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Start the fans please! Crystal Maze back on our screens tonight

Channel 4’s hit ‘90s show Crystal Maze is back on our screens tonight (Friday).

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Epworth’s Old Rectory celebrates diamond jubilee

An Isle museum, which attracts visitors from throughout the world, has notched-up its diamond jubilee.

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Isle pupil shortlisted for national art award

Belton’s Charlie Gaffney is hoping for success next month at the prestigious Saatchi Art Gallery Prize for Schools exhibition.

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Darth Vader greeting fans at the STAR WARS Identities exhibition at The O2, London. Photos: Lucasfilm Ltd  & TM 2017

PREVIEW: Star Wars Identities exhibition is out of this world

The Force is strong in the UK with a new Star Wars Identities exhibition landing for a summer long visit and it really is out of this world, as Graham Walker has been finding out.
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FILM REVIEW: Rachel Weisz impresses in My Cousin Rachel

FILM REVIEW: Rachel Weisz impresses in My Cousin Rachel

Did she or didn’t she? Rachel Weisz is a mysterious widow in this adaptation of Daphne Du Maurier’s page-turning historic novel My Cousin Rachel, writes Natalie Stendall.

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Get a sneak peek of newly discovered Barnsley archive footage

PREVIEW: Barnsley History Day celebrates town's forefathers on Father's Day

Barnsley History Day will celebrate the town's forefathers on Father's Day with talks, exhibitions and a sneak peek at newly found archive film in the Town Hall tomorrow, Sunday, June 18, from 11am.
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Doncaster museum exhibition on early aviation

Take a flight of fancy and check out a new exhibition which is now on display in Doncaster.

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Allusondrugs play LIVE in Barnsley.

Barnsley to rock to sound of free music festival

More than 150 bands are preparing to rock a South Yorkshire town as they perform across 18 venues at a special indoor music festival.

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One hundred years on we remember the rebel daughters of Doncaster

Few remember that Doncaster played an important role in the Votes for Women campaign in the years before World War One, when ordinary women and men made extraordinary sacrifices which jeopardised their homes, livelihoods, family lives and place in society.

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Kodi has closed two of its most popular streaming channels.

Kodi add-ons shut down in a crackdown on illegal streaming

Media player Kodi has closed two of its most popular streaming channels following a lawsuit from US satellite broadcaster Dish Network.
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PREVIEW: Sheffield Doc/Fest 2017 from Joe Cocker to Jo Cox - 20 must things to see and do

Full Monty celebrity strippers, twerking dance classes, talks with big names like Sir Lenny Henry and documentaries about Joe Cocker to Jo Cox are all part of this year's Sheffield Doc/Fest.
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My Cousin Rachel in UK cinemas from Friday, June 9, 2017.

WIN: My Cousin Rachel limited edition hardback books set and film artwork

Romantic novelist Daphne du Maurier's best seller My Cousin Rachel has been turned into a new feature film and to celebrate its release we have an exclusive prize up for grabs.
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Yorkshire Cosplay Con 2017 at Sheffield Arena June 3 and 4.

Yorkshire Cosplay Con realistic weapons ban in security crackdown at Sheffield Arena

Yorkshire Cosplay Con fans who dress as their fantasy heroes have been told not to bring realistic looking weapons to this weekend's annual event in a security crackdown at Sheffield Arena.
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Queen’s Own Yorkshire Dragoons WW1 memorial restoration in Doncaster Minster

Queen’s Own Yorkshire Dragoons WW1 Memorial Restoration in Doncaster Minster.

In late March it was announced that the Doncaster and District Heritage Association (DDHA) had been awarded a grant from the Heritage Lottery Fund (HLF) to restore the memorial to the men of the Queen’s Own Yorkshire Dragoons (QOYD) that lost their lives in WW1.

The memorial was installed in the church in 1921 and over the past 95 years it has suffered from water damage and general degradation so much so that it has become virtually invisible as none of the inscriptions could be read.

Working in partnership with Doncaster Minster the DDHA commissioned a specialist company, Skillington Workshops of Grantham, to carry out the restoration and work began on the 24th April. The work took just four weeks and the attached photographs show the memorial before, during and after the works had been completed. The result of the work can only be described as staggering. The memorial has become visible again, all of the names and inscriptions can now be read and the memorial has again become a fitting tribute to the regiment and the men that lost their lives.

The next phase of the project is to be carried out by the DDHA and will involve in depth research into the role of the Dragoons in WW1 and the men that are named on the memorial. As the men were recruited from all over South and West Yorkshire it would be a huge help if you could publicise our project as we are hoping to gather as much information as possible and contact as many of the surviving relatives of the men named with the intention of having a rededication of the memorial sometime later this or next year.

The research Team can be reached on:- Telephone 01302 868774

Email johnadam1@talktalk.net

Contact can also be made through Doncaster Local Studies Library

Telephone 01302 73 4307

Thank you

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Ypres in 1917

BRINGING THEM HOME: Volunteers help reunite communities with Doncaster First World War heroes

Following over 4,000 hours of detective work by Doncaster 1914-18 project volunteers and history societies, the ‘missing people’ of Doncaster’s First World War are being brought home to the communities where they lived and worked, in a new series of free trails and touring exhibitions visiting over 125 community venues across the borough over the next six months.

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Wonder Woman in UK cinemas from June 1. 2017 Warner Bros. Ent. All Rights Reserved. TM &  DC Comics

WIN: Wonder Woman film merchandise goody bags

To celebrate the release of Wonder Woman - in cinemas today, June 1 - Warner Bros. Pictures have teamed up with us to offer you the chance to win exclusive film merchandise.

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VIDEO: Bride of Frankenstein and Hollywood Oscar winning wedding dresses at Cannon Hall in Barnsley

Wedding dresses don't come more frightening famous than the one worn by the bride of Frankenstein - now on show in South Yorkshire.
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Historic Domesday exhibition opens at Lincoln Castle

Historic Domesday exhibition opens at Lincoln Castle

One of the most important documents in English history has gone on display at Lincoln Castle.

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Take a step back in time with the ‘Fabulous Forties’ event in Haxey

Taking a step back in time and experiencing how we used to live are a group of Isle residents and musicians later this month.

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St Andrew's Church in Epworth

Discover castles and manors project at Isle open day

The Isle of Axholme and Hatfield Chase Landscape Partnership is holding an opening day on Saturday June 3 at St Andrew’s Church in Epworth to highlight the castles and manors project.

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