Nostalgia monthly round-up April 1994

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DONCASTER Regeneration Partnership unveils a new five-year strategy to attract £100 million of investment to the borough which it is hoped will improve living standards, create 80,000 new jobs and secure the town city status.

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DETECTIVES were investigating a series of armed robberies in the borough. Raids on post offices in Sunnyfields and Campsall, where a substantial amount of money was taken in both incidents were among the most recent hold-ups.

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THREE rabbits belonging to the late Balby-based animal expert Gerald Coley started bonking on live TV when they were set down together on This Morning. Gerald had warned not to allow the rabbits to be on screen together but show bosses had insisted.

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THE European Commission approves Enterprise Zone status for parts of the Dearne Valley affected by colliery closures. Sites approved the status which would offer incentives to companies to locate to the area included 35 acres in Denaby Lane.

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BARNSLEY bitter returned to Doncaster for the first time in 23 years. Jim Green pulled the first pint at The Ye Olde Crown in Greyfriars Road.

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THE Dons won promotion to the top division of the Rugby Football League, then the Stones Bitter Division One, for the first time in their 42-year history.

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NEARLY 1,050 homeowners were awaiting or their council tax bills to be reviewed after claiming they had been placed in the wrong banding.

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POLICE and Doncaster Council announced a £1 million to install CCTV. Pubs, subways, car parks, banks and other businesses would be monitored by the cameras which would feed back to police headquarters,

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RETAILER Comet was selling three disc multiplay Aiwa hi-fi systems for the knocked down price of £749.99, £50 lower than its usual trade price.

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COLLIERIES in the area went up for grabs as British Coal started a sell-off. Pits included in the sale included Maltby, Harworth, Goldthorpe and Thorne.

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THE British Bulldog, of WWF fame, drew in the crowds to The Dome for an evening of wrestling. Along with tag-tem partner Tony Stewart the pair saw off the challenge of Killer Karl Kramer and Tokyo Kami Kasi.