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65-year-old Barnsley man found in potentially life-threatening condition

Police are investigating after a man in his 60s was found seriously injured in Jardine Street, Wombwell.

A cordon remains in place in Jardine Street Credit: Press Association

Emergency services were called to the area at about 10.30pm last night to reports that a 65-year-old man was lying in the street with possible serious head injuries.

He was taken to hospital where he currently remains in a serious and potentially life-threatening condition.

An investigation has been launched to determine the circumstances surrounding the incident and anyone who saw or heard anything suspicious in the area last night is asked to contact police.

A cordon remains in place in Jardine Street while enquiries are carried out and the following roads are due to be closed for several hours, Hough Lane, Jardine Street, Pickup Crescent and Collindridge Road.


Scarborough Athletic pay tribute to Daniel Wilkinson

Scarborough Athletic FC have taken to Facebook to pay tribute the non-league footballer who died last night after collapsing on the pitch.

26-year-old Daniel Wilkinson made 14 appearances for the club after joining from Goole AFC in January 2015.

Daniel Wilkinson in action for his former club Scarborough Athletic FC Credit: Scarborough Athletic FC

RIP Daniel Wilkinson

We are shocked and saddened to hear of the death of Daniel Wilkinson after he collapsed on the pitch playing for Shaw Lane last night.

The 26-year-old made 14 appearances for Boro after joining from Goole AFC in January 2015.

Our thoughts are with his family and friends at this difficult time.

– Scarborough Athletic FC


Funeral of truck driver who died in Italy to take place

Paul Stanyard was found dead in his cab in Italy

The funeral of a truck driver from Wakefield who died of a heart attack while at work in Italy will take place near Barnsley today.

A convoy of trucks will follow the cortege of Paul Stanyard, 59, before a service at Christ Church in Ardsley.

More than £25,000 was raised to bring his body home after his employer said their insurance didn't cover the cost of repatriating him.

Earlier this week, however, Matthews International Transport apologised and said it would make a donation to charity.

Westway in Barnsley set to reopen after fire

The A628 Westway in Barnsley will reopen tomorrow (Friday) morning after contractors reported good progress to demolish the fire-damaged Chicago Rock building in the town centre.

Highways officers say they expect Westway will open by 9am, and road users will have full access in both directions.

A security cordon placed around the site since the fire will remain in place until further notice to minimise any risk of harm to the public.

The road closures affecting Wellington Street and New Street remain in force.

Tykes complete loan capture of Celtic winger Saidy Janko

Barnsley have completed the loan signing of Celtic winger Saidy Janko.

The Switzerland Under 21 international right winger, who can also play at right back, will remain at Oakwell until the end of the 2016/17 season.

The 20-year-old has featured for Celtic in the Champions League and Europa League.

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