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Shop assistant says she is 'no hero' after tackling thief

A shop assistant has been praised today by both police and the public after she rugby-tackled a thief to the ground before making a citizen's arrest.

Fearless Josie Crossland's public-spirited actions in Barnsley town centre were captured on a mobile phone and the footage has since gone viral on social media.

But Josie said today she was just doing her public duty and doesn't want to be called a hero.

David Hirst reports:

Terminal teenager: 'I wanted my mum to be happy as she could be on her day'

A teenager dying from cancer has walked his mother down the aisle at her wedding thanks to a fundraising campaign to get him to the ceremony at Gretna Green.

Daniel Binney, from Barnsley, has cancer in his spine, lungs and brain.

His mum Trish was due to get married in August but brought the wedding forward after doctors told the 19-year-old he might not live that long.

Daniel helped walk his mum down the aisle after an appeal for funds to cover medical costs.

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Gang of fraudsters revealed for the first time

A major operation to bring down a gang of fraudsters who were cashing in on millions of pounds worth of counterfeit cheques can be shown for the first time now. The gang of Zimbabweans, whose ringleader lived in Barnsley, were spread across all of Yorkshire. More than a hundred officers were involved in dawn raids to bring them to justice. The main gang members were jailed eight months ago, but only now can the story be told. Grace Melody Gardner reports.

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Dying son's final wish to walk mum down aisle set to come true

A dying teenager’s wish to walk his mother up the aisle looks set to come true - after donations flooded in following a Calendar appeal.

Daniel Binney from Barnsley has weeks to live after medics told him that he had cancer in his spine, lungs and brain.

Daniel Binney is just 19 and has weeks to live as he has cancer of the lungs, brain and chest. His mum Trish, 46, has brought forward her wedding to long term partner Mark Hall to Saturday 9 May so her son can be part of the special day.

The family, from Barnsley, feared he would be unable to go as they were £1,500 short in the £7,500 needed to pay for a private air ambulance and nurse to take Daniel to the do at a hotel in Gretna Green on the Scottish borders.

But after ITV Calendar helped highlight the family’s problem, people rang in with donations and offers of help. And a local South Yorkshire company came forward with the full £1,500.

I am overwhelmed by everyone’s kindness. It will probably be our last happy family get together and it means so much that my only son will bet here with me. If he can’t manage to walk me up the aisle, then me and his sister Natalie will each grab one of his arms and escort him!

`I just want to thank everyone for the help, kinds words of support and it comforts us knowing our wish can come true.’

– Trish Binney

The business who donated the money wishes to remain anonymous but a spokesperson said: ``We were touched by Daniel's story. It’s a heart-breaking situation and we just wanted to do what we could to help ensure Daniel and his family could have this very special day together."

If you would like to donate to Daniel's wish fund visit http://www.gofundme.com/mlftqk

50-year-old man missing from Barnsley

Police in Barnsley are appealing for help in locating a missing local man.

Credit: South Yorkshire Police

Brian Wilson, 50, was last seen at his home in Derwent Crescent, Barnsley at around 9.45am on Sunday 26 April.

He is described as white, 5ft 9ins tall, of medium build with greying ginger hair. He also wears glasses with black frames.

He was last seen wearing a grey tracksuit jacket with a hood, which has blue writing across the front, with black jogging bottoms and white Lonsdale trainers.

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