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Big hearted ladies from Doncaster raise a cup for charity

Big hearted ladies from Doncaster raised a cup for charity when they generated funds to find new and better health cures for women.

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In the Saddle: Competing is very sociable

In the Saddle: Competing is very sociable

We had a lovely time a few weeks ago when we competed in showjumping at a local venue in Sykehouse. It's always good to get my horse out as usually I focus everything on my daughter and her pony.

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Beautiful view: Cityscape skyline

No fuss way to taste Düsseldorf

It was the best of times, it was the wurst of times.
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Food review at Parthenonas on London Road in Sheffield. Pictured is Maria Marmaridou.

Review: Get five-star value at a Greek classic

I hope you’re paying attention because we’re going to be doing this review in reverse order. Normally I’d tell you about the restaurant, owners and food and then at the very end I’d say for three courses and wine we paid £**.

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Flying Scotsman

On This Day 1934: The day loco broke a record

It was 82 years ago next week that a Doncaster-built locomotive roared into the record books and arguably cemented herself as the most famous steam engine of all time.

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Representatives from all the partner organisations taking part in the Safe Haven project

Safe haven for weekend revellers in Doncaster

A safe haven for drinkers and party goers in Doncaster who hurt themselves in the run up to Christmas will be launched in the next two weeks.

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The Sherlocks

Yorkshire Radio 1 stars The Sherlocks in tune with top DJ

Yorkshire indie stars The Sherlocks affirmed their Radio 1 status with a show in London with one of its top DJs.
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Vauxhall Mokka X

Vauxhall Mokka X now has even more sales potential.

VAUXHALL has launched an updated Mokka which has been named Mokka X being the first model to introduce the "X" segment identifier for future Vauxhall SUV and crossover vehicles with prices starting at £17,590.

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Star Retro wants your 1974 memories

1974: We want YOUR memories

We welcome all our audience's recollections from 42 autumns ago.

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Her Majesty The Queen.

Column: Royals should pay their own repair bill

Thousands of people have signed an online petition calling for the Royal family to pay for the £369 million repairs to Buckingham Palace themselves. At risk of being thrown in the tower along with the 120,000 others who have signed it, I say hear, hear.

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Mike Fraine of Froneri presents ther award to Chris Winter (centre) and Nina Rogers of Yorkshire Sculture Park

Yorkshire Sculpture Park is country’s top attraction in UK’s biggest tourism awards

A record-breaking year has earned a top Yorkshire attraction outstanding recognition in the White Rose Awards.

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The Royal Tapas Restaurant at Barugh Green in Barnsley
Owner Nigel West with chefs James Sexton, Adrian Firth and Daryl Cronin

FOOD REVIEW: Our taste of tapas in traditional town pub

To the Spanish, mealtimes are family times; I love this ethos.

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Womens brains are more geared towards multitasking

Why men can’t multitask

Women are better at multitasking because men have 'greedier brains' which take up more energy when juggling tasks, according to new research.
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Doncaster College.

My View: Dr David Crichton: Doncaster residents need to prepare themselves in changing times

I recently went to the launch of a new report on education and skills called One Doncaster.

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Doncaster Remembrance Sunday service at the war memorial, Bennetthorpe. Picture: Chris Etchells

Straight Talking: Need for memorials is greater than ever

There is much to condemn about today’s society, but one thing that is continually heartening is the degree of solemnity and respect the people of Doncaster show every Remembrance Sunday.

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Antiques column: A successful tale of father and son

Antiques column: A successful tale of father and son

Although Moorcroft is a successful tale of father and son, it is the father, William who is most highly acclaimed. Born in 1873, William Moorcroft first showed his abilities as a truly innovative designer and artist while working for James Macintyre & Co from 1897.

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Doggy Tails: Walks should be at dog’s pace

Doggy Tails: Walks should be at dog’s pace

I enjoy a bit of window shopping as part of the journey to my main store. But my partner wants to get on with it and will urge me away from each window I stop at. He steps back, muttering to “come on, lets’ get on with it”.

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John Lewis launches its Christmas stock with fabulous instore displays

Column: Christmas cheer starts earlier each year

I don’t know if you’ve noticed, but it's Christmas. It may not be snowing outside, but according to retailers we now hit Christmas around October. Is it me, or does the festive season start earlier each year? With the risk of sounding a bit humbug, it’s a bit of a rum deal when you can buy advent calendars along with Halloween fare. I kid you not. But it doesn’t stop there. Cynical retailers are penciling in the festive season earlier to try and maximise the season of goodwill and squeeze maximum profit out of us. Take Amazon. According to the internet giant, Christmas started last Monday - 14th November. The fireworks had barely fizzled out when we were being bombarded with a massive 12-day sale, culminating in Black Friday. I don’t know about you, but when I think of Black Friday, I think of people banging each other over the head with a frozen chicken to grab the last 60-inch television from the supermarket shelf. Where’s the goodwill in that? It doesn’t matter, I hear you cheer, because you can pick up lots of old tat for a fraction of the price. Humbug! And don’t even get me started on the Christmas adverts. From bouncing boxers (John Lewis) to Mrs Santa Claus acting as 007 Jane Bond (Marks and Spencer), aren't we beginning to lose sight of what's really important ? For me, Christmas isn't about gifts or how much you spend on one another, it's about people. After all, come summer, when that nutribullet is gathering dust at the back of the cupboard, who cares how much it cost or where it came from?

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Former council press office worker Mel Hewitt

Favourite Things with Mel Hewitt

Welcome to our latest regular feature My Favourite Things where Doncaster residents share their thoughts and feelings about the place where they live.

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