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Council leader welcomes cancelling rip-off credit card charges

Rip-off card charges will soon be history after Ministers act to end these unfair fees for millions of people across the country.

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Victor Fisher after the cabinet meeting

School bus safety fears revealed as Doncaster transport boost announced

Plans to boost school buses have been revealed after concerns were raised over safety on a service in Doncaster

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Concern for residents leads to delay to Doncaster Dome cycle  track plan

Concern for residents leads to delay to Doncaster Dome cycle track plan

Plans to build a 1km long cycle track in the grounds of the Dome leisure centre have hit a delay after complaints from its neighbours.

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The Shimmer estate in Mexborough

Doncaster Shimmer estate to see 16 plots left unbuilt as HS2 spends millions on properties

A string of properties which had been planned along the route of HS2 through Doncaster will be left unbuilt, it has been confirmed.

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Doncaster's Civic Offices

City region rejected as Doncaster looks to join Yorkshire-wide scheme

Plans for a £900m Sheffield city region devolution deal look dead in the water after Doncaster and Barnsley pulled out.

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Action pledge from minister over HS2 route through Mexborough

Rail minister Paul Maynard has pledged to improve relations with Mexborough residents over HS2 plans after attending an 'angry' meeting in the town.

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Children's minister Robert Goodwill with Sheffield Hallam University's vice chancellor Prof Chris Husbands. Picture by Chris Etchells

New scheme to tackle 'patchy' life chances of young people in South Yorkshire

A new programme to boost the prospects of young people in Sheffield and South Yorkshire by encouraging them to stay in school and achieve better exam grades could have a 'transformative impact', its leader has said.
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Plans have been drawn up to reduce the number of empty shops in Doncaster town centre

Masterplan bid to tackle Doncaster's empty shops

More office developments, a smaller main shopping area and tighter planning controls could help revitalise Doncaster town centre, believe bosses.

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Rob Waltham

Consultation on changes to Council Tax support scheme

North Lincolnshire Council is carrying out a consultation with residents to get their views on proposed changes to the Council Tax Support Scheme for 2018/19.

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The Shimmer estate in Mexborough

HS2 to spend millions buying dozens of empty homes on new Yorkshire housing estate

HS2 is to spend millions buying dozens of empty homes on a new Yorkshire housing estate its planned high-speed rail line is due to run through, it can be revealed.
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Jobs and homes could be in the pipeline

12,000 jobs and 4,000 homes hope as Doncaster four year plan revealed

Doncaster could see 12,000 new jobs created and 4,000 new homes built in the next few years, under plans outlined this week.

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Silverwood House, one of St Leger Homes biggest housing blocks

Action plan as Doncaster council housing complaints miss targets

Doncaster's housing bosses are in talks with unions to try to improve how their staff deal with the public.

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MP meets with Prime Minister Theresa May to discuss transport in the north

MP meets with Prime Minister Theresa May to discuss transport in the north

Discussing issues about expanding trade and opening up markets in the European Union was Isle MP Andrew Percy when he paid a visit to the Prime Minister.

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Gritters have already been on the streets of Doncaster

Gritters out on the roads in Doncaster

It may only be September - but the gritters are already been on on the streets of Doncaster.

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Talks aimed at averting a future bin strike have made 'limited progress'

'Limited progress' on talks to avert Doncaster bin strikes

Union bosses say talks to avert the treat of a Doncaster bin strike have made 'limited progress'.

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Council to introduce extended powers to deal with anti-social behaviour

North Lincolnshire Council is proposing to introduce extended powers to deal with anti-social behaviour. Working with Humberside Police and other partners, the council is seeking your views on a new Public Space Protection Order (PSPO).

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A man arrested in Doncaster town centre

Ten commandments plan to stop Doncaster town centre chugging, begging and breaking into parking meters

Officials have drawn up proposals for 10 Doncaster commandments in a bid to tackle antisocial behaviour in the borough's town centre.
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Care leavers could be exempt from Council Tax in Doncaster, under plans by Doncaster Council, based at the Civic Offices.

Doncaster Council axes council tax for young care leavers

Doncaster Council is expected become the first authority in Yorkshire to waive council tax for young adults leaving its care.

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Doncaster Children's Service  staff

How Doncaster's children's services were turned around

Major falls in sickness levels and less dependence of agency staff are a sign of improvement in Doncaster's children's services, reckon bosses.

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Housing crackdown and more police planned for Doncaster trouble spot

Tough action to crackdown on problems of crime and nuisance behaviour in a former Doncaster pit town are in the pipeline, officials have revealed.

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