A bridge which has stood in the centre of Barnsley for more than 30 years will be demolished this morning.
The Kendray Street bridge will be replaced as part of the Better Barnsley Plans.
A fundraising campaign has been launched to help meet the funeral costs of seven-year-old Conley Thompson who died earlier this week after becoming trapped in a pipe on a building site near Barnsley.
More than £1000 has been raised so far with donations coming from across our region.
It comes as South Yorkshire Police have appealed for help in tracing Conley's movements on Sunday evening.
Martin Fisher reports:
Yorkshire born cyclist Ed Clancy will race through Barnsley later.
It is part of the National Circuit Racing Championships finals which will crown the men and women's British champion for this year.
A fundraising effort has started to raise money for the funeral of 7-year-old Conley Thompson.
The target set for the fundraiser is £5,000.
Conley's body was found on a construction site near his home in Barnsley. Police say there were no suspicious circumstances.
South Yorkshire police are still trying to trace the final movements of Conley Thompson after he left his friends at a play park two miles from his home in Worsborough.
Conley's body was found on the site by workman yesterday morning. He died after becoming stuck in a vertical pipe. The company carrying out work at the site - Howard Civil Engineering - says it is cooperating with the police investigation.
Today, a book of condolence was opened at a church near his home. Martin Fisher reports.
Staff at the school 7-year-old Conley Thompson attended have offered their condolences to his family.
His body was found yesterday on a construction site following an overnight search.
Worsbrough Bank End Primary's Head Teacher Nichola Thorpe said Conley's smile would stay in their hearts forever:
Following the recent tragic event in Worsbrough, all of us at Worsbrough Bank End Primary school wish to offer our heartfelt condolences to the family and friends of Conley Thompson at this very difficult time. We especially want to send all the children who knew and were school friends with Conley, our love. Conley’s big smile and sparkly eyes will stay in our hearts forever; Bank End Primary will not be the same in September without him. Staff are being well supported by the Senior Leadership Team who in turn are being guided by Strategic Services at Barnsley Council.
Simon Reynolds, the Church of England vicar who defrauded his parish of over £16,000 was jailed for 32 months at Sheffield Crown Court today.
“It is hard to imagine a more deplorable and flagrant breach of trust than a vicar stealing money from his own parishioners. The offences he has committed are of an enormous significance considering the position of trust that Reynolds held within his community. The qualities one would most associate with his position -honesty, trust and integrity have been completely abandoned in an attempt to fund his lifestyle.
“These offences were further compounded when he absconded after his trial, triggering an extensive manhunt. The sentence handed down today sends a clear message that no-one is above the law, and we will prosecute all such cases robustly.”
We are pleased that the judicial process has now been concluded and that the parishes involved can move on. We will continue to hold all those involved in our prayers.
There were no suspicious circumstances surrounding the death of 7-year-old Barnsley boy Conley Thompson, police have said following a post-mortem.
Police said they would now focus on how Thompson accessed the construction site where he slipped into a pipe and died.
The results of the post mortem suggest that Conley had, by some means, entered a vertical pipe on a nearby construction site and was unable to get out.
Conley's weight caused him to fall further into the pipe and pushed his clothing up around his body restricting his breathing.
There is no suggestion of any third party involvement.
Our job is to now piece together Conley's movements on Sunday evening and establish how he accessed the construction site.
Forming part of that investigation we will continue to work with the Health and Safety Executive and our thoughts remain with the family and friends of Conley at this extremely difficult time.