A RETIRED couple are outraged after vandals poured weed killer over the grass verge they had just spent £50 planting with shrubs and flowers.

Kevin and Nora Eastwood were fed up of the grass verge outside their Monk Bretton home being little more than a muddy eyesore, so they asked Barnsley Council for permission to put in some plants at their own expense.

They planted several lavender and hydrangea plants and replanted the rest of the verge with fresh grass seed.

But now, just six weeks later, all of the plants are dead along with much of the grass seed.

Read more in this weeks Barnsley Chronicle