Barnsley Independent Featuring We Are Barnsley 23/04/2019

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featuring Tuesday April 23 2019

Making a stand

Walk the walk

Pop star’s visit

Miss Junior Teen UK semi-finalist aims to make the most of her opportunity by raising awareness of bullying. Page 4

David Matthews is walking 6,000 miles to raise money for the Samaritans so that it can carry on its good work across the country. Page 3

Heart-throb Jason Donovan is planning a visit to Barnsley as part of his latest UK-wide tour. Page 7

Villagers ‘let down’ over retail plans

Chip pan blamed for kitchen blaze

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“I believe the application has had limited consultation and no reasons have been given as to why the council’s failed to attract interested parties to the retail scheme. “Darfield’s a high population, low amenity town which has no centre. This site represented a one-off opportunity and it should have been rejected.” The site’s access was also brought up and labelled as ‘diabolical’ due to the road width and the 41 homes, campaigners say, will exacerbate safety concerns on Nanny Marr Road. The council’s head of planning, Joe Jenkinson, told planning board members that they would be ‘on a hiding to nothing’ if the bid was turned down. He added: “There is no need for another district centre, but that’s not to say there’s not a need for shops. What we have done is reflect the evidence that it would be helpful to have something, but you don’t need anything bigger than that. “It’s absolutely a fair compromise in these circumstances to approve the housing and protect the remaining part of the site for potential retail use.”

A WOMAN had a lucky escape after a fire started in a kitchen. Firefighters from Rotherham, Dearne and Barnsley were called to a house on Hurley Croft, Brampton Bierlow on Sunday (April 14) at 10.49pm. When they arrived, crews found the occupant outside, and heavy smoke logging indoors. Firefighters wearing breathing apparatus entered the property to extinguish the fire and stop the incident escalating. One woman was suffering from smoke inhalation and was treated by paramedics. The cause of the fire is said to have been a chip pan that had been left unattended. Firefighters left the scene around 12.15am.


VILLAGERS who were promised a retail centre on the site of a former high school say they have been ‘failed’ by Barnsley Council’s planning board. Councillors granted permission for a 41-home development on the former Foulstone site on Nanny Marr Road, Darfield, following an application submitted by Partner Construction Ltd, the firm behind the proposals. Although a small part of the 1.26-hectare site will be retained for retail use, campaigners who spoke against the scheme say promises have been broken after initial consultations revealed grand plans to create a mini ‘village centre’. However, the council failed to attract retailers to the scheme and the site was subsequently earmarked for housing under the council’s Local Plan, which acts as a blueprint for future growth up to 2033. Campaigner Chris Needham said: “I’ve lived in Darfield all my life and people were promised a shopping area. More than a hundred residents attended an exhibition at the village’s community centre – but that was clearly done to impress residents.


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XPO Logistics will continue their relationship with Ahead Partnership throughout 2019 and will support and work in connection with local schools. Earlier this month, XPO attended a World of Work day at Highgate Primary Academy and set up a packaging challenge for the students to participate in. A World of Work day enables the pupils to learn about opportunities which will be available to them in the future and to help raise their aspirations. MORE than £500 was raised by XPO Logistics when two colleagues challenged themselves to cycle for a full 24 hours in support of Comic Relief. A massive test of both physical and mental strength, but even cycling in red tutus and noses didn’t stop them from successfully cycling more than 300 miles! A fantastic effort.

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A new chapter for those Men in Sheds

n David Matthews who is planning an epic trek to raise cash for the Samaritans.

Samaritan plans epic trek to raise cash for charity A SAMARITAN will walk 6,000 miles as he attempts to help the people who need it most in every corner of the country. Volunteer David Matthews will arrive in Barnsley on the fourth stage of a mammoth challenge to work a shift at every Samaritans branch in the UK, before moving onto the Republic of Ireland. “I’ve been inspired to undertake the walk about five or six years ago by a Samaritan who travelled around on his motorbike with huge panniers and high-vis clothing,” said David, 58. “He was going around to the different branches and all he was doing was raising awareness. “I thought that was a really good thing and so it got me thinking that I could do something like that. “I then thought that I might do similar on a bike but not being a huge cyclist I then pondered how I might do it and which branches

I might visit. “So I began to look on Google Maps at the branches and realised that there was almost a natural route between the branches that would lead neatly onto the next one with no need to double back for instance. A route which I could walk.” David set off on the ‘listening walk’, which he hopes will raise awareness of Samaritans and the vital service it offers, from the Doncaster branch at which he began volunteering ten years ago, on Monday. “I thought that I could start and finish in Doncaster and reckoned it would take about two years to go to every branch,” said David, who lives in the Knoydart peninsula in Scotland. “For a few years I have thought maybe this year, maybe this year. “Then this last year I thought, if I am ever going to do it, I need to do it soon as I’m not getting any

AGE UK Barnsley’s ‘Men in Sheds’ project has joined Barnsley Council to design bespoke furniture. The partnership will mean that there will be items designed for the events room and roof terrace at the Library @ the Lightbox. The group aim to support men aged 50 and over who may have experienced lifechanging events such as redundancy, retirement, bereavement and mental or physical ill-health. The sessions allow residents to come together to have a chat over tea and biscuits while learning new skills such as woodworking, IT and art. The team will use their valuable skills to create a set of 12 handmade benches and six tables

n The Men in Sheds volunteers at work to suit the vibrant and “We’re delighted that fun interior of the events the Men in Sheds have space. devoted their hard work Wendy Lowder, execand time to support the utive director for combuild of the Library @ munities, said: “This is the Lightbox, it will be a great opportunity to a great addition to the showcase the talents of events space and will volunteer groups that we certainly add character have in Barnsley. we can all enjoy.”

All change on bus service

CHANGES have been made to a Barnsley bus service following the results of a public consultation held younger and I have a bit more time now. There is also the issue in January. From Sunday, the service 28 will of mental health problems and follow a more direct route between increasing suicides. I felt compelled to do it sooner rather than Hemsworth and Pontefract, providing customers with a faster journey. later.” The previous route was proving diffiDavid, who grew up in Maltby and later founded the Dearne Valley Weekender newspaper, is aiming to raise £100,000 in sponsorship, and to recruit 1,000 new Samaritans volunteers along 01226 321111 the way. Once he has worked a shift at Barnsley, responding to calls, emails and texts, David will move onto Wakefield to complete a shift there. The schedule for the walk and details on how to donate can be windows & doors found at www.thelisteningwalk. that make a statement, and people are welcome to join David on his journey. n Samaritans can be contacted 24 hours a day, every day of the year by phone on 116123 or by email at

cult to maintain the timetable due to traffic congestion. Commercial director at Stagecoach Yorkshire, John Young, said: “This change will benefit the vast majority of our service 28 customers. “We know punctuality is absolutely key and we are determined to provide a reliable source.”


Reds’ star Mike inspiring school pupils PUPILS at a Barnsley school got the chance to have a kick-about with one of their footballing heroes. Burton Road Primary School was visited by Barnsley FC player Mike Bahre, who spoke to pupils and answered their most pressing questions about life as a professional footballer – and the German midfielder even joined the kids on their lunch break for a quick game and to sign autographs. “I really enjoyed it,” said Mike, 23, who joined the Reds last Summer from German side Hannover 96. “I remember when I was a kid and when I heard about a professional footballer visiting I couldn’t sleep the night before. “I remember I had so many questions but I was too shy to ask the questions to the guys.


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99% n Mike Bahre in action “I don’t think they really know how it is to be a professional and what you have to do to be a professional footballer. “It’s a good feeling for me and for the kids as well.” Burton Road are one of many local schools who partake in the Primary Stars programme, a scheme which helps to promote

education through the pull of professional football clubs and sport. Michael Woodhall, school sports coach, said: “It’s going really well, the kids have loved it. It’s been fun and engaging. “They’ve learnt lots of new skills and lots of respect lessons which have really helped.”

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A TEENAGER has made it to the semi-final of Miss Junior Teen Great Britain. Kadie Leigh Hanlon, of Little Houghton, said she is excited to make it through to the semifinals – and is aiming to raise awareness of bullying. She is also trying to help young girls her age tackle mental health and confidence issues. The 13-year-old is also raising funds for the charity Together for Short Lives which helps children living with life-limiting conditions and their families. “I found out about Miss Junior Teen Great Britain through my aunt, she suggested I should apply. I couldn’t believe it when I got through,” said Kadie. “I wanted to use my position as a semi-finalist to raise awareness of bullying and self confidence because I’ve experienced negativity from others through social media and school and think it’s important girls support each other and lift each other up in today’s society. “I hope I encourage people my age to love their flaws and imperfections and also embrace other people’s. “I’m so excited to be in the finals and spend time meeting the other contestants. It is going to be the experience of a lifetime.” Kadie is set to find out whether she is a finalist for Miss Junior Teen Great Britain soon as the panel have began to contact contestants making it through to the final.

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Farmers bring home the bacon... A BARNSLEY farm shop has beaten stiff competition from across the whole of the UK to be named the best in the country. Cannon Hall Farm’s farm shop, in Cawthorne, scooped both the Retailer of the Year at Farm and Farm Shop of the Year award at the annual Farm Shop and Deli Awards for 2019. The judges praised Cannon Hall Farm Shop highly, with comments covering their digital presence and continued growth in what is a difficult time all round for retail, as well as their involvement in local causes and events. Cannon Hall Farm Shop’s customers were equally exuberant in their tributes, with locals citing the outstanding quality of produce, welcoming, helpful and knowledgeable staff and excellent variety of local-sourced goods all under one roof as winning attributes. Co-chair of judges, Elaine Lemm, a highly respected food writer, classically trained chef, teacher and ex-restaurateur, says: “The Nicholson family may

n Richard Nicholson receives the award from the judges. as one of the pioneering businesses of this sector and worthy winners.” Cannon Hall Farm celebrates its 30th year of being open to the public this year. Richard Nicholson, director, said: “We never take anything for granted and are absolutely thrilled to win this award. It really is a testament to the hard work of all our staff and the loyalty of our customers and we can’t thank them enough.”

have created a thriving commercially prosperous business, but they have never let go of what is still at the heart of this enterprise, their grandfather’s farm. “With their hugely successful, busy farm shop to supply, they produce over 1000 pigs, 900 lambs and over 300 cattle each year. “With awards and plaudits both regionally and nationally, it is no surprise that Cannon Hall and the Nicholson family are recognised

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BARNSLEY cricket legend Dickie Bird has donated £20,000 to a charity that supports children born with heart defects. The Children’s Heart Surgery Fund (CHSF) is a charity which raises money to support the congenital heart unit at Leeds Children’s Hospital, which provides

vital treatment and support for children who live with congenital heart defects. And Dickie presented charity representatives and staff from the unit with the donation at a presentation held on the ward. Dickie, an ambassador for the charity, said: “I can’t think of a better

use of my money than helping babies and children in my home county who need heart surgery to survive. “Every time I visit the heart ward, I’m humbled to meet youngsters and their families facing the huge battles ahead with smiles on their faces. “Their incredible

bravery underlines why everyone should get behind this tremendous cause.” CHSF chief executive Sharon Milner said: “It’s inspirational to think this true Yorkshire icon is giving his time and money to support our work. “We are hugely grateful.”

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Tributes are paid to Remembrance Festival organiser

n TRIBUTES: Aubrey MartinWells

ROYAL British Legion stalwart Aubrey Martin-Wells has died at the age of 90. Aubrey, of Summer Lane, Barnsley, organised the town’s Festival of Remembrance for 20 years up until 2015 and was a former president of the Churchfield branch of the RBL. He had spent a week in an RAF Association rehabilitation centre following a bout of illness recently with his wife, Ann, but died on Tuesday night. Barnsley Central MP Dan Jarvis paid tribute to Aubrey and condolences have flooded in for the

popular figure, who was originally from London. “Aubrey was a wonderful character; decent, good humoured and utterly selfless,” Dan added. “He was also a tireless champion of our veterans and a leading light in the Barnsley RBL. He will be greatly missed.” Aubrey, who was notoriously independent and had even driven down to Brighton by himself to see his sister earlier this year, came to Barnsley as a postmaster following his RAF career. Goff Griffiths, from the

Interest-free loans offered to affected NHS workers

Protest over pay A ROW over a restructured pay cycle involving some of Barnsley Hospital’s lowest-paid workers – who will be left out of pocket for a month – resulted in a protest. Staff gathered outside the hospital as part of a row with ISS, a global outsourcing giant which provides cleaners, cooks and porters, over its new pay cycle, which will leave some without an income. The new fortnightly pay cycle will be administered by working 11 days in arrears, the Chronicle understands, and ISS admitted it’s giving interest-free loans to affected workers who will be left out of pocket. A spokesman from trade union GMB, which organised the protest, said: “We cannot stand by and let members face this kind of hardship. “In the calendar year 2017, ISS dished out £61m in dividends to shareholders, while the five directors trousered £2m between them.” ISS told the Chronicle that

they have offered all affected employees an interest-free loan, with repayment options from eight weeks to 30 weeks. “We are aware that the first month of change will result in our people waiting longer for their pay than they currently do and we appreciate the concern employees may have,” a spokesman said. “We are therefore offering all impacted employees interest-free loans to help smooth the wait and to ensure that individuals have the financial support they need. “A range of loan options are available to suit individual circumstances. “Local managers are having proactive one-to-one discussions with their employees to ensure that our people receive the financial and emotional support to meet their specific needs. “While we are aware that the employees will be embarking upon change, we are providn DEMO: Stacey Booth, of trade union ing a full range of support to GMB, addresses the gathered protestease their concerns and any ors. PD087028 impacts of the change.”

College students urging young people to vote BARNSLEY College students are helping Barnsley Council encourage people who are 18 on or before Thursday May 2 to register to vote in order to be able to take part in the Barnsley local election. Those who won’t be 18 until after May 3 can still register to vote for future local and general elections. Anyone who is 17-years-old can also register. Samuel Bentley, 20, who is studying a Popular Music BA (Hons) degree, voted last year. He said: “Voting impacts the local community, it’s not just for personal benefit.” Ann Birks, 19, who is a business administration apprentice in the Enterprise department, will be voting for the first time this year. She added: “It’s an opportunity to make a difference locally.” You qualify to register to vote if you are a British citizen, a qualifying Commonwealth citizen resident in the UK and an EU citizen resident in the UK. The local elections are an opportunity for Barnsley people aged 18 and over to improve the local area by electing ward councillors. n Find out more about Barnsley’s councillors, voting, and the local elections at voting-and-elections/

Churchfield branch of the RBL, added: “That was how Aubrey was – he was determined and very independent. “He even fixed his roof a few years ago by using a ladder, no scaffolding. “He had watched the Blitz in London as a youngster and that was what pushed him into the RAF as he’d watched them overhead. “He was much-loved in the legion and across the borough and although he had been poorly, the news of his passing still came as a shock.”

Sea cadets get cash boost to help buy lifesaving defibrillator A BARNSLEY youth organisation has received a grant from the Freemasons to help provide them with essential lifesaving equipment. The Barnsley Sea Cadets benefitted from the Province of Yorkshire West Riding’s Provincial Grand Master’s Fund which gives grants to good causes in the county each year. This year, Barnsley Sea Cadets were given a £1,000 share of the £33,000 pot total pot which will go towards funding an automatic defibrillator.

The grant will enable the group to provide basic adult first aid training as well as make a defibrillator available for use within the community. David Pratt, the provincial grand master, said: “These donations are only possible thanks to the continued generosity of our members, and to them I’m eternally grateful. “Charity is one of Freemasonry’s three great pillars and it’s wonderful that we can help so many community groups.”

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Simon to sky high in tribute to father-in-law

A MAN who never met his future father-in-law will be jumping out of a plane in his memory. Simon Platts, 34, of Old Oaks View, Barnsley, will be marrying Amy Edwards, 34, in November after they got engaged on Christmas Day in 2013. Amy’s dad, Alan Edwards, who was born in Barnsley, died aged 44 in 1994 from heart disease when she was just ten-years-old. Simon wanted to honour Alan’s memory as he knew he could not ask for Amy’s hand in marriage and he would not be there to walk Amy down the aisle on their wedding day. As a tribute, Simon will be skydiving on April 27 in Hibaldstow, Lincolnshire and raising money for the British Heart Foundation. Alan’s father had died from heart disease when he was in his 40s and Alan was diagnosed with the disease when he was 17-years-old. Following his diagnosis, Alan spent his life raising money for the British Heart Foundation and in August 1987 he raised over £22,000 when helped organised a channel swim with the lifeguards from the Sheaf Valley Swimming Baths in Sheffield, where his son had lessons. He was also part of the British Heart Foundation committee and was passionate to help raise money for research into eradicating the disease. Amy said: “I always remember my dad being home, he was like mum, she had to work because my dad couldn’t. He would always take us to the beach, take me and my friends down to the park, we were really close. “He was on the transplant list and received a transplant but his body rejected it. He was awaiting another transplant when he died at the Northern General Hospital, Sheffield. “Being so young I remember knowing he wasn’t there but not really understanding that he was gone. As I’ve got older I’ve realised and understood more and I do miss him. “We moved back to Barnsley after my dad’s death and that really hit home with me.” Amy said she was looking forward to her wedding but there was a bittersweet element in knowing her dad would not be there. “Although our wedding will be a happy day, we will miss my dad’s presence at the wedding and I am so proud that Simon is honouring my

TRIBUTE: Simon Platts and Amy Edwards, above, and Amy’s father Alan Edwards with nurses at Northern General Hospital, Sheffield.

dad’s memory in such a wonderful way, and raising money for a charity that is close to our hearts and especially my dad’s. “It was very important to Simon to do this and my dad worked incredibly hard when he was alive to raise money for the British Heart Foundation because he strongly wanted to prevent other families from going through the heartache we did as a family. “I am especially touched because Simon has not met my dad and yet he is so appreciative of him and it means so much to me. We will be having a charity table at our wedding to continue raising funds for the British Heart Foundation as a way of making my dad part of our day.” If you would like to donate visit the JustGiving Website and search for Si’s Skydive.

Absence from school brings fines FIVE parents have been prosecuted for taking children out of school during term time. They were issued fines, along with costs and surcharges, totalling almost £3,000. The schools did not authorise the absence and they did not pay the initial penalty fine imposed of £60 per child, or the increased amount of £120 per child. The first defendant

attended court and pleaded guilty and was fined £260, £120 costs and £30 victim surcharge, totalling £410. The second defendant attended court and pleaded guilty and was fined £200, £120 costs and £30 victim surcharge, totalling £350. The third defendant did not attend court and the matter was proved in their absence. The defendant was fined £330 for two children,

£120 costs and £33 victim surcharge, totalling £813. The fourth defendant did not attend court. The matter was proved in their absence with a fine of £440, £120 costs and £44 victim surcharge (£604). The fifth defendant did not attend court. With the matter proved in their absence, they were fined £330 for two children, £120 costs £33 victim surcharge (£813).

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Firm keeps Barnsley on the brewing map A BARNSLEY-BASED brewery has reached the final of a national beer competition. Acorn Brewery in Wombwell opened in 2003 and uses Barnsley as the inspiration behind all their products. They produce a range of beers from bitter to golden ale and have won many awards. The team at the brewery were told that one of their beers had made it to the final of the CAMRA (Campaign for Real Ale) Champion Beer of Britain Awards, which will be held in London later this year as part of the Great British Beer Festival. However, the team will not know which beer has been nominated until they reach the festival as a tasting panel try every beer the brewery makes and submit their decision anonymously. “We don’t know what beer we’ve been nominated for, they keep that secret until the day of the festival,” said Dave Hughes from Acorn Brewery. “We’ve been going to the beer festival for 16 years and for 13 of those we’ve had a beer in the final so to be nominated again is amazing. “We brew about 30,000 pints a week, so this nomination shows that we are being consistent with what we are putting out. “It’s unbelievable that we have made it to the finals again and we would like

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CHEERS: Acorn Brewery’s Dave and Christy Hughes. Picture: Wes Hobson. PD087040 to say a big thank you to the people involved. It’s great for the town and it’s keeping Barnsley on the brewing map.” Phil Gregg, branch secretary at CAMRA, added: “I’ve worked with Acorn since they first started and it’s amazing to see how they’ve taken the business forward. “They’ve got a lot of successful beers which are exceptional quality and how many times they have been in the final shows how good they are.” Acorn Brewery will find out the results of the competition on August 6, and will also be displaying their beers at the Great British Beer Festival which runs from August 6 in London.

Jason’s coming to town JASON Donovan is coming to Barnsley for his new Amazing Midlife Crisis tour. Celebrating his 50th birthday and with a wealth of tantalising tales under his belt, this autobiographical show will zigzag back and forth through

his life, with stories about Neighbours, Ten Good Reasons, Kylie, Joseph, I’m A Celebrity, Strictly and much more. Hear some new stories (and possibly one or two you’ve heard before) plus some of the songs you know and love for a

night like no other at The Civic on Saturday May 4 at 7.30pm. This is a tour with a twist and it will be a unique opportunity to see him like you’ve never seen him before. To book tickets, visit www.


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Recognition for hero

A FILM telling the story of a crash which killed two airmen in Barnsley during the Second World War will be given its first airing at a local sports club in May. Dave Cherry, best known for his comedic song about Stairfoot Roundabout, has made the documentary which explores the Pogmoor air crash in which Australian pilot Alexander Hollingworth bravely sacrificed himself by deciding to crash his Whitley bomber into a quarry now part of Pogmoor Rec and avoid rows of nearby terFILM MAKER: Dave Cherry with Mayor Coun Steve Green, and Tom raced houses. Parnham. PD086805 The film, called The Unsung

Hero of Barnsley, was made alongside chairman of the wPogmoor Area Residents’ Association, Tom Parnham, and features eyewitness accounts of the crash from the street’s residents at the time, as well as interviews with historians and the family of the pilot and even a simulated sequence following the alleged flight path. Proceeds from the night, which will be held at Shaw Lane Sports Club on May 3, will go towards supporting Barnsley Hospice. Tickets can be bought from the club by phoning 203509.

WORK OPPORTUNITY: Chloe Hellewell-Scothern gained her placement through Positive Futures.

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A YOUNG woman with a learning disability has achieved her dream of getting work experience in retail. Chloe HellewellScothern, of Goldthorpe, said she is ‘thrilled’ to get eight weeks of experience at The Entertainer toy shop in the Alhambra Shopping Centre. Chloe, 25, has a learning disability, and for some time has wanted to work but she did not have the confidence or support to achieve her goal. Like a lot of people with a learning disability, Chloe used to spend most of her time at home, only leaving the house when it was necessary. Chloe joined the Positive Futures Project, run by Mencap, a learning disability charity, in September 2018. Throughout the 22-week project she became much more confident and found out about the world of work and started going out more and became more involved with the group and community on volunteering projects. At the end of the project, Chloe then joined the Mencap’s ‘EmployMe’ scheme, and last Wednesday she started a work placement with The

Entertainer, Mencap’s national partner. Karl Wilson, employer engagement co-ordinator at Mencap, said: “The Entertainer has been really supportive and we would like to thank them for making us and Chloe feel so welcome.” A spokeswoman at The Entertainer added: “We are working with Mencap to deliver supported internships across our national store estate. These provide people with an opportunity to gain valuable retail experience. This is particularly helpful for candidates where securing employment has been a challenge previously. “Each placement will be organised depending on the additional needs of the person, so hours and length of the placement will be tailored to suit the individual. “While in store the learner is supported by a buddy, this can be a member of the sales team or a manager who will guide them through their induction workbook, to help capture their experience and areas for development. “Naturally, our aim is to convert these individual internships into paid employment, either with us, where opportunities allow, or with other employers.”

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PREVIOUS ISSUE’S SOLUTION: Bridge, beef, over, return, area, alarm Spellout: REVEAL PREVIOUS ISSUE’S SUDOKU SOLUTION:










4 5 7 2 1 9 8 6 3

3 1 6 8 5 4 2 7 9

9 2 8 3 7 6 1 5 4

6 4 9 7 8 2 3 1 5

7 3 5 9 6 1 4 2 8

1 8 2 4 3 5 6 9 7

2 7 1 5 4 3 9 8 6

8 9 3 6 2 7 5 4 1

5 6 4 1 9 8 7 3 2

9 6 8 2 7 5 3 4 1

5 1 7 3 6 4 9 8 2

4 3 2 1 9 8 6 7 5

3 8 9 7 1 6 5 2 4

7 2 6 4 5 9 1 3 8

1 5 4 8 3 2 7 6 9

8 9 1 6 2 7 4 5 3

6 4 5 9 8 3 2 1 7

2 7 3 5 4 1 8 9 6



Using all nine letters provided, can you answer these clues? Every answer must include the central letter. Which word uses all nine letters?


12 13 14



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7 letters Engraving 5Hà HFWLQJ VRXQG 8 letters 6HWWLQJ RQ ÀUH

6 letters Dense crowd Large marine eel Neighbourhood Overlook or snub Well-founded (argument)









PREVIOUS ISSUE’S SOLUTION: Nigel Align Lying Tangy Singe Angels Tangle Laying Saying Tingly Lasting Slaying Staying Styling Glisten Stealing Teasingly



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9 Applications (4) 4 ([SODLQ


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18 Living item of 13 Adopt or advocate (7) GHFRU

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19 Cut (4) 16 %HOJLDQ IHUU\ SRUW

20 Water-sport 17 %LEOLFDO FKDUDFWHU


19 ___ Chanel, 21 Most designer (4) GHOLJKWIXO

20 Vehicle sprays the King and



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9 House surgeon holds applications (4) 10 ,W¡V EDFN IRU KLUH WR KHHO


14 Distant seafood stall? (11) 18 Conservatory feature, two VQRRNHU VKRWV



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5 Solitary person, no fellow for circulating (4,4) 6 &RUURGHG XQGHU VLOYHU VWRQH

12 Get a new position for entrance VXSSRUW

13 Take on eastern partner (7)

17 Some broadcast, on top of Sinai, from SURSKHW

19 Chanel has two businesses (4)

ACROSS: 7 At ease 8 Liaise 9 Urge 10 Tableaux 11 Sleepwalker 14 Splintering 18 Penchant 19 Many 20 Solace 21 Latest DOWN: 1 Startle 2 Nave 3 Bestow 4 Global 5 Cameleer 6 Pseud 12 Especial 13 Oneness 15 Images 16 Tattle 17 Decor 19 Moth


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10 – Barnsley Independent, Tuesday, April 23, 2019 To advertise telephone (01226) 734666

All the eggs-citement of the Easter break

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WAB pictures of the week...

EACH week we ask you send through your favourite photos taken during the week. Here are some of the latest we have received...

Clothes which capture great football moments THAT one second which changes everything. The sudden rush of ecstasy, the complete loss of all inhibitions, the wild celebrations. You love everyone around you and everybody loves you. You’re even embracing the old man behind you as though he were your long-lost father. There’s not many better feelings than a stoppage-time goal. When it comes to football, those extreme highs and lows we experience in a game are the reasons we go, and keep on going. When the ball hits the net, or is dramatically prevented from hitting

the net, all the problems and dull mediocrities of everyday life just go out the window. It is a beautiful moment of complete joy. The Art of Football immortalises and captures moments of football and recreates the moment on a T-shirt, so you can wear it with pride and remember that moment. WAB have teamed up with the Art of Football and we’re giving one lucky reader the oppor-

tunity to win a Barnsley FC themed T-shirt or jumper. In order to win just answer this question: How many matches did Barnsley FC go undefeated this season? Send your answer along with your name to or post your answer to WAB Football, 47 Church Street, Barnsley, S70 2AS. The closing date is April 30. Good luck.

Right: Sent in by Duzie Durose. Below, from left, from Rebecca Blower, Hannah Louw, Philipa Blessed and Jodie Morrall.

Sent in by Claudine Vairy.

From Julia Goddard.

MiniWABer Bella is off to Playmania this week... EACH week we give away a pass to Playmania to one of Tarn’s cutest kids. This week’s winner is one-yearold Bella. Isn’t she adorable? Enjoy your time at Playmania, Bella!

Sent in by: Above left: Emma Massey, right: Annette Barrett. Below left: Steve Taylor, right: Pauline Ogden.


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A week in WAB history...

Market on the move as redevelopment kicks in WAB history takes a look through the archives at WAB news from years gone by. This week, we flash back to April 2014... April 3 Town Centre’s Redevelopment Shows Progress THE town centre’s outdoor market will be moved into the shopping precinct as Barnsley’s highly anticipated redevelopment starts to take shape. Barnsley Council has announced there will be a consultation period, saying they are keen to make sure the needs of local people and businesses are met. Following January’s announcement that £41 million is to be invested in the town centre’s regeneration scheme, planning work is already gaining momentum. Information on the project will be released as it becomes available, with a full, detailed prospectus available in July. The first change to be made will be the relocation of the market, to allow for the safe demolition of central offices and potential strengthening works to the outdoor market area to create a proposed town centre square. The move, which will mean all open market traders can keep trading throughout the town centre development, will see new stalls being built in late summer, with the traders moving in November ready for the busy Christmas trading period. The temporary open market will be made up of 40 fixed stalls

Patricia Glave

along Cheapside, May Day Green, Queen Street and Peel Square. Coun Roy Miller, cabinet spokesperson for development, environment and culture, said: “This is very exciting for Barnsley. We’ve been waiting for this for a long time, and now we’re making it happen.” April 11 Pensioner’s ‘Fabulous’ Skydive To Mark Birthday Milestone A BARNSLEY adrenaline junkie marked her 80th birthday in style – by jumping out of a plane. Patricia Glave, of Wakefield Road, Athersley, jumped 2,000 feet out of a plane in Lincolnshire and said it was the ‘most fabulous feeling’. “I enjoyed it so much I want to do it again,” she added. “I’ve been wanting to do it for so long I didn’t feel nervous – I just concentrated on all the instructions. “It was such a clear day and I could see for miles.”

Kirsty’s so keen to help her students EACH week we give away a meal for two to Parkers Brasserie and Cafe to someone who deserves a special treat. Our WABer of the week goes to someone who has gone above and beyond, or to someone who simply deserves a break. This week, it’s Kirsty Lines, who was nominated by her best friend Jeni Upperdine. She said “Kirsty is always there for us, her family and friends. She works in a secondary

school where she is passionate about helping every student to reach their potential and helps to raise their aspirations. “She’s been through a lot and this year in particular. I would like her to be treated to show how much she is cared about.” Teaching is no easy task but to hear how passionate you are in helping students reach their potential is admirable. You deserve this treat, enjoy your BEST FRIENDS: Kirsty (left) and Jeni (right). meal.

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For those about to rock ... this is the perfect competition!

A UNIQUE six-man tribute show is coming to the Birdwell Venue on May 31. Live/Wire is The AC/ DC Show, paying tribute to one of rock music’s greatest bands, complete with cannons, a wall of Marshalls and more than two hours of Patricia paid to take part in the high-voltage action. The AC/DC story is skydive, but invited charities and individuals to collect for their own over forty years in the making, with two charities in her name. specific eras, and the April 14 band cover both these Town Centre’s ‘Mushroom’ And as always with both Plinth To Be Removed ‘Dave’ Bon Scott and THE plinth in Peel Square and the ‘mushroom’ in Cheapside will ‘Podge’ Brian Johnson present to take you on finally be removed this summer. the Rock and Roll train Stalls in the outdoor market for a night to remember. will move into the main precinct Originally fronting AC/ ready for Christmas and will DC was legendary front remain there for at least three man Bon Scott, a wild years. man of rock and roll, There will be 40 fixed stalls running from Peel Square by the whose untimely death steps to the underground toilets, shocked the world in 1980. This event came through to Queen Street, into at a time when the band May Day Green and Cheapside, was sampling global where they will stretch as far as the WH Smith and the O2 store. success for the first time. The square’s plinth and the Dave, a stalwart over ‘mushroom’ seating canopy in many years in his Cheapside will be removed to uncanny role as AC/ make space for the stalls and DC’s vivacious vocalist, allow emergency vehicles to get delivers songs from the between them. first half dozen albums A council spokesman said: from Dirty Deeds to “We’re all really excited about Highway to Hell with this new scheme. We’re doing Bon’s inimitable attitude this – the council. It’s not a priand style and charisma. vate company, it’s not dependent The band aim to put on this or that, it is happening. you slap bang in the “It’s really positive for Barnsley middle of the show with and I can’t wait to see work hit after hit, and you are start.” She hopes to have raised £900 which will be split three ways between Macmillan Nurses, a children’s leukaemia charity and Jackie Ryalls, originally from Dodworth, who does charity work in Bosnia.

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expected to join in! There will also be one or two gems thrown in for the aficionados. Of course the band would be hung, drawn and quartered if they didn’t play all the classics and Back in Black, Rosie and Highway to Hell are all there, and the songs keep on coming until the cannons fire ceremoniously to bring the evening to a superb crescendo. WAB have teamed up with Live/Wire and we’re giving one lucky

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reader the opportunity to win a pair of tickets to watch their performance at the Birdwell Venue. To win all you have to do is answer this question: What are the names of the brothers who formed AC/DC? Send your answer along with your name and mobile number to competitions@ Alternatively send your answer to WAB AC/ DC, 47 Church Street, Barnsley, S70 2AS. The closing date is April 26. Good luck!

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This was the WAB week... Great chance to chomp Easter biscuits I HOPE you’ve all had a wonderful Easter! I had a wonderful weekend meeting friends and catching up on TV, there are not many occasions where I can sit and do nothing, so that’s more or less what I did. It was amazing to have such wonderful weather as well! Spring is well and truly in the air. I didn’t get many Easter eggs but to be honest I’d much rather have biscuits, I always have one with a brew and chocolate just isn’t the same. My mum always gets me Scottish shortbread and that never fails to put a smile on my face. Does anyone else get upset if their mum doesn’t get them an Easter egg (or in my case a packet of biscuits) – no matter

how old I am I expect an Easter gift off me mam... It was wonderful to read about Jo Shaw, the make up artist who is offering her services to those who can not afford to have their make up done for prom. It’s always humbling to hear how kind people are and how far people are willing to go to make someone smile. Prom season is an extremely exciting time and with people like Jo making things a little easier for a few people who otherwise may have had it a little more difficult is fantastic to hear. If you read the Chronicle this week you will have read about the Old George Coffee House in the town hall, which has a ‘chatty table’. It’s another great scheme which

I think is a great way of bringing people together and I think it’s definitely important to talk. In a world where social media and using a mobile phone is seen as ‘socialising’, the chatty table scheme is definitely something which will encourage us to socialise more and have conversations with people we may not have spoken to otherwise. We’re getting closer to Tour de Yorkshire. I’m looking forward to seeing the town turn yellow and blue for the event and see you all lining the streets to watch the race. It’s events like this where you really feel the community spirit and I know it’s going to be a fab day. Just a quick reminder as well, keep on sending me your young champions! Altine

On Sunday I had a carvery. It was such an amazing feeling to not only not be cooking, but to be sat outside enjoying the glorious weather with a traditional Sunday lunch!

YOU love showing off your pet, and we love seeing the fabulous photos of them. Here is a round up of this week’s papped pets... Monty.

Pictured above is Kali.









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Easter double keeps Reds on course BARNSLEY boosted their automatic promotion chances by making it three successive wins with an excellent display in a 3-0 victory at Plymouth Argyle on Easter Monday. The three-point haul in Devon followed a 2-1 home win over Shrewsbury Town on Good Friday, when Alex Mowatt and Jacob Brown were on target. At Plymouth, the Reds delivered one of their best displays of the League One season, and surged into a three-goal lead inside 28 minutes with goals by Cauley Woodrow, Brown and Mowatt. They created a host of further chances but were kept out by an inspired display by their former goalkeeper Kyle Letheren. Portsmouth’s lunchtime win at Coventry City meant the Reds slipped down to third, but they returned to second with their victory. They are now two points ahead of third-placed Portsmouth and four ahead of fourth-placed Sunderland, with both those sides having a game in hand on Barnsley. Sunderland conceded an injurytime leveller in a 1-1 draw with Peterborough United. Daniel Stendel made one change from the side which beat Shrewsbury, with centre-back Liam Lindsay returning from injury to replace Adam Jackson. The Reds soaked up some pressure early on but all the hosts had to show for it was a long-range Graham Carey shot very easily saved by Adam Davies. Barnsley took the lead after 15 minutes when Jordan Williams’ magnificent 40-yard pass split the defence and played Woodrow through on goal to chest the ball down and fire into the bottom right corner from ten yards out for his 18th goal of the season. The second came when Dani Pinillos’ cross from the left was met at the back post by Brown who fired into the bottom right corner from seven yards out. The third was an excellent freekick by Mowatt into the top right corner from 25 yards as he joined Brown on eight goals. Letheren kept the score down by flinging himself full-length to keep out low, long-range efforts by Woodrow and Pinillos. Barnsley went in at half-time having played sensational football, dominating their hosts with superb attacking play as well as constant pressing and harrying in midfield which allowed them to dominate for long spells. They were also well on top after the break as they cantered home. Davies caught a looping header from Lloyd Jones early in the second half then Letheren easily kept out a long-range Mamadou Thiam effort. Davies’ throw then began a swift counter-attack in which Mike Bahre and Woodrow worked the ball up the pitch before Thiam cut in from the left and had a shot from the edge of the box which was clawed

out of the top-right corner by Letheren. Plymouth had their only real chance on 65 minutes when Ruben Lameiras’ clever pass from the right wing put Yann Songo’o clean through on goal but Davies rushed off his line to make an excellent one-on-one block. Letheren then made another outstanding save, diving low to his left to repel Bahre’s shot from the edge of the box following another impressive breakaway move in which the visitors passed their way up the pitch. Substitute Callum Styles then won the ball in the hosts’ box and pulled it back for fellow replacement Kieffer Moore, who fired his low effort wide from 15 yards out. Another rapid break saw Williams find Cameron McGeehan in the area but his low shot produced yet another excellent save from Letheren, who threw himself to his right to tip it away. Styles played Moore clean through for another chance in injury time, but he blazed over. The joy of the 950 away fans was increased after the final whistle, when news came through that Matt Godden had levelled for Peterborough against Sunderland. Barnsley (4-4-1-1): Davies; J Williams, Pinnock, Lindsay, Pinillos; Brown, McGeehan, Mowatt, Thiam (Moore 69mins); Bahre (Hedges 79); Woodrow (Styles 79). Subs: Walton, Fryers, Green, Jackson. Goals: Woodrow 15, Brown 21, Mowatt 28. Plymouth (4-2-3-1): Letheren; Threlkeld, Edwards, Jones, Sawyer; Songo’o, Fox (Ness 80mins); Sarcevic, Lameiras (Anderson 80), Carey; Taylor (Fletcher 80). Subs: Macey, Canavan, Ainsworth, SmithBrown.

DEVON DELIGHT: Barnsley beat Plymouth for a third successive win. Pictures: Keith Turner.

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Recruitment Full-Time Recruitment

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Material Scheduler / Estimator DODWORTH, BARNSLEY. Albion Valves (UK) Ltd specialises in the distribution of valves and pipeline products into the UK reseller and export markets. Established in Barnsley since 1995, the company is a privately-owned supplier of valves, controls and fittings, which are sold into the heating, ventilating and airconditioning industries (HVAC) as well as into the general industrial market.

A Full-Time immediate vacancy has arisen for a Material Scheduler / Estimator to be based in Dodworth near Barnsley. This role would ideally suit a candidate with a background in engineering and experience of AutoCad software. Main responsibilities will include the creation of detailed electronic bill of quantities and material schedules from specifications, schedules and schematic drawings. Further to this the responsibility for the company's Building Information Management (BIM) and other CAD related functions. The candidate must have a positive personality, be driven, self-motivated and capable of working independently, managing your own workload to meet tight deadlines. Knowledge of Mechanical and Electrical Building Services is preferred, but not essential, as full training will be given. The ideal candidate would also have good knowledge and user ability of CAD / Revit based software, as well as Microsoft Office packages such as Excel and Outlook.

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Wed 24th Apr . . . . . . .BRIDLINGTON. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . £12.00 Sat 27th Apr . . . . . . . .CORONATION STREET TOUR . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . £48.00 Sat 27th Apr . . . . . . . .HARROGATE FLOWER SHOW (COACH ONLY). . . . . . . £12.00 Sun 28th Apr . . . . . . .KENDAL & LAKE WINDERMERE . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . £14.00 Mon 29th Apr . . . . . . .LLANDUDNO. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . £14.00 Wed 1st May . . . . . . .HEARTBEAT & WHITBY. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . £12.00 Thurs 2nd May . . . . . .NATIONAL ARBORETUM & LICHFIELD . . . . . . . . . . . . £14.00 Sat 4th May . . . . . . . .BURY MARKET . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . £12.00 Sun 5th May . . . . . . .LLANDUDNO VICTORIAN EXTRAVAGANZA . . . . . . . . . £14.00 Mon 6th May . . . . . . .BLACKPOOL . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . £12.00 Tue 7th May . . . . . . . .COTSWOLDS TOUR . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . £14.50 Thur 9th May . . . . . . .SCARBOROUGH . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . £12.00 Sat 11th May . . . . . . .MABLETHORPE . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . £12.00 Sun 12th May . . . . . .BEAMISH (COACH ONLY) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . £14.00 Mon 13th May . . . . . .SELBY MARKET & YORK . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . £12.00 Thur 16th May . . . . . .STRATFORD-ON-AVON. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . £14.00 Sat 18th May . . . . . . .HAWORTH 1940’S FESTIVAL . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . £13.00

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


Sat 27th April - £48 • Sat 25t August - £48 Includes: Admission & free time at Salford Quay

EMMERDALE VILLAGE 23rd June • £40 EMMERDALE STUDIOS 28th September • £28 2019 TOURS

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Call/text 07495 149231 Business Opportunities HAIRDRESSING/ Beauty/ Nail Salon. Off Summer Lane near Dennis Williams. Modern interior, 2 sinks, 3 chairs, reception area, small kitchen, WC and private parking. £180 pw bond required. – Tel.– 07931907086




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52 MARKET STREET, BARNSLEY S70 1SN • TEL: 01226 245564 • (Door to door pick up service available subject to area/tour - see brochure for details)

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