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New walking strategy to tackle obesity given go-ahead

Councillors unanimously approved a proposal to 'Get Doncaster Walking' saying it was "one of the best reports" the cabinet had seen.

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Artists' impression of the new Wool Market

Council say Doncaster's declining markets could be "best in North" after £7.3m boost

Doncaster Council have secured £7.3 million to bring life back into the markets which have been losing footfall.
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Bin men in action in Doncaster

Apology as bin complaints in Doncaster double under new collections deal

Complaints over Doncaster's bin collections have nearly doubled after a new system was brought in this year.

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Demolition work well underway to create new homes for people with dementia

Demolition work is well under way at the former Intermediate Care Home on Warwick Road in Scunthorpe – to make way for a proposed unique extra care scheme that will see 25 new two-bed apartments built for people with dementia – in a £4.5 investment. The first of its kind in the area.

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Council overspend by £2.5 million but 'we're doing a pretty good job', says finance officer

Council overspend by £2.5 million but 'we're doing a pretty good job', says finance officer

Doncaster Council has overspent by £2.5 million but the local authority is doing a 'pretty good job', according to its chief finance officer.

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'70,000 Doncaster adults' take part in less than 30 minutes of exercise a week', report claims

'70,000 Doncaster adults' take part in less than 30 minutes of exercise a week', report claims

Nearly £400,000 has been signed off to spend on increasing 'persistently low levels' of exercise among Doncaster residents.

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Commission calls for Doncaster kids in poverty to get 'free or discounted travel'

A Government advisory committee is calling on Doncater Council to implement a raft of new measures to help children in poverty.
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£272,000 spend on 'failing lights' at Doncaster Council's Civic Office building

£272,000 spend on 'failing lights' at Doncaster Council's Civic Office building

A sum of £272,000 has been signed off to spend on 'failing' lights within Doncaster Council's Civic Office building.
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Intake Booze on Sandringham Road. Picture: Doncaster Free Press/Marie Caley

Doncaster shop which lost alcohol licence after selling illicit cigarettes applies to sell booze again

A Doncaster shop which was stripped of its alcohol licence after being found with illicit cigarettes has asked the council to sell booze again.
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Sheffield City Region cash handed to Doncaster for town centre regeneration

Two Doncaster town centre streets have received a cash boost in a bid to rejuvenate the area.
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Council continues fight against fraud

In North Lincolnshire Council’s latest Annual Fraud Report 2017/18 it highlights the work being done to tackle and reduce fraud in North Lincolnshire.

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Doncaster Council Town ward by-election: The candidates in full

Doncaster Council Town ward by-election: The candidates in full

Residents in the Town ward on Doncaster Council will head to the polls on June 14 to elect a new councillor.

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Sheffield City Region: Funding granted for Doncaster film and television studio

Sheffield City Region: Funding granted for Doncaster film and television studio

Grant funding for a new film and television studios, to be built on the site of the former Doncaster College site has been agreed by the Sheffield City Region Combined Authority

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Lord Mayor Magid Magid and Sheffield to The Somme supporters

Sheffield’s new Lord Mayor Magid is swapping his chains of office for a bike chain

Sheffield’s new Lord Mayor is swapping his chains of office for a bike chain – to raise money to commemorate the city’s war heroes in an epic bike ride.

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Highways bosses implement parking restrictions in Doncaster village despite objections

Highways bosses implement parking restrictions in Doncaster village despite objections

Highways bosses have extended double yellow lines along a Doncaster village road despite objections from a residents.

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Have your say on new leisure centre for Crowle

Work is progressing well on the brand new Crowle Leisure Centre and the next stage is finding out residents views on what it offers.

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Councillors to discuss plans to slash 50,000 missed hospital appointments missed in Doncaster

Councillors to discuss plans to slash 50,000 missed hospital appointments missed in Doncaster

Ten of thousands of hospital appointments are missed every year at hospitals across Doncaster, a council report has shown.

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Doncaster Council spend £25,000 on Hull UK City of Culture consultancy team

Doncaster Council spend £25,000 on Hull UK City of Culture consultancy team

Doncaster Council has paid £25,000 to bring in the team who coordinated Hull's UK City of Culture masterplan.

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Mary Wilson, widow of former Prime Minister Harold Wilson, dies aged 102

Jeremy Corbyn has led tributes to Mary Wilson, widow of former Labour prime minister Harold Wilson, after her death aged 102.

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New regulations approved to combat crime and anti-social behaviour from troublesome Doncaster HMOs

New regulations approved to combat crime and anti-social behaviour from troublesome Doncaster HMOs

Cabinet members on Doncaster Council have approved plans to crack down on a steep rise in the number of shared houses that attract anti-social behaviour.

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