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Have your say at council surgery

Residents in Misterton can air any concerns about the area and ask questions at a councillors surgery event tomorrow.

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Mick Glynn, pictured by a Pot Hole on Hatfield High Street. Picture: Marie Caley Pot Holes MC 3

Hundreds of potholes must be filled in Doncaster's roads for Tour de Yorkshire

Hundreds of potholes have been put on a list to be filled across Doncaster to bring the roads up to standard for the Tour de Yorkshire later this year.

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Ashley Highfield, Johnston Press chief executive, in the newsroom of The Yorkshire Post.

Ashley Highfield: The House of Lords is risking the future of local newspapers

THIS week the Prime Minister announced a review into the health of the news media, including the regional and local press.
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Mexborough Day Centre, Harlington Road.  (Picture: CHRIS BULL S1023CB)

Major list of repairs blamed for closure of Doncaster community building

Local politicians have blamed a major list of repairs for the closure of a community building in Mexborough - but say its users have been given alternative sites to use.

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MP Gill Furniss and a veteran launch the campaign.

'More is known about the Jedi than armed forces community' - Sheffield MP

A Sheffield MP is backing a campaign to map the size and scale of the armed forces community - after claiming more is known about the fictional 'Jedi' religion in Star Wars.

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Trevor Mason

New appointment to St Leger Homes board in Doncaster

Local housing provider St Leger Homes of Doncaster is pleased to announce that it has appointed Trevor Mason as a new independent member of its board.

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Professor Vanessa Toulmin.

NORTHERN LIGHTS: How much further do we have to go to for equal rights for women?

February 6 marks the centenary of The Representation of the People Act being passed through the Houses of Parliament and receiving Royal assent.

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Tom Gilbert, Jamie McDonnell Foundation co-ordinator and Jamie McDonnell, pictured at the Doncaster Free Press Youth Services Round Table event held at The Dome. Picture: Marie Caley NDFP Round Table MC 2

Boxing champion's foundation bid to help Doncaster youngsters

Doncaster's World Boxing champion is turning helping Doncaster's youngsters into his next big fight.

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Richard Caborn (left) with Sheffield councillor Jack Scott

'I'll bring buses back under public control' says South Yorkshire mayoral contender

One of the contenders to become South Yorkshire's first elected mayor has vowed to bring buses back under public control if he wins.

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Auckley residents Veronica Dobson, Robert Mee and David Fishwick, are angry over traffic arrangements for a planned extension to the Yorkshire Wildlife Park, in Doncaster

Residents demand crossing in Auckley

Angry Auckley residents are demanding action to make their roads safer after the expansion of the Yorkshire Wildlife Park.

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Doncaster Children's Services Trust. Left to right  Fanso Maria, young advisor; Paul Moffat, chief executive; Rebecca Koole, young advisor; and Mica Ferrol, young advisor.
Picture: Doncaster Children's Services Trust

How Doncaster children's services transformed from unsatisfactory to good

To see how Doncaster children's services have changed recently, you can ask the people who provide the boots on the ground.

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Councillor Magid Magid.

Deputy Lord Mayor of Sheffield rules himself out of running to become Sheffield City Region mayor

The Deputy Lord Mayor of Sheffield has ruled himself out of the running to become Sheffield City Region mayor.

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Mayor of Doncaster Ros Jones

Doncaster leaders would lobby for South Yorkshire Mayor supporting borough's Yorkshire-wide plans

Doncaster's political leadership will press for a South Yorkshire mayoral candidate who will back the borough leaving to join a single Yorkshire.

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Rob Waltham

Tell council what you think about open spaces, sport and recreation facilities

Residents are being asked to share their views on North Lincolnshire’s existing open spaces, sport and recreation facilities to help shape future plans.

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Runners out on the 5k course at the Doncaster parkrun session at Sandall Park. Money is to be put into getting more people active

Doncaster to get millions of pounds to help deal with 'inactivity crisis'

Millions of pounds are to be ploughed into getting Doncaster residents more physically active through a Sport England pilot scheme to deal with an 'inactivity crisis'.

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Ongo staff.  Photograph by Richard Walker / www.imagenorth.net

Ongo shortlisted for three housing awards

Ongo has been shortlisted for three awards in the Tpas northern region awards, which will be announced on Friday March 16.

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Richard Hannigan

Council sets out new plan to reduce CO2 emissions further

North Lincolnshire Council is to adopt a new Carbon Management Plan to reduce its carbon footprint more. As part of this, a target to reduce CO2 emissions by 25 per cent over the next five years has been set – a potential cost saving of £4m.

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VIDEO: Evil spirits, possessions and black magic - welcome to the Sheffield mosque providing Islamic exorcisms

A woman writhes around in uncontrollable pain on the floor while screaming for an evil spirit to leave her soul.

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The panel at our round table at The Dome on activities for youngsters

30 new youth clubs on the way for Doncaster and more to follow

Doncaster has got 30 new youth clubs on the way under a new scheme - and more to follow.

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Government minister Nadhim Zahawi with staff and young people from Doncaster Children's Services Trust

Major turnaround revealed as Doncaster children's services rated as 'good'

Less then three years ago, Doncaster's children's services were seen as failing - but today they are rated by officials as good
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