CAN SAM STAY THE COURSE? BY MIKE COTTON TV presenter and pop star Sam Nixon will be shown taking part in a celebrity version of the madcap BBC show Total Wipe-out. Presented by Top Gear’s Richard Hammond, the pre-recorded show took Sam to Argentina to compete on the ‘ridiculous’ purpose-built obstacle course. Sam, 23, originally from Monk Bretton, said: “I’ve watched the show before and it looks easy. “I don’t know of anybody who’s watched it and not thought ‘I could do that’ but it’s really difficult. It’s mental – really mental.” He said he enjoyed the trip and became friendly with squeaky-voiced comic Joe Pasquale, who also took part,
as well as presenter Dominic Littlewood, comedy actress Cleo Rocos, Olympic gold medal winner Sally Gunnell, Loose Women presenter Andrea McLean as well as model and presenter Danielle Lloyd. The show will be broadcast on BBC1 on January 2. He is not allowed to say who wins but if he does, he will donate his £10,000 prize to Barnsley Hospice. He said: “I visited the hospice last year and the work they do there is absolutely amazing. “The word ‘hospice’ can make you think ‘doom and gloom’ but it’s not at all. There’s a real vibe to that place. “They need an awful lot of money to keep it open and anything I can do to help is just great.”
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OPINION DIVIDED OVER PLANS BY MIKE COTTON PLANS for food and retail outlets on the main road in Birdwell divided opinion so much councillors were unable to make a decision either way. Planning
mended to refuse planning permission for the single-storey building, which would house six shops, restaurants, cafes and takeaways because it is on land designated for employment – the Hangmanstone Depot. Officials said only in special circumstances should develop-
ment of industrial land for other uses be allowed. Several councillors at a planning meeting spoke in favour of the development. Head of planning Stephen Moralee said: “I’m concerned it could set a difficult precedent if members are minded to app-
rove this. “It has been said there could be a need for it but we have to look at what the negative impacts could be.” The planning board deferred making a decision until more information is presented on whether Birdwell ‘needs’ a new
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PARKWAY CINEMA Now showing until Thursday, 24th December: ST TRINIAN’S 2: THE LEGEND OF FRITTON’S GOLD (PG)* Tuesday & Wednesday: 2.45, 5.15, 7.50 Christmas Eve: 1.00, 3.30 NATIVITY! (U) Tuesday & Wednesday: 1.00, 7.45 Christmas Eve: 11.00, 1.10
WHERE THE WILD THINGS ARE (PG)
Tuesday & Wednesday: 3.15, 5.30 Christmas Eve: 3.45 PLANET 51 (U)* Tues. & Wed.: 12.40 • Christmas Eve: 11.00 SENIOR SCREEN WEDNESDAY 23rd DECEMBER AT 10.30: NATIVITY! (U)* BRIGHT STAR (PG) Seniors £3.30 inc. tea/coffee/biscuits
The Cinema will be closed on Christmas Day, re-opening Boxing Day. HAPPY CHRISTMAS TO ALL OUR CUSTOMERS! From Saturday 26th December: ST TRINIAN’S 2: THE LEGEND OF FRITTON’S GOLD (PG) ALVIN & THE CHIPMUNKS: THE SQUEAKQUEL (U) MONDAY NIGHT IS BARGAIN NIGHT! ALL TICKETS £4.00 AFTER 5.30 Large car park with CCTV 100 yards away – Free parking after 6.00pm. *Wheelchair access for these performances.
ELDON STREET, BARNSLEY.
BOX OFFICE: (01226) 248218 www.parkwaycinemas.co.uk
POLISH SOCIAL CLUB Summer Lane, Barnsley MEMBERS & BONA FIDE GUESTS
CHRISTMAS DAY open from 12 noon-4 p.m. BOXING DAY from 8 p.m.
BROWN BOTTLE BAND – £3 Entry FUNCTION ROOM AVAILABLE TEL. 288395
BARUGH GREEN WMC
OPEN: CHRISTMAS EVE AND CHRISTMAS DAY NIGHT BOXING DAY: Afternoon Disco EVENING: LISA PEARSON plus excellent cash Bingo Open all day: Sunday, 27th December Monday 28th December: RAKKITEERS – 3 p.m. onwards New Year’s Eve: BOB RUSSELL FREE, CONCERT ROOM AVAILABLE FOR PARTIES/WEDDINGS ETC.
TELEPHONE 01226 382650
Terms and conditions apply.
The Button Mill
Park Road, Worsbrough, Barnsley, S70 5LJ Telephone 01226 282639
Jeanette and her team welcome you CHRISTMAS EVE
KARAOKE DISCO AND FREE BUFFET 7 p.m. – midnight. Fancy dress optional.
Join us at a reunion dinner on the first Friday of February Contact: Mattard@btconnect.com for details.
BOXING DAY Saturday 26th December Afternoon KIDS PARTY Evening VAMP Free Admission Sunday 27th December
LIVEWIRE TICKETS £7.00
Selling: Costumes • Masks • Hats • Pets’ Fancy Dress • Accessories • Make-up • Partyware • Jokes • Cards • Gifts • Teddy Bears etc.
Tuesday 29th December
MERCURY TICKETS £7.00
NEW YEAR’S EVE
HEAVY LOAD TICKETS £5.00 or £7.00 on the door
CHARTWELL JEWELLERS Diamonds are a girl’s best friend...
NEW YEAR’S EVE
Noah’s Ark Fancy Dress Shop
FUNCTION ROOM AVAILABLE with Bar for Parties, Weddings etc.
Especially at Christmas!
Top comedy live band as seen on Britain’s Got Talent SPACE CADETS Free Buffet. Fancy dress optional. £5 per ticket. No ticket, no entry. 8 p.m. till late. Tickets available now to buy
Grand Christmas Sale
Silver half price!! 23 The Arcade, Barnsley. Tel. 01226 770878
OPEN FOR CHRISTMAS & NEW YEAR
Telephone 01226 215901
Most costumes can be sourced - JUST ASK!
Wednesday 23rd December
5 Stainborough Road, Dodworth, Barnsley (same building as Noah’s Ark Kindergarten Ltd)
Tel: 0771 780 2400 firstname.lastname@example.org www.noahsarkfancydress.co.uk
Gawber Road WMC Tel: 01226 203088
Calling all ex-members of 148 Barnsley Squadron ATC
BIRDWELL CLUB/VENUE Sheffield Road, Birdwell. Telephone 742377
CHRISTMAS EVE (Fantastic All Girl Band) BOXING DAY
MICK WEST – Soul & Motown Disco From late afternoon onwards. NEW YEAR’S EVE
SOUL COLLECTORS Brilliant Act LAST NIGHT OF 2009 – IT’S PARTY TIME!
HIGH SCHOOL MUSICAL PANTO Tickets £5.00 or pay on the door.
BARNSLEY TRADES COUNCIL CLUB RACECOMMON ROAD
Notice to Members & Associate Members Sunday 27th December Christmas Eve Thurs. 24th December
THE REALISTICS Top Male Soul Mowtown Duo
MAL MARTIN Star Male Vocal Entertainer
Saturday 26th December Boxing Day AFTERNOON
New Year’s Eve Thurs. 31st December
KIDS DISCO Boxing Day NIGHT RUBY RUBY Brilliant Girl Duo doing Soft Rock & Pop
CASSI KENNEDY Excellent Female Vocal Entertainer. FANCY DRESS OPTIONAL
New Year’s Day Fri. 1st January 2010
NORTHERN SOUL NIGHT
with Derek, Deano & Tom Check website on www.barnsleytradesclub.com
FUNCTION ROOMS AVAILABLE RING 284564
Christmas Eve: HOLLIE J WEST Boxing Day 12-4pm: CHRISTMAS PARTY Boxing Day: BEV BROOKES Sunday 27th Dec: CHARLIE ROX FABULOUS GIRL DUO SUNDAY CARVERY 12 noon to 4.00 pm £5.95 Under 10’s £3.50 NEW YEAR’S EVE PARTY TICKETS ONLY
TEL: 01226 205611 or 07801 064724
Thursday 24th December
ACORN DARTS OPEN TUESDAY, 29th DECEMBER £300-£400 prize money to be won
S.T.E. doors open 11 a.m.
ROP – Tuesday 22nd December at 12 noon Classifieds, Acknowledgements and Memoriams – Tuesday 22nd at 5.00pm Deaths – Wednesday 23rd at 10.00am
Thursday 31st December
LINDHURST RD., ATHERSLEY NORTH
ROP – Tuesday 29th at 12 noon Classifieds, Acknowlegements and Memoriams – Tuesday 29th at 5.00pm Deaths – Wednesday 30th at 10.00am
Tuesday 29th December All bookings and copy Tuesday 22nd December at 5.00pm
Tuesday 5th January 2010 All bookings and copy Wednesday 30th December at 5.00pm
FUNCTION ROOM FOR HIRE
HOYLAND COMMON W.M.C. Thursday 24th December
GIRL/BOY DUO Saturday 26th December 12 NOON-3 P.M.
KIDS DISCO Evening
ROYSTON KLONDYKE WMC PROBABLY THE BEST VENUE IN ROYSTON
DISCO WITH JAGGER
Christmas Day JUDDY HAMSHAW Boxing Day METALWORKS AND DISCO Monday 28th December
KIDS’ PARTY 12 noon-3pm Evening – THE DOMINOES
TEL: 01226 722538
EAST DENE W.M.C. Presents Christmas Showtime CHRISTMAS EVE DEC. 24th THE ONE AND ONLY
LISA VANDELLA BAND
NOT TO BE MISSED Bingo, Card Game, Late Bar etc.
SATURDAY DECEMBER 26th
CHILDREN’S DISCO with Captain Ron
12.30 p.m. – 3.30 p.m.
SUNDAY DECEMBER 27th STAR ATTRACTION!
Sunday 27th December
Thursday 31st December
All CIU members welcome
Table-topping Athersley confident new facilities will get them into higher league
REFURBISHED REC ON THE UP ATHERSLEY Recreation FC may be playing at the highest level in their history next season. They seem to be finally heading for promotion out of the league they have dominated for years – thanks to the renovation of their Sheerien Park ground. Rec have won the Sheffield and Hallamshire County Senior League in five of the last seven seasons but have not been allowed promotion to the Northern Counties East League because their ground did not meet the required standards. They sit top again this year and due to the revamp of their facilities they will hopefully see a better standard of football, bigger crowds and derbies against local rivals Worsbrough Bridge next season. Athersley have been provisionally allowed into the new league on the
condition that they erect a wooden fence around their pitch in time for the final inspection which is due in February. The club are approximately half-way to raising the £11,000 it will cost to do this. Rec have planning permission for a new stand which has to be built by the 2011 to 2012 season. Manager Pete Goodlad, who has seen the club progress during his 30 years there, said: “People just can’t believe how far we have come over the years. The facilities are so much better and the playing surface is brilliant. In this era of football there is not much money so you don't see many clubs moving forward like us. Most clubs are just existing but we are trying to progress. “We have been patient. We didn't go straight in at the deep end because that could have ruined us. We have
Pete Goodlad, Athersley Recreation manager. (S) made sure that we will be finanacially secure. We have finally got lights up, there is a standing area around the pitch and we have planning permission for a new stand. We have installed turnstiles, toilets, disabled toilets, a reception area, catering
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facilities, a medical room and dugouts. This has been made possible by a lot of saving but also by Malcolm Clark from Avalon Civics Limited doing most of the building work free. “We are saving for a fence to seperate our pitch from the others. I don't see any reason why we won't have the money to do this by February.” On the pitch things could hardly be going better for Rec, as they currently lead the County Senior League by eight points at the halfway stage with 11 wins from 13 games. They have scored the most and conceded the least of any team in the division. Goodlad thinks the side are easily good enough for a higher league and predicts that this promotion, if it happens, will be the first of many for the club. “The majority of our team have
Emma seeks tales from the miners’ strike
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Christmas and New Year publishing information Would all readers please note that the Christmas and New Year editions of the Barnsley Chronicle will both be published one day earlier than usual. Christmas Issue: This issue will go on sale on Thursday December 24, 2009. All seven of our district editions will be published this week, as normal.
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been playing for me since they were about 10 years old. But they want to be playing at a higher level and are good enough to do so but they’ve been loyal. “A couple of our lads have played in the league above and they say the only difference is fitness, so we will work on that. I expect us to adapt quickly, then get promoted in our first year.” Goodlad is relishing the prospect of playing fellow Barnsley side Worsbrough Bridge next season. He said: “We're all really looking forward to playing Worsbrough. “It is a great local derby. We class ourselves as a better side than them and it will be nice to prove it when we're finally in the same league.”
Seeking memories: Emma Leigh Stevenson.
BY ADAM CIVICO A DRAMA student wants to listen to stories of the miners’strike from former pitmen and their families. Emma Leigh Stevenson will use the material for a series of monologues about the impact the dispute and the closure of pits had on communities. She is doing an acting degree at a London theatre academy and will perform her script with students as part of her assessment. Emma, 20, grew up in Barnsley but her family were not miners. She said: “I want to do something about where I am from. There are not many people down south who know much about Barnsley. “Obviously the miners’ strike (1984 to 1985) was such a big thing. I want to hear from miners, family members or other people affected by it.” Anyone who can help will be invited to London to watch the performance. Her email is: email@example.com
• Sam set for TV Wipe-out • Pete's the force behind Athersley Rec • Emma calls for Miners' Strike stories