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Police conclude investigation into Barnsley rape allegation

Police in South Yorkshire have concluded their investigation into an allegation of rape in the underpass by the Alhambra in Barnsley.

The allegation was reported on 7 June, and detectives now say that after having spent more than 100 hours viewing CCTV footage and conducting more than 20 witness interviews - no offence occurred in the timeframe or circumstances detailed to them.

Whilst we are confident this incident didn’t occur we will work with our partner agencies to ensure that the complainant receives all of the support she needs as at the heart of this is a child who requires support.

– Detective Chief Inspector Chris Singleton

Funeral held for cancer-stricken teenager who walked mum down aisle

The funeral has taken place of a teenager from Dodworth in Barnsley who fulfilled his dying wish to walk his mother down the aisle at her wedding.

Daniel Binney walking his mother Trish down the ailse just weeks before his death Credit: ITV Yorkshire

Just six weeks ago, we watched 19-year-old Daniel Binney on his mother's big day at Gretna Green.

Credit: ITV Yorkshire

He was suffering from cancers of the brain, chest and spine and died earlier this month.

The service was held this afternoon at St. Edward's Church in Barnsley and was attended by family and friends. Daniel was a fan of the singer Lucy Spraggan who was also there and had these words of tribute.

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Former Barnsley footballer teams up with Lance Armstrong for charity ride

A former Barnsley footballer who is set to ride the route of this year's Tour de France to raise money for charity will be joined by one of the sport's most controversial characters.

Geoff Thomas will be joined by disgraced cyclist Lance Armstrong as he aims to raise £1 million pounds for charity Cure Lukemia. Armstrong's involvement has drawn criticism, but Thomas says that is not important:

Family of Busby Babe call for him to be remembered

More than half a century ago two young lads from Barnsley were among the 23 victims of the Munich Air disaster - a tragedy which decimated Manchester United's famous Busby Babes.

One was the talented and charismatic England centre forward Tommy Taylor, and 53 years on there are plans to commemorate him with a statue in his home town.

That led to calls from the daughter of centre half Mark Jones, from Wombwell. that he too should not be forgotten.

She has been speaking to our sports correspondent, John Shires.

Search continues for missing Barnsley man

Gerrard Williams Credit: South Yorkshire Police

Police in Barnsley are asking for help locating missing 42-year-old man Gerrard Williams.

Gerrard, who is originally from Canada but was staying with relatives in Barnsley, was last seen on 2 June in the Hoyland area.

He has been in contact with family members via telephone, but was reported missing to police on Thursday 18 June after relatives hadn’t heard from him in over a week.

Police are growing increasingly concerned for Gerrard’s welfare and would ask that anyone who might have seen him gets in touch.

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Police searching for missing Canadian in Barnsley

Police in Barnsley are searching for a missing man who has not been seen in three weeks.

Gerrard Wright has been missing for three weeks Credit: South Yorkshire Police

42-year-old Gerrard Wright, originally from Canada, was staying with relatives in the Hoyland area of the town, but has not been seen since June 2nd.

Police are asking for anyone with information to come forward.

New study reveals cancer diagnosis delay as sister speaks of families loss

She looked a picture of health - she was a professional dancer - and even Katie Pearson herself didn't realise that her life was in danger.

It took months for doctors to diagnose that Katie, from Barnsley, had bowel cancer, a disease that would take her life in her mid thirties.

A new study has revealed that young people are facing significant delays in cancer diagnosis, Katie's sister has spoken about her families loss. Tina Gelder has Katies's story.

You can find more information about the symptoms of bowel cancer plus sources of help and support here.

Police increase patrols for Barnsley protest

Police are increasing patrols in Barnsley town centre today because of a planned protest. The event will start at 12.45pm and will finish at 2.15pm.

The group will march from the Town Hall, down Regent Street, along Eldon Street, up Market Hill and back to the Town Hall.

We’ve put plans in place to ensure this march can pass peacefully causing as little disruption as possible to those hoping to enjoy Barnsley town centre and particularly the ‘Barnsley Live’ event. We, of course, respects everyone's democratic right to protest and officers will be on duty to ensure a peaceful and safe protest for those involved, as well as the wider community of Barnsley. However, should anyone attend with the intention to cause or participate in disorder, they will be identified and dealt with. We expect everyone taking part in the event to behave appropriately and respect the right of other people to go about their daily lives with minimum of disruption.

– Temporary Chief Supt Tim Innes
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