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Road closures to remain in place as demolition of historic Barnsley building begins

Demolition work has begun on a historic building in Barnsley which was gutted by fire just under two weeks ago.

The former Co-op building which was more recently the Chicago Rock nightclub was being monitored over the bank holiday weekend amid fears it may collapse.

Work is now underway to demolish it and means that the road closures affecting Wellington Street, New Street and Westway will remain in place for up to two weeks.

The area has been cordoned off and Barnsley Council says that responsibility for the safe demolition of the building, providing a safety cordon around the site during and after the work, together with related traffic management issues, rests with the building owner.


Missing bank card used to withdraw cash in Grantham

Credit: Lincolnshire Police

An appeal has been issued after a missing bank card was used to withdraw cash in Grantham.

Police has released CCTV images of two men they need to speak to in relation to the missing Post Office Bank Card which was used in the Post Office in Princess Drive, Grantham on the 11th and 12th of August.

Officers believe the men can help with their inquiries. In total £780 was withdrawn from the victim's account.

If you recognise either of these two men, or you are one of those pictured, please call 101 quoting incident 404 of 19 August.

Four miles of queues after collisions in South Yorkshire

An air ambulance attended the scene of the first crash on the northbound carriageway. Credit: Crown Copyright

Traffic is gridlocked for four miles after closures on A1(M) in South Yorkshire due to two separate collisions.

The first accident happened on the northbound carriageway between J35 M18 and J36 A630 Warmsworth Road.

The second collision which involved a lorry and motorcycle happened on the southbound carriageway between J37 A635 Barnsley Road (Marr) and J36 A630 Warmsworth Road.

Two charged with murder after death of Rotherham man

Craig Nelson Credit: South Yorkshire Police

A man and a woman from Huddersfield have been charged with the murder of Rotherham man Craig Nelson, also known as Craig Preston.

Mohammed Shiraz Bashir, 41, and Leonie Marie Mason, 23, will appear at Sheffield Magistrates’ Court today (Tuesday 30 August) charged with murder.

Mr Nelson’s body was found on Monday 22 August on the moors of the A628 at Woodhead Tunnels.

Tests revealed that he died as a result of head injuries.


Cyclist injured in Hull collision

A 55-year-old cyclist suffered soreness and bruising after he was involved in a collision with a car in Hull.

The incident happened at the junction of Anlaby Road and Pickering Road last Wednesday (24 August) between 11 and 11.30am.

The vehicle involved, a Citroen DS3 in blue, was being driven by a woman who stopped at the scene and exchanged details with the cyclist whose bicycle was damaged.

Police say two members of the public also stopped to assist the injured cyclist - but their details are not known and officers would like to speak to them in order to get their accounts of what happened.

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