Father guilty of killing baby son

A man has been found guilty of murdering his 11-month-old baby son and then claiming the injuries were inflicted by the family dog.

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Investigation starts after man rescued from house fire

House in Princess Street where man was rescued when fire broke out Credit: ITV Yorkshire

An investigation has started into the cause of a house fire in Barnsley. The blaze broke out in the early hours of this morning at the house in Princess Street in the town centre.

A man in his 60's had to be rescued with the help of his neighbour. He is now in hospital after suffering minor burns.


The scene where woman died after being hit by lorry

Scene of accident where 25-year-old woman died after being hit by lorry Credit: ITV Yorkshire

Police are appealing for witnesses to an accident in which a 25-year-old woman died after being hit by an articulated lorry in Barnsley. It happened as she walked along Pontefract Road yesterday (Good Friday). She was taken to hospital but later died.

Woman killed after being hit by lorry

A 25-year-old woman has been killed after being hit by a lorry in Barnsley. Police say the woman, who was from the town, was walking along Pontefract Road with another man and a woman when she was in collision with a white Renault articulated lorry.

She was taken to hospital but died later. The 41-year-old driver from Barnsley was unhurt. Police are appealing for anyone who saw the three people walking in the area at the time or who saw the manner of driving of the lorry prior to the accident.

LIVE in Barnsley music festival to return this Summer

Rock group This State of Ours confirmed for festival

LIVE in Barnsley, the town’s first metropolitan free music festival that took place last summer, is set to take place again this summer on Saturday 21st June. This year there are 13 venues and 117 bands taking part.

Among the confirmed acts are rock group, This State of Ours, variously from Doncaster, Rotherham and Swinton.

Police investigating cause of mystery life-threatening injuries

Police are appealing for help in finding out what happened to a 33 year old man from Barnsley who is in hospital fighting for his life.

33-year-old Craig Howson was seriously injured as he walked home along Rotherham Road last Tuesday evening.

Detectives are investigating whether he was attacked, knocked down by a car, or if he tripped and fell over. They say they simply don't know.


Hunt for witnesses after Barnsley attack

Craig Howson

Police in Barnsley are asking for witnesses to come forward after a man was attacked - leaving him with life-threatening injuries.

33-year-old Craig Howson had visited his sister, and was walking home when he was attacked on Rotherham Road last Tuesday.

Det Supt Lisa Ray said: "At some point between 10.30pm and 11pm, he suffered extremely serious injuries, the circumstances of which remain unclear.

"We are not ruling out the possibility that Mr Howson may have been assaulted or may even have been involved in a road traffic collision. This is why it is absolutely critical that witnesses, or anyone with information, comes forward with any information they may have."

Care home staff take on reverse bungee jump

Daredevil staff from a Barnsley care home are taking on a reverse bungee jump in aid of a children's charity.

Four workers from Deangate Care Home have volunteered to be catapulted high into the sky to raise funds for the Leeds Children's Hospital Appeal.

The money they raise will go towards buying specialist equipment for the new liver and renal unit at the hospital.

At Deangate, we are always coming up with fundraising ideas and getting involved in charity activity - but this latest challenge takes things to new heights.The bravest members of the team will be taking part in a terrifying reverse bungee jump this month to raise money for a wonderful cause."

– Christine Robinson, Deangate care home manager

Former miners mark 30th anniversary of pit strike

Former miners and supporters gather in Goldthorpe near Barnsley for 30th anniversary of strike Credit: ITV Yorkshire

Former miners and supporters of the coal industry have taken to the streets of Goldthorpe near Barnsley today to mark 30 years since the miners' strike.

Their anger was again directed at former Conservative Prime Minister Margaret Thatcher. Last year villagers burnt an effigy of her following her death. Today it was a model of a cow that was paraded through the streets in recognition of the former Tory leader's attack on free school milk.

Villagers parade a model cow through the streets of Goldthorpe Credit: ITV Yorkshire

Two arrested on historical abuse charges

Two men have been arrested over allegations of sexual abuse at a boarding school between the 1970s and the 1990s.

Two arrested on historical abuse charges
Two arrested on historical abuse charges

A 62-year-old man from Barnsley, South Yorkshire, was arrested on Wednesday on suspicion of indecent assault at Kesgrave Hall school in Suffolk.

He was taken to Barnsley police station and was later released on police bail while investigation continues, Suffolk Police said.

This man was also interviewed by officers from Operation Pallial, an investigation into recent allegations of historical abuse in the care system in

North Wales, which is being conducted by the National Crime Agency at the request of North Wales Police.The man was questioned in relation to two allegations of indecent assault, believed to have taken in place in North Wales in 1976 against a boy then aged 13 or 14.

A 65-year-old man from the Pontefract area was arrested on suspicion of buggery and indecent assault yesterday in connection with the Kesgrave Hall investigation, the force added.

He was also taken to Barnsley police station and was released on police bail.

A Suffolk Police spokesman said: "Officers continue the investigation and to date have spoken to around 22 people who attended the school at the time."

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