The Great Exhibition of 1851 was one of the most successful things to happen in Victorian England and has influenced many styles and manufacturing processes.
Mid to late 30’s? Well, don’t bother shopping at Zara anymore because it seems you are too old. A recent study of Zara customers found that women tend to stop ‘interacting’ with the brand after the age of 33.
Having television and internet provides us with a great source of information and advice. We can get ideas on anything from how to clean our windows to technical tips on our phones or computers.
One of the most heart-warming and beneficial results of the Brexit vote is the eventual extinction of the 73 UK MEPs. Most of them remained completely unknown to the general public and of the few who made any sort of impact there was little benefit or advantage for their constituents.
Home security is low on the agenda of priorities for most people when it comes to moving house, a new study has revealed.
Some 2,716 Doncaster residents have been diagnosed with dementia and we estimate that, for a borough our size, a further 875 people will have the disease but have yet to be identified.
I have always thought that an ideal subject for a new collector would be the charming Hummel figures of children.
One of the most heart-breaking sights had to be 83 year-old farmer Kenneth Hugill, who wept openly on court steps after being cleared of GBH. He’d been put on trial after shooting a convicted burglar he thought was stealing diesel from his farm. But the jury took just 24 minutes to clear him of the charge, which has so far cost him £30,000 to fund his own defence. The pensioner, who has had two hip replacements and a heart-bypass operation, was arrested and fingerprinted after he shot Richard Stables, 44, in the foot outside his isolated farmhouse in Wilberfoss, near York. But a common-sense jury at Hull Crown Court cleared him. Following the trial, his family said the farm had been surrounded by armed police and a helicopter after police wrongly believed they were holding a hostage more than 15 hours after the shooting. This is even more bizarre given the fact it was Mr Hugill’s son who alerted police. Afterwards, his family criticised both the police and the Crown Prosecution Service for their decision to prosecute an 83 year-old man defending his own home. Mr Hugill said: “I pulled the trigger because I thought that car was going to kill me.” He told the court he was ‘petrified’ when the Land Rover had ‘revved up’ without lights and set off towards him in the early hours. He fired two shots – one to the side of the car and another in the air - to frighten the occupants away. But Stables was hit in the foot. He was taken to hospital by his friend Adrian Barron, a seasoned criminal with convictions for burglary and violence. Mr Stables suffered serious injuries but survived and gave evidence as a prosecution witness. Mr Hugill, who had never been in trouble with the law, was charged and put on trial. The prosecution argued “whether it was reasonable for Mr Hugill to act the way he did”. The court heard how Stables, who said he'd been lamping, gave three different versions of how he’d suffered his shotgun injuries, eventually admjust. But the police and CPS decided there was sufficient evidence to prosecute the 83 year-old, who had to hobble into the witness box. In my book, it is the police and CPS who should hang their heads in shame. Surely our already over-stretched justice system could be put to better use trying to keep those who actually pose a real risk to the public off the streets.
Did you ever hear the story about the boy that cried wolf? Well, it seems in Doncaster we may have had a similar type of wolf amongst our midst in the shape of austerity, which has resulted in the loss of countless of jobs, destroyed many lives of good people, privatised care homes, made massive cuts to vital services, and to top it all off we are now being told to pay extra in our Council tax.
Doctors like me are very good at giving health guidance to our patients but sometimes we need a prod to make sure we also apply that advice ourselves, as I recently found out.
Isle Choral Society present John Stainer’s The Crucifixtion at St Andrew’s Church in Epworth on Sunday, April 2, from 7pm.
A Brexit inspired recital written for 28 pianos - one for each member of the European Union - hopes to hit the right notes with Remain supporters when it gets its world premiere this weekend in Yorkshire.
Sex Is On Fire chart-toppers Kings Of Leon will rock Sheffield Arena this summer and we are giving you the chance to win tickets and meet the band.
Jimi Hendrix, Eric Clapton and BB King trip off the tongue when asked to name the greatest guitar players of all time - but make way for Joe Bonamassa!
A Brexit inspired piano concert will get its world premiere with a free public performance in Yorkshire - but we are giving you an exclusive preview on Facebook Live.
A team of rough sleeping ‘navigators’ is set to hit Doncaster’s streets to help the town’s growing homeless population.
A boy, aged four, vanished from a Doncaster shopping centre and boarded a bus bound for Rotherham.2 comments
Controversial plans for affordable homes in Balby look set to get the go-ahead tomorrow.
A Rotherham busker has swapped the streets of Doncaster to performing in front of millions of people on the Ellen DeGeneres Show after shooting to fame on Youtube.3 comments
Condolences and tributes from across the footballing community have poured in following the death of a beloved Sheffield coach.3 comments
It has been truly capital idea to invest in family-friendly London trips as long as city breaks have been a "thing".
World class museums, iconic landmarks and fantastic attractions - London has to be one of the best places parents with young children could wish to visit.
In an industry first, Virgin Trains East Coast has extended its six-month booking horizon to include weekends as well as weekdays for summer months for the entire regional line.
At Doncaster Sheffield Airport - the world’s your oyster!2 comments
"In a land far, far away" sounded suspiciously like a Disney franchise trailer.