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My View, Mel Hewitt: Andrew is writing a new chapter in his life

As anyone who glances from time to time at this column knows, I’m mad about books.

Tour de Yorkshire. The cyclists ride to the finish at Scarborough's North Bay. pic Richard Ponter 151726a

My View, Bobbie Roberts: Showcasing what our town does best

It would be quite impossible to write about Doncaster this week without mentioning the Tour De Yorkshire.

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Mountain rescue team celebrates 60 years of saving lives in the Peak District

They risk their lives to save others, they work in the rain, snow and hail and yet everything they do they do for free.

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FEATURE: The journey your water really takes to your taps

Have you ever wondered why a cup of tea tastes so different when you visit a friend’s house?

Lars Petter Nordhaug (Team Sky) wins the opening stage at the Tour de Yorkshire in Scarborough.  Picture Bruce Rollinson

My View, Dr David Crichton: Let the tour help you get on your bike

Bikes are appearing in all kinds of places across Doncaster and it’s a great sight.

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Column: Confessions of a BHS shopper

‘Now where will I go for plain dye cotton towels?’ was my first – admittedly odd – response to the potential demise of BHS. There, I’ve outed myself as a BHS shopper.

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Column: Don’t despair if you don’t get your first choice school

As a parent you make numerous decisions for your children when they are young from what they are going to wear, eat and what time they go to bed. Yet one of the biggest decisions, which school they will attend, is ultimately made by someone else.

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Columnist, Veronica Clark: Plastic . . . but not fantastic!

A mother and daughter who have spent over £60,000 on perfecting their looks are to star in a new show called My Mum’s Hotter Than Me. The show, to be aired on Channel 5 (where else), follows different stories of parents trying to compete with their children. In particular, it features mum and daughter duo, Georgina and Kayla Clarke who are both plastic surgery fanatics. Their skin is orange, their fake boobs pneumatic, and their lips so ridiculous that they look as though they’ve been pumped up with air at the petrol station. They think they look amazing, but they must have a different mirror at home because the words spec and savers spring to mind. The pair, who turn heads but only for the wrong reason, are so hooked that Kayla began plotting her first breast enlargement at just 11. Whilst most children dream of playing with Barbie dolls, Kayla wanted to look like one. As she grew, the former tomboy began to model herself on her idol, Katie Price. She not only had her boobs enlarged from a C cup to a G, she also shelled out on semi-permanent make-up and regular sessions on the sun bed to turn her skin the colour of creosote. Katie was her inspiration, but if I were Katie Price I’d be gutted because Kayla looks much older than her actual age - 21. But what does her mother think of her daughter’s dramatic transformation? She’s proud. In fact, she’s so happy that she's hopped on-board the plastic fantastic surgery train after Kayla suggested she get her lips done. Now it seems there’s no stopping them. Despite spending around £60,000 on their transformations so far, Kayla craves even more surgery, including another boob job, a nose job, liposuction and fat transfer, and a Brazilian butt lift.

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Guest columnist, Nadeem Murtuja: ‘You’ve stripped us of everything’ resonates

“You have stripped us of everything: the rich have got richer, and the poor have got poorer” – these words reverberated not just amongst the entire Question Time audience at The Dome but literally in every Doncaster household affected by austerity.

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Today’s columnist, Claire Hanley-Öpik: Nature’s bounty is delicious and free

I love foraging. Partially because of blackberry crumble, but mostly as a frugal opportunist who hates waste.

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Sandall Park Fake Festival joins in 10th anniversary celebrations

Sandall Park Fake Festival makes a welcome return on May 7 to celebrate the 10th anniversary UK tour

Yes and Imagine drummer Alan White. Photo Glenn Gottlieb.

AUDIO: I recorded Imagine with Lennon, recounts Yes drummer Alan White ahead of Sheffield gig

Imagine...being in the same studio as John Lennon when The Beatles legend recorded his classic solo signature hit and possibly greatest musical gift to the world. 1 comment

The Treatment's latest album Generation Me

PREVIEW: The Treatment to rock Sheffield and Leeds with new album UK tour

The Treatment are set to rock Sheffield then Leeds as part of a UK tour to promote new album Generation Me.

Say Hello to Lionel Richie backstage at Sheffield Arena on Wednesday, June 22.

WIN: Say Hello...meet Lionel Richie backstage at Sheffield Arena

Want to say Hello to singing superstar Lionel Richie backstage at Sheffield Arena?

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Bars & Melody.

Tickets to see BGT stars Bars and Melody go on sale

Pop stars Bars and Melody are set to perform later this year.

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‘Real Yorkshirewomen’ to star on Tour de Yorkshire podium

Two Yorkshire businesswomen will be handing out prizes to Tour de Yorkshire stage winners this weekend after being hand-picked by Sir Gary Verity.

South Yorkshire Round Table group wants to become largest and most adventurous in Britain

Penistone Round Table wants to become the largest and most adventurous in Britain.

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Queen’s Award for South Yorkshire Scouts

Scouts from South Yorkshire met international adventurer Chief Scout, Bear Grylls at a ceremony at Windsor Castle.

Paul Merson signs for Legends

Paul Merson's Doncaster Legends charity goal

The Eve Merton Dreams Trust have confirmed the signing of popular ex Arsenal and England midfielder, turned television pundit, Paul Merson to the Legends team at this year’s Charity Legends Football Match on Saturday June 18, sponsored by Minster Law.

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The region is ready to welcome the tour

The region is a hive of activity as the Tour De Yorkshire prepares to head our way on its all-important second leg this Saturday.

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Sheffield railway station

Major delays at Sheffield station until 9pm after rush hour travel chaos

Passengers are facing delays until 9pm tonight after a signalling problem caused Bank Holiday travel chaos at Sheffield station.

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The final countdown - 99 days until the Rio Olympics

It’s just 99 days until the first Olympic Games to be held in South America take place in Rio de Janeiro.

Whitby has been named one of the UK's top five hottest tourist destinations

Revealed: The UK’s top tourist destinations

Yorkshire destinations are among the UK’s top five tourist hotspots for 2016.

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Stag do

Modern grooms prefer spa day to stag night

More than a third of men would rather go for a SPA DAY on a Stag Do than a rowdy drinking session, new figures show.

Is love about to blossom aboard a Sheffield bus?

Romantic Sheffield woman searching for "hot" bus hunk slammed as stalker and homewrecker

A lovestruck Sheffield woman who launched an appeal to find a "Hot Italian looking guy" she sat next to on a rush hour bus has been slammed as a stalker and homewrecker.

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