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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.

Barnsley announce Puma kit deal

Barnsley FC has announced that Puma and Genesis Sports will supply the club's technical and replica kits as well as training gear.

Barnsley announce Puma kit deal Credit: Barnsley FC

The deal begins from the start of next season.

We are thrilled and delighted to have entered into a partnership with such a leading brand as PUMA. This new Technical Kit deal once again demonstrates the significant progress that has been made commercially here at Barnsley Football Club.

– Barnsley FC Chief Executive Ben Mansford

We are happy to become the official kit and training wear provider for Barnsley Football Club. It is a good club with a strong heritage and we're looking forward to working with all aspects of the Club.

– Ruth How, Head of Marketing UKIB

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Heartbroken mum: 'It should be me in the ground, not my children'

A community is rallying around to help a mother whose two young sons were lured to their deaths by their own father in a catastrophic fire.

Jack Sykes, 12, and Paul Sykes, 9, were persuaded to go to their father's house last October after he told them he'd bought them a new train set.

Instead Daren Sykes, who'd been divorced two weeks from the boys' mother, locked all of them in and set the attic on fire .

Today their heartbroken mother, Claire Throssell, spoke about a campaign to raise money to help her move on with her life.

To donate to the Care for Claire campaign click here.

Garden dream comes true for Alex, 7

A dream of being able to play out in his garden has just become a reality for a little boy from Barnsley.

Seven-year-old Alex Parkes has hyper mobility syndrome, and the outdoor space at home was too dangerous for him to use. But a group of volunteers were brought together by the charity Wellchild, and now Alex has the freedom to get out in the fresh air as Sally Simpson reports.

Tributes to paid to Lord Mason of Barnsley

Tributes have been paid to former miner and veteran Labour politician Lord Mason of Barnsley who has died at the age 91 after a long illness.

He was MP for Barnsley for thirty years and served as Secretary of State for Defence and Northern Ireland. The Labour Leader Ed Miliband has described him as " a formidable man, with a deep passion for social justice." Chris Kiddey reports.

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Miliband: Lord Mason was a 'huge figure' in Labour movement

Labour leader Ed Miliband has paid tribute to veteran politician Lord Roy Mason who has died aged 91.

Roy Mason was a huge figure in the Labour movement, and he will be sorely missed.

He passionately believed in the power of politics to change people’s lives and spent his whole life trying to improve the lives of working people, none more so than his constituents in Barnsley.

He spent years as a coal miner and later in life campaigned for official recognition for the Bevin Boys, the young men who were conscripted to work in the mines to aid Britain’s war effort.

He was a Cabinet Minister under two Labour Prime Ministers, most notably as Defence Secretary and Northern Ireland Secretary. He made a huge contribution to British political life.

Roy was a formidable man, with a deep passion for social justice. He never forgot where he came from, and was a true champion of equality and fairness.

My thoughts are with Lady Mason and all Roy’s family and friends.”

– Ed Miliband, Labour leader

Tributes paid to former miner and veteran politician Lord Mason

Tributes have been paid to the forrmer miner and veteran Labour politician Lord Roy Mason of Barnsley, who has died after a long illness.

Lord Roy Mason has died aged 91 Credit: Michael Crabtree/PA Archive/Press Association Images

The 91-year-old represented Barnsley for 30 years until 1983. He was Defence Secretary under Harold Wilson and Northern Ireland Secretary in James Callaghan's government.

Labour's Dan Jarvis, standing in Barnsley Central , described him as " a giant of the Labour movement"

Veteran politician Lord Mason dies aged 91

Former miner and veteran politician Lord Mason of Barnsley has died after a long illness.

Lord Roy Mason dies aged 91 Credit: Sean Dempsey/PA Archive/Press Association Images

The 91-year-old went down a South Yorkshire pit at 14 before entering politics. As well as representing Barnsley for 30 years until 1983, he was Defence Secretary under Harold Wilson and Northern Ireland Secretary in James Callaghan's government.

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