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TV show highlights beds crisis at A&E
IT’S a busy start in the Barnsley Casualty department in tonight’s Casualty 24/7: Every Second Counts (Channel 5, 9pm). Running the shift today is Sister Jane alongside Consultant Doctor, Dave Walker. In a clip from tonight’s episode, Dr Walker explains: “There’s always a crisis in the emergency department, there’s always something unexpected, it’s unpredictable. It’s slightly chaotic.” Click here to view the clip.
Man charged after objects thrown at Nigel Farage
A CHESTERFIELD man has been charged by South Yorkshire Police after an object was thrown at Reform UK leader Nigel Farage yesterday. Josh Greally, 28, of Damsbrook Drive in Clowne, has been charged using threatening, abusive, insulting words and behaviour with intent to cause fear or provoke unlawful violence following an incident in the town centre. Farage was touring the town with local candidates throughout the day and when he arrived in the town...
Long-lost sketches uncovered in summer house
WHILE sorting out her relative’s belongings a woman from Shafton discovered some long-lost sketches from a former Chronicle artist. Robyn Eaton was clearing out her mother-in-law’s property when she came across the 1932 clippings, featuring news and sketches from Kenneth L Graham. The sketches show off Swaithe House, Stores Inn on Shambles Street and The Tom Treddlehoyle Inn in Pogmoor - the first two of which are missing from our digitised collection. It is believed...
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Film records village’s links to Indian Ocean island
A FILMMAKER will be providing the bridge between the village of Elsecar and the Indian Ocean island of Réunion for a celebration of the 200th anniversary of a major piece of Victorian engineering. The Isle of Bourbon’s suspension bridge was designed by pioneering engineer Marc Brunel and crafted at the Hartop, Sorby and Littlewood Ironworks in Elsecar before being shipped to the island now called Réunion, where it was opened in 1824, spanning the Sainte-Suzanne...
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Cyclist spends three months in saddle to raise hospice funds
A LOCAL man cycled spent three months cycling to the bottom of the world to raise funds for Barnsley Hospice. Wayne Exley cycled over 4,000 kilometres from Santiago in Chile, to Ushuaia in Argentina - the southernmost city in the world. Inspired by the care his sister-in-law received at the hospice, Wayne took on this challenge to give back to the charity, beginning his ride in December and completing it mid-March, all while raising £1,600....
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Stones ill, good news for Styles
Barnsley man John Stones missed training with England today due to illness and is reportedly a doubt for their first European Championship game on Sunday. The defender from Thurlstone picked up an injury in the final friendly on Friday but returned to training only to be absent again due to illness. The Three Lions play Serbia in their opener in Germany, with doubts about the defence as Harry Maguire, who also spent time in the...
First Tamil player in English football looks to make more history
VIMAL Yoganathan is only 18 but has already made history, and wants to continue to blaze a trail for people from his background as well as for Barnsley FC. The Welsh teenager, of Sri Lankan descent, was the first Tamil to play a professional football game in England when he made his Reds debut last year. There are very few British Asians in professional football but Yoganathan is hoping to help change that. He told...
‘Surreal’ return to Oakwell for Hourihane
After re-signing for Barnsley FC in a player/coach role last week, former captain Conor Hourihane gave an interview about his first spell and his hopes for the second. Here’s what he said about.... RETURNING TO BARNSLEY It felt a bit surreal, coming back with my wife and kids so I’ve come full circle. It’s a special day. It’s amazing to be back ten years from the last time I signed. HIS PLAYER/COACH ROLE That...
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Stones and Styles both come off injured
Both Barnsley player Callum Styles and Barnsley man John Stones came off injured in their countries’ final warm-up games for the European Championships. Stones, from Thurlstone, picked up an ankle injury within seconds of England’s 1-0 loss to Iceland on Friday then came off at half-time. Manager Gareth Southgate said afterwards: “We think he’s probably OK.” He is due to be assessed this week. Styles was taken off before half-time in Hungary’s 3
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Barnsley look to follow Hourihane with others before pre-season
AFTER announcing the signing of returning hero Conor Hourihane, Barnsley are now looking to build the remainder of the squad for the new season. It has now been a month since the Reds lost to Bolton Wanderers in the semi-final of the League One play-offs. The players have three weeks remaining of their post-season break before returning on July 1. They will then meet new head coach Darrell Clarke who is currently working with sporting...
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Nigel Farage's visit sparks town centre protest
NIGEL Farage was greeted by protesters as he arrived in Barnsley town centre earlier today - with one man being arrested as he reportedly threw objects at the Reform UK leader. It was only minutes after Farage’s arrival at Eldon Street that counter protesters gathered outside his open-top bus, chanting and calling him a fascist. The situation quickly escalated, with Farage heading back inside the bus to avoid any attempts by protestors to...
Record numbers working to restore Barnsley’s moorlands
A RECORD number of volunteers have been braving the elements throughout the winter to restore vital moorlands in Barnsley’s most rural outposts. ‘Moors for the Future’ members have been working at the once-damaged landscape around Dunford Bridge, bringing it back from a state of degradation caused by centuries of industrial pollution. Teams of volunteers took to the hills to plant sphagnum moss, a plant which is vital to the repair of damaged moorland as it...
Road casualties rise by a fifth
THE number of people getting hurt on Barnsley’s roads rose by nearly 20 per cent last year, new figures have revealed. Provisional figures from the Department for Transport suggest there were 509 road casualties in Barnsley in 2023 an 18 per cent rise from 430 the year before. However, it was a decrease from 832 in 2014, which saw the most injuries in the last ten years. In Barnsley, 165 people were seriously injured on...
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Isabella uses huge social media following to build business
A YOUNG businesswoman has been using her fame on social media as well as the reputation she earned from her victory at this year’s Miss British Isles to build up a new clothing line. Isabella Fleur, from Darfield, took home the crown at the prestigious Miss British Isles modelling competition back in April - making her modelling dream come true on her first attempt. Thanks to this - as well as her 320,000 followers on...
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Council performance outlined in latest report
LESS than 100 antisocial behaviour incidents were recorded in the town centre over the latest three-month period, according to the council. Barnsley Council’s latest performance report shows that that two per cent of the workforce are apprentices - above the initial target. Whilst more than 173,000 in-person and online visits have been made to libraries over the last quarter, surpassing the target. Only 85 antisocial behaviour incidents were recorded in the same time frame, against...
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Three town teams due back in action this weekend
BARNSLEY rugby league teams are due back in action this weekend as they look to continue their good starts to the season. Dodworth MW are set to play again after a two-week break, at home to Birstall Victoria in Yorkshire Division Three. They are currently second, off top on points difference, after winning five of their six games so far. Dearne Valley Bulldogs are due to host Scarborough Pirates in Division Five. They have won four of...
Graihagh wins British fell running title
GRAIHAGH Turner won gold in the under 17 girls’ category at the British Inter Counties fell running championships. The 15-year-old from Penistone was representing Yorkshire in the event hosted by Rossendale Harriers. She won despite a nasty fall during which she sustained some scratches. Graihagh – who helped her county to silver in the team competition – is now due to represent England at the World Mountain Running Championships in Spain next week. She said:...
Wood whacks 143 off 67
MYLES Wood smashed 13 sixes and ten fours in his 143 off 67 balls as West Bretton beat Hoylandswaine in Division Two of the Sunday League. Bretton made 309 with M Race adding 54 then he took three wickets as Swaine fell short on 220 with H Airstone hitting 88 off 71 balls with 14 fours. Elsecar won by 55 runs at Barnby Dun in Division Three East. M Shaw made 94 and K Higgins 70...
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Two hundreds in quarter-final win
THERE were two century-makers for Hoylandswaine at Rastrick in the Sykes Cup quarter-final. Ben Kohler-Cadmore hit 101 for 59 balls with seven fours and seven sixes while Furqan Shafiq added 120 off 77 balls with 16 fours and five sixes. Chasing 247 off 30 overs, they won with 21 balls and two wickets left. Hoylandswaine also won by 74 runs at Scholes in the Premiership. Asif Iqbal (54) and Kamran Ghulam (75) were the only...
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O’Connor smacks 118 in West Bretton win
LEWIS O’Connor smashed 118 off 64 balls in West Bretton’s win over Hemsworth in the Premier Division of the Pontefract League. Number eight O’Connor took Bretton from 80 for six to 242 with nine fours and nine sixes. T Rushforth then took four wickets as Hemsworth fell 69 runs short. Faisal Yameen whacked 101 off 59 balls with 11 sixes in Notton Challengers’ 117-run win at Hundhill Hall 2nd XI in Division Three. Openers Punal...
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Mum spends quarter of a century tending to cemetery
PRAISE has been heaped on a woman who has been helping keep Carlton Cemetery presentable for the last 25 years - and she’s showing no signs of stopping yet. Wendy Ogley, 60, has been cutting the grass at the cemetery - as well as keeping the area neat and tidy for those who visit - for a quarter of a century. Her daughter, Stacey Louise Ogley, died in 1993 aged eight and ever since Wendy...
Hundreds pay D-Day respects
HUNDREDS of locals paid their respects on the 80th anniversary of D-Day in Penistone last week. Taking place at the Penistone Showground, there was music from the 1940s, the local cadets and vintage cars. A spokesperson for Barnsley Council said: “A highlight of the evening was lighting of the D-Day beacon which the Mayor of Barnsley John Clarke had the honour of lighting. “It was such a poignant moment of reflection and remembrance of all...
Clothing firm moves manufacturing overseas after 60 years in Barnsley
AFTER 60 years of manufacturing clothes here in Barnsley, Denby Dale Clothing is having to move its operations abroad - leaving employees who’ve been with the company for decades without work. Founded in 1963 as a subsidiary of a larger company before going independent in 1965, the family-run manufacturer - based in Barugh Green - has been producing businesswear and schoolwear locally. However, due to increased financial pressures, as foreign producers keep providing cheaper and...
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Hospital staff achievements celebrated at Heart Awards
BARNSLEY Hospital staff who have gone above and beyond their roles in the last year were awarded for their efforts. The Heart Awards - which celebrate employees’ special achievements - received over 200 nominations in 14 categories. Held at the Holiday Inn, Dodworth, the event was hosted by radio DJ Stephanie Hirst. Emma Parkes, director of communications at the hospital, said: “The evening was about us coming together to celebrate and share the successes of...
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£70m paid off council debts but more borrowing may be ahead
MORE than £70m was wiped off Barnsley Council’s debts last year - but finance bosses have warned more may need to be borrowed to plug predicted gaps in the next two years. A report into the local authority’s expenditure, which will be discussed by ruling cabinet members on Wednesday, revealed no new long-term borrowing was undertaken in 2023/24 following warnings previously issued about rising debt levels. However, the council managed to pay off £73.4m last...
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COMMENT: Hourihane still has lots to offer seven years on
CONOR Hourihane is back at Barnsley FC. The double Wembley-winner and fan favourite returned to Oakwell on Wednesday afternoon to complete a deal which had been close for some time, and was then announced as a player/coach on Thursday. There are various nuances to the deal but, overall, it is a signing which makes a lot of sense. The Irishman could play his 600th club game in the upcoming season, and is five goals away...
Conor Hourihane returns to Barnsley FC
CONOR Hourihane has returned to Barnsley FC in a player/coach role. The 33-year-old Irish midfielder has signed a multi-year contract, and is due to end his playing career at Oakwell in two years. Hourihane played 135 Reds games between 2014 and 2017 and captained them to promotion in 2016, before moving on to Aston Villa, Swansea City, Sheffield United and Derby County. He will be a first team coach, working under head coach Darrell...
D Day memories of future Reds manager Ward
THIS WEEK marks the 80th anniversary of D Day when among the thousands of allied troops who embarked onto the European mainland was a future Barnsley FC manager. Tim Ward, then 26, was serving in the Royal Army Medical Corps in the Second World War and was a nursing orderly attached to the 15th Scottish Division. After the Normandy Landings on June 6, 1944, he travelled with the army across Europe and was eventually one...
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Stones sits out friendly with Trippier captain
John Stones sat out England’s 3-0 win in a friendly with Bosnia and Herzegovina at St James’ Park in Newcastle on Monday, with former Barnsley loanee Kieran Trippier the stand-in captain. England are now due to host Iceland at Wembley on Friday in their final warm-up match before flying to Germany for the European Championships in which they are in a group with Serbia, Denmark and Slovenia. The provisional squad of 33 is due to...
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Styles could make Reds history but club future unclear
Callum Styles could this month become the first ever footballer on the books at Barnsley FC to play in a European Championship but his club future remains uncertain. Hungary – for whom Styles has 20 caps – play a friendly in Dublin on Tuesday against the Republic of Ireland then host Israel in their final pre-tournament game on Saturday before beginning a Euros group against Switzerland, hosts Germany and Scotland. The 24-year-old – who has been with...
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Demolition of eyesore pub finally underway
ONE of the final pieces of the puzzle in the long-running redevelopment of Goldthorpe could soon be on its way after work to tear down a derelict ‘eyesore’ pub finally began last week. The Goldthorpe Hotel, on Doncaster Road, is an Edwardian-style building which closed its doors to the public in 2009. It was a hive of activity in the 1970s where pit workers from the nearby colliery would frequent its three bars but has...
Extra Barnsley GPs ‘simply not enough’
MORE GPs are now working in Barnsley than last year but health bosses have warned the increase simply isn’t enough. Figures from the House of Commons Library based on NHS Digital data show 156 full-time-equivalent GPs were practising in the town as of April. Of them, 119 were fully qualified, while the rest were still in training. This was more than the same time the previous year, when 145 GPs were working in the area,...
Coppard ‘more 101 than 999’ says angry councillor
MAYOR of South Yorkshire Oliver Coppard has been slammed by a local councillor after cancelling a recent meeting - stating his approach to policing is ‘more like dialling 101 than 999’. Mr Coppard was re-elected as the South Yorkshire Mayor earlier this month, and part of his role now encompasses the Police and Crime Commissioner responsibilities. He cancelled the South Yorkshire Police and Crime Panel, which was due to take place on June 10 -...
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Town is illegal vaping hotspot - research
BARNSLEY is one of the worst-impacted places for youngsters seeking to buy illegal vapes in the country, new research has uncovered. The study, which analysed monthly Google searches for illegal vapes by using banned varieties to cross-reference searches by location, put Barnsley eighth in the national list. The town had an average monthly search volume of 262 per 100,000 people, with frequent searches for ‘Crystal Pro Max’, which accounts for 117 of Barnsley’s vape searches.
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Emma’s abseil challenge in memory of best friend
A THRILL-SEEKING woman will abseil from 400 foot later this year to raise funds for Andy’s Man Club in memory of her best friend - described as a ‘larger than life’ character - who took his own life. Adam Burd, 35, from Brampton, died in April and one of his best friends 34-year-old Emma Holmes said the rippling effects from this was heartbreaking. On August 17 Emma, originally from Little Houghton, will abseil 400 feet...
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Burden carries bat with 182 in big Higham win
GLEN Burden carried his bat with 182 not out in South Yorkshire League Division Three leaders Higham’s win over Caribbean Sports. Burden hit 17 fours and nine sixes off 138 balls as Higham posted 311 for two. He shared a third-wicket stand of more than 200 with George Deegan who made 73 not out off 78 balls. Caribbean then fell 90 runs short. Worsbrough Bridge won by 143 runs at home to Norton Oakes. Zarmash Tarakhil...
Rock lose off last ball
Rockingham remain winless after a final ball defeat at home to Barnsley Woolley Miners 2nd XI. Ben Dalton made 57 and Lasith Lashkan 70 in Rock’s 212 for five. Andrew Clayton hit 68 for Barnsley who, with eight wickets down, needed three to win off the last ball which went for four byes. Lashkan had taken three wickets. Houghton Main were removed for 82 in a nine-wicket home loss to Aston Hall. Wath’s 225 was...
Barnsley Woolley defeat York
Barnsley Woolley Miners defeated York by eight wickets in the K3 Dental Cup. York made 138 for eight off 30 overs then Barnsley won with 11.3 overs left as Owen Smith starred with the bat. Cawthorne also went through with a win over Doncaster. Cawthorne were 83 for six but made 196 thanks to Kade Fletcher’s 72 off 58 balls with nine fours and three sixes then Amir Shahzad cleared the ropes five times...
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Barnsley lose at Appleby
Barnsley Woolley were bowled out for 100 chasing 143 at Appleby Frodingham in Yorkshire Premier South. Owen Smith took two stumpings then top-scored with 25. The Shaw Laners are second-bottom, 12 points off safety. Cawthorne were dismissed for 89 chasing Tickhill’s 282. Danish Aziz took four wickets. Elsecar were bowled out for 155 chasing 276 at Treeton. Captain Bilal Anjam made 69.
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Half a century since Barnsley running boom
IT HAS now been half a century since the ‘running boom’ began in Barnsley, making the town the hub of long-distance races in the country and attracting some of the biggest names in the sport. Johnny Kennedy – Liverpudlian singer, comedian and radio DJ – lived in Barnsley at the time and was a keen amateur runner. He teamed up with Dave Bennett and Paul Midwood to form a club in the town. Dave said:...