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Column: Volunteering is good for all concerned

There are many factors that cause this - a friend moves away, a partner dies, the person develops a restrictive or chronic illness or disability and before they know it, their social circle, the one they relied on for years, ceases to exist.

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Win £50 to spend at Beauty At Doncaster

Win £50 to spend at Beauty At Doncaster

Ladies, we are giving you the opportunity to get pampered to perfection with Beauty At Doncaster - one of the areas most prestigious hair and beauty salons.

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Competition: Win a back to school pack from Lakeside Village

Competition: Win a back to school pack from Lakeside Village

Sorry to mention it - but the six weeks flies by in a flash and we want to help families get kitted out for going back to school, in style.

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In the Saddle: Who stole my horse? Alyssia!

In the Saddle: Who stole my horse? Alyssia!

I'm loving the six week holidays so far - no more trying to muck out the horses before mad-dash school runs for us. It's wonderful. It's the best time of the year, despite the weather for August being a bit of a let-down.

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Column: French without tears ... or fear of officials!

I am writing this from France. The south west coast, to be precise. I have decided that I love France. I love the country, the people, but I particularly love the way of life over here.

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HERITAGE: The proud history of the coal mining industry

In the summer of 1963 my father directed me to the gates of Yorkshire Main Colliery, to follow my older brothers down the mine, little did I know at the time what an incredible journey this would lead to.

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In the Saddle: Riding down memory lane...

In the Saddle: Riding down memory lane...

The other week it flashed up on my Facebook memories that it was this time last year I first met baby Sully as a diddy foal.

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Sarah Champion, Member of Parliament for Rotherham.

Column: Irresponsible to view us through a prism

I have to say that I strongly condemn Rotherham MP Sarah Champion’s incendiary statement in the Sun newspaper, entitled ‘British Pakistani men ARE raping and exploiting white girls… and it’s time we faced up to it.’
The fact that a Labour party minister, also the shadow minister for equalities and women would choose to racialise paedophilia and child sexual exploitation / grooming along ethnic lines is irresponsible. I believe it will encourage hatred against minorities, predominantly the Pakistani community provide fuel to the far right, and further legitimise the use of racial rhetoric.

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A Level students offered FREE Nando's on results day

A Level students offered FREE Nando's on results day

You've received your A Level results and are about to start a new chapter of your life.

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Luck Fox Restaurant on Ecclesall road
Owner Richard Ledger and General Manager Chad Beach

Food review: Get Lucky with diner’s holy grail of gravy

It was outrageous - outrageously good, that is.

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Top Ten Things To Do w/c August 17

Looking for something to do this week?

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Antiques Column: Modelled for maximum cuteness

Antiques Column: Modelled for maximum cuteness

Wade Whimsies are endearing animal subjects, modelled for maximum cuteness. 
At only 5.4cms their size added to their charm.

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Column: Customer service with a snarl, not a smile

Column: Customer service with a snarl, not a smile

Customer service, eh? More like service with a snarl! As the old adage goes, the customer is always right. Wrong! We're never right. In fact, we’re wrong to assume that customer service actually means what it says. I've been bitten twice in the past week by appalling customer service. In fact, it seems to me that good customer service is as rare as hen's teeth. My first brush was a missed delivery, so I contacted the company to arrange a drop-off at one of its collection points. Bizarrely, this was a chemist. The woman (I use the term loosely, she was actually a dragon!) refused to give me the parcel, a birthday present from my friend, because my mate had written a daft name – V Ron Ica - on the front as a joke. However, the fire-breather didn't have a sense of humour. She insisted that, because it didn't match the name on my driving licence, I couldn’t collect my own parcel, even though I’d produced my address, photographic ID and a special ‘collection’ barcode sent to me by the company. In the end, I had to phone the company myself (she was far too busy, serving one other customer!) I then put it on loud speaker (partly to wind her up more) and explained the whole ridiculous situation. It told her (still on loudspeaker) to stop being so daft and give me my parcel.

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Doncaster Pride event gets underway with a parade around the town centre

Column: Doncaster Pride is important for all of us

The team behind the hugely successful Doncaster Pride is putting the finishing touches to the eleventh event, taking place 19th August in Sir Nigel Gresley Square.

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Ed Clancy celebrates crossing the line as the Great Britain team win gold in the Men's Team Pursuit First Final on the seventh day of the Rio Olympics Games, Brazil.

Retro: Golden treasure this time 12 months ago for Ed Clancy

It was a day to treasure this time last year, for Barnsley hero Ed Clancy.

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Things to do this week

Pick of things to do w/c August 11

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REVIEW: Be ethical while being active with Sundried

Saving an old T shirt for the gym is a thing of the past, your gym wardrobe can now help make your workout easier, with sweat wicking materials which work with you - rather than against you.

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Margaret Herbert

Margaret Herbert: These are a few of my favourite things

Doncaster born, bred and educated, Margaret has long been a lover of the town and borough, particularly its historic buildings and theatrical heritage.

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Moya Sketchley, Angela Reading and Charlotte Carey at Barra Organics

MY FAVOURITE THINGS: Sheffield artist loves the magical Big Moor and Barbrook

Moya Sketchley, an artist, allotment holder, vegan and mother of two, set up Barra Organics with environmentalist husband Mark Mercer in 2012 in a desire to bring the freshest and best organically farmed fruit and vegetables to Sheffield.

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COLUMNIST: Painting a picture of Lady Denham - the scandal and her demise

This painting, currently on display in Graves Gallery, depicts Margaret Brooke, Lady Denham (1647-67).

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