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He said: “The authority has been taken away from the on-field umpire. This technology is causing a lot of trouble. In my day an umpire’s decision was final.” He was commenting after a series of controversies involving the Decision Review System in the Test series in Australia, which allows players to challenge on-field decisions. The latest incident involved England batsman Ian Bell who was given out by the on-field umpire but his decision was reversed by the third umpire. The Australians claimed the Warwickshire batsman had edged the ball to a fielder. On refusing to walk he

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HOW STRUGGLING COUNCIL WILL SAVE £26M BY MIKE COTTON LOLLIPOP ladies, libraries and road maintenance are among services the council is preparing to cut as it struggles to save £26m over the next year. Final decisions won’t be made until March but the council has compiled a list of savings which it could make and is now serving redundancy notices. If all the proposed cuts are implemented it will mean 368 job losses and savings of £21.7m — still £4m short of the £26m savings needed. The proposals include £1m cuts to road maintenance which will cost 15 jobs. Free parking in the town centre would also be scrapped to save £80,000. And £50,000 would be saved by removing some school crossing patrols — 12 lollipop ladies would lose their jobs and 20 vacant posts will not be filled. School budgets are protected, but there are proposals to cut £4.3m in spending on other education and children’s services. Proposals include removing the subsidy on music lessons for children learning to play instruments through Barnsley Music Service (formerly PADS) and cuts of £300,000 for short breaks for disabled children, which

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REBECCA’S MARKETING WINS COMPETITION AN UNDERGRADUATE has won a national competition for her campaign to promote a project which encourages Barnsley students to realise their business dreams. Rebecca Hall, 27, is studying marketing and took on the challenge of spreading the word about Barnsley Business Mine. It is based at the University Campus Barnsley and offers students and recent graduates a professional environment in which to develop ideas for businesses or selfemployment. Rebecca designed posters and distributed leaflets around the campus. Her campaign was strong enough to see off competition

from 200 others from 50 universities. She said: “It was quite challenging to put my marketing theory into practice and I had to be creative. “One of my tactics was to slip leaflets about the programme inside library books about starting in business. “I was very surprised to win the Capture Competition and am really proud of my achievement.” Rebecca, of Huddersfield, is a trained beauty therapist and is considering starting her own business when she graduates. She plans to keep her £1,000 prize money in the bank until then.

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OUR SCENIC JOURNEY: We travel over the famous Settle & Carlisle line across the finest scenery of North Yorkshire and the Cumbrian Fells. This journey is definitely one of the most beautiful railway journeys to make in the UK. After a break, we return south via the West Coast Main Line and over the scenic Calder Valley route from Manchester to Leeds and then onto Barnsley and back to your joining points.

Campaign to preserve green space A COMMUNITY group is looking into getting village green status for a patch of land to prevent it being developed. Richard Laughton, of Kensington Road, Barnsley, said the Willowbank Community Partnership aims to preserve St Paul’s field, also known as Old Town Green, because of a shortage of green space in the area. The group would have to apply to the council to obtain the status. Richard said: “Having village green status would make it very difficult for anyone to develop the land and it would be maintained as a public green space. There isn’t an awful lot of green space around here, so from the community’s point of view, it’s a valuable spot. It’s very well used and an ideal safe place for children to play.” The land was bought by the council from St Paul’s Church. The Willowbank Community Partnership has planted a number of trees on the space and hold an annual carnival there.

CARLISLE: A break of up to 2 hours is expected at Carlisle. You may choose to stroll between the castle, cathedral or the Tullie House Museum. All surrounded by great places to shop, eat or drink and mostly within walking distance of its rail station. TICKETS: Premier Dining £159, First Class £89 and Standard Class £59. Tables for 2 are available at £15 per person in First and Premier Dining, subject to availability. Discounts are offered to juniors or groups of 4 adults, please call our booking office. A buffet service is available to purchase hot and cold snacks and drinks and soft and alcoholic drinks. Terms and conditions apply, please ask for details.

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Advice for new firms WOULD-BE entrepreneurs are being urged to go into business this year — despite tough trading conditions. An organisation called Genesis, which is part of Enterprising Barnsley, says it can support new businesses and offer practical advice. Manager Martin Beasley said: “While many people dream of starting their own business, taking those early steps can be daunting. What we want to get across is that there is intensive one-to-one support in place in Barnsley through Genesis.”

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FIRM HELPS BUILD A FUTURE FOR THE COMMUNITY

12.01.11 12.01.11 Giving something back: Maurice Boldy, BCB’s employment and training co-ordinator.

An organisation which helps people get careers in the construction industry does much more. Ian Thompson reports. A TRAINING programme Barnsley Community Build has an unsung role refurbishing, renting and sub-letting offices to companies, charities and other enterprises. The 18-strong organisation has refurbished four offices and two toilet blocks for the Barnsley Independent Alzheimer’s and Dementia Association. BCB, which has helped 220 people join the construction industry, has also refurbished two other buildings which have been rented to the training enterprise Independent Training Services. BCB was formed in 2001 and start-

ed doing jobs like building boundary walls, footpaths and other features for the council. A partnership with the Coalfield Regeneration Trust has led to some 633 ex-miners getting long-term jobs and training. Several of them have gone on to start their own businesses. Training is provided in construction tasks, plant driving, horticulture, business administration and health and safety. Help is also given to longterm unemployed youngsters. Maurice Boldy, BCB’s employment and training coordinator, joined the organisation about eight years ago. He is originally from Redbrook and worked at more than 20 pits includ-

ing Houghton Main, Darfield Main, Grimethorpe, Dearne Valley, Barnsley Main, Woolley and North Gawber. His 30-year career in the coal industry ended at the Prince of Wales’s Colliery, West Yorkshire, where he was an overman. He said: “For me, this job is payback. It means I can pay something back to coalfield communities for having quite a good living while working in pits for 30 years.” He describes helping to get 220 people full-time jobs in the construction industry as ‘tremendous’ in view of how badly it has been hit by the recession since 2008. Maurice believes a too pessimistic

picture has been painted of the industry during the credit crunch. “The smaller construction firms have kept their heads above water. It has been the major house builders which have struggled. “Your one and two man building firms have picked up jobs like doing

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New year new you Food that will make you feel really good

MANY of those who have over indulged during the Christmas period put healthy eating top of their list of things to do in 2011. But rather than focusing on fad diets that are typically short-lived, people are being encouraged to include superfoods in their new year eating plans which can provide last-

ing health benefits as well as healthy weight management. These superfoods have been creating quite a stir among nutritionists and people concerned about what they eat. Also known as functional foods or power foods, many superfoods can be easily identified because they are brightly coloured.

advertisingfeature They are good for you because it is claimed they provide energy and offer protection against ailments, such as heart disease, diabetes, cancer and strokes. Blueberries contain more antioxidants than any other fruit and cranberries are a rich source of procyanidin, which supports cardiovascular and the urinary tract. They are said

to particularly prevent outbreaks of varicose veins. A number of new items have been added to the list of nutrient-rich, health-boosting superfoods. These include: apples, cinnamon, kiwi fruit, herbs and spices, honey, pomegranates and even dark chocolate.


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IT’S TIME TO EXERCISE YOUR WILL POWER Increased exercise is often top of the list for new year resolutions but many find getting into shape a tough goal to achieve. Most health and fitness experts agree that the drive to get fit at the beginning of the year often fizzles out by May, with people soon going back to little exercise and bad eating habits. In fact most people do not to take the minimum recommended levels of exercise despite warnings from health experts.

A recent telephone poll of 1,000 people found 67 per cent do less than the recommended 30 minutes of exercise a day for at least five days a week. The most common reason for not being able to exercise was work and lack of motivation. However, if you are focused on keeping up your new year resolution beyond Fitness made fun: Make exercise a social activity with your friends for company. January there are plenty of tricks you can use to keep your exercise programme on track. Our top tips should give you some ideas.

Some top tips to keep you keen Break it down If you set a lofty exercise goal and miss one session, it’s easy to get discouraged. Instead, think about exercise in tenminute blocks. Go for a ten-minute walk outside or on a treadmill. Use free weights in front of the TV. Do ten minutes of a favourite exercise video and work from there.

Make it social Chances are, when you make a lunch date with a friend, you follow through. Change lunch dates to gym dates and you have a great reason to exercise. Go for a walk around the shops or in the park. At the weekend go for a walk in the country or bike ride. If you put it

on your calendar, exercise becomes a regular part of your life.

Step it up Walking is low-impact and can be done anywhere. Incorporate more walking into your day by purchasing a pedometer, and try to beat your own step count every day. This should encourage you to park a little further away from the shops or work, and to take the stairs rather than a lift. When you buy a pedometer, if you can, ask the salesman to set it up for you so you can wear it out of the store. This will make sure that it does not float around in your car or in a drawer for a while.

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Using ULTIM8 Vibration Technology January: £2 for 10 mins, £10 Weekly Pass 6x20 min. £25 Monthly Pass 15x20 min. or 30 x 10 min. CALL 07773 556 061 Unit 30, Maple Estate, Stocks Lane, Barnsley S75 2BI. www.vibrafit.co.uk info@vibrafit.co.uk

ATTENTION SLIMMERS!

From January 4th, our Lundwood class will have a new home at St. Mary Magdalene Church, on the main Pontefract Road, on Tuesdays at 6.00pm. For details of this and our other classes in Barnsley town centre, Cudworth and Royston ring Lindsey on 712325 or 07932 685404 or Lucy on 240963 or 07932 529504. • Only £4 weekly fee (20% reduction for PTL) • Unlimited notified absences • Easy to follow calorie counted diet and seven day a week support and encouragement.

with Janice at the following venues around Barnsley Tuesday: Thursday: Friday:

9.30am Emmanuel Church Hall, Huddersfield Road, S75 1DT 8.00pm Honeywell College Sports Centre, Honeywell Lane, S75 1BP 5.45pm & 7.00pm (2 classes) Kingstone School Sports Centre, Broadway S70 6RB (MOVED FROM HOSPITAL SOCIAL CLUB) 7.30pm St. Michael’s Catholic Church Hall, Park Street, Wombwell S73 0HQ

For further info please contact Janice on 07866 937563 or check out the website www.zumbajanbarnsley.co.uk £4 per class, block booking discounts available. Come join the party! You’ll have so much fun, you won’t even realise you’re working out!

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full time sits vac LEARN TO DO NAILS Beginners, intermediates and advanced.

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RGN’s, RMN’s and RNLD’s for all areas including prisons. Lots of work and excellent rates of pay. RING NOW ON 01302 323957 (Agency)

All applicants will be required to undergo an Enhanced Criminal Records Bureau Disclosure. Equal Opportunities Employer.

Home Care Workers £6.50 p/h weekdays, £7.00 p/h weekends with enhanced rate for NVQ plus mileage rate PART-TIME / FULL TIME / FLEXIBLE HOURS Barnsley, Worsbrough, Dearne, Darton, Royston, Athersley, Hoyland areas

TLC Homecare Ltd, a CQC “excellent” rated service, is currently recruiting for Care Workers to provide care and support to older people in their own homes within the local community. This is an extremely rewarding role that enables you to make a difference to people’s lives on a daily basis. Previous experience is not essential as full training will be provided. Some weekend work required, regular hours of work available, car drivers preferred. All posts are subject to an Enhanced CRB clearance.

For immediate interview please contact us on

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TRUST HOMECARE LTD. Domiciliary Care Agency requires

MALE & FEMALE SOCIAL CARE WORKERS in all areas of Barnsley • Free training up to NVQ Level 2 • Car driver essential

FOR FURTHER DETAILS OR AN APPLICATION PACK CONTACT SUE OR JULIE ON 01226 630024 We are an equal opportunities organisation

Full Time General Administrator required SAGE PAYROLL AND SAGE ACCOUNTS EXPERIENCE ESSENTIAL

Written applications only, enclosing CV to: Accounts Department, Ward Green Garage Ltd, Oakwell View, Pontefract Road, Barnsley, S71 1HH

NHS/Primecare Oral Health Services

DENTAL NURSES

required at Gateway Dental, NHS Barnsley Health Centre (1 x 30 hour and 1 x 22.5 hour posts) We are looking for flexible and well motivated and experienced dental nurses to work within a state of the art NHS practice. The successful candidate will have a keen interest in continued professional development and work well within a multi disciplinary team. If you think that you have the skills and the personality to join our busy, yet friendly, team please request a job description/spec and further information from: Mrs Keeley Holmes, Practice Manager, NHS Gateway Dental, NHS Barnsley Health Centre, Sackville Street, Barnsley, S70 2RD 0330 1239179 Closing Date: 14 January 11. Interviews approximately 21 January 11. We are an equal opportunities employer and welcome applications from suitably qualified persons regardless or their religious beliefs or political opinions, sex, marital status, sexual orientation, age or whether they are disabled. Subject to offer of employment all applicants will undergo a CRB check.

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PHARMACY DISPENSER Dodworth, Barnsley.

NVQ Level 2/3 qualified. FT & PT hours considered. Market leading salary and benefits. To apply submit your CV to careers@ assuragroup.co.uk

WANTED URGENTLY 2 x Handymen; 1 x Plumber; 1 x Electrician.

Must be Self Employed and Qualified. Regular Sub Contract Work. Prompt Payments. CV/Details to: PO Box Recruitment, 59 North Street, Darfield, Barnsley, S73 9AH.

Tel: 07597 257826

Unemployed, at risk of redundancy, wanting to retrain? FREE EVENT New Year, New Directions Monday 17 January 2011 St John’s Community Centre Church St, Penistone 1 - 4 pm One stop shop - information and advice. Tel: Penistone Grammar School Community Learning 01226 760871

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full time sits vac TEN Sub Contract Roof Tiling Gangs required, must have CSCS Card. Contact Chambers Roofing – Tel. 01226 733222

CENSUS Jobs from £7.41 to £15.37 p.h. (depending on role / location). Full and part time roles available in your area. Be part of an exciting project and apply now at www.censusjobs.co.uk

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HANDYMAN / Labourer required to help in the renovation of properties, car owner helpful. Please email cv to r o g e r w h i t e p r o p e r ties@googlemail.com

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12 Sales/delivery drivers req for a Yorkshire electrical distribution company. No experience necessary, full training provided. £1,200 p/m + bonuses for those who qualify. Applicants must be of smart appearance, have own car. For an immediate interview call – Tel. 01226 759548 between 10am – 4pm EXPERIENCED Home Care Assistants needed. All Barnsley postcodes covered – Tel. 01924 200218

Do you want a more creative approach to your advertising? HOYLAND COMMON PRIMARY SCHOOL AND CHILDREN’S CENTRE Sheffield Road, Hoyland Common, Barnsley. S74 0DJ Tel: 01226 369640

CHILDREN’S CENTRE MANAGER £31,754 – £34,549

We are a developing Children’s Centre and are seeking a committed, experienced and flexible individual to lead on the continued development of the Children’s Centre at Hoyland Common Primary School. Working as part of the School Management Team, you will manage the Children’s Centre and coordinate the delivery of integrated services for families and children, including sessional care for 2 5 years, family support and outreach services. You will need to have significant experience of working with young children and their families, considerable management experience and degree level qualifications or equivalent.

1 X FOUNDATION STAGE TEACHER - MPS

Fixed term post for 1 year to cover maternity leave – 32.4 hours per week We require an experienced full time teacher to work in Foundation Stage from Easter 2011. The governors are seeking to appoint a well motivated and enthusiastic teacher, who is committed to high standards in all areas. The post will be to teach in Foundation Stage.

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X RELIEF SMSA £12,145 to £13,189 pro rata We are looking for dedicated people to join our team of supervisors whose responsibility it is to oversee children during the lunchtime period. You will have suitable experience of working with children and have a caring manner.

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X EARLY YEARS PRACTITIONER £11,533 to £12,344 1 permanent and 1 fixed term post for 1 year to cover maternity leave - both posts 32.5 hours per week, term time only This is an exciting opportunity to join a successful, experienced and highly motivated team. You will work in the Foundation Stage setting to deliver high quality learning experiences through a play based approach. The successful candidate will show a high level of initiative and create a stimulating environment. You will be seeking challenge whilst being able to share in the fun and joy of discovery with children. The post requires a minimum qualification of NVQ Level 2 in Childcare and Education (or equivalent) and experience in an Early Years setting is desirable. Our school is high achieving with friendly, well motivated pupils and staff. It provides a rich learning and teaching environment where children become ‘happy, self motivated pupils who see learning as a lifelong adventure’.

We can help you, to advertise in the Barnsley Independent telephone 01226 734666

Visits to the School are welcomed - please contact the Acting Head teacher to arrange a visit on 01226 369640. Please telephone 01226 369640 to request an application pack and further details. Completed application forms should be returned directly to the school.

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X EARLY YEARS ASSISTANT £5,750 to £6,535 Permanent post, 18.75 hours per week, term time only We require an experienced and enthusiastic assistant to join our dedicated early year’s team within a developing Children’s Centre. Hoyland Common Children’s Centre aims to create a safe and welcoming place encouraging happy, independent, confident children and families to be healthy in their daily adventures. A place where everyone can enjoy and achieve their dreams and goals in life. Please telephone 01226 352090 to request an application pack and further details. Completed application forms should be returned directly to the children’s centre. Closing date for all posts: Thursday 20th January 2011 Interviews to take place W/C 24th January 2011 MAPPLEWELL PRIMARY SCHOOL Greenside Avenue, Staincross, Barnsley S75 6BB. Tel: 01226 381273

EARLY YEARS FOUNDATION STAGE TEACHING ASSISTANT

£8,433 - £9,585 for 27.5 hours per week, term time only to commence as soon as possible. Please note this is a re advertisement. Due to budget restrictions this position is temporary until 31st March 2011. Your role will be to assist the teaching staff within class and share support of pupils with special educational needs. Applicants will need the ability to work as part of a team and be prepared to support the educational needs of pupils. You will have 4 GCSEs (Grade A-C) including maths and English or equivalent qualification NVQ level 2 relevant to the position. Candidates should have a commitment to ensuring that children achieve their potential in every area. Application packs are available from and returnable to: The Head Teacher, Mapplewell Primary School, Greenside Avenue, Staincross, Barnsley, S75 6BB. Telephone 01226 381273 or alternatively email p.crowley@barnsley.org. Closing date: 21st January 2011

Please note for these posts you will be required to undergo an enhanced Criminal Records Bureau check. The Council is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment.

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Barnsley Academy are hosting an Over 16’s Adult Evening

Billy Pearce

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Saturday 15th January

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Make the most of Easter on this great value four day break! Spend a day in the beautiful City of Bath, visit ancient Glastonbury and historic Wells, snap up some bargains at the Clarks Shopping Village and enjoy a tour of the lovely Cotswolds, where honey-coloured stone villages are tucked away amidst the rolling hills. Includes G Return coach travel G Three nights’ dinner, bed & English breakfast at the Express by Holiday Inn, Swindon West G Visits to Bath, Wells and Glastonbury G Visit to Clarks Shopping Village, Street G A tour of the Cotswolds G The services of a Tour Manager

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HOW SHAUN RAN BACK THE CLOCK WHEN Shaun Dimelow weighed himself five years ago and saw he was the heaviest he had ever been, he had several options. As a 35-year-old at 14st he could have accepted his increasing waistline and continued to balloon as the years, and the needle on the scales, ticked by. Alternatively, he could curb the weight gain with small life changes just as weekly gym trips or switching to diet coke. What Dimelow decided to do was far more extreme. He began to compete in cross country running for the first time in his life and has become one of the best in Barnsley. Last year was particularly spectacular as the 40-yearold managed a stunning 30 race wins while competing for Barnsley Harriers. He is now one of leading names in local cross country running and feels he can get even better. “I have always known I had ability,” said Dimelow who works as a builder. “I was in the school cross country team but didn’t enjoy it so I stopped. “How well I have done has been a little bit of surprise but I always have a lot of belief in myself. “I have steadily improved over the last five years and I still think there is a lot of improvement to come. The coaches at the club say I can go faster.” When he first decided to take up competitive run-

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ning, Shaun joined his local club the Penistone Footpath Runners. There he met club founder and coach Doug Carr from Silkstone who Dimelow credits with making him the athlete he is today. “I learnt ever so much from Doug. He was brilliant coach. “Before I met him, I was just running. But he taught me about about pace and timing and planning races. “He was a very important influence on me and I have a lot to thank him for.” After three years at the Penistone club, Shaun, who now lives in Mount Vernon, spent one year with Barnsley AC before joining the Harriers. He says that moving to a

new club was part of the reason he has enjoyed so much success this year. “When you move to a different club you have fresh motivation. “You learn a few new things and have a new set of people cheering you. “I have really enjoyed this whole year and I am delighted to win so many races. “After a while it really started playing on my mind that I needed to make 30 wins.” As well as the numerous victories, Dimelow has broken the club record for his age group at least five times. He has held his own in several prestigious regional races and dominated local series such as the Reindeer Romp, Spencers Dash and the Silkstone Shuffle. But his favourite win of the season came in the Milton Six in Elsecar. “It was the first time I have run that race and to see the effort all the people in that village put into staging the race was brilliant.”

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