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Barnsley to launch landmark solar energy initiative

Solar panels could be installed onto around 5000 council houses and council-owned buildings Credit: ITV Yorkshire

People in Barnsley are being invited to get involved with the UK's biggest community energy project involving roof-based solar panels.

The 'Energise Barnsley' project will see solar panels installed onto around 5000 council houses and council-owned buildings.

The council will partner with social enterprises to deliver the project, and any surplus income will be fed back into Barnsley communities.

Barnsley Council is making no capital investment in the project, which is likely to cost more than £10 million. It will instead be funded by partners involved with the scheme.

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Police release name of man who died after Barnsley party

South Yorkshire Police have released the name of the man who died after a disturbance at a party in Barnsley.

Adrian Fatchett Credit: South Yorkshire Police

Adrian Fatchett, who was 52-years-old, died from a head injury at the scene at Highfield Avenue, at Athersley South, on Saturday August 22, 2015.

A 17-year-old boy arrested on suspicion of murder has been bailed pending further enquiries.

The investigation in ongoing and we are continuing to look into the cause of Mr Fatchett’s death.

“Anyone with information is asked to contact 101 quoting incident number 1172 of 22 August 2015.”

– Det Chief Inspector Chris Singleton

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CCTV released in connection with Barnsley assault

Police have released a CCTV image of a man they would like to speak to over an assault in Barnsley.

Do you know this man? Police are trying to identify him Credit: South Yorkshire Police

A 26-year-old man was assaulted while at the Wildcats club in Wellington Street, Barnsley, at around 4:30am on 12th July.

He was kicked and punched by a man and suffered a broken jaw and cuts to his ear and head.

Mourners celebrate life of seven-year-old Conley

Hundreds of mourners have celebrated the life of Conley Thompson with a superhero-themed funeral. The seven-year-old died on a building site near to his home in Barnsley last month. Today family and friends attended his funeral service wearing clothes patterned with comic book characters to reflect the little boy's love of cartoons. The congregation was told that Conley was full of life and promise. Martin Fisher reports.

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