A man has been found guilty of murdering his 11-month-old baby son and then claiming the injuries were inflicted by the family dog.
Barnsley Council says library services need modernising
Finishing touches are being added to the £3.74m restoration project of Wentworth Castle's Victorian conservatory.
Heartless burglars left a severely disabled six-year-old boy stranded after they stole the family’s mobility car that contained a specially-designed rear seat and his specially-adapted wheelchair.
Oliver Fahey, from Carlton in Barnsley, has suffered from Angelman Syndrome, an incurable neuro-genetic disorder, since he was a baby. He currently can’t talk, walk, is fed through a tube and suffers seizures.
His parents, Jonathon and Tracey, needed the black Nissan Qashqai to take him to much-loved sessions at Barnsley’s Greenacre School, and regular medical appointments at Sheffield Children’s Hospital and the family’s GP.
But at around 6.30am yesterday, 13 February, Mr Fahey discovered that the car was missing from outside his home at Peterfoot Way, along with two iPads. One contained irreplaceable family photographs and both had apps to help with Oliver’s development.
The burglars are believed to have entered the property through a conservatory window some time after 10pm on Wednesday and searched the ground floor while the family were asleep upstairs.
Mr Fahey believes they must have known that someone in the house was disabled because of frames, a stair lift and the mobility car – which was found burnt out in the New Crofton area of Wakefield later yesterday.
“This has made me sick to the stomach,” said Mr Fahey. “I’m totally disgusted by what’s happened. I only buried my father on Tuesday so it’s been a hard enough week without this.
“I could understand if they’d stolen the car and stripped it of parts, but just to take it and burn it out is unbelievable.”
The only crumb of comfort for the family is that Oliver’s condition means he has been totally oblivious to the break-in.
Mr Fahey explained that the car had contained lots of Oliver’s toys, besides a special seat worth several thousand pounds from national charity, New Life. The seat swung outwards and then could be pulled out to enable Oliver easy access to and from the vehicle.
New research suggests that people living in Yorkshire and northern Lincolnshire are more likely to die early in poorer areas where little is being done to get people to involved in physical activity.
The top three most inactive local authorities in our region are named as Bradford, Kingston upon Hull and Barnsley, all among the region's most deprived areas.
The top three with lowest levels of inactivity are York, the East Riding of Yorkshire (both amongst the region's least deprived areas) and Leeds.
It's no longer acceptable that physical inactivity remains the forgotten cause of death in the UK. More deprived areas are faring worse in a physical inactivity pandemic, with no national strategy to improve our fitness levels, from before we take our first steps to our last.
– Fred Turok, ukactive
Our report shows people in deprived areas are more likely to suffer a premature death because of a lack of physical activity. If we are to turn the tide, Councils, government, and health and leisure providers need to work together to get more people, more active more often. Supporting inactive people to become more active, even for just 10 minutes a day, is where the biggest health gains lie.
– Lord Coe
Physical inactivity currently accounts for nearly one-fifth of premature deaths in the UK. With projections showing that inactivity levels are due to increase by a further 15 per cent by 2030 there is no doubt that the issue requires immediate national attention and urgent action.
Turning the tide of inactivity would be a hugely important outcome for our Olympic and Paralympic legacy story, which would have a massive long-term impact on our nation's health and wellbeing.
A South Yorkshire couple who may have to dissolve their civil partnership in order to get married say they wouldn't have entered the legal tie if they'd known marriage would be an option so soon after.
Paul and Michael Atwal-Brice, and their lawyer Zoe Round, spoke to Calendar earlier about the issue.
The government has asked for more time to consider the case of a couple who want to have one of the first same sex weddings in the UK.
Paul and Michael Atwal-Brice, from Thurnscoe, near Barnsley, hoped to get married on the first available day in March.
They've threatened the government with legal action because they believe it breaches their human rights, the deadline for a response passed yesterday. Until now the Department for Culture Media and Sport has insisted it can't make the changes straight away.
Police would like to identify and speak to the man in the following CCTV pictures as he may hold information about two bicycle thefts in Barnsley.
On Monday 13 January, between 2pm and 3pm, a high value bicycle was stolen from a bike rack outside Barnsley College, at the Old Mill Lane site in Church Street.
On Thursday 16 January, between 6pm and 6.30pm, another high value bicycle was reportedly stolen from a bike rack at Barnsley train station.
Barnsley manager Danny Wilson praised his team's second-half display after a 2-2 draw at home to Blackburn, admitting they were outplayed before the break.
After debutant Nick Proschwitz, signed on loan from Hull, gave Barnsley a 29th-minute lead against the run of play, Tom Cairney and Rudy Gestede scored to give Blackburn the advantage at the interval.
But the hosts hit back to level midway through the second half when Chris O'Grady scored from the penalty spot after Grant Hanley was controversially adjudged to have fouled Liam Lawrence inside the area.
Wilson was also pleased with Proschwitz's debut display, saying: "I think you saw exactly what Nick is about.
"He gets into the box all the time. He doesn't need a second glance at whether he's going to take a shot or not."
Labour is calling for the government to carry out an investigation into dealings between politicians and politicians during the miners' strikes as part of the their 'Justice for Coalfields' campaign.
Barnsley MP Michael Dugher says all the details of interactions should be published and the government should officially apologise.
A car belonging to missing Barnsley man Anthony Brown was spotted heading in the direction of North Yorkshire on the day he went missing.
Police have traced the 47 year-old's and have traced his silver Mazda 3 to the A64 where it was being driven east towards York just before 2pm last Monday.
Officers believe he may still be in the North Yorkshire area, but he is also known to have contacts in Pudsey and may well have driven there.
Anthony was last seen by his partner on Monday morning at his home address in Darton. He left the house with a little bit of cash but with no known means of making any further withdrawals.
It is out of character for him to go missing and his partner is keen to know he is safe and well.
Police are becoming increasingly concerned for the welfare of a 47-year-old man from Barnsley who has been missing for nearly a week. Anthony Brown was last seen by a family member in the Darton area on January 20th.
Officers believe he may have driven to North Yorkshire in his Silver Masda 3. He also has connections in Pudsey, West Yorkshire, and could have travelled there too. It is out of character for Mr Brown to go missing and police are keen to ensure he is safe and well.
Mr Brown is white, about 5ft 9ins tall, slim, with a shaved hair, is normally clean shaven and sometimes wears reading glasses. He was last seen wearing dark blue jeans, a denim-coloured checked shirt, a navy blue cable-knit cardigan and a pair of beige-coloured boots.
Barnsley Council has set out town centre regeneration plans which will see investment valued at £41million.
The proposals, committing £35million to development, are to be considered by the council’s cabinet next week
The plans include the demolition former council offices and shops and the redevelopment of the metropolitan centre and indoor market.
The council are also hopingto buy the former Training and Enterprise building, as well as properties near Kendray Street to be rebuilt as a leisure and retail centre.
Also proposed is a new central library, costing £4 million and £6million improvements to public spaces to create a new public square with an open market and space for town centre events.