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.
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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.
Students at the Barnsley College Public Services department survived three nights with the British Army – to achieve their goal of raising money for the Army Benevolent Fund. The students took part in a number of activities at the Beckingham Barracks in Lincolnshire, including intensive fitness sessions, basic fighting skills, night exercises and the infamous… Read more »
A Wombwell man described as ‘vulnerable’ has gone missing. Shaun Lockwood, aged 44, was last seen by his brother John, who he lives with on Hoyland Street, at 5.45pm last Friday. He was then spotted by a neighbour the following morning, but since then there has been no sign. Shaun’s family say they are extremely… Read more »
Barnsley actress Katherine Kelly bid farewell to the famous cobbles of Coronation Street in a dramatic double bill last night. Katherine, daughter of Lamproom Theatre owner John Kelly, has relished the role of the fiesty Becky McDonald, who over the last few years has captured a special place in the heart of Corrie fans. She… Read more »
A sex attacker from Grimethorpe, who was jailed after a drunken assault on a young girl, has lost his appeal against his eight-year prison sentence. Leon Thomas Hanley, aged 36, was sentenced at Sheffield Crown Court last July, after admitting three attacks on the girl, who was under the age of 13. Hanley, a self-confessed… Read more »
Students from both Holgate and Kingstone Schools will take a special tour of the Horizon Community College building site on Friday, February 3. The two schools are set to close and all the pupils will be attending the new Horizon College in September. Ten students from each school have been selected for the tour, which… Read more »
Several roads in Barnsley will be closed for a while on Tuesday – as the Prince of Wales makes his first official visit to the town. Among the people Prince Charles will meet is Barnsley cricket legend Dickie Bird, at the latter’s statue near St Mary’s Church. The Prince will also visit the offices of… Read more »