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New planning guidelines get the green light DEVELOPERS will face increased costs for building new homes in Barnsley under a new set of planning guidelines which were approved at a full council meeting. The proposals – called special planning documents (SPDs) – are intended to formalise the planning process following the introduction of the town’s local plan earlier this year, which sets out the major sites available for housing projects in the years ahead. One aspect, covering the cash contributions made towards maintaining public transport, has been put on hold to allow time for further work, following feedback from consultations. Ruling cabinet members, who discussed the matter at an earlier meeting, said the guidance was intended to make planning applications simpler, but one consequence is that developers may be expected to contribute more towards the cost of the burden new homes will put on the schools network in future. That, along with proposals which could have seen payments of up to £1,500 per bedroom introduced to

INBRIEF... UNISON’s rally to ‘save school meals’ UNISON Barnsley will be holding a rally tomorrow (Wednesday) outside Barnsley Town Hall to support saving school meals. Barnsley council’s cabinet will decide whether to keep the school meals service and the UNISON group said members want to lobby them and “send a clear message to save school meals”. The group will be present from 9am to 11am and the rally will be followed by a short march to Mayday Green where there will be short speeches. For more information, search for UNISON Barnsley on Facebook.

help support ‘sustainable’ transport, provoked a joint response from ten major housing developers which work in the district, resulting in 111 comments during the consultation which ran from March 4 to April 1. Matt Gladstone, executive director at Barnsley Council, said: “The new documents will play a big part in how we make decisions on planning applications. “They provide further details on how we apply policies and give more information on what will and won’t be accepted in a planning application. “We want to thank everybody who’s taken time to participate in the consultation and look forward to working together with residents and businesses to make Barnsley a better place to live, work, invest and visit.” Developers argued the changes could more than double the contributions they make to the public purse, which could leave some sites now earmarked for new homes unviable because of reduced profit margins.

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n FRUIT FLAVOUR: Cannon Hall will celebrate the opening of its latest exhibition ‘Pears and Apples’ this week. It features the work of Elisabeth Dowle, one of the world’s most respected and talented botanical artists, with beautiful watercolours on display together for the first time.









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The exhibition is particularly unique in that it focuses entirely on fruit, rather than the traditional flowers or landscapes scenes. It will include 25 original pear and 15 original apple watercolours. Pictured is Cannon Hall exhibitions curator Alison Cooper.

LIBRARY fines are set to be scrapped in an attempt to increase the number of books being borrowed. The idea comes as Barnsley Council wrestles with a plunge in the number of borrowed books over the last six years. Books loaned from the town’s libraries are down by almost a third since 2012-13 and the council believes scrapping fines could help encourage more people to use the service. Fines currently stand at 10p per day, with a maximum of £5.20 being issued, but it is thought that people fail to return books when they find themselves unable to afford the payment.

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Tour race fever came to XPO Logistics too... CELEBRATIONS for the Tour de Yorkshire took place this year at XPO Logistics Barnsley, with colleagues going head to head in their own cycling challenge, aiming to cycle the full distance of 638km throughout the month of May. Four colleagues from XPO also became Tour Makers for the day and volunteered along the route of the race in Barnsley Town Centre, standing as a point of contact for people wanting information and ensuring the event ran smoothly.

Team Nike kick on with quiz victory The XPO annual quiz night took place last month at Dorothy Hyman, where five teams battled it out to be crowned the quiz masters of 2019.

The night raised money for local Youth Centre Grimethorpe Activity Zone and a total of £288 was raised. After a fun night of quiz-

zing, mini games and music bingo, Team ‘Nikes Trainers’ were crowned the XPO Quiz Champions of 2019! Congratulations to the team.

A Travel South Yorkshire event was arranged for staff at XPO Logistics to promote Active Travel and local services available. Wheels 2 Work, Safer Roads and Barnsley Active Travel Hub visited the site to offer information to staff on loaning a regular or electric bike, to provide free on the spot bike checks, advice and tips on staying safe on South Yorkshire Roads and information on loaning a scooter.

CONGRATULATIONS to all of the XPO runners who completed the Sheffield half Marathon this year in support of Weston Park Cancer Charity. All eight colleagues who participated successfully completed the run in just under 2 hours 30 minutes and together raised over £950 for Weston Park Cancer Charity!

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AN AWARENESS day held at XPO raised £235 for Pancreatic Cancer. Staff donated £1 to wear their purple t-shirts or they could purchase an official Pancreatic Cancer t-shirt. Money was also raised from a colouring competition and interactive games on site.

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Late-night bogus callers are firmly on police’s radar COLD callers targeting elderly residents late at night have become a priority for on-the-beat police officers in an attempt to stop rising numbers being scammed. Police, who are patrolling areas in the town where reports have come from, have urged pensioners to be aware of criminals requesting money for fake services following a recent spike – which has included criminals acting as a group to gain entry. Bogus officials have claimed to work for Barnsley Council, the NHS and other official organisations in order to gain entry. In recent cases, they have claimed they have spotted urgent property repairs that need to be carried out. A police spokesman said: “There has been an increase in reports of unwanted and suspicious persons attending people’s doors late at night, canvassing for business. “It would appear that the elderly, and vulnerable, are the ones being targeted.

“We would advise residents to be vigilant when answering their door.” Police in Barnsley have handed out stickers to residents, which can be placed in windows, displaying a sign which warns unwanted callers not to try their luck. Fraud officer Andy Foster, who deals with financial-related matters for the police, said: “Police identified an emerging theme within the Barnsley area. “One of the incidents involved a female who was knocking on the doors of older people stating she had done work on the occupier’s guttering and required payment. “We believe the same female has also used the excuse of her vehicle having broken down, also asking for money. “The same suspect has emerged using similar excuses calling on residents within the Barnsley area, although in this case the suspect is not purporting to be from an official body.” According to South Yorkshire

Police, offenders have also been tricking their way into people’s homes to steal money or valuable items – a method known as a distraction burglary – by showing fake identification. Official Barnsley-wide figures show burglaries were reduced in February and March, following a marked rise throughout 2018. A spokesperson from the police added: “Offenders may make themselves seem genuine and friendly at the door, keeping people distracted while their partner manages to get into the home. “People should never give money to bogus officials – employees of official organisations would never ask for cash or bank details. “Always ask to see an identification badge. “Keep an eye out on neighbours as vulnerable, elderly and isolated people are often targeted, while Barnsley’s neighbourhood policing teams can be contacted via 101 to raise any concerns.”

Lamproom show is wise choice A MAJOR UK tour paying tribute to one of Britain’s bestloved comedy stars reveals the man behind the wry smile which turned John Le Mesurier into a household name. Packed with glorious reminiscences and stories, Julian Dutton’s

Cup goes West WESTVILLE denied local rivals Queens United a third successive Wath and West Melton OAP Charity Cup by thrashing them 4-1 in the final. The Ville, who also beat Queens to the Mexborough Sunday Premier League crown, raced into a 2-0 lead at the break thanks to goals

Community arts festival to live up to name AN AMBITIOUS project will allow people in the Dearne to come together to create a lasting piece of art. The Dearne Community Arts Festival returns this September and will once again showcase the best of local artists as well as getting people involved in learning new skills and crafts. And the team behind the festival are taking the latter to heart this year, as they invite local people to create a huge mosaic to be exhibited at the festival and then permanently displayed afterwards. The aim is to ‘celebrate our community’ according to festival secretary Julie Turner. “It’s a great way to champion creativity and celebrate community, which is the aim of the arts’ festival,” added Julie. “We’re so pleased that local

groups working with children such as the Brownies and Guides, Dearne Kids and Station House want to get involved, as well as local schools and groups meeting in different locations such as the libraries in Goldthorpe and Thurnscoe and the Snap Tin Café. “Each group will work on their logo or design representing what we love in our area and then these squares will form a border around the centrepiece to make a mosaic celebrating all we love about the area.” A launch session next month will see people working on the centrepiece of the mosaic, before mobile workshops tour different community groups to form a border. The finished work will then be displayed at the festival, which takes place at Astrea Academy

Dearne, Goldthorpe Road, on Saturday September 28. “One of the aims of the festival is to give people opportunities to be creative and to learn new skills,” said Julie. “Here, local artists Ruth Waterworth and Julia Harris have been instrumental in designing work for us to do in a new medium, using tiles. “We think mosaics are a great way to celebrate our community, since we can all have a part to play in the finished mosaic.” The first session will take place at Goldthorpe Pentecostal Community Church, Market Street, on Saturday June 1, from 10am until 1pm. For more information, contact Julie Turner on 07729 421405 or email, or search ‘Dearne Community Arts’ Festival on Facebook.

from Ashley Emmett and Jamie Williams. Man of the match Emmett and Nicky Harper doubled the advantage in the second half before substitute Kai Hancock lobbed in a late consolation. It was the Westville’s first Cup success since 2016 and their ninth in total.

show is a joyful and moving celebration of one of a much-loved comic actor. Best known for his role as Sergeant Wilson in Dad’s Army, the play tells the story of Le Mesurier’s life – his broken marriage to Hattie Jacques and his betrayal by his best

friend Tony Hancock. Following a sell-out run at Edinburgh, the affectionate tribute, ‘Do You Think That’s Wise?’ will be coming to Barnsley’s Lamproom Theatre a week on Friday, June 7, and tickets can be bought by calling the box office on 200075.




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the countryside for three hours.” Training for new team members is divided into two parts and can last up to 12 months. Andy will be completing the first part of his training at the end of this month. He is currently balancing his training, based near Holmfirth in the Holme Valley, around his job as a pool lifeguard at Hoyland Leisure Centre.

“I’ve learnt so much already,” he added. ‘I’ve already been out on training, which involved locating bodies – don’t worry they were just for training purposes. “It was very exciting but also nerve wracking at the same time.” Andy’s aim is to join Woodhead’s water team. Its work involves water rescues and requires advanced training. He said that his experience as a pool lifeguard would give him an advantage. Andy added: “Being a lifeguard gave me an advantage to the training in the first place, not only my first aid skills, but in terms of teamwork too.” Jon McCool, facility manager at Hoyland Leisure Centre, is proud of Andy’s decision to branch out from poolside. He said: “I’m pleased to see that Andy has taken up such a responsible role. “It’s a voluntary one, and it really shows his maturity. “I’m very proud that a lifeguard from Hoyland Leisure Centre is willing to give up his free time to help the Mountain Rescue Service.”

On 1 April 1982 Major Mike Norman, commander of Naval Party 8901, was looking forward to a peaceful year-long tour of duty on the Falkland Islands. But events turned out differently, for the next day the Argentinians invaded and he and his small Royal Marines garrison found themselves fighting for their lives. They took up defensive positions in and around Government House and on the approaches to Stanley to protect the Governor, Rex Hunt, and delay the enemy’s advance. They were prepared to die executing these orders. After a desperate battle against vastly superior numbers, Hunt ordered them to lay down their arms. As the surrender took place, an Argentinian told a Marine: ‘The Islands are ours now’. The response was simple: ‘We will be back’. They were, and this is their story. The Royal Marines of Naval Party 8901 volunteered to join the Task Force and, some seventy-five days after the invasion, the men who were forced to watch the raising of the Argentine flag over the Islands were able, in return, to proudly run up the Falklands flag once more at Government House. Mike Norman and Michael Jones’s dramatic account draws upon Norman’s vivid recollections, the log book and action reports of the defence of Government House and Stanley, the testimony of Marines under Mike Norman’s command and recently released government archives. It is a powerful and moving tribute to men who confronted the Argentinian invaders and then fought to regain the Falklands.

A GRIMETHORPE man will be getting stuck into his new role as a team member at Woodhead Mountain Rescue. Andy Bassinder, 23, will help to provide assistance to people in rural areas. He started volunteering after witnessing the mountain rescue team in action. The Woodhead team primarily covers the Pennines and Peak District. It also provides aid to other teams in the rest of England and also Wales. Andy said he wanted to join the team and help after he took part in the Three Peaks Challenge and saw Woodhead help an injured participant. “When I was completing the Three Peaks Challenge a few years ago, Mountain Rescue arrived to help someone who had been hurt,” he explained. I really wanted to help, and that put the thought of applying in my head. “I saw an advert on social media a few months ago and decided to apply. “After my interview I had a hill assessment, which involved a map and a compass and being in

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A SCHOOL put in a ‘fantastic’ effort to raise nearly £7,000 for Cancer Research UK. Wellgate Primary School, in Mapplewell, raised £6,818.50 through the charity’s ‘Race for Life’ campaign. Runs are organised to raise money to fund research into cancer treatments. It was a whole-school effort as students gathered sponsors from

friends and family before taking to the school field and challenging themselves to run as far as they could. Year two teacher and key stage one leader Parisa Nowshirvani said the school was ‘incredibly proud’ of the students. “They showed true determination and resilience as they challenged themselves, each of them being rewarded with a lovely

medal to recognise their achievements,” she added. “Raising £6818.50 is a fantastic achievement – far more than we anticipated. “It was incredibly heart-warming seeing the children running with motivational and memorial messages attached to their t-shirts in addition to hearing them discussing the importance of the event.”

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Clarity sought on PCSO future A PETITION urging police bosses to keep PCSOs in their communities amid a review which could see their roles changing has amassed more than 500 signatures. Copies of the 20-page document have been handed to Dr Alan Billings, South Yorkshire Police and Crime Commissioner, and Barnsley Council. The petition was started by parish councillor Les Holt, who serves in Shafton, and relates to a controversial consultation which could leave large gaps where on-the-beat officers are not working. One option is to cut the force’s PCSO numbers to 127, almost halving the current amount, which will see them working Monday to Friday, from 8am to 4pm, in favour of recruiting 60 PCs and 15 sergeants. But fears have been expressed that the move will destabilise the existing structure, notably after 4pm and at weekends, as currently PCSOs work in shifts covering 8am until 10pm, including Saturdays and Sundays. Barnsley’s 42 PCSOs, who have been labelled as the ‘eyes

and ears’ of the communities they serve, helped to make the town the safest place in South Yorkshire last year. Mr Holt said: “There’s not enough police presence in Barnsley’s communities as it is because the current officers are juggling several villages and can’t be in several places at the same time. “They’re hugely valuable and we want more, not less, so I felt compelled to start the petition just to show how popular they are. They do a great job and it’s appreciated by everyone.” Bosses say there is no intention to remove Barnsley’s PCSOs altogether, as has happened elsewhere in the country, but to examine the balance between those staff and uniformed officers, against a background of what communities currently need from neighbourhood police. The Unite union, which represents PCSOs, sparked a row with the force by recently announcing that removing PCSO positions would leave communities vulnerable to crime. That claim is denied by the police.

Assistant Chief Constable David Hartley added: “If any changes are made that result in a reduction of PCSOs in our neighbourhood teams, we will invest in additional neighbourhood officers that will be required to work evenings and weekends. “This will address issues around proactive enforcement opportunities, provide a wider depth of problem-solving capabilities and to reassure the public in their local communities. “Our PCSOs have been a consistent key element of our neighbourhood policing teams. However, since our re-investment it is right we build a service that is modern, fit-for-purpose and based upon clear roles and responsibilities, which together is capable of delivering an outstanding service to our communities. “Options for the future design of the service have been created, taking into account feedback from PCSOs, wider colleagues and our stakeholders, and following the ongoing consultation, a decision will be made in the coming weeks on the role that PCSOs should play within our neighbourhoods.”

n Youngsters from Meadstead Primary Academy in Royston get ready for the new ‘Beat the Street’ scheme, which starts early next month.

It’s game on – and the public are invited too BARNSLEY is set to be transformed into a giant game through June and July as thousands of residents compete to see if their school, community or business can walk, run, push, scoot or cycle the furthest. ‘Beat the Street’, which runs from next Wednesday, June 5 to July 17, is a free challenge where people are rewarded with points

and prizes for exploring their town and getting active. More than 200 special sensors called ‘Beat Boxes’ will appear on lamp posts across Barnsley, which players have to tap with cards and fobs to track their journey and earn points for themselves and their team. Schools and community groups across the

town will be competing against each other to see if they can travel the furthest, climb the leaderboards and win hundreds of pounds of sport and fitness vouchers. Coun Chris Lamb, cabinet spokesman, said: “We are incredibly excited to be bringing Beat the Street to Barnsley and can’t wait to see how far everyone is able

to walk, run, cycle and scoot during the challenge. “Anyone living, working or studying in the area is able to get involved – it’s completely free to play and is a great opportunity to go outdoors, spend time with your friends and family and get moving.” Visit beatthestreet. me/barnsley for more information.

Jack completes cycle challenge AN INJURED soldier from Barnsley completed an epic cycle challenge as part of his rehabilitation. Exercise Waterloo Ride is a regiment-wide training exercise organised by the 1st The Queen’s Dragoons Guards to help its injured and medically downgraded soldiers regain fitness – by cycling the length of the UK from Land’s End to John o’ Groats. And Penistone-born Jack Bradbury, 33, a Royal Engineer attached to the regiment, was invited to take part in the lengthy ride from Cornwall to Caithness. He completed the 874-mile, 12-day journey despite being hampered by an ankle injury. “It came completely out of the blue, I overheard a conversation and thought it was just a good way to get back to fitness,” said Jack, of Ward Street. “At the beginning it was absolutely horrendous, we went uphill and down dale, the terrain was almost like a Toblerone. “But then the confidence started to grow and by the end of it I was welcoming it, rather than just trying to get through each part.



“I’m quite lucky that I have an ankle injury that didn’t really stop me. Some of the guys had knee injuries which meant they were having to struggle.” Jack, who went straight into the Army following his time at Penistone Grammar School, says his fight against a chronic ankle problem is ‘nothing heroic’ and took the challenge on as a way to regain fitness while continuing to push himself. He joined 12 other servicemen on the exercise, during which the group cycled more than 80 miles a day. Commanding officer of the exercise and regiment captain Tom Crossman-Kelly said: “Jack did very well considering he didn’t even know about the event beforehand. “It was a complete accident that he turned up to the first meeting. “But he was a really strong rider despite never doing any endurance cycling before. He was one of the top performers.” Tom added that Jack would soon be returning to full fitness following the exercise.

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Huge cannabis haul from bar A HUGE cannabis set-up found in a former bar in Barnsley town centre had an estimated street value of £500,000, police revealed this week. Officers received a tip-off about Alexander Cocktail Bar, on Shambles Street, which has been empty for about eight months. A raid took place last month which resulted in officers uncovering hundreds of plants, thought to be one of the biggest hauls of cannabis officers in the town have ever had. Sgt Matt Wood said: “It’s still an ongoing investigation and forensic evidence is being gathered, but this was a commercial-scale set-up so it’s a very good find. “Often when we uncover cannabis plants they’re in the loft, but on this occasion the whole building was full.” Alexander Cocktail Bar, which was formerly a Chinese restaurant called Red Ginger, was last run by 29-yearold Romanian Andrei Tuculianu, who is named on Companies House as a director. The find comes just weeks after the Kendray-based policing team found more than 200 plants at a house in Wombwell, which had an estimated street value of £200,000.

Police told the Chronicle no arrests have been made in relation to either cannabis finds, but enquiries are continuing and a joint investigation has been launched by neighbourhood and tasking police teams in the town centre and Wombwell. South Yorkshire Police have become increasingly focused on dealing with cannabis ‘farms’, setting up a serious and organised crime vulnerability unit. That has a team of specialist officers working to identify people and to bring those involved to justice. In future, they will be working in tandem with Barnsley Council and charities which work to help safeguard survivors and victims of the crimes under the newly-created South Yorkshire Modern Slavery Partnership. Det Sgt Nikki Leach told a launch meeting for the partnership this week: “There is a rise in the numbers being forced to cultivate cannabis. The person involved in cultivating cannabis is probably not going to be Mr Big and is probably exploited. “We have been trying to change the mindset of officers to look at the bigger picture and to treat that person as a victim.”

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AN UPCOMING event will see two of Britain’s biggest indie rock bands battle it out. Music fans never had the opportunity to see Oasis and The Stone Roses perform on the same stage – making an upcoming show at the Metrodome featuring tributes to the two a dream lineup for most. Definitely Mightbe might be the most uncanny representation of Oasis – thankfully, without the same sibling rivalry. Lead singer Ian bears an uncanny resemblance to Liam Gallagher, working as a look-a-like and even mimicking the singer’s voice for remixes and voiceovers, and the band have played more than 2,000 shows across 18 years. Definitely Mightbe’s set takes audiences through seven albums worth of hits and fan favourites, including ‘Wonderwall’, ‘Champagne Supernova’ and ‘Don’t Look Back in Anger’. And The Stone Roses are regularly touted as one of the most influential British rock bands of all time, despite their relatively short time in the spotlight. Adored aim to reproduce the sound and atmosphere of that band in extensive detail, entertaining fans with spot-on recreations of ‘I Wanna Be Adored’, ‘Sally Cinnamon’ and ‘Waterfall’. The two bands head to the Metrodome at 7.15pm on Friday June 28. Tickets are £12.50 each and can be purchased online at or from the Metrodome reception. Call 730060 or email for more information.

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Bethany is still fighting back BETHANY Robinson’s whole world turned upside down when she was diagnosed with an aggressive form of cancer aged just 21 – but her initial reaction was mainly annoyance that she couldn’t go on the dream trip to Australia she had been planning. Now a year on from finishing her treatment and doing well, Bethany is over the disappointment of missing out on the trip and along with friends and family is turning her attention to helping the charity which got her through the ordeal. Bethany worked as a telephone interviewer at Capita and was planning a once in a lifetime trip when she started experiencing back pain. Thinking it was nothing to worry about, she brushed it aside until it became unbearable. “I had a bit of back pain and dealt with it for quite a while,” said Bethany, of Pontefract Road, Shafton. “It got to the point where it was really painful and my partner forced me to go to the hospital but I was really reluctant to go because I

didn’t think I was ill enough. “I had lots of tests done and nothing came up but I was taken in for a scan because we have a family history of blood clots, so they wanted to make sure it wasn’t a blood clot.” Bethany had a chest scan where doctors noticed that she had a lump which they believed was on her heart. “They then conducted a full body scan which showed that I had cancer which they later confirmed was Hodgkin lymphoma.” Hodgkin lymphoma is a rare form of cancer that develops in the lymphatic system, which is a network of vessels and glands throughout the body. Around 2,100 people are diagnosed with Hodgkin lymphoma each year in the UK and the cancer is more prevalent in people in their early 20s. Bethany was diagnosed with a stage four cancer which meant that the cancer had spread from her lymphatic system into another part of her body. “My cancer spread into my bones, blood and spine,” said Bethany. “I had cancer

from head to toe. “When they told me I had cancer I just said ‘well it is what it is, let’s get on with it’. No-one expects to have cancer when they are 21. “I was mostly annoyed that I couldn’t go on my holiday to Australia.” Bethany underwent chemotherapy twice a month for six months, which ended on May 4 last year. “I was tired all the time while I was having chemo,” said Bethany. “I tried to keep going to the gym to

keep my fitness up because I was on steroids that make you swell. “But it was really difficult because I was tired all the time and I had blisters in my mouth which made it painful to eat. I had some tests when I finished my last chemo session and was told I had responded really well to the treatment so I am in remission.” Bethany found out about a charity called Shine Cancer Support which offers help and support for people aged

20 to 40 who are suffering with cancer. “With the groups, I felt that I could open up a lot more about how I was feeling because everyone else was going through the same things as I was,” said Bethany. “The help from Shine is catered to people who have suffered cancer at a young age so I’ve made friends there.” In recognition of the help Bethany received from Shine, Bethany along with her sister, Gemma and

BARNSLEY FC volunteer Steve Croft, who collapsed minutes before the side’s home game against Burton Albion in September, presented Barnsley physio Craig Sedgwick, Burton physio Nicholas Fenton and paramedic Alan Laverie with Exceptional Service awards at the Football Medicine and Performance Association Awards. Steve also thanked the men for their response on the day, which saw him airlifted to hospital after being given emergency medical treatment. Steve, centre, pictured alongside Alan, left, and Craig.

Plans are in for chippy A FORMER fish and chip shop in the centre of Royston could become a house. Plans submitted by applicant Graham Walker to Barnsley Council seek a change of use from a shop to residential. The building, on Midland Road, is vacant and was last in use in April 2016. Comments can be made on the council’s website until June 4.

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There is just one simple rule in Sudoku. Each row and each column must contain the numbers 1 to 9, and so must each 3x3 box. This is a logic puzzle, and you should not have to guess.



















1 2 4 6 5 7 8 3 9

7 9 8 4 3 2 6 5 1

5 6 3 8 1 9 7 4 2

3 8 5 2 7 4 9 1 6

6 7 9 1 8 3 4 2 5

4 1 2 5 9 6 3 8 7

9 5 1 3 6 8 2 7 4

8 4 7 9 2 1 5 6 3

2 3 6 7 4 5 1 9 8

5 8 3 9 2 4 7 1 6

9 7 4 1 6 3 8 5 2

2 1 6 7 8 5 9 3 4

6 5 7 4 1 8 2 9 3

1 4 8 2 3 9 6 7 5

3 2 9 6 5 7 4 8 1

7 3 1 8 4 2 5 6 9

8 6 2 5 9 1 3 4 7

4 9 5 3 7 6 1 2 8



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



17 18




5 letters Ballroom dance Church instrument Fork spike Monarch’s rule Thesaurus compiler

Illegal snare (2 words) Period around 1000BC (2 words) 8 letters Becoming narrow

6 letters Devouring Fruit with segments Latin for ‘queen’ Moroccan dish Thick soup 7 letters Hard rock








PREVIOUS ISSUE’S SOLUTION: Aston Soapy Atone Ascot Toecap Octane At once Canopy Capone Tea cosy Potency Open-cast Syncopate



DOWN ACROSS 1 Every twist contains both sides of 7 Sleep disturbed around end of merriment (7) night, this tool pounding (6) 2 Ollie’s pal is in last answer (4) 8 Japanese hostess seen in 3 Break the law to acquire riches (6) passage, I shadow (6) 9 Be in charge, we’re told, of strap (4) 4 Encourage trophy for the hard‑boiled? (3‑3) 10 Tie with speed, then cut (8) 5 English statesman died before one from 11 Customer after torn rags for Tel Aviv, maybe (8) jumper? (11) 6 Foreign letter with article at back (5) 14 Locate their mix‑up that’s still 12 Hoped sir could get into shape (8) unproven (11) 13 Steadiness of seaman withdrawing 18 Artificer without a fancy is weapon (7) excellent (8) 15 Counterbalance when away from the 19 A fish makes food thickener (4) stage (6) 20 Your sin: eager hugging like a 16 Old seed we’re told to do well (6) bear (6) 17 Mysterious small barrier beside drive (5) 21 Itches to develop moral 19 Teach yourself with painful interior (4) principles (6)

ACROSS 7 Pounding tool (6) 8 Japanese hostess (6) 9 Bridle strap (4) 10 Cut (8) 11 Chirping insect (11) 14 Abstract, notional (11) 18 Fabulous! (8) 19 Seaweed jelly (4) 20 Bear‑like (6) 21 Moral code (6)

DOWN 1 Noisy fun (7) 2 Eminem hit (4) 3 Abundance (6) 4 Boiled‑food holder (3‑3) 5 Victorian PM (8) 6 8th Greek letter (5) 12 Ball‑shaped body (8) 13 Keep steady (7) 15 Compensate (6) 16 Go above (a limit) (6) 17 Bizarre (5) 19 Painful (4)


ACROSS: 7 Agatha 8 Enigma 9 Inch 10 Sweet pea 11 Matchmaking 14 Influential 18 Overcoat 19 Line 20 Accede 21 Cherry

DOWN: 1 Ugandan 2 Itch 3 Hansom 4 Bedeck 5 Distinct 6 Embed 12 Canaries 13 Tannery 15 Loosen 16 Entice 17 Evict 19 Leer


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A week in WAB history...


The Queen comes to town

Georgie will head off for a Playmania date!

WAB history takes a look through the archives at WAB news from years gone by. This week, we flash back to May 2016... May 4 Barnsley offer free coach travel for final game of season BARNSLEY FC has offered fans free coach travel to the final League One game of the season at Wigan. A win for Barnsley will help them secure a playoff place, while Wigan are more or less guaranteed to win the League One championship regardless of the result due to their superior goal difference over Burton Albion. Barnsley originally made 20 free coaches available, but after they sold out, the club put on another 10. After those 10 extra coaches sold out, the club made an additional five coaches available. May 4 Roundabout work to start this month WORK will start on changes to the Birdwell interchange roundabout this month. The council has announced that the

roundabout will be subject to changes in an attempt to ease traffic congestion in the area. Some trees around the existing roundabout have been cut back in preparation for the work. Barnsley Council has now confirmed that funding for the project has been signed off, with work due to start this month. It is unclear how long the project will last. May 9 Locals invited to celebrate Queen’s birthday LOCALS are being invited to a special concert to celebrate the Queen’s 90th birthday. The Mayor of Barnsley, Coun Linda Burgess, will

lead the community at St Mary’s Parish Church from 7pm on Saturday, June 11. The evening will feature performances reflecting the Queen’s 64 years reign from The Yorkshire Military Band and Barnsley U3As choir. Mayor Elect Coun Linda Burgess said: “I’m honoured to be leading the Queen’s 90th birthday concert and sure the evening will promise to be entertaining, all the proceeds for the tickets will go towards the upkeep of St Mary’s Church.” St Mary’s Parish Church, The Rev Canon Stephen Race added: “The church is at the heart of the community and we look forward to celebrating this joyous occasion with the local people of Barnsley.” May 9 Police car flips onto its roof BARNSLEY locals were greeted with a strange sight this morning – a police car on its roof. The car was involved in a crash on Carlton Road and ended up flipping over onto its roof coming to a halt


EACH week we give away pass to Playmania to one of Tarn’s cutest kids. This week’s winner is one-yearold George Mellor. Look at his cheeky face! Enjoy your time at Playmania!

on the pavemen, meaning a long stretch of Carlton Road was shut off in both directions as police attended the incident. A South Yorkshire Police spokesman said: “At about 11.20am, it is reported that the car travelled a short distance down Carlton Road before colliding with a telegraph pole and overturning. “No one was in the car, a Vauxhall Astra, and no one was injured as a result of the incident. “An investigation is now underway to determine the circumstances surrounding the incident.”

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THIS week we meet five amazing On The Ball superstars. First off we have Layla Conway, aged 10. She has recently participated in a gymnastics competition and is part of Barnsley gymnastics club. She’s doing amazing and definitely deserves a shout out. Go on Lass! Secondly we meet Kai Duggan. He has done amazingly well, overcoming many challenges because he has arthritis. He has however received his yellow belt at the Combat Academy. Well done lad! Keep it up. Next up we meet brothers Jay Coulson, 10 and Alex, 8, who have also received their yellow belts at the Combat Academy. Keep up the good work guys! And finally a fantastic well done to fiveyear-old Coban Taylor-Fellows, who recently took his IDTA rosettes in ballet and tap at the Kathryn Downs Academy of Dance. He’s also the only boy at his dance school to take the BBO ballet exam. A fantastic well done to you and no doubt we’ll be hearing great things in the future. If you have an upcoming sporting superstar, drop an email to abk@wearebarnsley. com.

Clockwise from far left: Alex Coulson (l) and Jay Coulson (R), Layla Conway, Coban Taylor-Fellows and Kai Duggan.

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Race along to win tickets to see star Rita in Doncaster... SINCE her rise to prominence in 2012 she’s sold a staggering seven million singles, had 13 top ten hits and recorded a number one platinum-selling debut album Ora. Number-one singles Hot Right Now and How We Do (Party) established her as a household name and kept her atop the UK charts. Her arrival was so impactful that she became the artist with the most number-one singles on the UK singles chart that year, with three consecutive releases reaching the top position. On June 29, Rita Ora will be performing at the Doncaster Racecourse following the Roncaster Races. WAB have teamed up with MP Productions and we’re giving you the chance to win a pair of tickets to watch the show. To be in with a chance of winning just answer this question: “What is the name of the song Rita Ora sang with Tinie Tempah?” Send your answer along with your name and contact number to Alternatively post your answer to WAB Rita Ora, 47 Church Street, Barnsley, S70 2AS. The competition closes on June 11. Good luck!

YOU love sharing pictures of your fur babies and we love seeing them. Here’s a round up of papped pets, kicking off with feathered favourite Nova, above, and followed by pooches, from left, Tyson, Binxy, Simba and Peppa.

n Bella.

n Jet and Blake.

n Peaches.

n Bella and Luna.

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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 FROM full resprays to a small dent removal, We do insurance repairs. We will beat any genuine quote. Kirby Vehicle Sales – Tel. 01226 750320



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Applicant needs to be reasonably fit and strong Training will be given. Permanent position. Apply in writing only to: john@ regencygardenbuildings

RENDERER / TRAINEE LABOURER required CSCS card required. Site work. Driving licence an advantage. Wages negotiable. Over 18’s only.

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Dove Valley Way, Wombwell, S73 8FE Principal: Angela Wells | NOR: 1115

ASTREA ACADEMY TRUST ‘Inspiring Beyond Measure’ Netherwood Academy is an 11-16 school which opened in September 2012, set in an extensive £35 million campus. As part of Astrea Academy Trust, Netherwood Academy is in an exciting period of development. We are looking for support staff who have the highest aspirations, passion and expertise that will continue our journey to bring positive change throughout the academy. To aid this, we are currently seeking to appoint to the following roles at Netherwood Academy.

Safeguarding & Wellbeing Officer Grade 6, points 26 – 29 (£20,240 - £22,449) Term Time (38 wks & 5 INSET days) 37 hours per week, Monday – Friday HLTA - Inclusion Grade 6, points 26 – 29 (£20,240 - £22,449) Term Time (38 wks & 5 INSET days) 37 hours per week, Monday – Friday Administrative Assistant – SEN/Inclusion Grade 3, points 14 – 17 (£14,995 to £15,835) Term Time (38 wks & 1 week & 5 INSET days) 37 hours per week, Monday – Friday


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Class 1 HGV driver required for UK refrigerated transport. Thompson Transport

Call 01226 711450 or email SUPPORT Worker for a 10 year old girl in the Dodworth area, 3 hours per week, to be worked between 4pm – 7pm every Wednesday. £8.21 per hour. Car owner/driver essential. For an application form please contact BMBC Brokerage on – Tel 01226 772425 quoting ref LE89 EXPERIENCED Painter/Decorator required. Full Time. For commercial and domestic contracts. CSCS card preferred and ideally NVQ qualified. Full UK licence. Please contact DG Decorators (Barnsley) Ltd – Tel. 01226 756525

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Administrative Assistant – Attendance Grade 3, points 14 – 17 (£6,079 to £6,420) Term Time (38 wks & 1 week & 5 INSET days) 15 hours per week, Monday – Friday Astrea Academy Trust is committed to high quality professional development and career opportunities for all staff, we are passionate about cultivating our own talented workforce. At Astrea we believe that we can provide an opportunity to join a dynamic team enabling a bespoke career development programme to be created for you in a supportive environment. If you are as excited by any of these opportunities as we are, we want to hear from you. The closing date for applications will be 12 noon on Monday 3rd June 2019 with interviews to be held as soon as possible after shortlisting on this date. Therefore, please complete and return your application as soon as possible. We welcome all applicants who meet the criteria in the accompanying recruitment pack to apply for this exciting role. Application packs can be downloaded from the Netherwood Academy website or the Astrea Academy Trust website . Applications should be returned by the closing date to Miss J Crossland, Assistant Business Manager, Netherwood, Dove Valley Way, Wombwell, Barnsley, S73 8FE or emailed to . We are committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people we expect all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. Posts are subject to enhanced DBS checks.

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Full-Time Recruitment




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Sun 25th August - £48 Includes: Admission & free time at Salford Quay




ST GEORGES MEDICAL PRACTICE - RECEPTIONIST VACANCY Receptionist required for busy GP surgery.


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We are looking to recruit a receptionist for our busy GP surgery. Previous experience is preferred, but not essential; however, the candidate should have good IT, communication & telephone skills and be flexible with working hours. The post is 22 hours per week over 5 days and will consist of mainly evening shifts (up to 6.30pm). Overtime will be required (up to full-time if needed) during busy periods and for holiday/sickness cover. Salary will be dependent on experience. Job description/person specification available on request. Please apply in writing with CV to: Julie Smith, Practice Manager, St Georges Medical Practice, Roundhouse Medical Centre, Wakefield Road, New Lodge, Barnsley, S71 1TH. Or email: Tel: 01226 720215 CLOSING DATE: Friday 7th June 2019


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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

19 years in the trade • Friendly service Extra sockets from £45, fuse boxes, rewires, replacement fittings, CCTV.

Tel. 07546 178973


Call now for a FREE NO OBLIGATION QUOTE HANDYMAN Company, including bricklaying. 150 years combined trade experience. Visit k - Tel. Richard 07908 143980

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

Carpet Services



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

safety checks

G All work undertaken G No job too small

Andy: 07795 145726 Justin: 07947 348549 01226 321122


01226 745001 07950 735586 Established 1993

Painting and Decorating

All aspects of domestic electrical work undertaken

• Sockets • Lighting • Security Lighting etc. No job too big or small Part P.

07834 189868

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

Call Carl on 07966 268882 or Will on 07934 708045

PRO-LEC ALARM SYSTEMS • Alarm systems installed • Existing systems repair, serviced or upgraded • CCTV • Part P. Approved (ELECSA) • All types of electrical work undertaken. • Testing and inspection.

To advertise telephone 01226 734666


01226 236834 07960 829455 To advertise telephone

01226 734666

FEMALE decorator, free quotes, reduction on OAP's call JaneTel. 07805062842

Plastering and Artexing

Local Electrician


HANDYMAN Company including decorating. 150 years combined trade experience. Visit k - 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 PAINTER and Decorator, 48 years experience, Free quotes, OAP reductions – Tel Melvyn Barnsley 724027, 07894 403608

Telephone 01226 387517 Mobile 07789 772451


Roof Repairs

• Coving • Tiling • Artexing • Plastering Contact Kev

01226 491726 07713058110

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


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

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

MB Tiles, specialising in floor and wall tiling. For a free no obligation quote – Tel. Barnsley 709602, 07875 654774

To advertise telephone



10 year warranty • Finance available

• Boiler breakdowns • Tap washers • Servicing

All roofing work undertaken

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

For all your general plumbing needs. I DO IT ALL


07414 108 333 01226 934200


PDS Roofing Services Ltd.

Heating Services

TOP–NOTCH Joiner, fully qualified, all aspects of joinery undertaken. No job too small. Low prices. Friendly and reliable service – Tel. 07778 827248

07732 566247 01226 350533

Skip Hire

Installation and Repairs

TV Aerial Compact, storm proof.

Covering all aspects of roofing, from little repairs to full re-roofs/chimney specialists. Tel: 01226 750347or 07935 332249


Fitted 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

TV Points

your requirements. Watch your CCTV on all televisions.


3 tonne to 35 tonne skips available


01709 870909 Open: Mon to Sat


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

TV Sales/Repair Shop TVs sold from £55 (msaomsteredpaay)irs

C all us on: 01226 218877 Next to the Lite Spot, Pontefract Road, Hoyle Mill, Barnsley S71 1HF DARTON VAC and WASHER

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


ALL WORK GUARANTEED Available 8am-late 7 days

01226 388200 or 01226 701161 or 07920 180076

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

RUBBISH removed, free quotes, cheap prices, Waste Carriers registered. Fast and reliable service – Tel. Terry 07887 670527 / 01226 983919 ABA Rubbish removed, house, garden, garage waste, anything and everything. Fully licensed, free collection of scrap metal - Tel. 07593 614511



734666 Telephone BARNSLEY telephone engineer. Sockets, faults, slow broadband. Insured – Tel. 01226 732422 or 07950 462260

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

HANDYMAN, 30 years experience including, joinery, laminate floors, flat pack, plumbing, light fittings. Call Paul – Tel. 07851 974443 HANDYMAN, inside/out. Fencing, gardening, decorating, plastering, flagging. No job too small – Tel. 07841 909211 or Barnsley 712526


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

01226 725398 07960 656323 day delivery. 07808 218421 6 days aSame week. All prices inc. VAT LICENSED WASTE CARRIER

Loft Storage Solutions Ltd

HANDYMAN, roof and gutter repairs, plumbing, tiling, decorating, double glazing repairs, flat pack assembly - Tel. Richard 07908 143980

Tipping facilities available


Call Steve 01226 790323 07963 902666

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

Tel Derrick Eaden on

CHIMNEY Sweep Jepson. 40 years experience. All types of fires and woodburners – Tel. 01226 295992, 07443 397916

Aerial, Sat, CCTV, Wifi

Tel: 01226 754740

Bathroom Suites • LPG Boilers

01226 751048 07785 261711

Look no further. Doors to extensions, inc. full kitchens etc. NO JOB TOO SMALL

2 ton, 3 ton, 4 ton, 6 ton, 8 ton, 10 ton and other sizes available.



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

Prices from £90.00

BH PLUMBING KL PLASTERING Leaks&toHEATING Full Heating Systems. Best Prices & Quality Work 40 Years Experience

CHIMNEY Sweep. C & G qualified, vac / brush, good clean service. Insured. Fire spares supplied - Tel. Dave, Barnsley 242357

Don’t be a sheep… let your advertising stand out


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

FENTONS RUBBISH REMOVALS Anything and everything


01226 734666 to find out how

Waste Carriers Licence

All Purpose Skips 2 TON / 3 TON 1 TON RHINO BAG

7 days a week Same day delivery

Tel. 07811 188298


classifieds & TV Guide

…the obvious advertising choice


16 – Barnsley Independent, Tuesday, May 28, 2019

To advertise telephone (01226) 734666