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In the Saddle: Practice makes perfect....

Well, as many of you know I've had the pleasure of owning my spotty Appaloosa 'Haverlands Sully Fire' from around six months old and he's been out doing his first showing class from eleven and a half months old.

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Column: Relentless battle to breastfeed

Column: Relentless battle to breastfeed

Relentless versus Rewarding are my two very different perspectives of breastfeeding.

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Jo McBride, from Sprotbrough, with daughter Freya

My View: Tot is fighting back from rare disease

Some childhood illnesses can be difficult to diagnose as many doctors have never seen some of the rarer ones.

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ANTIQUES COLUMN: The popularity of collecting vesta cases

Smoking is bad for your health and it is many many years since I last had the unbelievable joy of smoking my pipe.

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Grand Central: Kept buzzing - to infirmity and beyond!

That’s me pictured above. On the left. Just to be clear. Seen right is reason for this column, my great granddaughter. ​Not third generation, you understand. But my granddaughter. Who’s great. And grand. In true Tyke terminology.

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Dr David Crichton with fellow walkers

Column: Walking yourself to fitness and health

This month I’ve joined nearly 30 colleagues at the clinical commissioning group in stepping out to support the Walk All Over Cancer campaign to raise money for Cancer Research UK.

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Anita and April

In the Saddle: Truly one for the bucket list

Well, it's always good to have some goals in life and a bucket list to tick things off. After all, everyone needs something to aim for and in the world of horses this is just as important.

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Column: Time to take toys from boys

Column: Time to take toys from boys

Boys and their toys, eh. That was my immediate thought when I heard that former Top Gear presenter, Richard Hammond had crashed his car yet again.

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Anita Plant, left, and David at the knit and natter group

Column: Helping to make the best use of sight

Thousands of Doncaster people are affected by low-vision, but you can make the best use of poor eyesight if it’s managed properly.

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Antiques Column: Chamber music was a private affair

Antiques Column: Chamber music was a private affair

We have just returned from a holiday on the Emerald Isle. A wonderful place which over the years has produced many wonderful things including Guinness and my gorgeous Irish wife, although not necessarily in that order.

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Column: Hats off to how brave bobbies responded

Column: Hats off to how brave bobbies responded

I was leaving a gig in London with 80,000 other people last Saturday night when I missed a call and text on my mobile phone.

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Antiques Column: Tea was a great novelty to people

Antiques Column: Tea was a great novelty to people

Tea was introduced to Europe from China with the expansion of trade in the 17th century and was a great novelty to people used to drinking only beer and posset. Although it was extremely expensive, a pound of tea cost the equivalent to a year’s wage for a maid, it was soon very popular.

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Axholme Tails: What exactly is socialisation?

The same way childhood shapes a child’s brain, puppy-hood shapes a puppy’s brain. Like a child your pup’s early experiences are the foundation of their future.

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COLMUNIST: Women Against State Pension Inequality (WASPI) demonstrate in Sheffield

Are you a woman born in the 1950s?

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COLUMN: Good news for Doncaster patients as GPs are either good or outstanding

The Government’s independent health and social care ‘watchdog’ - the Care Quality Commission (CQC) - has recently finished inspecting all 7,000 GP practices in England and I’m pleased to report that Doncaster is doing well.

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In the Saddle: Carrot cake for birthday boy

In the Saddle: Carrot cake for birthday boy

What a crazy time it has been these last few weeks with our horses. I absolutely love this time of the year. Summer is just around the corner and the competition season is well underway.

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GARDENS: Frost, wind and drought...and maybe some summer sometime

GARDENS: Frost, wind and drought...and maybe some summer sometime

In March I wrote of the dangers of late frosts and the damage they cause.

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In the Saddle: Springing into action....

In the Saddle: Springing into action....

Well, it feels like we are almost heading into summer soon. We've gone from thick, gloopy mud to dry cracked ground like a desert. It's either all or nothing with clay soil. On the plus side the grass is growing and I'll soon be able to spend less on haylage.

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Veronica Clark pictured with her  book, true story 'Stolen Girl'.  Picture: Marie Caley D4426MC

Column: ‘Three Girls’ is just the tip of the iceberg

Five years ago I wrote a book called Stolen Girl. A year later, in January 2013, it was published. The book created a backlash because it was one of the first to be written about the abuse of a white girl by an Asian (mainly Pakistani) grooming gang.

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A Doncaster charity has teamed up with the borough's GPs to launch a pilot programme that aims to help homeless people access GP services.

Column: Health services must be helpful for all

Last week was Equality, Diversity and Human Rights Week and I’ve been finding out what an interesting mix of people make up the more than 300,000 patients who live in Doncaster.

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