TV presenter Sir Michael Parkinson is returning to his roots next week with a special 'evening with' event in Barnsley.

Last year, the Civic announced the award winning talk show host and author as its first patron to support its work.

He said: "I am delighted to be involved with what I regard to be an important organisation and look forward to coming to Barnsley and seeing the Civic in action."

An evening with Sir Michael Parkinson begins at 7.30pm on Thursday.

** The full story appears in the Barnsley Chronicle newspaper, dated May 22. **