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Don't take allergies lying down - brand new bouncy anti-allergy bedding is a winner

Slumberdown’s brand new Bouncy Anti-Allergy collection claims to ensure night time allergy sufferers don’t have to take allergies lying down or compromise on comfort.
News
Yorkshire Wildlife Park - a favourite place to visit

Favourite Things: Wildlife Park, walks on the Moors, lamb roasts and Motown

This week, Janet Havenhand, the manager of Arksey St John Ambulance Cadet and Badger Unit, talks about the things that feature in her life.

Lifestyle
An illustration of the new store and car park

Retro feature: 145 Glorious years and counting for Atkinsons of Sheffield

“Still Sheffield’s favourite department store” is the proud boast of Atkinsons, celebrating its 145th year in business this week.

Nostalgia
People in South Yorkshire masturbate more than anyone else in the country. (Photo: Wikipedia).

Frisky South Yorkshire folk masturbate more than anywhere else in country, new sex survey reveals: WARNING: ADULT THEMED CONTENT

Frisky South Yorkshire folk masturbate more than anywhere else in the country, a new sex survey has revealed.
Lifestyle
Families love London

TRAVEL: London retains capital gains for all the family

It has been truly capital idea to invest in family-friendly London trip​s​ as long as city breaks have been ​a "​thing".

Travel
Under starter’s orders for family race tickets in our great competition

Under starter’s orders for family race tickets in our great competition

Hot on the heels of the famous ‘Lincoln’ race meeting is the first family fun day of the 2017 flat season at Doncaster Racecourse.

Lifestyle
Nigel Fisher

New Sheffield homeowners should consider security

Home security is low on the agenda of priorities for most people when it comes to moving house, a new study has revealed.

Lifestyle
Dronfield residents love their town

Sheffield architects’ winning design for Dronfield development set to take shape

Work on a new development in the historic heart of Dronfield is set to begin later this year.

Lifestyle
Admiral nursing team manager Mary Beardsley, centre, with nurses Jo Liversidge, left, and Liz Tomlinson.

Column: Admiral nurses are doing a fantastic job

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.

Opinion
Hummel figures of children

Antiques column: Charm of Hummel

I have always thought that an ideal subject for a new collector would be the charming Hummel figures of children.

Opinion
Wildlife Columnist: Ups and downs of the sparrowhawk

Wildlife Columnist: Ups and downs of the sparrowhawk

I get plenty of messages about sparrowhawks in urban and suburban gardens, with some people blown away to see such spectacular birds so close-to. Others are less happy about garden blue tits predated by hawks.

Lifestyle
Column: Trial was a just a criminal waste of money

Column: Trial was a just a criminal waste of money

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.

Opinion
Doncaster band The Settees, who will be playing at the Sandall Park Fake Festival 2017.

Doncaster bands join line-up at this year’s Fake Festival

Five Doncaster-based bands have been chosen to play alongside the nheadline acts at this year’s Fake Festival.

Music
Doncaster market in the town centre

Column: ‘Put a stop to this Doncaster gravy train’

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.

Opinion
Elbow's Guy Garvey at Doncaster Dome. (Photo: Robin Burns).

LIVE REVIEW: Elbow welcomed with open arms at Doncaster Dome

Losing a band member of more than 25 years standing often leads to acrimony, bitter break-ups and substandard following material.

Lifestyle
Dronfield from above.

Dronfield in demand as the best place to live

When people move to Dronfield to live, they are unlikely to want to leave...

Lifestyle
A wigwam in the room is part of the London Explorer Package at the Royal Garden Hotel

TRAVEL: A perfect weekend stay at family friendly luxury 5 Star Royal Garden Hotel in London

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.

News
David Allen intimidates opponent David Howe with his oversized bulge.

VIDEO AND PICTURES: Doncaster boxer's huge bulge in shorts turns him into gay icon

A Doncaster boxer who intimidated an opponent with a huge, oversized bulge in his pants has become a gay icon.

Lifestyle
Virgin Trains East Coast six-month booking horizon extended to include summer weekends

Virgin Trains offers weekend summer bookings up to six months in advance

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.
Transport
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