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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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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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CITY FOCUS: Nottingham is jam-packed and perfect for a festive visit

CITY FOCUS: Nottingham is jam-packed and perfect for a festive visit

If you like the hustle and bustle of a modern city in the run-up to Christmas, but with all the attractions within walking distance of each other, then Nottingham is right up your street.

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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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COMMUNITY: Misterton Food Bank

COMMUNITY: Misterton Food Bank

Misterton school and churches, and neighbouring churches donated over 50 bags of provisions to Bassetlaw Food Bank after their harvest festivals.

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COMMUNITY: Scotter village treasure hunt

COMMUNITY: Scotter village treasure hunt

Scotter village treasure hunt Sunday, December 17.

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COMMUNITY: All Saints’ Church, Gainsborough

COMMUNITY: All Saints’ Church, Gainsborough

To welcome the Christmas festival, the church invites you to join Gainsborough Choral Society at its year ending concert ‘Carols for All’ at All Saints’ Church, Gainsborough on Saturday, December 9, at 7.30pm.

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COMMUNITY: Walkeringham village hall

COMMUNITY: Walkeringham village hall

Members of the village hall would like to thank everyone who came to its Christmas fair on November 25, stall holders, customers, and helpers.

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Chris Margrave, head gardener at Clumber Park

Clumber Gardener: Hardy plants will give your garden winter colour

Hardy outdoor plants which produce their flowers during the winter are real value for money plants.

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COLUMN: Discover the best of the UK’s nature

Now that the leaves have turned, the temperature has dropped and much-loved programmes such as Autumnwatch and Blue Planet II have returned to our screens - the nation’s love for wildlife has been rekindled and there has never been a better time to get out 
and explore nature at its very 
best.

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Bright winter stems add Christmas colour to your garden

Potted Gardener: Christmas gifts from your winter garden

Your garden gives up some beautiful gifts of its own at this time of year, allowing you to bring the outside into the home with foliage and ‘green’ decorations.

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Rosemary can be grown in a pot in the garden over winter

Potted Gardener: Fresh herbs from the garden throughout the winter

Winter stews and soups taste so much better with fresh herbs .

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Isle siblings launch Christmas appeal for animal rescue

Isle siblings launch Christmas appeal for animal rescue

Three caring Isle youngsters have started their own shoebox appeal - to help animals.

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John Parr performs at the Keepmoat Stadium in the rain on Friday 20th July 2007 (Picture: Malcolm Billingham D3701MB)

Doncaster rocker John Parr is 65 this month

Doncaster’s St Elmo’s Fire star John Parr is still rocking gigs as he turns 65 this month.

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HOROSCOPES: Your weekly stars with Russell Grant

HOROSCOPES: Your weekly stars with Russell Grant

Here’s your weekly horoscopes...

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Chris Margrave, head gardener at Clumber Park

Clumber Gardener: Pay homage to the humble hardy fern

In days gone by the array of glasshouses on country estates like Clumber would often have included a fern house, where the latest introductions from the Victorian fern craze would have been displayed.

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Start putting food out for winter birds to encourage them to your garden

Guest column: November is the time to get the garden ready for winter

November is all about compost and getting everything ready for winter

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Video: How to make Hallowe’en pumpkin lanterns in 5 steps

Every Hallowe’en, pumpkin lanterns can be seen up and down the land, adorning doorsteps and peeking out of windows.

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COMMUNITY: Financial support for over 60s

COMMUNITY: Financial support for over 60s

Financial assistance is available for a specific need, for example disability/mobility aids, or household goods/furniture, for people aged 60 and over, who live in the former Retford rural district area, which includes Misterton.

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