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REVIEW: Here's another nice show you've gotten me into!

How else to start Laurel and Hardy homage review than by quoting - correctly without erroneous "fine" - arguably knockabout kings' catchiest catchphrase.
Theatre and Comedy
Ten Things

Top Ten Things To Do w/c August 17

Looking for something to do this week?

News
Late breaks await

Be a better booker of impromptu breaks

Last minute holiday hop tips, courtesy of LateRooms experts, explain how to make most of eleventh hour escapes.
Travel
Antiques Column: Modelled for maximum cuteness

Antiques Column: Modelled for maximum cuteness

Wade Whimsies are endearing animal subjects, modelled for maximum cuteness. 
At only 5.4cms their size added to their charm.

Opinion
Column: Customer service with a snarl, not a smile

Column: Customer service with a snarl, not a smile

Customer service, eh? More like service with a snarl! As the old adage goes, the customer is always right. Wrong! We're never right. In fact, we’re wrong to assume that customer service actually means what it says. I've been bitten twice in the past week by appalling customer service. In fact, it seems to me that good customer service is as rare as hen's teeth. My first brush was a missed delivery, so I contacted the company to arrange a drop-off at one of its collection points. Bizarrely, this was a chemist. The woman (I use the term loosely, she was actually a dragon!) refused to give me the parcel, a birthday present from my friend, because my mate had written a daft name – V Ron Ica - on the front as a joke. However, the fire-breather didn't have a sense of humour. She insisted that, because it didn't match the name on my driving licence, I couldn’t collect my own parcel, even though I’d produced my address, photographic ID and a special ‘collection’ barcode sent to me by the company. In the end, I had to phone the company myself (she was far too busy, serving one other customer!) I then put it on loud speaker (partly to wind her up more) and explained the whole ridiculous situation. It told her (still on loudspeaker) to stop being so daft and give me my parcel.

Opinion
Doncaster Pride event gets underway with a parade around the town centre

Column: Doncaster Pride is important for all of us

The team behind the hugely successful Doncaster Pride is putting the finishing touches to the eleventh event, taking place 19th August in Sir Nigel Gresley Square.

Opinion
Top Ten

Things to do this week

Pick of things to do w/c August 11

News
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REVIEW: Be ethical while being active with Sundried

Saving an old T shirt for the gym is a thing of the past, your gym wardrobe can now help make your workout easier, with sweat wicking materials which work with you - rather than against you.

Outdoors
Family: Why children’s one-liners are the best read

Family: Why children’s one-liners are the best read

As children make their journey through life, it is sometimes easy to overlook the milestones that really matter.

News 2
Margaret Herbert

Margaret Herbert: These are a few of my favourite things

Doncaster born, bred and educated, Margaret has long been a lover of the town and borough, particularly its historic buildings and theatrical heritage.

Doncaster
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COLUMNIST: Painting a picture of Lady Denham - the scandal and her demise

This painting, currently on display in Graves Gallery, depicts Margaret Brooke, Lady Denham (1647-67).

Nostalgia
David Rose

Only weeks left to claim 30 hours free childcare for September

Thirty hours free childcare is available for three and four year olds of working families from next month, but parents must apply before 31 August 2017 to receive funding from this September.

News
The train now leaving Doncaster ...

FAST TRACK: Experience Doncaster to York rail trip ... in 90 seconds!

South Yorkshire commuters can travel fast forward in time to celebrate an inter-city operator's big birthday.
Lifestyle
Baby Bunnies Garden Party

Come and join in the fun at Baby Bunnies garden party

Fun for all the family is on offer at an annual charity garden party.

News
The CQC told BMI The Duchy Hospital in Harrogate that it must improve last October.

Column: Technology boost for patient records

If you’ve had a health problem that has involved seeing different care professionals at different times you’ll know how frustrating it can be in having to recount your medical history to each of them separately.

Opinion
Sheffield Central

Sheffield is key location for new Travelodge hotel - creating 420 new jobs

Major hotel chain Travelodge has announced it’s looking for its sixth site in Sheffield.

Travel
Priceless friendship

You can't put a price on friendship ... or can you?

Yesterday saw National Friendship Day amid new research revealing true cost of such close relationships.
Lifestyle
Antiques Column: Dazzling polka dots and flowers

Antiques Column: Dazzling polka dots and flowers

Born into a middle class family in the Potteries in 1902, Susie Cooper was hardly a typical factory worker. She joined local pottery A E Gray & Co. Ltd. to gain the experience of working in the decorative arts that she required to attend London’s Royal College of Art.

Opinion
GARDENING: It’s time to start cutting back

GARDENING: It’s time to start cutting back

Although it seems like summer has just started, it’s already time to cut back some early flowering perennials such as geraniums, centaurea and oriental poppies to ensure there is plenty of room for other later flowers to do their thing.  

Lifestyle
RETRO: The history of Sheffield cutlery manufacturer family the Nowills

RETRO: The history of Sheffield cutlery manufacturer family the Nowills

This week we trace a city cutlery manufacturer’s family right back to the 1700s.

Nostalgia
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