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BRIEFLY Woman stole nearly £5,000 from employer AN EMPLOYEE who stole nearly £5,000 from a newsagent has been spared jail because of her previous good character. Karen Claire Pettman, 35, was ordered by magistrates to do 100 hours of unpaid work and pay the money back to Walker’s newsagents, at Hoylands. She had admitted stealing £4,795 between April 1 and September 7 last year. She has until Wednesday to pay back the money. Her solicitor John Dearden blamed the offence on depression after her parents moved away and she had suffered two miscarriages. Pettman was caught on CCTV by the shop’s owner David Walker after he had noticed the books were not balancing. She was sacked from her job of fourand-a-half years and later told police: “I know I have done wrong and I hold my hands up.”

Director resigns at Oakwell DUNCAN Shepherd, the son of Barnsley FC chairman Gordon, has resigned as a non-executive director of the club. He was unavailable for comment yesterday, but his father and Barnsley FC benefactor Patrick Cryne, said he had resigned because of an increasing workload at Wake Smith solicitors, the firm where he works and which sponsors The Reds. It was yesterday unclear if a new director would be appointed but Mr Shepherd said no board meeting was planned.

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By Emma Spencer POLICE and fire officers chased a gang of copper thieves around Monk Bretton, Athersley and Smithies as they snatched pipes from at least six houses. The thieves caused chaos and left homes without heating and gas for several hours — as well as endangering lives. The gang first struck at about 9pm on Wednesday and thefts were reported throughout the night until about 5am yesterday. Fire, police and National Grid officers had to knock residents up in the early hours so they could turn off the gas supply and make properties safe. Jody Hirst, 27, of Alderson Drive, said she was woken by noises in the night and disturbed two young lads putting a ladder up the side of her house. They had already pulled some of the pipe work off the wall and left a four-metre length hanging off with gas leaking out. She said: “I don’t know when I will get gas back on. They are going to have to put new pipes on and reconnect the supply. “If I hadn’t been in they would have had to break the door down to turn the gas off. “I have never had anything like this in seven years and it did scare me because you hear of gas explosions and that. “It is cold, I have got no heating and my cooker is gas so I can’t

‘We were running around for most of the night because some imbeciles decided to pull gas pipes off houses’ cause an explosion if the gas goes into a confined space. It is dangerous.” There was also an indirect danger to life in that loss of central heating could cause serious problems for the elderly, she said. Fire crews from Barnsley and Royston were occupied for hours dealing with the aftermath. One fire-fighter said: “We were running around for most of the night because some imbeciles decided to pull gas pipes off houses.” There has been a wave of metal thefts, sparked by a rapid rise in the value of ‘scrap’ metal. Insp Paula McMullan from Royston SNT said a Scrapwatch scheme had been set up recently because of the increase in metal thefts. Scrap merchants have to keep records of what metal comes in and take details of the seller and their vehicle. I Three youths were arrested in Athersley on Wednesday on suspicion of stealing lead flashing.

even use that.” An elderly resident on Belmont Avenue was woken by the emergency services at 4.30am because her neighbour’s property was affected. She was told to open her windows to let the smell out and wasn’t allowed to use any appliances until gas workers had left. She added: “It is a bit of a devil. If my neighbours had been on holiday and not woken me up I wouldn’t have heard them and anything could have happened.” Houses on Ridings Avenue at Monk Bretton, Chatsworth Road, Athersley South, and Richard Road, Smithies, were also affected. A spokeswoman for National Grid Transco said the thieves had put lives at risk. She said: “When anybody steals copper piping, it is usually leading to gas services and they are putting not only themselves but other people in danger. “There is a possibility the gas could be ignited, causing fires and although it is not likely it could

Model umpire: Dickie Bird has something to smile about. He is next to the sculptor’s wire frame which will be used to create his statue in the town centre. Sculptor Graham Ibbeson will use clay to mould Dickie’s image on the frame before the statue is cast in bronze. Full story: Page 7.

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Sacked: PC Adrian Waites with the recovered cannabis at Barnsley Police Station. Picture: Scott Bairstow

CANNABIS worth about £7,500 was found dumped near an isolated farm near Silkstone. A lady smelled the pungent drug off Fall Head Lane on Wednesday and called police at about 12 noon. Officers recovered 25 plants — with a street value of £300 each — and filled six large sacks with the dope. Police spokesman, PC Adi Waites, believes the drug was discarded by

someone who had grown it at home and was afraid of detection. He said: “People don't just dump that amount of cannabis because it is worth a lot of money. “We have been targeting cannabis factories as part of our Operation Impact. “So many have been dismantled we believe someone has started to panic and has dumped the lot.”

Traffic wardens to get new image and powers By Steph Johnson A ROSE by any other name would smell just as sweet.... Barnsley’s traffic wardens are to be re-branded as Civil Enforcement Officers. They will be given new badges, or ‘epaulettes’ as the highways department call them, and the band around their hats will soon state Parking Services. The news that the town is going to be patrolled by CEOs was broken during a cabinet

meeting on Wednesday, and greeted with a fair few eyes rolling towards the ceiling in weary amusement. The cost of the government ordered changes is nominal, £100 for the uniform adaptations and £100 to alter printing plates for penalty notices and follow up letters. But drivers’ wallets may suffer to a greater extent because the new look brings with it the power to issue higher fines. Discrimination between off-

ences is allowed so there will be greater punishments for parking in no-go areas than for infringements of rules where it is allowed. Wardens will also be able to take action when the violation involves points on licences, a matter currently the sole responsibility of the police. The new charges will be between £50 to £70, an alternative rate of £40 to £60 was rejected by councillors. The scheme has to be self

financing and opting for the lower fines would have left the authority with a projected deficit of £62,000 instead of £11,000. I Primary Care Trust staff are also experiencing re-branding. From March the Child Protection Register will no longer exist. A PCT newsletter tells them in future they will have to ask to ‘check the list of children who have a Child Protection Plan’. BC TOWN

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THE manager of Ward Green Working Men’s Club has disappeared — and £10,000 has gone missing from the club’s coffers. The club committee contacted the police after they discovered the ‘financial irregularities’ and were concerned that they could not contact manager Sean Barnes. Committee members were still celebrating winning a five-year legal battle over Sam Smith’s Brewery. Manager Sean Barnes was among those celebrating the victory two months ago and was quoted as saying that it was a case of ‘little man beats big man’ and ‘a victory for principles’. The club committee has leased the building from Sam Smiths for 60 years, but members decided to buy it when one of them found a letter saying they had the right to buy. In December, the committee won after a five-year legal battle which ended in the high court in London. The brewery was ordered to pay the club’s £35,000 legal fees and the committee won the right to buy the club for its 2002 price, £60,000. Trustee Keith Parker said in December the club would have been forced to close if they had lost the legal challenge. The club’s committee declined to comment on the present situation because of the police enquiries. A police spokesman confirmed that ‘financial irregularities’ were being investigated.

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By Steph Johnson ABOUT half of the Barnsley and Rotherham Chamber of Commerce staff have been given notice that their jobs are under threat. They were told on Friday the Chamber will have to be restructured because of financial difficulties — the end of a government contract worth about £700,000 is being blamed. The 26 employees affected work in membership services, which involves IT, finance, policy-making, administration and corporate affairs. Chief executive John Lewis told the Chronicle he could not pre-empt the outcome of the review but thought it ‘extremely’ unlikely that the Barnsley office would close. He is optimistic for the future of the chamber and added: “We need to cut back before we hopefully start to grow again.” A decision on the shake up is expected by the end of the month.

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2 – Barnsley Chronicle, Friday, February 15, 2008 Deaths ADDEY, Charles William – Peacefully in hospital 7th February, 2008, aged 95 years, late of High Street, Grimethorpe. A beloved husband to the late Florence and Father to Janet and Mary. Funeral service at Ardsley Crematorium took place yesterday Thursday 14th February, 2008

BARLOW, Tracy (née Horner) A dearly loved sister who sadly passed away, aged 36, on February 11th, 2008, at Daw House Hospice, Adelaide, South Australia. I held your hand, As you breathed your last, You were my little sister, That I looked up to, Though the miles have been between us, We were always close, We have shared such happy memories, But now we must say farewell. – Love from Stuart

BARLOW, Tracy – God saw you getting weary, And lifted you to rest, God’s garden must be beautiful, He always takes the best. He saw the road getting rough, And the hill hard to climb, He closed your weary eyelids, And whispered ‘peace be thine’.

– Love from Stuart and Gill BARLOW, Tracy – Resting where no shadows fall, Quietly remembered by us all.

– Love from Karen and Gary BARRADELL, Edward – In loving memory of a much loved Dad, Grandad and Great Grandad, reunited with wife Lily.

HEWITT, Annie – Passed away on Sunday, 10th February. Funeral to take place today, Friday, 15th February, at 1.15pm, St. Thomas Church, Worsbrough Dale, Ardsley Crematorium, 2pm HILL, John – I picture a beautiful garden, There at the gate you stand, With loved ones gone before you, Waiting to take your hand. All my love.

– From Margaret. Margaret and family wish to thank family and friends. With special thanks to The Grove Care Home, Thurnscoe, for all their love, support and devotion given to John. Thanks also to Co-operative Funeralcare for their efficient funeral arrangements. Thanking John Griffiths for his moving and caring eulogy HILL, Richard John – Passed away 5th February, aged 75. In loving memory of a dear Dad. As I sat beside you Dad, You slowly slipped away, I kissed you on your forehead, And wiped a tear away, I hope you heard me say, I love you Dad, I’ll not be far away, Loved ones gone before us, Are there to take your hand, Our Sharon’s waiting for you, To be reunited once again.

To advertise telephone (01226) 734666 HOPKINSON, Ethel – Sadly passed away on the 9th February, aged 85. The funeral service will he held at 2.00pm, on the 19th February, 2008, at St. Peter’s Church, Hoyland, with burial at Hoyland Church yard, Kirk Balk, thereafter. Refreshments will be provided afterwards at the Salvation Army Citadel, Hoyland Common. Family and friends welcome HOPKINSON, Ethel – He took you when I wasn’t there, The reason now I know, He knows I thought the world of you And would never let you go, For a kind and loving wife, Who meant the world to me. God bless you Ethel.

– From a loving husband. HOPKINSON, Ethel – Mother. You never failed to do your best, Your heart was true and tender, You gave so much to those you loved. And those you loved remember. All our lives we’ll miss you, As the years come and go, But in our hearts we’ll keep you, Because we love you so, God bless you Mother.

– From loving son HOPKINSON, Ethel – Mother.

We did not see you close your eyes, Or hear your last faint sigh, We only heard that you’d gone, Too late to say goodbye. God bless you Sam.

Are waiting to take your hand.

His soul is found in peace.

Sharon, Thoughts to all your family.

– From your student Betty HILTON, Janet (nee Fallis) – In loving memory of a dear sister, sister-in-law and auntie. Memories are our greatest treasure, In our hearts you will stay forever. Rest in peace.

– Love from Colin and Sue xx Resting where no shadows fall, Quietly remembered by us all.

If roses grow in heaven Lord, Please pick a bunch for us, Place them in our Mum’s hands, And tell her they’re from us, Tell her that we love her, And when she turns to smile, Put your arms around her Lord, And hold her for a while, Then find the softest pillow Lord, To rest her head upon, Place six kisses on her cheek, She’ll know who they are from. Love and kisses.

– From your ever loving wife Anne xxx. DARLEY, Walter – In loving memory of a special Dad and – From Ken, Joan, Brenda, John, Grandad. Norma and Wilf xxxxxx We think about you always, We talk about you too, We have so many memories, But wish we still had you. Memories last forever Dad, Lasting all life through, Ours are very special tho’, Because they are of you. Lots of love.

– From Barry and Anne Grandad, no matter how life changes, No matter what we do, A special place within our hearts, Will always be kept for you.

– Love from Laura and Luke God saw you getting weary, No cure was meant to be, He wrapped His arms around you, And whispered come to me, You faced your task with courage, Your spirit did not bend, I lost two things the day you died, My Dad and my friend.

As the years come and go, But in our hearts we’ll keep you, Because we love you so, God bless you Grandma.

In loving memory of a much loved Mum, Nannan, sister and auntie who sadly passed away on 2nd February, 2008, aged 52. Reunited with Mum, Dad, David and grandchildren. You never failed to do your best, Your heart was true and tender, You gave so much to those you loved, And those you loved remember. All our lives we’ll miss you, As the years come and go, But in our hearts we’ll keep you, Because we love you so. God bless you, Mother.

– Love from Alana, Vicky, Kelly and Shane xxx. Nannan. Years of striving, little of play, Loving, giving the whole of the way, A cherished smile, a heart of gold, To the dearest Nannan the world could hold. Happy memories, fond and true, From us who thought the world of you.

– Love from Adam, Chantelle, Brooklyn, Brandon, Preston, Harvey and Levi xxx. GARNER, June (nee Lunn) – A thousand words won’t bring you back, We know because we’ve tried, And neither will a million tears, We know because we’ve cried, You left behind some broken hearts, And happy memories too, We never wanted memories, We only wanted you.

Ours is just a simple prayer, God bless and keep you in His care. From grandchildren and great grandchildren xx

It broke my heart to lose you, But you did not go alone, Part of me went with you, The day God called you home. A million times I’ve needed you, A million times I’ve cried, If loving could have saved you, You never would have died. Forgive me Lord, I’ll always weep, For the husband I loved but couldn’t keep.

– Love from Pat. No one sees the broken heart, That lies behind my smile, No one knows the loneliness, That’s with me all the while. Silent tears do gently fall, That others do not see, For a kind and loving Dad, Who meant the world to me.

– Love from Kirsty and Thomas HOLMES, Tommy – Though your smile has gone for ever, And your hand we cannot touch, We have so many memories, Of you, brother we loved so much.

– From Alan, Carol and family HOLMES, Tom – It was painful watching you suffer in those final weeks, But you did it with courage and dignity. Cheers, Tom.

– From Ron, Sandra and family HOLMES, Tom – God saw you getting weary, No cure was meant to be, You faced your task with courage, Your spirit did not bend, We lost a lot the day you died, A brother, uncle and a friend.

– From Eddie, Julie and family HOLMES, Tommy – Loving brother of Janet and uncle of Laura. Gone, dear brother, gone for ever, How we miss your smiling face, But you left us to remember, None on earth can take your place. A happy home we once enjoyed, How sweet the memory still, But death has left a loneliness The world can never fill.

Loving brother of Chris and Malcolm. Farewell dear brother, thy work is o’er, Thy willing hands will toil no more, A loving brother, kind and true, No one on earth we’ll find like you.

HOLMES, Tommy – Though your smile has gone for ever, And your hand we cannot touch, We have so many memories, Of you, brother we loved so much.

– From your beloved sister Joan, Barry and family – From Doreen and Trevor x. I have only your memory, dear uncle, GARNER, June – Though your smile has gone forever, And your hand we cannot touch, We have so many memories, Of a sister we loved so much.

– From Harry, Mal and family GARNER, June (nee Lunn) –

She had a cheery smile, a pleasant way, A helping hand to all she knew, She was so kind, so generous and true, On earth she nobly did her best, Grant her, Jesus, heavenly rest.

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SHARE THE CARE AND HELP US TO HELP OTHERS KEARSLEY, Edith – Passed away 5th February, 2008. In loving memory of Mum and Gran. We sat beside your bedside, We held your hands with love, In tears we watched you sinking, As we saw you fade away, We could not wish you back again, To suffer in that way. All our lives we’ll miss you, As the years come and go, But in our hearts we’ll keep you, Because we love you so. We shall be lost without you.

What is a home without a wife? All things the world may send, But when I lost my darling Wife, I lost my dearest friend. You never failed to do your best, Your heart was true and tender, You gave so much to those you loved, And those you loved remember. We always had the good times, But it only brings me tears, But I know now, There were never any wasted years.

- From loving husband Mick xxx and Candy and Bonny xx

To remember my whole life through, But the sweetness will linger forever, As I treasure the image of you.

– From Lisa, Steve and Nichola x. God bless Uncle Tommy.

hand, And lead me straight to you.

– Love from Michelle, Neil, Edmund and Natalie and Ellie xxx MELLOR, Don – Ex husband. Passed suddenly on 4th February, 2008. Though his smile is gone forever, And his hand I cannot touch, Still I have so many memories, Of the one I loved so much, His memory is my keepsake, With which I’ll never part, God has him in His keeping, I have him in my heart. Love always.

– From Pat xxx. Dad. No one sees the broken heart, That lies behind my smile, No one knows the loneliness, That’s with me all the while. Silent tears do gently fall, That others do not see, For a kind and loving Dad, Who meant the world to me. All our love.

– From Tina and Jim xxx. Grandad. God called your name so gently, So only you could hear, And no one heard the footsteps, Of angels drawing near. He took you when I wasn’t there, The reason now I know, He knows I thought the world of you, And would never let you go, God bless you Grandad. Love and kisses.

– From Paige xxx MIRFIN, Marion – Happy times we shared together, Bring memories that will last for ever.

– From Dot and Jim NAYLOR, Joshua Fox – Passed away in Barnsley District General Hospital, aged 75 on 11th February, 2008. Funeral to take place on Monday 18th February at 12.30pm at Ardsley Crematorium. Family flowers preferred, donations in lieu for British Heart Foundation. Any enquiries to A .M. Hadfield Funeral Directors, telephone 01226 733444 NEWTON, Eunice – Passed away peacefully in Warde Aldam Nursing Home on Monday 11th February, 2008, aged 95 years. The funeral service will take place at Barnsley Road Methodist Chapel, South Elmsall on Friday 15th February at 9.30am prior to committal in Featherstone Cemetery at 10.30am. Family flowers only by request, donations in lieu if so desired to the Warde Aldam Residents Association NIXON, Robert Barry (Bob) – Loving memories of a dearly loved Dad, Grandad and Great Grandad who passed away 4th February, 2008, aged 76. Reunited with his wife Thelma.

– From Lily and Dawn xxx HARRISON, Frank – Died 26th January, 2008. Fond warm thoughts of the friendly sibling activities we shared together throughout the years, and many, many very happy memories of the holidays Mary and I spent with you and Peggy. – Love from brother Harold and family

But the sweetness will linger forever, As I treasure the image of you

We tried not to interfere, But how we wish you were still here, We didn’t get to say goodbye, But now we know you are at rest, So long Tom and God bless. All our love to all your family.

Your courage and smile, Were there to the last, Your peace is all that I request, God bless you Dad, now take your rest, An angel sang Amazing Grace, The Lord came down and touched your face, He held your hand and whispered low, Come with me Bob it’s time to go, He took you when I wasn’t there, The reason now I know, He knows I thought the world of you, And would never have let you go, Good night, God bless Dad.

– From Cass and Fran

– Love from Alison

HOLMES, Tommy – A gentleman passed this way but once, You would not want any tears or fuss, But just to be remembered by all of us.

– From Pat and Jimmy HOLMES, Tommy –

I want to say thank you Mam, For all your love and care, For all your support in times of need, And always being there for me, You know how much I loved you, I showed it every day, I thought the world of you, You’ll never be forgotten. Love you always Mam.

– From Lee xxx POSTILL, Sharon – A silent prayer sincere and true, A special thought from us to you.

– From stepdaughter Lisa and son-in-law John xx. Gentle Jesus up above, Give Nannan Sharon all our love, To know her was to love her, In our young hearts we will remember her. Special hugs and kisses.

They miss you most who loved you best.

RYAN, DENISE

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– Love from Matt, Kelly, Scott and Kristi xxxx POSTILL, Sharon – To my special sister and my friend. The gates of heaven opened wide, Beautiful angels lined side by side, A special guest was on her way, The day the Lord took ‘ar’ Shaz away. Lots of love, miss you loads.

– From Albert, Flo and family POSTILL, Sharon – No farewells were spoken, No time to say goodbye, You were gone before we knew it, And only God knows why.

– Love from Marion, Martin, Sam, Mandy, Liam and Kieran xx POSTILL, Sharon – Words are few, thoughts are deep, Memories of you we will always keep.

– From John, Geoff, Pam, Richard and families. Funeral at St. Luke’s Church, Grimethorpe today, Friday 15th February at 11 a.m., then at Ardsley Crematorium at 12.30 p.m. Donations in lieu of flowers to Migraine Trust STABLES, Clifford – In loving memory of a much loved husband, Dad, Grandad and Great Grandad who passed away on 13th February, 2008.

– From your loving wife Brenda xxx.

Passed away suddenly in hospital on 7th February, 2008, aged 60 years. Funeral Monday, 18th February, leaving from home at 1.20 p.m. for a service at St. Peter’s Church, Hoyland at 1.45 p.m. followed by cremation at Grenoside Crematorium at 2.45 p.m., afterwards at Hoyland Common Club. Donations in lieu of flowers are for Barnsley Hospice. God saw you getting weary, No cure was meant to be, He closed His arms around you, And whispered come to me. Hold her in your arms Lord, Look after her with care, Make up for all she suffered, And all that seemed unfair. She suffered much in silence, Her spirit did not bend, She faced her task with courage, Until the very end. Thank you for the last 40 years.

– From your loving husband Patrick. RYAN, Denise – We will never forget you Mum, Or the day you slipped away, The emptiness and heartache, Is much more than words can say, You were such a special Mum, Loving, strong and true, And I just want to tell you Mum, That we thought the world of you, All our lives we’ll miss you, As the years come and go, But in our hearts we’ll keep you, Because we loved you so.

– Love from your daughter Deborah and Dean x. To lose a Nannan you dearly love, Is hard beyond belief, Your heart comes near to breaking, And no one knows your grief, We had a wonderful Nannan, And loved her till the end, We lost two precious things that day, A Nannan and a friend. We will always remember you Nannan, Lots of love.

– From Liam and Rebekah xx. We picture a beautiful garden, There at the gate you stand, Where loved ones gone before you, Are waiting to take your hand.

– Love from Pauline and Harry x RYAN, Denise – Cherished memories of one so dear, Treasured forever with love sincere.

A Yorkshire lass with Yorkshire grit, You fought until the end, So put your arms around her Lord, Give her all your care, Make up for all she suffered, And all that seems unfair. God bless you xx.

God called your name so gently, So only you could hear, And no one heard the footsteps, Of angels drawing near. He took you when I wasn’t there, The reason now I know, He knows I thought the world of you, And would never let you go. God bless Mum.

– Love from your son Malcolm. – From Paul, Lisa, Catherine and In tears we saw you sinking, We watched you fade away, Jessica xxx Our hearts were almost broken, POSTILL, Sharon – The book of life you cannot buy, It’s very rare but true, It’s a special book called memories, And in it, Sharon, will be you. Remembered always.

Both sadly missed but forever in our thoughts.

Gone into that light that shines fair, Gone from the earth of sorrow, care, Resting those hands that did their best, Gone, dear husband, gone to rest.

– From James, Jen and all the family SMITH, Derek – Suddenly and peacefully in the garden on February 12th, aged 80 years. Of Silkstone Common. Beloved – From Trish and John xxx. Father of Geoffrey, Nicholas, If we could have a lifetime wish, A dream that would come true, Georgina and Jeremy and dear We’d pray to God with all our hearts, Grandfather. Private cremation. For yesterday and you, A service of thanksgiving for A thousand words can’t bring you Derek’s life will take place on back, We know because we’ve tried, Friday, February 22nd at And neither with a million tears, Silkstone Parish Church at 3.30 Because we’ve cried and cried, p.m. Family flowers only please, You have left behind some broken donations in lieu for Silkstone hearts, And happy memories too, Church. Enquiries to But it’s not the memories that are Hammertons Funeral Directors wanted, SMITH, Violet – Loving It is just simply you, memories of a dear Mum, Nanan We will miss you Auntie Shaz, Love you always. and Great Nanan who passed – From Emma, Neil, Jonny and away peacefully in her sleep on Helen xxx. 8th February, 2008. Reunited A smile for all, a heart of gold, with her husband John Edward, The best sister this world could hold, who died on 3rd February, 1977. Remembering the old days, Of family times together, Also birthday memories for Dad Our memories will last forever. on February 13th. – Love from your loving brother Special thanks to Hadfields Mick and Joan xx. Funeral Directors for their kind Ours is just a simple prayer, and efficient service. May God bless you and keep you in His care. – Love from son Malcolm and – Love from Abbie and Jack xx. daughter Gillian. Memories are lovingly kept, For someone too special to forget.

A special smile, a special face, A special Nanan we cannot replace, All our love Great Nanan Curlers.

– From your loving niece Hayley, Paul, Nina, Paige and Emily xxx – From great grandchildren Charlotte, Toby, Kyle and POSTILL, Sharon – Kennedy xxx Remembered fondly, sadly missed. SMITH, Violet – – From Lynn and Linda Farewell sister. PRITCHARD, Iris – You always had a smile to share, – From Fred, Beryl and families Time to give, time to care, xx A loving nature, a heart of gold, SMITH, Violet – In memory of a These are the memories we will hold. – From Alwyn, Julie, Karen, dear Nan-in-law. Thoughts go back to happy days, Lindsey, Sean, Chloe and Kodie Spent with you in many ways, xx. Happy times we spent together, PRITCHARD, Iris – A dear Are memories that will last forever. friend. It was a pleasure to have known you, – In my garden of memories, Vi. We will meet every day. You will be sadly missed. – From Edna – Love from Louise xxx SPEIGHT, Joseph – Suddenly passed away on 8th February, 2008, aged 82. Reunited with his beloved Vera.

– From grandsons William and – From Mike, Lorraine, Mark and Jack xx Amy, Jon and Sue POSTILL, Sharon – RYAN, Denise – Sisters mean so much to each other, You meant the world to me, Sisters have a special bond, Just like you and me. We’ve shared a lifetime of love, Friendship, laughter and tears, You were my bestest friend, And have been for years, Those special things we did together, The memories I will treasure forever and ever, I love you, these words were spoken often, Sleep tight sweetheart. All my love always.

But nothing is the same. We picture a beautiful garden, And there at the gate you stand, With our Grandad gone before you, He’ll be waiting to take your hand. We talk about you often, Of things you used to say and do, We have such happy memories, But we wish we still had you. We will love you forever.

– From Auntie Brenda and family POSTILL, Sharon – – From grandson Jason and Her dear face I hope to see again, Leanne and granddaughter Though the days have passed away, Claire and Ryan xxx. Sleep on, dear aunty, take your rest,

My darling wife, Denise.

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– Love from Dean and Rachel x In a land that has no heartache, HOLMES, Tommy – Where we are all free from pain, In memory of a brother-in-law. Sad tears we shed are wiped away, – From your in-laws (Hayes) As we learn to smile again. HOLMES, Tommy – Loving Sadly missed. uncle of Amanda, Robyn, Suzie – From brother Albert, sister-in- and Steve. law Dianne and family I have only your memory, dear uncle, Dad, you fought the good fight, To remember my whole life through, GLAVE, May – Now the battle is past, Silent thoughts of times together, Memories that will last forever, Rest in peace.

Memories are a keepsake, For which we’ll never part, God has you in His keeping, We all have you in our hearts. If roses grow in heaven Lord, Please pick a bunch for us, Place them in our Sharon’s hands, And tell her they’re from all of us. God bless Sharon.

Greatly missed

– Love from daughter Elaine and granddaughter Andrea xxx. HOLMES, Tommy – Passed KEARSLEY, Edith – In loving POSTILL, Sharon – away 12th February. Funeral on memory of a dear Gran. It broke my heart to lose you, I’ve lost my Mam, my bestest friend, Tuesday, 19th February at 10 But you did not go alone, Why did it have to end, a.m. at St. Mary Magdalene For part of us went with you, There are so many things I want to Church, Cudworth. Family The day the angels called you home. say, – From Karl, Shell, Grant and flowers only, any donations to I know you walk beside us, Why did you have to go away, ICU, Barnsley District General And when our time is through, Bianca xxxx I’ll miss our little chats, I pray that the angels will take my And all the laughs we had, Hospital.

GARNER, JUNE (NEE LUNN)

POSTILL, Sharon – In loving Our hearts are full of memories Nan, memory of a dear niece and With love we speak your name, Our lives go on without you, cousin.

– Love from all the family – Love from Mark, Jane, Erica, Sammy and Lisa x HILL, John – – From Julie, Ian, Sue and Dave The pains of death are passed, xxx. Labour and sorrow cease, Great Grandma. Life’s long welfare closed at last,

– From brother John and sisterin-law Maureen x. – Love from nieces, nephews Good night, God bless Uncle Sam. and families, Gaynor, Peter and Rest in peace. Rachael, Colleen, Nigel, Amy – Love from nieces and nephews and John and John Archie, DARLEY, Walter – Loving Austin, Catherine, Rebecca and Thomas, James and Laura xxxx husband, Dad and Grandad. HIRST, Charlotte – It’s a lonely home without you, Things will never be the same, All I have are memories, And your picture in a frame, Your resting place we visit, Your flowers we place with care, But no one knows the heartache, As I turn and leave you there.

Dad, those we love don’t go away, They walk beside us every day, In our hearts you will always stay, Loved and remembered every day.

To lose a Mother you dearly love, Is hard beyond belief, Your heart comes near to breaking, And no one knows your grief. I had a wonderful Mother, And loved her till the end, I lost two precious things that day, My Mother and my friend.

– From A.S.W. Club, Deep Sea Angling Members HILL, John – In loving memory of a dear friend and teacher of – From loving son Paul and karate. – From Tom, Katie, Kerry and R.I.P. daughter-in-law Sandra xx Nicola xxx You’re now with your daughter – From granddaughter Becky x CLARKE, Samuel (Sam) – Passed away 1st February, 2008, aged 59 years.

– From Leanne and Trev xxx A special smile, a special face, A special Great Grandad we can’t replace, Nite nite Great Grandad Bob. – Love from Lauren, Keya and Taylor

– From your loving son Ian and daughter-in-law Carol The family would like to thank everyone who attended Bob’s last farewell and to all family and – Love from Donna xxxx friends for their loving support. A loving Grandad and Great Sincere thanks to all nurses and Grandad. doctors of Ward 5, Mount Vernon – From Sandra and Vic xxx Thoughts go back to happy days, HOPKINSON, Ethel – Grandma. Hospital for their dedicated care Spent with you in many ways, You will never be forgotten Grandma, and attention. Thanks also to Happy times we spent together, Nor ever will be, Hydes Funeral Directors, Memories that will last forever, As long as life and memory lasts, Angela’s Sandwich Shop and to To me you were someone special, God bless you Grandma. the Reverend Trevor Keighley for What more is there to say, – Love from Mick, Sue, Kelly, a very comforting service Goodbye for now Grandad. Bobby and girls xxx NIXON, Bob – – Love from Mark, Shane, Adam, HOPKINSON, Ethel – Rest in peace. baby Maison and granddaughter You never failed to do your best, – From Meti Clarks and friends, Morgan xxxxx Your heart was true and tender, in taproom, Barrow Club xx HILL, Richard (John) – To Dad. You gave so much to those you NORBURY, Margaret – Aged 79. loved. We picture a beautiful garden, Peace campaigner, wife, Mother And those you loved remember. There at the gate you stand All our lives we’ll miss you, and Grandmother. Where loved ones gone before you,

A golden heart stopped beating, Hard working hands to rest, God broke our hearts to prove to us, He only takes the best.

Night, God bless Grandad.

Thoughts go back to happy days, Spent with you in many ways, Happy times we spent together, Are memories that will last forever, Your suffering is over now, Your pain is in the past, You’re not here with us now, But our love will always last, Nite nite, God bless Grandad Bob, All our love.

You fought so hard to stay. But when we saw you sleeping, So peacefully free from pain, We could not wish you back, To suffer that again. All our love Mum.

God saw you getting weary, No cure was meant to be, He closed His arms around you, And whispered come to me, We picture a beautiful garden, There at the gate you stand, Where loved ones gone before you, Are waiting to take your hand. Love always.

– From Karen, Julie, Alison, Ian, Kevin, Andrew, Rachel, Michelle, Natalie, Matthew and Katrina xxx STAINROD, Eric – A much loved Dad, Grandad and Great Grandad who passed away on 8th February, 2008. Funeral to be held 18th February, 11.00am, St. Mary’s Church. Thoughts go back to happy days, Spent with you in many ways, Happy times we spent together, Are memories that will last forever, Gone but not forgotten, This pain we cannot hide, In memory we see you, A million tears we’ve cried. Love you Dad.

– From granddaughter Donna. Goodbye, God bless Nanan.

– From great grandson Ethan. To my dear Nan. In tears I saw you sinking, I watched you fade away, My heart was broken, I will never forget that day. I saw you sleeping so peacefully from pain, I could not wish you back to suffer that again.

Always in our memory.

– From Clark, Colin, Trevor, Margaret and Hazel TAYLOR, Nellie – In loving memory of a wife, Mother, Grandmother and Great Grandma who died on 10th February, 2008, aged 74. A lonely room, an empty chair, Something is missing everywhere, God saw you getting weary, He did what He thought best, He put His arms around you, And whispered come and rest. Simply the best.

beating, And we could not do a thing. So if you have a Nanan, Treasure her with care, Because you’ll never know the heartache, Until she isn’t there.

Nan. A smile, a laugh, a joke or two, That’s how I want to remember you.

As long as we have memories, As long as we have tears, You will never be forgotten Nanan, Not in a million years.

– Love from Janet and Stan. To lose a Mother you really love, Is hard beyond belief, Your heart comes near to breaking, And no one knows your grief. I had a wonderful Mother, And loved her to the end, I lost two precious things that day, My Mam and my best friend.

– Love from son Ian (Ebo). Our heart is full of memories, With love we speak your name, Our life goes on without you, But nothing is the same. A golden heart stopped beating, Hard working hands to rest, God broke our hearts to prove to us, He only takes the best. Good night, God bless.

We write this with a pen of gold, And seal it with a kiss, We write it for a Nannan we love, The Nannan that we will miss. We proudly speak your name with pride, But the eternal hurt lies deep inside. God bless Nannan. Love and kisses.

– From granddaughter Emma and Lee. In tears we saw you sinking, We watched you fade away, My heart was almost broken, You fought so hard to stay. But when we saw you sleeping, So peacefully free from pain, We could not wish you back, To suffer that again.

– Love from granddaughters Jodie and Tara. The biggest star in the sky at night, Has my special Nannan to say goodbye.

– Love from granddaughter Ruby Agness xxx TAYLOR, Nellie – God saw you getting weary, He did what He thought best, He put His arms around you, And whispered come and rest.

Find the softest pillow Lord, To rest her head upon, Place a kiss upon her cheek, And tell her who it’s from. R.I.P.

God saw you getting weary, He did what He thought was best, He took you in His loving arms, And whispered come to rest. Rest in peace Mam.

– Love from Adrian, Joanne and – From Arthur, Iris, Mark and – From granddaughter Tracy and Macey xx. Mathew Dearest Nanan. her husband Tony.

He will be sadly missed.

– From Keith and Pat TINKLER, Ray – A laugh, a joke, a smile or two, This is how we’ll remember you, R.I.P.

Thoughts go back to happy days, Spent with you Ray, Happy times we spent together, Are memories that last forever.

– From Steve, Anne and Peter TINKLER, Ray – In memory of a good mate. Wall’, They needed an angler up in heaven, You drew your peg, you got ‘47’! Sleep well Ray, until we meet again, ‘Tight Lines Pal’.

– Love from Benji xxx TINKLER, Ray – A laugh, a joke, a memory or two, That’s how we’ll remember you. God bless Ray.

Loved yesterday, today and always. All my love.

– From Margaret xxxxx. It broke our hearts to lose you, But you did not go alone, Part of us went with you, The day God called you home. A million times we’ve needed you, A million times we’ve cried, If loving could have saved you, You never would have died, Forgive us Lord, we will always weep, For the Dad we loved but couldn’t keep. All our love.

there, Never more than a thought away, Loved and remembered every day.

Where each page tells a story, And every picture plays a part. As we remember you Mam, We’ll smile through our tears, No one can take our memories, They’ll last throughout the years. God bless, with love.

– From David and Lynne xx. Resting where no shadows fall, Quietly remembered by us all.

– Love from Keely and Alex xx WRAY, Emma –

The ones I have of you.

– From sister Flo and family TAYLOR, Nellie – To a dear sister, aunt and great aunt. She wrapped her wings around you, And whispered follow me. A heart of gold stopped beating, Two tired eyes at rest, God broke our hearts to prove to us, He sometimes takes the best xxx.

With heavy hearts and tears in our eyes, After these few years we must say goodbye, A special smile, a special face, A special Grandad we cannot replace, Find the softest pillow Lord, To rest his head upon, Place two kisses on his cheek, And tell him who they are from.

– From Sylvia, Annette and Carol xxx. Nellie, Ours is just a simple prayer, God bless and keep you in His care. A silent prayer sincere and true, With fondest memories from us to you.

Make up for all she suffered, And all that seemed unfair.

– Love from Sarah and Sheila x TAYLOR, Nellie –

With all our love from us to you.

– From sister Joan, Jack and family WATSON, Neil – Ours is just a simple prayer, God bless and keep you in His care, To a special uncle and brother in law.

Happy times we spent together, Memories will last forever. With love.

– From Len, Sandra and family WATSON, Neil – Such a lovely person who we will miss very much. God bless.

We will never forget the good times, The very good times, And the fantastic times we had together, A very special friend. Rest in peace Neil.

– From Janet and Maurice

WHISTON, JOAN (NEE DENTON)

– From Claire, Nik, Koren and Cole xx TAYLOR, Nellie –

Resting where no shadows fall, Quietly remembered by us all.

– From Doreen, Jim, Peter and all the family x TAYLOR, Nellie – Resting where no shadows fall, Quietly remembered by us all.

– From Danny, Terry, George and Chris Evans xx TAYLOR, Nellie – Brig will never be the same. R.I.P.

Joan died 4th February, 2008, aged 83. We said good night the night before, Not knowing what was in store, You left the world so suddenly, We hardly said goodbye, It broke our hearts to lose you love, But you do not go alone, As part of us went with you, The day God called you home.

– From your loving husband Gordon, daughter Susan and son-in-law Christopher, daughter Linda and son-in-law Stephen, grandchildren Nicholas, Kirsty, Natalie and Sarah. R.I.P. love xxxxx. WHISTON, Joan – Happy times we shared together, Bring memories that will last forever. With love.

– From sister Esme and family WHISTON, Joan – You went away so suddenly, Without a last goodbye, Can’t get used to losing you, No matter how we try, So call her name softly Lord, And when she looks your way, Tell her how much we loved her, And miss her every day. Love from sister Pat, Trev and family

WHISTON, Joan – Without farewell you fell asleep. Rest in peace.

– From Lilian WHITTAKER, Phil –

TINKLER, RAYMOND

Much loved husband of Anne, Dad to Jane and Grag to Jacob, who passed away peacefully at Barnsley District General Hospital on 6th February, 2008 after a long illness.

– Love from Clare and Paul. Sleep tight Nanna googie.

– Love from Marcie xxx WRIGHT, Kathleen – Treasured memories of times we spent together. – From cousin Doreen and Derek WRIGHT, Kathleen – Silent thoughts of times together, Memories that will last forever.

– From Lucy and Duncan

Memoriams

As time unfolds another year.

One year has passed since the sad day, You closed your eyes and slipped away, You left so quietly without a fuss, And broke the hearts of all of us.

We think about you always, We talk about you too, We have so many memories, But we wish we still had you.

– From loving husband Allen, Tricia and Michael, Hayley and Katie xxx BROWN, Enid – Died February 15th, 1992. All my life I’ll miss you, As the years come and go, In my heart I keep you, Because I love you so.

– From loving sisters Avril, Janet and families CASSIDY, Thomas – Loving husband, Dad and Grandad who passed away on the 17th February, 2000. Another year has come and gone, But memories of you live on and on, Thoughts go back to happy days, Spent with you in many ways, Forever in my thoughts you stay, Loved, missed and remembered every day.

– Love from Ede xxx CLEMIT, George and Mary – Loving memories of Mum and Dad. – From daughter Molly xx DICKINSON, Emily – 13th February. In memory of a dearly loved Mum, Grandma, Great Grandma and Great Great Grandma.

God gave us a wonderful Mother, We loved her to the end, We lost two precious things that day, A Mother and a friend. It broke our hearts to lose you, But you didn’t go alone, For part of us went with you, The day God called you home.

Words are few, thoughts are deep, Memories of you we will always keep, A smile, a joke, a laugh or two, That’s how I will remember you.

– From Danea and Simon x WILSHIRE, Richard – Dick, thank you for your friendship and golf days. Condolences to Brenda and family. A gentleman passed this way.

– From Joe and Sheila Round and family

forget, We miss you more than words can say, Not once a year but every day. Love forever.

– From Mam, Velma, Colleen and Vernon xx JOBLING, Nora – Passed away 15th February, 2007. One year on, always in our thoughts.

– From Pat and family xx LAW, Margaret – Passed away 14th February, 2005. Silent thoughts of times together, Memories that will last forever, Love always.

– From Trevor xx LAW, Margaret – 14th February, 2005. A daily thought, a silent tear, A constant wish that you were here. A heart of gold stopped beating, Two smiling eyes at rest, God broke our hearts to prove to us, He only takes the best. All our love.

– From Jason x, Marie x, Courtney x, Brogan x, and Georgia x LEIGH, Reg – Died 19th February, 2003. As time unfolds another year, In our heart you’re always near.

– Love from Jean and family LINDLEY, Jim – A dearly loved husband, Dad and Grandad who passed away 17th February, 2006. February comes with sad regret, It brings back a day I never forget, I miss you more than words can say, Not once a year but every day.

– From loving wife Doreen. The hands of time keep turning, Two years have slipped away, But memories are forever, You are never far away.

– Love from Martin, Kevin, Dawn and Dawn. You left a place no one can fill, We miss you Grandad, And we always will.

– Love from Sarah, Claire and Jessica LOY, Alison – Memories for a dearly missed wife, Mum, Nannan and Mum-in-law who passed away on 15th February, 2005. We miss you more as time goes by, That knowing smile, that loving word, Until we meet again princess, Night God bless, Love always.

– From Neil, Matthew, Andrew, Kerry, Emily and Megan xxx MICKLETHWAITE, Roy – Beloved husband, Dad and Grandad. We love and miss you always.

– From Connie, Neil and Siobhan MYATT, Frank – 14th February, 2007. Time may hide the heartache, Smiles may hide the tears, Precious memories hold you near, Despite the year that’s passed, If memories bring you closer, We would never be apart, Not a day do I forget you, You are always in my heart.

– From your loving wife June xx. We do not need a special day, To bring you to our mind, For the days we do not think of you, Are very hard to find, If all the world was ours to give, We’d give it, yes, and more, To see the face of Dad dear, Come smiling at the door.

– From Andrew, Lisa and Dawn. Though your smile has gone for ever, And your hand we cannot touch, We have so many memories, Of you, Grandad we loved so much.

– From Charlotte, Connor and Ethan NEALE, Ron – In loving memory of our dear husband, Dad and Grandad who passed away February 14th, 1989. Softly the leaves of memory fall, Gently we gather and treasure them all, Unseen, unheard, you are always near, So missed, so loved, so very dear. All our love.

– From Alice, Janis, Pete, Kate and Rob xxxx OWENS, Teresa – In loving memory of a dear wife and Mum. No matter how life changes, No matter what we do, A special place within our hearts, Is always there for you.

– From loving husband Sam, daughters Catherine, Angela, Heather and families xxxx – From all your family PEASGOOD, Eric – Dearly DUNNING, Dorothy and loved husband, Dad and Thomas – Loving memories of a Grandad who passed away on dear Mum and Nannan who died the 17th February, 2007. on February 18th, 1994 and a Wherever we go, dear Dad and Grandad who died Whatever we do, Memories will keep us near to you, on February 12th, 2005. Never more than a thought away, Loved and remembered every day, dear Em.

You were two special people, And that’s the way you’ll stay, Missed more than you’ll ever know, Loved and remembered every day, Miss you both so much.

God saw you getting weary, He whispered come to rest, For we know, ‘R’ Nel, He only takes the best.

– Love from Steve Barnett and family TAYLOR, Nellie –

A silent prayer sincere and true, A special thought from us to you, You would not wish for tears or fuss, Just to be remembered by all of us.

– From your loving wife Marion – Love from June, Stephen, Kay, and sons Peter and David xxx BROWN, Enid – Treasured Lee, Paul and Selina xxx memories of a loving wife, Mum WATSON, Neil – and Nanan who passed away A silent prayer, sincere and true, A special thought, from us to you, 15th February, 1992. So many years have passed, – Love from Geoff and Julie xx

Gentle Jesus up above, Please give ‘R’ Nellie, all ‘R’ love.

Ours is just a simple prayer, God bless and keep you in His care.

– From Neil and Selina WRAY, Emma –

– Love from Anne, Bryan, Philip and Andrew, Bernard and Noreen xxxxxx ATKINSON, Edwin – In loving memory of a dear husband, Dad, Grandad and Great Grandad who passed away February 16th, 1997, also remembering his – From your loving birthday March 13th. granddaughters, Heather and This day is remembered and quietly kept, Lucy xx. Fond memories of our dear son- No need for words we will never forget. in-law. – From your loving wife Dorothy, Thoughts go back to happy days, sons Richard and Timothy and Spent with you in many ways, families Happy times we spent together, BARKER, Donald – Died 13th Are memories that will last forever. – Love from Edna and Roland February, 2007. In loving memory of a dear husband and xx. A silent prayer sincere and true, Dad.

– Love from Jill, Frank, Carly and Ben xxxx WATSON, Neil – Deepest sympathy to Margaret and family, – Love from Audrey, Ann, Dave our thoughts are with you. Neil and family, Janice, Mick and will be sadly missed. family, John, Sarah and family, – Love from Janet, Mick, Joe and Mum Mave and Luke WATSON, Neil – TAYLOR, Nellie – Our precious Martin up above, Please give Nellie all our love.

That saved us from heart-blindness Was my Mum’s gentle face.

ARCHER, Ethel (nee Carr) – Treasured memories of a dear Mum who passed away on the – From David, Robert, Emma 15th February, 1985. Memories hold you ever near, and Elizabeth xxxx.

is just a simple prayer, – From Maureen and family Ours God bless and keep you in His care. (London) – Love from Joan, Edward and TAYLOR, Nellie – family x The book of life you cannot buy, WATSON, Neil – Remembering It’s very rare but true, a dear friend. It’s a special book called memories,

– From Ann, Ged and family TAYLOR, Rhoda – In loving memory of a Mother to Mary, Peter and David, Mother-in-law – Love from Shaun, Sue, Amy, Ty to Barbara and Wendy, Nana, and Wade xxx. Great Nannan and Great great Mam, Nannan, sadly passed away on You fought the good fight, now the 4th February, 2008, in Barnsley battle is past, District General Hospital, aged Your courage and smile were there to 98. last, The funeral took place at Your peace is all we request, Barnsley Crematorium on Bless you Mam, now take your rest. Thursday 14th February at God bless you, I will miss you. 2.30pm – Love from daughter Dawn and Mick. Rest in peace It broke my heart to lose you, But you did not go alone, Part of me went with you, The day God called you home. A million times I’ve needed you, A million times I’ve cried, If loving could have saved you, You would have never died. Forgive me Lord, I’ll always weep, For the Mum I loved but couldn’t keep.

A silent prayer sincere and true, A special thought from us to you.

– From Fred and Shirley, Melvin, Angie and family, Neil, Moraigh and family, Julie, David and family TINKLER, Raymond – A good friend, dedicated colleague and are no tomorrows for us to great angler who lost his There share, courageous fight for life. But yesterday’s memories are always

– Love from granddaughter Aggie x. – Love from Arthur, Sue and Keep smiling with the angels way up family there, WATSON, Neil Cooper – In It’s losing you I just can’t bear, loving memory of a kind and Until we meet again Nannan, wonderful husband who passed You’ll never be too far. – Love from granddaughter away on February 7th, after a long illness. Kimberley and Jonny xxx.

– Love from daughter June and – Love from Joan, Cisco, Gav Eddie. and Leanne xx Mam, She suffered long and murmured not, TAYLOR, Nellie – We watched her day by day, Grow less and less with aching heart, Until she passed away.

JACKSON, Renee – Precious memories of a dear Mum, passed away 19th – From your friends at the February, 1999. Remembering with love is easy, Woolley Pub WRAY, Emma – In loving We do it every day, memory of a dear Mother, Missing you is the heartache, That never goes away, Grandma, Nana and Great Love always. Grandma who passed away – From Linda, Vicky and their February 6th, aged 93 years. families The book of life you cannot buy, JOBLING, Norah – In loving It’s very rare but true, memory of a dear Mam and It’s a special book called memories, Nanan. The ones we have of you. WILSHIRE, Richard (Dick) –

– Luv from granddaughter Claire A page in our book of memories, The book that taught us kindness, x. – Love from J. T. and Alison xxx. And the meaning of true grace, Nan, God bless Mr. Tinkler.

– From Knocker, Kerry and kids xxx Nellie – – Love from Iris, Pete, Stevie, TAYLOR, Put your arms around her Lord, Danni and Katie. Give Nellie all your care. Mam, Always there for me, Always loving to me, Always strong for me, No one can compare to you, my Mam. You took a piece of my heart with you. If you have a Mother, Caring, kind and true, No other Mam in all the world, Would do as much for you. I will miss you Mam.

God saw you getting weary, No cure was meant to be, He wrapped His arms around you, And whispered come to me, You faced your task with courage, Your spirit did not bend, We lost three things the day you died, Brother, uncle and friend.

– Love from your granddaughter No more throwing a Method Ball, Or fishing the long rod, sat on ‘Kips Adele xx.

– Love from husband Frank and An angel came from heaven, So only you could see, Shan. You can shed tears that she is gone, Or you can smile because she has lived. You can close your eyes and pray that she will come back, Or you can open your eyes and see all that she has left. Your heart can be empty because you can’t see her, Or you can be full of the love that you shared. You can turn your back on tomorrow and live yesterday, Or you can be happy for tomorrow because of yesterday. You can remember her and only that she is gone, Or you can cherish her memory and let it live on. You can cry and close your mind, Be empty and turn your back, Or you can do what she would want, Smile, open your eyes, love and go on.

TINKLER, Raymond –

– Love from Barrie, Marylin, David and Claire xxxx. – Love from kids and grandkids Twinkle, twinkle little star, xx – Love from granddaughter – From Myra and Neil Sweet dreams Grandma Great, JOBLING, Norah – In loving TINKLER, Ray – A gentleman Love you all the stars. Marie xx. memory of Norah, who passed and a friend. No one knew that morning, – From Chloe x. away 15th February, 2007. – From Lindsay, Jo and Olivia What sorrow that day would bring, There’s a little book of memories, February comes with sad regret, TINKLER, Ray – When a heart of gold stopped We keep within our hearts, It brings back a day we can never

– Love from brother John, Marion and family TAYLOR, Nellie (nee Litherland) – Died 10th February. There were 14 of us, – From your daughter Sandra, now there are 5. son-in-law Jim, grandchildren God takes us one by one, Sarah and Lisa and great And breaks the family chain, But somewhere up in heaven, grandchildren The chain will link again. SYKES, Joyce – Wife and God bless Nellie. Mother. 9th February, 2008. R.I.P. Those we love we never lose, – From sister Lily, Ron and For always they will be, family. Loved, remembered, treasured, TAYLOR, Nellie – Aunty.

– From daughter Gillian and sonin-law Melvyn. – Love from daughter Julie-Ann Nan, and Pete xxxxx. May God keep you safe in His arms, While we keep our memories locked safe in our hearts. We will never stop loving you, Sleep peacefully. All our love.

I love you so much Nanan, And however hard I try, There’ll always be a part of me, That just can’t say goodbye. I know that you’re still close at hand, Just hidden from my view, As you’re resting in that special place, The angels saved for you, The time we shared was special, And thoughout the coming years, The happy thoughts you left me, Will help dry my tears.

God bless.

– From Betty, Kathryn and Edward xxx

– From your loving daughter Denise and Dick, grandsons Steven and Jamie xx DYSON, Annie – We shared our hopes and our tears, We shared our love through the years, We’ll never forget you, we won’t even try, Just treasure the memories as time goes by, Miss you Annie. Good night and God bless, With love.

– From sister Elsie, Bob and family FEARNLEY, Gwen – In loving memory of a much loved Mam and Nannan who passed away on 16th February, 1984. Twenty four years since that sad day we said goodbye, But in our hearts you will never die, Memories are forever Mam, Lasting all life through, Ours are very special, Because they are of you, Love and miss you always.

– From your loving family xx FLETCHER, Violet and Bill – I will never cease to miss you both, Even after all this time, Time does not heal.

ROEBUCK, GLYN NOEL

In loving memory of a dear son Glyn who sadly passed on 16th February, 2005. To lose a son you dearly love, Is hard beyond belief, Your heart comes near to breaking, And no one knows your grief, Glyn was a very special son, And that’s the way he’ll stay, Loved, missed and remembered, Every single day, God bless son.

– From Mum and Steve xx. SENIOR, Frank – Died 20th February, 2006. Forever in our hearts, Love always.

– From loving son Tony xx GLOVER, Christopher – Died – From all the family February, 2000. SMITH, Brian – In loving Always remember you. memory of a dear brother and – Love from Nannan Dunn uncle, 9th May, 1940 to 19th February, 2007.

HAIGH, PETER

Treasured memories of a loving son, brother and uncle, died 19.02.02 aged 46 years. Six years have passed since that sad day, But in our hearts you will always stay.

Your suffering is over, Your pain is in the past, Reunited with our Mam and Dad, At peace with God at last.

– From Esmond, Sandra and family SMITH, Esmond – Died 17th February, 1995. We think about you always, We talk about you too, We have so many memories, But we wish we still had you.

– From loving Mam and family xx.

– Love from Kevin, Mary and Rebecca xxx


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Memoriams TAVERNER, Christine – Wonderful memories of a beautiful partner who passed away 20th February 2004. Another year has come and gone, But memories of you live on and on, Thoughts go back to happy days, Spent with you in so many ways. Miss you Chris.

– Love from Paul xxx TAVERNER, Christine – Loving memories of a dear daughter and Mum who passed away 20th February, 2004. Four years since we saw your smile, Four years since we felt your touch, Four years but still we shed tears, We miss you Mum so much. Love always and forever.

– From your loving daughters Lisa and Stephanie, sons-in-law Paul and Mark and grandchildren Elliot, Edward, Ethan and Scarlet xxx. A special rose in the garden of rest, The saying goes God chooses the best.

– Love from Mother x TAVERNER, Christine – Silent thoughts of times together, Memories that will last forever, Love and miss our special friend.

Beautiful memories are wonderful things, They last till the longest day, They never wear out, they never get lost, And can never be given away, To some you may be forgotten, To others a part of the past, But to us who loved and lost you, Your memory will always last. Love and miss you so much Thomas.

– From Nannan and Grandad Cunliffe 5x Never a moment from our thoughts, Loved and missed.

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Special memories of a special Mum and Nanan who passed away February 17th, 2007. How precious are the memories, Mum, The time we had together, We all miss you so very much, Today, tomorrow and forever.

– From Graham, Janet, David, Trisha, Craig and Karl. Sadly missed but never forgotten. All our love Kath.

– From Pam and Kev x. WATTS, Alf – Wonderful memories of one so dear, Treasured still with love sincere, In our hearts he’s living yet, We loved him too dearly to forget.

– Love from Milly and Harold WHITE, Walter – In loving memory of a dearly beloved Father who passed away 18th February, 2006. Loved and remembered forever and always.

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Birthday Memoriams BARNES, Sydney – Through your life not seeking glory, That is your enduring story, Passing years cannot fade the glow, Of the love we will always know, Wish you were here, Miss you, God bless.

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Cherished memories of a dearly loved sister, sisterin-law, aunty and great aunty, Doreen, who passed away 16th February, 2007. Also remembering her loving husband Ernest, Mum and Dad, sister Margaret, Allan and Eric. Today is remembered, And quietly kept, It’s the day we lost you, How could we forget? No matter how life changes, No matter what we do, A special place in our hearts, Will always be for you. “Miss you love”.

– From your ever loving sisters and brothers Joyce, Doris, Kathleen and Melvyn, Ralph and Rose, Eric and Debra xxxxx. To a very special Aunty. Today, tomorrow, our whole life through, We will always love and remember you. Night, God bless Aunty Doreen.

– From loving nieces, nephews and families xxxxxx.

Not once a year but every day.

– Love from Dad, Karen and Luke xxx WOOD, Thomas – Was taken away from me, 20th February, 2005, aged 17. No one sees the broken heart, That lies behind my smile, No one knows the grief, That’s with me all the time, For a kind and loving son, Who meant the world to me, I still can’t believe it, Why, I ask, why my son, Love you always.

Remembering you with love on your 3rd Birthday. Love and miss you always. – From Mum, Dad, Callum and Luke xx

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And things could be as they were before, But we know this cannot be, So with tears in our eyes we whisper low, Happy birthday, we love and miss you so.

– From your loving daughter Judith, and grandchildren Simon and Chantelle xxx MASON, Allen – Special birthday wishes to a loving husband, Dad and Grandad who would have been 70 on the 15th February. We do not need a special day, To bring you to our minds, For the days we do not think, Are very hard to find.

– Love from Carol, Paul, Tracey and Beth xxxx OLIVER, Elaine – Birthday memories for a dear wife and Mum on 14th February. No matter how life changes, No matter what we do, A special place within our hearts, Is always there for you. Lots of love.

What is a home without a Mother? All things this world may send, But when I lost my darling Mother, I lost my dearest friend.

– From Stan BRUFF, David James – Died March, 2007, cause unknown. Precious birthday memories for a much loved son, brother, uncle and friend who would have been 37 on 17th February.

Thoughts go back to happy days, Spent with you in many ways, Are memories that will last forever. Lots of love, R.I.P.

– From your loving wife Kathleen and family, Peter, Carmel, Sophia, Caz, Leo and Jules xxx COPLEY, David and Bill – Special birthday memories for a loving son, brother and uncle, David, 18th February and Bill, loving husband, Dad and Grandad, 11th March. Our thoughts are with you always, In a very special way, Not only on your birthday, But every single day, Lots of love.

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Loving birthday memories of our beautiful Mum, Grandma and Great Grandma who would have been 80 on 13th February. If birthday wishes could come true, Ours would be to still have you.

– Love from Malc, Susan, Phil, Margaret, Syd, Linda, Neil, Susan, Alan, Denise, Linda, Paul, Julie, Brian, Brent, Carol and their families xxxxxxxx. RILEY, Janet – Birthday memories for February 15th. I’ll never let you go.

– Love from Don x – From Margaret, Elaine, Denise SCHOLEFIELD, Don – Birthday and Laura memories of a dear husband, DUNN, David – Dad and Grandad on his 69th Remembering you is easy, birthday, 19th February. I do it every day, It’s not seeing you, That never goes away. Happy birthday Dad, Your first away from home. Miss you loads.

– Love from Kay (Mostin) xx DUNN, David – Dad, I hope birthdays, Are best celebrated in heaven, And although I can’t be with you today, We’re truly not apart, Until the final breath I take, You’ll be living in my heart.

Dad, missing you always.

– Love from Brett, Sam, Nathan, Alex, Harvey, Henry and Oscar DUNN, David – Birthday memories of a dear brother and uncle, 17th February, passed away 23rd July, 2007.

Another year without you, I still find hard to bear, My love for you is still as strong, As it was when you were there.

– From your loving wife Maureen xxx Our thoughts are always with you Dad, In a very special way, Not only on your birthday, But every single day, With love.

– From Mark, Louise, Joanne and Rob xxx No birthday card or present to give, Just memories of you Grandad, For as long as we live. With love.

– From Ben, Mollie and Megan xxx If birthday wishes could come true, Ours would be to still have you.

– Love from Mam, Kath, Stuart, Molly, Marilyn, John and families xxxx SELLARS, James – Birthday memories of a dear husband, Dad and Grandad for 19th – From Linda, Jim, June, Malc, February. Our thoughts are always with you, Steve, Josie and families In a very special way, DUNN, David Richard – Valentine wishes and birthday Not only on your birthday, But every single day, memories, Lots of love. I love you and I miss you. – From your wife Muriel, Anne From waking until night, and Kev, Margaret and Edward, Still can’t believe I lost you, Peter and Barbara and all the Now I become lost too, Part of you will always stay with me, grandchildren xxxxx And when you left me, SHIRT, Richard – Precious Part of me went with you. memories of our dear Dad, All my love February 14th. – From Corrie xx Quietly today your birthday we GALLAGHER, Wendy – treasure, Our thoughts are with you always, In a very special way, Not only on your birthday, But every single day. Lots of love.

A birthday isn’t needed, For us to think of you, You’re in our hearts always, And will be our whole life through. Missing you.

Loving you always, forgetting you never. God bless you.

Loved and missed forever.

Mine would be to still have you, No birthday card or present to give, Just love and memories as long as I live. Night, God bless Dad.

– From your loving daughter Alice, Michael and family xxxxxx – Love from Mum and Dad SHIRT, Richard – Birthday 14th GALLAGHER, Wendy – 15th February. February. Birthday memories of Dad, if birthday wishes could come a lovely little sister. true, – From Maureen and family GRAY, John (Jack) – Loving birthday memories of a dear husband and Dad, on February 17th.

WOOD, Horace Tyas – 13th Always in our thoughts. – From your loving wife Mary, February, 1998, aged 87. daughter Jacqueline and son Sadly missed but never forgotten. John xxx – From Bill, Neila, Mary, Lance, GREEN, Harry – Birthday Barbara, Richard and memories of a dearly loved husband, Dad and Grandad on grandchildren 15th February. WOOD, Thomas – Loving This day is remembered and quietly memories of a dear son and kept, Of the one we loved and will never brother, died 20th February, forget. – Love from Hilda and family xx 2005, aged 17 years. HANCOCK, Lesley – Born 17th We miss you more than words can February. say,

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– From loving wife Gladys and all the family – From Fred and Annette xxx BARRACLOUGH, Neil – Birthday memories for a loving PRICE, Annie – Birthday memories for a beloved Mother son on the 28th February. who would have been 100 years Only a thought away. old, February 19th, 2008. – Love from Mum and Paul BLUNT, Jean – 15th February, – Love from Jean, Les, Jean and family xxx 2008.

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– From Joanne and your And now that it’s your birthday we wish it even more, grandson Taylor xx. That God could send you back to us, WOODHALL, Ann Elizabeth –

loved. VAINES, Jane (nee Bamforth) – Always Always remembered xx Treasured memories of my COLTON, Peter – Birthday darling sister. memories of a very special Forever in my heart. husband and Dad on your 70th – Love from Mark birthday, on 18th February.

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Love and miss you always.

– From Mam, Ellwyn and all the family VICKERS, Barbara – Wife, Mother, Nannan and Great Nannan. Birthday memories on your 79th, 19th February, for a lovely lady. – From Ken and all the family WATSON, Janet – Birthday memories of a lovely wife and Mum for 16th February.

It’s the second birthday without you, But my love still burns so bright, Your memory is with me always, Throughout each day and night, Happy birthday sweetheart.

– Love from Phil We’ve sent a gift up above, Full of precious things, Like kisses, hugs and memories, For a Mum forever missed. Love you Mum, happy birthday.

– From loving daughter Jean and family xxxxx SHIRT, Richard – Precious birthday memories of my wonderful, devoted Dad. Birthday thoughts tenderly kept, Are mine to remember, I will never forget. Love and God bless, Now and always.

– From your Anne and family x STEELE, Derrick – Birthday memories of a dear uncle, 17th February. A silent prayer sincere and true, A birthday wish from me to you.

– Love from Gillian x STEELE, Trevor – Special birthday wishes for my loving husband Trev on his 71st birthday, 20th February. Also our 48th wedding anniversary the same day. Your smile is in a photograph, I look at it every day, Your memory is in my heart, And will never go away. I miss you more than words can say, Not once a year but every day.

– From Michele, Mark, Amanda and Samantha HARRISON, Jean – Birthday – From your loving wife Doreen memories for the 16th February x. for loving wife Jean. Our thoughts are always with you Never more than a thought away, Loved and remembered every day.

– From loving husband George x HARRISON, Jean – A loving spray of memories,

– From Mum, Dad, Ashley and Sent up to heaven above, To wish you happy birthday Mam, Preston 5X Tied up with all our love. WOOD, Thomas Charles – – Love from Sue, Lynne and Always in our thoughts, Tony x Always in our hearts, ISLES, Fred – Remembering our Dad on his birthday. Love you always. Always in our thoughts, God bless.

– From Grandma and Grandad – Love from Anita xx Wood and Uncle Marcus

Dad, In a special way, Not only on your birthday, But every single day.

– From loving sons Gary, Russell and Trevor. Grandad, You left a place no one can fill, We miss you so and always will.

– From Emma, Faye, Lauren and Ben. If birthday wishes could come true, Ours would be to still have you.

– From Abby, Eva, Ebony and Leo

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Birthday prayers to heaven I send, With a broken heart that will never mend.

– From heartbroken daughter Alice and family xxx WAYLETT, Alice (nee Dunn) – Birthday memories of our dearly loved Mam, Nannan and Great Nannan on February 18th. Memories are forever, Lasting all life through, Ours are very special Mam, Because they are of you, Love and miss you always.

– From your loving daughter Pat, Brian and family

Acknowledgements CLARKE, Sam – Mr. and Mrs. Clarke would like to thank all staff at The Grange, Cundy Cross and staff at Saxilby, Lincolnshire, Mr. Hammerton for lovely funeral service, also the Vicar of Birdwell for his kind words in chapel CROWNSHAW, Peter William – Many thanks to the Reverend Philip Rawson for the beautiful service and to Barbara Sabin and all the staff at the Salvation Army Citadel, the refreshments were lovely. Also S. & W. Ridings Funerals at Hoyland Common for the funeral arrangements DAVIES, Stephen – The family would like to thank everyone for attending the service to celebrate Stephen’s life, both at the church and the Bluebell afterwards. Much appreciated are the cards, flowers tributes and donations for Stephen’s Charity which, at present, allows us to hand over more than £2,000 to the R.N.L.I. Much comfort was derived from the tremendous help, guidance and organisation of the Funeral Director, Simon Anderson whose professionalism allayed many fears HILTON, Janet (nee Fallis) – Jack, Paul, Neil and their respective families would like to thank all who have expressed their sympathy and support during this difficult time. Special thanks have also to be given to all the hard working and caring staff at Barnsley District General Hospital and all that are associated with Cancer Care. Remarkable people. Anyone wishing to pay their respects are welcomed by the family at Ardsley Crematorium at 2.00pm, Monday 18th February, with refreshments afterwards at The Grey Horse, Old Town. Family flowers only, any donations for Cancer Research would be welcome MOUNCEY, Douglas – The family of the late Douglas Mouncey would like to express their sincere thanks to everyone who attended the service. Thank you all for your cards and condolences. Thanks to the Matron and staff of Greenside Nursing Home for their care. To the Reverend Simon Reynolds for a comforting service. Also to the Co-operative funeralcare for funeral arrangements. £100 was raised in lieu of flowers, to be donated to the Barnsley branch of Alzheimer’s Society POSTILL, Sharon – Mick and family would like to thank everyone for their kindness shown to them during the sad loss of Sharon xxx SCARFE, Annie – The family would like to thank relatives and friends for their love, support and floral tributes. Many thanks to the staff of Lindhurst Lodge Residential Home for the care they gave to our Mother, also thanks to Co-operative Funeralcare, Barnsley, for their efficient arrangements SILVERWOOD, Reg – Phyllis and family would like to thank family and friends for all their support through this sad time. With special thanks to Newsome’s for funeral arrangements, £200 raised for Barnsley Hospice. Thanks to Deacon Janet Thomas for a beautiful service, and thank you to all staff at Hallsteads Nursing Home for looking after Dad. Thank you all TAYLOR, Christine – Barry, Shaun and Suede would like to thank family, friends and work colleagues for their kind words of condolence, to Fr. Eric Brown for the kind words and a meaningful service, to Normington and Sons for extremely efficient attention. Thanks to all who donated to the Blue Bellwood Hospice WEBB, John – Edith and family would like to give their warmest thanks to all family, friends and neighbours for their support and all the lovely cards. Thank you to the Resuscitation staff at Barnsley District General Hospital, Rev. Peter Bold who gave a lovely service and great appreciation to Shirley, Alice and Doctor Yakub who have all been a great help to John and Edith

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FAMILY and friends of rugby player Lee Pocklington, who died after a motorbike accident, have raised £3,000 to benefit the ward where he was treated. Parents Steve and Joan, brother Craig and fiancee Sarah were touched by the care given to Lee, 24, and the efforts to save him. They immediately started raising money for the specialist neuro department at the Royal Hallamshire Hospital, Sheffield. Proceeds from Barnsley Rugby Club’s first game since his death and donations at his funeral made up the £3,000

which will be spent on equipment for the high-dependency ward. He was testing his motorbike on the street outside Steve and Joan’s house at Redbrook on January 6 when he was thrown off suffering head injuries. He was taken to Barnsley Hospital and never regained consciousness and died on Wednesday, January 9. Lee’s family decided to donate his organs for transplant and as a result saved the lives of five people, including children. Joan said: “When we got to Sheffield, the doctors made it clear the situation Lee was in. They operated and did all they

could but three days later we were told there was nothing else they could do. “The support we got as a family was amazing and despite losing Lee we wanted to do something to help because we know all was done by the staff to try to save him – they are very special people. “All we can do now is put something back by supporting Neurocare. We are a very close family and this has devastated us. Lee was a fantastic person and we miss him terribly. “It has been an awful time and I wouldn’t wish what we are going through on our worst enemy.”

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TWO families who were told their homes were being bulldozed to make way for a road have been given a reprieve – but no apology. Doreen and Raymond Ingram and Christine and Joe Smith face having to leave their Farm Road semis in Kendray. The Ingrams have lived in their home 54 years and raised six children there and the Smiths have been their neighbours for more than 30 years. Berneslai Homes, which manages the properties, wants to demolish the houses to create an access for a new private estate on Larch Place. But following protests Berneslai Homes has agreed to suspend the move to allow ‘further consultation’. Even so, Doreen dare not look on the bright side in case the threat goes ahead.

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She said: “We are not looking on the bright side. People keep saying Berneslai Homes have not got a leg to stand on but we are looking on the black side all the time. This week has been horrendous.” Doreen has started a petition and has nearly filled a book with hundreds of signatures. But Raymond, 75, is not happy it has come to this. He said: “It is degrading going around the houses. She is 73 and does not want to be doing that.” Berneslai Homes officers visited the tenants on Wednesday and handed them a letter saying the organisation was ‘committed to supporting’ them. A spokeswoman said: “Berneslai Homes officers have visited and written to the tenants of 157 and 159 Farm Road informing them that any plans in respect of the demolition of their homes have

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said there was nothing loud enough to be classed as noise nuisance. However, Mrs Johnson believes this misses the point because she says the persistent low-level noise is as equally as annoying as louder but infrequent blasts of sound. She believes the noise comes from somewhere on the Carlton Industrial Estate, which comes within about 100m of her home. She said: “There is a low-level noise and the industrial estate is in a valley and resonates around. It worries me because I am hoping we are not going to get more noise. “We don’t know what to do because this is going to spoil our lives.” Mrs Johnson has contacted the government’s environment department and has received documentation telling her the same. And she has obtained a report written for the Department of the Environment, Food and Rural Affairs saying the elderly are more susceptible to low-frequency noise nuisance. It states: “Hearing deteriorates more rapidly at the mid and high-

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been suspended pending further consultation and consideration of options. “We will, following the objections raised by the proposal, look to see if other solutions are technically possible to access the agreed development site.” She would not apologise for the way the situation had been handled but did say, “We sympathise with their concerns and that is why we are undertaking a review of the proposals.” The Ingrams are angry there has been no apology. Raymond said: “They should say ‘sorry’ for what they have put us and our family through. How long are we going to have to live like this wondering what is going to happen?” Coun Fred Clowery said Berneslai Homes’ handling of the situation had been appalling.

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against the British slave trade and Dame Judi Dench, the actress. Ashley said: “It’s a fantastic achievement for me because I am a secondary modern school lad. “Two of the icons come from Barnsley and the Oscars were made by a Barnsley sculptor, Graham Ibbeson.” The organisers, a regional newspaper, the Yorkshire Bank and Yorkshire Television, hope to make it an annual event. One of the aims of the scheme is to create role models for young people. All seven are said to be motivational people.

TWO Barnsley men have been selected to be included in a hall of fame which is designed to boost the region’s image. Sir Michael Parkinson, the broadcaster, and Ashley Jackson, the artist, are among the seven icons who received ‘Oscars’ at a ceremony in Leeds last week. Also included in the hall of fame were Fred Trueman, the Yorkshire cricketer; Sir Ken Morrison, the supermarket executive; Jane Tomlinson, who raised nearly £2m for cancer charities; William Wilberforce, who led the campaign

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Consultants were hired to draw up the council’s cycling strategy at a cost of £5,000. The routes chosen: Wakefield Road from Bar Lane to town centre; Dearneway footpath from Royston to Old Mill; Barnsley Canal from Woodstock Road to Canal Street; Huddersfield Road from Barugh Green Road to town centre; Dodworth Road from Dodworth to town centre; Broadway to town centre via Park Lane/Rayley Street; Locke Park to town centre; Doncaster Road from Stairfoot roundabout to town centre; Dearne Valley park from TPT to A61.

THE council wants to create nine cycling routes across the borough to encourage people to get out of their cars. It will cost about £350,000 to turn the proposal into reality but the authority does not yet have any firm plans on how to raise the money. A council spokesman said applications for external grants would be made and some of the funding would come from the Local Transport Plan allocation, although the scheme will have to compete against other priorities for the cash.

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judges in London. Steven Thomas Brophy, 26, was stopped by police at junction 36 of the M1 last year when officers shot out the tyres on his car. A cardboard box containing 5.4kg of heroin, worth £500,000 was on the back seat. Brophy, of Mond Avenue, Bradford, told police he was ‘a nobody’ and was delivering the package to pay off a drugs debt. He was originally jailed for four years after pleading guilty to possession with intent to supply heroin.

But that sentence was deemed too low and the case was referred to the Criminal Court of Appeal. On Thursday February 7 judges sitting there said the sentence was ‘unduly lenient’ and doubled it. Lord Justice Latham said: “Couriers are a vital part of the distribution process and a significant determinate sentence has to be considered by the court. “The judge failed to reflect that in the sentence he imposed.”

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Police hold fishy suspects ANTI, Social, Behaviour and Order cause few problems at Kendray Police Station. They are the names of four goldfish that became station pets when they were rescued from an abandoned house. PC Vicky Laughton has taken a particular shine to them and is looking after them in their new home. The creatures’ previous owner, Jean Claude Miampissouka, of Kendray, was due to appear in court for minor motoring offences but did not turn up. Officers visited his house on several occasions, but each time he was not there. But while they were in his house they fed his neglected fish. Police now believe he has absconded, leaving his house and all his property, including his fish, behind. They now live in Kendray police station. Insp Julie Mitchell said: “We will be looking after the fish until they can be re-homed. I suspect they're going to become the station fish.” A police spokesman

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Coun Malcolm Price (Ind) fears the lack of secure funding means the plans will end up ‘gathering dust on someone's desk’. He supports the principle but believes the routes have not been thought through properly. “A cycle track going up Harborough Hill? I’ve got to get into first gear in my car. And what about the emissions up there, when you get up there gasping for breath there won’t be any.” The work will include putting in pelican crossings and conversions of footpaths but there is no start date.

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Darren fights to stay in police house By Adam Civico A LONG-SERVING police sergeant is continuing to battle for the right to stay in the force-owned house he has lived in rent-free for 17 years. Judges at the appeal court in London have told Sergeant Darren Holmes he will have to leave the house, which South Yorkshire Police Authority wants to sell. But he has vowed to continue his fight and, backed by the Police Federation, will take the case to judicial review. Sgt Holmes has been a policeman for 27 years and moved into the police house at Hillside Way, Wortley, in September 1990. He has raised two children in the family home but now faces eviction in July. Sgt Holmes says his family are in limbo. “It is difficult to plan because we are not sure what will happen. Do we start clearing out? It’s a limbo feeling at the moment. I feel let down because I have been in the job 27 years, I'm bitterly disappointed it has rumbled on so long.” The Police Authority announced its intention to sell off its houses in 2000. But Sgt Holmes, 44, says he was assured he could stay put, rent free, until he left the force or retired in 2013.

The authority had a change of heart in 2005 and Sgt Holmes was told he would have to vacate the house in July this year. He took the case to Sheffield County Court but judges upheld the authority’s decision. Sgt Holmes appealed and last week told the Appeal Court he had a ‘secure tenancy’ over the house and it was not ‘free of rent and rates’ because he had to pay water bills. Sgt Holmes’ barrister Martin Westgate said the ‘assurance’ given in December 2000 amounted to a binding promise. He said had Sgt Holmes known he would be required to move out he would have bought the house and not missed out on booming property prices. Lord Justice Sedley accepted assurances were certainly given but they did not amount to a legally enforceable promise. He said Sgt Holmes, “would have continued for as long as he could with the undoubted benefit of rent-free accommodation even if the assurance of security had not been given, or abided by, because financially he had no other option.” After the hearing Sgt Holmes’ solicitor, Jennifer Ainscough confirmed a judicial review would begin in April.

ONE of Barnsley’s top match anglers has lost his two-year battle with cancer. Prize-winning Ray Tinkler, of Crownwell Court, Ardsley, died on Tuesday February 7, aged 64. Born at Pantry Hill, Worsbrough Dale, he and his three brothers grew up in Worsbrough Bridge and had all been fishing since they were kids. Ray fished for Smithies AC, DIAWA Goldthorpe and took part in competitions at Worsbrough, the Fleets Dam, Hallcross Lakes, Hayfield Lakes and Sally Walshes.

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A HOMELESS youth who, together with another, used a stolen bank card to gain £1,000 worth of property from Barnsley supermarkets was sentenced to four months of youth custody when he appeared in court. George William Conway, formerly of Wilford Road, Athersley North, admitted two counts of gaining property by deception, failing to comply with a community order and two counts of possessing controlled drugs. Joanne Milner, prosecuting, said the fraud offences took place on September 12 when a bank card, stolen when a car was broken into the previous evening, was used to obtain £675 worth of property from Asda and £414 worth from Tesco. Identified from CCTV recording, Conway said he had no idea the card had been stolen and believed the man with him was using it legitimately.

A HOMELESS man burgled his brother’s home after being left nothing in his father’s will. John Edward Meigh’s anger at the contents of the will heightened when his brother spent £249 of his new found wealth on a bass guitar, said solicitor Philip Howard. The result was a raid on his home at Birkwood Avenue, Cudworth, during which he stole the guitar, an X-Box and other property. Meigh, 35, unemployed, admitted £700 burglary. He was committed in custody for sentencing at Sheffield Crown Court on March 3.

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Brother Jim, 67, said: “He tried to stay with his sport right up to the last. It was sad to see his demise. “He was a top match angler and well known throughout the sport. “We fished all our lives and he surpassed me. I was proud to be known as his brother because he won that much.” Ray leaves a wife, Anne, daughter Jane and grandson Jacob. The funeral was at Ardsley Crematorium on Wednesday followed by a gathering at Ardsley House Hotel.

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CHRONICLE COMMENT Just the ticket? A new title for our traffic wardens TRAFFIC warden: It’s a neat title and perfectly descriptive of the job, though plenty of ticketed drivers find pithier terms, for it. But along with dustbin men and, now it seems, dinner ladies, those two simple words are no longer enough. The Government, with its love of highflown titles, is affronted by such simplicity. Why use two words when three, four or five will do? So in the cause of spurious dignity town clerks became chief executive officers, press officers became corporate communications managers and lollipop ladies become school crossing patrols. And now, to add to this murky soup of euphemism, traffic wardens in Barnsley are to be known as Civil Enforcement Officers. It’s a tough job being a warden. We need them to offer help to motorists and bring to book those who flout the rules. But should these put-upon individuals be saddled with a title as potty and meaningless as this? What committee of scrutineers or bunch of consultants came up with this one? We have seen the Metropolitan Police Force soften into the Police Service Now traffic wardens are hardening into Civil Enforcement Officers. Will they refer to themselves in the pub or to their families as such? The public won’t. More important, do taxpayers want to spend even more on corporate logos, stationery and uniforms to appease those in government who still itch to call a spade a portable, limb-driven, flat-plate, earthtransferral device?

WE must feel a degree of sympathy for Leo, the eight-year-old bull mastiff, who was so worried about his future that he developed stress-related eczema. But faced outdoors by an anxious bull mastiff heading your way, it’s probably not the dog who’d be reaching for the eczema cream and stress pills.

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COUN S J Webber, Penistone Town Council FIGURES collated by the Tax Payers Alliance recently published illustrate graphically how the local government gravy train has made several unscheduled and completely unnecessary stops in Barnsley over the past years. The figures show that the number of Barnsley council staff paid more than £50,000 per annum has risen from 15 to 88 over the period 1996-97 to 2006-07, with a total pay bill to these 88 alone of just over £5.3 million. By contrast, Sheffield Council numbers have risen from 12 to 79 in the same period. Looking at the figures in more detail we see some startling differences. Barnsley has 88 such members for a population of 223,500 while Sheffield can manage with 79 for 525,800 residents. Harrogate, a

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Restore Pennine rail line GLYN ALLOTT, Langsett REGARDING the Mottram/ Tintwistle by-pass, I lived in that area of Derbyshire when the Stocksbridge by-pass was built, resulting in the traffic problems that still persist. Now that I live in the Flouch area I fear that this proposed by-pass would have a similar effect on this side of the Pennines. The Highways Agency has admitted to the inevitable traffic increase. Better to spend the money rebuilding the Woodhead railway. Also there are already excellent rail services from Yorkshire direct to Manchester airport. And regarding nuclear power, the sun provides the earth with more energy in an hour than the whole planet uses in an entire year. All we have to do is tap into it, we are already way behind some of our European neighbours in using renewable energy. Also with solar energy we don't have to worry about clearing up nuclear waste, the sun will conveniently do this for us in about four billion years' time.

much wealthier area, has 12 for its population of 157,800. The cost per rate payer of these £50,000-plus salary earners is thus £24.74 in Barnsley, £10.09 in Sheffield and £5.01 in Harrogate. The Labour leadership in Barnsley tells us it is so short of cash that it cannot even manage to keep open much-needed care homes like Green Park House in Penistone. It cannot manage to keep the roads repaired or the drains cleared but it can overspend on the Civic Hall project by £7 million. It also has no difficulty spending £1.9 million on publicity, no doubt much of that aimed at telling us how good the council is at managing our money! Tax payers should be asking themselves if this is value for their hard earned money. Indeed, whether in the light of its current financial position, if this is not excessive in the extreme.

Driver turfed my son off bus ANGRY MUM (name and address supplied) MY twelve-year-old son catches the number 8 bus every school morning, except last Tuesday, when the jobsworth of a bus driver asked him in a nasty tone if he'd got a pass. When my son said no, the driver then barked: “Well get off or pay £1.20”. Because he didn't have the extra money and there isn’t another bus to get him to school on time, he came home. I then had to wake my other child and rush around so I could take him to school by car.

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Then as my son’s friend was getting off the bus he politely asked the bus driver: “Did you honestly think that my mate looked 16?”, which quite frankly he doesn't. The driver replied: “No I didn’t, but he didn’t have a pass. Now you get off before I phone the police!” I don’t know if this man was born nasty or if he takes lessons but what on earth gives him the right to speak to these two well behaved lads in this manner. And they say the youth of today have no manners! I think Stagecoach need to teach their drivers some customer care.

MR S LINDLEY, Woodmoor Street, Carlton EVERY day on my television, on every news bulletin I am pestered with the American elections. How much of my TV licence does it cost to keep these British pundits and reporters over there? The election won’t be held until November. I wonder if it’s just me.

Time, please MISS E MILLS, Yews Avenue, Worsbrough Dale

One law for them, one for us JM LEADBEATER, Kingsway, Mapplewell, Barnsley AT the end of 2007 my daughter kept my granddaughter from Darton High School to take her to Lanzarote for a family holiday, this being the only time her father could get time off work. My daughter informed the school what she was doing but was told that by allowing my granddaughter to miss school she would be fined on her return. When the family returned from holiday my daughter received a letter stating that she would be

fined the sum of £50 and if the fine was not paid promptly the fine would be increased to £100. I now read in the Chronicle that the teachers at the same school walked out on strike causing the pupils to miss lessons. This meant that all pupils, not just the odd one or two, missed a full days education. Are the teachers who caused the pupils to miss their lessons to be fined for deliberately causing practically the whole school to miss lessons or is this another case of one law for one and another for the rest?

REGARDING the Sheffield Road, Doncaster Road underpass, how long have we pedestrians to put up with graffiti and rubbishstrewn pathway into town via the Alhambra centre? Steps on the Sheffield Road must be the most dangerous in town. Leaves are left for weeks and I have yet to see evidence of cleaning them up. Graffiti has been ignored. A small grate on the bottom gradient is so covered

with mud that it is invisible. I rang the town hall with a complaint regarding a discarded tin of white paint. It took over a week to be removed. The other side of town is brilliant. Consider the town hall and college gardens, there is no lack of care there. I would ask the councillors to have a walkabout around our side and see what we see every day. It would be ideal if Barnsley followed Sheffield and got rid of the underpass and give us a safer, cleaner access into town.

Stunned by this stun-gun J FLETCHER, Silkstone Common AM I alone in wondering why anyone would want to have a stun-gun capable of rendering someone unconscious with 700,000 volts? What is the world coming to when people think they need to

Just magic: Emma and Olivia Irwin who enjoyed a trip to Euro-Disney EMMA IRWIN, 10, AND OLIVIA, seven, Bentham Way, Mapplewell WE would just like to thank the Barnsley Chronicle for our marvellous holiday to Euro Disney, which we won at the 2007 Christmas lights switchon in Barnsley town centre.

defend themselves with a weapon that can cause what the police described in the Chronicle as “significant personal injury.” The weapon was bought – no surprise – through the internet, a medium that seems to bring as much harm as good.Well done to the police for confiscating it.

I WOULD like to respond to your article in last week’s edition regarding Mr and Mrs Lavender. They were invoiced £202.69p for repairing a damaged water pipe and carrying out an electrical inspection, caused by Mr Lavender’s DIY activities. Both plumber and electrician had to attend the property outside normal working hours. The actual cost for the work was £285.28p and the charge includes travelling time. We use average job cost not actual cost so that all tenants pay the same for the same type of job. In this case the Lavenders have actually been charged less than the full cost of the job. You stated that a local electrician would charge under £10 to do the same electrical inspection job. If you can let us know the name of a qualified and experienced electrical contractor, with adequate insurance who is willing to work outside normal working hours for under £10 including travelling time, we will give them

News on regeneration, but not as we know it SINCE the early part of the 18th century Barnsley has been synonymous with coal mining and other associated industries. “Rationalisation of the mining industry in the latter part of the 20th century has left Barnsley without a single mine within the present borough boundary. “With the advent of today's high speed communications system Barnsley has rapidly become the hub of a wheel, bringing London, Scotland as well as the East and West coast ports all within easy driving distances. “The wind of change is not only making itself felt in the industrial sector a large commercial development has started in the town centre..." Familiar words? Is this a picture of Barnsley today? No; it's an extract from an industrial brochure produced by

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Light duties Ferret was catching up with his favourite SNT tasking officer this week when he heard the unfortunate news he'd put his back out. Martin Kenworthy had been doing some DIY this weekend when he forgot the golden rule of lifting – to bend your knees. For hours Martin toiled, lugging heavy bricks, mixing cement and generally working up a sweat. He thought he'd done enough for the day when all of a sudden he heard a noise and realised his back had given way. But what was responsible for the painful injury, Ferret asked sympathetically? A sheet of polystyrene. Yes that's right, something that weighs

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Self-denial A CHRONICLE correspondent phoned to give the Pogmoor Methodist church news for our community paragraphs. Part of the notice was that there was no coffee morning on

(S) shopping and the Pirates of the Caribbean ride the most! We would also really like to thank you for allowing us to meet Sam Nixon, who gave us our prize, and having a picture with him. We really enjoyed our holiday and can’t wait to enter the Barnsley Chronicle competition again this year.

serious consideration for work. Berneslai Homes believes that it provides a value for money service to tenants when they cause damage by DIY activity. By just one phone call we will dispatch trained and qualified staff at any hour to put matters right.

Wild side MR AND MRS F JOHNSON, Fylde Close, Monk Bretton WITH regard to the letter ‘Good news for Monk Bretton – but not for us’ (February 1), my husband and I would like to inform Coun S Webber that not everyone is ‘safe on the other side of Barnsley’. We have our problems. In our area of Monk Bretton we virtually live on a traffic island. We have Barnsley's largest industrial sprawl on our doorstop, along with all the noise, smells, dust, traffic pollution, visual intrusion and security lighting invading bedrooms. Large pieces of plastic decorate trees and blue plastic bags litter the ancient lane. Let’s not forget the waterlogged footpath that I

have complained about many times but nothing is done. Perhaps the councillor would accept an invitation to walk on the wild side with us on one of our walks and see for himself how safe we are.

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ANOTHER reason for the pub closures that we are seeing is that people who have got jobs, routinely do very long working hours. Husband and wife alike get home late and tired from work. To dress up and go out is too much. It is easier to keep something in the fridge at home for a drink in the evening and not go out.

Can theft S M BOSTWICK, Hoyland Road, Hoyland Common IF your boyfriend or husband has suddenly turned up with a decorative watering can full of plants as a Valentine’s gift, or if your child has presented it to you for a birthday, ask where it has come from. More than likely, it was stolen from outside my front door. If you have a conscience I would like it back but I’m not holding my breath!

DAVID REID AND CANDY MORGAN, High Street, Penistone

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WE WOULD like to express our gratitude to the Area Forum and Penistone Town Council for agreeing to fund and moving so swiftly to improve the play area on the corner of the Showground. The new swings, see-saw and springy motor-bike (or whatever it is!) and the soft surface are much more appropriate for young children than what they have replaced. These additions are welcome and those responsible for making this happen should be thanked. Perhaps, over time, we will build a playground for children in central Penistone that rivals the one that many parents drive to in Oxspring? What has been done is a good first step.

SUSAN AND BRIAN SMITH, Hillcrest, Hoyland Common MAY we on behalf of all the people of Barnsley who met or was served by our dear family doctor, N Ahmed, based at Monk Bretton and Lundwood. We wish to express our thanks and gratitude to him for being a gentleman, friend and an irreplaceable doctor.

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department at Barnsley College – and thought a skeleton in the corner was his statue that’s going to be erected in the town centre. The former cricket umpire was visiting sculptor Graham Ibbeson at his studio – part of the department – when he came across the artificial skeleton left behind by a student. “The bony finger is not in the right position to give someone out," quipped a passer-by. Dickie added: “At first I thought my statue was sitting on the chair near the door.”

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THE FERRET Thursday. Ferret duly asked if that was because of Lent. No, it’s because work is being done in the church hall and the kitchen is out of bounds.

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SIMON DAVEY has worked wonders since he’s been in charge at Barnsley, and Ferret now knows why. He spotted this complex and detailed gameplan sketched on the tactics board in the manager's office at Oakwell. Watch out Liverpool.

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THESE church notices, that didn’t get it quite right, are in the parish magazine of Brampton Church. “The talk for next Friday night will be ‘What is hell?’ Come early and listen to our choir practice.' But Ferret’s favourite is this:

LOVE is in the air but, even so, Ferret was puzzled when he heard that a female colleague had received a Valentine’s card from a mystery admirer.

Quick work, because it arrived only three days after she began the job as Darton district reporter. She’s obviously made the right impression on someone.

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“The regular Monday night choir practice of this church will be held on Tuesday night instead of Friday night.”

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AN HEMSWORTH man who smashed an empty bottle on the pavement in full view of Barnsley police officers has been fined £100 by magistrates. Michael Tinsley, 34, of Brettegate, was also ordered to pay £60 costs and a £15 victim surcharge after admitting being drunk and disorderly in Peel Square, Barnsley, on January 26. Jayne Ormrod, prosecuting, said Tinsley had been shouting and waving his arms about in a threatening manner in addition to smashing the bottle. Tinsley told the court he had been shouting to attract the attention of friends but admitted he was ‘quite intoxicated’. “I offered to pay the £80 fixed penalty ticket there and then,” he added, “but they wanted to lock me up I suppose.” Presiding magistrate John Norris said being drunk was no defence for public order matters; it simply made them worse.

Councillors debate budget COUNCILLORS took just halfan-hour to question plans for the authority’s spending over the next year. Members of all the scrutiny commissions gathered in the town hall on Monday afternoon to debate the 2007/2008 budget. Councillors on the decision making cabinet and the director of finance were present to explain the financial strategy.

Dickie – a model umpire By John Threlkeld THIS is the first glimpse of the model of a bronze statue of Dickie Bird that will dominate an approach roads to Barnsle. Sculptor Graham Ibbeson has depicted the former Test umpire with his famous cap, light meter and raised finger. But before Dickie selected the final version Graham produced two miniature statues with different facial expressions. Graham said: “One has a smile and the other a stern look and Dickie finally selected the one with the grin.” The 6ft 6-inch high statue is expected to cost £70,000 and has been funded by a group of anonymous businessmen from Yorkshire. Talks have been held with the council and the statue is expected to be put on a grassed area near the roundabout at the top of Church Street, a few yards from Dickie’s birthplace. A road sign will have to be removed but the planning application is expected to be approved. Dickie said: “The statue could have gone to Lord’s but I wanted it in Barnsley. I feel very humble that it’s being erected in Barnsley.” Graham added: “The life-size framework on which I’ll put the clay is ready. That’s how I started the Eric Morecambe and Laurel and Hardy sculptures. It’s now a case of getting his facial expression and stance correct. But Dickie will be coming to the studio to offer his advice.” The statue, with an 18-inch high plinth, will be put in a cobbled area with a new path. The names of the businessmen may be included on the plinth and Graham will put in a small model of a bird to give the area added poignancy. The statue is expected to be completed in October.

By Steph Johnson THE process to work out where new council houses will be built will alone cost hundreds of thousands. Some of the cash will be spent on consultants and Berneslai Homes or council staff will also take on part of the workload. Part of the expense is blamed on the fact that it is has been a long time since the council built its own homes. The last time was in 1980 at Thurnscoe. Deciding upon a location for the homes will be complex and costly, designs for properties will need to be drawn up and the price of construction will have to be calculated. The implications of tax rules between the council, Berneslai and developers are also an issue. The bill for actually building the homes is likely to be met by loans and grants. Meanwhile, the council is spending £100,000 on bringing in Leeds-based urban

‘Barnsley is entering a new and exciting phase of development’ – Coun Mike Stokes

Coun Mike Stokes designers Gillespies to help decide what to do with public spaces in the town centre. The money is coming from Yorkshire Forward and acting director for development Chris McCarthy says the project supports the council's ambition to bring about a high quality town centre environment. The consultants will be looking at streets, alleys, arcades, squares and parks in

100 reasons to celebrate FRIENDS, family and the odd drop of sherry are the key ingredients to a long happy life according to Emily Dyson. Emily, who grew up in Hoylandswaine with her aunt and uncle, will celebrate her 100th birthday tomorrow in Rose Hill House care home, Dodworth. Daughter-in-law Margaret Dyson said: “She is a strong lady and she was a great baker in her younger days. You could always go round to Emily's and count on a good cup of coffee and a scone. “She was wonderful with the grandchildren when they were little and is really proud of them. She is happy with the quiet life but always enjoyed a game of bingo.” Emily served in the Army and worked for a bank before meeting husband Ernest and becoming a housewife after having children. Emily and Ernest, a lorry driver from Cawthorne, had three sons Derek, David and Donald. She has five grandchildren and three great-grandchil-

the area. A public exhibition has been scheduled for May to give residents a chance to say what they think of the plans and contribute their own ideas. Council cabinet member Coun Mike Stokes said: “Barnsley is entering a new and exciting phase of development. “In addition to improving the amount of financial investment in the borough, we need to make sure that residents can also get the most out of the town centre, whether it's by walking down a street or enjoying time in a park.”

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Milkman is sentenced for assaulting partner

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Thurnscoe man for trial A THURNSCOE man charged with sexual touching of an under-aged female was committed for crown court trial when he appeared at Barnsley Magistrates’ Court. Dean Merricks, 34, of Whinside Crescent, was conditionally bailed to make his first appearance at Sheffield Crown Court on February 21.

Crash reconstructed A CAR crash will be reconstructed in Peel Square today to make young motorists aware of the dangers of driving. The ‘for my girlfriend’ campaign is aimed at 17 to 25-year-olds because a third of smashes where people are killed or seriously injured involve that age group. Most of the casualties are young male drivers or their passengers, many of whom are their girlfriends. Today’s reconstruction starts at 12.15pm.

Energy saving plan AGE Concern Barnsley is to hold an event to provide more information about its improved home insurance service and energy-saving measures. It’s on February 22 from 9.30am to 3.30pm at 12 to 18 Eldon Street. Details: 211166 or log on to www.ageconcern.org.uk

By Adam Civico A FRAUDULENT magistrate who conned transport chiefs out of £5,000 to relieve the monotony of his life in Barnsley has escaped jail — because of prison overcrowding. Terrance Jolley, 33, spent years abusing a London Underground scheme which refunds passengers whose journeys are delayed by 15 minutes or more. He used his parents’ address in Barnsley to make thousands of fake claims. Jolley, formerly of Wigfield Avenue, Ward Green, also used the names of his nieces and nephews to swindle cash between 2003 and 2006. He even collected discarded tickets to make further bogus claims. A probe revealed 2,400 refund requests were sent by Jolley from Barnsley — many of them while he was serving as a JP in West Yorkshire between January

2003 and July 2004, Southwark Crown Court was told. His con was revealed when he wrote to the managing director of the underground network complaining it was taking too long to settle refunds. Prosecutor Antony Swift said: “The bulk of the offending was in 2005 although some were made earlier, including during a period he was a serving magistrate in West Yorkshire.” He said it was when he wrote to the managing director that it was realised there had been suspicious activities from his address. Defence counsel John Kearney said the only reason Jolley carried out the scam was to try to escape his dull life in Barnsley. He said: “He usually committed these offences in order to be able to come to travel to London. “It was an attempt to get away from Barnsley where

he had a somewhat sheltered upbringing, where he had been bullied at school and where he spent long periods of time with his parents and grandparents.” Jolley was given a ninemonth suspended sentence and ordered to pay £5,000 in compensation after admitting the fraud. Judge Steven Robbins told him the offences a custodial sentence was inevitable but due to the ‘state of the prisons’ he would be spared jail. He said: “I am prepared to suspend the nine-month prison sentence I am imposing for two years.” Jolley, who suffers from a personality disorder, was also told he would be subject to a community supervision order for two years and would be referred to a mental health team. He now receives incapacity benefits and has moved to a guest house in London to improve his life.

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PLANS for a large residential care home in Stairfoot will go ahead despite objections from a nearby bakery. The 67-bedroom home is set to be built off Stanley Road between Aldi and Potts the Bakers. It will consist of a central three-storey section with two-storey offshoots, and there will be a central courtyard, lawns around the outside and 16 car parking spaces. Roger Potts, joint managing director of Potts the Bakers, objected to the application because he believes the noise and fumes from his business may cause a disturbance for prospective residents. He said: “We’re a bakery that works 20 hours a day with a certain amount of noise. “We’ve got compressors and an air conditioning unit going day and night, and there are fumes, which aren’t unpleasant coming from a bakery, but you wouldn’t want them drifting through your window all the time. “Stanley Road is primarily an industrial estate, and what we can see in the future is the council coming to us and saying ‘do something about this noise’.” The plans were approved by the council’s planning board this month.

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A BARNSLEY man accused of threatening behaviour towards police community support officers was remanded in custody when he appeared at Barnsley Magistrates' Court. Gary Andrew Lawrence, 21, of Langmere Crescent, Town End, is alleged to have committed the offence on February 5. He is further charged with three counts of handling stolen property and one of making a false representation to obtain property by deception. Lawrence’s case is scheduled for committal to Sheffield Crown Court on March 18.

Tractor stolen THIEVES eluded sophisticated security systems to steal equipment from Woolley Miners’ Welfare Ground on Friday. They got through ninefoot-high steel gates and four different locking systems to steal a tractor used on the cricket and football pitches and a wicket cutter. The equipment is valued at £5,000. Dennis Crowcroft, club chairman, said it was the second break in in four years. “We are all volunteers and this has shattered us.”

Thief stole champagne A WORSBROUGH Common man who stole a bottle of champagne when at risk of prison recall was warned the offence was most likely to result in a return to custody when he appeared at Barnsley Magistrates’ Court. District judge Michael Rosenberg said he wished to hear what the probation service thought about him as he adjourned sentencing for the preparation of reports. David Michael Lonergan, 21, of Harriet Close, admitted theft of the £14.99 bottle from a Netto store in Laithes Lane, Athersley on February 6. He was granted conditional bail.

Man faces trial date A MAN accused of robbery of New Lodge Post Office has been sent to Sheffield Crown Court. Sean Terence Jones, 25, who is serving a spell in Doncaster prison, appeared in the dock at Barnsley magistrates’ court in handcuffs because of fears that he might try to escape from custody. He is said to have robbed the employees of the post office of about £80 on October 10, 2006. Jones will make his first appearance at crown court on February 18. The court heard he faces another matter on that date.

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By Steph Johnson BARNSLEY MPs want the government to fund stop-smoking lessons in schools because of the large numbers of counterfeit cigarettes smuggled into the town. Barnsley West and Penistone member Mick Clapham and Barnsley Central member Eric Illsley raised the issue in the House of Commons this week. The illegal fags contain more chemicals than recognised brands and are particularly popular with youngsters because they cost less. Mr Clapham says they have five times the normal level of tar, three times as much arsenic and traces of heavy metals such as lead. Mr Illsley, who realises the idea of smoking cessation classes in schools will not be welcomed by everyone, said youngsters who smoke the cheap fags are putting themselves at an even greater risk than those who pay for legitimate ones. “The chances are their health is going to be affected quicker. We are going to end up spending a disproportionate amount of our

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health budget on treating people who have been smoking counterfeit cigarettes.” Barnsley specific data on the scale of the smuggling is difficult to ascertain but Mr Clapham has figures for South Yorkshire, which is said to be ‘awash’ with about 30m contraband cigs, about 25 per cent of which will be counterfeit. A source in customs and excise has told him the problem is growing because government res-

ources are concentrated on dealing with the threat of terrorism. Mr Clapham says it is difficult to tell the difference between contraband and counterfeit cigarettes because of sophisticated packaging and he warns that the problem is a ‘ticking health timebomb’ for teenagers and those on low income. Mr Illsley says it is difficult for police to tackle the smuggling as it is seen as a victimless crime and rarely reported.

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Cash by degrees for councillors By Steph Johnson COUNCILLORS who have passed university courses will have thousands added to their pay packets. The standard allowance for new members with positions of specific responsibility range between £3,000 for the leader of the council to about £2,000 for cabinet spokesmen and a few hundred for cabinet support members. Chairmen of scrutiny commissions will receive more than £1,000 extra. The rises are on top of financial rewards for passing in-house training, which must be completed before councillors are eligible for the second phase of the members' development pay scheme. Those who passed the first wave of university courses were council leader Steve Houghton and councillors Roy Miller, Joe Hayward,

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TONY Booth has spent months designing and building his robots — but they could be destroyed in a few seconds. Tony, 48, of Shelley Drive, Monk Bretton, will be sending his remotecontrolled creations into battle against other deadly robots armed with hammers, saws, crushers and flippers. The violent battle-to-the-death, at the Metrodome this weekend, is a live show based on the hit Channel 4 TV series, Robot Wars. The programme has now finished but some of the competitors still tour the country battling their machines in live shows. Tony said his robot was squashed when he appeared on TV, but he hopes to fare much better this time. “The ones I’ve got now are quite dangerous. They’re a lot better.” Tony’s deadliest robot has a powerful crushing weapon on the front which he hopes will make light work of his enemies. “I think I’ve got a good chance as long as they don’t get flipped out of the arena. “If I get hold of them, they’re dead.” Tony’s nephew, David Martin and his friend David Hewitt, both 18, make up Team Dragon, and will pilot the robots in the tournament. Tony became interested in building robots through his nephew, who was a fan of the TV show and wanted to take part. The show takes place at the Metrodome on Sunday at 2pm and 5pm.

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Council urges people to use special bins to help in ‘Scamnesty’ campaign

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RESIDENTS are being urged to dump postal scams in special bins to help trading standards officers in their investigations. Letters advertising bogus lottery wins, get rich schemes or messages from fake psychics are all wanted by the council. The authority is taking part in the Scamnesty campaign and any literature received could stop others in the borough falling for the cons. Spokesman for environmental services Coun Roy Miller said: “Of course, in keeping with our green agenda, we will be recycling all the paper when we are finished with it.” The bins are at Central Library and the civic’s Barnsley Connects; alternatively post the unwanted mail to Trading Standards, Regulatory Services, PO Box 602, Barnsley S70 9FB.

Ardsley soccer club gets help from the Army ARDSLEY Athletic Football Club is celebrating after receiving sponsorship from the Army. The club has received branded kits and training tops as part of the sponsorship. Sgt Simon Thompson from the Armed Forces careers office in Sheffield said: “We are delighted to have established this partnership with Ardsley AFC and hope the team enjoy their new kit. Sport is a big part of Army life so where possible we like to support local teams.” Stephen Harris, manager of Ardsley AFC said: “We are very grateful to have this opportunity to work with the Army.”

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A 1912 FA Cup winner’s medal presented to tragic Barnsley footballer Wilfred Bartrop is expected to fetch about £6,000 at auction. Bartrop was part of the team which beat West Bromwich Albion in a replay of the final staged at Bramall Lane, Sheffield, in April 1912. The first game was a tense 00 stalemate and in all, because of replays, Barnsley played 12 games in their epic

cup run. The Bramall Lane match attracted a crowd of 38,555 and Bartrop was Barnsley's outside right. The game was won with a goal scored with only two minutes of extra time remaining. Six years after his cup final appearance Bartrop was killed, aged 30, while fighting in Belgium, four days before the First World War ended. His football career had started at his hometown club,

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Hero’s gold: Wildred Bartrop’s 1912 FA Cup winner’s medal after the team beat West Bromwich Albion in a replay of the final staged at Bramall Lane, Sheffield. Six years after his cup final appearance Bartrop was killed, aged 30, while fighting in Belgium, four days before the First World War ended.

Expert Dan Davies said it was rare because 1912 was the only occasion Barnsley FC lifted the trophy and the only time the final was staged in Sheffield. He said many medals from the early 20th century had disappeared because they were sold and melted down with the economic slump in the 1920s. Mr Davies said the medal was expected to fetch between £4,000 and £6,000.

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THE South Yorkshire Lord Lieutenant, David Moody, is looking for a new officer to support contacts between the county and the Royal family. The current officer, David Fisher MVO from Chapeltown, is retiring from the important position in April after 20 years of service. Anyone interested in replacing David should contact Stephanie Barker before February 29 on 772858 or e-mail sbarker<\@>syjs.gov.uk for a recruitment pack.

Worksop, and he joined Barnsley in 1909. He made 160 league and 26 cup appearances for the Reds and scored 17 goals before signing for Liverpool in 1913. His football career was cut short because of the war. In 1915 he returned to Worksop and became a miner. He went on to fight with the Royal Field Artillery Bartrop’s 15-carat gold medal will be sold at Bonham’s Chester salesroom on February 27.

IT WILL cost more than £24m for the council to bring its payroll in line with European law. Most of the staff will either get raises or stay the same but more than 1,000 will have their pay cut under singlestatus legislation. Councils had to review their pay structures as part of attempts to stop wage discrimination, particularly when it comes to bonuses usually earned in jobs traditionally held by men. Senior councillors approved Barnsley’s strategy, which will see pay protected for between one and three years, at a meeting on Wednesday. Chief executive Phil Coppard warned them to be aware of the financial risk of making the specific changes officers had recommended. But he also advised that to do nothing could leave the authority open to the threat of legal action, which could

Best plan: Council leader: Steve Houghton. (D) prove even more costly. After the policy is agreed by all councillors next Thursday staff will be told whether

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they are one of the winners or losers in the scheme. A report from the human resources department reveals that pay will increase for 3,817 council employees, it will remain as it was for 2,747 workers and 1,370 will have pay cuts. Included in the numbers are staff at schools, where the shake up is due to have the biggest effect, according to council leader Steve Houghton. Speaking at Wednesday’s meeting he stressed the single status evaluation is compulsory and congratulated officers for coming up with the best possible plan under difficult circumstances. He said: “Given the choice we would not have done this, it is a national decision which has to be implemented locally. “It’s linked to equal pay, which is statutory and morally right so we have no option.”

Fingers crossed: Platts Common’s Joanne Ramsden. Picture: Wes Hobson

SHE told the truth, the whole truth and nothing but the truth on Jerry Springer’s new show — and still walked away with her marriage intact. Joanne Ramsden, 38, put her modesty on the line and was rewarded with £10,000 when she answered a series of embarrassing questions on ‘Nothing but the truth’. The quiz works by rigging contestants up to a lie detector and asking 125 questions ranging from their favourite colour to whether they have ever had a threesome. On the show they are asked some questions again in front of a panel of family and friends and face losing everything if they tell a porkie. The self-employed travel agent from Pepper Street, Platts Common, said she thought she kept some dignity when they were filming. She said: “One minute it was just a normal question and the next they were asking you something dead embarrassing. “They asked me ‘does your husband still satisfy you in the bedroom?’ I said yes — for three minutes. “I got to £10,000 and they asked whether I wanted to answer another three questions for £20,000. But I thought I’ve got this far and my marriage is still intact so I took the money and ran.” Joanne, who has also appeared on Deal or No Deal and Dirty Rotten Cheaters, has already spent her winnings on household improvements. Now she is waiting nervously to watch herself squirm in front of the nation. The programme will be shown on Sky One on Wednesday at 10pm.

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A WORSBROUGH Dale man who was under the influence of drink and drugs when he committed a public order offence was jailed for three months when he appeared before Barnsley magistrates on Wednesday. Robert Bone, presiding, said he had committed a violent act when under the influence of drink and drugs and that the offence was aggravated by his previous record and his failure to respond to counselling and supervision. Andrew Hague, 26, of Pantry Well,

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had admitted threatening behaviour. He was represented by Matthew Shepherd who said there had been a distinct absence of offences between 2003 and 2007 when he was abstaining from controlled drugs. Custody, he argued, would do nothing to address his ‘deep-seated problems needing to be resolved’ whereas a suspended sentence would give him the opportunity to demonstrate he was serious about sorting his life out. Hague, added Mr Shepherd, had admitted his guilt at the first time of asking.

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A KENDRAY man involved in a road accident three days after buying a new car was branded ‘a menace on the road’ when he appeared at the magistrates’ court. Steven Alan Brooks, 30, of Cypress Road, appeared before the court in custody having failed to attend earlier proceedings. He had been found guilty of using a Vauxhall Corsa without insurance and driving it otherwise than in accordance with a driving licence at an earlier hearing. He was banned from driving for six months and fined £100 with £35 costs and a £15 victim surcharge by district judge Michael Rosenberg who told him he had previous convictions for drink-driving and driving while disqualified despite being a provisional licence holder. “You could have killed your girlfriend, you could have killed yourself or other road users,” he said, “disqualification is the best weapon in my armoury.” For Brooks, Philip Howard said he bought the car with the intention of driving legally but temptation got the better of him. He was driving at Cawthorne when someone drove into the back of him causing slight injuries to his girlfriend as well as himself.


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By Julian Thorpe PEDESTRIANS have been warned to stay away from a popular public footpath after a broken pump caused raw sewage to spill on to the road. Furious residents alerted Yorkshire Water when they spotted sewage water flooding on to the junction of Wombwell Lane and the road leading to Low Laithes autism village. Yorkshire Water has told people in the area not to walk through the sewage. The road is the only entrance to the village, however, and is also a popular access point for the Trans-Pennine Trail. One nearby resident, who did not wish to be named, said he walks his dog through the area

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Smithies mother caught stealing A SMITHIES woman who had a young child with her when she committed a shop theft offence was given an 18-month conditional discharge when she appeared before Barnsley magistrates. Helen Hoole, 30, of StHelen’s Avenue, was also ordered to pay £60 costs after admitting theft of items worth £34. 39 from Asda on January 29. Jayne Ormrod, prosecuting, said the offences were aggravated by the presence of the child and the fact Hoole had £63 on her at the time of the arrest. For Hoole, Sean

Fritchley said she was a single parent suffering depression and anxiety who tested positive for opiates on arrest because she was taking methadone. Also taking prozac and diazepam, she was ashamed of committing the offence in the presence of her son. She realised he had been distressed by her arrest and was at an impressionable age. And while she had gone several years without committing offences, she did not want him to follow the path she had taken.

Former miners get help with claims By Steph Johnson MORE than 300 ex-miners needing help with disability claims forms packed a Worsbrough WMC. The men, who suffer from vibration white finger, are trying to get benefits under new government rules which were introduced to make more people eligible for payments. Barnsley Help Advisory and Support Service volunteers along with welfare rights officers from the council were on hand to make the bureaucracy a little easier.

About 300 application forms were successfully completed and the men now await the second stage of the claims process — medicals. HAVS had 1,350 members with VWF and another 56 joined on the day. Organiser Mick White is delighted with the success of the event. For details: contact Mick on 07910115179 or write to HAVS at PO Box 331 Barnsley Newspapers, Church Street, Barnsley, enclosing an SAE.

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A RESTAURANT has been awarded two AA rosettes barely a year after opening. Montagu’s restaurant in Wortley received the accolade in recognition of its “outstanding service and high standard of food”. The 17th century village pub was renovated by head chef and coowner Andy Gabbitas and opened in November 2006. The AA awards, which recognise the eatery as one of the best in the region.

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Youth locked Town up after attack DISTRICT NEWS on paper boy Apartments approved despite residents’ fears By Katia Harston PLANS for nine apartments at Barugh Green will go ahead despite residents' concerns over safety and an increase in traffic. The council has approved a planning application submitted by the Co-opertaive Group to build one three-storey and one two-storey block of nine apartments adjacent to 16 Barugh Green Road. A formal letter of objection was made by residents who feared children's safety would be compromised because of an increase in cars and access would be restricted to the rear of properties because of an increase in the use of the access road. Clive Cawthrow, of Higham Common

Road, Barugh Green fought to keep the land free from development and said he was disappointed by the council's decision. He added: “I did my best at the time to keep it clear from development but we have lost the chance to preserve this open area as a green space. “It's a shame but there is nothing else that can be done. We just have to let it happen.” The Co-op cannot begin work until a scheme has been approved by the council to replace the loss of greenspace by providing an off-site public open space. The site is between a small supermarket to the east and a Chinese takeaway to the west, with rear residential gardens to the south.

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A KEXBOROUGH youth who took part in a vicious, two-on-toone attack on a paper boy was sent to six months of youth custody when he appeared at Barnsley Magistrates' Court. Craig James Heald, 18, unemployed of Cooper Road,had admitted the early-evening assault on the 16-year-old at an earlier hearing. Dstrict judge Michael Rosenberg said he had behaved like an animal in punching, headbutting and arguably kicking the boy together with his co defendant. While he considered a ninemonth sentence was appropriate, he had been able to give credit for a prompt guilty plea and the saving of public expenditure. Joanne Milner, prosecuting, said the offence took place early on the evening of January 30 when Heald approached the boy in Priestley Avenue and asked why he had previously ‘knocked’ him when he was playing pool at a youth club. He then headbutted him once to the nose before punching him repeatedly.

NEWS lines Worsbrough to get new vicar CHURCHGOERS in Worsbrough are celebrating the news that they are getting a new vicar. Rev Alison Lamb from Rossington, Doncaster will join St Mary's at the end of April. She will also cover Elsecar Holy Trinity church and live at the vicarage in Elsecar. Holy Trinity warden Isobel Sharman said the appointment was welcome. She said: "I have met her and she's very nice and quite enthusiastic about coming."

Heald was then joined in the assault by the 17-year-old whose guilty plea saw him remitted for sentencing at Barnsley Youth Court on Friday. As the boy then crouched down against a wall trying to protect his head, face and upper body, he was kicked and punched repeatedly before Heald ended the attack, pulling the juvenile away. Taken to hospital by his parents, the boy underwent treatment for numerous cuts and bruises to his face and head and for a suspected broken nose. He also lost the cap to a tooth. In mitigation, Walter Brook said Heald admitted headbutting and punching the complainant but could not recollect kicking him. “An immature and naive young man with an approach to life more fitting to a 15-year-old than an 18-year-old, he had been drinking to excess and smoking cannabis on a regular basis for several years.” “It seems to me,” said Mr Brook, “that he is at a turning point in life.”

Hydrant leak  Sending out a clear message with her Valentine flower at Worsbrough Library’s Spring crafts session on Monday is Louisa Shaw (above). And (left) Emily Codd makes a jigsaw ‘monkey ’ of herself. Pictures: Wes Hobson

A LEAKING fire hydrant has been fixed in the town centre. It created a patch of ice on Union Street in freezing temperatures on Monday morning. A nearby resident said the water had been spilling onto the road for three days. A Yorkshire Water spokesman said it was notified at 3.20am on Monday, and the problem was fixed within half an hour.

New manager A BARNSLEY law firm has appointed a new practice manager, Mark ShannonLittle.He has worked for private law firms for ten years and said he is looking forward to the challenge of running Raleys.

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Cawthorne All Saints' Church On Sunday the services will be 8.30am BCP Communion. The Parish Communion will be at 10.30am with Evensong at 6.30pm. On Wednesday the church will be open at 8.30am for morning prayer with the Lent Group 2 at 7.30 pm. On Thursday at 12 the Eucharist will last half an hour, followed by soup lunch in the parish room. The church will also be open at 4.30pm for evening prayer. Methodist Church Tonight the Wesley Guild will be having their February meeting will be at 7.30pm. The speaker will be Barbara Lukey on the subject of Women in Ghana. The meeting will be chaired by Jack Turton. Everyone welcome, admission and refreshments are free, there will be the usual optional retiring collection. The service on Sunday at 10.30am will be led by Peter Holt. On Wednesday the walking group will meet at 1.30pm in Horncroft, open to everyone. From 6-7.15pm Choices, the Christian Youth Club for children aged seven to 11 meets. On Thursday 10-11.30am the open door coffee morning will be held. Everyone welcome. Cawthorne Bottom Club Monday nights is now bingo night from 8pm, cash prizes. New members always welcome. Stop & Surf The Stop & Surf Mobile Internet Project bus provides internet access on Wednesday from 10.30am-12.30pm in the Village Hall car park. For more information call 762800 or visit www.surfandsnackshack.co.uk Cawthorne Cricket Club Nets for under 13s, 15s and 17s at Kingstone School on Sunday 2.30-3.30pm, price £1.50, adults and U17 at Darton High School 8-9pm Thursdays, price £1.50. Summer Fete Group Tomorrow the Valentine coffee morning will be in the parish room at 10am. Tickets priced at £1 and are available from the Post Office and Cawthorne Stores or pay on the door. Everyone welcome. Funds will go towards the summer fete entertainment, calypso band, Punch and Judy, Maria Penrose Dancers etc. Cannon Hall On Sunday the Hall hosts a frost fair, with craft fair, entertainment and activities for children. Snow showers guaranteed. Warming treats served in the tearooms. Free admission. Winter games for children 12.30-2.30pm, £1 per child. All children must be accompanied by an adult. For details or to book contact 790270. Toddler and Baby Group The group meets on Tuesday at 8pm at the home of Emma Bradbury to discuss the next fundraising event of Glitz and Glam with Em's Gems evening. Knitting Thanks have been offered to everyone who has sent in knitting for those in need in the Refuge, Belarus and Ghana. Fifty three blankets, 290 jumpers and baby clothes have been sent. Parish Magazine All articles for the March magazine should be taken to the Post Office by Wednesday. Coffee morning A coffee morning will be held in the parish room from 10am-12 noon tomorrow to raise funds for the summer fair, to be held on Saturday June 28.

Carlton Friends of Carlton Park There will be a meeting on Monday February 18 in Carlton Pavilion at 7pm.

Scouts The 33rd Lundwood Scouts meets on Monday at the Monk Bretton headquarters. Cubs will meet from 6pm to 7.30pm and the scouts from 7.30pm to 9pm. Admission is £2 a session. Contact Ruth on 07754440700 for more information. Learning Net A free four week computer beginners course starts at Priory Campus on Tuesday February 26 at 9.30am. Free English and maths classes for adults can be joined by attending a meeting with a tutor in Lundwood. Ring for an appointment. A free European Computer Driving Licence course takes place at Priory School, Lundwood on Wednesdays 3pm-4pm. There are computers beginners courses on Wednesday mornings and Thursday evenings at Priory Campus. Health and fitness classes at Priory Campus include boxercise and latin dancing. Ring Chris or Sylvia on 280717.

Ardsley Wesleyan Reform Church Des Haynes was the preacher on Sunday morning. Organist was Vera Louth. The family of Mrs Binns provided the flowers. There will be a service at 11am on Sunday. Stairfoot & Ardsley Constitutional Club Winning numbers in the members' draw: No 1, 522; No 2, 186. Free draw number was 579. Keel Inn The ladies' darts team recorded a 4-2 victory on their visit to the Mason's Arms, Staincross, in a John Smith's League fixture last Thursday. The men's darts team drew 3-3 at home to Hillies Club in a Wombwell and District League encounter on Monday. Also on Monday the men's pool team went down to a 4-3 defeat on their visit to the Tin Hat in the Kendal League. Parish Church Rev Roger Evans, assisted by Tony Brown, conducted a holy communion service on Sunday morning. This Sunday there will be morning worship at 10.30. The fellowship group meets on Monday at 1.30pm and Wednesday at 7.30pm. Also on Wednesday there will be a coffee morning from 10am, when the church will be open for prayer. The luncheon club will meet in the Acorn room on Thursday at noon. Barnsley Ladies' Choir There will be a rehearsal in Ardsley Parish Church on Monday at 7.15pm. Further information about the choir can be obtained from Joyce Beevers on 754795. Ladies' Social Mel Dyke gave a talk about famous people, particularly women, who had been born in Barnsley, when she addressed members of the Ardsley branch of the National Association of Women's Clubs at their meeting in the Stairfoot and Ardsley community centre last Thursday. She was introduced by Nan Clegg and thanked by Carol Moore. A raffle prize, donated by Kath Keegan, was won by Christine Frost. Mr Ledred will give a slide show at next Thursday's meeting at 7.30pm. Ardsley Over 55s Club Beautician Michelle Brooksbank will give a demonstration at the next meeting in the Ardsley Oaks WMC on Tuesday at 1pm. Oaks WMC Ken Tingle and Donovan Hall were the winner and runner-up respectively in the domino handicap. 'The Dickheads' won the Wednesday quiz with 32 correct answers out of a possible 40 and Melvin Harrison was successful in the Sunday quiz, answering 11 of the 15 questions correctly. Questions were set by Eric Redford. The Sunday lunchtime members' free draw now stands at £100. Open the box number was 41804. Bingo today at 9pm. Black Bull On Monday the men's darts team drew 3-3 with visitors White Bear in a Town End and

District League encounter. Surgery Stairfoot ward councillors Fred Clowery and Jim Smith wil be on duty at a surgery at the Ardsley and Stairfoot community centre on Tuesday, between 7 and 8pm, and they will also be on walkabout in the St Paul's Parade and St David' Drive area on Wednesday between 10.30am and 11.30am.

Athersley The correspondent is Mrs Pat Padgett, 26, Brunswick Close Smithies Tel. 01226 321018 with any items you would like including. Kats Whiskers Youth Club The club is open on Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday nights 7pm to 9pm, in the youth club building, off Newstead Road, just opposite the recreation centre. It is part of Barnsley Youth Service and membership is open to young people aged 13 - 19. The cost is 30p per night. Call Ceri Hodgson on 299065 for further information. North Barnsley Neighbourhood Learning Net Funny Old Weather is a course if you are interested in climate change and it is free at the Roundhouse Lifelong Learning Centre. Introductory course for those wanting to know more about why our climate is changing. Starts on Monday: 6.30 pm - 8.30 pm for four weeks. For more information or to book a place ring Chris or Syl on 280717. Hip, Bums and Tums Keep fit class open to all ages, free trial sessions each Monday 5:15 - 6 p.m. at Athersley Leisure Centre until Easter – then prices will be subsidised by the Stronger Neighbourhoods Initiative. Contact Jane or Sue on 731297. Aiding Barnsley’s Recovery Group The group is aimed at people who have experience of drugs problems, and will provide help and support for service users and families. The first meeting will be an open day on Wednesday at the Children’s Centre, Lindhurst Road, and then every three weeks after that. Alternative arrangements can be made for people who do not want to come in to the group but require assistance to get their problems sorted out. For further information or to make an appointment contact Claire Dawson on 296969. Wellington Hotel The pub be holding a Valentine's fun night tomorrow. Mothers' Day special menu will be available to book early. Telephone 284246 for information. Methodist Church On Sunday the service was led by Rev Mark Reasbeck, it was a united service with Carlton and included the Lord's Supper. The luncheon Club met on Tuesday from 12noon to 1.30pm. For information about the luncheon club contact Ivy Buckley on 234998. On Wednesday the steering group met in the afternoon and the listening skills course was at Gilroyd led by Rev Alan Saxby. On Sunday the 3pm service will be conducted by Rev Mark Reasbeck and includes the Lord’s Supper. St. Helen's Church On Sunday the 10am service was celebrated by Father Rodney Marshall. Altar servers were Basil Dunning and Melvin Gumbrell. John Kenyon played the organ. The Bible readings were given by Susan Gumbrell and Val Leigh. The intercessional prayers were led by Sharon Lambert. On sides duty were Christine Scott and Pat Padgett. The offertory was presented by Pat Poulton and Christopher Dawson. Trevor Ward and Rita Gough administered the Chalice. Communion was taken to the sick and housebound by Hilary Brown. The first of the Lenten services was at St. James, Ryhill, where Canon George Nairn Briggs gave the address. Mass on Monday was at 9.30am. Today mass will be at 12noon. Mass at 10am tomorrow with parish office for enquiries about bap-

tisms and weddings from 10.30am to 11.30am. Vigil mass is at 5pm. Masses on Sunday at 8am and 10am The 2nd Lenten evening service will be at St John’s Cudworth at 6pm. Guides Guides now have places available for young women aged 10 years to 15 years. The meetings are held from 7.15pm to 9pm each Thursday and subs are £1 per week. For further information contact Pat Padgett on 321018. Councillors' Surgery The next surgery will be tomorrow from 10am to 12 noon and will be a walkabout around the New Lodge Estate. To contact councillors or arrange a home visit ring 07714325049 for Len Pickens, 07894806315 for David Bostwick or Jenny Platts on 07814615715. Roundhouse Lifelong Learning Centre Numerous courses are run every day. If you are interested and would like more information call in or phone 244528. The Secret Garden Children’s Centre Is within the grounds of Athersley North Primary School and is a full day care nursery open Monday to Friday, 8am to 6pm. The tree top café is open daily. Courses available include baby massage which is free and runs for five weeks, This is a rolling programme contact the centre for dates and availability. One to one smoking cessation support is available on request.The luncheon club is on Tuesday 12.30pm to 3pm. For further details or to reserve a place at the luncheon club ring 296969. Senior Citizens' Club At the Roundhouse Lifelong Learning Centre every Tuesday from 1.45pm to 3.15pm. Subscription is 30p. Athersley Cares The girls' action group has this week enjoyed a trip to the bowling alley. The group have been deciding what issues they would like to cover over the coming weeks. Cooking skills was something they would like to improve so a number of sessions are now being planned. The girls will also be taking part in a facepainting workshop in the Easter holidays. Motormouth Lorraine and Kev would like to welcome two new members to the staff team. Karl & Mark will be offering basic construction taster courses to people aged 13 – 19 on Mondays. For further information ring Lorraine on 779444 Blessed Sacrament Catholic Church There will be bingo tonight at 7:00. On Sunday Mass is at 11:00am. Service of word and communion on Monday at 9:30am. At 10:30 there is a meeting about the development of the park area beside the church. At 7:00 there will be prayer before the blessed sacrament. On Tuesday and Wednesday, the Year Nines from St Michael’s will be having a retreat day in the church. Father is available for confession before the Mass at 6:30pm which is followed by a video and discussion on the Sacrament of Confession.The after school group meets at 3:45. Wednesday evening at 6:30 there is stations of the cross. On Thursday Mass is at 6:30 pm. After-school Provision During the school week it is delivered by The Roundhouse Community Study Support Network. If your child/children is aged between eight and 16 on offer is homework support, healthy eating projects, computer certificates, art & craft, drama, and more. Sessions are held in Athersley South Primary, Athersley North Primary, Richard Newman Primary, Lifelong Learning Centre, New Lodge Community Centre and Blessed Sacrament Church Hall. Contact Kim Leigh for information - now based at Athersley South Primary School House on 07967655121 or ring the school on 284223 and ask to be put through to Kim or on Wednesdays call into the Community House at New Lodge.

Summer Club Are you aged 13 – 19 ? If you are and you have an interest in motor vehicles and bikes then you might like to join a summer club. Places will be limited and you will need a parental consent form. To reserve your place contact Kev on 770444. Places are limited on a first come, first served basis, get your form as soon as you can from Kev. The sessions will look at all motor vehicle and bike maintenance and is free.

Dodworth Quiz The Miners' Welfare Sports and Social Club is holding a quiz every Thursday at 9pm. Winner of the first quiz was Brian Reed. The function room can now be hired free of charge. Resident DJ is Onxlow Road Show. Bluebell Inn Winner of the Tuesday quiz was Graham Ault. Miners' Welfare Rugby The rugby league side are away tomorrow to Clayton (Bradford). The bus leaves The Tappers at 12.30pm. Miners' Welfare Football The Saturday side play Alberthorpe in the cup semifinal, kick-off 3pm. The Sunday side play Gawber Road Club, kick-off 11am. St John's Church Parish eucharist last Sunday was celebrated by Rev Stephen Race. Organist was Harold Bolton. Readings were given by Harold Whewall and Margaret McBeath. Roy and Margaret Ashton presented the offertory. Christine Kirk administered the chalice. Lynne Askey was sidesperson. On Sunday parish eucharist with Sunday school at 10am. Lent meeting on Wednesday at 7pm. Holy communion on Thursday at 9.30am with teddies and toddlers at 2pm. Slimming World Six stone was the total weight loss last Wednsday at the Methodist Church. Awards went to Billy Chambers, Toni Darlow, Claire Darlow, Andy Fearon and Debbie Smith (half stone); Sarah Miller (one stone). Debbie was slimmer-ofthe-week. Rosehill Mr R Nuttall was preacher at the service last Sunday. Flowers were donated by Mrs M Lockwood. The ladies held their meeting on Thursday. Genesis meets tonight at 7.30pm and Rosehill Rockers is on Thursday at 6pm. WI A meeting of the Dodworth WI was held on February 5 in the Pollyfox Centre when Beryl Smith presided. Don Davidson gave a talk on the 'Restoration of Wentworth Castle Garden'. A vote of thanks was given by Teresa Instone. Tea hostesses were Kathleen Thorne and Chris Travis. Raffle winners were: 1st, Margaret Barrett; 2nd, Gloria Moran; 3rd, Margaret Waddington. Competition winners which was an old photo of Wentworth Castle garden were: 1st, Rita Henstock; 2nd, Mary Raynard; 3rd, Margaret Waddington. During the evening the 90th birthday of Edna Taylor was celebrated. Methodist Church Clive Parkinson was the speaker at the fellowship last Thursday, Margaret Taylor presided and Edith Bird was pianist. Sunday morning worship was conducted by Margaret Taylor. Readers were Elsie Dyson, Pat and Nora Harrison. Organist was Edith Bird. On Sunday the 10.45am service will be conducted by Rev John Morton. RAOB Bro B Sutcliffe opened and closed Reg Hall Lodge 10514 on February 2. The lodge welcomed Bro W Hinds. Raffle prizes were donated by Bros J Armitage, J Bennett, B Sutcliffe and K HInchcliffe. Winners were Bros J Bennett, I Armitage, P Lowes, M Hartley, J Severn, B Sutcliffe, W Hinds, K Hinchcliffe and I Stead. Fraternal greetings were given from Honest Dodworth Lodge 10632, Victory Lodge 7670 and Towd Waggin Rooad Lodge 9788 Barnsley Province, Por Favour Lodge 9444 Gibraltar Province, Progress Lodge

9594 Halifax Province, Albert Edward Prince of Wales Lodge 510 Huddersfield Province, Gilbert Haley Sugden Lodge, Honesty Lodge 10073 and Eureka Lodge 3472 Wakefield & Dewsbury Province, Trent Valley Lodge 10087 Nottingham Province, Sir John T Leach Lodge 2416 Morpeth Province and Catmose Lodge 5924 Rutland Province. Bro I Stead opened and closed Honest Dodworth Lodge 10632 on February 4. Raffles were donated by Bros J Whitehead and I Armitage. Winners were Bros N Booth, J Hastelow and I Armitage. Fraternal greetings were given from Earl Kitchener Lodge Eccles Province, Robin Hood Lodge 4477 Chesterfield & Mansfield Province, Bridge Lodge 4851, Towd Waggin Rooad Lodge 9788 and Reg Hall Lodge 10515 Barnsley Province, Trent Valley Lodge 10087 Nottingham Province, Eureka Lodge 3472 and Honesty Lodge 10073 Wakefield & Dewsbury Province and Coronation Lodge 7426 and Walter Taylor Lodge 10527 Bradford Province.

Worsbrough Mill Worsbrough Local History Society The group will meet today at 2pm n the parish hall, Worsbrough Dale. Football Worsbrough Bridge FC lost again last week when they visited Rossington Miners' Welfare. Although they played well at times the hosts scored the goals and won 2-0. Tomorrow Worsbrough entertain Leeds Metropolitan Carnegie College at Park Road in the Northern Counties East League, kick-off 3pm. The 2nd XI came out tops when they entertained Penistone Church at Park Road. It was a good competitive game with Worsbrough winning 2-1. Worsbrough 2nd XI have no game this weekend. Charity Evening Barrow WMC will be holding a charity evening in aid of the Barnsley Hospice on Tuesday at 8pm. Top artiste engaged, also tombola and raffle. Free admission. St Thomas' and St James' Church Diary Good progress was made by the working party to clean and tidy up the grounds around the church. Their hard work is much appreciated. Another date has been set for tomorrow and anyone with an hour or two to help will be welcome. Meet at the church at 10am. The 9.30am service on Sunday is morning prayer with the baptism of Eve Wilkockson and Josh Briscoe led by Rev Trevor Keightley and the reader is Tony Swales. The five-week Lent course continues on Monday and will be repeated on Tuesday and Wednesday at various times and venues to accommodate the members of both St Thomas' Church and St Luke's Church. For further information contact Mary on 286505. Swaithe WMC Weekly draw winning numbers: 1215 (£350), 767 (£50), 490 (£20) and 1636 (£10). Family disco today, 8-10pm, when all children must be accompanied by an adult. Bingo tomorrow, Monday and Thursday and on Sunday 'Seaside Rendezvous'. Quiz night Wednesday. Worsbrough Community Church On Sunday the preacher at the 10.30am service will be Emma Wilcock. The fellowship meets on Monday at 2pm and the prayer meeting is on Thursday at 7pm. The cafe opens Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday for coffee at 9.30am and from 11.30am for lunches. Ward Green Baptist Church On Sunday morning service at 10.30am, preacher Sylvia Corney and at 6pm the preach-

er will be Peter Edwards. Our Lady and St James’ Church Mass at 6pm tomorrow and 9am on Sunday at the community church, Worsbrough Dale. Weekday masses as usual in the parish room. Councillors' Surgery The councillors' surgery will be held on Friday February 22, 5pm to 6pm. Note new day and time. Hygeia Slimming and Weight Control The group meets at the sports development club, Worsbrough on Thursdays at 2pm. Weight loss of the week went to P Wilde (2lbs). For more information call 217357.

West Bretton Ecumenical Partnership Rev John Staton was preacher at the church on Sunday. Lessons were read by Leonard Bartle and Richard Franklin. Sidesperson was Norman Skeet and Diana Franklin was steward. Organist was Peter Bowers. Flowers were arranged by the Ward family. Refreshments were served by June Waring. This Sunday there is no service and members are invited to either St Peter's Church, Woolley, or Clayton West Methodist Church at 10.30am. Holy communion on Tuesday at 10.30am. Over 50s Club Last Wednesday members made plans for their 2008 programme at their meeting in the village hall. Concert There will be a concert in the village hall on February 23 at 7.30pm when the 'Singing Farmer' will entertain and there will be a supper at 9pm. The concert is to raise funds for the Ann Robinson charity. Tickets are £8.50 and are available by telephoning 01924 840124. There will be a bar and raffle. Lent A service of holy communion and imposition of the ashes began Lent on Ash Wednesday at St Peter's Church, Woolley. Rev Stephen Kelly was celebrant. A Lent course began on Tuesday at Woolley vicarage. Next week's sessions are from 2pm to 3.30pm and 7pm to 8.30pm. Parish Council The parish council's February meeting was held in the village hall last Monday when Coun Mike Hofton was in the chair. Inspector Karen Bailes of West Yorkshire Police gave a report on crime in the area and informed members of the forthcoming neighbourhood policing changes. Richard Dean reported on Yorkshire Sculpture Park matters and Councillors June Drydale and Paul Harvey also gave a report. The parish council updated its action plan. Bowls AGM West Bretton bowling club will hold its AGM in the village hall on March 4 at 7pm. Notices will be posted and members informed.

New Lodge Surgery Eric Illsley MP, for Barnsley Central, will be available for advice or assistance about local problems this evening at 4.30pm at the New Lodge Community Centre Standhill Crescent. St Helen’s Ward Councillors' Surgery The next surgery will be tomorrow from 10am to 12noon and will be a walkabout around the New Lodge Estate. Stronger Neighbourhood Initiative At the Community House 20/22 Kirkstall Road, New Lodge is working with the Romero Project to bring a range of services to the local community. For confidential information and advice, call in to see Margaret or telephone 731297. Giddy Kids Meet every Thursday from 9am to 12noon at the New Lodge community centre and it's for children up to three years and their parents. The cost is 50p per child and adult. Easter places will be available for the Tuesday session 1pm to 3pm. Contact Dawn on

07874321167 for further information. Options Team If you would like help with completing job applications or making up a CV, job search, interview technique then call into the community house, 20/22 Kirkstall Road any Wednesday from 2pm to 4pm. This is a free service . Open Door Session At New Lodge Community Centre every Thursday from 1pm to 3pm. Information and support is available on issues such as welfare benefit, debt, employment, bereavement or family and relationships. For more information or to book an appointment contact Caroline or Margaret at the Romero Centre or telephone 770390. Connexions Personal Adviser Is available to support any person aged 13-19 . Support could be anything from helping you to fill in a form to an informal chat about anything general or personal. If you want to find out more contact Louise on 07757 507513. Louise has her ‘drop in’ sessions’ for all young people on Thursdays 2.30-4.00pm in the New Lodge community centre.

Worsbrough Common St Luke's Church On Sunday the 11am service will be morning worship and will be led by Rev Trevor Keightley. The preacher will be Sally Davies and the lessons will be read by Mrs M Rushforth and Mrs J Davies. On Wednesday the Oasis group meets in the church hall at 1pm. New members are welcomem, there are various speakers. Pensioners' Club On Thursday St Luke's pensioners club meet at 2.30pm in the church hall. They will have their bingo and refreshments. The prizes last week were won by A Hickling, D Sharp and M Briscoe.

Monk Bretton Strolling Group The strolling group is open to all ages, including mums and toddlers with pushchairs. Anyone is welcome to join. Call Ruth on 07738 440398 for more details. Youth Club The youth club meets from 7pm to 9pm on Wednesday evening. Subs cost 50p. There are activities, games and trips out for nine to 16-year-olds. Volunteers are required to work with young people in Monk Bretton youth club from 6.30pm to 9.30pm at Silverdale community centre. Or if anybody has any other time to give to work with young people on different activities, trips out etc Please contact Helen on 07738 440399 for more information. The Monday youth club meets from 5pm to 7pm at the Methodist church, High Street, Monk Bretton. St Helen’s School On Thursday morning from 8.45am to 9.30am there is a credit union collection and a coffee morning at the school. Friends of Monk Bretton Park Volunteers are required to join a group which helps maintain Monk Bretton park. Call Ruth on 07738 440398 for more information. New Zealand Story Robert Barraclough, organist at St Paul's Church, who spent a year on a scholarship at Dunedin Cathedral, New Zealand, will tell his story 'From Monk Bretton to Dunedin Cathedral, New Zealand' at Monk Bretton Methodist Church on February 22 at 7pm. He will also play the church organ. Supper tickets are £2.50. Proceeds for the church development fund. Pigeon Racing Club Last week the Bridge Inn Miler Pigeon Racing Club held a race from Hope Inn, Cundy Cross. First was Dennis Manterfield in 1 minute 3 seconds and second Ernest Chitoriski in 1 minute 4 seconds. On Sunday the race started at Carlton's Long Row when winner was Eric Pickersgill in 1 minute 11 seconds and second Ernest Chitoriski in 1 minute 12 seconds. The race on Sunday at 11am will be from Cudworth park.

Mencap Centre At last Thursday's luncheon club games winners were Eva Cross, Annie Burgin, Lillie Worth and Dorothy Hepplestone. Raffle winners were Percy Allen and Annice Swift. Darby and Joan Club Josie Pickering presided at the meeting on Monday in the Mencap Centre. Raffle winners were Margaret Sawbridge, Mary Mann, Terry Pickering and Hazel Longley. Games winners were Kathleen Douglas, Margaret Sawbridge, Janet Smith, Lucy Kaye, Clifford Sawbridge, Betty Jackson, Josie Pickering, Mary Mann, Eva Cross, Sandra Walshaw and Ivy Jones. Redfearns Junior FC All last weekend's games played were in the Sheffield and District Junior League. The Under-8s played Charnock Ridgeway and won 6-1, Joe Worley 3, Luke Parker, Cole Halstead and Tom Nutt scoring. The Under-9s met Whiston Wildcats and they won 4-2, Josh Metcalfe 2, Josh Walters and Owen Wing scoring. The Under-11s played Norton Lees Juniors and they lost 1-0, while the Under-12s played Hillsborough Pumas and lost 31, Tom Lunn scoring. The Under-13s met Hoyland Common Falcons and they won 3-1, Giorgio Williams 2 and Joe Manterfield scoring. The Under14s played Dodworth Miners' Welfare and lost 2-1, Jack Portman scoring, while the Under -15s met Wickersley Youth and lost 4-2, Matthew Roberts and Jansen Berry scoring. Methodist Church The Sunday morning service was conducted by George Senior. Organist was Rose Denman. Janet Crossley provided the flowers. In the evening there was a joint service with Cudworth Methodist Church led by Barbara Tewson. Pianist was Jean Elvin. On Monday the youth club was led by Helen Walker. Yesterday the women's fellowship met and in the evening the circle dancers got together. On Sunday morning the service will be led by Rev Percy Allen and at 6pm there will be a joint service at Cudworth led by Rev Pam Butler. On Tuesday the development group will meet at 7.30pm. Slimming World At the afternoon session last week awards went to Kathleen Short, Sharon Elsworth and Mags Deakin (half-stone); Tommy Taylor (one-and-a-half stone). At the evening session slimmer-of-the-week was Jayne Musgrave. Awards went to Susan Woodcote, Pat Poulson and Shonah Lyons (half-stone); Jayne Musgrave (silver and gold magic). The group lost five stones. Parish Church After the Ash Wednesday service led by Father Nigel Holmes, there was a special Lenten mass on Friday when celebrant was the Bishop of Beverley, the Rt Rev Martyn Jarrett. Priests from the Barnsley deanery concelebrated the mass when Sue Burton gave the reading and Denise Kitching led prayers. Organist was John Kenyon. Daphne Woffinden sang the psalm and Jack Birkett sang the gospel acclamation. The offertory was taken by Mary Bullock and Don Booker. The Sunday family mass was led by Father Nigel when readings were given by Denise Kitching and Joyce Harston and prayers led by Doreen Ibbeson. The offertory was taken by Beryl Watson and Pat Kaye who also administered the chalice with Charles Wraith. Side duties were carried out by Gorden and Janice Rees. Eileen McClure was pianist. Daphne Woofinden sang the psalm and Jack Birkett the gospel acclamation. In the evening church members went to Ryhill Parish Church for the start of the Deanery Lent course when speaker was Father George Nairn-Briggs. Today at 6pm there will be a mass followed by Stations of the Cross and tomorrow at 6.30pm there will be a vigil mass. The family mass on Sunday will be at 10am and at 6pm the Lent course will be at St John's Church, Cudworth. Throughout Lent there will be a mass at 7pm on Tuesdays with an address in the centre. The Wednesday mass for the rest of the year will be at 6pm. Those wishing to receive the sacrament of confirmation should

contact the vicar. Over 50s Club Birthday greetings were sent to Denise Rhodes at Tuesday's meeting in the community centre. Games winners were Doreen Cawley, Loretta Speight, Marion Bell, Rita Parkin, Mary Hyde, Margaret Rhodes, Lavinia Hatch, Mavis Secker, Elaine Worley, Lesley Brown, Margaret Rawson and Joan Pashley. Raffle winners were Norah Fowle and Annie Watson. Butchers' Arms The pool team lost 4-3 to Haddon Road Club in the Smithies League last week. Team was Phil Rich, Scott Peel, Steve Wainwright, Gary Annetts, Steve Bruce, Eleanor Wainwright and John Lees. Pheasant Inn Playing in the Smithies League last week the pool team lost 52 to The Priory. Team: Ben Vellensworth, Ray Bradley, Lee Ogden, Luke Yoxall, Jack Cureton, Chris Dixon and Bob Sutcliffe. Playing in the Barnsley Sunday League, the soccer team lost 6-0 to Full House. On Monday in the Kendall League, the pool team lost 4-3 to Higham's Engineers. Team was David Hobson, Jack Cureton, Luke Yoxall, Ray Bradley, Steve Rennison, Steve Mosley and Ben Vellensworth. Scout Fellowship Members of the Barnsley Scout Fellowship, who meet at Monk Bretton, manned a base for the South Yorkshire Association winter runaround competition. The base was visited by groups from the county at Barnsley YMCA where they tackled a map reading exercise. On Monday the fellowship held a social and dinner at The Norman.

Pilley Methodist Church On Sunday the service will be conducted by Rev Sylvia Corney at 3pm. On Tuesday at 7.30pm there will be a beetle drive in the schoolroom. Everyone welcome. St Paul's Church The service on Sunday at 6.30pm is Evensong.

Pogmoor NCDWS The National Council For Divorced, Widowed and Separated meets every Wednesday at 8pm at the Travellers Rest, Pogmoor. Proof of status required.

Birdwell Aetherius Society Healing Centre Healing takes place every Tuesday morning and evening by appointment at 350 Sheffield Road, Birdwell. Call 744659. Birdwell Methodist Church The service last Sunday morning was led by Rev Harold Bowes. In the evening a Habitat for Humanity team spoke about their recent building work for people in Guyana, South America. On Sunday at 10.45am the service will be taken by Mr Roger Shadbolt. There will be a coffee afternoon on Tuesday between 2pm and 3.30pm. Kids' Club members are reminded that there is no club until February 28.

Tankersley St Peter's Church The service on Sunday at 9.30am is Holy Communion which will be led by Rev Keith Hale and Rev Sue Rose.

Smithies Smithies Wesleyan Reform Church Sunday School meet at 10.45am, and worship at 3pm will be led by Mr Andrew Hewitt. On Monday the WA meet at 2.30pm for an open meeting. On Tuesday the Girls' Brigade meets at 6.30pm, when the girls will begin their practice for the regional event at the spa, Scarborough on April 12, led by Mrs J Coulson. On Thursday the Wives' Group meets at 8pm, when they will have a speaker from PACT, their chosen charity for this year.


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Court orders dog to be muzzled after it bit boy A TWO-year-old Alsatian which bit an 11-year-old boy after escaping from its home will now have to be on a leash and muzzled when out in public. Rip, the pet of Julie Mason, also faces being neutered following her appearance at Barnsley Magistrates' Court. He could, however, have faced being destroyed as a result of attacking the boy. Mason, 43, unemployed of Parker Street, Barnsley admitted being the owner of a dog allowed to be out of control and to cause injury. She was made subject to an 8pm8am curfew to operate for 28 days, ordered to pay £43 costs and to keep Rip under proper control. Chris Jackson, prosecuting, said

the boy and a friend were walking in Parker Street at about 7.20pm on November 4 when confronted by Rip barking and baring his teeth. Although the boy stood still, the dog jumped at him, biting his right elbow. After managing to pull his arm away, he feared the dog was preparing to jump again. He then threw his apple to the ground before running to catch up with his friend who had witnessed the attack. Seen by the police, Mason said Rip was normally under control, said Mr Jackson. Ironically, however, he had disappeared again when the police arrived. Owned by the defendant since birth, he was a family pet to Mason and her two sons, the younger of

whom had allowed him to escape through the front door into the street. For Mason, John Dearden said it was significant that Rip escaped on a night when the boys said they were walking along “watching fireworks go up”. It could also be significant that they were eating. Mr Dearden added that the defendant had apologised in person to the boy and appreciated she must take measures to ensure Rip could not escape into the street again. She would also comply with the muzzling, leashing and neutering. Rip, she maintained, had shown no signs of aggression before and she did not want him to be destroyed.

Singers too good to be eliminated JUDGES at the first heat of a talent contest at Highstone Working Men's Club, Worsbrough Common, could not pick an outright winner from three singers so they let them all go through to the next stage. The adjudication panel of representatives from Barnsley Parachute Regimental Association felt

Mapplewell & Staincross Darby and Joan Club The opening hymn was sung accompanied by Marjorie Haigh. Birthday greetings were sung to Jack Green and Marian Turton. Barnsley youth jazz cancelled and Robbie Best kindly stepped in to entertain the members with songs and instrumental pieces from the 50s and 60s. Raffle prizes were donated by Mrs Shaw, Margaret Rimmington, Emily Lindley, Marjorie Haigh, Mary Timberlake, Muriel Stanley and Ida Grice. Winners were Joyce Spence, Joan Wall, Marian Harris, Alan Cooper, Rita Chalkley, Pat Farrell and Doris Blake. Next week the Irish dancers will perform. The group meets every Tuesday at Mapplewell Village Hall at 7pm. New members are always welcome. Ring Nora Purseglove on 386011. Methodist Church Rev Derek Orange led the service on Sunday morning. Elizabeth Orange addressed the Junior Church and the organist was Jenny Squires. Rev John Morton led the evening service and Diane Charlesworth gave a bible reading with Brian Richardson as organist. A video, Jesus and His Times, was shown at the Monday meeting of the Women's Fellowship. Tea, coffee and toast were served at the get-together on Tuesday morning. The Ladies' Group met in the afternoon and there was a church council meeting in the evening. The drama group held a rehearsal yesterday and there was also a prayer meeting in the morning. On Sunday morning there will be a Songs of Praise service at 10.30am and the evening

it would have been unfair to organise a ‘sing-off’ between Caroline Ward, Amy Davison and Micha Careen, who are all from Barnsley, because they felt they were so good. A spokesman for the club said: “I knew there were some talented people out there but these singers

service at 6pm will be led by Roger Shadbolt. Methodist Church Drama Group The group is presenting the pantomime Sleeping Beauty tonight and tomorrow with both performances starting at 7.15pm. Tickets are £5 for adults and £2.50 for children which includes free ice-cream and a programme. For tickets contact Gwen Littlewood on 382933 or Keith Lodge on 206766. Alternatively you can pay on the door.

Higham Methodist Church There will be a coffee evening today from 7pm with a presentation by Ken Brook of Staincross. On Sunday evening the service at 6pm will be conducted by Rev. Derek Hinchliffe. On Monday morning from 9.30am to 11am tea and toast will be served in the hall. The Monday fellowship will meet at 2pm and the speaker is Mrs Margery Micklethwaite. On Monday evening the junior youth club will meet at 6.45pm followed by the senior youth club at 7.45pm

Barugh Methodist Church On Sunday there was a special service at 9.45am when Courtney Mai Dodson, the daughter of Louise and Stuart Dodson, was baptised. Rev John Morton was celebrant. Pianist was Ken Froggatt. The reader and helper was Gloria Dawson. Refreshments were served by Florence Hinchliffe. The preacher at the 6pm service was Brian Woodfine. Readers were Eileen Cartwright and Florence Hinchcliffe.

were something else. The judges could not separate them. “Something like this is unlikely to happen again.” Heats are being held on the first and third Saturday of the month and winner at the final on July 17 will pick up £1,000.

Organist was Roy Jackson. On Monday the women's fellowship met at 7pm when the speaker was Ann Shadbolt and leader Gloria Dawson. Pianist was Doreen Williams. Local History Group Barugh Green local history group meets on Tuesday in the village hall at 2pm. Joyce Pringle will be continuing her talk on 'The Rise and Fall of Variety'. Community Association The next meeting of the community association is on Wednesday in the village hall at 7pm. Roy Young will be giving a talk on 'The History of Wentworth'.

Kexborough Cricket Club Last Saturday's bonus ball was number 7. The winter nets will continue on Thursday at Darton High School at 6pm (juniors) and 7pm (seniors). The club is looking for new players at both junior and senior levels. If anyone is interested please ring Neil on 382166 or attend the nets. The first social event of the year will be a race night. Any members willing to help with this please contact Gordon on 385720. Last Sunday's lottery numbers were 7, 8, 10, 11, 13, and 14. There were no winners and the jackpot now stands at £600. The pool numbers are 2035 and 2207. The pool numbers for Sunday, February 3 were 3464 and 0141 (both prizes have been claimed). Choir The Phoenix Singers Mixed Voice Choir meet at the church every Thursday from 7.30pm until 9.30 pm. New singers

always welcome, particularly Tenors and Basses. All enquiries to Mr Roy Jackson on Barnsley 01226 384119. Methodist Church On Sunday Rev Jon Bellfield conducted the morning service. Pam Butler led the evening service which included the Lord's Supper. On Monday Kidz and Karers was at 9am, the music group met at 6.30pm and there was open house at 7.30pm when Lynn Barnett gave a talk on her charity visit to Cambodia. On Tuesday the housegroup was at 2pm and the girls' brigade met at 6.30pm. On Wednesday the luncheon club dined at 12 noon and the church fellowship was at 7.15pm. On Sunday at 9am the service will include the Lord's Supper conducted by Rev Pam Butler. At 10.30am there is a family service and baptism led by Rev Pam Butler. The 6pm service will be taken by the worship leaders. On Monday February 25 there is a beetle drive with a pie and pea supper at 7pm. Tickets are £3.50.

Darton Darby and Joan Club Last Friday a games evening was held and thanks were given to all who helped during the evening. Get-well wishes were extended to Nellie Senior and Blanche Milner. A warm welcome back was given to Shirley Welford and Mavis Brown. Raffle prizes were won by Shirley Welford, Maureen White, Kathleen Pinder, Mollie Jaques, Lynn Joyner, Ada Turton and Doris Skelly. Tonight is a games evening which starts at 7pm at

Council passes plan to turn villa into apartments A VICTORIAN villa which has been empty for years is be converted into a “prestigious and expensive” development. Five apartments will be constructed within Westfield House on Victoria Road and a new block of 16 apartments built to the rear of the building. The apartments will have balconies or private terraces. The plans, submitted by owner Chris Palmer, were approved by councillors lastweek. Last year he submitted an application for redevelopment of the building but withdrew it after meeting opposition from residents and local councillors. He has since met planning officers to discuss amending the proposals which they now consider will improve the appearance and viability of the site. Coun Margaret Bruff, who had previously raised concerns about the redevelopment of Westfield House, built in 1876, was in favour of the latest proposals. She said: “I want to congratulate officers and developers for working with the residents.” Coun Grace Brown added: “I hope the developer realises how much affection there is in this town for that particular building and that they do it justice.” After the meeting, businessman Mr Palmer said work would start this year. He added: “These will be high quality apartments in a private landscaped area with sodium floodlights at night. “It has been a mixture of trying to build what the residents want in that area and what is commercially viable. It has taken a lot of work but everybody has turned out to be happy with the plan.”

Kexbrough Community House. Coffee Morning All Saints' Church will be holding its monthly coffee morning tomorrow between 10am and 12 noon. The coffee morning held in January raised £98.90. All Saints' Church On Sunday parish eucharist is at 10.30am and eucharist is on Tuesday at 7pm. On Wednesday there is a Bible study and discussion at Darton at 2.30pm and an address and night prayer at 7.30. A Bible study and discussion takes place at All Saints' Church, Cawthorne, at 7.30pm. On Thursday morning prayer and silent reflection at 8.50am followed by eucharist at 9.30am. At 12 noon there is eucharist at Cawthorne followed by a Lent lunch. The Bishop of Wakefield will conduct a confirmation service for candidates from Darton and Cawthorne, at Darton, on Sunday April 20 at 10.30am. In January the wedding took place of Helen Beech and Paul Mason and Brandon James Watson was baptised. 100 Club Winning numbers for All Saints' Church 100 club for January were: 1st, 66; 2nd, 60; 3rd, 59. If you would like to continue your number for another year contact Chris Miller on 385064 with your payment of £10. New members are welcome to purchase a number to win a monthly prize of £20, £10 and £5. Visit Weather man Paul Hudson visited Darton High School in January to give a talk on the changing climate of the world, the effects on Britain and the area we live in. He also presented a cheque for £1,000 to

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Town Talk Trinity URC On Sunday the service at 10.30am will be led by Rev N Percival and will include Holy Communion. On Tuesday the elders' meeting is at 7pm in the lounge. On Wednesday Trinity age-well will get together at 10.30am until 1pm and the group pastorate meeting will be in the lounge at 7.30pm. Spiritualist Church Tomorrow there will be a healing service at 6.30pm, followed by an open circle at 7.30pm. On Sunday the divine service is at 6.15pm and the speaker is Linda Shepherd of Rotherham. The clairvoyant service is on Wednesday at 7pm and the speakers will be Mr and Mrs Marsh from Sheffield. Weigh In Slimmers meeting last Wednesday at the Central Library in Shambles Street lost a total of 166.5lbs. Slimmer of the week on Wednesday morning was Annmarie Marrison (3.5lbs). Wednesday evening's winner was Alan Norris who lost 2.5lbs. Congratulated on reaching weight loss milestones were Claire Booker, Nicola Brown, Beverley Hawkins, Joyce Hotchkiss, Julia Lomax, Clare O'Dowd, Mary Pryce, Ruth Richardson, Neil Senior and Michelle Sagar (first half stone), Libby Anderson and Maureen Vickers (one stone) and Jenny Humpleby (three and a half stones). Classes are on Wednesday mornings and evenings. Seventh-day Adventist Church Sabbath school is tomorrow at 10am and includes activities for the children. All are welcome to the divine service at 11.15am which will be taken by Malcolm Bayliss from Bradford. Emmanuel Methodist Church On Sunday Early Morning Holy Communion at 9.15am will be led by Rev Mark Reasbeck. Morning Worship at 10.30am will be led by John Foster.The preacher at Sunday at Seven contemporary worship will be Rev Jon Bellfield. Time for Prayer is on Monday at 9.15am and mothers and toddlers meet at 10am. Iranian Christians worship in Farsi at

the 15th Darton Scouts and Cubs. The money will be used to repair the scout hut damaged by last year's floods. The money was raised and donated by Darton Mfest. The event went ahead after the original concert dates were cancelled due to the floods. Councillors' Surgeries Tomorrow there will be a councillors' surgery for the Darton East Ward in Alder Close community centre between 10am to 11am. A walkabout around Barnsley Road will take place tomorrow for councillors in the Darton West Ward. On Wednesday councillors for Darton West will be holding a surgery in Redbrook community centre from 10am to 11am.

Gawber St Thomas's Church Tonight and tomorrow at 7.30pm Great American Musicals are performed in the community centre. Services on Sunday: 8am Holy Communion; 10.30am Parish Eucharist; 12 baptism of Jack Edward Butterfield and Lilia Grace Hamer; 6pm Evensong. Morning prayer is at 9am on Wednesday and Thursday and evening prayer is at 5pm on Thursday. On Tuesday at 10.30am St Thomas's Lent Course, The Lord's Prayer, is held. On Wednesday at 12 the over 60s' luncheon club meets in the community centre and at 7pm Holy Communion for Lent is held with the theme, baptism and confirmation. On Thursday from 1.30-3.30pm the craft group meets in the community centre and choir practice is at 7pm.

READER’S LETTER

Don’t censure free speech JOHN RACE, Staincross Common, Staincross WE ARE told area forums provide the public with an opportunity to question officers of BMBC and ask direct questions to councillors. I would expect the replies to be without any rancour. This though was not the case at our forum meeting this week at Mapplewell. To a number of questions, the New Labour councillors were incredible in their defence of BMBC and continued with a repetitive outpour of hostility to questions.

A timid person would have felt guilty or discouraged from taking part in the meeting though the few who did stuck to their guns. The chairman Coun John Parkinson made the remark ‘It's that time of the year’ when questions are raised for electioneering and at every opportunity curtailed free speech and brought the meeting to a quick end. Come on, JP, there was no need to be so abrupt, councillors are there to listen and serve the public. They gave up their free time to attend. Do not censure free speech.

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5pm. Christianity Explored, a ten week course exploring the Christian faith, continues at 7.30pm. On Tuesday community coffee morning is from 10.30-12noon. Tuesday Club for ages five-11 meets at 3.45pm. Little Fishes toddler group meets on Wednesday at 1pm. On Thursday Emmanuel joins with other Methodist Churches in a Lent Service at Buckley church at 12noon with preacher Rev Jon Bellfield. This will be followed by a light lunch. Brownies meet at 6pm and guides at 7.30pm. Buckley Church There is a jumble sale this evening at 6pm. Tomorrow the coffee morning is at 10am until 11.30am followed by the church anniversary lunch at 12.45pm. The Sunday service at 10.30am is the Chapel anniversary with preacher Keith Lodge and at 6pm the service is led by Rev S Radford. On Monday the ladies' group is at7.15pm. Tuesday's line dancing is at 12.30pm.On Wednesday evening there is step-in-time, a children's dance class. A writers' workshop will be held on Thursday at 10am, followed by a Lent service at noon conducted by Louise Dawson. At 12.45pm the Lent lunch will be in the church hall. Nazarene Church Morning worship on Sunday takes place at 10.30am and will be conducted by Mr L Donkor. Sunday school will begin in the church at 11am. The junior youth club (ages 6-11) meets at 6pm on Monday, followed by senior youth club (ages 12-18) at 7pm. Tuesday afternoon fellowship meets at 1.30pm with Bible study, prayer and encouragement. On Thursday there is watercolour painting with Mrs Jean Stockton at 10am. Next Sunday Des Haynes and Sheila Sanderson will lead the morning worship at 10.30. Morning worship on Sunday takes place at 10.30am and will be conducted by Mr L Donkor. Sunday school will begin in the church at 11am. The junior youth club (ages 6-11) meets at 6pm on Monday, followed by senior youth club (ages 12-18) at 7pm. Tuesday afternoon fellowship meets at 1.30pm with Bible study, prayer and encouragement. On Thursday there is watercolour painting with Mrs Jean Stockton at 10am. Next Sunday Des Haynes and Sheila Sanderson will lead the morning worship at 10.30.

Salem Church Last Sunday divine service was conducted at 10.30am by Mr G Tovey and at 6pm by Mr A Hewitt. The organist was Mrs J Dore and flowers for the communion table were provided by Mrs Hartness. On Sunday there will be a parade service for Scouts, Beaver Scouts, Guides, Brownies and Rainbows at 10.30am, conducted by Mr I Watson. Mr Watson will also conduct the divine service at 6pm. On Tuesday the Beaver Scouts and Cubs will meet from 6pm to 7.15pm, followed by the Scouts until 9.15pm. On Wednesday the church will be hosting a meeting of the Barnsley flower arranging club, starting at 12.30pm. On Wednesday evening the Brownies will meet from 6pm to 7pm, followed by the Guides until 9.15pm. On Friday the Rainbows will meet from 6pm to 7pm. The Salvation Army Today the church will hold a coffee morning at 9.30 in Holy Rood church hall which will includes a sponsored sing by the Junior Choir raising funds for the SA water projects in 18 regions of the world. At 1.15pm the SA Cameo meets in the Church of the Nazarene. On Sunday at 2pm worship in the Church of the Nazarene. Any enqiuries to 291276. Weight Watchers The group meets on Tuesday in Barnsley library at 9.30am, 10.30am, 12, 5pm. Halfstone awards went to: Justine Britton, Tracy Wale, Emma Redfern, Rachel Stuart, Shayne Welsh; one stone: Moyra Ramsden, Leanne Wright; one-and-a-half stones: Andrea Bennett; three-and-a-half stones Jane Whitham; ten per cent was reached by Sarah Hawksworth. St Edward's Church On Sunday at 10am Parish Communion is held with celebrant and preacher Rev Canon Stuart Ramsden, readers A Darren and F Thompson, intercessions L Taylor-Kent. On Monday keep fit is at 7pm. On Wednesday morning prayer is at 10.15am and at 1.30pm card craft is held. On Thursday vestry lunches are served at 12. Streets to be prayed for this week: Park Road, Blenheim Road, Blenheim Grove, Locke Avenue, Longcar Lane, Hawthorne Street, Park Grove, Marlborough Terrace.

 Colourful: Rachel Saul and Bryana Alsop have a great time when they visited the Woolley Colliery Fun Day organised by the Barnsley Learning Net on Wednesday. Picture: Scott Bairstow

Latest planning applications THE FOLLOWING planning applications were submitted to the council for consideration this week: DJJR Developments c/o White Agus Partnership, 128B New Road, Staincross, 15 new houses at Oaklea Close, Staincross; Darren Lunn of 10 Bloomfield Road, Darton, two-metre arched timber fence to side boundary of his house; Mr T Freeman of 20 Dearne Hall Road, Barugh Green, rear porch and detached garage; Carl Nichols, 169 Upper Sheffield Road, Barnsley, residential development of one dwelling; Mr William Chamberlain, 14, Station Road, Lundwood, variation of condition 9 of planning approval 2005/1604 – installation of septic tank; Gary Bray, 26 Swannee Road,

Kendray, timber decking and canopy for use as smoking shelter (resubmission) at Barnsley Central WMC, Birk Avenue, Kendray; Dr G H Khan, 15 Longside Way, Pogmoor, first-floor deck extension with canopy to nursing home at Galtee More Nursing Home, 164 Doncaster Road; Mrs Sandra White, 26b Monsal Crescent, change of use to sale of hot and cold sandwiches, pasties and pies at 32 Rufford Avenue, Athersley North; Stephen Day, Granville Lodge, Granville Street, Barnsley, detached house and new access and garage to existing house (outline); Mrs Mary Scargill, 40 Hartington Drive, Honeywell, single-storey rear extension to provide disabled access to dwelling;

Mr & Mrs B Dolan, 8 Monks Way, Monk Bretton, single-storey rear extension and- detached double garage to dwelling; Dave Fisher, 18 Canal Street, twostorey side and rear extension to dwelling at 36 Vernon Way, Gawber; Mr Marsh, 6 Marrow House, 17 Vernon Road, Ward Green, removal of willow and deadwood and removal of overhanging branches of ash tree within Tree Preservation Order; Go For It (Europe) Ltd, c/o White Agus Partnership, two flats above existing single-storey shops at 323 and 325 Burton Road, Monk Bretton; Suat Uyanik, 146 Dodworth Road, Barnsley, boundary wall and fence.

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Fancy dressers take part in a sponsored event at the Barnsley Bowl, Athersley, to raise money for Barnsley Hospice on Saturday. (D)

Girls’ Brigaders receive awards

Members of the 1st Kexborough Company of the Girls’ Brigade host their annual coffee morning to raise money for their HQ fees. (D)

MEMBERS of the First Kexborough Company Girls' Brigade celebrated their annual rededication and enrolment service at Kexborough Methodist Church. Led by minister Rev Pam Butler, the service recognised the achievements and attendance of brigade members. Picking up awards on the day were Kim Hawksby who was commissioned as an officer after gaining her Brigadier Brooch, Young Leader and Endurance awards, and Leah Ward who picked up her Intermediate Young

Gardener's Choice Tours at Wentworth Castle, Stainborough, today, starts at 11am. A free guided tour with regular garden admission. Children's Bird-Box Making at Wentworth Castle, Stainborough, today, 1pm to 3pm and tomorrow, 10.30am to 12.30pm. Frost Fair at Cannon Hall, Cawthorne, 12.30pm to 2.30pm. A free soup with regular garden admission at Wentworth Castle, Stainborough, Wednesday, 10am to 4pm.

MUSICALS 'Nunsense' at the Lamproom Theatre, Barnsley, today and tomorrow, 7.30pm.

CONCERTS Spring Concert by Barnsley Ladies' Choir at The Firs Retirement Home, Dodworth Road, Barnsley, Monday, 7pm.

FAIRS Craft Fair at Elsecar Heritage Centre, tomorrow and Sunday, 10am to 4pm.

SALES

Commissioned as an officer: Kim Hawksby. (D) Leaders award. Other members were presented with their annual membership cards and attendance awards.

Jumble Sale at Buckley Church, Union Court, Barnsley, today, 6pm. Table Top Sale at Darfield Valley Methodist Church, tomorrow, 10am to 12 noon. Table Top Sale at Great Houghton Welfare Hall, tomorrow, 2pm.

COFFEE MORNINGS Penistone and District Committee of Yorkshire Cancer Research Coffee Morning at Hoylandswaine

Sports and Social Clulb, tomorrow, 10am to 12 noon.

ENTERTAINMENT Northern Soul at Royston Civic, today, 7.30pm. Demmi at the Shaw Inn, Racecommon Road, Barnsley, today, 9pm. Rock ’n’ Roll at the Old St George’s Suite, Pitt Street, Barnsley, tomorrow, 8pm. Barnsley Jazz with Mart Rodger's Manchester Jazz at Silkstone Lodge, Monday, 8.30pm.

CINEMA Parkway Barnsley: National Treasure: Book of Secrets (PG) today, tomorrow and Monday: 12.30pm, 3.15pm, 6pm and 8.35pm. Sunday: 2pm, 4.45pm, 7.30pm. Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday: 3.30pm, 5.50pm and 7.30pm. Water Horse: Legend of the Deep (PG) today, tomorrow and Monday: 10.45am, 1.10pm and 6pm. Sunday: 2.15pm. Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday: 4pm. Jumper (12A) today, tomorrow and Monday: 3.45pm and 8.30pm. Sunday: 5pm and 7.45pm. Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday: 6.20pm and 8.30pm. Alvin and the Chipmunks (U) today, tomorrow and Monday: 10.45am. National Treasure: Book of Secrets (PG) Senior screen Wednesday: doors open 9.45am, film starts 10.30am. Penistone Paramount: Alvin and the Chipmunks (PG) today to Sunday: 2pm. Charlie Wilson's War (15) today and tomorrow: 7.30pm. Sunday: 6pm. Monday to Thursday: 7.30pm.

Matinee Wednesday: 2pm.

MEETINGS Cameo at Holy Rood church hall, Tuesday, 2pm. Janet Kirk will give a talk on flower arranging. Barnsley and District Branch of the Parkinson's Disease Society Annual General Meeting at the Emmanuel Methodist Church, Barnsley, Tuesday, 2pm. Barnsley Family History Society at St Paul's church hall, Greenfoot Lane, Barnsley, Tuesday, 7.30pm. Ian Dewhirst will give a talk on 'Victorian and Edwardian Leisure'. White Rose Organ Society at Silkstone Lodge, Tuesday, 7.30pm. A concert will be given by Richard Shirt. Barnsley Flower Club at the Salem Church, Blucher Street, Barnsley, Wednesday, 2pm. Jan Travis will give a talk on 'Fantasia'. Barnsley Recorded Music Society at the Society of Friends Meeting Rooms, Western Street, Barnsley, Wednesday, 7pm. Peter Worrall will give a talk on The Halle Orchestra and Sir John Barbirolli. Barnsley Naturalist and Scientific Society at Barnsley central library, Wednesday, 7pm. Joyce and Paul Simmons will give a talk on 'Brockadale – Making it look good'.

OUTDOORS Barnsley and Penistone Rambers: eight-mile walk around Penistone/Hoylandswaine (meet at Penistone cinema, tomorrow, 9.30am) ring 763046. 12-mile walk around Denby Dale/Hartcliffe Hill (meet Denby Dale cenotaph car park, Sunday, 9.30am) ring 01484 862485.

 We invite readers to tell us about forthcoming events under headings such as events, music and activities for all the family. Please send, in writing, a brief description of the event, the place and time to Cherry Martin, c/o Newsroom, Barnsley Chronicle, 47 Church Street, Barnsley S70 2AS or fax us on 01226 734455. Entries should reach us no later than midday on Tuesday of the week before publication.


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M E E T I N G PLACE

Alistair races ahead with new venture Alistair Taylor earned 45,000 dollars a year and travelled the world as part of a motorcyle grand prix team. But as Ian Thompson discovered, he does not regret giving it up.

McMILLAN’S BARNSLEY

Ian McMillan

ALISTAIR Taylor can pinpoint the time when the dream he was living in motorsport started to fade and die. He had been co-ordinator of the Honda motorcycle racing team when American Eddie Lawson became world champion. He had also earned 45,000 dollars a year plus expenses working for another motorcyle grand prix legend, Kenny Roberts. But he quit in 1994 and, apart from an annual visit to the TT races on the Isle of Man and watching the occasional grand prix on TV, he has turned his back on the high octane world of motorbike racing. “I went into racing for idealistic reasons. I wanted to work with the riders with the fastest bikes, the ones regularly on the winner’s podium. In the days before the sponsorship of the sport, no one in the pit lane was earning millions. “The tobacco companies became involved in the sport and, as soon as the money

Telling it like it is on every occasion A BIG hello to all those who came to see my band, The Ian McMillan Orchestra, at the Paramount in Penistone last Saturday; we had a great time, and one of the pieces that went down best was one called ‘What he was Doing’ a little story about my dad, who always told us just what he was doing as he got up and went about his business in the morning. ‘I’m just getting up’ he would say. ‘I’m just going to the bathroom now’, ‘I’m just having my breakfast’, ‘I'm just off to work.’ For years I thought everybody’s dad did that and when I stayed at my mate’s house once when I was little I thought I’d gone deaf overnight because nobody spoke. I’ve decided since that the world is divided into those who say what they’re doing and those who don’t. I used to think it was maybe a Scottish thing, as my dad’s a Scot; but then as I grew up I found lots of Yorkshire people doing it as well. When I went to college in Stafford I remember causing great consternation in a room full of people from the Midlands and the South by saying ‘I’m just going to the toilet.’ They looked at me with mouths agape, but it seemed like the most natural thing in the world. People in Yorkshire, as far as I can see, always tell people when they’re going to the toilet. They don’t use a euphemism like ‘I’m just going to wash my hands’ or ‘I’m just going to see if the Goldthorpe bus is due’; they tell it as it is. I guess there’s a practical and historical reason for this, because years ago there was a toilet down the yard and if you announced you were going then nobody would come rattling the latch as you were sitting there reading the paper. I wonder if there’s a linguistic border, a divide beyond which people don’t say what they’re doing. I wonder if, in the south, it’s all done with glances and small movements of the hand. Instead of saying ‘I’m going to the toilet’, do people

in Surrey look for a microsecond at the door and then make a small upward tilt of the chin, to indicate they’re going upstairs to perform their ablutions. Do they just murmur wordlessly, setting up a small hum that tinkles the china plates in their delicate saucers and which warns the rest of the house not to come knocking on the loo (what a ridiculous word, and one that I hope I’ll only ever say ironically) door.

SIX THINGS Yo u m a y n o t know about: TED WETTON Ted is insolvency partner and joint managing partner of Gibson Booth in Victoria Road.

 He once had to watch the manager of a business in liquidation being dangled by his feet out of a threestorey building by a creditor. The manager was only pulled to safety after promising to work every weekend to pay the creditor.  Ted is still amazed he was made head boy at school in Huddersfield 1969 after being put in detention so many times during his academic career.

 Ted, a chartered accountant, once tried exchanging £10 for the equivalent in Romanian currency from a street seller and ended up with 10p.

‘I was being paid to do what I liked and was living in the land of The Sound of Music’ All revved up: Alistair with his 600cc Suzuki.

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M E M O R I E S Kath Parkin

The other reason, I guess, that we in Yorkshire and Scotland tell each other what we’re doing, is that it was always important for everybody else in the house to know. ‘I’m just off down the allotment.’ ‘I’m just off to the shop.’ ‘I’m just going to the front bedroom.’ In the days before mobile phones maybe we were our own SatNav system, making sure that the family knew where we were. And now, of course, everybody has become my dad. Everybody is telling everybody all the time where they are and what they’re doing. They’re spouting into their mobile phones: ‘I’m just on the bus’, ‘I’m just on the train’, ‘I’m just on the phone, talking to you’ I used to think my dad enjoyed telling people what he was doing because he liked telling stories, and by telling us he was making everything, even a simple morning routine, into a story. Maybe that’s what the mobile phone is turning us into: people who make their lives into stories. And maybe, just maybe, that isn’t a bad thing.

 In 1998, he managed the largest duck race in the UK for the Round Table. There were 15,000 plastic ducks.

 Ted will do virtually anything for charity. He once abseiled down Elland Viaduct.  After giving up playing football and rugby, he spent two years learning to be an advanced underwater diver. One of his more glamorous dives was off Mauritius.

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he spent more time reading Motorcycle News than William Shakespeare. As a teenager in the late 1960s, he raced his 500cc Norton road bike at Cadwell Park, Lincolnshire, and at a host of disused wartime airfields. “I soon realised I was not cut out for being a racer.” He became friendly with Mick Chatterton, a Barnsley lad who raced abroad, and between 1970 and 1974 was his race engineer. He was also engineer for Mick Grant who raced works Kawasakis. He worked with Eddie Lawson in 1989, his champiopnship year, and 1990. As team co-ordinator, he fixed things like plane tickets and hotels. “Eddie had this gift of being able to explain to the race engineer and the technical people exactly what he wanted his bike to do.” Today, Alistair runs Alta Engineering Limited, off Barugh Green Road, which repairs and refurbishes machines for the woodworking industry. He set up the company more than five years ago and until July 2006 ran it from his home in Blenheim Road, Barnsley. “I have never been motivated by fabulous riches. I’d rather be happy.”

From the

BARNSLEY

CHRONICLE 75 Years Ago  A school bus is to be provided to transport children from Ward Green to Worsbrough.  Barnsley Rugby Club defeat Sheffield Tigers in the Yorkshire Challenge Cup.  Labour members have voted against holding flag days in the town.  A Barugh company has won an order to supply coal to the Royal Navy.

50 Years Ago

Show time: Some of the cast members of the Knight of the Burning Pestle.

 Funerals are held for local soccer players Tommy Taylor who died in the Munich air disaster.  £2,300 is to be spent creating new car park in the town centre.  Plans for a fire station at Broadway are deferred.  A firm of engineers is to take over the 200-year-old mansion, Huthwaite Hall at Thurgoland.

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Ralph names cast members of Jacobean production THERE’S no business like show business. Barnsley Grammar School pupils who had roles in a 1954 production of The Knight of the Burning Pestle have been in touch with the Chronicle since photographs of scenes from the early 17th century Jacobean ‘romp’ were published in the Memories column. Ralph Kidger, who played the part of Humphrey, has been able to identify some of the names of the cast. He told us that on the front row, second from the left, is Stephen Cawley and in the centre David Francis who he still occasionally bumps into. “He is a lively member of the Barnsley Grammar School Old Boys’ Association,” he said. He believes the young man on the extreme right, standing, is David Guest who he remembers took Holy Orders. The names of the cast on the photograph are: back row, left to right: Derek Horsfield, John Rumsey, Stephen Farrand (wrote the play's incidental music and

later read music at Fitzwilliam College, Cambridge), David Redburn, John Jones, Geoff Schofield, Lewis Airey, Alan Newsome, Hugh Wagstaffe (became a solicitor with Newman and Bond), David Guest. Middle row: Philip Rawlings, Frank Lancashire, Chris Moxon and David Wright (won England Amateur international soccer caps and a Cambridge Blue). Front row: Anthony Butler, Stephen Cawley, David Francis, unknown, Robert Hammond. Dr Stephen Farrand taught in London for seven years before moving to Aberdeen where he became senior lecturer in music at Aberdeen College of Education. After early retirement, he taught at the University of Aberdeen before moving to Eastbourne. For many years he was also the conductor and musical director of Aberdeen Choral Society. He would be interested in getting in touch with any members of the cast of the 1954 production. If anyone wishes to make contact with

Dr Farrant please contact Kath Parkin, Editorial Department, Barnsley Chronicle, Church Street, Barnsley. The photographs also brought back happy memories for Philip Rawlings (mentioned above) who played the part of the Second Coffinbearer. He told us: “I remember my time at Barnsley Grammar School (school motto ‘Fortita ccupa Portam’) so well. I tried so hard at the 11 plus exam on the promise of a new bike. I got into the Year One Express stream and I set off that day so proud of my new blazer and cap. “I remember physical training as my least favourite subject, falling off the wall bars and breaking my arm was the least of it. “Cross country runs were a circuit up Dodworth Road along Broadway with my team usually bringing up the rear followed by Mr Goodman in his car, leaning out and shouting to us to get a move on.” Mr Rawlings said his hero and mentor was his English teacher Peter Dews.

40 Years Ago  The final bill for Barnsley College is £50,000 over budget.  Although the Barnsley Civil Defence has been closed, members are to maintain it on a voluntary basis.  Liberal councillor R Bradley has resigned.  George Stewardson has retired as headmaster of Foulstone Secondary School, Darfield.

30 Years Ago

Order of the day: The programme of the production. (S) “Many of the faces on the photograph I have not seen since, but some of the other pupils must have a similar story to tell,” he said. Barnsley Grammar School’s cast for the Knight of the Burning Pestle was large and the play was well acted. The idea to do the production was probably due to the fact that around 1949 the Young Vic Company came to

the Theatre Royal with productions of The Knight of the Burning Pestle and Shakespeare's Merchant of Venice. In the latter Shylock's daughter was played by June Brown, now better known as EastEnder’s Dot Cotton. The production photographs were loaned to us by former pupil Barry Jackson.

 A takeover bid for Redfearn National Glass by American firm Rheem International is withdrawn.  A new ten-year development plant for Barnsley town centre is unveiled.  More than a hundred miners at Elsecar Main Colliery have gone on strike.  Barnsley FC juniors are to take part in an international youth tournament in Dusseldorf.

20 Years Ago  Premises in the Stairfoot area are evacuated after a gas leak.  Former nurse J Hughes celebrates her 100th birthday.  Philip Ackroyd becomes president of the Barnsley branch of the National Federation of Newsagents.  Worsbrough Dale residents have won a fight to stop a 24-bed hostel for single people being set up at a former school.

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GEMINI (May 22/June 21) You LEO (July 24/August 23) It may LIBRA (September 24/October SAGITTARIUS (November  work situation may force you to  be a surprise to find you can’t  23) A health matter could come  23/December 21) An end to a think about making a move. depend on someone close. You need to your attention, forcing you to cut difficult family matter has finally

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tal. It may be time to put an end to a dangerous sport or obsessive hobby. If you won’t do it for yourself, do it for your loved ones. You may be surprised to discover how liberated you feel as a result.

Alternatively, a job could come to an end, enabling you to relocate to an area that’s more to your liking. Normally, you welcome such changes, but this one could be unsettling.

to stand on your own two feet. The important thing is to claim your personal power. Some people may feel threatened by your decision, but if they truly care for your wellbeing your relationship will survive.

back on work. This is the last thing you want to do, but it’s essential for your wellbeing. If you keep going at the same breakneck pace the stresses and strains will start to tell.

arrived. You’ve got to face the truth of this situation. Admitting mistakes is never easy, but it’s essential to leading a happier, healthier life. It may be necessary to make big domestic changes.

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since childhood are incorrect can be un-nerving so it’s only natural to feel confused and embarrassed. Instead of letting your feelings get the better of you, make plans for your next move.

feelings so don’t even try. If someone has betrayed you, face up to it and move on. Seek solace from your friends and relatives. They will be happy to help you start afresh. There’s good news on career front.

impending birth. Even though everybody else is wild with excitement, you’reconcerned. It’s sobering to realise that your carefree days are coming to a close. It’s only right to mourn this loss of independence.

travelling a lot over the past few months. Fortunately, this trend will come to an end, giving you a chance to stay at home. If this prospect isn’t pleasing to you, do something about it.

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poured in, there were loads of people turning up at grand prix meetings I did not recognise as having anything to do with motorcycle racing. “The sponsors became more important than the man who got on a bike and risked his life. I became brassed off with all the bull.” Alistair, 56, spent six years in Austria as engineer for a racer called Harald Bartol, who now runs a KTM team. It was about as good as things got, he says. “Those years in Austria were fabulous. I was being paid to do what I liked and was living in the land of The Sound of Music. Marvellous!” Bartol would participate in 15 grands prix and a further ten or 15 international race meetings all over Europe. His rivals included the Brit Phil Reed and Gianfranco Rossi, father of the Moto GP champion Valentino Rossi. Alistair became interested in bikes when he went to Holgate Grammar School where he says

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INSIDE Hoyland man bailed A HOYLAND man entered a not guilty plea to an allegation of domestic violence when he appeared at Barnsley Magistrates’ Court. Shane Anthony Millwood, 27, of Cloughfield Road, Hoyland, is charged with assaulting Emma Elsworth on January 31. He was granted bail to March 26 with conditions that he does not contact the complainant and does not go to an address in Coronation Road, Hoyland.

Woman on GBH charge A SMITHIES woman has appeared at Barnsley Magistrates’ Court charged with causing grievous bodily harm with intent to another woman at Barnsley. Elizabeth Maughan, 33, of Smithies Lane, is alleged to have committed the offence against Gemma Taylor early on December 27. Maughan is additionally charged with affray as were three men and another woman who appeared with her before district judge Michael Rosenberg. Her co-defendants were: David Ian Boyle, 30, of Halliwell Street, Milnrow, Rochdale, Lancashire; Geoffrey Alan Boyle, 28, of Culvert Street, Milnrow; James Masson, 30, of Newton Street, Kilbinie, Ayrshire, Scotland and Jessie Anne Price, 34, of Smithies Lane Caravan Site, Barnsley. All five were unconditionally bailed to appear at Sheffield Crown Court.

Stamping allegation A STAINCROSS man alleged to have kicked and stamped on a 16year-old youth is to face crown court trial. Daniel Matthew Hepworth heard Barnsley’s district judge, Michael Rosenberg, rule his case too serious for summary trial when he appeared at the magistrates' court. Hepworth, 25, of New Road, is charged with assault occasioning actual bodily harm. He was granted unconditional bail to April 9 when his case is scheduled for committal to Sheffield Crown Court.

Accused remanded A KENDRAY man charged with making threats to kill his mother’s partner was further remanded in custody when he appeared at Barnsley Magistrates’ Court by means of video link on Tuesday. Christopher Ross Miller, 20, of Birch Road, will make his next court appearance again by means of video link on March 11. No application was made for bail.

New group set up BARNSLEY will soon have its own Friends of the Earth group. The first meeting later this month will focus on concerns like recycling and climate change. Volunteers in Barnsley are joining in with a campaign called ‘The Big Ask’ which asks MPs to support a law to try to prevent climate change. The first meeting will be held at Barnsley Central Library on February 20, from 7pm to 8pm. Details : Neil Kingsnorth, 0113 3899952.

Search for relatives CORONER’S officers in Leeds are appealing for relatives of a former Barnsley man to contact them. Peter McCabe, 56, died at home in Oatland Heights, Leeds, last Wednesday. Coroner’s officer Malcolm Dyson said he is thought to originate from Barnsley. There are no suspicious circumstances but Mr Dyson would like to speak to relatives and can be contacted on 0113 2459326.

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Revealed: What the Mayor really wears under his robes… By Julian Thorpe BEING Mayor of Barnsley isn’t as easy as it looks. Jack Robinson and Emily Codd soon discovered just how hard it was when they became Mayor and Mayoress for the day. Within minutes of arriving at the town hall on Tuesday, the Edmunds Primary School pupils are kitted out in official ceremonial robes, snapped by three different photographers and grilled by an annoying reporter. The real Mayor, Coun Len Picken, is there to offer some advice. “One of the first things you have to do is learn how to deal

with the press.” Jack and Emily won the opportunity to become Mayor and Mayoress for the day after they were nominated by their school. Emily, 11, of James Street, Worsbrough Dale, confesses that she doesn’t like having her picture taken. Previous years’ winners have given speeches to crowded function rooms at civic events, so Jack and Emily have it relatively easy. It’s very hot in the town hall, and the children are soon sweating under the weight of their official robes. Coun Picken said: “I think they’ve realised very quickly that it is a job and not just

‘I think they’ve realised very quickly that it is a job and not just somebody dressed up’

somebody dressed up.” He also shares a little secret. When the Mayor has to wear his full ceremonial robes on hot days, such as the parade, he wears a T-shirt underneath. Jack, 10, of John Street, Worsbrough Bridge is most excited about presiding over a citizenship ceremony. He and Emily greet a group of 19 new arrivals to the UK, who then pledge allegiance to Queen and country. One of the Mayor’s greatest honours is to greet the Queen on official visits. She wasn't around on Tuesday, but she has visited the town hall three times before. Rules of etiquette mean that no-one is allowed to ask the Queen for her signature (not even the Mayor), so underhand tactics are used instead. When the queen arrives, she is ushered towards a guest-

book which is conveniently left open on a table with her name written on it in queensize lettering. After enjoying tea in the Mayor’s parlour, Jack and Emily are shown the Queen’s signature, and other town hall highlights, including the ceremonial mace and the council chamber. The Mayor’s attendant, Steve Nenadovic, explains that the law allows him to use the 8kg golden mace as a weapon if the mayor is under attack. Jack and Emily, both lifelong Barnsley fans, also enjoy a VIP tour of Oakwell, where they are lucky enough to bump into former Reds captain Paul Reid. The Mayor enjoys his own seat at Oakwell, from which he can enjoy every home game. Maybe it’s not such a tough job after all.

Susan takes a dim view of street lighting

Right: Mayor and mayoress for a day, Jack and Emily with Mayor Coun Len Picken and Mayor’s consort Janet Henson at the Town Hall ceremony. (D)

Jean recalls her days in the Land Army at Lakenheath More readers have contacted the Chronicle to tell us about their experiences in the Land Army. John Threlkeld reports.

By Emma Spencer EVERYTHING has become a little brighter at Susan Sheldon’s house — and she’s not pleased. A CCTV camera and a new street lamp have been put up outside her house and she says it’s now like living next to floodlights. The camera appeared last week and was quickly followed by a new bright white street lamp replacing the duller orange standards which are along the rest of Fish Dam Lane. Susan says she and her neighbours weren’t told about the work but has since discovered the camera is to try to capture images of people vandalising the nearby speed camera and the light has been made brighter to help get clearer pictures. But Susan, 50, says the camera will put off potential buyers as her £200,000 house has just been put up for sale. “When it is on at night you can see every blade of grass in the garden and it is lighter in the bedrooms at night than it is in the day. “Why didn’t they do it on the other side of the road where it is not next to a house? There is a camera on the corner of Manor Bakeries across the road, there is the speed camera and now this one, it's a bit ridiculous. “If we did anything to our own properties the council would be the first to ask ‘Have you got permission for that?’ It hasn’t put people off but I am concerned because you don’t come and buy a house worth £200,000 and want cameras outside.” John Graham, chief engineer of the council’s engineering services, said: “We have arranged for someone to fit a baffle (a device used to restrain light) to the rear of the bowl. If this is not adequate the lantern will be changed to one that shines less light behind."

Above: Special honour: Mayor and Mayoress for the day Jack Robinson and Emily Codd on their visit to Oakwell. (D)

Light problem: Carlton resident Susan Sheldon and the new camera that has been placed right outside her bedroom window. (D)

JEAN Barton went back to Lakenheath in Suffolk, where she had been stationed with the Land Army, and found everything had changed. The hostel where she had lived with the other girls in the 1940s had been turned into an old folk’s home and her local, The Half Moon, across the road, was a restaurant. The rest of the village, where the shopkeepers had been on first name terms with the girls, had grown beyond recognition. She was disappointed with her visit a few years ago because she had many happy memories of her days on the land. Jean, from Mapplewell, joined up just in time for potato picking. “We had not done work like that before and of course we did it all wrong and the farmer went berserk when he arrived in his cart and all the baskets

were not in a neat row,” she said. Edna Downend, of Castle Drive, Stainborough, joined in 1941 when aged 17. A farmer taught her how to drive a tractor. He showed her how to start the engine but not how to stop. She fastened the plough to the tractor, set off and then went through the hedge and clipped a tree full of blossom: “I ended up looking like the May Queen,” she said. Mary Pauline Bromley, of Wortley, served from 1944 to 1947. She was stationed at various hostels in Worcestershire, where she was a pest exterminator. Like the other girls, she learned to drive and also did general farm duties such as market gardening and threshLand Army: Edna Downend (S) ing. “I would not have where we went dancmissed the work for any- able. Birmingham was thing, it was very enjoy- not far away and that’s ing,” she added.

Comedy night to aid hospice A COMEDY night with Liverpool comedian Stan Boardman is being held on February 29 to raise money for the hospice. Contact Sue Miller on 244244 extension 260 for tickets. A fashion show with a chance to buy designer clothes is being held at Brooklands Hotel on March 12. For tickets contact on Mark Perry on 244244 extension 259. Volunteers are still being sought to the Up Your Street fundraiser. People should be prepared to dliver donation envelopes to every house in their street and collect them a few days later. For information contact Mark Perry. Winning lottery numbers: £500, 100506; £20, 010833, 011661, 011731, 259418; £10, 010059, 010440, 011322, 011483, 011507, 011535, 012202, 445305, 622701, 702171. To join ring 779382. Items to raffle would be appreciated. Donations: £1,000 legacy from Herbert Edwin Moody; £1,200 in lieu of flowers for Colin Leech from family and friends; £668 Dave and Mrs Glymond, in lieu of flowers for John Glymond from family and friends; £12 B Murphy and M Murphy, general donation; £20 Mr and Mrs A Bradburn, in memory of Mrs Eva Stokeld; £450 Paul Webster, in lieu of flowers for wife June Webster; £10 Miss P Black, in lieu of flowers for June Webster; tower of treats, donation of raffle prize from Clare Ecuyer; £320 Mrs Slater, in lieu of flowers for Roy Slater from family and friends; £500 Raleys Solicitors, corporate Dress Down Day; £60 Mrs Linda Hague, in lieu of flowers for

Hilda Murray; £30 Mrs M Lee, in memory of Simon Lee’s 36th birthday from mum and dad; £10 Mrs M Lee, in lieu of flowers for Jean Wood; £250 Joanne Brookes, in memory of father-in-law Ronald from family and friends; £17.40 Mrs K Short, in memory of Ann Jackson from friends of Honeywell; £300 Mr Edwin Mason, in lieu of flowers for Kenneth Mason from family and friends; £20 Mrs A M Scott, in memory of Frank Addy of Birdwell; £25 Miss L Jepson , in lieu of Christmas cards; £80.60 Helen Morris, on behalf of Cawthorne Methodist Church and Anglican Church joint service; £60 Helen Cottam, donation from Rotherham Probation Service for the care given to Michelle Jayne Grant and support given to her family; £128 Ruth Baughan, in memory of Dorothy Margaret Storrs in lieu of flowers; £100 Mrs Ann Jackson, in lieu of flowers for Ken Jackson; £20 Mrs Parr and Mrs Crossland, in memory of Mrs Cerby; £200 Mrs V Beckett, in memory of Mr John Beckett from family and friends; £100 Jon Bird on behalf of C E Electric, in lieu of Christmas cards; £50 Mrs Rita M Clarke in lieu of flowers for sister Mrs Dorothy Storrs (nee Newbury) plus a further of £20 from Mrs Doris Joyner; £100 Mrs Anne Wood, in memory of mother Winnie Sedgwick; £100 Mrs Marie Taylor, in lieu of flowers for

father Thomas Davis; £10 Mrs C Haigh, general donation; £250 Mr David G Andrews, general donation; £2.07 Karen McGinty, general donation; £200 Peter Logan and Mary Fox, for all their kindness shown at the hospice; £240 Michael Smith, in lieu of flowers for George Smith from family and friends; £283 Christine and Norman Kennett, ruby wedding anniversary donations in lieu of cards; £3.73 D Pearce, pennies to pounds; £20 Mrs E Simpson, in lieu of Christmas cards from Royston Salvation Army coffee morning; £65 Mrs E Cross, in lieu of flowers for Sidney Cross; £70 Mr Gary Bellamy, in lieu of flowers for Sandra Bellamy from family and friends; £10 E and D M Leigh, general donation; £30 St Mary’s R C Penistone, proceeds from cake stall at church; £365 Mrs Mavis Berry Ladies’ Section Harborough Hills WMC, proceeds from charity gig with Dave Cherry and friends. Loose change boxes: £11.19 — Val Myers Hospice Family Team. Blue collecting boxes: £17.08 Wise Owl Stores, Wombwell; £36.20 Lynne Williams; £86.50 TW Davison; £55.65 Chinese Laundry; £16.84 Diane Williams; £33.46 Burkinshaw Butchers Darton; £16.25 Lord Nelson, Hoylandswaine; £4.46 Raleys Solicitors; £24.27 Rowlands Pharmacy, Wombwell; £28.30 Chiltern Mills, Peel Retail Park; £22.82 China Palace, Wombwell; £195.08 The Limes; £65.53 Spencers Arms Cawthorne; £21.77 C W S Hoyland; £12.87 Cannon Hall Garden Centre; £25.95 Allendale Building Supplies; £16.51 C Griffiths.

reader offers CHEMISTS open for late night/additional dispensing of medicines etc this week are: Lloyds Pharmacy, 32-34 Midland Street, Barnsley: today and tomorrow 6pm to 8pm; Sunday 10am to 6pm and Monday to Thursday 6pm to 8pm. Asda Pharmacy: tomorrow 7am to 10pm; Sunday 10am to 4pm; Monday 8am to 11pm and Tuesday to Friday 7am to 11pm. Police Headquarters: 0114 220 2020. Hospital visiting: Barnsley Hospital: All wards daily from 3.30pm to 5pm and 6.30pm to 8pm. Open visiting is allowed on the children’s ward, but relatives must be accompanied by one of the child’s parents. There is also open visiting on the maternity wards for fathers and other children. Visiting at the intensive care unit is from 12 noon to 2pm and 4pm to 8pm and at the coronary care unit from 10am to 12 noon, 3pm to 5pm and 6pm to 8pm. Visiting at other times may be allowed at the discretion of the Ward Sister/Charge Nurse. Kendray Hospital: Open visiting. Mount Vernon Hospital: Open visiting at the discretion of the Ward Sister. Telephone numbers for Barnsley hospitals: Barnsley 730000. NHS Direct 24-hour health helpline: 0845 4647. Barnsley Samaritans emotional crisis hotline: Barnsley 202222. Barnsley Domestic Violence Group helpline: Barnsley 249800. Barnsley Sexual Abuse and Rape Crisis helpline: Barnsley 298560. Barnsley Mental Health helpline (Tuesday to Sunday 6.30pm to 9.30pm): Barnsley 203330. Town Hall: Barnsley 770770. For information about Barnsley Council services: telephone Barnsley 773377.

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FOOTBALL f i x t u r e s Saturday UNIBOND PREMIER DIVISION Frickley Athletic v Ashton United (kick-off 3pm) NORTHERN COUNTIES EAST LEAGUE (Division One) Worsbrough Bridge v Leeds Met Carnegie

Sunday BARNSLEY SUNDAY LEAGUE (Premier Division) Darfield Cons v Tom Tred Steelers A v Lundwood Boca v Athersley Rec Wombwell Main v New Lodge (Division One) Dodworth MW v Gawber Road Old Town v Great Dane South Hiendley v Steelers B Mansfield Road v Crown and Anchor Blacker Hill Rovers v The Kendray (Division Two) Birdwell Rovers v Hope Inn Elsecar Mkt Hotel A v Longcar Inn North Gawber Coll v Hoyland Falcons A Sturdys v The Cross Browns Bar v Cawthorne (Division Three) Wilthorpe v Atherlsey Arms Darfield CC v Lockies Bar Flying Dutchman v Dodworth Station Old Hall v High Street The Engineers v Elsecar Market Hotel B (Division Four) The Alma v Queens Head KG Sports v Cudworth West End Ward Green v Rose & Crown Little Un v Cranberry The Edge United v Queen Vic Minsthorpe Hotel v Moulders Arms (Division Five) Elsecar Fitzwilliam v Full House Bridge Inn v Barley Sheaf Falcons B v The Pheasant Shaw FC v The Ship (Worsbrough) Welcome Inn v The Ship (Elsecar) Hoyland Falcons B v The Pheasant

Tuesday BARNSLEY SUNDAY LGE CHALLENGE CUP (Semi-final) Lundwood v Ardsley Athletic (Worsbrough Bridge, 7pm)

R e s u l t s Supplementary Cup Quarter-Final: Cudworth Star 3, Worsbrough Common 2. Barnsley Sunday League, Premier Division: Lundwood 4, Wombwell Main 1; Hoyland Town 1, Boca 1; New Lodge 0, Tom Tred 5. Division One: Great Dane 4, Travellers Rest 2; Gawber Road 5, The Kendray 1; Crown and Anchor 1, Old Town 3; Steelers B 2, Mansfield Road 1. Division Two: Browns Bar 1, Elsecar Markets A 0; Longcar Inn 1, North Gawber Coll 7; Hoyland Falcons A 1, Sturdy’s 1; Cawthorne 3, Hope Inn 3. Division Three: Lucorum 1, Darfield CC 0; Elsecar Markets B 1, Wilthorpe 10; Locky’s Bar 4, Prince of Wales 0; High Street 1; Flying Dutchman 6; Dodworth Station 2, The Engineers 0. Division Four: Ardsley 5, KG Sports 1; Queen Vic 8, Alma 2; Cudworth WE 0, Ward Green 1; Rose and Crown 9, Little Un 2; Cranberry 12, Minsthorpe Hotel 0. Division Five: Railway 2, Bridge Inn 3; Full House 4, Elsecar Fitzwilliam 0; Barley Sheaf 3, Shaw 5; Ship (Elsecar) 1, Falcons B 1.

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Locky’s in derby win over Prince LOCKY’S beat local rivals Prince to record only their second victory of the season, running out 4-0 winners. Prince never looked at the races and Locky's took an early lead with Hudson slotting home from close range. Graham Mole then made it 2-0 from 15 yards before Hudson scored the goal of the game just before the break, driving home an unstoppable volley from the edge of the area. Flongiarni then wrapped up the game with a simple tap-in, to make it 40. Man of the match for Locky's was Ravenhill, while Timson took Prince's award. Tom Treddlehoyle proved that they have now settled into life in the Premier League by recording a comfortable 5-0 victory over a physical New Lodge team. Tred started well and found the net twice early on, only to see both goals chalked off for offside. Man of the match Shane Jackson finally scored with a brilliant strike from the edge of the box, after a corner by Luke Forgione. Tred made it 2-0 going into the break when Ryan Barlow scored his fourth in two games. In the second period, Tred remained in complete control and never looked like conceding. It was 3-0 after 60 minutes as Dean Shirt slotted home after a good move. Substitute Liam Mcfadyen then made it four with a close range header before Shirt scored his second of the game to complete the scoring. Lundwood put on an impressive display against Wombwell Main – beating them 4-1. Flying winger Josh Stacey put Lundwood ahead finishing off a fine passing move. Craig Rowe's brace brought his season's tally to a remarkable 25. Wombwell rallied to pull a headed goal back through Mantley before halftime, but were never allowed to settle in to their fluent passing game due to their hosts' hard work. Captain Lee Rouse drilled home to seal victory for Lundwood. Adam Lowe was impressive in the home side, while Pete Smith was Wombwell's best player. Trades dominated the first half putting Worsbrough Ship under constant pressure and they went close on several occasions. Trades took the lead from a sweetly struck penalty from Lee Hackleton and then extended their lead through Craig Butt. Ship came back into the game with two quick second half goals, but Trades took the lead again through Kieron Phealan. Ship came bck to make it 3-3 with a goal which appeared to be offside. Then, with just minutes to go, a great strike from Lee Johnson made it 4-3 to Trades for a well-deserved win.

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By Nathan Hemmingham BRAMPTON Jaguars under 14s regained their Division One status – a thumping 5-0 win over Rotherham Phoenix guaranteeing them promotion. After a goalless first half, Jags came to life with a fantastic second half display. Danny Dixon gave them the lead from the penalty spot, coolly slotting home after a handball on the line. Within a minute of the restart, Joel Marsh made it two when he placed the ball through a crowded area. The Jags were now in top gear and a great move was finished off by Danny Shaw. Casey Marshall's corner somehow found the roof of the net, before the scoring was completed with a 20-yard overhead kick by Marshall, which sent the players and fans into euphoria. Man of the match was Rikki Peel. The match between Ward Green and Penistone Church under sevens was an exciting game which was end-to-end throughout the first half. Green looked the stronger side and led 5-3 at the break but the second period saw Penistone much more determined and they came back to win 6-5. Scott High was man of the match for Penistone with a five-goal haul, with Thomas Taylor scoring the other. Oxspring United under eights beat Mexborough Rovers 3-0. Oxspring broke the deadlock in the third quarter when Christian Lewis received the ball in his own half and ran clear to score. Jenson Wills added a second with a thunderbolt strike before Lewis added his second with another fine goal.

Dale Juniors under 14s came from behind to beat visitors Pilley Juniors. After going a goal down Dale created a host of chances but were unable to find the net – and went into the break a goal down. Dale continued the pressure and were finally rewarded with a low shot from Craig Simms that brought them level. Dale then got themselves in front with two goals from Stephan Vamper. A fourth goal, a cracking shot from birthday boy and man of the match Ashley Ibberson, was followed by a headed goal from Mason Jenkins. Dorothy Hyman under eights A were in great form as they travelled to Darfield. Hyman started quickly with a fine solo effort by Billy Goose and after some fine saves by the Darfield goalkeeper, Hyman made it 2-0 with a well finished goal by Harry Gagen. Two more goals from Goose and Gagen doubled their lead before Bailey Neville secured a 5-0 victory with a cool finish. Man of the match for Hyman was Gagen and most improved went to James Howell. Woolley under 14s finished with a draw at high-flying Ward Green. After a goalless first half Woolley got the breakthrough early in the second period. Adam Lodge rode two challenges before finishing well. He then doubled his side's lead, again with a neat finish. Woolley were comfortably on top and could have gone further ahead but were denied by the woodwork. In the dying minutes Green pulled a goal back and then grabbed the equaliser deep into injury-time with

what the final kick of the game. Man of the match was Lodge and Lee Storrs. Darton Crowns under 13s entertained Dearne Lions and scored within 14 seconds of the start courtesy of a classy finish from Josh Green, who has scored 40 goals this season including seven hat-tricks. The Crowns dominated the game and two excellent strikes from skipper McCauley Shillito (51 goals this season, 11 hat-tricks), a second from Green and a sweet finish from the inform Jordy Turton made it 5-0 at halftime. The second half was a mirror of the first with Shillito and Green adding two more goals each. The biggest cheer came when the influential Josh Taylor scored his first goal for the Crowns with a well-worked move and assist from Jake Findlow to seal a 10-0 win. Man of the match was Shane Green. For the second successive match, Hoyland Town under 12s came up against an outstanding goalkeeper when they faced Manton Spitfires. Manton opened the scoring eight minutes into the game but Hoyland drew level, Jack Hirst the scorer. Despite peppering Manton's goal, it was not until the 55th minute that Adam Crouch gave Town the lead, cooly rounding the 'keeper to slot home. Sam Smith then added one of his specials very late on to make it 3-1. The man of the match awards went to Jack Hirst and Sam Smith. Barugh FC green team under sevens secured their third successive win when they beat South Elmsall 3-2. Barugh took the lead through sub Andrew Dodd. South Elmsall got one

back through Kyle Rose but Barugh's defence of Joe Bursztyn, Luke Riches and Reegan Lowes played well. Barugh's second goal came when Ben Spaxman crossed for Brandon White to make it 2-1. Barugh made it 3-1 when Dodd scored after good work by man of the match Dylan Round and Joe Hinchcliffe but Elmsall got one back with Kyle Rose scoring his second. Oxspring United under 12s kept a clean sheet against Mexborough, running out 11-0 winners. Rory Lancaster was in fine form, scoring five of the goals, with the others coming from Charlie Thrackey (2), Liam Hoyland (2), Lewis Ingledow and Alexandro Hernandes. Man of the match was Ross Howard and Jacob Wainright. Bretton Boys under 11s and Hoyland Town met in the cup second round. Despite Bretton being two leagues lower they gave Hoyland a real run for their money. The first half was a close affair, but Hoyland grabbed the lead through Thomas Trigg. Trigg was involved again with a pass to Callum Whelan who took on two defenders before beating the keeper with a fine left foot shot. Jack Shutt looked to have finished the contest with a superb strike from 20 yards but Bretton shocked Hoyland by pulling two goals back. Ryan Wingrove finally put the game to bed with a stylish goal, recieving the ball just inside the area with his back to goal. Quickly controlling, spinning ang smashing the ball into the bottom right hand corner. James Barber and Joe Singleton were given the men of the match awards.

Ward Green under eights turned in a fantastic display to give them their first win of 2008. Green travelled to near rivals Dorothy Hyman B and both teams gave a great performance. Green took the lead early on when Brandon Lingard fired home after good work by Matthew Pickles. The latter then added the second shortly afterwards and two goals from Bheki Mpofa gave Green a 4-0 half-time lead. Both teams continued to play good football but it was Green's man of the match Mpofa who grabbed himself another two to complete a 6-0 win, which was topped off with an excellent penalty save from Maitland Corker. Dorothy Hyman under 11s continued their impressive form with victories over their nearest two rivals. The first was a clinical 10-1 victory at Mexbrough Juniors. First half goals from Jack Mawson, Conner Hewitt, Kai Hancock, Max Phillis and an own goal put Hyman in command. They eventually ran out comfortable winners with further goals from Mawson, Hewwit, Hancock and Brett Wistow (2). The second match saw Hyman take on nearest rivals Woolley MW. Two well-taken goals from leading scorer Mawson gave Hyman a 2-0 lead at half-time. Magnificent goalkeeping by the Woolley number one kept Hyman at bay before Kai Hancock got the third after a good pass from Mason Bell. Mawson then completed his hattrick, taking his tally to a staggering 70 goals for the season, giving Hyman a comfortable 4-0 victory. Man of the match for Woolley was Curtis Firth.

The spoils were shared between Darfield Dynamos under nines and New Lodge in an entertaining game. The Dynamos missed a couple of early chances while New Lodge came back strongly but excellent defensive work by notably Elliot Phelan and man of the match Regan Hill kept them at bay. The introduction of Darfield's Jack Kenworthy and Nathan Darby added fresh impetus but despite end-to-end football neither team could break the deadlock. Ardsley Athletico under 12s got off to a great start against Treeton during a devastating first 10 minutes. Athletico went 1-0 up after man of the match Jack Pearson broke down the left and skillfully lobbed the advancing keeper and Ardsley doubled their lead when a throw-in was turned home for an own goal. Thomas Hortonthen then extended the lead. In the second half Treeton pulled a goal back but Athletico, with Cal Gough and Alex Hopkinson in fine form, moved up to third in the league with this 3-1 victory. Wombwell Main Warriors under nines travelled to Wath St James. They started well with Callum Doherty finding the net and despite constant pressure, Wath's 'keeper kept Wombwell at bay. The second half saw Wombwell's Lewis Wale fire home and Layton Swaine's corner was finished off with a superb header from Jay Hall. Wath got a well-earned goal and Swaine went on to score a fine solo for Wombwell's fourth. Man of the match was stand-in 'keeper Luke Wilson and Kellan Ashurst.

SHEFFIELD AND DISTRICT JUNIOR SUNDAY LEAGUE

Dodworth keep survival hopes alive By Nathan Hemmingham and Kath Parkin DODWORTH MW under nines climbed out of the relegation places with a fine 4-3 victory at home to Thorncliffe Colts. In the opening game Dodworth were rocked by a terrific Thorncliffe strike from virtually their first attack. Dodworth fought back to dominate the first half and deservedly levelled through Tom Outwin but the visitors were the stronger side after the break and ran out 3-1 winners. Stand-in goalkeepers Ryan Senior and Tom Outwin shared the man of the match award. In the first half of the second game Dodworth produced some terrific football and three quick goals turned the match in their favour. Man of the match Brad Kaye netted a brace, the second a stunning solo effort and Josh Shelley notched the other. Thorncliffe hit back strongly in the second half but Dodworth held firm for a vital win. Redfearns under 13s turned the formbook upside down to beat A Division league leaders Hoyland Common Falcons 3-1. Georgio Williams (2), his second a real gem from 25 yards and a free-kick from Joe Manterfield secured a massive win for the Glassmen. Man of the match was the outstanding Joe Wilkinson. Darfield JFC under nines enjoyed a narrow 5-4 success in an entertaining, hard-fought game at Crosspool . Pool quickly established a two-goal lead, before a well-taken Nathan Bunting effort reduced the deficit. The hosts then scored twice more, before Bunting tapped in his second, from Connor Hudson's well delivered rightwing cross, just before the interval. The second half belonged to Darfield with leading scorer Callum Brindley adding a brace to his tally and Jack Smith finding the net, to turn the game on its head. Mitchell Traynor and Liam Pepper were joint men of the match. Darfield JFC under sevens made the short journey to Dodworth for a local

derby fixture. Dodworth just edged the opening match but were thwarted on numerous occasions by the Darfield 'keeper and Kian Lappage netted a stunning free-kick for Darfield. The second game saw Darfield the more adventurous of the two sides in a tireless performance. Dodworth's goalkeeper and defence performed heroics but Bradley Fletcher managed to breach them with a good finish from just outside the box. Darfield JFC under 16s won 4-2 at home to Thorncliffe Juniors. Jake Barker enjoyed his best game of the season, opening the scoring for a dominant Darfield only for Thorncliffe to equalise from the penalty spot and then take the lead from a defensive mix-up. With Darfield down to ten men through injury, the reliable Luke Malcolm equalised for and then the impressive Joe Batty hit a screamer from the edge of the penalty area to make it 3-2. Ryan Gregory finished the scoring to make it 4-2 and keep Darfield's league title hopes alive. Junior Tykes under nines remain in mid-table after a good draw at Beighton Falcons. In the first game, Tykes played good football with goals from James Blake and Joshua Cooper but Beighton held the upper hand in the first game, winning 5-2 despite good defending from Jack Sephton. James Lindsay was man of the match. The second game also ended 5-2 but this time the Tykes turned the tables. Man of the match Brett Page netted a brace with William Jackson adding two and Aidan Watkins also scorinh. Thomas Harley and Nathan Chadwick also played well. Stocksbridge Park Steels under nines gained another excellent win and another clean sheet when they entertained Nether Green. The first game saw Steels leading 4-0 with goals from Brandon Shaw, Louis Curran, Keegan Woodhead and James Dimelow. The second game carried on much the same way with Steels winning 3-0. Scorers were Michael Hughes

and Harrison McHale (2). With only one more match to play this season Stocksbridge have already secured the title in convincing style Stocksbridge Park Steels under 10s slipped to a 6-2 home defeat against Chesterfield Town. A very close first game, which saw Stocksbridge have most of the play, ended in a 1-0 win for Chesterfield. The second game saw Stocksbridge 2-1 up at half-time with goals from Alex McHale and Harvey Potts but Chesterfield came out stronger in the second half and scored four times. Stocksbridge Park Steels under 11s found Sheffield United Junior Blades too much to handle. After a tough first half Stocksbridge went into the break trailing 2-0. They came out in the second half on top but gave away a penalty and although Daniel Oram pulled a goal back, a strong Junior Blades team, going for the championship, scored three more. A late consolation for Liam Venimore narrowed the final score to 6-2. A top-of-the-table clash between Stocksbridge Park Steels under 12s and Middlewood Rovers finished with Middlewood taking the spoils. Steels started well and took the lead with a Jack Hague header from a corner. Middlewood came back strong and equalised before half-time and added three more in the second half. Stocksbridge Park Steels under 13s paid the price for a poor first half at Brunsmeer. The Steels were trailing 4-0 at the break but a much better second half saw the Steels pull two goals back through John Ollerenshaw and Callum Bradley. Stocksbridge Park Steels under 14s put an end to a bad run of defeats with a 2-1 victory over Darfield JFC. Scorers for Stocksbridge were George Howlett and Thomas Reeves after a good first half laid the platform for victory. Stocksbridge Park Steels under 15s led 2-0 at the break in their game at Heeley Boys. Goals from Wayne Hughes and Liam Moorhouse gave Stocksbridge the advantage.

Former World Cup referee Graham Poll was the guest at the last meeting of Barnsley Referees’ Association. MEMBERS of Barnsley Referees Association paid their respects to referee Don Mellor who died recently. Over 90 people attended the meeting, with former Premiership official Graham Poll the special guest. Members all stood to remem-

ber Don and President Dave Phillips said: “We were deeply saddened by the passing of one of our longest serving members. “There is no doubt that his abilities as a referee were highly valued by Barnsley Football Association.

“He was larger than life, who undoubtedly had his own style of refereeing, the stories of which have now passed into local football folklore.” Poll did not want any money for his appearance, so Barnsley RFA raised £300 for him to give to the charity of his choice.

SHEFFIELD JUNIOR SUNDAY LEAGUE CONTINUED In the second half Heeley came out strong and pulled a goal back, but a goal five minutes from time from Ross Heffron settled Steels' nerves and secured the win. Adam Dewsnap stepped in for the injured goalkeeper Richard Wood. Stocksbridge Park Steels under 16s travelled to second-placed Birley Spa but were beaten by a better team, going down 8-1. Goalscorer for Steels was James Betts. Dodworth MW under 11s visited Beighton Magpies and continued their push for promotion with a 4-1 win. Dodworth dominated the first half with some superb football which was rewarded with an early goal from Fitim Kastrati. Further pressure resulted in two more goals from Jamie Cooper and Jake Hepworth, with Beighton scoring just before half-time. In the second period Beighton applied strong pressure but the Dodworth defence held firm. In the closing stages good work from the impressive Daniel Ogley allowed Jake Hepworth to race clear and lob the ball over the goalkeeper. Hoyland Common Falcons under 16s strengthened their title challenge with a convincing 3-1 victory over old rivals Sheffield Wednesday Young Owls. Hoyland took the lead midway through the first half when Josh Burgin was brought down in the box and Kyran Ugradar stepped up to convert the penalty. Falcons maintained their lead until 15 minutes into the second half when the Owls deservedly pulled one back.

This sparked the Falcons into life and captain Dominic Beever blasted a long range shot into the bottom corner to restore Falcons' lead and the victory was sealed when prolific striker Matthew Wears headed home to add to his season's tally. Hoyland Town under eights raced into a two-goal lead against Beighton Falcons. The Falcons then scored two themselves, and although both sides had chances, the score remained 2-2. The second game saw Hoyland dominate and could have scored more than the five they finished with. Scorers for Town were Keelan Baldwin, Regan Rooke, Mitchell Stenton, Thomas Gibson, Nathan Butcher and debutants Joseph Saunders and Matthew Stuckey. Redfearns under nines entertained Whiston Wildcats and won 4-2. The first game saw both teams play some good football, creating plenty of chances but the defence and goalkeepers for both teams worked hard and the game finished goalless. Man of the match was James Auty. The second team came out in determined mood and the opening goal came from Joshua Metcalfe. Owen Wing got the second for Redfearns and also scored the team's 100th goal. Metcalfe gave Redfearns a 3-0 lead with his second before Whiston got a goal back but Joshua Walters scored to put the result beyond doubt. Man of the match was Danny Wilson. Hoyland Common Falcons under nines managed to continue their run of

improved results as they travelled to Woodhouse juniors. The Falcons took the lead through Morgan Cowell after good work by Ethan Bannister, who then went on to score himself from the edge of the box to make it 2-0. Lewis Lockwood made it three before half-time and Bannister scored his second, a fine solo run, to complete a 4-1 win. Man of the match was Arran Stacey. The second game was a different story with Woodhouse dominating throughout. They were leading 2-0 at the break and added a third in the second half to earn a 4-4 draw on aggregate. Man of the match goalkeeper Connor Cooper was in fine form to earn his side a point. Darfield juniors under sixes travelled to Ackworth Allstars and produced an excellent display, winning 131. Darfield came out fighting and were quickly on top with a great flurry of goals. All the team gave 100 per cent and the passing was outstanding. Darfield are still remain unbeaten. Kingstone continued their unbeaten run of 2008 when they beat Porter 3-1. For most of the first half Kingstone dominated play with their 'keeper rarely making a save. However, the pressure produced no rewards and at half-time the score was all square at 0-0. The second half produced well-taken goals with Elliott Firth scoring a brace. Porter equalised with a penalty, but Kingstone put the match beyond doubt when Karim Eid scored with a clever lob from outside the area.

CHARLES RICE LEAGUE

Green secure title with season’s best performance By Kath Parkin WARD Green under 11s finally clinched the league title with possibly their best performance of the season against a much-improved and difficult-to-beat South Elmsall. A first half hat-trick from the inspirational Jacob Jameh and a goal from striker Luke Duffy sealed the championship with three games left to play. They also stretched their unbeaten league run. All the team took the man of the match award for their efforts. Mapplewell Mavericks under nines are through to the semi-final of the cup after victory at Wrenthorpe. The yellow team came away with a 1-0 win. Both keepers were forced into good saves before Mapplewell scored the only goal of the game. However, it was one worthy of winning any match. The home side's goalkeeper mis-hit his kick straight to Lee Jordan just in from the left touch line. He lobbed the ball back over the keeper and into the far corner. Man of the match was goalkeeper Jordan Bond. The green team had to battle to gain a 3-3 draw. The home side took an early lead but the Mavericks hit back through Zach Dawson, who got on the end of Joe Braithwaite's pass. Braithwaite then turned from provider to scorer when he gave Mavericks the lead. Wrenthorpe hit back and regained the upper hands with two goals as time edged closer to the end, Mapplewell got the leveller through man of the match Dawson. Joe Braithwaite again supplying the pass. Hiendley Harriers under 11s travelled to Wrenthorpe Rangers with only 10 men and produced an excellent performance to reach the next round.

Wrenthorpe dominated the first 20 minutes and scored twice but a brilliant through ball from Luke Wroe to the feet of Macauley Parton ended with the latter pulling a goal back for his team. After the break the Harriers came back strong with good attacking play and in-form striker Jake Whelan broke free into the box to beat the keeper and level the score. Man of the match Jake Hale was denied a goal with a first class save from the Rangers keeper but the winner eventually arrived from Brad Lowe, who played a neat one-two with Whelan to score his first of the season and edge the Harriers into the lead. Ward Green under 15s made the short trip to Ardsley Athletico. The home side went into an early 2-0 lead, but Green pulled back to 2-1 when Sam Fearon took a good pass from Adam Lingard into the area and beat the Ardsley 'keeper. A long shot from wide on the left gave Athletico a 3-1 lead, but hard-working midfielder Sam Shambley reduced their lead to 3-2 with a strike from an accurate Scott Jewkes' throw-in. Injuries robbed Green of two of their best defenders, captain Aaron Simmons and Chris Bell, but with Nathan Pickles playing well in the middle of the back four, the Green defence did their best to keep a lively Ardsley attack out. Lingard headed a certain goal off he line and goalie Ben Lunn did well to tip a rising shot over the bar. But, three quick goals and a penalty made it 7-2 and a late goal wrapped up an 8-2 Ardsley win. Bretton Boys Greens under 15s started the week brightly and within a minute were a goal up against Wrenthorpe with a well-taken strike

from Ben Cameron. Five minutes later, a good solo run from Joe Airstone made it 2-0, but they were punished when Wrenthorpe pulled a goal back. Bretton stepped up a gear with two goals from Haden Scallan, one each from Airestone and Danny Ogden which made the score 6-1 at halftime. Wrenthorpe started the second half better and pulled a goal back. Wrenthorpe made it harder for Bretton, but with goals from Scallen and man of the match Ben Cameron, Bretton made it through to the second round of the League Cup. Wombwell Main Warriors under 10s travelled to Hemsworth Miners and came away with a 1-1 draw. Wombwell hit the ground running and Kahl Newrick, Charlie Utley and Dylon Dyson were all unlucky not to be on the scoresheet within the first 10 minutes. Jack Thorpe also hit the crossbar after a good pass from Michael Eyre but once again, Wombwell were made to pay as Hemsworth took the lead despite the efforts of goalkeeper Jake Baker. Wombwell earned a point when man of the match Newrick scored a great solo effort, beating a number of players before finding the net. Mapplewell Mavericks under 12s went down 6-3 at Wakefield Jets. A 15 minute spell in the first half saw Mapplewell miss a hatfull of chances and they were punished as they trailed 4-0 at the break. Mapplewell never gave up in the second half and scored three goals through Bradley Johnson, Josh Wragg and Dan Mellor but Wakefield added two more. Goalkeeper Robbie Glover was man of the match. Ardsley Athletic under 18s played the second

leg of their League Cup semi-final against Normanton Athletic, trailing 2-1 from the first encounter. The first leg score could have been much more has it not been for a man of the match performance from James Sidebottom. Ardsley put the away team under pressure from the off forcing a series of throw-ins by the Normantons corner flag which resulted in an own goal. Driven forward by man of the match Jimmy Hydes, Athletico turned the tie on its head with a fantastic spell of football. Goals from Ben Greenhoff, Brad Laughton (3) Matty Needham and Sam Tossell (2) meant the game was all but over at the break. In the second half, Needham and Greenhoff added to their tally and Tossell completing his hat-trick. Hydes and Gregg Beck also scored to seal a 13-1 victory and 14-3 on aggregate. Ward Green under 13s battled to an excellent cup victory against a spirited St Josephs. Green got off to a good start when Thomas Gough finished off a good move to give Green the lead. Green was than hit by injuries and St Josephs equalised just before the break. Green found their rhythm again in the second half when man of the match William Taylor fired the ball home from 25 yards to put Green back in front. Taylor was again involved winning the ball in midfield and passing to Thomas Slack who duly lobbed the ball over the advancing keeper to seal a 3-1 win and put Green into the next round. Bretton under 10s entertained Stanley United and, despite he cold weather, both teams put in great performances pleasing the 60 supporting fans. The game was end to end, both teams creating chances but both goalkeepers were in fine form

and the first half finished goalless. However, the second half saw Bretton come out with all guns blazing. Beckham Davies picked up the ball, beat two players and put strike partner Kieron Lee through to open the scoring. Stanley came back strongly but couldn't break down Bretton's stubborn defence, especially man of the match Ashley Clayton who again was superb. Bretton hadn't finished scoring. Midfield dynamo Dale Fuller was running the game and his long-range effort just went wide. But from the goal kick, Stanley's 'keeper kicked it straight to Lee for the young striker to score his 24th of the season. With looking for goals against bottom of the league side Rothwell Juniors, the team looked for early goals and they came quickly. Bretton's top scorer Kieron Lee scored four great goals to take his season's tally to 28. Other goals came from Jordon Bailey, Tyler Chitoriski, Beckham Davies and Robbie Austwick which ensured their highest win of the season 8-1 to take them joint top of the league. The game between Royston Dynamos under 10s and Normanton was a thrilling encounter. In the first game Royston were dominant but they allowed Normanton back into the match in the second game, losing out to the odd goal in seven on aggregate. Connor Lyndley capped a fine personal performance with Royston's winning goal in the first game as Royston won 2-1 but they lost the second game 3-1. Ashley Wootton continues to grow in strength and Oliver Cooling also caught the eye. Liam Chappell is in good form in midfield while Alex Corbin and Andrew Jessop also scored for Royston.

NORTH Gawber Colliery under 13s won through to the final of the Sheffield and Hallamshire Tesco Cup by beating Brinsworth 3-1. Over 300 teams in the Yorkshire area started in this prestigious competition. Gawber will now face either Young Owls or Junior Blades in the final. Jamie Thornton opened the scoring when he raced through and rounded the 'keeper. A strong Brinsworth hit back but Liam Adams put Gawber 2-1 up after a free-kick by Lewis Akeister. Gawber's 'keeper Harry Totty then pulled off a string of saves to keep Brinsworth out and the back four of Bedford, Sanders, Lally and Smith stood firm to ensure the victory. In the last minute a great run by Thornton played Akeister in to make it 3-1. Akeister, Thornton and Totty shared the man of the match award. Penistone Church under 11s travelled to Scholes for their third round cup clash with a depleted squad because of the half-term holidays and turned in a real Jekyll and Hyde performance. In a very even first half Penistone created good chances, hitting the post and ensuring the Scholes ’keeper was kept busy. At the other end goalkeeper and man of the match Elliott Johnson pulled off a great fingertip save to keep the scores level at 0-0. The second half was a different story as Penistone went to sleep and conceded immediately after the break. They continued to make a string of defensive errors throughout the half and Scholes eventually ran out comfortable 4-0 winners. Barugh Juniors under 15s swept aside Gomersal. Man of the match Alex Redfern scored the opener with a neat lob from 15 yards after Brett Marshall had created the opening. The visitors levelled soon after when a free-kick from inside their own half deceived Lewis Hager in the Barugh goal. Redfern put Barugh back in front just before half-time with another well executed chip and after Barugh were made to pay for missing chances when Gomersal levelled matters again, Barugh pressed forward and got the winner two minutes from time through Daniel Berry. Silkstone under 14s entertained Warley Rangers and ran out 3-2 winners in an excellent game. The visitors took an early lead before centre-back Sam Askey flicked home a Josh Reed corner at the near post. Against the run of play, Warley regained the lead with a well-struck free kick. Reed was then unlucky not to score, shaving the crossbar. Silkstone's second equaliser came when Jonathan Roberts fired home following an excellent run and cross from Reed. Soon after, Silkstone got the winner when Perry Dalton latched onto a loose ball and smashed it into the back of the net. Penistone Church under nines failed to get to the quarter-finals of the cup, losing to a well drilled Dewsbury Rangers A side 3-0. All the goals came in the first half. Penistone went close with a good effort from Jacob Wells but the shot was matched with a fine save from the Dewsbury ’keeper. Penistone fought well in the second half running themselves into the ground but their efforts went without reward. Jack Boswell was man of the match for Church. Kexborough Chiefs under 12s produced a below par performance but are through to the quarter-finals after a 4-1 victory against Mount Pleasant. After missing several early chances the Chiefs finally scored through Luke Gledhill, who then went on to add two more shortly after to open up a 3-0 lead at half-time. After the break a superb solo goal from man of the match Gledhill increased the lead. Mount scored a late consolation to make the final score 4-1.

LADIES FOOTBALL

Reds held BARNSLEY Ladies came from two goals down to gain an excellent point at in-form Darlington. The Lady Reds found themselves trailing 2-0 but to their credit, they regrouped and mounted a comeback. Nicki Wilde was again on the scoresheet as she narrowed the deficit with a cool finish and she bagged her second soon after to level the score when she headed home Jess Burton's cross. A goal from Jess Moran gave Barnsley the lead and victory looked on the cards as the game entered the closing stages but Darlington had one last attack before the final whistle and they grabbed a last-gasp equaliser. Hoyand Town Magpies under 11 girls were crowned champions with three games to go after an 8-0 victory at Doncaster. Town started brightly and a goal after five minutes from Kirsty Bielby set them on their way. Sophie Bury also netted and a second for Bielby and an own goal gave Town a 4-0 lead. In the second half, Sophie Green scored a hat-trick and Natalie Jacobs also found the net. With the title already in the bag, Hoyland continued their winning streak against Dearne and District. Goals from skipper Green and Jacobs gave the hosts a 2-0 advantage and in the second half, Jacobs completed her hat-trick and Bury bagged a brace, her second being a lob from just inside the Dearne half. Hoyland have just two games left and are now concentrating on maintaining their 100 per cent record. Barnsley Ladies under 14s took a massive step closer to the title with a 40 victory over nearest rivals Sheffield Wednesday Young Owls. A great ball into the box by Camilla Westwood was finished by Shanie Heppenstall to give Barnsley the lead. The score remained the same up to the break but Barnsley turned on the style in the second half. Beth Lally doubled the lead after a great ball by Becky Patrick and Laura Paley broke through and calmly finished for 3-0. Molly Bennett then completed a comprehensive victory.


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SWIMMING

ATHLETICS

Debutant Harry is top boy

Ellis looks at home indoors

BOROUGH of Barnsley Swimming Club had plenty to celebrate at the Sheffield and District ASA Championships at Ponds Forge last weekend. Fielding a squad of over 40 swimmers competing against seven other clubs, Barnsley were delighted to see debut competitor, eight-year-old Harry Mayes, named 'Top Boy' after securing four golds and one silver medal. Harry finished first in his 50m and 100m freestyle as well as winning his 50m and 100m backstroke. His silver medal came in the 50m breaststroke. More experienced competitors also swam consistently well to achieve golds. Twelve-year-old Adam Peel achieved a hat-trick of first places in the 400m individual medley, 400m freestyle and 100m backstroke. This was matched by eleven-year-old George Garside who won his 100m butterfly, 100m backstroke and 100m freestyle races. A brace of golds was bagged by Birdwell swimmer, Adam Schofield who touched first in the 14-year-old 100m butterfly and 50m backstroke. Other boys to secure wins were Owen Payling, winner of the nine-year-old 100m freestyle and Cian Senior who won the 10-year-old 50m backstroke. Louise Holmes, competing in the thirteen-year-old age group, led the way for the girls, winning gold in her 100m butterfly and 100m and 50m freestyle events. Swimming in the same age group Georgina Brett won the 100m breaststroke while 10-yearold Alice Moody secured the top spot in her 100m backstroke, a win matched by Sidony Carter in the sixteen-yearold event. The Long Plunge is a rare event which required swimmers to perform a dive and then streamline as far as possible along the pool without any additional movements. In the male event Jonathan Higgins won the gold having covered a distance of 13.20m and although Emily Garside achieved a 15.70m plunge in the female event she was just pipped into second place. The final celebration of the day came when, for the second year running, the Girls 4x1 length freestyle team won the Centenary Bowl. Alice Moody, Brooke Reeder, Emily Garside and Kianni Hodgson swam an excellent race to retain the trophy for the club in a winning time of 2-57.85. Full results on our website: www.barnsley-chronicle.co.uk

BADMINTON

New pair help team to victory NEW pairing John Kril and Oliver Brooke helped Manvers B to a comfortable 8-1 victory over Barnsley and District Badminton League, Division Three rivals Cawthorne. The pair played a close first game against Baker and Lockwood of Cawthorne and came out winners of that match as well as the next two, again winning 2-0 each. Manvers' newly-formed second pair of Andy Kent and Richard Robinson had three hard-fought matches, taken to three games with Cawthorne's first and third pair, having a close match against Heeley and Exley but again won all three matches. Manvers' third pair of Richard Mason and Bryn Harker played three very tight matches, losing their first match to Baker and Lockwood but winning the second and third. Latest results: Division One: DHTC B 3, Staincross A 6; Cudworth 1, Cudworth YM 8; Wakefield Warriors B 2, Staincross A 7; DHTCA 5, Cudworth 4; Cudworth YM 9, DHTC B; Staincross A 5, Cudworth 4; Cudworth 5, Wakefield Warriors B 4; Cudworth 6, Wakefield Warriors A 3. Division Two: Shepley A 2, Wakefield Warriors C 7; Shepley A 1, Staincross B 8; Royston A 3, Ossett Sports 6; BHS A 9, Royston A 0; Manvers A 7, Ossett Sports 2; FSJH 1, Staincross B 8; Staincross B 8, Wakefield Warriors C 1; Staincross C 8, Royston A 1; BHS A 2, Staincross B 7; Ossett Sports 7, Shepley A 2; Shepley A 1, FSJH 8; Wrenthorpe A 7, Ossett Sports 2; Manvers A 7, BHS A 2; Ossett Sports 1, Wakefield Warriors C 8; Staincross C 8, Manvers A 1; Royston A 3, Wrenthorpe A 6; Wakefield Warriors C 5, FSJH 4. Division Three: Northgate 4, Royston 5; Cawthorne 5, Northgate 4; Staincross D 6, Shepley B 3; Manvers B 8, Cawthorne 1; Castleford 4, Staincross D 5; Royston B 4, Wrenthorpe B 5; Manvers B 7, Wrenthorpe B 2; Shepley B 3, Northgate 6; Wrenthorpe B 2, Denby Dale 7; Shepley B 1, BHS B 8; BHS B 2, Staincross D 7; Northgate 2, Manvers B 7; Royston B 6, Castleford 3; Denby Dale 5, BHS B 4.

BASKETBALL

KICKBOXING

By Nathan Hemmingham and Kath Parkin

Sam Ellis is bidding for a place at the World Indoor Championships in Spain next month. (S)

ATHLETE Sam Ellis is hoping to clinch a place at next month’s World Indoor Championships in Spain when he competes in the Norwich Union Grand Prix in Birmingham on Saturday. The 800m runner is in a winner-takes-all battle with rival Damian Moss for a place on the plane to Valencia after both failed to clock the qualifying time in last weekend’s World Indoor Trials in Sheffield. Ellis came third in a good time of 1-48.8 but will need to clock 1.48.5 and finish ahead of Moss in the race. Coach Alan Hastey is confident Ellis can be successful. “I am happy with how he has been doing since his injury lay-off,” he said. “He has now ran 1-50 and 1-48 in his first two races back. “I am confident he will reach the time because he was only just outside it on Saturday. “If someone had said to me last summer he would be clocking 1-48 indoors I would have been more than happy. “Progress is going well. He has been to South Africa for three or four weeks for warm weather and slight altitude training and enjoyed it. “I would say he is only about five or six weeks away from being at the standard he was before his injury. “He is going to go back to South Africa in April and will be back in time for the start

of the track season in May.” The Grand Prix will be shown on BBC One from 2.30pm. Dearneside High AC's Rhys Searles was also at last weekend’s Norwich Union World Indoor Trials and Senior UK Championships. His appearance in the competition made him the youngest ever pole vaulter and the 16 year-old performed very well, clearing an opening height of 4.60m, the first time he has achieved this. Out of the nine pole vaulters taking part, Searles finished a creditable sixth overall. "This has been a super opportunity for this young man. He wore his Dearne Club vest with pride and demonstrated his mature development of self-discipline," said coach Trevor Fox. Searles will now go on to represent the UK under 18s at an international at London's Lee Valley arena. In doing so, he will follow in along line of Dearne's excellent pole vault representation at international level. Two Barnsley AC athletes competed in the Dewsbury 10k race. Graham Bateson (V50) finished in 316th overall in 43.42 with Noel Briscoe (V50) just behind him in 43.43 in 318th. Last Sunday, Lesley Noon (LV40) made her debut at the multi-discipline sport of biathlon in the JE James race series. The actual race was a 400m swim followed by a 4.3 mile run and the weekend's sunny weather enabled Lesley to finish strongly in a combined time of 36.23.

Cudworth Kickboxing Club winners, from left to right: Emma Harling aged 11, Matthew Harling (14), Kay ParkerOakley (34) and Corey Daley (11). CUDWORTH Kickboxing members returned from the KTBF British Grand Championship Martial Arts League 2008 at Leicester in the medals. With this championship league and the one to be held in Sheffield shortly being the official GB Team selection for the WTKA World championships in Spain, members were keen to impress. Corey Daley competed in the boys semi contact points and won his first fight with a convincing performance, winning 10 - 0 and he then went onto win his second fight 4-3 and his third fight 7-2 to put him through to the final. However, he slipped to a 7-5 defeat to claim the silver medal. Corey then competed in a higher catagory and came third to add a bronze medal to his silver.

Emma Harling competed in the girls semi contact points (11-12 years intermediate) and proved to be an excellent fighter by winning 7-3. She was unable to follow that up in the final, going down 8-3 but still claiming an excellent second place and taking silver. Kay Parker-Oakley competed in the womens under 75k semi contact points and claimed the bronze medal. After winning 4-3 she then went out 5-4 after an extra 30 seconds following a 4-4 draw in the next round. Matthew Harling competed in the boys 13-14 years intermediate semi contact points but missed out on third by one point in a hard-fought 4-3 defeat. All of the above fighters are trained and coached by Darren Parker-Oakley, 5th Dan black. Ring Darren on 321652.

RUGBY UNION

Andrew in county call-up

First XV aim to end on high after Hull loss By Nathan Hemmingham BARNSLEY RUFC First XV will not be making a swift return to Yorkshire League Two. The Shaw Laners lost their home game with third-placed Hullensians in a closely-fought game on Saturday, and the chances of them sneaking into the promotion picture now look all but over. They will be keen to at least end the season on a high, with a good run of results to form the platform for next season’s push. On Saturday, despite a bright start from Barnsley, they fell behind on nine minutes to Dave Andrews’ penalty. Barnsley were back on level terms nine minutes later though, courtesy of Paddy Jensen’s penalty. The South African made no mistake from the 10-yard line, slightly left of centre. Barnsley then held their own for much of the half, defending well to thwart a number of Hull attacks close to their own line. However, they suffered a huge setback by conceding a penalty and a converted try in the space of just five minutes before half-time. Barnsley were much better going forward in the second half and this time it was the Hull defence who were the busier. Captain Simon Park crossed over 16 minutes in to give his side a lifeline, after a quick penalty from Simon Casson 10 yards out. Scott Hinchliffe was the architect,

cutting in from the right with a weaving run and although Hull infringed, Casson’s quick thinking found Park who crossed between the posts for a simply try. Jensen made no mistake with the boot to bring the town team to within three points. Yet, try as they might, they could not find a winning try and despite not conceding in the second half, the try proved beyond them and they were left frustrated at what might have been. Barnsley Development travelled to Skipton with a much-changed pack and just 15 players. They were soon behind too after Skipton scored a converted try and then doubled their lead ten minutes later. Skipton also had two players in the sin bin at the end of the first half. It took until the hour mark before Barnsley got their first try. A slick passing move all along the back line, which started deep in their own half, gave Daryl Cheetham space on the outside to exploit, Chris Peel converting. Five minutes later John Betts kicked through and just one yard short of the line was tackled without the ball but the referee adjudged that he had knocked on. Barnsley finally equalised with five minutes to go after the forwards won quick ball allowing the backs to combine well. Dean Exley made a great break after a good miss-move-pass and a quick pass put in his centre partner Betts to score. Peel added the

DRESSAGE

extra points to level the scores. The average age of the side was 22 which bodes well for the future. Barnsley under 15s entertained local rivals Wath and won 39–3. Liam Roebuck opened the scoring with a fine try and soon after Adam Parr's kick over the Wath full back was pounced on by Tom Henighan. Max Brooke extended the lead with Roebuck converting. In the second half, Henighan and Parr scored another try each and Joe Green scored his first points for the club with a conversion before captain Kane Feek crashed over for the sixth try. The final effort of the day came from Matthew Thornton, who scored on his debut. The joint man of the match went to Roebuck and Sam Moss. Teams for tomorrow: First XV v Doncaster Phoenix (away): Jensen, Starkey, Hinchcliffe, Jeffery, Gaunt, Appleyard, Wogan, Pearson, Casson, Clegg, Perry, Park, Reed, Robinson, Roberts. Reserves: Betts, Davis, Lynch. Meet 12.15pm. Development v Doncaster Phoenix (home): C Beck, Tingle, Cheetham, D Exley, Tilson, Peel, Clayton, Fletcher, Cheetham, Hatfield, Rookes, Graham, Wright, Mann, Burden. Reserves: Silcock, Nock. Meet 1.15pm. Griffins v Dinnington: Alexander, Ashton, A Beck, Brown, C Burkinshaw, J Burkinshaw, Cherrington, Dyson, Edge, England, W Exley, P Exley, Gillott, Green, Hinchliffe. Reserves: Hodgson, Holmes, Humphreys, Jackson, Laughton, Lofts, Louw, McNichols, O'Carroll, Ramskill, R Shaw, B Shaw, Thompson, Waterson, Watson, Young. Meet 1.15pm.

Andrew Buckingham has been called up by his county.

CAWTHORNE teenager Andrew Buckingham has swapped the round ball for the egg-shaped ball and is now one of the top players in the county. The 16-year-old has been called up to the Yorkshire under 17 and 18 rugby union squad, despite being released by Barnsley Football Club as a junior. Andrew, who plays outside centre, attends Queen Elizabeth Grammer School in Wakefield, but has been training with the Elite Player Development squad at Leeds Tykes rugby academy for the last two years. It was here where he earned his county callup. He made his Yorkshire debut against North Wales in Wrexham, coming on as a sub in the second half and he played again last weekend against Eastern Counties at Hull, setting-up the first try in a 34-15 win. He will feature again later this month against Lancashire and again in March against Cheshire. Two Irish touring sides from Ulster and Leincester are also coming to England. All the Yorkshire players have been asked to find sponsorship for the cost of the kit, transport and hospitality and Andrew has raised £400 through 15 different sponsors. When he leaves QEGS, he is hoping to continue his rugby at one of the top University for the sport so he can still play while studying a sport-related course. It is no surprise to see the teenager enjoying success at sport. He also plays cricket for Cawthorne and has been named best fielder for the last two seasons; his mother Gillian played squash in the Yorkshire League and his father David played rugby at county level as a schoolboy.

NON LEAGUE FOOTBALL

Missed chances take their toll on Bridge DESPITE having the lion’s share of goal-scoring opportunities, Worsbrough Bridge were unable to convert their chances into goals and paid the price at Northern Counties East League, Division One rivals Rossington Main. The hosts snatched two goals in a four-minute period just before the break. Some encouraging build up play saw Bridge create enough chances for themselves but every one of

their efforts was either off target or scrambled away. In the Windsor Foods County Senior League, Division One clash at Park Road against local rivals Penistone Church, Worsbrough Bridge Reserves came out on top, winning 2-1. A solid performance from the Worsbrough Reserves saw them secure the points with goals from Ant Clarke and Dave Beevers. This was a typically close

encounter and one goal was always going to be the difference between the two sides. In the UniBond Challenge Cup quarter-final, Frickley Athletic scored an extra-time winner at Worksop Town to reach the last four of the competition. With a side depleted through injuries, suspensions and cup-tied players, Frickley almost went behind in the early stages but were grateful to Chris Hilton and goal-

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keeper Jon Hood for a series of saves and clearances. Worksop had the better of the chances but stout defending from Dean Jones, Dean Gavan and Scott Turner kept them at bay and took the tie into extra-time. Frickley scored the game's only goal two minutes into the extra period when Chris White let fly from 30 yards to leave the goalkeeper helpless and secure his side a place in the next round.

Leaders duo hit best form FOURTEEN-year-old forward Arran Bailey and guard Nick Hill hit their season’s best for Barnsley Leaders under 16s on Saturday but their efforts could not stop Scarborough Seahawks soaring to an 84-65 victory. Forwards Jack Hallsworth and Scott Remmer were on target for Leaders under 13s as they kept their play-off hopes alive with a 39-24 win over Sheffield Junior Sharks. That result came after a 52-14 mauling by Leeds Tigers. The under 16s defence froze as Seahawks raced to a 10-0 lead inside the first two minutes. Nick Hill opened Barnsley’s account in the third minute but his team, with their top two point scorers absent, could only muster eight points in the first period as Scarborough hit 23. Coach Ben Beaumont used the break to recharge his jaded team who came off the bench with a 9-4 run, but four consecutive baskets increased Scarborough's lead to 35-17. Nine points from Arran Bailey with some effective post play won Barnsley a 22-17 second period split to end the first half trailing by 10 at 40-30. Barnsley continued to work hard to reduce the arrears, with Luke Hemingway persistent under the boards and by the seventh minute of the third period, had closed the gap to five points. The Seahawks responded strongly with a 12-4 push to lead 62-49 with 10 minutes left. In the final period Leadley and McAffe, who scored all but four of Scarborough’s points, had enough in reserve to stop Barnsley taking the initiative and their combined efforts sealed a nineteen point win for the east coast team. Leaders: Chris Ward (capt) 4, Arran Bailey 17, Nick Hill 16, Luke Hemingway 14, Michael Tkaczuk 6, Matt Dillon 5, Michael Johnson 2, Aled Davies 1. Coach Ben Beaumont, assistant Dave Dibb. Leaders’ under 13s also made a slow start in their opening game against Leeds Tigers who raced into a 14-1 lead in the first period. Two baskets from Jack Hallsworth and one each from Scott Remmer and Reece Marshall gave Barnsley a lift in the second period but Forrester’s dominance under the boards for Leeds meant the outcome was never in doubt. The tall forward hit 20 of the Tigers’ 52 points while the defence restricted the Leaders to just 14. The Leaders needed to win their final game against Sheffield Sharks to keep alive their chance of finishing in the top four and gaining a place in the national play-offs. Forwards Jack Hallsworth and Scott Remmer, the latter making his national league debut, were dominant as Barnsley gained 16-9 and 9-5 splits in the first half. Point guard Jake Wainwright was creative for the Leaders in the back court and made a strong defensive contribution, while guard Reece Marshall hustled well in defence and won rebounds at both ends of the court. The Sharks used a zone defence in the second half and held the Leaders to 7-6 and 7-4 splits but Hallsworth and Remmers’ points kept the Leaders in front. Tom Large also made his national league debut for the Leaders with two points and a valuable all round contribution. Leaders: Reece Marshall (capt) 8, Jack Hallsworth 22, Scott Remmer 13, Daniel McLaughlin 4, Tom Large 2, Jake Wainwright 2, Tommy Price 2, Conor McLaughlin, Michael Watson, Robert Quinton, Ryan Hogsden. Coach Bert Beaumont, assistants Dave Markham, Ricardo Sandoval.

BOXING

Nixon a hit WOMBWELL and Dearne ABC’s Connor Nixon is the Yorkshire Champion after winning the Golden Gloves competition for his age group at Havercroft Leisure Centre last Saturday. The 14 year-old beat A Hussain from Steel City by a unanimous points' verdict. Richard Smith was handed a bye when his opponent pulled out in the final. Both boxers will be in action at Leicester on Sunday.

CRICKET WOOLLEY Colliery Junior Cricket Club is looking for players at under 13 and under 17 level. Nets at Darton High School sports hall on Tuesdays 8-9pm. Further information contact Alan 07894044620.

SNOOKER

SCHOOLBOYS

Postman Dunn delivers for Barnsley

BARNSLEY Boys under 11s returned to action after the enforced break for poor weather but the lack of action did not help as Barnsley lost 4-1 at Rother Valley. Despite a positive mood before the West Yorkshire League game the first half belonged to Valley as they took a very early lead and then doubled their advantage on 12 minutes. Barnsley failed to find their form with man of the match Mason Bell the only real threat for Barnsley. Phil Haynes had two chances and was unlucky with both, one being cleared off the line. The second half saw Barnsley start brighter and play some of the football they were capable of. Danny Lomax went close on a couple of occasions and on 40 minutes Fitim Kastrati pulled a goal back. Barnsley tried to apply the pressure and had three strikers on for the last 15 minutes but Valley came back into the game and scored two late goals to seal a 4-1 win.

POSTMAN Paul Dunn made a sensational return to Barnsley snooker team, helping them to a draw at league leaders Castleford. Played in the excellent Pontefract Community Centre in front of a packed house, Dunn, who has been out of the first team fold for three months, took to the table with his side trailing 3-1 and staring defeat in the face. However, Dunn, who is the Barnsley Scratch Champion, delivered the 'performance of the season' according to manager Robert Clegg and pulled off a remarkable 20 win over Mick Tomlinson under enormous pressure. The first frame in particular had the fans on the edge of their seats as Dunn showed great table craft to lead by 11 points with just the pink and black left. Tomlinson snookered Dunn behind the black, which was on its spot, touching ball. Dunn's first attempt was a foul and a miss, cutting his lead to five points and despite missing with his second attempt, the difference was by the thinnest of margins and this time, the referee ordered just a foul. Dunn now trailed by one point. He was put back in by his opponent and

Dressage rider Liam Sloan on his horse World Performance Walente. Two Barnsley-based riders celebrated success at the Regional Dressage Championships at Willerby Competition Yard in Hull. Despite nasty weather both riders managed to win a coveted place at this year's Insurance Winter Dressage Championships which will run from April 16 to April 20 at Hartpury Gloucestershire. Bethany Logan, riding her stunning grey pony Up The Creek, managed to fight off stiff competition in the Elevator Preliminary Restricted Final and won the class. Bethany will be attending her first BD Championship final, her second championships as she will also be competing in the Preliminary Restricted Petplan Festival Final too. Bethany is based at Cudworth and trains with Diane Smeaton of Yorkshire Dressage, she is also a mem-

ber of the BYRDS squad. Liam Sloan on his own World Performance Walente managed to win the Novice Restricted Freestyle riding their Bravo Does Ubaldo routine. The combination then went on to come second in the Elementary Restricted, riding to their musical routine titled Bravo Does Borat. Liam said “I was really pleased and surprised with our success this weekend. It is really encouraging to do well, especially at our very first outing since September. “We will work hard on our routines over the next couple of weeks in an attempt to perfect them.” At the championships Liam will also compete in two classes – the Equissage Elementary Restricted Championship Final as well as the Petplan Elementary Restricted Festival Championship.

Paul Dunn in action for Barnsley. played safe, sending the pink ball right onto the bottom cushion. Tomlinson's attempt at sending the pink onto the top cushion fell short and what followed was arguably the shot of the season from a Barnsley player. Dunn potted the pink, but normally the

white ball would go round the table to the left off at least two cushions but would not guarantee him a shot on the black. However, he put that much right-hand check side on the cue ball, it came right down the middle of the table to finish next to the black. He duly potted the black to the amazement of his team-mates. Dunn opened up an early lead in the second frame, leading by 15 points and he held the lead all the way to win 56-34 with the black still left on. Earlier, Brett Miller had lost only his second frame of the season against John Arnold, 43-53 despite Miller potting the final red. However, he could not find position and Arnold cleared up. Miller recovered in the second frame to win comfortably 26-68. Paul Brown was next up against Peter Fisher, who is one of the top eight players in Yorkshire. Fisher made a 96 break to win the first frame and then won the second frame 93-0. G In an article about Joe Johnson’s snooker academy at Corner Pockets, it was reported that his previous club in Wakefield had shut. That is incorrect and the club is still open.

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Can Reds really Kop a cup victory? By Nathan Hemmingham DO they dare to dream? The odds may be heavily stacked against them, but Barnsley will walk out on to the famous Anfield pitch tomorrow afternoon faced with an improbable task – but by no means an impossible one. Non-league minnows Havant and Waterlooville showed in the last round that despite Rafa Benitez having some of Europe’s finest players at his disposal, the international superstars have not been as formidable as perhaps they should be. Havant shocked Liverpool by twice taking the lead. That day, the romance of the cup was back. Can Barnsley create their own bit of cup magic? The most ardent of ‘tarn’ supporters will surely not be harbouring any genuine hopes of getting a result on Merseyside. Indeed, even Simon Davey will know that for Barnsley to be in the hat for the quarter-final draw, his players will need to produce the performance of a lifetime. However, the Reds may secretly fancy their chances. One could argue there is no better time to face the Premiership giants. Sunday’s goalless draw at Chelsea left them languishing in fifth place in the league – 19 points behind leaders Arsenal. Pressure is beginning to mount after another faltering league campaign. Conflicts of interest in the boardroom, and the uncertainty surrounding the future of manager Benitez, has also threatened to derail their season. The main focus for the Liverpool players’ could well be the massive fixture on Tuesday night against Inter Milan in the Champions League. It will be interesting to see if Benitez has one eye on that game and rests some of his key personnel. With Premier League success looking about as likely as Barnsley winning an award for ticket distribution, Rafa’s job could well hang on the outcome of their European adventures. However, Tony Barrett, from the Liverpool Echo, believes even though you can ‘never say never’ regarding the FA Cup, he is not expecting a shock. “I would never rule it out,” he told the Chronicle. “It is all about the attitude of the Liverpool players. Because of what happened with Havant in the last round, they will be keen to make sure that doesn’t happen again. “Plus, it is obvious their only chances of success is in the FA Cup and European Cup. A lot of players, particularly the foreign lads, will want to play at Wembley so I think it will be hard for Barnsley to get a result. “Rafa will make changes. There will definitely be a weakened squad put out but the one thing with Rafa is it is impossible to predict his team, even an hour before kick-off. “But whatever side he puts out, on paper, it will be a side that should be too strong for Barnsley but still, it won’t be easy for Liverpool by any means. “People will point to the midweek fixture with Inter Milan as a possible distraction but it doesn’t normally work like that. Liverpool are usually very good the game before Europe. The players are normally very focussed and the excitement builds. It is the game after a European tie, when it is a case of after the Lord Mayor’s show, where Liverpool tend to slip-up. “So although there will probably be no Reina, Carragher, Gerrard and Torres, the team Benitez will put out should still be too strong.” The key to a positive result for Barnsley could be in how much they are willing to attack. The likely Merseysiders’ midfield four and two strikers would still grace many Premiership teams, but the defence will be without key player Jamie Carragher and could be fragile. Sami Hyypia in particular could be the weak link – due to a perceived lack of pace. Barnsley are bidding to put the proverbial cat among the pigeons. Oh how we dare to dream.......  The Reds will be backed by 6,000 supporters at Anfield tomorrow – while thousands more will converge on Oakwell to watch a live ‘Beam Back’ screening of the tie.

We have Possible starting line-ups belief says Howard Itandje

Finnan

Hyypia

Skrtel

Aurelio

Pennant

Alonso

Lucas

Kewell

Kuyt

Babel

By Andrew Lodge

Barnsley boss Simon Davey (right) and his first team captain Brian Howard managed to get their hands on the famous FA Cup at a special photo shoot at Oakwell yesterday. Now the pair are hoping that the Reds can pull off a major cup shock by beating Liverpool at Anfield in Saturday’s fifth round tie. (D).

Oakwell’s foreign legion are up for the cup THREE of Barnsley’s ‘foreign legion’ have admitted they have been caught up in all the FA Cup excitement. Brazilian pair Dennis Souza and Anderson De Silva, along with Spanish midfielder Diego Leon, spoke last night of their anticipation at walking out at Anfield in front of a packed crowd. Souza said: “It is without doubt the biggest game of my career. I have been looking forward to it for weeks. “As a team we are eager to go there and show our talent, and hopefully cause a big shock. We want to make history for the club.” Leon concurred: “I have played in a German cup semifinal, against Bayern Munich, in front of 60,000 people, but this is just as exciting. Liverpool are one of the biggest names in world football.” De Silva, who signed for the Reds from Liverpool’s closest rivals Everton, went on: “It is a very big game but we have to show no fear. We must show our own quality and hope to catch Liverpool out. The FA Cup can cause many surprises. Why not us?” Why not indeed!

BARNSLEY captain Brian Howard insists his team have ‘plenty of belief’ ahead of tomorrow’s FA Cup fifth round clash at Liverpool. The Reds’ midfielder – and leading scorer this season – told the Chronicle: “There is a great buzz around the old place. Cup fever has taken everyone at Oakwell by storm. “We have plenty of belief going into Saturday’s tie. There’s not too many of the lads that have played at Anfield before but we all want to go there and give our best, not only for ourselves but the thousands of supporters who will be backing us, both at Anfield itself and here at Oakwell watchig on a big screen. “I’ve been lucky to play in one or two big games – for England schoolboys at Wrmbley and the Cardiff play-off final for Barnsley – and this is right up there. “We will be going to Anfield to try and cause a big upset. “It is an opportunity to showcase what I can do. I’m sure all of the lads think the same way. We are massive underdogs but this old competition has thrown up some real shocks in its time. “I know quite a few of the Havant and Waterlooville lads, who twice led at Anfield in the previous round, and I’ve spoken to them about our game. “They had a real go at Liverpool and I think we have to do the same. We are an attack-minded team and that is the best way for us to play, to go out at Anfield and have a real crack at them. “It would be nice to walk out alongside Steven Gerrard – but he may not be playing! “Who knows what sort of side Liverpool will field? “They could well have 60 professionals at that club, 50 of them internationals, so whatever team they put out will be a very difficult one to beat. “We had a tough game at Plymouth on Tuesday but we have been able to get a good rest and recharge our batteries. “Now we cannot wait for Saturday to come around. It is the stuff of dreams to be able to go and take on Liverpool at Anfield.”

Anfield return for defender Kozluk

Rob Kozluk in action at Anfield last season. (S)

FOR some of the Barnsley players tomorrow, walking out at Anfield will be an occasion they will never forget. But for defender Rob Kozluk he’s already been there and got the shirt – it was Steven Gerrard’s. Unfortunately for the full-back, the game was only 12 minutes old when he took a fancy to the England man’s jersey while playing for Sheffield United last season! Referee Steve Bennett pointed to the spot and Gerrard picked himself up to slot home the penalty. It was not the happiest of afternoons for Kozluk, as he was substituted on 25 minutes and the Blades lost 4-0. Yet, Kozluk’s experience of already tasting the famous Anfield atmosphere will prove invaluable. Davey will surely have asked his full-back to give his players an insight. And with Gerrard having won three spot-kicks against the Blades last term, he may be having a quite word of advice with the rest of his back four.

Barnsley bidding for hat-trick Tall as trees: Lars Lees punches the air with delight (right), after Barnsley beat Liverpool 1-0 at Anfield in November 1997. Left: Action from the League Cup quarter-final in 1982, where the Reds earned a replay at Oakwell after a goalless draw. Picture courtesy of Stan Plus Stan Two.

Right: Ashley Ward scored the only goal the last time Barnsley went to Anfield, as the Reds won 1-0.

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ANFIELD is one of the most famous footballing arenas in the world – yet it should hold no fears for Barnsley FC tomorrow – as they have recorded a win and a draw from their last two visits. Their last trip to that part of Merseyside was back in November 1997, during their one and only stay in English football’s top flight, when Barnsley bagged a famous 1-0 away league win. On that occasion a striker signed from Derby County proved to be the matchwinner (Ashley Ward), while having a blinder in goal was a tall German (Lars Leese). Now it hasn’t gone unnoticed that Barnsley currently boast a quality German ’keeper in Heinz Muller, and during the January transfer window signed striker Jon Macken from Derby. Unfortunately, that is as far as good omens go, however, for Muller is now badly injured and Macken is cup-tied! The return Premier League fixture with Liverpool at Oakwell, in March 1998, will, of course, go down in Barnsley folklore. The Reds, reduced to nine men by referee Gary Willard, who staged a remarkable walk-off at one point, were ultimately pipped 3-2. During that memorable season Barnsley, despite being relegated, reached the last eight of the FA Cup, beating both Manchester United and Tottenham (after replays) before losing 3-1 at Newcastle United. The Oakwell outfit also chalked up a goalless draw at Anfield in the quarter-finals of the League Cup, then known as the Milk Cup, in

Kop that: The Barnsley Chronicle match report from the Premiership encounter at Anfield in 1997. The report describes the result of the shock of the season. January 1982. The Reds were backed by around 16,000 fans out on that unforgettable night – out of an official Anfield attendance of 33,707 – and those magnificent supporters outsang the Kop with their own, South Yorkshire-tinged version of the Liverpool classic ‘You’ll Never Walk Alone’. However, the Merseyside men, European Cup holders at the time, showed their class in the

replay, winning 3-1 despite conceding an early goal from Colin Walker, which had many Reds’ fans in a bumper crowd of 29,639 peering through the Oakwell fog in order to get a glimpse of it! And the last time that Barnsley met Liverpool in the FA Cup, in a televised quarter-final tie at Oakwell back in 1985, the visitors swept to a 4-0 victory.


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EVEN the very best-laid plans, the thread-to-the-needle-style preparations, can unravel very quickly when fate takes a decisive hand. That’s what happened to Simon Davey and his Barnsley team at Home Park, Plymouth on Tuesday night. Davey is renowned for his in-depth, strategic planning. He approaches matches like Napoleon or Nelson took on land and sea battles. The midweek clash with the selftitled ‘Best in the West’ was no different. Barnsley’s boss was hoping to leave nothing to chance. He decided that the squad would start their journey to Plymouth on Monday morning, over 24 hours before the big game. Two hours into the journey, the Reds stopped off for a training ses-

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“At times we outplayed and outfought the league leaders. After the unacceptable display at Coventry, this was a great effort.” – Simon Davey REDS 2, BAGGIES 1 Scorers

Nardiello (30 mins) Macken (45 mins) 10 5 5 None

Morrison (58 mins)

Corners Shots off target Shots on target Bookings

2 6 3 Greening, Cesar

Referee: Tony Bates (Staffordshire). Attendance: 13,083 (3,917 from West Brom). Man of the match: Anderson De Silva. All the Barnsley team played well, so it was a tough choice to pick a man of the match. Kozluk was terrific at left-back, Foster the same on the other flank, while goalkeeper and both centre-halves impressed too. The strikers worked their socks off – and both scored – but the Chronicle nod went to the imperious Brazilian midfielder De Silva, whose quality again shone through.

West Brom (4-4-2):

Kiley

Hoefkens

Albrechtsen

Teixeira

Greening Bednar

Leon (7)

Howard (7)

Kozluk (8)

Souza (8)

Cesar

Robinson

Morrison

Brunt

Phillips

Macken (8)

Nardiello (7) De Silva (8) Nyatanga (8)

Devaney (7) Foster (8)

Warner (mark out of 10: 8)

Barnsley substitutions: Coulson (mark out of 10: 7) for Nardiello (72 mins); Ferenczi (6) for Macken (81 mins); Hassell (6) for Leon (86 mins). Unused substitutes: Odejayi, Campbell-Ryce.

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West Brom substitutions: Barnett for Cesar (h-t); Beattie for Bednar (h-t); Gera for Brunt (64 mins). Unused substitutes: Danek, Pele.

ONE BOSS DELIGHTED, THE OTHER DOWN IN THE DUMPS: Saturday’s clash between the Reds and the Baggies brought differing fortunes for the two respective managers. West Brom boss Tony Mowbray is pictured left marching towards the dressing room before the halftime whsitle had sounded, clearly unhappy and ready to ‘lay into’ his team, while (right) Simon Davey gives his players the thumbs-up for a job superbly done.

sion at Aston Villa, who had kindly agreed to loan the Oakwell men their facilities. Then it was on to Plymouth, where Barnsley booked into a hotel. They had a light training session on Tuesday morning, and then relaxed before making the short journey to Argyle’s ground. The team was fit, fresh and raring to go. Yet just three minutes in fate came along, in the form of assistant referee Andy Bennett, and all of Davey’s groundwork, his deliberate planning, was laid to waste in one lengthy shake of a linesman’s flag. Berkshire referee Andy Woolmer looked happy enough to let play go when Plymouth striker Jermaine Easter and Lewin Nyatanga literally got to grips with each other on the edge of the Barnsley box.

But Mr Bennett had other ideas. Indeed, he flagged so fiercely that said flag came apart in his hand! He told the referee that Nyatanga had been naughty, and deserved a red card. The referee duly obliged (the wrong decision as Barnsley’s subsequent appeal has proved); Plymouth scored from the subsequent free-kick; and Barnsley’s hopes of a second successive win at Home Park went up in smoke. Davey moved menacingly towards the assistant referee on the sideline. Andy Bennett? More like ‘******* Gordon Bennett!’ Or some choice words to that effect. Davey and his staff couldn’t believe the decision, and made their feelings perfectly plain. But the damage had been done. And all those carefully nurtured plans had been ripped apart.

Still, at least Davey made it back home pretty quickly. He caught a plane..... PS: Kayode Odejayi, it’s a good Nigerian name don’t you agree? So why is it then that the Plymouth official matchday programme planted a Scottish flag next to the striker’s name, to indicate his birthplace.....?

Fan power THE Reds will be praying for better fortunes tomorrow, when they make the trip to Merseyside for a mouthwatering FA Cup fifth round clash at Premier League giants Liverpool. They will be backed by 6,000 fans, with thousands more at Oakwell watching a live Beam Back’ of the tie. Yet the row over the distribution of the Anfield tickets continues to rumble on. There are still a large number

of season ticket holders angry at not being able to obtain a ticket for tomorrow’s match at Anfield. One lady who did manage to get a ticket, Lesley Dickinson, stil wasn’t happy with the Oakwell Club. She wrote in to say: “I have been trying to find out how many of the 6,000 tickets given to us by Liverpool FC were offered to the season ticket holders after the corporate clients were offered theirs? “I rang the club to ask this and was told that ‘these people spend money at the club’. When I pointed out that the season ticket holders do too I was met with the comment of ‘yes but our corporate clients spend a lot’. “I am upset as that comment indicates that the season ticket holders are placed well below corporate clients in terms of importance.

“I realise that you will probably not print my letter because of the ‘middle man’ position you are in, and it’s not sour grapes either. I have a ticket for Anfield – but so do many more people who are not dedicated supporters, some of those there on Saturday will not have even been to a match before. How fair is that?” But another lady fan, Wendy Ding, wrote: “I think it is very important to support our club – a club that is run by Reds’ fans and not some greedy wealthy overseas businessman. “I was unlucky, and disappointed, not to get a Liverpool ticket. However, I have got a ticket for the beam back at Oakwell. “If we get a big enough crowd the atmosphere will be brilliant. So come on all you disappointed fans, let’s cheer on Barnsley to cup glory.”

Barnsley boss fires up his players – and league leaders bear the brunt

Reds respond well to tough love treatment Barnsley 2, West Brom 1 By Andrew Lodge PERHAPS Barnsley boss Simon Davey should have a go at his players every week, if this is the sort of response he gets. After the meek surrender at Coventry – a 'clearly unacceptable performance' according to an angry Davey – the Welsh manager vowed he would be giving his squad a 'very hard time' in training leading up to Saturday's tussle with Championship leaders West Brom. Well, Davey's tough love treatment worked a treat. The Reds responded in stunning style. From worst to best in seven days. The 4-0 defeat at Coventry was arguably Barnsley's worst performance of the season, certainly on a par with the abject showings at QPR and Hull. Yet, in their very next outing, Davey's men delivered their best. They beat the Baggies in a manner that warmed the hearts of every Reds' fan in a vocal Oakwell crowd swelled by a near 4,000 travelling contingent from the west midlands. Barnsley have produced some very good displays on home soil, but this just about topped the lot. They firstly outplayed Tony Mowbray's men at their own fluent passing game in the first half, a lightning fast start enabling them to get a firm grip on the game, and then, when a Mowbray half-time blast sent the visitors back out with more than a flea in their ear, the Reds displayed the battling qualities that all good teams need, a determination that no matter what was thrown at them, they would do their damnedest to hold on. They received great backing too. All thoughts of the FA Cup tie ticket 'fiasco' appeared to be forgotten as the Barnsley supporters, particularly those in the Pontefract Road end, roared their favourites home. It was a team show, but sprinkled in there too was some top class individual displays. Tony Warner, on loan from Fulham, had unfortunately shipped in four

goals on his debut at the Ricoh Arena, but showed his worth with an assured 90 minutes against the normally freescoring Baggies, while the back four in front of him offered tremendous protection. Lewin Nyatanga and Dennis Souza were twin rocks of resilence at centre-back, and Stephen Foster, quite possibly Barnsley's player of the season, was his usual dependal self at right-back. But it was the performance of the previously out-of-favour Rob Kozluk on the left flank that really caught the eye when concentrating on defensive matters. Kozluk was recalled to the team due to Tininho's inabilty to play against his parent club due to his loan arrangement, and Tininho's loss was certainly Kozluk's gain. He was outstanding, delivering a performance of such style and substance that it would be a travesty if he was dropped. There were other plus points further forward. Anderson De Silva bestrode the midfield battleground like a Championship colossus, while Brian Howard, Diego Leon and Martin Devaney, in for the rested Jamal Campbell-Ryce, also did their bit. And the striking partnership of Jon Macken and Daniel Nardiello looks like taking off. Both played well, both scored, and both ran themselve into the ground for the Barnsley cause. Nardiello could have had a hat-trick. It was Barnsley's start that laid the whole foundations for the victory. They came storming out of the blocks and could have been ahead after just 60 seconds, Nardiello hitting the inside of the post from 15 yards. The fear was that the Reds would not find the finish their dominance deserved, but that fear thankfully proved unfounded. On the half-hour mark, Nardiello caught West Brom defender Bostjan Cesar dawdling in possession, after receiving a Paul Robinson pass. The Barnsley striker robbed him, galloped clear, and produced a cool, calm shot beyond Dean Kiely and into the far corner. A natural finisher showing his worth. Then, right on half-time, Macken made it 2-0, stabbing in from close range after Nardiello's drive had hit Greening on the line and come back out. The Reds were in football heaven. But then came the fightback. Mowbray clearly 'did a Davey', getting stuck into his players at the break, and the Baggies came out firing, although Nardiello could have notched a third in the 49th minute, firing wide after producing a purposeful 40 yard solo break following Warner’s brilliant long throw out. James Morrison, the Baggies' best player on show, pulled one back four minutes later, toepoking home Kevin Phillips' clever back-heeled pass, and from then on the game was stretched. It went from end to end, the football entertainment a magnificent advertisement for the Championship. Kiely pulled off a superb parry to keep out Howard's well-timed half-volley; Phillips fired straight at Warner when well-placed; Baggies sub Zoltan Gera dragged his edge-of-the-box shot across the face of goal; and Leon lashing a right-footer just wide. Davey sent on the lively Michael

Top class tribute The current Reds get together for the minute’s silence for Barnsley-born victims of the Munich air disaster, Tommy Taylor and Mark Jones. JUST as the Manchester City supporters showed their class by beautifully observing the minute’s silence for the victims of the Munich air disaster at Old Trafford on Sunday, so the West Brom hordes deserve recognition for doing the same at Oakwell 24 hours earlier. Barnsley-born pair Tommy Taylor and Mark Jones died in the crash 50 years ago and so the Oakwell Club also opted for a minute’s silence. It was a magnificently observed silence too, and both Reds’ fans and Baggies deserve the utmost credit. They showed the morons at Wembley, who spoiled England’s tribute after just 27 seconds, how it should be done.

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Jon Macken celebrates putting the Reds 2-0 up against West Brom.

It was Barnsley’s start that laid the whole foundations for the victory. They came storming out of the blocks and grabbed the game by the scruff of the neck. Coulson and Istvan Ferenczi for the tiring combo of Nardiello and Macken, and also introduced Bobby Hassell as a defensive midfielder. It all helped to complete the task. The Reds deservedly held on for a terrific win. Barnsley have now beaten the Baggies, Watford and Bristol City at Oakwell this season, the teams currently occupying the top three positions in the Championship. They overcame Watford to knock them off top spot. In Davey's words, he wanted his men to show their true worth and ‘knock the Baggies off their perch’. They did that too, with Mowbray's men also losing top place after an Oakwell defeat. So the Reds have to realise that, on any given day, they can live with the best the Championship can offer. Consistency is clearly the key.

 Let the Dugout tell you a story.....of a hardcore Barnsley supporter who made the long trek to Plymouth – and nearly didn’t make it back. Said fan had travelled down to Home Park by official club coach. That part of the journey, although six-and-a-quarter-hours long, was not the problem. It was after the match that the trouble started. He was a little disorientated, unsure of where the coaches were parked, and so opted to follow two other ‘Tarn’ fans, sure they would lead him to his required destination. But a 10-minute walk later, he followed the pair of Barnsley supporters into the railway station! Panic ensued, and the far-from-home-without-acoach young man had to hail a taxi, and beg the driver to dash off up the motorway in hot pursuit of the homeward bound buses. After two hours, honking of horns, frantic armwaving and approaching £50 on the meter, the supporter caught up with his coach as it pulled in for a scheduled toilet break.....

Back on the goal trail: Daniel Nardiello is pictured left slotting home against the Baggies, his first goal for the Reds since rejoining them on loan from QPR. Match pictures: Jamie Lorriman.


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 Six thousand strong Red Army to march on Merseyside for battle with Liverpool

Davey’s underdogs plot Anfield cup sensation By Andrew Lodge

DAVEY

Tips from Match of the Day! I KNOW my line-up for the FA Cup tie at Anfield, but I’m not letting on just yet! I’m sure Rafa Benitez will not be announcing his team just yet either. I spoke to my good friend David Moyes, the manager at Everton, on Wednesday, while he was in Norway preparing for his club’s UEFA Cup tie, but most of our tips on Liverpool have come from watching Match of the Day! Joking aside, we have worked hard to prepare the players for a very big game. Certainly the lads don’t ned any motivation. They cannot wait to walk out at Anfield. They are relishing this opportunity – and so am I. I’ve never played at Anfield so to pit my wits against Rafa Benitez is something to look forward to. I supported Liverpool as a kid, in the Kenny Dalglish days, so it will be a proud moment for me and my family. We will also be going out to make our fans proud too. We will have 6,000 there at Anfield on Saturday, and thousands more watching on a big screen back at Oakwell. Getting a draw or a win would be wonderful for them. Someone asked me what I see as the most important, the league or the cup. Well, it has to be the league. That is our bread and butter. Our next two games are Liverpool in the cup and Norwich away in the league. In my view Norwich is the most important, but that isn’t to say that we won’t be giving everything at Anfield. We will. All our attention is on that tie.

No shortage THERE were no shortage of takers for the position of goalkeeper when I went looking for an emergency loan, but we decided to go for Luke Steele. Luke is a young, highlythought of goakeeper who was brought up for some time at Manchester United. He is currently at West Brom and we’ve brought him in for a month initially. He will go straight into the starting lineup on Saturday – and it is not a bad little debut for him is it? As for Kyle Letheren, he is a young boy with a long career ahead of him. To have thrown him in at Anfield would possibly have been a big risk, both for the club and Kyle’s own career.

Go and enjoy it WE will travel to Merseyside on Friday and have been given permission to use Everton’s training facilities. Everyone came through unscathed from the Plymouth game on Tuesday, apart from Lewin (Nyatanga) of course, who was unfortunately sent off. I’m glad to say that we successfully appealed against his red card so he will not now be banned. But he, Jon Macken and Tony Warner were all missing for Anfield anyway because they are cup-tied. As I’ve said earlier, I know what team I will be sending out and I have confidence in them to do themselves justice. My last words to them before they step out onto the pitch will be ‘go out and enjoy it’.

UNDERDOGS Barnsley are looking to spring a major FA Cup shock tomorrow – by showing their ‘Steele’ in the red-hot Anfield atmosphere. Six thousand Reds’ supporters will converge on Merseyside to cheer on Simon Davey’s men in a mouth-watering fifth round clash with Premier League giants Liverpool. Thousands more will attend the live ‘Beam Back’ screening of the tie at Oakwell. And Davey yesterday moved to address his goalkeeping shortage by signing West Brom’s former Manchester United shotstopper Luke Steele on an emergency loan. Steele, 23, is set for a remarkable Barnsley debut at Anfield, due to the long-term injury to Heinz Muller, the cup-tied position of current loan ’keeper Tony Warner, and, in Davey’s words, ‘the inexperience’ of 21-years-old Kyle Letheren. Davey said: “We have brought Luke in for a month – and it is certainly a nice little debut for him! “I spoke to Tony Mowbray (West Brom manager) a couple of times about Luke when there had been speculation over Heinz Muller leaving in the transfer window, and I’ve kept tabs on him since then. “He was brought up at Manchester United for quite a while, so is schooled in the right way.” There had been strong speculation that Davey had seen his bid to sign Aston Villa’s former Danish international Thomas Sorensen turned down because of the player’s wages. Born in Peterborough, Steele came through the ranks at his hometown club before earning a £500,000 move to Manchester United in 2002. He struggled to make an impact

Up for the Cup! Barnsley boss Simon Davey and his first team squad get to grips with the FA Cup after the Football Association brought the world famous trophy along to Oakwell for a special photo shoot. The Reds tackle Liverpool at Anfield on Saturday in a keenly-anticipated fifth round clash. Picture: Scott Bairstow. at Old Trafford and joined West Brom in 2006. He has also had two loan spells at Coventry. The Reds are very much second favourites in a two-horse Anfield race – despite Liverpool boss Rafa Banitez prepared to rest a number of his key players in preparation for Tuesday’s champions League clash with Italian giants Inter Milan. What makes Barnsley’s job even harder is that boss Davey, as well as throwing ’keeper Steele in at the deep end, also has to make at least two other changes to his preferred first-choice line-up. Lewin Nyatanga and Jon Macken are both cup-tied, having played for Derby. There is some good news for Nyatanga, however, as his red card for his sending-off at

Plymouth has been rescinded after the Oakwell Club appealed against the decision. He will now not be banned for two games and Davey said he was ‘delighted’. Stephen Foster is set to switch inside to take up Nyatanga’s position alongside Dennis Souza at centre-half, while Bobby Hassell is likely to be chosen at rightback and Hungarian Istvan Ferenczi should replace Macken. Winger Jamal Campbell-Ryce is also pressing for a starting spot. Davey said: “There are at least two places available because Jon Macken and Lewin Nyatanga are both cup-tied. I know the team that will start but I’m not letting on just yet. Rafa Benitez won’t be naming his line-up just yet either will he?” The Reds are bidding for a

Daniel Nardiello celebrates his goal against West Brom at Oakwell on Saturday, and after being ‘sacrificed’ after just seven minutes at Home Park on Tuesday, when he was subbed following Lewin Nyatanga’s red card, the striker is fit and raring to go in his first ever appearance at Anfield. Picture: Jamie Lorriman.

remarkable Anfield hat-trick, having been unbeaten in their last two visits, a 1-0 Premiership victory back in 1997, and a 0-0 draw in the League Cup quarterfinals even further back in 1982. One Barnsley player who will definitely not be at Anfield tomorrow is Miguel Mostto. The striker, brought in by Davey at the start of the summer, has been allowed to go back to his native Peru, joining Coronel Bolognesi on loan until the end of their season (June 30). A lot was made of Davey’s capture of the Peruvian international last summer, for a reported £300,000, but he has scored just once in 17 first team games. Davey said: “Miguel has been a little unlucky. He hs now found himself in a situation where we

cannot guarantee him as many games as he would like.” Portuguese left-back Miguel Tininho also left Oakwell in the early part of the week, returning to West Brom after his loan spell at Oakwell came to an end. Davey decided against extending Tininho’s deal due to the recent fine performances of Rob Kozluk. Meanwhile, Davey has spoken of his sympathy for trialist goalkeeper Kelvin Jack, after the 31-yearsold Trinidad and Tobago international suffered a broken leg in training last Friday morning. Davey told the club’s official website: “Kelvin had been with us on trial from Gillingham but unfortunately broke his leg in a freak training ground accident. “Everybody at Barnsley wishes Kelvin a very speedy recovery.”

Spanish star still keen to feature ALTHOUGH media sources on Merseyside are suggesting that Rafa Benitez, with one eye on next Tuesday’s Champions League clash against Inter Milan, will opt to field a fair number of his fringe players against Barnsley tomorrow, the Anfield Club’s record £26.5 million signing Fernando Torres is still hoping to play a part. Spanish striker Torres, Liverpool’s leading marksman with 18 goals, has recovered from a hamstring injury, and a coy Benitez said: “Maybe he can be available for Saturday. We are pondering things.”

Nyatanga sees red after just four minutes, leaving Barnsley to battle without reward

Reds undone – by an insistent assistant! Plymouth Argyle 3, Barnsley 0 By Andrew Lodge ALL that way, a long trek to tackle a team that Plymouth people term the ‘best in the west’ – and the game was up in just about the time it would take to boil an egg! Barnsley certainly had their best-laid plans well and truly scrambled. They had prepared thoroughly for Tuesday night’s trip to Home Park – and had certainly been buoyed by a terrific victory over West Brom a few days earlier. Simon Davey had been so impressed by his side’s efforts against the Baggies that he sent out the same starting 11, yet dreams of recording a second suc-

cessive away victory over Argyle – to go with their stunning 4-2 win last season – were wiped away after just four minutes. That was the time it took for Plymouth to launch their first attack; for striker Jermaine Easter to get the wrong side of Reds centre-back Lewin Nyatanga; and for referee’s assistant Andy Bennett to make a decision which, ultimately, settled the whole contest. While Berkshire referee Andy Woolmer appeared willing to wave play on as Nyatanga and Easter got into a bit of a tangle on the edge of the Barnsley box, Mr Bennett was only too eager to get involved. Indeed, he waved his flag so hard it came apart in his hand!

The referee went across for a tetea-tete and after what seemed an eternity – and much to the disgust of Reds chief Davey – Woolmer marched back, flourished the red card in Nyatanga’s face, and ordered a free-kick right on the edge of the box. To this reporter Easter had looked to have had hold of Nyatanga’s shirt, before the young Welsh international ‘retaliated’ and grappled the striker. It was outside the penalty area, not in. So that bit was right I suppose. Yet both Dennis Souza and Stephen Foster could claim they were in a position to cover. And what made it a double

whammy was the resulting freekick from striker Steven MacLean, which came two minutes after the ‘offence’ had taken place. Rather than his real record of 20 games without a goal, the ex-Owl strode up to the dead ball in a manner that suggested he’d already got 20 to his name this term, and lashed a terrific shot beyond Tony Warner. Davey’s game plan had gone up in smoke – and he knew he had to change things. The sacrificial lamb proved to be Daniel Nardiello. He made way for Bobby Hassell, who immediately took up station at right-back, with Foster moving inside to partner Souza. Jon Macken was asked to operate up

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front on his own. And it has to be said that from the fourth minute to the 74th the 10 men of Barnsley could justifiably lay claim to being the better team. Until the dramatic intervention of new signing Jamie Mackie that is. The £145,000 capture from archrivals Exeter was introduced as substitute for Easter in the 74th minute – and within seconds of his arrival, he became the quickest ever debut scorer in Argyle’s history, getting in between Souza and Foster to fire home from 10 yards. And 11 minutes later Mackie put the icing on Plymouth’s cake, turning Souza inside the Barnsley box before lashing a shot across Warner and into the far corner. Yet between MacLean’s free-kick and Mackie’s instant impact, Barnsley had shown their hardcore travelling support, all 227 of them, some never-say-die quali-

ties. They dug in, defended stoutly, kept passing the ball through midfield, and always looked to threaten on the counter-attack. And had a moment of samba magic from Anderson De Silva resulted in a goal on 65 minutes, then Barnsley might well have changed the course of the game, and taken a point. After being found by Macken on the left-hand side of the penalty area, De Silva twisted, turned and bamboozled three Argyle defenders in order to find sufficient room for a shot. But his left-footed effort struck the underside of the crossbar and came back out. That, and a fine curling effort from Macken that was tipped over by Luke McCormick, was the closest Barnsley came. A flag-happy official had seen to that.  The Reds yesterday (Thursday) successfully appealed against Nyatanga’s red card.

CHAMPIONSHIP m a t c h f a c t s Plymouth (4-4-2): McCormick; Connolly, Kouo-Doumbe, Timar, Paterson; Halmosi, Abdou (Wotton, 87 mins), Nalis, Sawyer; Easter (Mackie, 74 mins), MacLean. Unused subs: Larrieu (gk), Fallon, Summerfeld. Corners: 8. Shots on target: 10. Shots off: 4. Booking: Kouo-Doumbe. Goals: MacLean (6 mins); Mackie (74 & 85 mins).

Barnsley boss Simon Davey and his assistant Ryan Kidd (above left) both appear to be pointing out where the problem lies at Home Park, with assistant Andy Bennett, who played a key role in the early sending-off of young Welsh international Lewin Nyatanga (above right). Match pictures: Keith Turner.

Barnsley (4-4-2)): Warner (mark out of 10: 7); Foster 7, Nyatanga 6, Souza 7, Kozluk 7; Devaney 7 (Ferenczi, 79 mins 6), De Silva 8, Howard 7, Leon 7 (CampbellRyce, 63 mins 6); Nardiello 6 (Hassell, 7 mins 7), Macken 8. Unused subs: Odejayi, Coulson. Corners: 4. Shots on target: 5. Shots off: 5. Booking: Foster. Referee: Andy Woolmer (Berkshire). Attendance: 11,346 (227 from Barnsley). Chronicle man of the match: De Silva.

Liverpool’s £26.5 million Spanish striker Fernando Torres.

SPORT s h o r t s On the road THE Rising Sun pub are running a coach to Norwich on February 23. The journey to Carrow Road begins at 7am and is priced £12. For further details contact ‘Cuz’ on 07967278531 or ‘Blue’ on 07775618777 (both between 9am and 9pm).

Gretna debut HIGHLY-RATED young Reds defender Rhys Meynell made his Gretna debut in last Saturday's defeat by Hearts. Meynell, on loan at the Scottish Premier League outfit, came on as a second half substitute.

Academy game BARNSLEY’S under 18s take on Middlesbrough in a rearranged fixture at the Oakwell Academy complex this morning, kick-off 11.30am.

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