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Row over safety barrier plea

bawtry Town Council has rebuffed a request from their local MP to move a barrier at the entrance to a play area.

Caroline Flint, who represents Don Valley, wrote to councillors advising them that a resident wanted removal or widening of barriers at Wharf Street playground.

But the council has responded by pointing out the barriers were in the present position after advice from Doncaster Council and in the interests of public safety to prevent cars and motorbikes getting on to the play area.

Car set on fire

Edlington fire crews called to Warmsworth Cemetery just after 11pm on Wednesday found a Ford Fiesta had been deliberately set alight. The car, dumped on Guest Lane, is believed to have been stolen, said a fire service spokesman.

Story telling event

national Story Telling Week will be celebrated at Tickhill Library on Tuesday, January 29, with an event organised for seven- to 11-year-olds from 4pm to 5pm. Places are limited and free tickets can be obtained from library staff.

Supermarket plan

doncaster planning officers have received a detailed application for the layout and construction of a new supermarket and petrol filling station on the Capitol Park estate at Omega Boulevard, Thorne.

Dancing show

the Ibberson School of Dance will be taking to the stage at Doncaster Civic Theatre tonight and tomorrow at 7pm with their show A Dance for All Seasons. Tickets are priced at £7 and £5.

A Sunday stroll

the Get Doncaster Walking festival continues on Sunday with a five mile Tickhill and District Footpath Group walk starting from the Buttercross at 1.30pm.

Hair-raising time

PUPILS at Balby Carr Community Sports and Science College are getting ready to put on their handbags and gladrags for a colourful production of hit show Hair Spray.

The show will take place from February 13-15 and tickets, priced at £2.50, are available from the school.