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Delilah’s delight at festival appearance
A BARNSLEY hip-hop artist has an exciting summer ahead after being announced on the Reading and Leeds Festival line-up. Delilah Bon, the alter ego of local star Lauren Tate, will perform on the BBC Introducing stage following an announcement on Monday. Since its inception in June 2007, the BBC Introducing Stage has been pivotal in launching the careers of musicians such as George Ezra, Ed Sheeran, Ellie Goulding, Becky Hill, Jake Bugg, Catfish and the...
MP supports charity’s ‘early diagnosis’ message
BARNSLEY East MP Stephanie Peacock attended a Parliamentary drop-in hosted by the Alzheimer’s Society. As part of Dementia Action Week, which ended on Sunday, Stephanie - who is a patron at charity BIADS - spoke out in a bid to improve diagnosis rates. Dementia is the UK’s biggest killer and one in three people born today will develop the condition. She said: “With more than a third of people living with dementia still without a...
Care home staff to take on mud run
THREE members of staff at Orchard Views Residential Home aren’t afraid to get muddy to support residents. The trio from the Gawber Road home will be joining the Great Northern Mud Run in Leeds on June 22, as they hope to raise funds for further activities for residents. Activities co-ordinator Libby Wheelhouse, who will be taking part, told the Chronicle: “Many residents in the home don’t have family, relatives or friends who come to see...
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Grant allows HGV training firm to expand
A LOCAL business which has helped more than 100 people gain HGV driving qualifications over the past year has invested in expansion thanks to a rural business grant. Premier Fleet Solutions, trading as PFS Training, has seen demand for its specialist driving lessons and courses double every year for the last three years. The company has invested in a new training suite at its Penistone base in response to this growth. Through the Rural Business...
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Group takes leap of faith in memory of Clareese
A GROUP of 25 people will take to the skies this week to raise funds in memory of a young woman who died from epilepsy. Jyneen Haughie’s sister, Clareese, died aged just 22 in September last year after suffering with epilepsy throughout her life. In her memory Jyneen, who runs The Corner Pin, has been raising funds and awareness for the Epilepsy Society. On May 29, a total of 25 people will travel to Lancaster...
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Bobby backs ‘golden generation’ to make up half of first team in future
BARNSLEY academy manager Bobby Hassell believes the Reds have a ‘golden generation’ of young talents and, with the right management, half the first 11 could have come through the youth system within the next several years. The under 18s have finished in the top two for the last three years, winning the title last season and then losing Saturday’s play-off semi-final. Fabio Jalo and Aiden Marsh have played in the first team in league matches...
Barnsley’s 2024/25 League 1 opponents
At look at next season’s third tier after the play-off finals which the Reds just missed out on BIRMINGHAM CITY. Last season: 22nd in Championship. Miles from Oakwell: 96. Reds record: P:87. W:26. D:21. L:40. The Blues have been installed as favourites by many bookmakers to win League One next season. They finished 16th or below in eight successive Championship seasons and finally went down this month, so are in the third tier for the...
Hourihane could be part of Reds rebuild
Barnsley will now look to build their squad for the new season following the appointment of Darrell Clarke as head coach, with a deal for Conor Hourihane getting closer. Hourihane is thought to have been in advanced discussions with the Reds, with a move possible in the next week but not confirmed. It is thought that the Irishman could sign as a player but also do some coaching as he targets a career in management...
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First Reds friendly announced
Barnsley will visit League Two Accrington Stanley on July 20 in a pre-season game. The friendly will be a testimonial for long-serving Stanley player Sean McConville. The Reds return to pre-season training on July 1 and are expected to play a series of friendlies between mid-July and early August. The new League One season begins on August 9-11, with the fixtures set to be released on June 26.
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New boss looks to make it 3rd time lucky for Reds
DARRELL Clarke says the opportunity to promote a team into the Championship was the key factor in his move to Barnsley and hopes to make it third time lucky in their attempts to get out of League One next season. The 46-year-old moved yesterday from Cheltenham Town with the Reds understood to have paid a six-figure sum for him and ending a month-long search for a replacement for the sacked Neill Collins. Clarke – who...
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Flea-ridden cats found living in appalling conditions
A BARNSLEY man has been handed a suspended prison sentence after his flea-ridden cats were found living in squalor. Darren Woodhouse, 41, of Aireton Road, had been given a warning notice by the RSPCA in July last year about the appalling conditions at his property - which was at Roundwood Court in Worsbrough. He was subsequently told to clean it up or sign his two cats - a ginger and white cat called Pud and...
Philip’s 100th park run ‘well worth the effort’
PHILIP Thompson crossed the finishing line of his 100th park run to a ‘tremendous reception’ last weekend. The 89-year-old completed the Barnsley Park Run at Locke Park on Saturday in support of Parkinson’s UK - a charity close to his heart. He and his wife were founding members on the organisation’s Barnsley branch back in 2002 - and a total of 12 people from the charity were cheering Philip on on the day. Phil said:...
World-renowned conductor to work with youth choir
ONE of the most important choral conductors in the country is set to work with Barnsley Youth Choir this weekend. Harry Christophers is regarded as one of the best in the business and he’s been lured to the town to work with the world-renowned choir. Along with eight members of The Genesis Sixteen ensemble - who have been described as some of the ‘best singers in the world’ - Harry will work with the senior...
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Kes statue unveiled near author’s home
A NEW Kes sculpture has been unveiled just a stone’s throw away from Barry Hines’ former home in Hoyland Common. The sculpture of Billy Casper and his kestrel, Kes, was installed on Hoyland Road earlier this week. The two-metre-high piece of artwork was unveiled by children from Kirk Balk High School after being designed by local artist Patrick Murphy. Patrick has played an integral part in the ongoing tributes to Barry Hines’ work, including producing...
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Migraine sufferer Claire ready to walk 100 miles
A LUNDWOOD woman is aiming to walk 100 miles this month to raise funds for The Migraine Trust - a condition she has been living with for a number of years. Claire Smith, 33, lives with chronic migraine - which means she experiences ‘sharp, stabbing, throbbing head pain, achy limbs, sensitivity to light and sound, confusion and fatigue’ on at least 15 days per month. She said: “Part of the motivation of this challenge is...
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Sunday league sides win trophies
Athersley Rec beat Pogmoor 6-1 in the Roy Parden Trophy at Doncaster Rovers. They then beat Premier Division leaders Cobcar - who were playing their last game - 5-0 to move within a point off top with four to play. Athersley can win the title at Birdwell Rovers on Tuesday. West Bretton won 4-1 over Darfield Queen Vic in the Supplementary Trophy final on Sunday at Athersley Rec. Darfield Queen Vic also lost...
Rowland slips down standings after Shanghai races
Oliver Rowland suffered a disappointing weekend in the Formula E meeting in Shanghai as he slipped further off the lead in the championship. The Penistone man, 30, finished second in qualifying - an improvement on previous meetings. But he slipped down to fourth in the first race then finished tenth in the second. He dropped a place to fourth in the standings, 36 points off the lead after 12 of 16 races. The electric car...
North Gawber relegated
NORTH Gawber joined Houghton Main in being relegated out of the Premier Division. Gawber - who won the league and Sheffield Senior Cup in 2019 - lost 2-1 to champions Penistone Church reserves which left them five points adrift with a game to play. Third-bottom Gawber now host mid-table Wombwell Main on Friday in the final game of the season.
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Defeats for all three town teams in Premier
Barnsley Woolley Miners CC lost by 124 runs at home to Tickhill in the Yorkshire South Premier. They were bowled out for 126 chasing 250 despite Sheryaar Ali hitting 80. Cawthorne fell 40 runs short chasing 154 at home to Whitley Hall. Elsecar remain winless after falling 60 runs short chasing 221 at Doncaster Town. Enzo Campagna and Bilal Anjam took three wickets each then Samarpit Joshi made 77 not out. In the Championship, Rikit...
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Barnsley hope to build on first league win and compete for title
BARNSLEY Woolley Miners gained their first league win of the season and they retain belief they can challenge for the Yorkshire Premier South title. The Shaw Laners enjoyed a seven-run success at Wakefield Thornes, having lost their first two league matches. Owen Smith made 82 with seven fours and four sixes while Ciaran Stenton added 51 in Barnsley’s 234. The hosts made 227 for eight. Captain Liam Johnson said: “It was a good win...
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Canal clean-up gets go-ahead
A WATERWAY is set to benefit from investment into improvement works. Elsecar Canal - which links Wombwell, Elsecar and Hemingfield - will receive a ‘substantial investment’ as part of Section 106 contributions from the development at the old Wombwell High School site on Lundhill. The funding was approved by councillors on Tuesday and improvements to the overflow at the Brampton Road end of the canal, alongside a programme of vegetation clearance works to improve the...
School pays tribute to Sue’s legacy
THE community rallied together to create a special memorial area at Birdwell Primary School in memory of a dedicated member of staff. Sue Black, a much-loved school meals supervisory assistant, recently died after years of service to the school. Headteacher Steve Honeyman said Sue’s presence and impact on the school community were undeniable, as she touched the lives of countless students and staff with her warmth, kindness and unwavering commitment to her role. To honour...
Police appeal over fatal collision
POLICE are appealing for information following a single vehicle road traffic collision in which an elderly man died. On Wednesday at 11.26am, it is reported that a red Vauxhall Vectra collided with a stone wall at the junction with Chapel Street in Ardsley. The driver of the vehicle, an 82-year-old man, was taken to hospital where he sadly died. Officers are appealing for anyone with information or anyone who was in the area...
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Hit-and-run driver handed 12-year jail term
A BARNSLEY man who killed a father and son in a hit-and-run in Cudworth last year has been given a 12-year jail term. Emergency services were called to the incident on January 20 last year but cyclists Dean Jones, 45, and 16-year-old Lewis Daines were pronounced dead at the scene. Paul Yates, of Manor Road in Cudworth, was subsequently arrested and pleaded guilty to seven counts - all in relation to death by dangerous driving...
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Museum appeals for more volunteers
VOLUNTEERS at Darfield’s famed Maurice Dobson Museum are asking for more people to come forward to support the venue. Thanks to a Heritage Lottery Funding grant of £164,000, the venue opened to the public in 2000. It is open each Wednesday and Saturday and is run by a team of volunteers. However, the museum will be closed tomorrow due to a dwindling number of volunteers - prompting those who care for the site to ask...
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Oakwell women to move on from final loss with 2nd tier ultimate goal
BARNSLEY FC women will move on quickly from their cup final defeat at the weekend and look to build on their promotion with the ultimate long-term aim of reaching the second tier of English women’s football. The Reds were beaten 2-1 in the North East Regional League Cup final by Sunderland under 23s, the last game of a successful season. They missed out on a double having already won their league title and gained...
Who is new Reds boss?
A summary of Darrell Clarke's career so far after his appointment as Barnsley head coach. – Clarke was a midfielder for his hometown club Mansfield Town, playing alongside Bobby Hassell who is now academy manager at Oakwell. He left the Stags in 2001 for Hartlepool United whom he helped to promotion into what is now League One in 2003, but later suffered a serious knee injury. – After brief loans spells at Stockport County, Port Vale and...
Darrell Clarke named new Barnsley FC head coach
BARNSLEY have confirmed Darrell Clarke as their new head coach on a two-year contract, with a club option of a third. The 46-year-old moves from Cheltenham Town for a six-figure compensation fee, the Chronicle understands. The former Salisbury, Bristol Rovers and Walsall boss has managed in almost 500 professional games, winning five promotions. He took charge of Cheltenham last September when they had taken one point and scored no goals in their...
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Reds set to appoint Clarke
Barnsley are set to announce Darrell Clarke as their new head coach. The 46-year-old is expected to move from Cheltenham Town, having been part of the recruitment process for weeks. Clarke was a midfielder for his hometown club Mansfield Town then Hartlepool United and non-league Salisbury City where he started his managerial career. He moved on to Bristol Rovers in 2013 and, after they were relegated to non-league, secured back-to-back promotions to League One – reportedly...
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Stendel signs new deal in Germany
Former Barnsley boss Daniel Stendel has signed a new contract with Hannover 96, after being in contention for the head coach job at Oakwell. The German, who is manager of Hannover reserves who have just won their league, was a leading contender to take over at the Reds who he led to promotion from League One in 2019. But today it was announced that he had signed a new three-year with Hannover. The Chronicle understands...
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Hike in dementia care fees expected
FEES for dementia sufferers who require residential nursing care in Barnsley are set to be hiked for another year meaning that weekly costs will break the £800 barrier for the first time. A rise of 10.5 per cent will be finalised at a meeting next week after Barnsley Council held discussions with the 29 providers who operate a total of 41 care homes in the town. The Chronicle can reveal fees for caring for people...
Call for action amid rise in alcohol-related deaths
RECORD-BREAKING levels of alcohol-specific deaths have been recorded in Barnsley. Office for National Statistics figures show there were 46 deaths in 2022 due to health conditions as a direct consequence of alcohol misuse, representing a year-on-year increase from 44 in 2021 and 36 in 2019. Over the period, there were 17.8 deaths per 100,000 people in the town - above the national rate of 13.8 per 100,000. Health leaders blame the stark findings on inaction...
Stiffer sentence for killer driver welcomed
AN unlicensed motorist who fatally struck a father and his son in a hit-and-run has become the first Barnsley man to be jailed since a law change - prompted by a local family and their MP - came into force. Judges presiding over death by dangerous driving cases can now hand out life tariffs to those responsible after a previous 14-year limit was axed, partly thanks to the family of Jacqueline Wileman - who was...
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Brave Amelia determined to help others
A BRAVE young girl who has been in and out of hospital for the last seven months after being diagnosed with a brain tumour is determined to give back to those who have supported her along the way. There was no sign that 14-year-old Amelia Walker, of Low Valley, was ill and the October news came as a shock to all that knew her. It wasn’t until Amelia became injured after play fighting with her...
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Youngsters encouraged by Olympian’s message
TRIPLE Olympic gold medalist Ed Clancy and South Yorkshire Mayor Oliver Coppard launched a new walking challenge with Barnsley children this week - and it’s hoped the scheme will allow more youngsters to get to school safely. On Monday, the pair joined children from Joseph Locke Primary School to announced their new Walk and Wheel Challenge. The challenge, held between June 17 and 28, encourages every primary school child in Barnsley to walk, wheel or...
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Success for Barnsley clubs at relay event
BARNSLEY clubs enjoyed success at the Rother Valley Relays. Teams of four or three ran legs of 5k. Penistone Footpath Runners’ men’s over50 team of Martin Ball, Shaun Swallow, Matt Robinson and Andrew Pearson were crowned champions. Penistone’s mixed A team placed sixth in the mixed team category. The team was made up of Gareth Irvine, Suzanne McGill, Will Hoyland and Hannah Shaw. Barnsley AC’s over50 women Beth Massey, Gail Colville and Kerry Storrar wo
Elite teams win cup finals
ELITE AFC’s girls teams won both the under 13 and under 16 Sheffield Cups. The under 16s beat Doncaster Rovers Belles 3-0. The under 13s defeated Barnsley 2-0. Both games took place at Phoenix Park in Dinnington.
Westville beat Queens in shoot-out but need their help to take league title
GOALKEEPER Damon Watson saved two penalties to help Westville to a 5-3 shootout win over local rivals Queens United in the Wath and West Melton OAP Charity Cup final. The game finished 2-2 after 90 minutes with Watson ensuring extra-time as he denied Justin Greenwood’ late spot-kick. A clinical brace from Owen Sykes put Westville in command but their lead was cut in half before the break by Jack Conley’s diving header. Fraser Hartley’s clever...
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Higham win by a wicket at Worsbrough in final over of all-Barnsley thriller
HIGHAM won by a wicket in a Barnsley derby thriller at Worsbrough Bridge in Division Three. Chasing 170, Higham fell from 130 for three to 161 for nine before scraping home, with one ball to spare. Liam Levitt took six wickets for Bridge while Higham’s Harry Bamforth took four and Brad Gledhill three before hitting the winning runs. Kexborough were dismissed for 92 in a four-wicket loss to Norton Woodseats. Monk Bretton were removed for...
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Narrow win for Dodworth MW
Dodworth MW won 12-10 at home to Upton in Yorkshire Division Three. They are second on points difference after winning four and losing one of their five games. They now visit Illingworth for a Trophy game. Ryhill Hammers lost 30-10 at Kings Cross Academy in Division Six.