Director Loach backs Barnsley bid for ‘wrongs to be put right’

Director Ken Loach has become a patron of an arts centre and culture hub in a South Yorkshire former mining town in support of its campaign to become a world-class destination for the arts by 2023.

Jayne Dowle is in awe of the secondary school education afforded to her son Jack as he prepares to take his final GCSE.

Jayne Dowle: Lessons in life as school years draw to a close

BY the end of this week my oldest child will have left secondary school. His last GCSE exam is on Friday morning. It’s physics, not his strongest subject. When he puts down his pen for the final time in that exam hall, it’s all over.

Northern College near Barnsley, has started a groundbreaking new project supported by the Home Office to support survivors of modern slavery and human trafficking to rebuild their lives by getting them into education and hopefully employment. Pictured tutor Jane Williamson. Picture Jonathan Gawthorpe

How pioneering college course is liberating victims of modern slavery

Victims of modern slavery are being offered a way out of the darkness through a pioneering education course at a specialist Yorkshire college. Chris Burn reports.

Baroness Hale, the President of the Supreme Court, who appears in Vogue magazine's inaugural guide to Britain's 25 most influential and aspirational female figures.

Jayne Dowle: Slow road towards ending inequality in boardrooms

LET’S get straight to the point. Any forward-thinking company worth its share price would do well to appoint more women as board directors.

Jill Hibberd.

Man charged with murder after South Yorkshire woman found stabbed to death in her own home

A man has been charged with the murder of a 73-year-old woman who was found dead in her South Yorkshire home.
Jill Hibberd.

South Yorkshire murder victim who died of 'multiple stab wounds' named

Detectives have revealed a 73-year-old murder victim died of multiple stab wounds as they named her as Jill Hibberd.
A red Audi TT.

Man arrested over murder of elderly South Yorkshire woman

A man has been arrested on suspicion of murder following the death of a 73-year-old woman.
Prime Minister Margaret Thatcher greets fashion designer Katharine Hamnett, wearing a t-shirt with a nuclear missile protest message, at 10 Downing Street, where she hosted a reception for British Fashion Week designers.

Protests they wanted to get off their chest

Her signature style was a wool suit by Aquascutum, with shoulder pads and matching handbag – so Margaret Thatcher would have been surprised to see herself as a centrepiece in an exhibition devoted to the history of the T-shirt.


Young boy horrifically scalded in Sheffield needs your help, as police investigate

A young boy who sustained horrific burns to his face and head when he was reportedly scalded by boiling water in Sheffield needs your help to give him a special treat.
Andy Lock is Head of Operations (England) for the Coalfields Regeneration Trust.

Jayne Dowle: Communities with proud mining past need a future

I’M sending this message to the Government straight from the heart of the former Yorkshire coalfield. My own village, Worsbrough, is one of the most deprived in the area covered by the Coalfields Regeneration Trust.

Batley and Spen MP Tracy Brabin and Loneliness Minister, Tracey Crouch, visit a scheme to combat loneliness.

Jayne Dowle: A few words this Bank Holiday could save lives of the lonely

FOR countless people, today’s bank holiday will be just another sad day. Nothing brings home the despair of loneliness as much as the feeling that everyone else is out enjoying themselves.

The new Duchess of Sussex at a Buckingham Palace garden party, her first public appearance since her wedding to Prince Harry.

Jayne Dowle: Why Meghan’s quiet revolution will make Royal history

THE least said about the official wedding photograph the better. After all the verve and joyousness of the ceremony which marked the joining in matrimony of Harry Windsor and Meghan Markle, we might have expected something rather less conventional to put in the scrapbook.

Police guard the scene in Barnsley after the discovery of a woman's body. Picture: @SYP_Specials.

Murder inquiry launched after death of woman in Barnsley

A woman who was found dead in Barnsley yesterday was the victim of a 'very severe physical attack', police say.
Police guard the scene in Barnsley after the discovery of a woman's body. Picture: @SYP_Specials

Police issue update on 'unexplained death' of woman in Barnsley

Officers investigating the unexplained death of a woman in Barnsley have issued an update.

Peter Pickering

'Beast of Wombwell' case set to be closed

A judge is expected to formally close the case of Peter Pickering - the child killer known as the Beast of Wombwell who died before he could be sentenced for a 1972 rape.


Jayne Dowle: The costly barriers that stand in the way of an university education

I’VE been reading the thoughts of some very clever people on the plight of white working-class boys. It’s a subject dear to my heart. I know a lot of them. My own son is 15. He’s as working class as his mates, apart from a quirk of his mother’s university education and subsequent career as a writer.

Day two of the Tour de Yorkshire from Barnsley to Ilkley.

YP Letters: Some plain Yorkshire speaking about the Tour

From Pete Webb, Leeds.

TAKE THE STRAIN: Paul Heckingbottom shows his concern during a home match against Middlesbrough last October. He later left to take over at rivals Leeds United.

Leon Wobschall: Barnsley pay ultimate price after failing to learn lessons

PRE-SEASON results only occasionally offer a glimpse into what is to come in the subsequent campaign.

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Elsie Smith and Danny Gillespie in Grimethorpe. Picture: Scott Merrylees

Grimethorpe: Rescued from the pit of despair

It was a story no-one expected to have a happy ending. The fact that after a quarter of a century there has been no ending at all, is some consolation.

GOODBYE: Barnsley's Adam Hammill bids farewell to the Pride park crowd after the Reds' final-day relegation. Picture: Leon Wobschall.

Verdict: Inquest opens as toothless Barnsley go down without a fight at Derby

SOMETIMES, IT is the hope that kills you.

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