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Doncaster Shimmer estate to see 16 plots left unbuilt as HS2 spends millions on properties

A string of properties which had been planned along the route of HS2 through Doncaster will be left unbuilt, it has been confirmed.

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City region rejected as Doncaster looks to join Yorkshire-wide scheme

Plans for a £900m Sheffield city region devolution deal look dead in the water after Doncaster and Barnsley pulled out.

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Action pledge from minister over HS2 route through Mexborough

Rail minister Paul Maynard has pledged to improve relations with Mexborough residents over HS2 plans after attending an 'angry' meeting in the town.

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Plans have been drawn up to reduce the number of empty shops in Doncaster town centre

Masterplan bid to tackle Doncaster's empty shops

More office developments, a smaller main shopping area and tighter planning controls could help revitalise Doncaster town centre, believe bosses.

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Consultation on changes to Council Tax support scheme

North Lincolnshire Council is carrying out a consultation with residents to get their views on proposed changes to the Council Tax Support Scheme for 2018/19.

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Parents and charity workers are set to hold a march in Sheffield today over claims the council is failing children with special needs.

Parents and charity workers to march over 'failures' made by Sheffield Council towards children with special needs

Parents and charity workers are set to hold a march in Sheffield today over claims the council is failing children with special needs.

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Jobs and homes could be in the pipeline

12,000 jobs and 4,000 homes hope as Doncaster four year plan revealed

Doncaster could see 12,000 new jobs created and 4,000 new homes built in the next few years, under plans outlined this week.

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MP meets with Prime Minister Theresa May to discuss transport in the north

MP meets with Prime Minister Theresa May to discuss transport in the north

Discussing issues about expanding trade and opening up markets in the European Union was Isle MP Andrew Percy when he paid a visit to the Prime Minister.

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Gritters have already been on the streets of Doncaster

Gritters out on the roads in Doncaster

It may only be September - but the gritters are already been on on the streets of Doncaster.

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Mark Cashin, 48, pleaded guilty to two charges relating to the harassment of his tenants during a short hearing at Sheffield Crown Court this afternoon.

Rogue landlord pleads guilty to harassing Sheffield tenants

A Sheffield landlord is set to be sentenced for harassing his tenants, after he was taken to court by the council.
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Talks aimed at averting a future bin strike have made 'limited progress'

'Limited progress' on talks to avert Doncaster bin strikes

Union bosses say talks to avert the treat of a Doncaster bin strike have made 'limited progress'.

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Council to introduce extended powers to deal with anti-social behaviour

North Lincolnshire Council is proposing to introduce extended powers to deal with anti-social behaviour. Working with Humberside Police and other partners, the council is seeking your views on a new Public Space Protection Order (PSPO).

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A man arrested in Doncaster town centre

Ten commandments plan to stop Doncaster town centre chugging, begging and breaking into parking meters

Officials have drawn up proposals for 10 Doncaster commandments in a bid to tackle antisocial behaviour in the borough's town centre.
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Care leavers could be exempt from Council Tax in Doncaster, under plans by Doncaster Council, based at the Civic Offices.

Doncaster Council axes council tax for young care leavers

Doncaster Council is expected become the first authority in Yorkshire to waive council tax for young adults leaving its care.

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How Doncaster's children's services were turned around

Major falls in sickness levels and less dependence of agency staff are a sign of improvement in Doncaster's children's services, reckon bosses.

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Doncaster Free Press round table on HS2

'Doncaster should bid for HS2 station - but only if it's real possibility'

Doncaster should bid for a parkway station if the line comes through Doncaster - but only if it is a genuine possibility.

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Doncaster Dame is a dab hand at calling bingo

Doncaster Gala Bingo Club was honoured to host their local MP Dame Rosie Winterton last week.

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A picture of a faulty electric blanket issued by UK Fire Service Resource Group

Get your electric blanket checked to make sure it’s safe

As the cold weather arrives later this year, many people will be bringing out their electric blankets ready for use and North Lincolnshire Council is offering to test them free of charge next month.

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Changes to bin and box collections to help Tour of Britain run smoothly

Changes to bin and box collections to help Tour of Britain run smoothly

To help the Tour of Britain cycling race run smoothly, there will be no bin, box or bag collections on Tuesday September 5.

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Rotherham MP Sarah Champion has resigned from her role as Shadow Minister for Women and Equalities over the 'extremely poor choice of words' she used in a Sun column on British Pakistani grooming gangs

BREAKING: Rotherham MP Sarah Champion resigns from shadow cabinet over British Pakistani grooming gangs column

Rotherham MP Sarah Champion has resigned from her role as Shadow Minister for Women and Equalities over the 'extremely poor choice of words' she used in a Sun column on British Pakistani grooming gangs.
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