expected to drivers are asked to avoid the area if possible.

Grimethorpe Colliery Band to play Barnsley charity concert

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Grimethorpe Colliery Band will play a charity concert in Barnsley next month. They will play in aid of the Mayor of Barnsley Charity at Emmanuel Methodist Church, on Monday, April 16. Funds raised will go to Councillor Karen Dyson’s chosen charities of the Barnsley branches of the Multiple Sclerosis Society, Arthritis Care and Hearing Dogs… Read more »

Seven-year-old girl started Worsbrough bedroom fire

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The fire that broke out in a bedroom in Worsbrough Dale was started by a seven-year-old girl when she set alight a cuddly toy while playing with matches. The girl sneaked the matches into her room on James Street, Worsbrough Dale, Barnsley, while the rest of the family were elsewhere in the house. A smoke… Read more »

Medieval battles to be fought on Barnsley History Day

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Medieval battles will be re-enacted at Barnsley History Day 2012 on Saturday, April 7. There will also be an opportunity to create the Barnsley People’s Poem with Ian McMillan, have a go at family history and step back in time in a 1940s café at the event (10am to 3pm). The History Day 2012 is… Read more »

Barnsley girl the new voice of hospital

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People calling Barnsley Hospital will soon be greeted by the voice of Louise Jones. The young ambassador for learning disability cause Mencap has won a competition to become the voice of Barnsley Hospital. Her voice will now greet callers to the hospital’s automated phone system. The 24-year-old said: “As I have a learning disability, I… Read more »

NHS Barnsley stand out with inflatable bowel!

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NHS Barnsley certainly caught the eye in the town centre today – with their eight-foot long inflatable bowel. Visitors were able to walk through the inflatable, and informed how the symtoms of bower cancer can develop how the disease progresses. Ann Toy, spokesman for NHS Barnsley said: “Walking inside an inflatable bowel will be a… Read more »