A man from Barnsley has been sentenced to almost five years for killing a father-of-three during an unprovoked ‘single-punch’ attack.Read the full story ›
The A61 Sheffield Road is closed in Barnsley because of an accident between the A6133 Park Road and A628 West Way / Wesley Street (Alhambra Roundabout).
Police say there is queuing traffic and also black ice in the area.
An investigation is underway after two pensioners died in a crash in the Crow Edge area of Barnsley.
It happened around 10.23am on Thursday 21 April when a white Lexus was in collision with a white HGV at the junction between Lee Lane and Whams Road (A616).
The driver of the Lexus, a 77-year-old man and his 68-year-old passenger, both from Rotherham, suffered multiple injuries and died at the scene.
The HGV driver , a 38-year-old man from Worksop, suffered minor leg injuries.
Police are appealing for witnesses.
A man has today been jailed for stealing £90,000 worth of stamps from his employer in Barnsley.
39-year-old Andrew Swales appeared at Sheffield Crown Court where he was sentenced to one year and eight months for theft. He pleaded guilty to theft at an earlier hearing on Friday 8 April.
The court heard that over a period of three years, from 2009 to 2012, Swales ordered and then stole thousands of books of first and second class stamps whilst manager of the Co-operative convenience store on Snape Hill Road, Darfield.
Swales stole postage stamps that he had ordered to the store, before selling them on and using the money to buy electrical goods, fund foreign holidays and gamble, all at the expense of his employer. This was a lifestyle beyond his means. His sentencing today is the result of a lengthy and complex investigation and I would like to thank everyone who has assisted in bringing Swales to justice, including staff at the Co-operative group. Thefts from businesses are not victimless crimes.
The owners of Alton Towers are due in court following a crash on a ride which injured five people, incuding a young couple from Barnsley.Read the full story ›
A hedgehog that had its spines cut off with scissors has been rescued by a South Yorkshire animal sanctuary.Read the full story ›
Around 100 endangered species of butterfly have been discovered in a house in Barnsley.
They were amongst a collection of between 3000 and 4000 butterflies seized after a joint operation by South Yorkshire Police and the National Wildlife Crime Unit.
The majority of the collection was legal but officers also found species that had been illegally imported from China Vietnam and Costa Rica.
As a result a 51-year-old man was interviewed and cautioned for the prohibited sale of protected species.
Spraying graffiti on walls usually lands you in trouble, but it's been actively encouraged today in one South Yorkshire town.
A group of teenagers have designed a large mural in Barnsley to inspire other young people to make better life choices - avoiding things like drugs and alcohol. The council's donated a wall that's due to be demolished in around 18 months.
On Sunday over 24,000 Barnsley fans will descend on Wembley hoping to see their team beat Oxford to win the Johnstone's Paint Trophy final.
And after two defeats at the national stadium in the past they will be hoping it is third time lucky. Either way, the fans are out to ensure it's a memorable day out whatever the result, as Chris Dawkes reports.
Barnsley have sold over 25,000 tickets for this weekend's Johnstone's Paint Trophy Final against Oxford United at Wembley.
Barnsley are favourites to lift the trophy on their first trip back to Wembley since losing in the FA Cup semi-final in 2008.
With League Two promotion contenders Oxford also taking up their initial allocation, the crowd on Sunday is expected to exceed 50,000.