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Speed checks for Staincross A MOBILE speed camera van is operating on Staincross Common as a result of residents’ complaints. The local policing team, which is based in Royston, will also continue to perform speed checks on the road due to the amount of complaints it draws from fed-up locals. Sgt Dave Baines said: “It’s another issue that’s regularly brought to our attention and in particular there’s a perception with how fast HGVs travel on the road. “From our previous speed checks, every artic that passes through is travelling at the 40mph limit but I believe pedestrians think they’re going faster due to the noise they make.”

Union issues fire cuts warning RADICAL cuts to South Yorkshire Fire and Rescue Service are being planned which would slash numbers of firefighters and could eventually leave some communities with only ‘on call’ crews available from local stations at night. The proposals – which go before politicians on Monday – have been described as ‘devastating for the safety of firefighters and the public’ by the Fire Brigades Union. n Full report – see page 8.

Masked gang behind ‘two in one’ thefts MASKED thugs carrying baseball bats have been blamed for a spike in so-called ‘two-in-one’ burglaries which has resulted in high-value cars being stolen. The Independent can reveal that police will focus their efforts on areas including Athersley, Darton, Mapplewell, Penistone, Royston and Staincross due to their close proximity with the West Yorkshire border, after the discovery of Barnsley-registered vehicles in places such as Wakefield, Pontefract and Bradford. Serious acquisitive crime, as the police call it, has been adopted as a priority along the West Yorkshire corridor and on-foot PCSOs have been tasked with delivering crime prevention advice to residents, while both marked and unmarked patrol cars will be focusing on the border in the coming weeks. Sergeant Dave Baines said: “We’re undertaking an intelligence-gathering plan as a lot of two-in-one burglaries have taken place in those areas. “We’re working alongside West Yorkshire Police and several stolen vehicles have been recovered in their patch,

albeit with false plates. “These people have no fear and they’re challenging, they’re wearing masks and in some cases carrying baseball bats. “It’s important we get the message out that we’re working on the West Yorkshire corridor as it appears they’re coming into Barnsley and making use of the country lanes. “Unfortunately we live right on that border and there’s been confusion over which force residents can contact because of that, but we’re both on the same page and want to reassure residents that we’re working hard on stopping these incidents from happening.” Burglars, according to police, have been targeting vulnerable locks and in some cases have burned the barrel, which effectively gives them easy access to a property. Detective chief inspector Paul Murphy added: “The criminals are targeting houses with high-end or high-performance cars outside. “The vehicle is what’s of value but to get the full value they need the keys to the car.”


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Busy pupils learn value of recycling CHILDREN at a local primary school have shown a lot of bottle in their latest project aimed at learning more about recycling. Over the last few months, pupils at Jump Primary School have worked with Barnsley’s Tidy Team, members of the Inner Wheel, the public and their parents to collect plastic bottles. And they have now created a greenhouse, which will be used as part of the school environmental council’s plans to educate pupils on conservation and recycling. The programme has also included pupils undertaking litter picks in the village.

Health initiative BARNSLEY Council is working with its neighbours on a scheme to promote sport and healthy activities in communities across the Dearne Valley after winning cash backing from Sport England. Along with councils in Doncaster and Rotherham, it has been planning the Active Dearne initiative for more than two years, after deciding that a collaborative approach was the best way forward.

Dad Dave is the business... A BARNSLEY-BORN photographer has been named ‘Business Dad of the Year’ at the Family Network Business Recognition Awards in London. Dave Fawbert, who owns and runs David Fawbert Photography, took the prize at the gala event. Dave was born and grew up in Barnsley, attending Wilthorpe School, Darton High School and Barnsley College. He went to The University of Warwick to study physics, and later settled in Warwick and worked in Birmingham. The award coincides with the first anniversary of Dave’s business. Though he has been photographing for many years, he only took the plunge to leave the corporate world behind and become a full-time freelance photographer in March 2018.

Dave, who now lives in Warwick, said: “Winning the award coincides with my business’s first anniversary. “It makes me especially proud to win, not just for business success – but for combining this with being a husband and a father of two children. It’s not always easy, and I work harder than I’ve ever done before, but it’s worth it.” Dave specialises in theatre, dance and performance photography, working for theatre companies and dance schools as well as commercial clients across the UK. He frequently returns to Barnsley, where his mum and sister still live. The Family Network, formerly known as Networking Mummies, has been instrumental to Dave’s success over the last year.

It’s an award-winning national organisation made up of local branches, each supporting business owners through its free business community. “When I first went self-employed last year, my wife’s first concern was that I might get lonely,” said Dave. “I’d worked in and led teams my whole career and now was planning on spending most of my time in a dark theatre or in my office editing. “Then I was invited to what was then called Networking Mummies. Once we established men were definitely allowed in, and it changed its name to The Family Network, it was one of the best things I did. It’s a wonderfully supportive network of small business owners who aren’t there to sell to each other or compete.”

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n WINNER: Dave Fawbert is ‘Business Dad of the Year’ n A BARNSLEY man has donated £500 to help with the care of diabetes patients in memory of his beloved wife who died earlier this year. Fred Land raised the funds in lieu of flowers at the funeral of his wife, Doreen, which he and his son, Gary, then topped up to make £300. Holgate Lodge Freemasons, where Fred and Doreen were members, then added another £200. Fred, 83, of Day Street, said: ““My wife Doreen wasn’t diabetic but she would have approved of us making this donation.” The donation will benefit the Diabetes Centre at Barnsley Hospital.

Crime boss gives cautious welcome to search changes SOUTH Yorkshire’s police and crime commissioner has given a ‘cautious welcome’ to the announcement that the government is empowering more officers in the county to authorise enhanced stop and search powers to help tackle the rise in knife crime. Home Secretary Sajid Javid is also making it simpler for police to use Section 60 of the Criminal Justice and Public Order Act. This empowers officers to stop and search anyone in a designated area without needing reasonable grounds for suspicion if serious violence is anticipated. Dr Alan Billings, South Yorkshire Police and Crime Commissioner, said: “I give this a cautious welcome. Stop and search only works if the community supports it and it brings results. “At the moment communities do support police action because it is seen as proportionate and fair and is resulting in convictions for carrying drugs or weapons. “I have met a number of women in particular who have lost children or family members to knife crime and who want stop and search as a deterrent. “I will ask my ethics panel to continue to monitor the use of stop and search to ensure that community support is maintained. “But enforcement is only one aspect of South Yorkshire’s strategy to defeat violent crime. “Equally important is getting upstream of crime and preventing young people being drawn into gangs and cultures of violence in the first place. This is longer-term work with partners and something South Yorkshire is doing very successfully. “Above all we need consistency in policy. It is only a few years since the Home Office was requiring police forces to drastically reduce stop and search.”

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Hospital hit by power outage BARNSLEY Hospital had to operate on their essential generator after suffering a power cut last Monday. The power went off at around 10.30am and was restored by 4.50pm. A spokesperson from Barnsley Hospital said: “As a result of a substation failure on site, we experienced an interruption to power to the hospital on Monday. “Our essential power supply to wards and theatres worked as expected and impact on patients was minimal. I was impressed yet again by the dedication of our staff and by how well everyone pulled together to resolve the disruption swiftly.

Have a cracking time on the farm CANNON Hall Farm will host an interactive Easter egg hunt for children. Families will have to help the Easter Bunny to find all his Easter eggs after his egg machine exploded and threw eggs across the farm. Children will complete challenges to collect cogs to fix the machines to help save Easter. Children will also be able to have a photo taken with the Easter Bunny once the Easter egg hunt has finished. The event runs from April 13 to April 22 and tickets are available on the Cannon Hall Farm website or on the gate.

n EXCITING NEW CHAPTER: The new library as it will look when work is completed and (above) work in progress.

Opening set for library AN OPENING date for Barnsley’s new Lightbox library has been announced for July, putting the project around nine months behind its original completion date. The project, called Library @ the Lightbox, was due to open in the Autumn of last year but the project was slowed by the presence of Sough Dyke, which runs beneath part of the town centre and caused construction problems with the foundations. It was hoped the facilities would have been open in the spring, but the date has now been confirmed as Saturday July 13. The building replaces the temporary library, opened in Wellington Street, to replace the 1970s building in Shambles Street, demolished following public opposition to make way for the new college building. The new Lightbox, so-called because of its large expanses of glass which will create an aura of light externally, is regarded as a key element of the

Glass Works redevelopment of the town centre and is the first new-build part of the scheme to be completed. Most of the Glass Works will be housed in the structure which was previously the Metropolitan Centre, which has been stripped back to its skeleton and rebuilt for modern purposes. The Lightbox will represent a step away from a traditional library, though providing books will remain a key part of its function. It will also feature digital technology, including virtual reality equipment and a training suite with 65 interactive touch screen computers and other technological innovations. Facilities will be provided over four floors, including a sanctuary room for those with autism and space will be available to host sessions by a music and memories group, through the Alzheimer’s Society, for those with dementia. The library will also provide another events space in the town centre,

Cancer survivor helps others with anguish A SERVICE has been helping local people to work through anxiety and emotions both during and after cancer treatment. The anxiety course, funded by Macmillan Cancer Support, has been piloted at The Well Complementary Therapies Centre based in Barnsley town centre. Over the past few months, six courses have taken place; each made up of two two-hour sessions. Between four and seven people took part in each course and during their sessions, they were helped to identify what they were feeling, develop coping techniques which fit into everyday life and ways to maintain a positive attitude. Cheryl Roberts, a complimentary therapist who was herself

diagnosed with cancer in 2015, said: “We’ve had some really great comments from people who have taken part in a course. “One person said it was the happiest they had felt in months because they were able to talk to somebody who understood what they were feeling. Before they had felt very lonely and isolated. “An evaluation has been done of the course and through holding a follow-up session for participants one month after their initial two sessions, we found the majority said there had been an improvement in their symptoms and physical and emotional wellbeing, as well as a reduction of anxiety, through knowledge of anxiety and simple, effective coping strategies.”

Cancer patients get chance to feel better CANCER patients ‘loved every minute’ of a free skincare and make-up workshop in Barnsley. Barnsley Hospital teamed up with international charity Look Good Feel Better (LGFB) to launch a series of the workshops. This was in response to women who wanted to make themselves look and feel better as they go through treatments like chemother-

apy. Through the therapeutic and psychological benefits of a 12-step make-up programme, the workshops help women combat the visible side-effects of cancer treatment. The first of six two-hour workshops launched on March 11 in a team room at Asda, Barnsley. n The next workshop is on Monday, May 13 at Asda and there is a waiting list.

Richard Metcalfe, Macmillan programme lead, said: “Anxiety can have a devastating effect on people living with and after a cancer diagnosis, but participants who have attended a course told us they now feel equipped with the tools to help when their anxiety becomes overwhelming. They also say they feel happier, more empowered and less alone. “The service, provided by the Well, will now also use their expertise to work with the local NHS services, which provide psychological support, to make sure what they have found is shared more widely to reach more people affected by cancer.” Following the success of the pilot sessions, Cheryl will continue to run the anxiety groups.




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suitable for workshops and it will also host health and wellbeing support services, including counselling and dropin sessions with midwives and health visitors. The building will also have a cafe, bar and restaurant adjacent to the library, intended to provide a new food and drink destination in the town centre. Coun Jenny Platts, the council’s spokesman for communities, said: “This modern and adaptable facility will be a welcoming hub for everyone to enjoy and will inspire families, individuals, community groups and the next generation to learn, discover and explore. “The Library @ the Lightbox leads the council’s programme to provide better quality libraries across the borough, which meet the needs and expectations of today’s library users. It’s particularly exciting as we want to encourage more people to make the most of their local library.”


MURDERED MP Jo Cox’s parents have praised an event which aims to combat loneliness in Barnsley. Jean and Gordon Leadbeater were special guests at the SuperJam Tea Party, which is held every month at the Holiday Inn in Dodworth. The event aims to combat loneliness and bring socially-isolated people together to enjoy entertainment and afternoon tea. Among more than 200 guests was Barnsley woman Claire Throssell, who lost her two sons in a fire started by her ex-husband. Both Jean and Gordon have attended the event three times now and say it is very important to the community. Gordon said: “This epitomises exactly what a loneliness campaign is all about. “Before she was killed, Jo set up this initiative in Parliament and fortunately it was picked up by other MPs. “The government has launched the loneliness commission which I think is having an effect across the country.”

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BOOK OF THE MONTH LOCAL legend Dickie Bird has donated another £15,000 to Barnsley Hospital’s Tiny Hearts Appeal. The former cricketing umpire visited the neonatal ward on Tuesday to hand over the funds, which will contribute towards the £1m the hospital charity is raising for the ward. Dickie’s donations have now topped £85,000 to the appeal, meaning he has donated more than 10 per cent of the total

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raised. A Tiny Hearts supporter from the start, Dickie said: “When I saw the babies in hospital in Barnsley, I was in tears. They were so little and some had already had to have surgery. “I was determined to help them and whatever money I have I will give so that these children have a chance at life.” Jane Mills, charity development manager, said: “Dickie and the people of Barnsley have shown

they have big hearts for our Tiny Hearts. We are humbled and extremely grateful for everyone’s fantastic efforts and we want to push on to our £1m target to purchase more state of the art equipment such as Intensive Incubators which cost £25,000. “The equipment is for babies who need extra help with breathing, keeping warm or feeding and the best infant resuscitation equipment.”

Clean-up is inspired by girl’s letter THE Love Where you Live Campaign got involved in the Great British Spring Clean by holding a clear-up event in five different areas across the borough. The event was in response to a letter sent to the Mayor of Barnsley Coun Steve Green late last year from Rosanna Holmes, aged nine. In Rosanna’s letter she stated how the litter and general waste was ruining the borough and that action needed to be taken. From this, the central area event was set up to cover five different starting points and five different litter picking routes, with everyone meeting up at the Bluebell Bank greenspace to enjoy refreshments together. Rosanna and her family attended the event which was organised by Barnsley

Council’s Central Area Team with Central, Kingstone, Stairfoot and Worsbrough ward alliances. Coun Green said: “Saturday was a brilliant day. I would like to thank everybody that came through and worked hard to help restore the area. The event was a great success, and I am looking forward to seeing all the great progress being made over the next few weeks.” In total 155 bags of rubbish were collected on the day, along with piles of rubble and general waste items. It was a fantastic team effort and has made a significant difference to the area. n To find out about further events taking part in the Great British Spring Clean event visit n The Mayor of Barnsley, Coun Steve Green, picking rubbish with local children. springclean

Lecture will honour local historian THE Friends of Barnsley Archives will be holding a talk on Barnsley-born historian and chartist John Hugh Burland on Monday. The talk will be presented by Professor Malcolm Chase and will take place in the council chamber in Barnsley Town Hall from 7pm to 9pm. The event will celebrate the bi-centenary of the birth of John Hugh Burland – an author, chartist, teacher and historian who was born in

1819 and died in 1885. Professor Chase, professor of social history at the University of Leeds, will be giving the illustrated talk about the history of Chartism and Burland’s links to the movement. The talk will also celebrate the end of a project to transcribe Burland’s Annals of Barnsley – which covers the borough’s history – that was recently completed by The Friends of Barnsley Archives.

Blazes are tackled THE seventh fire this year at a derelict care home saw firefighters again called to the site. The former Belmont care home on Lamb Lane in Monk Bretton is set to be demolished after becoming a priority for local councillors following repeated arson attacks by suspected gangs of youths, with the council stating a preference to knock the building down. On Tuesday at 2am firefighters from Cudworth and Barnsley stations spent more than an hour dealing with the fire, which has again been listed as deliberate. n Meanwhile, firefighters were called to a street in Bolton-upon-Dearne to put out a car fire. A spokesman for South Yorkshire Fire and Rescue said the Ford Fiesta, found on Carr Head Lane, was deliberately set alight at 12.30am last Sunday.

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Three arrests after police cars torched THREE men have been arrested after two police cars were deliberately set alight. At 2am yesterday morning, fire fighters were called to Goldthorpe Police station on Barnsley Road following reports that two cars were alight. Three men, aged 35, 18 and 33, were arrested shortly after on suspicion of causing criminal damage and arson. Chief Inspector Mark James said: “This reckless incident has left two operational police cars extensively damaged and behaviour like this will not be tolerated.

Extra cash to help more smokers quit AN IMPROVED new stop smoking service will be introduced in Barnsley from the autumn after senior councillors approved spending of up to £450,000 on the project intended as an answer to tackling the town’s high level of tobacco users. Barnsley’s public health workers have been successful in recent years in bringing down smoking levels among adults and are working to try to ensure the next generation avoid the habit altogether. But in the meantime work still needs to be done to help smokers who want to quit and an existing contract, currently provided by an NHS trust, comes to an end later this year. Rather than just renewing that, the council wants to expand the work done to provide increased support to the people who need it most. The council is now looking for a provider to bring that service to the public. Statistics show the scale of Barnsley’s smoking problem, with

more than 18 per cent of adults still smoking – even though that figure is substantially down on the town’s historic record, it is markedly above the national average of around 15 per cent. Smoking is more common among poorer residents and figures show almost a third of Barnsley households living in poverty have a smoker present. If smokers in those households were to quit, 2,140 families would see their lifestyles rise above the poverty line, funded by the cash not going to buy tobacco. Successful schemes in Barnsley have included making play areas in parks and some of the town centre voluntary ‘smoke free areas’, an idea which is now being expanded to the areas around school gates. The policy is to make smoking invisible to children, so it no longer appears normal to them to adopt the habit as they grow up.

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“Thankfully, no one was injured but the fire has also caused damage to the side of the police station and a council van. “Officers worked quickly after the incident to carry out enquiries and these enquiries are continuing today. “I’d like to ask anyone who saw what happened, or who has any information, to contact us on 101, quoting incident number 56 of April 1. “You can also pass information to Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555111.”

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MP helps with landlord fight LEGISLATION allowing private tenants greater power in landlord disputes has been backed by MP for Wentworth and the Dearne, John Healey. The Labour-backed legislation introduced last week will allow tenants to take landlords to court if they are guilty of exposing their tenants to dangerous conditions such as severe mould, exposed wiring or fire risks. Private tenants signing new and renewed tenancy agreements of less than seven years can now tackle problems independently of local authorities and will be able to sue landlords who fail to keep properties up to habitable standards. John, who is the shadow secretary of state for housing, said: “This long-awaited Labour legislation provides a critical safety net against the truly shocking conditions that some private renters are forced to put up with.”

Popular club night returns A CLUB event that ran every Friday until 2011 is returning to Barnsley for a reunion. ‘Burn Down the Disco’ ran every Friday from 2005 and featured sets from DJs and hosted Barnsley’s first Silent Disco. The event will return to Barnsley and will feature some bands that used to play at the original event. n ‘Burn Down the Disco Reunion’ will take place at The Garrison on Friday from 8pm.

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Time is right to put the clock back...

A RENOWNED clock in the heart of Barnsley will be restored if enough money can be raised to fund the work. The former jewellers on Eldon Street, Benjamin Harral’s, was much loved by residents of the town and was most famously known for giving out a complimentary bread knife to those who bought an engagement or wedding ring. Founded in 1898, the shop was family-run for nearly 100 years and had other branches in Pontefract and Mexborough. Despite it being famous for selling engagement and wedding rings, the shop also sold grandfather clocks, silver and pottery. And the large clock which sat above the premises remains although it no longer keeps tme. The current occupiers, Prisco’s Curtain Shop, have had numerous enquiries regarding the clock and whether it can be fixed. “We’ve been asked since day one if anything can be done to fix the clock above the shop, it’s a weekly occurrence if not more,” said owner Alichia Kwapisz, who has occupied the shop since August 2017. “That’s why I have decided to make a Facebook page dedicat-

ed to funding the clock being repaired. “We got a quote for it to be done but it’s not been looked after for so long and there’s a lot of work that needs to be carried out. “It needs a new glass face, restoration, a service, painting, rust removal, hand replacement and more. “When we first opened, we couldn’t justify spending that much money on the clock, but we kept getting asked if we could try and get it fixed because it just seems to mean a lot to people. “So many people have such fond memories of couples meeting under the clock and picking out their wedding or engagement ring. “It’s going to cost about £2,000 or possibly £2,300 if we are to carry out the complete repairs. “it’s going to be £1,500 for the clock itself but then we need money for a scaffolding tower. “If I can get around £1,500 in donations then I’ll put in the rest, but we really could do with some help towards fundraising. “We’ve got nearly £100 so far, which is great, but we’ve still got quite a bit to go. “We have tried to privately fund this with the building owner and

n CLOCKING ON: Alichia Kwapisz wants to apply some TLC to the famous clock on Eldon Street. the council over the past 18 order in the store.” months, but to no avail, hence n To donate to help with the this is our last shot, I think. restoration of the clock see the “As a thank you to anyone who Just Giving page set up by Alichia, donates, I will also give a onewhich can be found by visiting the off ten per cent discount off any Prisco’s Facebook page.

Seussical set for stage PERFORMING arts students will take to the stage this week at the Electric Theatre. Barnsley College Performing Arts students will perform Seussical the Musical by Lynn Ahrens and Stephen Flaherty on Wednesday and Thursday this week. Much loved childhood characters such as the Cat in the Hat, Horton the Elephant, Gertrude McFuzz and many more collide on their adventures through the magical world of Dr Seuss. In true Seuss style, the musical highlights the importance of community, family, friendship and loyalty in a humorous and light-hearted fashion. Donna Turner, performing arts course leader at the college, said: “Seussical is a fantastical, colourful, high-energy musical filled with larger-than-life characters and is a real treat for the whole family. “The magical world of Dr Seuss lends itself well to our teaching programme with high energy musical numbers allowing dance and musical theatre students the opportunity to shine. “Our production arts students also get the feel of a large scale production with the numerous set, sound and lighting changes taking place across the performance.” Tickets for both dates are available now at www.

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Campaigner’s call to banish dangerous nets

AN AVID wildlife campaigner who runs a hedgehog sanctuary is calling on Barnsley Council to back a petition to stop netting being used on hedges and trees as it causes serious harm to wildlife. Janet Mason, of Monk Bretton, who runs a hedgehog sanctuary called Hedge-Hogwarts, is asking the council to raise awareness of ‘netting’ hedgerows and trees – which is becoming a common thing used by developers in the UK – as she doesn’t want Barnsley to stop being recognised as a ‘biodiversity town’. “I want us all to be shouting about this from the rooftops,” said Janet. “No one should still be putting the netting up after March 1 anyway as it’s illegal. I don’t want this to be happening here as Barnsley is a biodiversity town and it needs to be known before developers try to put the netting up here.” In areas of the UK there have been incidents of developers using netting over hedges and

trees, trapping wildlife and birds – injuring them and even causing some to die. Janet said she wants to raise awareness of what is happening elsewhere in the country ‘before it happens in Barnsley’. “This should not be happening anywhere, but we definitely don’t want it happening in our borough,” she said. Wendy Lowder, executive director for communities, said: “While Barnsley is not officially a ‘biodiversity town’ – no such designation exists – we still hold a responsibility to protect the wildlife and its habitat within our borough and fully support conservation action across Barnsley. “We have worked with Janet Mason on a number of biodiversity issues, many of them successful, and she is a key partner for the North East Area Council, which has adopted biodiversity as one of its key local themes. “They have outlined a biodiversity project which seeks to reconnect local communities to their nature conservation sites by

way of some waymarked walking routes, a project prioritised by ward councillors. “While we have had no confirmed cases of developers putting up netting on hedges and trees and damaging wildlife in our borough, it is being recommended that development sites do not use these nets and we would discourage developers from doing so. “We have already included biodiversity features into new housing developments, such as ‘hedgehog gaps’ at the bottom of new garden fences to allow them to continue to move around easily and will explore other avenues for us to protect and conserve wildlife in Barnsley.” A revised Barnsley Local Biodiversity Action Plan was produced in 2008 by the Barnsley Biodiversity Trust to reflect the UK Biodiversity value of the borough, and it was adopted by Barnsley Council in 2010. It is still the adopted plan but is currently under review. It is anticipated that a revised version of the plan will n BAD NETTING: Janet Mason and Lynn Wood warn of the dangers to our be adopted later this year. local hedgehog populations from netting like that above.

College launches intensive skills course in time for Easter TWO free intensive courses will be available to take over the Easter Holidays. Barnsley College is offering a free functional skills courses from entry level to level 2 for anyone aged 19 and over. Participants will develop essential skills and knowledge in a range of topics including spelling, form filling, note writing, interpreting numbers and dealing with money. These courses will help participants to operate confidently in everyday life and at work whilst gaining confidence in their reading, writing, speaking and numeracy skills. These intensive courses will start on Monday April 15 and run until Friday April 26. Study options are flexible and participants can attend college over a set number of days that is suit-

PLANNING permission is being sought for three new homes in West Melton. The applicant, a Mr O’Donnell, would like to erect three new properties to the rear of 20-26 Carnley Street. One of the dwellings would be a two-bedroom and there would be two three bedroomed properties. The consultation period runs until April 16 with people able to have their say via Rotherham Council’s website.

able for them, providing the option to fit in studying around their work pattern or family commitments. Courses are suitable for anyone wanting to gain English and maths qualifications and attendees will undertake an initial assessment to determine the level on which they should start the course. Andra Ghencea, head of department for English and maths, said: “These courses will provide participants with the opportunity to gain their English and maths qualifications over Easter, preparing them for their next step whether that be career progression, further study, making everyday life a bit easier or helping their child with their homework.” n Call Barnsley College on 216 123, or email:

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Warning on fire service cuts RADICAL cuts to South Yorkshire Fire and Rescue Service are being planned which would slash numbers of firefighters and could eventually leave some communities with only ‘on call’ crews available from local stations at night. The proposals – which go before politicians next Monday – have been described as ‘devastating for the safety of firefighters and the public’ by the Fire Brigades Union. They say the first wave of proposed changes would see 84 front line jobs go from the current 590 firefighters in the service, more than one in seven, formally reducing the number of firefighters ‘riding’ fire engines from five to four. The South Yorkshire service is facing a double squeeze on finances which have already endured almost a decade of austerity cuts, leaving service chiefs having to budget for savings which could top £4m in the years ahead. One reason is the service is

being forced to dismantle a crewing system introduced at some stations without agreement from the Fire Brigades Union, which means increased costs of £1.4m a year and an unexpected hike in pension costs could account for the rest. Now the service has concluded the only way to make up the cash shortfall from the crewing arrangement is to reduce numbers of firefighters who crew its trucks from five to four, arguing that staffing level is currently in place for around a third of incidents. That has been fiercely criticised by the FBU as unsafe for both the public and firefighters, because of the number of jobs which need to be done immediately as they attend 999 incidents. It is currently accepted nine firefighters are needed to operate safely at a house fire, meaning three fire appliances would need to turn up rather than two if crewing is reduced to four across the board.

A second wave of cuts could follow if the service has to find all the money it may need to cover the cost of providing pensions and that would mean some fire engines which have crews on station 24 hours a day being reduced to daytime cover, with a ‘delayed on-call’ arrangement at night. South Yorkshire now only has two stations with two fire engines staffed around the clock, in Sheffield and Doncaster. According to a report going before the brigade’s ruling body, South Yorkshire Fire and Rescue Authority, work would have to be done to establish how many fire engines would be downgraded to that status. The report says: “We cannot yet be certain how many fire engines these changes would apply to and any change we did make would be based on analysis of incident risk data and risk profile. “The remaining wholetime second fire engines at Doncaster and Sheffield Central would inevit-

ably be the starting point for this analysis.” Neil Carbutt, the FBU’s secretary in South Yorkshire, blamed the government for the looming spending crisis, for failing to warn early enough of a looming black hole in pension costs. Now he is urging politicians including councillors, MPs and Sheffield City Region Mayor Dan Jarvis to lobby the government to plug the gap permanently. At present, Whitehall will bear the full cost for 12 months and 90 per cent in the following year, before handing responsibility to fire authorities. Mr Carbutt said the impact of reducing firefighters from five to four on all fire engines would mean three, not two, would have to attend house fire incidents to provide the minimum nine crew members needed to operate in safe conditions, something which would take more time. “Time is crucial. This is serious stuff.

“I am devastated by these proposals, they will massively affect firefighter safety,” he said. Deputy chief fire officer Alex Johnson said: “We’d rather not make any changes at all, but have a duty to match our resources to local risk and to manage the service in a financially responsible way. “We face cost pressures of up to £4m and the extent of the savings required is inevitably going to mean changes to the way we provide our 999 service to the public. “We think it is better to reduce the number of firefighters on a fire engine, than it is to slow down our response times by reducing the number of fire engines which are immediately available. “Our fire engines already attend incidents with four firefighters about a third of the time – and many other UK fire services already ride with four as a norm.” Fire and Rescue Authority members will have to decide whether to accept the proposed changes.

“We think it is better to reduce the number of firefighters on a fire engine, than it is to slow down our response times by reducing the number of fire engines which are immediately available.”

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Readers put themselves in the frame

Lightning Rod...

A MAN who won a gold medal sprinting at a British Masters is still running around the track in Cudworth, aged 74. Rod Scholes, of Ardsley, runs the track at Dorothy Hyman Sports Centre in Cudworth once a week to ensure he stays in peak physical condition. He began running aged 35 and in the 30 years since then he has won a gold medal in the 400m sprint at the British Masters in 2001, and run 21 marathons. Most recently he ran the Wombwell 10k. Before he retired, Rod was a primary school teacher. He joined the Dorothy Hyman Sports Centre in 1978 when he joined Barnsley Runners. Over the years, Rod has toured the length and breadth of the country competing in runs and making friends along the way. He said: “I enjoy it because of the freedom. You can choose the distance, the time, and can go no matter the weather.” Martin Prest, facility manger of Dorothy Hyman and Dearneside Leisure Centres, said: “Rod is an inspiration to us all. If you have been lucky enough to see him run round the track at Dorothy Hyman, like me, you would be amazed at the athleticism Rod still retains. This is down to his dedication, passion and wonderful will to stay fit in his advancing years. Rod is a superstar.“

STAFF from the Barnsley Independent took to the streets of the town centre to show off the new paper last week. There was a positive reaction from the general public with people excited about getting the news delivered straight to their doors.

Sarah boosts Mayor’s campaign A WORLD champion cyclist and swimmer has been named as Mayor of South Yorkshire Dan Jarvis’s new active travel commissioner. Dame Sarah Storey, 41, announced she will lead the active travel agenda in the Sheffield City Region at an event at Sheffield Hallam University yesterday. She is the most successful female British Paralympian of all time, with 14 gold medals, and has broken 76 World Records in her career. Her role will involve championing active travel and working alongside Mayor Jarvis to create a region in which more people travel on foot, by bike or by public transport. She said: “I’m proud and excited to be the first active travel commissioner for the Sheffield City Region. I believe active travel is a less stressful way of moving about, and helps to create the foundation of a happier workforce and a happier population. “As someone who’s passionate about active travel, and through my policy work with British Cycling, I’ve been so interested in what Chris Boardman is doing with Andy Burnham over the Pennines. It’s brilliant to have the opportunity to work closely with Mayor Jarvis and his team to do something similar here.

n BACKING: Dame Sarah Storey.

“For me, this is about having another string to my bow, and utilising that profile of elite sport to benefit the wider population. Not everyone is going to be an elite athlete, but we can all enjoy being more active. I’m looking forward to seeing how, together, we can make real changes to the way people travel in the Sheffield City Region.” Mayor Dan Jarvis said: “I’m delighted to name Sarah as our active travel commissioner. To have such an exceptional, inspirational and passionate individual leading our active travel agenda is very exciting.

“Sarah joins us at an exciting time and will play a crucial role in helping us to make sure that active travel remains an absolute priority as we make our region’s transport network fit for the 21st century. “By prioritising active travel, we can improve people’s health, cut carbon emissions and reduce congestion. But you don’t have to be a professional cyclist – or indeed a gold medal winning cyclist – to travel in a more active way. By making little changes to the way that we travel, we can all do our part to create a healthier and more active society.”

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School plan takes lead...

CHILDREN at a Royston primary school absolutely love their weekly visit from their new four-legged friend Lumi the therapy dog. Summerfields Primary Academy is visited by Lumi and owner Jean Whitehouse where the children read and chat to the pair. The idea started when the pair first went to Silkstone Common Junior and Infant School to give students a talk about the Blue Cross animal welfare charity. “The children absolutely love it and they look forward to when Lumi and Jean come in,” said head of the school Lisa Tabbner. “Jean teaches the children how to do some retrieval tricks with Lumi and she sometimes comes into class to help new starters settle in. “Lumi also shows the children how she can count, Jean tells Lumi a number and she’ll tap her hand with her paw as many times as she’s just said. “The children and staff work so well with Lumi and n Dog owner Jean Whitehouse and Lumi with pupils Poppy Clayton, Elli Gill, Louie Hall-Macleod, Morgan Davies, Louie her visits are great for the well-being of the school, Padgett and Joshua Brierly. PD086858 we wouldn’t be without her.”

Takeaway boss slapped with fine

A TAKEAWAY has been fined more than £4000 after a curry was found to contain substitute meat in it. Mahmood Khan, of Moorlands Avenue, Dewsbury, who is the food operator for Umars on Laithes Lane, Athersley, was charged under food safety legislation with misleading customers by providing different meat to the type demanded. On April 25 last year, following a complaint, a member of the Barnsley Council’s Trading Standards team visited Umars and purchased two lamb kormas. The curries were sent away for analysis and were found to contain entirely beef. The defendant pleaded guilty to the charges and was fined £2,500 plus £1,650 costs and a £170 victim surcharge, a total of £4,320. Julia Burrows, Director of Public Health at Barnsley Council, said: “Food business operators need to ensure descriptions applied to the food they sell are accurate. “People rely on descriptions when choosing what to eat. Some people want to avoid eating certain foods and everyone needs to know what ingredients are being used in the food that they purchase. “Substituting lamb with beef is, unfortunately, becoming more widespread. It isn’t fair to consumers or honest traders, and we will not hesitate to take legal action where necessary. “Anyone worried about food fraud should contact the council’s regulatory services team on 01226 773555.”

Five years fighting for the Freedom Riders THE South Yorkshire Freedom Riders marked five years of their campaign for free train travel for the elderly and disabled with a rally on Monday. The SYFR campaign was set up in 2014 when the right for elderly and disabled people to travel free on trains in South and West Yorkshire was taken away. The ‘Freedom Rides’ between Barnsley and Sheffield saw the reinstatement of free train travel for the disabled and the elderly allowed to travel on trains in South Yorkshire for half price. But the campaigning has carried on includ-

ing fighting to improve travel on buses. George Arthur, secretary of SYFR, said: “We applaud Stagecoach for allowing the elderly to travel free to hospital appointments before 9.30am and to give half price travel on X10 and X17 services before 9.30am. “We are also pleased that South Yorkshire mayor Dan Jarvis has met with us and is looking at a number of issues we raised with him.” The campaigners held a rally outside Barnsley bus station on Monday before travelling to Sheffield for a larger rally outside the station.

Changes to bus route STAGECOACH has announced there will be changes to a bus service which serves Barnsley to Sheffield from the end of April. A consultation was held by the travel company back in January this year and as a result, the Service 2 will see some changes. The service will now become the X2, which will offer new connections to Hoyland and the Royal Hallamshire Hospital. The X2 will run Monday to Saturday mornings/daytime and will be a limited stop service between Barnsley and Birdwell and Chapeltown and Sheffield. Service 2 will run on evenings and Sundays and will stop at all stops along the route. Both the 2 and X2 will serve Worsbrough Village, picking up and dropping off at all stops. The X2 will stop outside the Northern General Hospital on Barnsley Road, whilst the service 2 will serve the clock tower stop within the grounds on evenings and Sundays. The new services will begin from April 28.

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WABers put their foot N THE BAL L down in big debate... Pumas strike as Ella gives us a twirl... NEW cars could have devices fitted to automatically make them keep to the speed limit. The EU provisionally agreed to this rule yesterday. If the law is passed, it would mean it could be impossible to drive more than 70mph in a new car in the UK from 2022. We asked We are Barnsley Followers what they thought about this, and these were their responses... Robert Eyre: “The more autonomous driver aids on vehicles for “safety“, the less those drivers pay attention because they expect the car to sort it out. Standards of driving are dropping and serious collision rates are increasing.” William Crawford: “Is there the infrastructure to support it? What about roadworks? Older vehicles? Too many variables that could go pear-shaped very quickly.”

George Parker: “Speeding is illegal yet people seem not to want this technology. If it was technology that made burglary, violence or rape impossible would people still say no, let people do it and get caught? If there’s technology that can stop any unlawful act why wouldn’t we want it? If it saves even one life that one life is someone’s loved one.” Ian Hewitt: “Yes they should I totally agree and to be honest all the old cars should have one fitted at the next MOT.” Bill Ross: “Watch the sale of new cars plummet when this comes in. Nevertheless, it can be over ridden by a good push on the accelerator, so what’s the point?” Adam Gough: “People who get caught speeding or those that have been banned should have them fitted until they prove that they can drive safely. It should be a punishment

THE Pinfold Pumas’ under eights had an amazing win on Saturday. to have one, not for everyA football-proud mum sent this one.” image following their win, well Dean Goubert: “Good done to Ruby, Alexia, Emilia, Lily, idea in principle, but Charlie and Mia. the less people caught Next we wan to congratulate the speeding means less rev- girls from Barnsley Gymnastics enue in speeding fines. Club, who all competed in various So will there will be an events from the regional, National increase in taxes to cover and Compulsory grades over two the shortfall? Or a masdays at Catterick. All the girls sive hike in road tax for were amazing with many bringing everyone?” medals home. Jayne Allen: “So will And finally we meet nine-yearcouncil tax or car tax be old Ella Scott, who took part in going up, as they’ll not the Great British Baton Twirling be able to fine speeding Association competition in drivers?” Blackpool over the weekend. Billy Marsden: “I’m Her grandmother, Sharon all for it. If you abide by Gayford said: “This time last year the speed limit you have she wouldn’t say boo to a goose, nothing to lose. If you don’t then you should be but this has brought out her confidence 110 per cent. We are so restricted. Maxine Hale: “I’ve said proud of her.” What amazing achievements this for years. Why make all our girls have made over the cars in the first place with a speedometer up to weekend. If you have someone you would 180mph?” Alf Hooker: “I can’t see like to put forward as an ‘On the it happening to be honest ball contender’. Send their name, as the government would age, details of their sporting lose out on a fortune with achievement and club to abk@ no speeding fines.”

Mum’s the word around Barnsley... ON Sunday we asked you to submit photos of your amazing mothers for Mother’s Day. Here’s a quick round-up of what you sent in...

Left to right, from top: Abigail Elizabeth, Kimberley White, Paula Count-Nicholson, Dawn Bamford, Jamie Hallas, Sherrida Williams and Lindsay Needham.


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This was the WAB week... MiniWABer George Supermums deserved their special day... Little bags himself a I HOPE all WAB mums had a fabulous Mother’s Day, even if we did lose an hour’s sleep... I had a wonderful day and I received beautiful cards. I love flamingos if you can’t already tell! It was a lucky escape for one man after he found himself buried alive in a 10ft deep hole in Elsecar. An incredible well done to the emergency services, especially the fire service, for safely pulling Clive Turner to safety. I can not even begin to imagine what must have been going through his mind when he found himself buried. I’m thankful he’s safe and I hope he makes a full recovery. Thank you to everyone who joined in the debate on the pos-

sible installation of devices that could prevent cars from travelling more than 70 mph. Personally, I think that installing a device will not help. Fitting a device to stop cars travelling over a certain speed won’t prevent accidents, it’s

down to the person behind the wheel to act responsibly. I saw one comment that mentioned the more we rely on cars to do things for us, the more likely it will be that an accident will happen. I completely agree. Yes in theory a car will be equipped to deal with such instances but we have to remember that we are still driving the car. Things can happen so fast a car will not be equipped to deal with it as quickly as a person who is watching what is ahead. There needs to be a lot less reliance on technology and more on teaching drivers to be more aware and obey the speed limits. I hope that you all have a good week. Can you believe it’s already April? Altine

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We love seeing photos of your pets and you love showing your pets off! Here’s a round-up of this week’s papped pets... Left to right, from top: Noah, Phoebe, Joseph, Sam, Spocky, Basil, Blinky, Daisy, Nelly and Bessie, Quinny, William, Godzilla, Alfie and Snoop.

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Bagging free tickets for A week in WAB history... darts evening will be tops... Cannon Hall Farm finds fame on the big screen as council tackle litterbugs WAB History takes a look through the archives at WAB news from years gone by. This week, we take a look at what the headlines in April last year... April 3 Increased fines for littering GETTING caught littering can result in an on-the-spot fine of £150 as new penalties come into effect today. Barnsley council, alongside councils across Britain, have been given the power to raise fines from the previous maximum penalty of £80. The fine has also been set to include those caught throwing rubbish out their vehicle. The government claims collecting litter costs councils £680m a year. Barnsley Council have welcomed the changes, and have reminded residents of the #EverybodyThink campaign, encouraging recycling and throwing away rubbish. April 5 Dan Jarvis to remain Barnsley MP DAN Jarvis will be able to remain MP for Barnsley even if he is elected Mayor of Sheffield. Labour’s National Executive Committee had ruled last week that he could not serve in two elected roles no-one could serve in two elected roles. However a agreement was reached and it was agreed that the Barnsley Central MP would

be able to remain in parliament. Mr Jarvis said: “I am honoured to be Labour’s candidate for the Sheffield City Region mayoral election and I am looking forward to the campaign.” April 10 Cannon Hall makes TV debut BARNSLEY was once again put on the map as Cannon Hall Farm made their big screen debut as the as the first episode of Springtime on the Farm was broadcast on Channel 5. The show featured lambs being born, the history of the farm and viewers met the Nicholsons, who have operated Cannon Hall Farm, in Cawthorne, for 60 years. Farmer David, farmer Roger and farmer Robert also brought the

THE world’s leading darts players will return to The FlyDSA Arena for Night 15 on Thursday May 9 as the 2019 Unibet Premier League makes its annual visit to Sheffield for a 13th time. Former champion James Wade will return to the Unibet Premier League in 2019 following confirmation of the ten-player field for the tournament, which also features Raymond van Barneveld for a final season ahead of his retirement. Darts’ widest-reaching tournament will see 17 nights held from FebruaryMay, as players compete for spots in the Play-Offs to battle for the prestigious title. Guests include 2009 champion Wade, who returns to compete for a tenth season in the Premier League, having won the European Championship and World Series of Darts Finals during 2018. Players Championship Finals winner Daryl Gurney, Grand Slam of Darts champion Gerwyn Price and German Darts Masters winner Mensur Suljovic show to life through demonstrations and assisting in the sheep all compete for a second year, having made their Premier League debuts in who were giving birth to their 2018. lambs. The Cannon Hall Facebook page Five-time World Champion Van Barneveld, the 2014 Premier League held a ‘Gogglebox’ style view champion, will play in a 14th succesalong, and over 300 comments sive season as part of his farewell were left praising the farm for year on the circuit ahead of retiretheir work. Joy Muhammad said: “Fantastic ment. Four-time champion Michael van family viewing. You have built up Gerwen will be begin his title defence a wonderful business and are a when the season begins on February lovely family. Farmer Roger and 7, having claimed glory in 2013, Cynthia must be so proud of everything you, as a family, have 2016, 2017 and 2018 and also won achieved. Congratulations to you all.” The show was presented by Countryfile presenter and farmer Adam Henson and Spring Watch Unsprung’s Lindsey Chapman.

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Supermums Tracey and Gloria are rewarded FOR Mother’s Day we asked you to nominate your mother or someone who you class as a mother for a meal for two at Parkers Brasserie and Cafe as part of WAB of the week. The first mother we chose was Tracey Barton, who was nominated by her daughter Lauren. She said: “She’s my absolute rock. She’s been through so much since November last year as she was diagnosed with breast cancer and is now going through treatment after having to have surgery. “Throughout this she’s still smiling. She deserves the world and more. This would definitely put a smile on our faces through what has been a horrible time.” The second mother we chose was Gloria Askew, who was nominated by her granddaughter Cara. She said: “My nan has brought

Winners: Lauren Barella and Tracey Barton. Right: Cara Askew and Gloria Askew. me up since I was born. She has helped me so much with things and is always there for me. She has had a bad few years, she lost her husband in 2003, her son is 2006, her daughter in 2010 and then last year she had a brain haemorrhage but she keeps going. “She is the strongest woman

I know and always puts others before her self. She has six grandchildren and two great grandchildren. She is the best grandma any one could ask for and the best mother I could ask for. She is my world and my rock.” Congratulations to you both ladies. Enjoy your treat!

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his third World Championship title on Tuesday night. Last year’s runner-up Michael Smith Tuesday’s World Championship finalist – remains in the field following his success at the World Championship, while two-time champion Gary Anderson, former World Champion Rob Cross and 2017 Premier League finalist Peter Wright are also in action. WAB have teamed up with FlyDSA and we’re giving one lucky the reader the opportunity to win a pair of tickets to watch this fantastic event. To win all you have to do is send your name and contact number to Alternatively you can enter by post by sending your name and contact number to WAB Darts, 47 Church Street, Barnsley, S70 2AS The closing date is Friday April 12. Good luck!

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Reds twice lose the lead to courageous Cov BARNSLEY took the lead twice but drew 2-2 at home to Coventry City on Saturday. Alex Mowatt put the hosts ahead early on but Coventry levelled with the first goal conceded by the Reds in seven matches. Cauley Woodrow netted three minutes after the break but City again equalised midway through the second half then had the better chances to get the winner. The result kept Barnsley second, five points clear of thirdplaced Portsmouth who have one game in hand and six ahead of fourth-placed Sunderland who have played three fewer matches. They are seven points behind leaders Luton Town who won at Bristol Rovers. The Reds are now unbeaten in 20 league matches across almost four months while they have not lost in 24 league fixtures at Oakwell. They were the better side for the first half of each half but then faded against a Coventry side, managed by former Barnsley boss Mark Robins, who are hovering just outside the play-offs. Head coach Daniel Stendel said: “We had not conceded in seven games so when we scored early we thought a little bit that we had won the game. “Maybe we didn’t concentrate enough in the box to score the 2-0 goal. That was the biggest thing for me, and we didn’t defend so well. “The draw is OK, but we wanted to win and we are a little bit disappointed. In the first half, we had a lot of chances and played very well but Coventry scored their only chance. “In the second half it was a close game and we gave them a lot of space and some chances because we were trying to win the game but we have a good goalkeeper Adam Davies and we expect he will make saves.” Stendel made two changes from the side that won 1-0 at Walsall the previous week. Ryan Hedges and Adam Davies, who had just returned from international duty with Wales, replaced Mike Bahre and Jack Walton in the starting line-up. Barnsley played 4-4-2 with Mamadou Thiam up front alongside Cauley Woodrow while Hedges was on the left wing and Jacob Brown on the right.

Barnsley had the first real chance when Cameron McGeehan pounced on a loose pass by the visitors and played Hedges through on the left of the box but he blazed well over the bar from 15 yards out. The hosts took the lead in the tenth minute when Woodrow attempted to find Thiam with a clever pass and the ball went to the Frenchman after Dujon Sterling made a mess of an attempted clearance. Thiam ran into the box from the left and his low cross was turned in from seven yards out by Mowatt for his sixth goal of the season. Barnsley were on top as McGeehan fired wide with a low 25-yard effort and Woodrow curled wide of the top right corner from a similar distance. But, after an impressive first 20 minutes, the Reds seemed to slow down and let their visitors back into the game City levelled when home leftback Ben Williams failed to cut out a left-wing cross by Bright Enobakhare and Jordy Hiwula chested the ball down six yards out and blasted past Davies. Coventry almost took the lead before the break but a goalmouth scramble ended with Ethan Pinnock half-cleared then the visitors were flagged offside. Thiam and Brown both got into good positions in the Coventry box near the byline but failed to pull the ball back to the waiting Woodrow who then later fired over from just outside the box following a good move. Thiam forced visiting goalkeeper Lee Burge into his first save of the match from 12 yards out on the left of the box after McGeehan won the ball with a strong tackle deep in Coventry territory. The home side retook the lead three minutes after the break when the impressive Hedges ran into the area from the left wing and pulled the ball back to Woodrow who fired into the bottom right corner from eight yards out to end a four-game scoreless run. It was an excellent team move which saw Hedges, Thiam and Woodrow combine to work the ball down the left wing. Woodrow twice fired over from outside the box as did

ON TARGET: Barnsley celebrate but they were pegged back. Pictures: Keith Turner.

McGeehan after Woodrow let the ball run to him in a good position. But the Sky Blues levelled on 65 minutes when Williams saw a clearance blocked and Luke Thomas received the ball on the edge of the box, cut in front the right and fired into the top left corner. Williams almost put Barnsley back in front with what would have been his first career goal but his powerful and swerving 25-yard shot was fumbled away by goalkeeper Burge. Coventry nearly went in front when Amadou Bakayoko’s flickon put Hiwula through on goal but he hesitated and, under pressure from Ethan Pinnock, his eventual shot was comfortably saved by Davies diving low to his right. Liam Lindsay’s terribly underhit backpass then put Bakayoko clean through and he went round Davies but overhit the ball which went out of play. McGeehan’s shot from 15 yards with seven minutes to play was easily caught by Burge. At the other end, Davies sprang to his left to brilliantly save a header from Dom Hyam who beat the offside trap and was unmarked seven yards out then the goalkeeper tackled Charlie Wakefield who tried to reach the rebound. Davies then made another fine save in injury-time to tip over Bakayoko’s header. Barnsley (4-4-2): Davies; Cavare, Pinnock, Lindsay, B Williams; Brown (Green 81mins), Mowatt, McGeehan, Thiam (Adeboyejo 88), Hedges (Bahre 77); Woodrow. Unused: Walton, Jackson, Styles, J Williams. Coventry (4-4-2): Burge; Sterling, Willis, Hyam, Mason (Brown 78mins); Thomas (Wakefield 86), Bayliss, Kelly, Hiwula; Enobakhare, Bakayoko. Unused: Addai, Grimmer, Davies, Meyler, Brown, Wakefield, Shipley.

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Monday - Friday 8am-4.30pm Pay rates according to experience Application by CV only, please send to

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NYMR TRAIN RIDE AND WHITBY Wed 15th May - All Seats £29.50 (By train from Pickering to Whitby)

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Experts Builders

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Walling. Garages, extensions etc (repairs, lintels and chimneys). Free quotes. Tel.01226 750347 or 07935 332249



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HANDYMAN Company, including joinery. 150 years combined trade experience. Visit k - Tel. Richard 07908 143980

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Call Carl on 07966 268882 or Will on 07934 708045

• Alarm systems installed • Existing systems repair, serviced or upgraded • CCTV


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safety checks

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Plastering and Artexing HANDYMAN Company, including plastering. 150 years combined experience. Visit k - Tel. Richard 07908 143980

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Tiling HANDYMAN Company, including tiling. 150 years combined trade experience. Visit k - Tel. Richard 07908 143980

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Painting and Decorating

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HANDYMAN Company, including bricklaying. 150 years combined trade experience. Visit k - Tel. Richard 07908 143980

BRICKWORK, pointing, stonework. Apprentice trained. Over 30 years experience. Fair prices and quality work guaranteed – Tel. 07941 772199 or 01226 956837

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