EMERGENCY service workers - who have dealt with raging fires and water rescues this summer - were celebrated in Barnsley.

The ‘Joining Forces’ day ran across venues in the Glass Works Square, Peel Square and Cheapside, and was attended by police, fire, mountain rescue and underwater search teams.

Sergeant Alun Oliver, from the Barnsley Central Neighbourhood Policing Team, said: “The Joining Forces approach is a really positive partnership that allows us all to work together proactively.

“This event was a great opportunity for us to showcase all the services and allowed the public to gain an insight into how things work behind the scenes.”