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My View: No one should have to face cancer alone

It’s good to talk, but for many people with cancer it’s not as easy as it seems, as Macmillan Cancer Support has found.

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Column: Feeding your pet to best thrive

Column: Feeding your pet to best thrive

How do you chose your commercial dog food and treats? It may be for its name, appearance, packaging, recommendation, marketing, price or convenience.

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Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn and Ed Miliband  arrived in Doncaster this afternoon on the EU referendum campaign trail. Picture: Stephanie Bateman

Straight Talking: We need to implement Brexit immediately

Six months have passed since Independence Day when the British people voted to leave the European Union. In the process they passed a vote of no confidence in a political elite clearly out of touch with the views and aspirations of electors.

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Column: Beware of the many pitfalls of Facebook

Column: Beware of the many pitfalls of Facebook

It seems everyone’s a critic these days. You just have to log onto Twitter or Facebook to see folk spouting their opinions all over the place, many of them unfounded and unsubstantiated. But if you read it on Facebook then it must be true, isn’t it? I write a weekly column for a series of newspapers, but unlike most folk, I’ve received training in what I can and can’t legally say. Also, every word I write is checked over before it appears in print, but the internet gives free rein to all sort of numpties who think they can say whatever they like and it will go unchecked. Let me tell you, it doesn’t. I'm all for free speech (after all, I’ve been a journalist for 28 years) but some things are strictly out of bounds. Everyone has the power to speak freely, but with that everyone needs to write and post responsibly. So, in order not to land yourself in hot water and whole heap legal trouble, here’s my handy cut out and keep guide:

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In the Saddle: Feeling dotty over my spotty..............

My birthday is on Christmas Eve and I've always insisted that I have separate birthday and Christmas presents, taking offence with people who send me a Christmas card with 'P.S Happy birthday' written on it...until now that is.

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Antiques Column with Michael Dowse: How ceramic works branched out

Antiques Column with Michael Dowse: How ceramic works branched out

The Carlton Works was established in 1890 by James Frederick Wiltshaw and James Alcock Robinson.

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My View: Doncastrians provide hearty meal for residents

My View: Doncastrians provide hearty meal for residents

Community spirit in a neighbourhood is a key element of a caring society and I’ve recently seen a great example of Doncastrians looking after their fellow residents by preparing them a hearty meal every month.

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Anita and her young foal look forward to spring

New year, new shoulder!

Happy new year everyone! I can’t believe we are already into 2017. Hopefully we shall see the start of lighter nights soon too.

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COLUMN: The social benefits of a January digital detox

COLUMN: The social benefits of a January digital detox

I’ve gone cold turkey.

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Dr Jack Czauderna

HEALTH: The NHS is seriously underfunded

This is dedicated to all those who are working in our seven day NHS over the Christmas period.

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Call Centre worker

Column: How to keep everyone happy in workplace

It is becoming less practical for any organisation to measure productivity simply with numbers or to hold everyone on one team to the same standard.

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Chief Constable Stephen Watson

Column: Have a great time but stay safe

Many of you will be winding down and looking forward to a well-earned break and precious time with your families, but the festive season is one of the busiest times of the year for the emergency services.

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My View, Dr David Crichton: Progress in the battle against cancer

My View, Dr David Crichton: Progress in the battle against cancer

Most of us have been, or will be, touched by cancer in some way, either personally or by someone we know being diagnosed with the disease.

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Sparrowhawk by Ray Sykes

Wild Side: Snippets of winter wildlife

Standing in the car park of our local gym one late afternoon, I had a wonderful view of an urban grey heron as it drifted over to drop down to the River Sheaf. In a more rural setting, Ray Sykes of Todwick noted a heron coming down to their garden pond. Attempts to fish were thwarted ‘due to protection around pond (as per RSPB recommendations!)’. This was a few weeks back and Ray also explained that, ‘We still have an active hedgehog despite the cold nights’. More recently, Ray emailed a super picture of a sparrowhawk posed in the garden – not bad at all! Can you beat that I wonder?

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My View, Dr David Crichton: Doncaster becoming more dementia friendly

My View, Dr David Crichton: Doncaster becoming more dementia friendly

Doncaster continues its progress to be a Dementia Friendly borough and many individuals, organisations and businesses are playing their part in making it happen.

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In the Saddle: Competing is very sociable

In the Saddle: Competing is very sociable

We had a lovely time a few weeks ago when we competed in showjumping at a local venue in Sykehouse. It's always good to get my horse out as usually I focus everything on my daughter and her pony.

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Antiques Column: Canterbury tales and tribulations

Antiques Column: Canterbury tales and tribulations

The Canterbury, in the most basic terms, is a low, open-top piece of furniture with partitions or slats for storing sheet music, often made with additional storage in the bottom in the form of a drawer – or, in modern terms, a magazine rack.

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Her Majesty The Queen.

Column: Royals should pay their own repair bill

Thousands of people have signed an online petition calling for the Royal family to pay for the £369 million repairs to Buckingham Palace themselves. At risk of being thrown in the tower along with the 120,000 others who have signed it, I say hear, hear.

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Donald Trump

Column: Time to champion the politics of fairness

When Martin Luther King made that infamous speech “I have a dream” I'm sure he did not envisage Donald Trump in the White House. This is a man who I have found to be abhorrent, racist, and spewed some of the vilest language towards women that I have ever heard in my life.

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