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Details of multi-million pound revamp for Barnsley town centre announced to public

Council bosses in Barnsley have released more details of a planned 41 million pound makeover of the town centre.

The proposals include a new town square, central library and shopping boulevard. It is hoped the revamp will attract future investment into the town.

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Plans for a revamp of Barnsley town centre Credit: Barnsley Met Borough council

"We’ve asked hundreds of people, and held several working groups. People were clear about what they wanted. Among other things, we were told loud and clear that Barnsley needs to keep its markets, to create quality open spaces that feel safe, and to make sure business servicing and parking needs are met."

– Sir Cllr Stephen Houghton CBE, Leader of Barnsley Council,
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A new shopping area is included in proposals Credit: Barnsley Met Borough council

New town square – Expected October 2016: A new landscaped public square where routes into the town centre meet. The square will be large enough for market stalls and public events, and will look into the refurbished indoor market.

Revamped metropolitan centre and market hall – Expected early 2017: Bright, open and inspiring, this newly refurbished space will create flow between outdoor and indoor shopping, and easier to get to for shoppers and businesses.

New shopping boulevard – Expected 2017: By extending Lambra Road there’ll be a new route behind the redeveloped indoor markets with new shopping and leisure opportunities.

New central library – Expected early 2017: Proposed for location on Mayday Green, this state of the art building will be a hub for community activity.

New car parking – Expected November 2015: High quality, safe, bright, and easy to access open-air car parking, with plenty of spaces.

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Man attacked in Barnsley dies in hospital

A man who was attacked in Barnsley on Friday evening has died. Officers were called to Sunderland Terrace near the town centre on after reports of a disturbance.

A 24-year-old man was found unconscious with serious injuries. 20-year-old Magomeds Hizrijevs from the town is due to appear in court tomorrow charged with manslaughter.

Man charged after assault in Barnsley

A man has been charged after an assault in Barnsley which has left his victim fighting for life in hospital.

Police were called to Sunderland Terrace near the town centre on Friday evening after reports of a disturbance. A 24-year-old man was found unconscious with serious injuries.

20-year-old Magomeds Hizrijevs from the town is due to appear before magistrates tomorrow.

Man left fighting for life after Barnsley assault

A man is in a life threatening condition after he was the victim of a serious assault in Barnsley. Police were called to Sunderland Terrace near the town centre yesterday evening following reports of a disturbance.

A 24-year-old man was found unconscious on arrival and was taken to hospital. A 20-year-old man has been arrested and remains in police custody.

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Man arrested after serious assault in Barnsley

A man has been arrested after a 24-year-old was found with life threatening injuries in Barnsley. Emergency services were called to Sunderland Terrace near the town centre at around 5.50pm yesterday following reports of a disturbance.

A 24-year-old man was found unconscious on arrival and was taken to hospital where he remains in a life threatening condition. A 20-year-old man has been arrested and remains in police custody.

School project hopes to inspire soccer stars of the future

The World Cup may finally be over but the debate over whether England can ever win again has only just begun. But for one businessman from South Yorkshire the national game is first and foremost to be enjoyed and accessible to all.

Martyn Gill has set up a project at his old Primary school in Barnsley which allows children of all abilities to simply enjoy playing and help inspire the next generation of soccer stars. Martin Fisher when to see how the youngsters are getting on.

Police appeal after toddler and six others injured in Barnsley crash

Police are appealing for witnesses after seven people including an 18 month old toddler were injured in a crash in Barnsley. It happened when a car travelling along the A1695 Park Spring Road towards Grimethorpe was in collision with two other cars on Friday July 11, 2014.

A 55-year-old woman suffering serious injuries was taken to hospital. Another five people including the toddler, were treated for minor injuries.

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