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featuring Tuesday December 10 2019 HAPPY MELODY: A video of a nursing home resident enjoying a singsong with staff next to the Christmas tree has gone viral. Page 2

FESTIVE FIFTY: Meet the Bolton-uponDearne man who has clocked up a half-century of playing Santa at a village fair. Page 4

Clampdown on crime gangs MORE cash will be invested in order to tackle drug-peddling crime gang members in some of Barnsley’s most deprived communities, police bosses have announced. So-called county lines – a term used for crime associated with gangs crossing borders to expand their drug network – has become a problem for police bosses in areas such as Bolton-upon-Dearne, Goldthorpe and Thurnscoe. Operation Fortify, which was set up as a response to residents’ concerns about high levels of drugs and gangs allegedly using derelict housing as boltholes for dealing, has secured more cash to pinpoint priority activities for officers involved. We can now reveal that ‘five-figure’ sums will be spent on a co-ordinator whose role will be to assess active organised crime groups (OCGs) and more cash will be spent on tackling the illegal distribution of tobacco across Barnsley. Dr Alan Billings, South Yorkshire Police and Crime Commissioner, said: “The Fortify fund was developed to provide funding to tackle violent crime in relation to serious organised crime. Organisations were able to apply for funding of up to £20,000 for single-district projects or up to £40,000 for multi-district ones.

“Proposed activities were required to address one or more of the areas of focus of the violence reduction unit and all funded activities will be required to submit monitoring information next year. “Modern crime gangs will ruthlessly exploit vulnerable people and we must ensure that the response is able to deal with this. “South Yorkshire Police has a good record of dealing with organised crime gangs and is very proactive targeting and disrupting their activities. “However, it is not enough to tackle the gangs after the event. We need more and more to get upstream of crime and prevent people being drawn into gangs in the first place.” Drugs raids have continued in recent weeks in the Dearne, which has resulted in seizures of tobacco and cannabis and two people being arrested. Since 2014, more than 79,000 illegal cigarettes and 800 packets of hand-rolled tobacco have been removed from Barnsley’s streets. Inspector Rebecca Richardson added: “We are committed to targeting organised crime in our communities. We are stronger when we work with our communities and continue to urge people to ring 101 with any information or concerns they may have.”

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INBRIEF... Free Christmas lunch on the table BARNSLEY Festive Feast, a free event promising a Christmas lunch to anyone who might feel lonely or isolated, will soon return for its third year. The event, organised by sisters Aoife Dyson and Tara Howard, sees dozens of people get together at Holy Rood Parish Hall, on George Street. It is made possible by an array of local community groups and businesses and takes place on Saturday, December 21 between 1pm and 4pm. For more information or to book a place, call 07845 082668 or search ‘Barnsley Festive Feast’ on Facebook.

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n ON THE UP: Barnsley actor Shaun Dooley is celebrating after receiving the news that his charity album has gone silver. More than 60,000 copies of Got It Covered have been sold since it went on sale in November. The album features a selection of covers from celebrities including Luke Evans, Olivia

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Colman and Suranne Jones, who all picked a song that is meaningful to them. The album was recorded at the famous Abbey Road Studios in London and Shaun was even visited by Taylor Swift while he was recording his cover of her song Never Grow Up. All proceeds go to Children in Need.

A PUBLIC consultation’s findings on plans to create more housing and employment in Hoyland will be revealed tomorrow (Wednesday). A council report revealed a framework for drainage, highways and traffic modelling are all well underway, but the next stage required a ‘robust community consultation’. This ran until September 17, allowing the public to have their say on proposals to transform areas including land off Shortwood Roundabout, land north of Hoyland Road, land west of Upper Hoyland Road, land south of Dearne Valley Parkway and Rockingham.

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Care home sing-song hits the right note A CARE home’s heartwarming video of staff singing Christmas carols with one of their residents has gone viral. Saxondale Nursing Home, in Clarke Street, Barnsley, shared the video of Michael Benyo, 82, with several members of staff singing around the home’s Christmas tree, holding hands and smiling. Since it was posted on their page, the nursing home’s video has had 20,000 shares and 17,000 likes, with many people praising the ‘fantastic group of staff’ and saying that watching the video made them ‘tear up’. And one of the most praising comments came from Michael’s daughter, Gillian Latham, who said Saxondale has helped to ‘change her dad’s life’. Gillian shared the video and said she wanted to show how ‘well cared for’ her dad, who has dementia, is. “He only went there in May and his life has been completely transformed,”

CHRISTMAS STAR: Michael Benyo with nursing home staff Anthony Mitchell, Lynsey Walker and Bethany Bates. Picture: Shaun Colborn. PD088409 said Gillian, 54, of Honeywell. “He was in a care home before and he was miserable, but since he came to Saxondale he has become his old self again. “Every single time we come and see him he is smiling his head off and we haven’t seen him like that for years.” Gillian said the reason she believes her dad has changed is because of the interaction and the care the staff at Saxondale give Michael.

“I think they are just amazing and the type of care they give is also amazing,” she said. “I work as a nurse myself and they are exceptional. “When my dad first went into the home, he was so bad that we didn’t thank he was going to last a few weeks, but he improved so much. It sounds weird to say it but it’s almost like he doesn’t have dementia anymore, it’s really strange. “It really is all down to the care home he’s in now. Our

family has 100 per cent faith in the staff there.” Care home manager at Saxondale, Lynsey Walker, took the video of Michael and the staff, as she believes that ‘capturing the good moments is very important’. “Honestly, we can’t believe how well the video has done,” said Lynsey. “On the day I took the video I could hear singing and thought ‘wow’ and I suddenly thought of my dad as I lost him a while ago. “Then I heard Michael singing and I thought that it would be great to get it on camera. Having a sing makes a big impact on residents and Michael really enjoys it. “He wasn’t well at all when he came here and we could tell he was unhappy and his family were worried. After he settled in he has definitely improved. “We care about our residents and I’m so glad Gillian and her family are happy and that they’ve seen a massive – and positive – change in him.”

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‘Mindless’ theft of life-saving equipment ‘achieves nothing’ THIEVES who reportedly stole two public defibrillators have ‘achieved nothing’ other than putting people’s lives at risk, say those responsible for putting them in place. Two community defibrillators – devices crucial to improving chances of recovery for those suffering cardiac arrest – sited at the town hall and Harris and Co accountants, on Huddersfield Road, have been reported stolen in what is suspected to have been a targeted series of thefts. Nichola Hawden, of Harris and Co, started the campaign for the defibrillator outside her workplace after her father, Steve Croft, collapsed before a Barnsley match last year and had to be resuscitated on the pitch at Oakwell. Nichola said: “I’m absolutely gutted. From personal circumstances, I know how important early access to a defibrillator is. It saved my dad’s life.” She said the defibrillators are registered with a serial number that is traceable, and don’t work unless used correctly in the right circumstances. “One thing we want to get across is that they’re useless to anyone that doesn’t need them,” she said.

“They only shock if they detect the right heart rhythm. “They’re achieving nothing by stealing them.” The firm funded the campaign alongside the Central Area Team, and it was installed in September. Steve, from Royston, collapsed last September before Barnsley hosted Burton Albion, and was assisted by staff from both clubs before the Air Ambulance landed on the Oakwell pitch. A volunteer at the time, he has since campaigned for more publicly accessible defibrillators. “It’s not as if the equipment is worth anything to anybody, there’s no resale value and you can’t use them,” he said. “If anybody needs it, they might’ve lost that chance to be given a second chance by some mindless person. “I know how much work Nichola and her colleagues have put in. They don’t have to do it. It’s unfortunate this is how a small minority repay them.” The thefts follow a similar disappearance in August of a defibrillator outside Tony’s Barber Shop, on Racecommon Road. On that occasion, the equipment was returned to its cabinet the following month.

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Park and ride plan to ease parking chaos CONGESTED streets around Barnsley Hospital could soon be a ‘thing of the past’ thanks to an ambitious plan to create a new park and ride facility near the M1. The hospital has identified suitable land at Capitol Park in Dodworth for the scheme, which has been fast-tracked due to ongoing issues with inconsiderate parking on clogged-up side streets around Gawber Road and Summer Lane. It’s hoped the park and ride will mirror the success of Doncaster Royal Infirmary’s facility and alleviate hostility between hospital users and residents, who Coun Peter Fielding said have started painting their own yellow lines on streets. “The hospital site only has capacity for parking for about half of its staff, and there is insufficient capacity to cope with patient and visitor parking demand,” said Coun Fielding, who represents the Dodworth ward. “The result of all this is congestion in the area. Local councillors have declared an air pollution emergency as residential streets within half a mile or more of the hospital being filled with parked cars and patients missing appointments. “Consequently, I have had discussions with the hospital management to try and find a solution to these problems. I was encouraged to hear the desire of

the hospital to remedy these parking problems to help staff, visitors, patients and residents. “Staff are increasingly suffering verbal abuse and damage to their vehicles from irate residents. Residents are starting to paint their own yellow lines on streets, put up their own residents-only parking signs and protect street parking spaces with wheelie bins. “It is becoming a very hostile situation that many hospital staff are finding unpleasant and residents find increasingly frustrating. “The hospital would like to obtain a piece of land at Capitol Park to use as a park and ride service for both staff and patients and have set aside funding for the administration and operation of such a scheme.” Summer Lane, Queen’s Avenue, Bingley Street, Brierfield Close, Victoria Crescent and Welbeck Street have all been identified as particular flare-up points where it’s alleged both hospital staff and visitors have abandoned their vehicles to avoid parking fees. Coun Fielding added: “This is an ideal opportunity for Barnsley Council to partner with the hospital to help reduce congestion, air pollution and the parking misery around that area. “It would help to reduce air pollution around our schools and be a strong signal that declaring a climate

emergency actually meant something. “I congratulate Barnsley Hospital on their efforts to introduce this scheme and I call on Barnsley Council to show that they can invest in this sustainable transport solution with the same vigour and enthusiasm it puts into building roads on its parks.” Hospital bosses revealed that £250,000 has already been spent upgrading its car park barriers to improve traffic flow, while car share schemes have been encouraged. However, they admitted that the current parking provision is simply not big enough, with approximately 3,800 staff – excluding visitors – battling more than 1,200 spaces. A hospital spokesperson said: “We recognise that this is a long-standing and difficult situation for our neighbours, staff, visitors and patients. “We are continuing to invest where appropriate and we are working with the council to look at a number of options to try to improve the situation in as sustainable way as possible. “As a hospital, we are committed to ensuring our environmental impact is as low as possible. We understand that the air quality in the areas around the hospital has been measured and is not cause for concern, but we continue to support cleaner air initiatives.”

MENTOR: Former rugby league star Paul Broadbent with sport students at Barnsley College.

Ex-rugby star Paul touches down at college to provide valuable insight FORMER England and Great Britain rugby league player Paul Broadbent visited sport students at Barnsley College to talk about the motivation and commitment needed to become an elite athlete. Paul, 51, is the college’s athlete mentor and came as an inspirational speaker to talk to current sport students about his career in rugby, giving an insight into coaching. The students also took the opportunity to ask Paul questions related to dealing with pressure, professionalism and how athletes conduct themselves in the public eye.

Paul, who played for Sheffield Eagles, Halifax, Hull, Wakefield Trinity and York and later coached at Wakefield, said: “Every student in this room has a success story but it’s up to them whether they unravel it or not. “They are still moulding themselves into the person they want to be for the rest of their lives, and if I can provide a little bit of guidance and a little bit of support, then they won’t work it out by making mistakes first. “My job, as a mentor, is to try and let them see how relatable I am and have them find similarities so they see a bit of them in me.”

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Council revise fly-tip figures ‘TEETHING trouble’ with Barnsley Council’s new fly-tipping recording system has been blamed for incorrect information being sent to a national study. The mix-up – which affected the annual document produced by the Department for the Environment, Food and Rural Affairs (DEFRA) – saw the council state that there had been 2,791 recorded cases on its land between April 2018 and March 2019. That would have been a dramatic 25.5 per cent reduction, but service bosses have admitted that it isn’t a true reflection and instead revealed that cases have gone up by 2.8 per cent on the previous year’s figures to 3,482. The cause, they told the Chronicle, was down to the new system – in which residents can pin a case on an online map – and staff chan-

ges, meaning some reports had not been moved over. Dale Sparks, head of commercial support services for the council, said the local authority had contacted DEFRA to explain the mistake. “We’ll be re-submitting the correct information,” Mr Sparks added. “Beforehand it was a case of people ringing up and us taking details of the incident, but the pin-on-the-map feature has come in so we expected an overall increase as it’s easy for residents to log what they’ve seen. “Some cases were missed and had not been picked up, so effectively they were still treated as live, but it was a flaw in the system and we’re putting in extra control mechanisms for next year before the data is submitted to DEFRA. “It was a case of teething trouble and this will be put right. We

want to make fly-tipping socially unacceptable and we’re on the right track for that. “There’s been an increase of 2.8 per cent but nationally it’s much higher and we’re putting our rise down to it being much easier to report.” Seventeen fly-tippers’ vehicles were seized and crushed in the period but just seven prosecutions were achieved, although two more convictions occurred last week when 24-yearold James Upton was jailed for 22 weeks – the first time anyone’s been imprisoned in Barnsley for tipping-related offences – and his accomplice, 18-year-old Kieron Yates, was given a suspended prison term. Little Houghton Parish Council’s Kevin Osborne, who has campaigned for stiffer punishments for fly-tippers, said: “I said when DEFRA released the figures that it was a

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Barber aims to help cut knife crime A BARNSLEY barber has made his shop a safe haven for people to deposit knives and receive advice on knife crime. Tony Batty has run his shop on Racecommon Road for 33 years, and so naturally has seen his fair share of blades, but he’s now making the shop a point for those with unwanted knives to drop them off anonymously. Tony has signed up to the Barbers Against Blades ‘Fade the Blade’ campaign, which sees barbers become drop-off points as well as ad-hoc information services for people concerned about knife crime.

Tony’s shop now displays Barbers Against Blades branding, with customers able to make dedicated appointments where as well as a haircut, they can get confidential advice. The knives are then handed over to police, or visiting PCSOs, to be destroyed. “It makes those people who come in feel safer,” said Tony, 53, who has already had four knives dropped off at the shop. “The number of knife attacks you hear about recently is unbelievable, so I want to do all I can to help. “People can get in touch with me, and I’ll listen to them and

talk to them about it. I don’t ask names, it’s all anonymous. “The more people we can reach and spread the word, the better. It’s not just a short-term thing.” The thinking behind the campaign, says its founder David White, is that barber shops are traditionally a safe and welcoming environment where barbers can get to know their clients personally. “It’s gained momentum, and barbers such as Tony are doing a tremendous job,” he said. “We want to make people like him ambassadors and get them to suggest ideas.”

A POLICE constable from Barnsley who had ‘no hesitation in risking his own life to save others’ has been awarded a trophy for his 27 years of policing. PC Nigel Finlay won the Crawford Roebuck award, which is a trophy in remembrance of PC Roebuck, who lost his life in a motorcycle accident in 1995. PC Roebuck’s family donated the trophy and annually present it to the officer who is deemed to have made the greatest contribution to the district of Barnsley, in the eyes of their colleagues. PC Finlay was nominated for the award by his colleagues for his dedication and commitment. The officer has been injured while on duty on several occasions, including a serious car crash and a dog attack, but according to his colleagues, he has ‘bounced back with commendable enthusiasm’

NEW owners have taken over a steakhouse in Silkstone and plan to re-brand the restaurant. The Bells Steakhouse in Silkstone has been purchased by local business partners Jonathan Tiffany and Paul Noonan, who plan to re-brand it The Bells Bar and Kitchen. The previous owners are retiring after running successful venues around Yorkshire. The new plans include refocussing the food offering to create a more casual dining experience. The new owners will still keep it food-led and serve modern British cuisine, however they intend to increase the lunchtime trade and capitalise on the outdoor area and pizza oven. Jonathan and Paul have already taken over the helm and will be implementing some business development plans in January. Jonathan Tiffany said: “Paul and I are absolutely thrilled to have purchased the business and at the moment are working hard to re-establish the venue and are reviewing the operational running. We intend to implement greater changes in the new year.”

PRESENTATION: Chief Constable Stephen Watson, Christopher Callan (nephew to PC Crawford Roebuck), PC Nigel Finlay and District Chief Superintendent Scott Green. being ‘fit and eager’ to serve another day. PC Finlay served with the Metropolitan Police for nine years before transferring to South Yorkshire Police in 2001, joining the response officers at Barnsley. Superintendent Scott Green said: “You have served as a dedicated ambassador for front line policing for all of your service and undoubtedly inspired and influenced colleagues and changed lives of countless members of the community along the way.

“Your colleagues and supervisors hold you in the highest regards.” Now in his final year of service, PC Finlay is part of the Town Centre Neighbourhood Team, where he draws upon his resilience and experience to tackle issues around drug use, homelessness and antisocial behaviour. “We are not quite ready to say goodbye to PC Finlay just yet but thank him for his continued efforts to making Barnsley a better and safer place to live and work,” added Superintendent Green.

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FAMILIES who have lost a baby during pregnancy or after birth have been invited to a Christmas remembrance service. The service, which will take place at Christ Church, Ardsley, is being hosted by Henry’s Hope, a baby loss charity which was founded in September by Bethany and Andy Pocock. Bethany and Andy, of Newhill Road, Smithies, lost their son Henry in March 2017 following complications during his birth at a hospital in Surrey. The charity supports parents and their families who have lost a child and runs three sessions per month, one for parents, one for parents who are expecting following a loss and a third for other family members who have been affected by the death of a child. Andy said: “This time of year can be difficult when you have lost a child. “We are inviting people to come and remember your baby’s memory. Anyone who has lost a baby at any stage of pregnancy or after your baby was born is welcome to attend and friends, children and family are also welcome. “There will be a chance to hear your baby’s name read out, light a candle and place a message on a Christmas tree. There will be light refreshments served following the service.” The couple are also asking to borrow decorative lanterns for the service in order to light up the path leading to the church. For those who can help, send a message to the Henry’s Hope Facebook page. The service will take place A TIME TO REMEMBER: Bethany and Andy Pocock, founders of Henry’s Hope. The baby loss charity is holding a on Friday at 7pm. Doors will special Christmas servce at Christ Church, Ardsley. be open from 6.30pm.

Road signs were ignored THE ‘arrogance’ of some drivers in Silkstone on remembrance day has come under fire. At the last parish council meeting, clerk Richard Bell bemoaned the behaviour of some motorists who tried to ignore ‘road closure’ signs for an armistice tribute parade and service in the village centre. “We need help for remembrance day next year,” he said. “I had to wrestle with residents who clearly can’t read. “We put up road closure signs and notices all over the village and yet people were still trying to get through when the service and parade was taking place.

“I had to jump in front of one car to stop him as the parade had started. “I was appalled at the arrogance of some people.” Coun Alan Thompson agreed. “One car tried to force its way through a group of four or five people,” he said. “The crowd got angry and brandished a road closure notice at him.” Mr Bell said: “We need marshals at either end of High Street next year.” Councillors did, though, praise the occasion overall. “It was an excellent service and a massive turnout,” said Coun Thompson.


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A week in WAB history...

Victor Haynes

Blockbuster hits buffers WAB History takes a look through the archives at WAB news from years gone by. This week, we flash back to what hit the headlines in December 2013... December 4 Town’s Last Blockbuster Closes Its Doors THE last branch of Blockbuster in the town closed on Sunday. The Wombwell store, on Station Road, was the last remaining outlet of the chain in Barnsley, and its closure comes after the firm’s administrators, Moorfields Corporate Recovery, said it had received no acceptable offers for the business. The film rental firm went into administration earlier this year. Joint administrators Simon Thomas and Nick O’Reilly, of Moorfields Corporate Recovery, said: “It’s unfortunate that we have been unable to secure a buyer to date, and therefore we have had to take

the decision to make further store closures. “In addition, we’re making every effort to support customers and to date issued over 30,000 refunds for goods and services not received.” Four people lost their jobs. December 5 Heritage Railway Wins £50,000 Grant FORMER miners will be invited to a new museum and recording studio to share their stories of life down the pit after a charity won a £50,000 grant. Elsecar Heritage Railway found out they had piped a project in Grimsby to win the funding – provided by the People’s Millions Big Lottery Fund – after a competition was held on ITV. The grant will result in a memorial park at Cortonwood Station, picnic lawns, gardens and the museum carriage which will include a recording studio. The charity’s chairman Del Tilling said: “We’re

shocked, overwhelmed and it still hasn’t sunk in. We were up against this project from Grimsby and we didn’t really know what to expect. “We’ve done lots of filming but it seems that people thought we deserved the money and have voted for us. “It’s going to make a big difference and it’s fitting that this will be spent on Cortonwood, where the miners’ strike began in 1984. “We’ve got four acres of grassland and will get to work on the new project. They presented us with the cheque on Tuesday and it’s going to be a very busy few months ahead. “The recording studio will be just one aspect, but what a joy it could bring to people. Ex-miners and their families will be able to come down and record their memories of life underground and what it was like. “This will last forever and will be a treat for schoolchildren who can come and

hear real people tell real stories about mining life in Barnsley.” Mr Tilling also said funding was in place to extend the railway line – it currently runs from Elsecar to Hemingfield – but will hopefully be extended to Cortonwood by the summer. He added: “Our purpose is to tell the story of 300 years of coal mining in South Yorkshire. Cortonwood is the perfect and ideal place, as it’s a nationally important and historic site. “We installed a level crossing in April and we have doubled our turnover this year so have the money to extend the line. “All of our workers are volunteers and no one is paid

so it’s a real achievement for us to get this far. “Hopefully the ex-mining community and other local people will come down and help us. We will certainly be needing the support of people to help complete the track.” December 5 Paperboy Still Going Strong As 90th Birthday Approaches HE may turn 90 this week, but that won’t stop Vic Haynes turning out every morning as a paperboy! Sprightly Vic walks with a lively swagger that belies his years and locals reckon he is the oldest paperboy Cawthorne has ever had. Vic, of The Park, started the job in 2004 and has never had a day off. He said: “A young lad was

doing it and he packed it in. “One of my neighbours said ‘what are we going to do?’ and I told her I had no idea. “So straight away she ran in the house, rang the post office, came back out and said to me ‘you’ve go the job’. “That was when I was 81 and I’m 89 now. “In the summertime it’s lovely. Saying that though I like it in winter too. “I just enjoy it I suppose, getting out, walking and keeping fit and seeing people.” Vic’s round has made him a well-known character in Cawthorne, the village where he has lived all his life.

WAB pets of the week... Rolo

Help our furry friends

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YOU love showing off pictures of your pets, and we love seeing pictures of them. Here’s a round-up of this week’s papped pets! Ying

Buzz

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IT’S BACK! Animal Crackers is returning for the fourth consecutive year and we need your help to make this year’s the best yet! Not sure what Animal Crackers is? Here’s what we’re doing... We want to collect food, toys and accessories for the animals that need them the most – and we’ll be splitting the donations between local animal charities who work tirelessly to provide care to our furry friends. Our chosen charities this year are as follows: n Barnsley and District Animal Welfare n Barnsley RSPCA n Royston Animal Welfare

n Barnsley Animal Rescue Charity n RADAR Dog Rescue n Willow Dog Rescue We’ve teamed up with local businesses to act as dropoff points, where you can leave your donations for our furry friends. All you have to do is take your donation into the drop off point and we’ll do the rest. The drop-off points are as follows: n Barnsley Chronicle Front Counter, 47 Church Street, S70 2AS

n Mapplewell and Staincross Village Hall, Darton Lane, S75 6AL n Walkers Newsagents, High Street, Hoyland, S36 6BZ n Andy’s News, Barnsley Road, Goldthorpe, S74 9AB n Cookes Pet Supplies, Wakefield Road, Barnsley, S72 8JN n Co-op, Barnsley Rd, Cudworth, Barnsley S72 8JJ n Budgens, Pogmoor Road, S75 2EE n Budgens, Barnsley Road, Dodworth, S75 3JR n Co-op, Barnsley Rd, Darfield, Barnsley S73 9DJ We are after the following: Toys, Leads, Coats, Collars, Treats, Food, New Blankets.


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WAB pictures of the week...

THE countdown to Christmas is on and the elves are causing mischief yet again! Here’s a round-up of what your cheeky little elves got up to...

Head into twilight zone MANY years ago, grandpa was a World War Two flying ace. But when he is sent to old folk’s home Twilight Towers run by sinister Matron Swine, it’s up to grandpa and his grandson, Jack, to plot a daring escape. Little do they know the wicked matron is onto them. Grandpa’s Great Escape Live follows the acclaimed television film which aired on BBC One in December 2018. It will be directed by Tony Award nominee Sean Foley (The Catherine Tate Show Live & The Painkiller). Grandpa’s Great Escape is the eighth book by David Walliams and was published in September 2015. David said: “Grandpa’s Great Escape Live is an incredible new development for the book. “We’re not just turning it into a live show, but into a spectacular live arena show for all the family this Christmas. “Being in arenas means we can have a life-size Spitfire, a tank, the London landscape and a dramatic escape from the Imperial War Museum. “It’s great because we can really go to town with all of those elements and this story demands that scale.

Right, submitted by Billie Grant, far right, by Donna Harvey, below left, by Marie Hutchinson, below right, by Jasmine Steeples.

“I’m delighted to be involved with this arena tour of Grandpa’s Great Escape Live, working with fantastic people like the director Sean Foley and Kevin Cecil, who’s written the script. “To be honest, I couldn’t be more excited about it!” The wondrous stage design for Grandpa’s Great Escape Live will see arenas around the UK transformed into London and its landmarks, including Buckingham Palace and the River Thames, from thousands of feet in the sky, as grandpa’s life-size Spitfire soars through the air. Grandpa’s Great Escape Live is coming to Sheffield on December 29 and we have two family tickets to give away to two lucky readers thanks to FlyDSA arena. To win all you have to do is answer this question: “What television series does David Walliams judge?” Send your answer along with your name and contact number to competitions@wearebarnsley.com or alternatively post your entry to WAB Grandpa’s Great Escape, 47 Church Street, Barnsley, S70 2AS. The closing date is December 20. Good luck!

MiniWABer EACH week we give away a Pass to Playmania to one of Tarn’s cutest kids. This week’s winner is fouryear-old Angel-Rose Bellamy. Isn’t she beautiful? Enjoy your time at Playmania!

Above left, submitted by Shannon Austin, below left, by Stacey Lee Campbell, below right, by Hannah Price.

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Cruel defeat leaves boss with headache GERHARD Struber says Barnsley’s 3-2 defeat at Cardiff City on Saturday left him with ‘a pain in the head’. The Reds conceded a 94th-minute goal to Lee Tomlin, having led 1-0 and 2-1, and are now six points adrift of safety at the bottom of the Championship. Barnsley went ahead through Conor Chaplin’s opener after 17 minutes, but Bambo Diaby’s deflected own goal three minutes later levelled things up. Lee Peltier’s own goal three minutes into the second half put Struber’s side back in front. But Tomlin set up Danny Ward’s 68th-minute equaliser, then notched the clincher, crashing the ball home at the back post after the visitor failed to clear. Barnsley head coach Struber said: “I think the performance, especially in the second half, was very good. “We created good chances and took the lead then, after the equaliser, we fell into the old mindset. “It is normal after the equaliser that we must be cool in our game. “We created a good game but, in the end, we have to play our game for 90 minutes and concentrate for the whole game. That is what we need to learn. “It’s very hard at the moment and I feel a pain in my head.

“It’s very difficult for me, my staff and especially my players. “But we are very close and, in the next games, I hope we can win. We are 98 per cent there.” The Reds played some impressive football and had chances to increase their lead at 2-1, but were defeated by a direct home side. Struber added: “We had good positioning, good courage and played good football. “If we play like Cardiff with the long ball, we had no chance. “But we had a chance when we played quick football. This was what we did in the first 20 minutes of the second half but not after the equaliser. “I am very disappointed because we were so close. “We must learn to grow up and I hope the boys get better from this experience and learn from the game. “I hope for good results away and at home.” Struber said he did not think Barnsley should have had a penalty for a foul on Chaplin at 2-1. He thanked the travelling supporters and is hoping to repay them in the home games against Reading on Wednesday and QPR on Saturday. “Our fans always do a top job,” he said. “It’s a long way from Barnsley to Cardiff and so many supported us.

“I hope they support us for the next games like that again. It was a great support and it helps us. “In the two home games we need a good performance with the right character and attitude and, in the end, we will have the benefit. “I hope, after those two games, we have the necessary points.” Clarke Oduor, who made his debut in stoppage time at 2-2, said: “It was great to finally get out there, but it was bittersweet because we didn’t get a point or a win out of the game. “I think the results will come with the next two games being at home. “We can all rally together and get something out of those games.” Cardiff manager Neil Harris said: “That wasn’t a great performance from us. “I thought we were a little bit lethargic and I’ll hold my hands up for it. “When we don’t have a midweek game I have to find a way of working the group and getting them up to speed, because maybe I pushed them too hard. “We saw a performance where we were half a yard off it. “But credit goes to Barnsley, I spoke before about their qualities and how hard they work and they made it difficult for us. “But I will praise my players by saying they found a way to win.”

Oakwell return for ex-skipper

Andy Yiadom

All eyes on Crewe in wait to discover third-round foes BARNSLEY will find out their FA Cup third-round opponents tonight. They will visit League Two Crewe Alexandra or non-league Eastleigh, who replay after a 1-1 draw on the south coast. The third-round tie is expected to take place on Sunday, January 5 as Barnsley are due to visit Derby County in the Championship on Thursday, January 2. The Reds’ last visit to Crewe’s Gresty Road was for a 2-1 League One win in 2016. Barnsley have never played Hampshire club

Eastleigh, who play in the National League at the Silverlake Stadium. Barnsley have not progressed past the third round since 2013. They beat Burnley 1-0 at home in round three, Hull 1-0 away in round four and MK Dons 3-1 away in round five before a 5-0 loss at eventual finalists Manchester City in the quarter-finals. Last season, as a League One side, they made it through the first and second rounds before losing 1-0 at Premier League Burnley, who scored a lastminute penalty.

BARNSLEY are set to come up against former captain Andy Yiadom when they welcome Reading tomorrow (Wednesday). Yiadom played 66 games for the Reds before moving in 2018 to Reading, whose fans voted him their player of the year for last season. Barnsley have not won in ten midweek games since a 4-0 success at Rochdale in August 2018. That is their only win on a Tuesday or Wednesday evening in 18 attempts while their last midweek home win was a 2-1 success over Nottingham Forest in August 2017. Reading sacked manager Jose Gomes in October, having picked up just one point from their previous six games. Technical director Mark Bowen – Mark Hughes’ former assistant with Wales and various Premier League clubs – was initially tasked with drawing up a shortlist for the new manager before being given the job. Barnsley have not won any of their last four games against the Royals, with the last meeting a 1-1 draw at Oakwell in December 2017 in which Ethan Pinnock netted a 90th-minute equaliser. Reading have an excellent record at Oakwell as, since two 3-0 defeats in the 1990s, they have won five and drawn two of their seven visits across the last 21 years.

FA Cup run is raising profile of women’s team BARNSLEY Women’s FC believe their profile is being raised by their FA Cup run which has seen them reach the third round for the first time in their history. The Reds thrashed higher-league Sheffield FC 4-0 at Oakwell in round two, with Laura Bartup hitting a hat-trick. Manager Chris Hamilton said: “It was a really good day and it’s fantastic to be in the next round. “We got a big crowd and it was a big day for the club. We had already got further than ever before in this cup but to reach the third round is excellent. “We’ve been raising the profile of the club for a couple of years now but this cup run is definitely helping with that. “The FA Cup is a bonus,

because getting promotion is our priority, but it’s a fantastic competition and we want to go as far as possible.” Barnsley are now due to play in the fourth round on January 5 away to FA Women’s National League Division One North rivals Brighouse Town. Should they get through to the fourth round, they could play against a club from the Super League or Championship in the last 32. Hamilton said: “We would love to face one of the really big clubs but we have to get through the third round first. “It’s not an amazing draw, because Brighouse are a decent team in our league and we’ll be playing on a tough pitch in early January away from home. It will be a 50/50 game.”

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23rd - 27th Dec . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .BLACKPOOL . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .NEW VALRON HOTEL . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .£363 23rd - 27th Dec . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .HARROGATE . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .CAIRN HOTEL . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .£444 23rd - 27th Dec . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .INVERNESS . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .PALACE HOTEL & SPA . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .£529 23rd - 27th Dec . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .TORQUAY . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .METROPOLE HOTEL . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .£420 23rd - 27th Dec . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .WEYMOUTH . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .CARLTON HOTEL . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .£420 23rd - 28th Dec . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .ISLE OF WIGHT . . . . . . . . . . . . .OYO MARINA HOTEL . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .£402 27th - 30th Dec . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .BLACKPOOL . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .HARLANDS HOTEL . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .£180 29th Dec - 6th Jan . . . . . . . . . . . .ISLE OF WIGHT . . . . . . . . . . . . .OYO MARINA HOTEL . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .£327 29th Dec - 2nd Jan . . . . . . . . . . . .TORQUAY . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .METROPOLE HOTEL . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .£345 30th Dec - 2nd Jan . . . . . . . . . . . .BLACKPOOL . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .HARLANDS HOTEL . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .£285 30th Dec - 2nd Jan . . . . . . . . . . . .BLACKPOOL . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .NEW VALRON HOTEL . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .£300 30th Dec - 2nd Jan . . . . . . . . . . . .SOUTHPORT . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .TALBOT HOTEL . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .£285 30th Dec - 2nd Jan . . . . . . . . . . . .ST . ANNES . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .MONTEREY BEACH HOTEL . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .£319 30th Dec - 2nd Jan . . . . . . . . . . . .WEYMOUTH . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .CARLTON HOTEL . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .£320 13th - 17th Jan . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .TORQUAY . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .DERWENT HOTEL . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .£126 20th - 24th Jan . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .TORQUAY . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .METROPOLE HOTEL . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .£122 26th - 30th Jan . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .BOURNEMOUTH . . . . . . . . . . .SUNCLIFFE HOTEL . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .£201 27th - 31st Jan . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .MYSTERY TOUR ??? . . . . . . . . .‘£1 BAR OFFER’ . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .£149 27th - 31st Jan . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .TORQUAY . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .DERWENT HOTEL . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .£126 3rd - 7th Feb . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .MYSTERY TOUR ??? . . . . . . . . .‘£1 BAR OFFER’ . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .£149 3rd - 7th Feb . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .TORQUAY . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .METROPOLE HOTEL . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .£126 10th - 14th Feb . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .LLANDUDNO . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .CHATSWORTH HOTEL . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .£177 10th - 14th Feb . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .SOUTHPORT . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .TALBOT HOTEL . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .£141 10th - 14th Feb . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .WESTON-SUPER-MARE . . . .SANDRINGHAM HOTEL . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .£172 17th - 21st Feb . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . BLACKPOOL . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .QUEENS HOTEL . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .£159

* 2020 BROCHURE OUT NOW *

DOOR TO DOOR PICK-UP SERVICE ON TOURS - SUBJECT TO AREA

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Sales & Wants

Personal

FARM & GARDEN Proudly serving Barnsley

WANTS

CHIROPODY

MOBILITY THE FOOT HEALTH PRACTICE SCOOTERS WANTED Specialising in Routine Medical Foot Care

Work includes:

• Trees pruned / dismantled • Trees felled • Storm Damage • Hedge trimming, reduced/removed • Stump grinding For a free quotation call Jamie:

07749 168449

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MEYNELL’S

FENCING

All models, any condition. Instant cash paid on the day. Immediate collections. Also all wheelchair access vehicles.

Tel: 07768 362853 KITCHENS SHOWROOM quality kitchens supplied and fitted from the B&Q range at a much more competitive price Tel.·Richard 07908 143980

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Up to 15% OFF ALL WOODEN FENCING

HEAVY DUTY FENCING PANELS

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HOME VISITS AVAILABLE

PERSONAL SERVICES

BARNSLEY’S Executive Suite massage, 10 - 8.30, 7 days. New and old customers welcome - Tel.·01226 248500

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DENTURE DESIGN

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E. & S. SWIFT

Dismantling Co.

Tinker Lane Foot, Hoyland Common, Barnsley S74 0PR

6 Eldon Arcade, Eldon Street, Barnsley S70 2JP (opp. the bus station)

SERVICING•REPAIRS•TESTING

Hoyland

• Fencing panels manufactured and supplied • New timber • Decking • Oak beams and mantles, pine and oak flooring • New & reclaimed railway sleepers from £10.00 inc VAT each • Stone and architectural products • Natural stone and slate paving

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Motors

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TELEPHONE: BARNSLEY 724623

CARS WANTED

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ACORN Auto Electrics. Starter motors, alternators supplied and fitted from £40, no VAT. Ask for Pete - Tel: 01226 716999/ 716452 or 07899 003476. See us on www.acornautoelectrics. co.uk

Cash waiting for your used Caravan or Motorhome 2000 to 2019 Please call Julian Goodall on 07802 541488

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Local media is the most trusted medium for property advertising* Local Media

31%

rightmove.co.uk

25%

zoopla.co.uk

11%

propertyfinder.com

11%

Fish 4 Homes

10%

Word of mouth

8%

Use an estate agent who advertises to the 83,000** people who read the Barnsley Chronicle every week

*The Wanted Ads.The Newspaper Society. **Jicreg Dec 2014


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On the move with our helpful guide

Moving home can be a hectic business. In the run up to the big day, it is all too easy to forget something vital. To help you avoid some of the major pitfalls, we offer the following checklist: WITH 4 WEEKS TO GO:

WITH 1 WEEK TO GO:





    

Arrange to take over gas and electricity at your new address, and make sure that all appliances will be properly fitted. Notify BT and ask them to make the necessary arrangements for a final account at your present address, and for taking over or installing telephone facilities. Arrange for change of address cards to be printed. Get estimates from removal companies, checking that comprehensive insurance cover is available against damage or loss, is there a packing and unpacking service? Confirm the date of your move. Check on your home contents insurance policies to ensure that you are covered for the move, and covered at your new address. Make arrangements for your gas and electricity meters (plus water meters where relevant) to be read and all your appliances to be disconnected on the day of your move.

  

WITH 1 DAY TO GO:

  

WITH 2 WEEKS TO GO:



 

Begin to throw out unwanted items from attics, wardrobes. What you really don’t want you may as well dump now, send to charity, or sell through the Classified pages of the Chronicle. It’s a great time for a good sort out! Confirm all arrangements, times etc. for meter readings, disconnections and reconnections, with authorities and with your buyer and seller. Make sure you have a good stock of packing materials, including sturdy boxes and plenty of string and sticky tape.

property

Cancel and pay up accounts for routine delivery services such as milk, groceries, newspapers and fuel. Re-organise these deliveries for your new address. Defrost refrigerators in preparation for move and, if you are moving a freezer and its contents, turn it up to maximum for a couple of days before your move. Send off change of address cards. Arrange and pay for automatic re-direction of your mail by the Post Office.



Cover carpets which are being left behind, so as to minimise damage during furniture removal. Check through previous lists to make sure nothing has been overlooked, then enjoy a worry-free early night! Complete your packing except for those items you are likely to need overnight, and prepare a picnic for moving day. Have a large enough cash ‘float’ available to deal with unexpected expenses, and make sure you have collected documents and valuables together in a safe place.

ON MOVING DAY:

  

Dismantle any light fittings, etc. not included in sale. Turn off electric appliances. Disconnect cooker.

CHRONICLE

…the obvious choice when selling your home

           

Turn off boiler/central heating. Turn off water. Strip beds and pack bedding and night clothes. Pack items for washing/toiletries. Take down curtains. Take up rugs, carpets, floor coverings, as required. Read gas meter. Read electricity meter. Secure all windows. Lock all doors. Leave key as arranged with new owners. On arrival at your new home, unpack slowly and methodically.

WHO TO NOTIFY:

            

YOUR EMPLOYER TV LICENCE OFFICE LIBRARY (RETURN CARD) FOOTBALL POOLS SOCIAL OR SPORTS CLUB STORES WHERE YOU HAVE AN ACCOUNT ANY OTHER LICENCE OR REGISTRATION HELD ANY OTHER LEASE OR RENTAL (e.g. TV SET) DOCTOR (If you register with another Doctor this is automatic) DENTIST CHILDREN’S SCHOOL TRANSFUSION SERVICE IF YOU ARE A DONOR HIRE PURCHASE COMPANY

                        

HEALTH INSURANCE PLAN MAGAZINE SUBSCRIPTIONS CHRONICLE DELIVERIES WATER GAS ELECTRICITY TOWN HALL RATES DEPARTMENT DRIVING LICENCE AND CAR REGISTRATION ELECTORAL REGISTRATION OFFICE, TOWN HALL CAR INSURANCE COMPANY OTHER INSURANCE POLICIES (Life, House, Endowment) INVESTMENT (SHARES) BANK BUILDING SOCIETIES POST OFFICE SAVINGS BANK SOCIAL SECURITY OFFICE (Child Benefit, Pension, NI) TAX OFFICE PREMIUM BONDS OFFICE (Get form P2767B from Post Office) NATIONAL SAVINGS AND S.A.Y.E. AA/RAC CREDIT CARDS BT or PHONE PROVIDER SATELITE, CABLE TV PROVIDER INTERNET/BROADBAND MILK DELIVERIES


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Experts CARPET SERVICES

PLUMBERS

CARPET, UPHOLSTERY AND LEATHER CLEANING SERVICES

IAN BARROWCLOUGH

Book now for Christmas! Contact Clare 01226 370594 07817 294618

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R.G. CLEANING

CARPET & UPHOLSTERY

01226 745001 07950 735586 Established 1993

BUILDERS

Brickwork/ Stonework

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

www.pdsbuildersbarnsley.co.uk HANDYMAN Company, including bricklaying. 150 years combined trade experience. Visit www. rbjoinerandhandyman.co.uk 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

ELECTRICIAN

GENERAL SERVICES

M-R ELECTRICAL

Plumbing and Heating Tap washers to full central heating systems. FREE QUOTES NO JOB TOO SMALL GAS SAFE REGISTERED Home Tel. 01226 240473 Mobile 07917007306

For best prices in Barnsley.

NO JOB TOO SMALL

19 years in the trade • Friendly service

Extra sockets from £45, fuse boxes, rewires, replacement fittings, CCTV.

Tel. 07546 178973

email: electricmark34@aol.com All aspects of domestic electrical work undertaken

S. P. PLUMBING SERVICES Bathroom suites fitted inc. tiling, showers, washing machines, radiators, kitchen sinks.

• Sockets • Lighting // fully insured // PART P approved ////fully PART approved • Security Lighting etc. no insured job too//big or Ptoo small

For all your general plumbing needs.

// fully P approved // noinsured job too //bigPART or too small // no job too big or too small

07834 189868

I DO IT ALL

JUSTIN WHITE ELECTRICAL

Call Steve 01226 790323 07963 902666

BH PLUMBING & HEATING

Leaks to Full Heating Systems. 10 year warranty • Finance available

Bathroom Suites • LPG Boilers

FREE QUOTES. GAS SAFE REGISTERED.

• Boiler breakdowns • Tap washers • Servicing TEL. BARRIE

01226 751048 07785 261711

ROOF REPAIRS PDS Roofing Services Ltd. Covering all aspects of roofing, from little repairs to full re-roofs/chimney specialists. Tel: 01226 750347or 07935 332249 www.pdsbuildersbarnsley.co.uk

SECURITY SERVICES

PRO-LEC ALARM SYSTEMS

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

ELECTRICAL

• Part P. Approved (ELECSA) • All types of electrical work undertaken. • Testing and inspection.

NO JOB TOO SMALL

01226 236834 07960 829455 REMOVALS

RD Removals

House clearance or part, rubbish and waste, single items, licenced waste carrier

Call Rob

07818 364893

VAN and man/men. Anything, anytime, any distance and clearance, reliable - Tel:Bri 07833 787701 or 01226 236143 OLD furniture, Garden, Garage ect. Rubbish removed, same day service, licensed and receipt given. Call Brian - Tel: 07833 787701 / 01226 236143 JBS Solutions house clearance, removals, Waste disposal and garden maintenance contact John Tel: 07542525999

HEATING SERVICES

WBS

PLUMBING & HEATING Ex British Gas-30yrs Exp.

New Boilers Fitted 10 yrs From £1,295 - warranty

Servicing & Repairs From £30

• All Gas & Plumbing work done • Gas Safe Registered • Free Quotes - Quick Response Call Wayne on:

01226 712576 07722 510322

No job too big or small Part P.

Installation and Repairs

TV Aerial Compact, storm proof. £79Fitted Ideal for 90% of homes in Barnsley

TV Brackets Supplied and fitted. Long power leads available Aerial and Satellite Exts to multiple rooms from £35 MultiRoom

CCTV Systems Fitted and upgraded to meet

Wifi and Telephone Solutions Network Exts, Wifi Hotspots, Telephone problems, New Socket etc.

TV, Recorder, Smart TV Set-ups  We can set up all your viewing equipment

repairs TV Sales/Repair Shop TVs sold from £55(most same day)

Call us on: 01226 218877 Next to the Lite Spot, Pontefract Road, Hoyle Mill, Barnsley S71 1HF

safety checks

Lights, sockets, fuse boards etc. Inspecting and testing, Part P registered, work guaranteed.

Call Carl on 07966 268882 or Will on 07934 708045

l All work undertaken l No job too small

Andy: 07795 145726 Justin: 07947 348549 01226 321122

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SKIP HIRE

SKIP HIRE 3 tonne to 35 tonne skips available

GREAT PRICES FAST DELIVERY SKIP HIRE HOTLINE

& 01709 870909 www.tklskiphire.co.uk

SKIPS FOR BRICK, RUBBLE, CONCRETE & SOIL ONLY

FOR THESE PRICES 4 tonnes £80 8 tonnes £120 10 tonnes £140

HEELEY SKIPS 3 ton skip ......... £110 5 ton skip ......... £150 6 ton skip ......... £180 Ring for details

01226 725398

07960 656323 07808 218421 Same day delivery. 6 days a week. All prices inc. VAT L & J SKIP HIRE BOMBERS Services. Household rubbish and old furniture disposed of from £10. Environmental Licence shown on request. Receipt given for all waste collected, BMBC approved. No job too small, same day service Tel: 07760 480019

PAINTING •DECORATING

HOLLANDS

Painting & Decorator Services • Internal & External Commercial • Free Estimates • Insurance work welcome • Father and Son • 25 years experience • Supply & Fitting Coving

Call Gary: 01226 233647 07883 334460 HANDYMAN Company including decorating. 150 years combined trade experience. Visit www. rbjoinerandhandyman.co.uk - Tel: Richard, 07908 143980 G&P Painters and Decorators, quick professional service. Landlords’ special rates. For free quotes and advice - Tel: Barnsley 785330 or 07944 267715

Call

AERIAL & SATELLITE SERVICES (Yorkshire) LTD

01226 390996 07843 021365

Office Hours: 8am - 6pm Barugh Green, Barnsley, S75 1ND

and wall tiling. For a free no obligation quote

Tel. 01226 709602, 07875 654774 HANDYMAN Company, including tiling. 150 years combined trade experience. Visit www. rbjoinerandhandyman.co.uk Tel.·Richard 07908 143980

TELEPHONES

BARNSLEY telephone engineer. Sockets, faults, slow broadband. Insured - Tel.·01226 732422 or 07950 462260

Accredited Contractor

Allen’s Aerials Family Run Since 1981

• All aerials digital ready • Upgrades and bad reception problems • Storm damage & insurance work • Sky Digital Multipoint Systems • All work fully guaranteed

Call now for a FREE NO OBLIGATION QUOTE

Telephone 01226 387517 Mobile 07789 772451

DARTON VAC and WASHER

Fast, efficient, low cost repairs to all makes of washers, dryers, cookers, dishwashers and vacuum cleaners.

BUILT IN APPLIANCES DYSON REPAIRS SPECIALIST

ALL WORK GUARANTEED Available 8am-late 7 days

01226 701161 or 07920 180076

Loft Storage Solutions Ltd Economy Package 96 sq.ft. tongue and groove flooring, insulation, ladder, hinged hatch, light. ONLY £450 Ladder & hatch separately from £195. Other packages available Upgrades: superior ladders, uPVC hatch, extra electrics, shelving, plasterboard & skim,

Velux windows.

For quotation contact Mike Freephone 0800 3890588 or 07801 660760 www.loftstoragesolutions.co.uk CHIMNEY Sweep Jepson. 40 years experience. All types of fires and wood burners - Tel.·01226 295992, 07443 397916 HANDYMAN, inside/out. Fencing, gardening, decorating, plastering, flagging. No job too small - Tel.·07841 909211 or Barnsley 712526

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MB Tiles Specialising in floor

• Aerials supplied & installed • TV & satellite points • Domestic & commercial installations • TV wall-mounting service • CCTV systems

Over 25 years experience

RUBBISH removed, free quotes, cheap prices, Waste Carriers registered. Fast and reliable service - Tel: Terry 07887 670527 / 01226 983919

TILING

QUALIFIED REGISTERED PROFFESSIONAL

astvaerials.co.uk

LICENSED WASTE CARRIER

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TV Points

your requirements. Watch your CCTV on all televisions.

l Rewires from £1450 l Fuse boards from £250 l Test and inspection/

Local Electrician

Open: Mon to Sat

Aerial, Sat, CCTV, Wifi

HANDYMAN, inside/out. Fencing, gardening, decorating, plastering, flagging. No job too small - Tel.·07841 909211 or Barnsley 712526

WINDOWS •CONSERVATORIES WINDOW MEDIC

HANDYMAN, roof and gutter repairs, plumbing, tiling, decorating, double glazing repairs, flat pack assembly Tel: Richard 07908 143980 CHIMNEY Sweep. C & G qualified, vac / brush, good clean service. Insured. Fire spares supplied - Tel.·Dave, Barnsley 242357 HANDYMAN, 30 years experience including, joinery, laminate floors, flat pack, plumbing, light fittings. Call Paul - Tel.·07851 974443

PLASTERING •ARTEXING

All types of repairs to PVC windows, doors and conservatories. Locks, door panels, handles, hinges, letterboxes, anti snap barrels supplied & fitted. Failed double glazed units. Telephone 01226 287859 Mobile 07986979626

HANDYMAN Company, including plastering. 150 years combined experience. Visit www. rbjoinerandhandyman.co.uk - Tel: Richard 07908 143980

JOINERY

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HANDYMAN Company, including joinery. 150 years combined trade experience. Visit www. rbjoinerandhandyman.co.uk Tel.·Richard 07908 143980

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Best-selling fiction and non-fiction titles, plus local books by local authors 20% OAP and student discount on all books on offer in our bookshop

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