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Competition: Win a Twixmas family pass to festive race day

The time between Christmas and New Year can often pose a bit of a challenge as everyone is ready for escaping the house and blowing away the Christmas cobwebs.

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A winter scene at Simonside Hall.

Helping out at Simonside Hall

The Gazette’s recent picture spread of South Shields’ old football ground at Simonside Hall proved to be a winner, with lots of you coming up with some Premiership memories.

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Volunteers Jenny Hambleton and Susan Baker, pictured. Picture: Marie Caley NDFP Cantley Library

Building for the future at Cantley Library

There are big plans at Cantley Library.

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Group members pose with their cheque as they make fat ball bird feeders at the Ragusa Drive Communal Hall in Doncaster. Photo : Anthony Devlin

National Lottery grant brings smiles and love to Doncaster pensioners

“Smiles and love” are on the cards for lonely pensioners in Doncaster thanks to £241,000 of National Lottery funding.

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Are you in these Doncaster school photos from 1952?

Are you in these Doncaster school photos from 1952?

The Percy Jackson Grammar School in Woodlands operated as a grammar school from 1939 until 1968. The original Art Deco buildings were demolished in 2013.

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Antiques Column: Pembroke table just for breakfast

Antiques Column: Pembroke table just for breakfast

Once upon a time many years ago, in the reign of King George II, there lived a very beautiful and wealthy lady who was the Countess of Pembroke.

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RETRO: Do you recognise anyone in this picture?

Do you recognise yourself in this bygone picture of pupils at the former Epworth County Primary, taken around the mid to late 1950s?

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Have festive fun with piggy games this Christmas

You’ll be snorting with laughter if you play with these piggy games for Christmas.
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In the Saddle: Horsing around at Christmas

In the Saddle: Horsing around at Christmas

What's happened to the weather in the last week? It's suddenly starting to feel a lot like winter and it's not going to be long before Christmas is here. We've been getting into the festive spirit here and once our kitchen is decorated we will be putting up our Christmas tree at the weekend.

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The Ecclesall Ale Club had only been open for two weeks when it was targeted by vandals in the early hours of Sunday morning

Fears for city's independent businesses as Sheffield's newest micropub is vandalised

A fourth Sheffield micropub has been hit by criminals, as landlords fear raiders may be deliberately targeting the city's independent businesses.
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Antiques column: A marriage of veneered furniture

Antiques column: A marriage of veneered furniture

It is many, many years since I stood up at my wedding reception and first uttered those now so familiar words “my wife and I”.

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Column: I’m an antibiotic guardian

Column: I’m an antibiotic guardian

Antibiotic resistance is one of the biggest threats facing us today. Without effective antibiotics many routine treatments will become increasingly dangerous.

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Column: Some patients are missing out due to missed appointments

Column: Some patients are missing out due to missed appointments

We all lead very busy lives and have to juggle being in different places at various times of the day.

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Holidaymakers planning Christmas getaways to some parts of Europe could be risk at contracting measles, health officials have warned

Holidaymakers warned they risk measles in festive breaks to some parts of Europe

Holidaymakers planning Christmas getaways to some parts of Europe could be risk at contracting measles, health officials have warned.

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The Wednesday Tap is due to open at Hillsborough tomorrow

New pub 'The Wednesday Tap' to open at Hillsborough tomorrow to mark club's 150th year

The Owls are due to open a new pub at Hillsborough tomorrow to mark their 150th year.

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Happy Mondays

LiVE REVIEW: Happy Mondays - still twisting our melons after all these years!

To say the Madchester scene was the musical score to my formative years would be an understatement.

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Frenchgate and Baxter Gate, Doncaster. Picture: Marie Caley NDFP Town Centre MC 3

Column: Hope that Yorkshire voices not ignored

Having turned their back on a Sheffield City Region deal worth £900m and £30m per year for the next 10 years, both Barnsley and Doncaster are now committed to a potentially meaningless referendum experiment to secure views of “the people” for a Yorkshire deal that the Government has already rebuked – costing the tax payer in excess of £100,000. Whilst I can see why people could be seduced with a Yorkshire wide deal – particularly those in power, I have to ask why Barnsley and Doncaster didn’t ask the same question of the people, before they arbitrarily turned their back on the £900m Sheffield City Region deal.

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Electric Car

Electric power takes off for bikes and cars.

AFTER a very slow start several years ago the electric car market in the UK is growing rapidly and most major manufacturers have an electric model in their line-up including the impressive BMW i3 and now the wind of change even includes much improved electric cycles and electric motor cycles.

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Dr David Crichton with Sue Oxley and Leigh Calladine

Column: Tackling loneliness with vintage tea parties

Last week I went on a sentimental trip down memory lane when I was invited to visit a new themed café in Edlington.

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Brandon Flowers in action at Sheffield Arena.

LIVE REVIEW: The Killers shine and sparkle with a touch of Las Vegas in Sheffield

It doesn't seem five minutes since The Killers first made their arrival with their stunning, hit-packed debut album Hot Fuss.

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