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Moped rider critically injured in Barnsley crash

A 55-year-old moped rider is critically ill in hospital after being involved in a crash in Barnsley.

It happened at the crossroads on Thickett Lane at the junction with High Street when a white DAF box van and white Keeway moped were in collision at around 8.15am on Saturday October 3.

The moped rider from Barnsley was taken to hospital suffering life-threatening injuries.

The driver of the van, a 45-year-old man from the Barnsley area, escaped without injury.

Anyone who witnessed the accident is urged to contact police.


Plea for funds to restore VC soldiers' graves

A charity has written to the Prime Minister urging the government to step in to provide funds to help it continue restoring the graves of soldiers who have been awarded the Victoria Cross.

The Doncaster-based Victoria Cross Trust says work on the restoration project will come to an end in December because funds have run out. The charity has been restoring First World War graves across the UK for the past four years - including war hero Albert Shepherd's at Royston Cemetery, near Barnsley, as David Hirst reports

Scargill highlights policy differences with Jeremy Corbyn

Arthur Scargill says that the Labour Party cannot be truly socialist, despite the election of left wing leader Jeremy Corbyn.

In his first major television interview for almost a decade, the former miner's leader outlined policy differences with Corbyn on the European Union and 'credits' - adding that Labour employs socialist democratic, not socialist policies.


Scargill: Full investigation needed over Orgreave clashes

Former miners' leader Arthur Scargill says 'brutal force' was used at Orgreave in 1984 and a full investigation is needed to get to the bottom of who ordered it.

Speaking to ITV Calendar, the 77-year-old added the he would continue his campaign for justice over the clashes in South Yorkshire.

Barnsley jogger mocked by van driver appears on cover of running magazine

A woman from South Yorkshire who wrote an open letter to a man who called her fat while she was out jogging has appeared on the cover of a running magazine.

Credit: @Womensrunninguk / Twitter

Lindsey Swift from Barnsley is on the front cover of this month's Women's Running magazine.

The 26-year-old was out running with her boyfriend near her home back in August when a driver slowed his van down, wound down his window and shouted sarcastic comments at her.

The teacher took to Facebook to address "the idiot who thought it was ok to heckle me with fat jokes".

"My fat body has done things that you, hanging out of the window of your babe-magnet white van could only ever dream of," she wrote.

Her post was shared almost 5,000 times with many sending her messages of support.

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