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Barnsley people urged to take care in wintry weather

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A severe weather warning for snow and ice has been issued for South Yorkshire. The Met Office predicted between 2-5cm of snow across the county overnight into Friday morning, with as much as 10cm in isolated areas. Councils said they were gritting roads as usual but urged motorists to take extra care. A spokesman for… Read more »


Centurions are hailed

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Four women with a combined age of over 400 years were the toast of a spcial party at Sandygate Care Home. Mary Outram, 100, Kathleen Laughton, 100, Mary Rotherforth, 101, and Ida Bell, 103, were the gursts of honour at the Home’s first Centenarian Day.


Council wins Carbon Trust award

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Barnsley Council has been awarded the Carbon Trust Standard certificate in recognition of its continuous efforts to reduce the carbon emissions of its buildings over the last two years. The council has reduced its carbon emissions by eight per cent year-on-year since March 2009, the equivalent of almost 6,000 tonnes of CO2e, across all of… Read more »


Domestic abuse on the agenda

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Barnsley Council’s Personal and Family Wellbeing scrutiny commission will meet at the Central Library in Shambles Street tomorrow (2pm), to discuss the issue of domestic violence and its impact on the health and well-being of children and young people in Barnsley. The meeting, to be held in the lecture theatre is part of the organisation’s… Read more »


Thurnscoe drug dealer jailed

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A 44-year-old Thurnscoe man who stashed more than £500 worth of cannabis in his garden has been jailed for 16 months. Andrew Taylor, of Deightonby Street, Thurnscoe, was caught when his home was searched by police, who found the cannabis hidden inside an air compressor. Sheffield Crown Court heard the former builder was a well-known… Read more »


Go cupcake crazy – for Bluebell Wood

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Bluebell Wood Children’s Hospice, which serves families across the Barnsley area, is asking people to bake and sell a cake to help raise funds during February. The hospice has to raise £3m per year and receives no statutory government funding. So Bluebell Wood’s supporters are going cupcake crazy this month – and they need as… Read more »


Police Authority to hold online discussions over helicopter

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South Yorkshire Police Authority will hold two live online discussions on the police helicopter next week, following the much publicised proposals for a National Police Air Service. This will give the public of South Yorkshire the chance to hear how the proposals may affect the county and the authority’s stance on the issue. Members of… Read more »


Fire at Stairfoot scrap company

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A fire broke out at a scrap company on Tuesday evening. Two crews from Barnsley and another from Cudworth were called to C Soar and Sons, on Tank Row, Stairfoot, at approximately 7.15pm after machinery caught fire. The firefighters spent two-and-a-half hours at the site which is used to dismantle transformers for electricity companies. There… Read more »


Top pictures on show at The Civic

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Photographs taken by entrants in a long-running international competition have gone on display in The Civic in Barnsley as part of a travelling exhibition. The 120 pictures have been selected from close on 3,000 submitted to the Royal Photographic Society for its International Print Exhibition by both amateur and professional photographers. Staff at The Civic… Read more »


Woman hit by train dies in hospital

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The woman hit by a train at Barnsley Interchange last week has died in hospital. The 73-year-old from Monk Bretton had fallen under a train when she lost control of her mobility scooter and tumbled from the platform. The fire service was called and she was airlifted to Northern General Hospital. A spokesman for British… Read more »