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    Friday, August 16, 2019
    World Feeds are pleased to announce the launch of Vita Aqua Feeds (VAF), a new range of unique feed products targeted at cleaner fish in salmon farming - looking to make a huge impact on global aquaculture. Cleaner fish, such as lumpfish and wrasse, are used as a natural and biological solution to maintaining the welfare and environment of farmed salmon. Of course, these vital animals have their ...read more
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    Friday, August 16, 2019
    Doncaster’s Frenchgate Shopping Centre is inspiring shoppers to discover their creative side and share positive messages with loved ones through the launch of its Happiness app. As part of its Happy Movement campaign, Frenchgate is inviting customers to create a free eCard through the app which can be sent with the intention of putting a smile on someone’s face. Users of the app can also choose ...read more
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    Friday, August 16, 2019
    Doncaster-based happiness and wellbeing expert Frederika Roberts, aka 'The Happiness Speaker', is launching a new podcast for teachers to coincide with the start of the new academic year.  The 'For Flourishing's Sake' podcast trailer will be available from 7am Monday 19th August and the podcast will launch on Monday 2nd September at 7am.  It will be available on iTunes, LinkedIn, Twitter, ...read more
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    Wednesday, August 14, 2019
    Local doctors and clinicians are asking Doncaster residents how they can improve emergency and urgent care within the area.   Throughout the past number of years, the Emergency Departments (also known as A&E) at Doncaster Royal Infirmary and Bassetlaw Hospital have experienced a rise in attendance. Highlighting this increase, in June 2019, Doncaster and Bassetlaw Teaching Hospitals (DBTH) cared ...read more
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    Tuesday, August 13, 2019
    Sheffield Hallam University students are enjoying a summer of sporting success as they bring home medals and achieve personal bests.  Kickboxer Trinity Leeson-Rice brought home the bronze for both the team and individual competitions at the European University Games in Zagreb, Croatia recently. Trinity visited Zagreb for the games alongside fellow student Zakir Zaraki who competed in the ...read more
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    Tuesday, August 13, 2019
    Firefighters from Doncaster Sheffield Airport (DSA) are set for a gruelling two-day cycle as they take on the Coast to Coast (C2C) challenge over the weekend of 9-10 September.  The team of sixteen cyclists and two support drivers will aim to raise more than £1,000 for The Children’s Hospital Charity.  DSA is a passionate supporter of the charity, having raised over £30,000 for it since April ...read more
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    Monday, August 12, 2019
    Doncaster’s hospice is looking for businesses to give it a helping hand by supporting local folk who want to take part in fund-raising activities.   Currently anyone wanting to take part in a fund-raising event such as parachute jumping to raise money for the Balby-based St John’s Hospice has to either foot the bill themselves or take the cash out of the money they raise.   Now the hospice is ...read more
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    Friday, August 09, 2019
    Doncaster Clinical Commissioning Group is delighted to receive the top score for its Local Transformation Plan from the NSPCC this year.  The CCG and the Council produce the LTP together and have received top marks from the NSPCC for this Plan every year for the last four years, and is the only area in the country to do so. Dr David Crichton, Chair of NHS Doncaster CCG said: 'We are absolutely ...read more
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    Thursday, August 08, 2019
    A Doncaster actor is joining the crowds to celebrate those in recovery from drug or alcohol issues at the Recovery Games in Hatfield on August 16.Richard Crehan, who portrayed some of the darker sides of addiction and played a character on Coronation Street with an enduring heroin problem, is attending the event to cheer on the competitors taking part in the games. The Recovery Games attracts ...read more
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    Thursday, August 08, 2019
    The Yorkshire Marathon takes place on Sunday 20 October 2019, and The Children’s Air Ambulance wants you to be a part of their crew! A picturesque course taking in the splendour of historic York and surrounding countryside, great personal best potential, exuberant crowds, friendly marshals and an eye-catching finisher’s medal all add up to a fantastic event for runners of all abilities. There is ...read more
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    Thursday, August 08, 2019
    Patients at Doncaster and Bassetlaw Teaching Hospitals (DBTH) are now benefiting from a brand new text reminder service, helping them to monitor and keep their clinical appointments as well as access service specific information. Known as ‘DrDoctor’, this new system launched Thursday 1 August within the Trust’s Ophthalmology, Gastroenterology and Respiratory services. In just four days, the ...read more
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    Thursday, August 08, 2019
    Two Sheffield Hallam University students have been chosen to take part in the inaugural Santander STEMships programme.                    Alice Boote and Jennifer Jones were selected as two of 30 up-and-coming female engineers to take part in the new initiative, which is dedicated to supporting female engineering students and incentivising more women to embark on a career in the engineering ...read more
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    Thursday, August 08, 2019
    A Doncaster-based facilities management company is top of the class after securing the business of a Sheffield Academy Trust.   Signum Facilities Management (FM) will continue to work with Lound Academy Trust in Chapeltown, which includes Lound Infant School and Lound Junior School, after it renewed its building maintenance contract with the firm.   Signum FM has worked with Lound Academy ...read more
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    Wednesday, August 07, 2019
    Musical theatre lovers in Yorkshire are in for a real treat as Doncaster Dome opens its eyes to its longest ever show run as Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat comes to town.   Tickets for the show, which runs from December 18 to January 4, go on sale at 9am on Friday August 9.   Bill Kenwright’s ‘Amazing’, ’Superb’, ‘Wonderful’ and ‘Brilliant’ production of Tim Rice and Andrew Lloyd ...read more
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    Wednesday, August 07, 2019
    Rough sleeping in Doncaster town centre has dropped by 70% since this time last year thanks to the results of a concentrated action plan by key public and third sector partners. An intensive action plan to support people living on the street has meant some of the most entrenched rough sleepers in Doncaster are now living in accommodation and receiving rehabilitation for physical and mental health ...read more
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    Wednesday, August 07, 2019
    A Sister at St John’s Hospice in Balby, Doncaster, is taking a massive jump to raise money for her work place.    Jo Brooks will be tandem skydiving 15,000 feet from a plane in September to raise vital funds for the hospice.  Jo is also on the lookout for a local business to kindly sponsor the £209 entry fee so all money raised can go directly to the hospice.    Money raised from Jo’s skydive ...read more
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    Tuesday, August 06, 2019
    Unipart Rail has been shortlisted for two Personnel Today Awards 2019. Lucy Weaver is named in the HR Director of the Year category and Unipart Rail is up for the Graduate Scheme of the Year category. As HR Director for Unipart Rail, Lucy Weaver is responsible for more than 850 employees at sites across the UK and overseas, and leads a team of 12 HR professionals with a philosophy of motivating ...read more
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    Tuesday, August 06, 2019
    Sheffield Hallam University is supporting a project that could revolutionise care for Parkinson's patients on a national scale. The project, led by the University of Plymouth and University Hospitals Plymouth NHS Trust, will focus on co-designing a new service to help Parkinson's patients, carers and healthcare staff monitor a person's condition remotely - ensuring care remains ...read more
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    Tuesday, August 06, 2019
    A new course aims to cut the number of workers killed and injured when working at height. Health and Safety consultants Prestige Safety Services has developed the country’s first fully accredited entry level training in working at height. It’s the first time standardised training for working at height has been offered in the UK. And Prestige Safety Services hopes it will reduce the number of ...read more
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    Monday, August 05, 2019
    A Doncaster business woman has been shortlisted for a national award after transforming her home into a successful luxury health and beauty spa. Pam Webb who set up Truffle Lodge in Fishlake has been named in the shortlisted finals for the FL National Awards and Summit, which celebrates women in business across the UK. Pam who has been shortlisted in the ‘Start Up Category’ said: “I am so ...read more
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    Monday, August 05, 2019
    Smith Craven Partner, Kelvin Fitton, is climbing Mount Kilimanjaro in September in aid of the Sheffield Children’s Hospital.   Kelvin was inspired to challenge himself in this way, following his daughter Annabel’s successful Scoliosis operation at Sheffield Children's Hospital in March this year. Kelvin said, "I signed up for this challenge as I felt I wanted to give something back but maybe, as ...read more
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    Monday, August 05, 2019
    VolkerRail has entered into a new partnership with Doncaster Demons, becoming the official sponsor of the women’s rugby team at Castle Park for the 2019/20 season. The Demons compete in the Rugby Football Union for Women (RFUW) League and have secured countless league wins over recent seasons, as well as having an active involvement in cups and tournaments across the UK, helping to define the ...read more
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    Friday, August 02, 2019
    Brewster Partners Recruitment Group has been accredited as an Investors in People (IIP) ‘Platinum’ employer; the highest Investors in People award possible under the current standard.  The business was originally accredited with the Investors in People in 2013 and then subsequently reaccredited achieving the Gold standard in 2016.  The achievement of the Platinum accreditation means Brewster ...read more
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    Friday, August 02, 2019
    South Yorkshire Futures, Sheffield Hallam University's regional social mobility programme, has been shortlisted at the UK Social Mobility Awards (SOMO) 2019. The sector-leading initiative has been shortlisted in the Leadership of the Year category at the national awards ceremony. The awards, which will take place in October, seek to celebrate and recognise organisations that are developing ...read more
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    Friday, August 02, 2019
    Don Valley Cycles recently had an official opening night at their new expanded premises on Carr House Road, Doncaster, attracting over 60 regular customers and friends on the evening. The evening was a great success with Mayor Ros Jones attending the opening. We had a talk by local cycling journalist, Chris Sidwells about his Uncle, Tom Simpson, a former local rider who is Great Britain’s only ...read more
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    Tuesday, July 30, 2019
    Pretty Basra-Badh, local Paediatric specialist, Consultant Optometrist and owner of Edwards and Walker Opticians, passed her viva recently and, subject to a little more work, will receive her PhD in the coming months. Passing her viva, which is seen as the final examination of her research, has been a long-time coming for Pretty, who has had to juggle studying for her PhD alongside running ...read more
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    Tuesday, July 30, 2019
    It was a pleasant surprise for mum, Agnieszka Machnik and children Kajetan and Amelia, as they set off on their journey to Poznan today when they learned Mrs Machnik is the 4 millionth passenger to fly with Wizz from Doncaster Sheffield Airport (DSA). Wizz Air is DSA’s largest airline and Europe’s leading ultra-low-cost airline, serving nearly a third of the 55 flight destinations that currently ...read more
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    Tuesday, July 30, 2019
    On 27 July 2019 Hawsons partners David Owens, Paul Wormald, Scott Sanderson, Pete Wilmer and Craig Burton all took part in a 26-mile hike in the Peak District raising over £1,700 for Macmillan Cancer Support. Macmillan Cancer Support is a service that helps anyone with cancer live life as fully as they can, providing physical, financial and emotional support. Scott Sanderson, Partner, said: “It ...read more
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    Tuesday, July 30, 2019
    Pacy & Wheatley Group were thrilled to open their new head office on Thursday, 25 July with an official opening ceremony. Despite being one of the hottest days of the year, the Directors were suited and booted for the special occasion. Thursday posed an opportunity for Pacy & Wheatley to show off their purpose-built offices in Balby, Doncaster to colleagues, family and friends, clients and supply ...read more
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    Tuesday, July 30, 2019
    Get Doncaster Moving has an ambition to increase the physical activity levels of all Doncaster residents, to improve the health and wellbeing across the Borough. The views of local business are important to help achieve this, and we urge you to please spare 10 minutes to complete this short survey to help the Get Doncaster Moving Core Team to understand the progress we are making in incorporating ...read more
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    Tuesday, July 30, 2019
    Get Doncaster Moving has an ambition to increase the physical activity levels of all Doncaster residents, to improve the health and wellbeing across the Borough. The views of local business are important to help achieve this, and we urge you to please spare 10 minutes to complete this short survey to help the Get Doncaster Moving Core Team to understand the progress we are making in incorporating ...read more
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    Friday, July 26, 2019
    Enhancement Training celebrated its 10 year Anniversary, opening in 2009 and providing alternative education to young people where mainstream school may not be the best place for them to gain success. They work with 12 to 16 year old male and females to guide and encourage them back in to a learning environment.  They deliver Construction, Mechanics and Functional Skills accredited NOCN ...read more
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    Friday, July 26, 2019
    Lakeside Village has opened its new and improved children’s outdoor play area.   Doncaster’s leading retail outlet, which is currently undergoing a £1m refurbishment, now boasts a new £50,000 Jungle play area as part of the most recent phase of improvements. And now the area has been officially opened by Doncaster Rovers mascot, Donny Dog!   The jungle-themed area, which has remained in the ...read more
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    Friday, July 26, 2019
    The key building blocks of Doncaster UTC are starting to take place as the main contractors, who will develop the iconic new learning environment have been appointed, just weeks after the principal was announced.   Willmott Dixon, the company who built the National College for High Speed Rail and XP School in the borough, are working with Doncaster UTC.   Garath Rawson, principal of Doncaster ...read more
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    Friday, July 26, 2019
    Children at Bluebell Wood Hospice have Sheffield-based Jenx and Jiraffe to thank for making their therapy sessions more comfortable. Hillsborough-based Jenx and Jiraffe have donated over £2,500 of their pioneering equipment for children with disabilities. For over 35 years, Jenx has been researching, designing and manufacturing pioneering developmental postural equipment that supports children ...read more
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    Thursday, July 25, 2019
    Mayor Ros Jones today (Thursday 25 July) announced the start of a resident engagement campaign, Doncaster Talks. Doncaster Talks is the method for the council and its partners in Team Doncaster to speak to local people about the issues that matter to them now and looking to the future. It will involve a series of roadshow events across the borough, as well as an online questionnaire where ...read more
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    Wednesday, July 24, 2019
    Senior doctors in Doncaster are asking local people to choose their health services wisely as the summer holidays get under way.   The warmer weather can often bring with it many health risks - from cuts and scrapes in the garden, to not drinking enough water whilst out in the sunshine, summer can be one of the busiest times for the Emergency Department (ED).   This summer, the local NHS is ...read more
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    Tuesday, July 23, 2019
    The Crown hotel in Bawtry is delighted to announce the return of its Leger Preview Dinner to open the prestigious St  Leger festival!  The glitzy Black tie event will take place at the Crown Hotel Bawtry on Tuesday 10th September, and will include a panel of racing experts to give insider tips on the week ahead of racing.  The panel will include At the Races presenter Simon Mapletoft, Natalie ...read more
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    Tuesday, July 23, 2019
    Young visitors to Lakeside Village will be able to enjoy an adventure into space during the school summer holidays.  It’s exactly 50 years ago this month (July 20) that the world heard these famous words as Neil Armstrong lowered onto the surface of the Moon: “That's one small step for (a) man, one giant leap for mankind,” and now Lakeside Village is launching its own space exploration.  A space ...read more
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    Monday, July 22, 2019
    NMC make key appointment  NMC has appointed Haroon Rashid as Strategic Development Director. Haroon joins NMC from Aggregate Industries where he most recently held the position of Regional Director within their Contracting Business. His appointment signifies the intention of NMC to develop complementary capabilities and broaden its sector footprint whilst continuing to deliver exceptional ...read more
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    Monday, July 22, 2019
    Two students from a Sheffield school won weekend tickets and work experience at Tramlines after pitching their ideas for improving marketing the Festival to 16-18 year olds.  Isobel Ledger and Alice Fletcher from Silverdale School won a competition led by Sheffield Hallam's Schools and Colleges Engagement Team, by designing and presenting a marketing campaign to a panel of judges.  Their ...read more
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    Thursday, July 18, 2019
    The owner of a takeaway in Woodlands, Doncaster has been banned from running food businesses, sentenced to nine months imprisonment suspended for two years and ordered to pay £2,000 in costs after Doncaster Council’s environmental health team found a raft of serious hygiene offences. Mr YI Guo Lin, (Jimmy Lin) of Happy House, 264 Great North Road, Woodlands, Doncaster DN6 7HP appeared in ...read more
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    Thursday, July 18, 2019
    Wa Sang Yeung owner of Jumbo, 82 High Street, Bentley, Doncaster has been sentenced to nine months imprisonment, suspended for two years, and ordered to pay £1,000 in costs after a council environmental health prosecution. Mr Yeung appeared in Sheffield Crown Court on 10th June 2019 for sentencing after pleading guilty to seven food hygiene offences on 20th February 2019 in Doncaster Magistrates ...read more
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    Thursday, July 18, 2019
    An owner of a takeaway in Edenthorpe, Doncaster has been heavily fined after environmental health officers from Doncaster Council found evidence of pest activity and filthy conditions. Jahangir Hossain, owner of Ayesha Indian Takeaway, Rear of 159 Doncaster Road, Sunnyside, Edenthorpe, Doncaster DN3 2QA attended Doncaster Magistrates Court on 5th June 2019 for breach of food safety and hygiene ...read more
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    Thursday, July 18, 2019
    A founder stone of Bluebell Wood Children’s Hospice is departing for new horizons. Helen Mower was a key player before the hospice was even built. In 2002 she joined a tiny team determined to turn the dream of the first children’s hospice for South Yorkshire into reality. Some 17 years on, as Head of Fundraising, the team she heads up works tirelessly to bring in the £4 million a year - £11,000 ...read more
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    Thursday, July 18, 2019
    The South Yorkshire Children's University has achieved its first milestone with the official launch of the Rotherham Children's University. Following a successful pilot phase earlier this year, Rotherham Children's University, led by Rotherham Council, will now look to work with all schools across the area from September.  The Children's University is a national charity which works with schools ...read more
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    Thursday, July 18, 2019
    NHS Doncaster CCG has received its official rating from NHS England for 2018-19 and it’s great news – we’ve been rated ‘outstanding’ for the third time.   Doncaster CCG is now one of just nine CCGs nationally to achieve the top rating three years in a row.   The formal assessment takes place every year and is based on four broad areas: •         Better Health – improving health outcomes for ...read more
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    Thursday, July 18, 2019
    WIZZ Air today (18th July 2019) announced a new twice-weekly flight to Chisinau, Moldova taking off from Doncaster Sheffield Airport (DSA) from 20th December.   The new addition is WIZZ Air’s 14th route flying from Doncaster Sheffield, the UKs favourite airport, and the only route between the north of England and Moldova.    This announcement adds a further 38,000 seats to DSA and takes WIZZ’s ...read more
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    Wednesday, July 17, 2019
    Sister companies Bawtry Hall, The Crown Hotel Bawtry and Keyhole Creative Media are delighted to announce a new appointment for the group.Hannah Mitchell (25) has joined the expanding team as Business Development Manager and will be responsible for new business development for the group. Hannah joins the existing sales team made up of Katey Dent (Bawtry Hall and The Crown Hotel) and Suzanne Brown ...read more
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    Tuesday, July 16, 2019
    A new centre manager at Lakeside Village sees a familiar face return to the retail shopping outlet next week (July 22).Di Rodgers, aged 48, from Barnsley, joins the team at the popular outlet shopping centre, from a store management role at Marks and Spencer, which included a 10-year period overseeing the store at Lakeside Village.  Di said: “To say that I am excited to be coming back to Lakeside ...read more
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    Tuesday, July 09, 2019
    Doncaster Council is inviting members of the public, educators, businesses, and other key stakeholders to take part in a consultation about the future education and skills system in Doncaster to help shape the overall borough strategy for the next ten years.  As part of this, Team Doncaster is committed to developing a ten-year vision for Education and Skills (to 2030). This is an invitation for ...read more
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    Monday, July 08, 2019
    Following a fantastic first season Barnburgh Athletic Junior Football Club are set to grow and will now be developing an under 7s team.  The under 10s, junior football team, set up by Jill and Ian Wood, directors of award-winning Doncaster based Signum Facilities Management, made it to the semi-finals of the cup.  Ian Wood said: “We are very proud of our Doncaster roots and set up Barnburgh ...read more
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    Thursday, June 27, 2019
    Shoppers at Lakeside Village have been voting for the centre’s new charity of the year and this year’s winner has been named as DonMentia.  The local dementia charity was set up by Eileen Harrington in 2013 to raise money for people in Doncaster who are affected by Dementia.  Eileen said: “We are thrilled to have been chosen as Lakeside Village’s charity of the year. We are a very small team who ...read more
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    Tuesday, June 18, 2019
    Westfield Health have just launched their first Wellbeing Index report, a quarterly in-depth look into the state of the nation's wellbeing, at home and in the workplace. They surveyed 2,001 UK employees and 251 HR professionals to create a barometer of the nation's wellbeing across key areas; financial, physical, mental and social wellbeing.  The report explores how our wellbeing impacts us at ...read more
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    Tuesday, June 18, 2019
    Doncaster Sheffield Airport is pleased to announce plans to expand its retail offer and customer choice with the planned opening of a new Costa Coffee in late summer 2019.   Passengers can soon kick-off their holiday with the continental flavours of an intensely roasted Espresso or the velvety milk of a Flat White, topped off with the iconic Costa florette, at the UK’s favourite airport as voted ...read more
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    Friday, June 14, 2019
    Doncaster Sheffield Airport is delighted to publish its 2019 Corporate Social Responsibility report which looks at the positive impact the airport makes to the local community. The airport delivers a wide range of benefits to its local communities through responsible investment and a focus on sustainability. Our CSR philosophy is based upon three pillars of sustainability, communities, ...read more
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    Tuesday, June 11, 2019
    Monday 10th June marks the beginning of Carers Week 2019. The theme this year is Getting Carers Connected, ensuring that carers of all ages are connected to the support networks and resources on offer.  A carer is someone of any age who supports a relative, partner, friend, or neighbour who due to physical or mental illness, disability, frailty, or addiction could not manage without that support. ...read more
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    Tuesday, June 11, 2019
    Lakeside Village is investing £50,000 into a new and improved children’s outdoor play area.   Doncaster’s leading retail outlet is currently undergoing a £1m refurbishment and a new ‘Cheeky Monkey’s’ play area is part of the next phase of improvements.   The jungle-themed area, which will remain where it currently is and under the existing canopies, will include a number of inclusive benefits ...read more
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    Tuesday, June 11, 2019
    New digital careers platform - Start Doncaster - goes live Doncaster Council is pleased to announce that the first stage of content for the new digital platform around Careers Information, Advice and Guidance (CIAG) in Doncaster – ‘Start Doncaster’ – has gone live. Business people, education leaders, teachers, career leads and parents can find out more about the platform at a special launch ...read more
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    Monday, June 10, 2019
    The latest digital trends in the manufacturing and engineering sector top the agenda at a special business forum in Doncaster.   The council’s Business Doncaster team and Make UK have organised the event so manufacturing and engineering companies can find out about ‘Industry 4.0’ and what lies ahead in the future from leading experts in the field.   The FREE event takes place on Wednesday ...read more
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    Monday, June 10, 2019
    Earlier this year Tony Smart, Group Business Development Manager at Hayselden Skoda became the Skoda Local Business Development Managers, Customer Excellence Champion for 2018. This award is based on customer feedback. It really does prove that Tony really does look after this customers. Mark Hayselden,Director of Hayselden, said: "Its great news Tony`s excellent customer handling skills have ...read more
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    Friday, June 07, 2019
    cHRysos HR Solutions were delighted to congratulate Leicester County Council employee, Katie Harris, when she was recently awarded her apprenticeship with distinction.Katie began the apprenticeship training programme with cHRysos HR back in October 2017 and was delighted to learn that after completing the Level 3 Team Leader/Supervisor Apprenticeship, she had achieved a distinction in her final ...read more
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    Thursday, June 06, 2019
    Since 2015, over 42,000 Doncaster residents have had a free NHS Health Check with their GP practice or services based in their local community. The NHS Health Check is an important step for many people to improve their health and become more aware of what they can do to lead a healthier life.  The health check invites adults with no pre-existing cardio-vascular conditions, aged 40 to 74 once every ...read more
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    Thursday, June 06, 2019
    Budding police officers can now train on the job and gain a degree from Sheffield Hallam University at the same time - thanks to a new partnership with South Yorkshire Police. The University has teamed up with the force to launch a new three-year degree apprenticeship in policing which will be taught at police premises and the Helena Kennedy Centre for International Justice. Learners will be ...read more
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    Wednesday, June 05, 2019
    Doncaster's retail outlet shopping centre, Lakeside Village, has begun work on a significant refurbishment programme, which will see more than £1m invested in the site over the coming months. The centre, which is home to major brands such as Ben Sherman, Clarks, M&S Outlet and GAP Outlet, is undergoing a makeover with everything from the shop fronts to the landscaping of the site earmarked for ...read more
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    Wednesday, June 05, 2019
    Caroline Rhodes is today celebrating 35 years of service at The Crown Hotel in Bawtry. ‘Caz’ as she is known to friends, family and customers, started at the Crown Hotel back on the 4th June 1984. She was on a work placement from college, and then was offered weekend work, and did so well was offered a permanent position. Caz commented “We have seen changes at the hotel during the 35 years, and ...read more
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    Tuesday, June 04, 2019
    Sheffield Business School has appointed 18 Entrepreneurs in Residence - successful business men and women - to work with staff and students to share the benefit of their skills and experience. The Entrepreneurs in Residence (EntRe) are from a range of business backgrounds such as social enterprises, SMEs and larger corporations and include manufacturers, lawyers, retailers, marketeers and ...read more
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    Tuesday, June 04, 2019
    Hot on the heels of the Land Art competition, the nominees for the Tour de Yorkshire Best Dressed competition have now been unveiled and voting has begun. While the Land Art competition – which went to a public vote on Friday – focuses on the giant artworks that adorned the route, the Best Dressed competition seeks to reward the people and places that went the extra mile to honour this year’s ...read more
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    Monday, June 03, 2019
    A local entrepreneur, who is the third-generation owner of a renowned national warehousing and distribution company, is commencing work on a visionary energy project which will revolutionise not only his own business model but those of businesses across the UK. Mark Pepper, CEO, Carlton Forest Group in Worksop at the heart of the thriving Sheffield City Region, has commissioned the installation ...read more
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    Friday, May 31, 2019
    The £2 million Quality Streets project has started to transform Silver Street into a vibrant and attractive area in Doncaster’s town centre. The regeneration project has already made a huge difference on Hall Gate.  This prominent street has been turned into a classy, pedestrian friendly area. It has benefited from extended York stone paving areas, new lighting, trees, new bus stops, a cycle ...read more
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    Friday, May 31, 2019
    Back of the net! Bluebell Wood Children’s Hospice scored with its first ever fundraising footie tournament… The event was staged on Rotherham United’s pitch at the New York Stadium and team places sold out within 24 hours. The four local companies who snapped up the chance to showcase their employees’ soccer skills had a ball - and raised over £4,500 for the hospice. The event was so popular, ...read more
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    Friday, May 31, 2019
    Work has officially started on a top quality six screen cinema and five restaurant development in Doncaster town centre.   Located in the Civic and Cultural Quarter, this major leisure development sits snugly next to the Cast performance venue and frames Sir Nigel Gresley Square.    It is one of a string of schemes revitalising Doncaster town centre and delivering the plans laid out in the ...read more
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    Friday, May 31, 2019
    Doncaster’s £1.5m leisure attraction has reached new heights after recording 50k visitors in less than a year.  Since opening at Frenchgate Shopping Centre last July, Flip Out has gone from strength to strength with a range of sessions now available for all ages and abilities.  The 28,000 sq ft multi-level site is one of the largest opened by Flip Out in the UK. As well as a bed of 50 ...read more
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    Friday, May 31, 2019
    On Sunday 2nd June Bawtry Hall will hosting a Wedding showcase for potential engaged couples to come and view Bawtry Hall and its stunning five acres of grounds. Partnerships are a big part of Bawtry Hall’s wedding strategy and have forged strong local connections with wedding partners to complement each and every aspect of booking a wedding. Bawtry Hall will dressed by All Occasions Venue ...read more
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    Wednesday, May 29, 2019
    Since winning a place on the 2018 Raw Talent program, Chinwe Russell, the Nigerian born British artist living and working in Doncaster has seen her life transformed through her work. With strong mentoring from Victoria Robinson, one of the forces behind art&, Chinwe has seen her career as an international artist take off. Chinwe who is a self taught artist has accomplished what many emerging and ...read more
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    Wednesday, May 29, 2019
    The fourth edition of the Doncaster art fair taking place on Sunday 30 June will see Doncaster town centre come alive again with about 30 visual artists from a range of media including painting, sculpture, illustration, ceramics, mixed media, photography, textile and more. This unique art fair will see the Doncaster businesses, galleries and the general art loving public come out in mass to meet ...read more
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    Wednesday, May 29, 2019
    CFS Formations welcomed a local student in the office for their Work Shadowing Day on the 3rd of May 2019. The student when in the office observed the UK administration team and experienced the fast pace key duties completed throughout the day. The work shadowing day provided the student with the unique opportunity to find out how administrative staff work and what the role of the Administration ...read more
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    Tuesday, May 28, 2019
    Some of the worlds top dancers have been staying at the Crown Hotel in Bawtry for two weeks. The cast and crew are the line-up for the new Hugh Jackman Show - The show called The Man. The Music. The Show, will see Hugh Jackman perform hit songs from The Greatest Showman, Les Misérables and other Broadway shows and films, accompanied by a live orchestra. Rehearsing locally at a secret location ...read more
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    Monday, May 27, 2019
    Two Sheffield Hallam University film and media academics have worked with Dutch artist Marcel Schreur to create a virtual reality (VR) and art installation that gives viewers an insight into dementia.  The exhibition, 'Life is Beautiful. Always' is now on display at the London Art Biennale 2019, which officially opened yesterday (Thursday 23 May) after a preview event with Lady Sophie Windsor ...read more
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    Monday, May 27, 2019
    The keys to new council homes have been handed over at three further top quality housing developments in Doncaster.   Ros Jones, Mayor of Doncaster, handed David Coates the keys to his new bungalow on Warde Avenue in Balby, Sara Neagle picked up the keys to her new family home on Old Road in Conisbrough and Jodie Gurnhill collected the keys to her new home at the multi-award winning Bristol ...read more
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    Thursday, May 23, 2019
    A free business course with a track record of inspiring entrepreneurs is set on making a huge impact at Doncaster Wool Market from 3 to 14 June. Organised by Doncaster Council’s Business Doncaster team, Pop-Up Business School’s two week course will encourage local people to turn their passions into businesses. The 10-day course is open to anyone who wants to start their own business and make a ...read more
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    Wednesday, May 22, 2019
    Frenchgate Shopping Centre is celebrating having won a prestigious industry award.  The Centre has been recognised for the Rich Seam exhibition by the Revo Purple Apple Marketing Awards and collected a coveted Purple Apple Award at a ceremony in London.  The popular Rich Seam exhibition, which saw Frenchgate working with DMBC and Doncaster College to successfully raise awareness of the crowd ...read more
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    Tuesday, May 21, 2019
    THREE South-Yorkshire charities have been shortlisted to be named Lakeside Village’s Charity of the Year.  B:Friend, Donmentia and Open Minds have been named in the final phase of a search launched by the retail outlet shopping centre.  The shortlisted trio, chosen by the centre management from nominations made online, will now be put to the shoppers’ vote, with token drop boxes located at the ...read more
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    Tuesday, May 21, 2019
    A social media stir has been created by fifty Doncaster ladies who went topless to raise awareness of breast cancer and to encourage ladies, and men, to check and be aware of their breasts and breast tissue. In just a matter of days since the photo was posted it has garnered over 1.7m views, 7,000 likes on LinkedIn, over 400 on Facebook, many reposts on Instagram and has been shared beyond belief ...read more
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    Tuesday, May 21, 2019
    New teachers will get extra advice and support during the first years of their careers thanks to a panel of experts headed up by a Sheffield Hallam University academic. The group of experts, led by Professor Sam Twiselton OBE, director of the Sheffield Institute of Education, will be reviewing the content of teacher training and recommending ways to align it with the Early Career Framework – the ...read more
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    Tuesday, May 21, 2019
    A Doncaster firm is helping to revolutionise the operations of a successful local soft fruit farm by installing cutting edge technology in its brand-new processing facility. Dolphin ICT, an IT solutions company based next to Doncaster Sheffield Airport, has been working with Tasker Partnership in Retford in the major expansion of its operations which includes a new building for cooling, storing ...read more
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    Tuesday, May 21, 2019
    Magna will signal the start of the summer months when it re-opens the popular AQUA-TEK outdoor splash park this half term.   Children of all ages can create a splash with the range of water-based activities AQUA-TEK offers, including hidden spray, mist and jets of water. But be warned… you’ll get very, very wet!   AQUA-TEK will re-open for summer 2019 on Saturday 25th May and is included in ...read more
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    Tuesday, May 21, 2019
    If you suffer from hay fever – or seasonal allergic rhinitis – you may have noticed that more and more people are suffering along with you so far this year. You’re not wrong in thinking this.   According to the charity, Allergy UK, in the 1970s only 10% of the population were affected by hay fever. In 2019 around 30% of adults and 40% of children struggle with what has become one of the nation’s ...read more
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    Tuesday, May 21, 2019
    The award-winning Yorkshire Wildlife Park is gearing up for a family fun-packed May Bank Holiday weekend and half term.   The innovative park offers the chance to get close-up to some of the world’s most endangered species including Black Rhino, Amur Leopard, Giant Otters and Amur Tigers amongst others.    There are also amazing indoor and outdoor play areas and a full programme of ranger ...read more
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    Monday, May 20, 2019
    A budding relationship between Doncaster’s Signum FM and Armthorpe based Evergreen Garden Care  Ltd is set to grow.  Signum FM have been helping Evergreen Garden Care Ltd, part of the leading garden care company outside of North America, to shed light on their centre.  Jill Wood, managing director at Signum FM said: “We worked with Evergreen Garden Care Ltd last year to upgrade 24 lights in ...read more
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    Wednesday, May 15, 2019
    A warehousing, contract packing and supply chain solutions provider has reinforced its senior warehousing and operations team as the business continues to prosper.  Carlton Forest Group, which has its headquarters and distribution centres across North Nottinghamshire, South Yorkshire and the Sheffield City Region has recruited three Warehouse Managers Ian Beswick, John Bower and Alistair Plant, ...read more
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    Wednesday, May 15, 2019
    LNER are pleased to announce that the first of the new Azuma trains has entered service, delivering more seats and services, and a better experience for customers on the East Coast route. The first Azuma trains will serve the London to Leeds route from 15th May and the London to Hull route from 16th May. Azuma trains will be then introduced in a phased programme throughout the remainder of 2019 ...read more
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    Wednesday, May 15, 2019
    Would you like to be more physically active, but don’t know how? Or maybe you struggle to find the time? Perhaps you can’t find the motivation? Active Fusion, a charity based in Doncaster striving to improve the health and wellbeing of young people across South Yorkshire, has launched virtual challenge Active Teams. We challenge you to take part in any physical activity you enjoy every weekday ...read more
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    Tuesday, May 14, 2019
    Local housing provider St Leger Homes, in partnership with Doncaster Council, has launched an exhibition marking 100 years of Council Housing and the positive impact this has had across Doncaster. St Leger Homes currently manages over 20,000 homes across the borough on behalf of Doncaster Council. The Addison Act Exhibition – named after Christopher Addison, the Housing Minister who introduced ...read more
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    Tuesday, May 14, 2019
    St Leger Homes of Doncaster has launched its Corporate Plan for the work it will undertake between 2019 and 2024. The award-winning local housing provider, which maintains over 20,000 homes for Doncaster Council, held a number of consultation events across the borough to help bring this plan together which sets out the vision for the next five years. There are four strategic objectives: •Ensure ...read more
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    Tuesday, May 14, 2019
    St Leger Homes of Doncaster and Doncaster Council have formally signed a new management agreement which means the local housing provider will continue to manage council housing on behalf of the authority until 31st March 2024. St Leger Homes have managed Doncaster Council’s social housing stock since October 2005, and the renewal came after an independent performance assessment showed St Leger ...read more
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    Tuesday, May 14, 2019
    Ramsdens, the Teesside-based popular value retail and financial services brand, has chosen Frenchgate Shopping Centre, Doncaster, as the location for its latest store opening.  The new Ramsdens store at Frenchgate offers a range of services. As well as offering a fantastic range of ladies and men’s pre-owned jewellery, customers will also be able to choose from an array of new gold and diamond ...read more
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    Monday, May 13, 2019
    Young people, their parents and carers are invited to find out more about Doncaster University Technical College (UTC) at a special event. The official launchpad event, which will take place on May 22 at CAST, will showcase what the UTC has to offer for students in Doncaster. Doncaster UTC, which will be based in the town centre, just a stone’s throw away from CAST, opens its doors to students ...read more
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    Monday, May 13, 2019
    Nigel Brewster, of the Brewster Partners Recruitment Group, has been appointed vice-chair of the Sheffield City Region Local Enterprise Partnership (LEP) for a second term. In his role, Nigel will be working closely with James Muir, who took up the role of LEP Chair earlier this year. LEP Board members shape the economic strategy for the Sheffield City Region and ensure that the organisation ...read more
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    Monday, May 13, 2019
    Ideal Financial Management Ltd are delighted that two of the firms Mortgage advisers have now qualified as Independent Financial Advisers. Ben Butcher, 19, from Bessacarr has achieved the Diploma in Financial Planning, becoming one of the youngest ever to attain the qualification. Ben qualified as a Mortgage Advisor at the age of 18 and then continued his studies with the Quilter Financial ...read more
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    Monday, May 06, 2019
    The wet weather didn’t dampen the spirits on the opening stage of the Tour de Yorkshire as Jesper Asselman sprinted to a dramatic breakaway victory in Selby. The riders received a warm welcome in Doncaster’s Market Place at the start of the day and continued to be cheered along by the sizeable crowds who braved the elements to see the world’s best riders in action.  The towns and villages along ...read more
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    Monday, May 06, 2019
    TUI UK, the UK’s largest holiday operator, has launched its new TUI Airways Dreamliner flight from Doncaster Sheffield airport to Orlando Sanford in Florida. The Boeing 787 took off for the first flight at 10:30 on 4 May with excited passengers and crew on board.  TUI marked the exciting milestone with celebrations throughout the morning for customers. This included a Disney-themed party in the ...read more
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    Monday, May 06, 2019
    A Sheffield Hallam University lecturer has been named the Higher Education Teacher of the Year 2019 by the Royal Society of Biology. Dr David Smith, course leader for MSc molecular and cellular biology was announced as the winner of the award at the inaugural annual Heads of University Biosciences (HUBS) event. The Teacher of the Year award, sponsored by Oxford University Press, recognises ...read more
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    Monday, May 06, 2019
    HR Media is thrilled to welcome two new members to their team; Sophie Hodgson and Sasha Mossman. Social media executive Sophie, from Rotherham, returns to the right side of the Pennines after working for a tech-company which specialised in health and wellness, beauty and fitness in Manchester. Sophie, aged 23, will work closely with clients on delivering their social media content as well as ...read more
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    Monday, May 06, 2019
    HR Media are celebrating a hat-trick of submissions they worked on for their client ​Frenchgate Shopping Centre as they have successfully made the shortlist for the prestigious Purple Apple Marketing Awards. The Centre has been recognised for their 50th Birthday and Christmas campaign’s as well as the Rich Seam exhibition by the Revo Purple Apple Marketing Awards. The 50th birthday campaign has ...read more
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    Monday, May 06, 2019
    Work has started on the first phase of a £5 million industrial development at Doncaster Sheffield Airport. South Yorkshire developers Priority Space are behind the speculative development at Aero Centre Yorkshire, which will provide 45,000 sq. ft of prime industrial space for businesses in the region. Priority Space is working in partnership with H.G. Sites to deliver phase one of the ...read more
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    Monday, May 06, 2019
    Work has started on a new link road which paves the way for a major regeneration scheme creating thousands of jobs and homes in the north-east of Doncaster. The DN7 Hatfield link road will create a new 2.9km road between the M18 at Junction 5 to Waggons Way next to the former Hatfield Colliery. The start of work is the result of a collaborative effort led by Doncaster Council and supported by the ...read more
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    Tuesday, April 30, 2019
    After joining the Doncaster Chamber of Commerce in 2018, it became increasingly evident, that the RSPCA Doncaster, Rotherham and District Branch (RSPCA DRB) could build new and exciting links with local businesses, who were interested in supporting the work undertaken at the Animal Centre.  The Corporate Heroes who have committed to support us in 2019 will be:  •promoting their company’s ...read more
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    Tuesday, April 30, 2019
    Sheffield City Region Mayor Dan Jarvis has announced he is supporting the expansion of the Children's University across South Yorkshire. The Children's University is a national charity which works with schools to encourage participation in extra-curricular activities - particularly with children from disadvantaged backgrounds. Children attend special graduation ceremonies when they clock up a ...read more
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    Tuesday, April 30, 2019
    Sheffield Hallam has launched a campaign to highlight how the work of the University is having a positive impact on the economy, at the heart of the region and beyond.  The week-long campaign will outline how the University is a key driver of economic growth; attracting investment, improving productivity, narrowing skills gaps and supporting business through innovation and enterprise.  Sheffield ...read more
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    Tuesday, April 30, 2019
    Work has started on a new link road which paves the way for a major regeneration scheme creating thousands of jobs and homes in the north-east of Doncaster. The DN7 Hatfield link road will create a new 2.9km road between the M18 at Junction 5 to Waggons Way next to the former Hatfield Colliery. The start of work is the result of a collaborative effort led by Doncaster Council and supported by the ...read more
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    Tuesday, April 30, 2019
    Board member at Healthwatch Doncaster urges local people to have their say on the long term plan   Healthcare in Doncaster will only work if people get to have their say – urges Healthwatch Doncaster Board member Sucha Singh.   Sucha, from Bessacarr, is encouraging others to speak out as part of ‘What Would You do?’, led by the Borough’s independent health and social care champion Healthwatch ...read more
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    Tuesday, April 30, 2019
    The Tour de Yorkshire came to Doncaster in 2016 and 2018 and it's back in 2019. Doncaster will host Stage One of the Men’s race  on Thursday 2 May 2019. The start of the race at 1.05pm will begin in the newly refurbished market square which will showcase the historic market to the world. Event activities start from 10am. For key traffic and travel information for the Tour de Yorkshire, on ...read more
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    Monday, April 22, 2019
    Join Centre for Cities and Doncaster Council at an event which will look ahead to the end of austerity for local areas around the country. Centre for Cities Cities Outlook 2019 report highlighted the magnitude of the funding cuts faced by cities and the resilience their leadership demonstrated – improving local government efficiency and maintaining vital service provision for the most vulnerable, ...read more
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    Monday, April 22, 2019
    Doncaster College and University Centre are looking forward to welcoming three guest authors into College on Wednesday 1st May.  Joining for the day is Dean Lomax, Sasha Lane and Craig Hallam. Dean Lomax will be talking with students about palaeontology and his work experiences, which include being a co-presenter for ITV’s Dinosaur Britain. Dean is an internationally recongised multi-award ...read more
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    Monday, April 22, 2019
    A new look Skills Bank that puts employers from across the Sheffield City Region in charge of their own skills and training launched this Easter. Skills Bank, delivered by Calderdale College, is a business led programme developed by the Local Enterprise Partnership and using devolved government funding, matches private sector investment with public funding to help businesses invest in their ...read more
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    Monday, April 22, 2019
    Doncaster has maintained an excellent record of securing a preferred school place for primary school children.  98 per cent of children across Doncaster have been offered a place at one of their preferred schools and 95.7 per cent of children will attend their first preferred school.  Out of 3155 applications, there were only 70 children who did not receive one of their preferred schools. All of ...read more
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    Monday, April 22, 2019
    A Sheffield Hallam University student will spend the day with the CEO of a FTSE 100 company after winning a competition. Final year Business and Enterprise student Lisa Allen secured the opportunity through the CEO x 1 Day programme, led by executive recruitment company Odgers Berndston. Twenty-one UK undergraduate students have been invited to take part and will spend the day with the chief ...read more
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    Sunday, April 21, 2019
    Pupils from across South Yorkshire visited Sheffield Hallam for a four-day chocolate-themed higher education experience ahead of the Easter weekend. 'Spring Up' is an annual taster event hosted by the University's Widening Participation and Outreach team, who work with children and young people in the community to improve engagement and aspiration to higher education. Over 90 pupils from 16 ...read more
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    Sunday, April 21, 2019
    Community groups in Doncaster can team up to apply for a maximum amount of £1,000 during Healthwatch Doncaster’s annual micro-grant scheme that has just launched.  With the success of previous years, Healthwatch Doncaster are keen for organisations to join up for this year’s campaign and apply for a bigger pot of funding to deliver an activity, based on Healthwatch’s core values, that results in ...read more
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    Sunday, April 21, 2019
    Are you invested in the Sheffield City Region? There are big plans for the future. Join us for discussion and networking to find out more. The Sheffield City Region has a diverse £31 billion economy, made up of 68,000 businesses. New projects are set to boost the economy and act as a magnet for people, industry and innovators. As part of Sheffield Hallam’s Driving Future Economies week, they’re ...read more
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    Monday, April 15, 2019
    Bluebell Wood Children’s Hospice is all geared up to motor on this year, thanks to a kind-hearted motor company. For the second year running, Burrows Fleet and Business Centre in Barugh Green, Barnsley, has loaned a brand new car to the team at South Yorkshire’s only children’s hospice. Burrows stepped in to help the hospice in June 2018 with the free use of a Toyota Aygo for 12 months – and ...read more
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    Monday, April 15, 2019
    With just over a fortnight to go until the start of the Tour de Yorkshire, organisers Welcome to Yorkshire are reminding people to get their Land Art and Best Dressed competition entries in.  The Tour de Yorkshire is now regarded as one of the best supported and most colourful races on the world cycling calendar, with giant land art projects being dotted along the route and entire streets lined ...read more
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    Monday, April 15, 2019
    Leading national figures from the field of education have joined the line-up for the first Hallam Festival of Education.  The Rt Hon. Lord David Blunkett (former Secretary of State for Education and Employment), the Rt Hon. Lord Jim Knight (former Minister of State for Schools and Learning) and Helen O'Donnell (Chief Executive and Director of Partnerships at Children's University) will all be ...read more
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    Monday, April 15, 2019
    Susan Franklin, a former Sheffield Hallam University lecturer has left a sum of money in her will to set up an annual prize for graduating students.  The Susan Franklin Award will be presented to one postgraduate student from the Faculty of Health and Wellbeing at graduation each year. The prize will consist of £250 of book vouchers and, at Susan's request, will be awarded for "research or work ...read more
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    Monday, April 15, 2019
    Sheffield Hallam University has launched a new business incubation hub - the Hallam i-Lab - which will offer advice, support and high-tech facilities to student and graduate entrepreneurs. WANdisco CEO Dave Richards, whose computer software company has sites in Sheffield and Silicon Valley, USA, supported the launch alongside the University's Vice-Chancellor, Professor Sir Chris Husbands on 4 ...read more
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    Monday, April 15, 2019
    Easter is nearly upon us and health and care organisations in Doncaster are doing all they can to ensure Doncaster folk are as prepared as possible and know what to do if they need to access health and care services over the bank holiday period. Following on from the success of the Doncaster winter campaign, we are focussing information on and around four key areas: •Ensuring people have enough ...read more
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    Monday, April 15, 2019
    A counsellor who supports families of children with life-shortening conditions will be taking to the runway on 2 May for Bluebell Wood’s charity fashion show. Angie Beasley, from Doncaster, is a Child and Family Counselling Co-ordinator at Bluebell Wood Children’s Hospice, which supports children and young adults with life-shortening and life-threatening conditions; and their families. She has ...read more
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    Monday, April 15, 2019
    Doncaster College and University Centre are nearing the end of a two year project which has seen painting and decorating tutor Glen Galbraith travelling across Europe to meet with other colleges. This exciting project involves Doncaster College as well as other Colleges from Belgium, France, Portugal and Slovakia. Paint Up is a project that is co-funded by the Erasmus+ programme and the Painting ...read more
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    Monday, April 15, 2019
    Yorkshire Sound Women Network (YSWN) have been successful in gaining Youth Music, ISME and Music For All funding bids, and are all set to launch the WIRED! project in partnership with Leeds Beckett University and University Centre Doncaster. The WIRED! project aims to inspire and educate the next generation of women working with music technology, giving them new skills, experience and enjoyment ...read more
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    Friday, April 12, 2019
    darts (Doncaster Community Arts) is thrilled to announce that Keepmoat Homes has generously agreed to sponsor the much-anticipated #PointFEST event on Saturday 25 May 2019. Thanks to this extra funding, the event will be bigger and better than ever! Ben Ormsby of Keepmoat Homes said: “As a business that is both located in Doncaster and delivering much needed new homes across the region, we ...read more
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    Wednesday, April 10, 2019
    Home favourite Lizzie Deignan has confirmed she will ride the 2019 Asda Tour de Yorkshire Women’s Race. Deignan has not competed since the 2017 UCI Road World Championships in Bergen and gave birth to her first child in September last year. Since then she has worked hard to build her fitness and will make her return to racing on the continent this month before heading back to Yorkshire on 3-4 ...read more
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    Wednesday, April 10, 2019
    JP Walton & Son (Transport) Ltd has featured in the Parliamentary Review 2019 publication that highlights and focusses on the best of British industry to promote the UK to throughout the world.  The family-run company is one of South Yorkshire’s fastest growing independent transport companies, recognised by the Plimsoll List 2017, and a founder member of the DVSA Earned Recognition. The business ...read more
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    Tuesday, April 09, 2019
    HSR Law Solicitors has promoted Solicitor Rachel Cooke to Equity Partner and added Solicitor Amy Kavanagh to its expanding residential conveyancing team. Ms Cooke joined HSR as a Trainee Solicitor in 2012 after graduating from Sheffield University where she obtained a First Class Honours Degree in Law.    Partner Andrew Best said, “Rachel’s commitment to her clients and outstanding customer ...read more
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    Tuesday, April 09, 2019
    CEO Sleepout is challenging bosses from businesses across Doncaster to swap their warm beds for a night sleeping out to raise money and make a stand against homelessness. CEO Sleepout Doncaster will see dozens of business leaders and execs braving cold temperatures on the night of 20 May to sleep rough and raise thousands of pounds to support charities fighting homelessness and poverty across ...read more
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    Tuesday, April 09, 2019
    A brand new £8 million multiplex cinema in Doncaster’s Frenchgate Shopping Centre has been given the go-ahead and will open next year – the second new town centre cinema announced for the town in two days. The centre has received planning consent for the development and bosses are currently in discussions with two well-known cinema brands.  Work on the £8 million investment will begin later this ...read more
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    Tuesday, April 09, 2019
    Doncaster National champion fitness athlete, Victoria Gill has opened her ‘dream’ yoga and meditation studio ‘Varchisa’. Victoria with the help and support of her parents and family, spent weeks tirelessly converting the space, decorating and furnishing the studio at Queens Road Design Centre. Nearly 10 years ago whilst completing her Master’s Degree, Victoria was diagnosed with a condition in ...read more
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    Monday, April 08, 2019
    Doncaster law firm, Atherton Godfrey marks its 40th anniversary this April. When the firm first opened its doors on Thursday 12 April 1979, John Atherton and Charles Godfrey, aided by their two secretaries, initially advised and acted for clients in relation to family and matrimonial, conveyancing, wills and probate,  civil litigation  and criminal matters. But after only 12 months, the thriving ...read more
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    Monday, April 08, 2019
    Do you run or manage a small or medium-sized business? If so, then leading think-tank IPPR North want to hear from you!  IPPR North do influential research on a wide range of issues relevant to the North of England and they engage with politicians in Westminster and across the North to improve public policy. They are looking for SMEs to take part in a survey, as part of their new project on the ...read more
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    Monday, April 08, 2019
    The next monthly HR Network, organised by Keebles, will focus on changes in employment law which came into effect from April 1. The event on April 11 will explain new developments regarding statutory employment provisions which include employment compensation, statutory sick and maternity pay along with national minimum wage rates. It will be jointly presented by employment law partner ...read more
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    Sunday, April 07, 2019
    "Doncaster Sheffield Airport is forecasting record passenger numbers for the year ahead, over 15% growth. It will be the airports busiest year on record since opening in 2005. With an additional 250,000 seats already on sale and 11 new routes launched in the past year, passengers numbers will soar to in excess of 1.4m making it one of the fastest growing airports in the UK in recent years.  Flybe ...read more
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    Wednesday, April 03, 2019
    The keys to the prestigious Herten Triangle development at Doncaster Lakeside have been handed over. Ros Jones, Mayor of Doncaster, received the keys from Willmott Dixon to mark completion of the impressive council led scheme which includes three restaurants, a coffee shop, dessert parlour and three drive through units.   It features a mix of local and national companies with Burger King, Costa ...read more
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    Wednesday, April 03, 2019
    World Feeds is representing the fish food industry in The Parliamentary Review 2019. The Doncaster based internationally trading business has always strived to provide fresh ideas and innovations in the aquatics and aquaculture industries, combining their unique formulations and engineering expertise to create an unparalleled product. They manufacture and distribute worldwide all from one ...read more
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    Tuesday, April 02, 2019
    St Leger Homes has become the first housing provider in the UK to formally sign up to the MND Charter. The MND Charter sets out how the organisation will give support to people living with motor neurone disease (MND). St Leger Homes manages over 20,000 homes across the Doncaster borough on behalf of Doncaster Council – and is committed to listening to the views and experiences of its tenants to ...read more
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    Tuesday, April 02, 2019
    Bookings to see Great British Bake Off winner Candice Brown and leading celebrity chef Simon Rimmer showcasing their culinary talents at the 2019 Delicious Doncaster Food and Drink Festival from Friday 17th to Sunday 19th May can now be made. Tickets for the superb cooking demonstrations start at just £5 with special VIP tickets, which include a free ‘goody bag’, available at £20. Councillor ...read more
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    Tuesday, April 02, 2019
    Another major development in Doncaster has started with work beginning on an exciting new cinema and restaurant complex next door to the Cast performance venue in the Cultural and Civic Quarter. The £8.5 million project has benefitted from £635,000 from the Sheffield City Region Local Growth Funding (LGF) and once complete will create more than 100 jobs and bring more than £530,000 of new ...read more
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    Saturday, March 30, 2019
    Keebles’ Doncaster-based commercial property team is marking further growth with the appointment of senior associate Wendy Martin and solicitor Holly Langman. Wendy brings over two decades of legal expertise to the department which deals with wide-ranging property transactions and acts for property developers and investors with large property portfolios.   Keebles’ 25-strong commercial ...read more
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    Thursday, March 28, 2019
    Local housing provider St Leger Homes have secured reaccreditation from the Government for Customer Service Excellence to the public – for the ninth consecutive year. The Customer Service Excellence scheme has a rolling programme of assessments over a three year cycle – with a third of the elements being assessed and reviewed each year. Out of the 57 elements which make up the standard, St Leger ...read more
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    Thursday, March 28, 2019
    There is a long-established tradition of Higher Education provision in Doncaster which has been described as ‘Doncaster’s best-kept secret.  University-level courses have been taught in Doncaster since 1949 when Doncaster College of Education was opened as constituent college of Sheffield University Institute of Education. The College of Education was relocated to Melton Park Hall in High Melton ...read more
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    Thursday, March 28, 2019
    Builders are moving on site to start work on the first cinema in Doncaster town centre for a decade. Doncaster Council gave the scheme, for a site at Waterdale next to Sir Nigel Gresley Square, planning permission last year. It had originally been suggested work could start last November and completed late this year, but the project was delayed due to legal work on parts of the development. The ...read more
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    Thursday, March 28, 2019
    Sheffield City Region has reported huge interest at the recent MIPIM Conference in Cannes (13-16 March), where it revealed over GBP1.4 billion of investable propositions to international investors. This included demonstrating that over 2,500 hectares of land is available potentially for commercial or housing development, plus Sheffield City Region has the capacity for around 15,000 new ...read more
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    Thursday, March 28, 2019
    Ellgia are offering local businesses in Doncaster free waste audits as part of their commitment to helping businesses save money, improve their recycling, ensure they are legally compliant and improve their local environmental profile. Ellgia Recycling Limited started in 2011 specialising in waste management, processing and recycling for commercial, trade and residential customers. Managing all ...read more
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    Thursday, March 28, 2019
    Doncaster-based mechanical and electrical engineering firm, MechFS, has announced a move into Europe. The family-run company has recently opened premises in Mannheim, creating a new firm – Mech FS GMBH – and creating an initial extra 15 jobs across both the UK and Germany. Already, Mech FS has secured multimillion Euro orders in both Germany and Romania and is in discussions with a number of ...read more
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    Thursday, March 28, 2019
    Connectus has announced a new voice proposition following a sequence of strategic industry partnerships. Building on its exclusive UK-relationship with Swedish-based technology firm Advoco, the firm has built a communications platform based on supporting businesses adopting working practices that aren’t bound by geographic location or cumbersome telephone equipment. With a mobile-first approach, ...read more
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    Thursday, March 28, 2019
    RSPCA volunteers in Doncaster are urging people in the borough to de-clutter their homes and donate essential items to help their vital fundraising drive. They say spring is the season of new beginnings. From warmer weather and longer days to flowers blooming and the budding of leaves and there is no better time to have a fresh start and a good old de-clutter. At the RSPCA Doncaster, Rotherham ...read more
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    Tuesday, March 26, 2019
    An innovative project to save critically endangered lemurs is taking shape thanks to the support of the Yorkshire Wildlife Park Foundation. A new school and research centre are almost built as part of an international programme to support the species in their native Madagascar.   The Foundation, based at the award-winning Yorkshire Wildlife Park, has granted the project £5,000 year for the next ...read more
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    Tuesday, March 26, 2019
    A new affordable housing development in Doncaster has been unveiled by the Mayor. The development, which has been built by energy and regeneration specialist ENGIE on behalf of Ongo, is made up of 50 new affordable bungalows and houses on Ivor Grove in Balby. Project partners visited the newly completed £5.9million development for a tour of the homes and to congratulate the final residents to ...read more
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    Tuesday, March 26, 2019
    A local care home provider has made the shortlist of the Ward Hadaway ‘Fastest 50’ awards for 2019  - a run-down of the fastest growing businesses in the region put together by UK Top 100 law firm Ward Hadaway. Trust Care Ltd, which owns seven homes across the South Yorkshire and North Lincolnshire area, is wholly owned by directors Andrew Savage and Steven Wilson and has a current turnover of ...read more
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    Tuesday, March 26, 2019
    With just over five weeks to go until the 2019 Tour de Yorkshire, organisers Welcome to Yorkshire and Amaury Sport Organisation have confirmed the 38 teams that will be competing between 2-5 May. The men’s race will see Team Ineos in action for the very first time after changing their name from Team Sky, and they will be joined by fellow UCI WorldTour outfits CCC Team, Team Dimension Data and ...read more
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    Tuesday, March 26, 2019
    Iconic landmarks across Yorkshire were lit up in rainbow bands on Thursday night to celebrate six months to go until the 2019 UCI Road World Championships. The following sights were illuminated in unison at 6:20pm (GMT) to mark the prestigious event which will be held in the county in September: Beverley- St Mary’s Church  Bradford- City Hall and Centenary Square Doncaster- Minster Harrogate- ...read more
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    Tuesday, March 26, 2019
    A consortium led by Sheffield Hallam University has been awarded a research grant to examine the factors that affect access to and success in higher education for estranged students and those who have spent time in care. The research has been commissioned and funded by the Unite Foundation, the UK’s leading provider of HE scholarships for care-experienced and estranged students.   The project ...read more
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    Tuesday, March 26, 2019
    Doncaster Council’s Health and Wellbeing Board has committed to tackling poor mental health by signing up to the Prevention Concordat for Better Mental Health from Public Health England (PHE). Working closely with PHE, the board is making significant steps towards promoting good mental health and preventing mental health problems.  One in six adults experiences at least one diagnosable mental ...read more
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    Tuesday, March 26, 2019
    Leading national figures from the field of education have been announced to speak at the first ever Hallam Festival of Education. Baroness Estelle Morris (former Secretary of State for Education and Skills), Tracy Brabin MP (Shadow Minister for Early Years), Anne Longfield OBE (Children's Commissioner for England), Sir Tim Brighouse (former Schools Commissioner for London), the Rt Hon. David Laws ...read more
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    Tuesday, March 26, 2019
    A group of care homes in the South Yorkshire and North Lincolnshire region is one of the first to  drive the standards of care even higher with the installation of a mobile care monitoring programme. Trust Care Ltd has installed Person Centred Software (PCS) into each of its homes to support its care assistants in their day to day care programmes.  The company is proud to take strides forward in ...read more
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    Tuesday, March 26, 2019
    Health and care organisations across Doncaster and Bassetlaw are going mental health system perfect. This is a week-long exercise (from Tuesday 26 March) which looks at how health and social care pathways function when all hands are on deck and everything is working exactly as it should. System Perfect is a project which happens several times a year; the focus this time is on mental health ...read more
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    Friday, March 22, 2019
    Barnsdales are delighted to have sold the prime multi let office investment Icon in Doncaster. The 29,522 sq ft office building with 101 on site parking spaces was sold for £4.3 million pounds. Jason Barnsdale MRICS acted on the sale and commented: "We are delighted to sell this office investment during a period of uncertainty, however we were able to generate considerable interest in the ...read more
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    Friday, March 22, 2019
    Barnsdales Chartered Surveyors are delighted to have sold the prime multi let office investment Icon in Doncaster. The 29,522 sq ft office building with 101 on site parking spaces was sold for £4.3 million pounds. Jason Barnsdale MRICS acted on the sale and commented "we are delighted to sell this office investment during a period of uncertainty, however we were able to generate considerable ...read more
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    Thursday, March 21, 2019
    It's just six months until the Opening Ceremony of the 2019 UCI Road World Championships, which will raise the curtain on the biggest cycling event ever held in the UK.  Later this evening iconic landmarks across Yorkshire will be lit up in the colours of the world champions’ rainbow jersey (a separate press release will follow).  To also mark the occasion, Yorkshire 2019 has launched an ...read more
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    Thursday, March 21, 2019
    The transformed Doncaster Wool Market will open next week (Tuesday, 26 March) and will be celebrated in style with a fantastic weekend of fun and entertainment from Friday to Sunday, 29 to 31 March. It will be officially opened by Ros Jones, Mayor of Doncaster and Dan Jarvis, the Sheffield City Region Mayor, on Tuesday with traders open for business and ready to welcome shoppers and ...read more
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    Tuesday, March 19, 2019
    Sheffield's first ever doggy café, a gin-tasting event and a Monopoly-themed gala dinner are just some of the exciting events being staged by Sheffield Hallam University students - and it's all for charity. Students from Sheffield Business School's event management courses are set to raise thousands of pounds for local charities through a series of events which begin this week and run until April ...read more
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    Tuesday, March 19, 2019
    Cementation has appointed Jamie Dunbar as its new managing director. He brings 34 years of experience and commitment to Skanska UK’s piling and foundations business which makes him ideally placed to lead the business on the next stage of its journey.  Jamie started his Cementation career as a graduate engineer. Since then he has worked in all operating areas of Cementation, and has held ...read more
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    Monday, March 18, 2019
    Getting married in an exotic location close to some of the world’s most majestic animals is just a step away thanks to the award-winning Yorkshire Wildlife Park.   Its unique safari-themed wedding day packages allow couples to have a special ceremony without flying all the way to Africa.   The park, home to more than 400 animals from rare and endangered species, is showcasing its unique ...read more
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    Monday, March 18, 2019
    St. Leger Homes are currently offering three 12-month paid work placements to local students.  They're looking to hear from current students looking for a placement year/fixed term opportunity to embed their learning and are keen to gain work experience. The office based roles are in Business Transformation; Health, Safety and Compliance; and in Organisation Development.  They are looking for ...read more
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    Monday, March 18, 2019
    The new Central Library and Museum site in Doncaster is opening up to the public as part of a week-long event aimed at attracting young people into a career in construction.        Willmott Dixon is opening the site as part of the national Open Doors 2019 event – which is delivered by Build UK in partnership with CITB.  It sees contractors open live construction sites to the public to go ‘behind ...read more
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    Monday, March 18, 2019
    Sheffield Hallam University are launching their new Level 7 Software Engineering Specialist apprenticeship in September 2019.  This 3-year programme will allow confident, competent and capable individuals to apply leadership and change management skills within their organisation. It is for people who already have a Degree (2:1 or above) in any subject. Learners will attend university for roughly ...read more
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    Tuesday, March 12, 2019
    Students, graduates and staff from Sheffield Hallam University are taking part in a life-changing trip to Africa to help women and girls living in some of the world's poorest communities. The group of 20 from the University's Helena Kennedy Centre for International Justice are visiting Lesotho in South Africa in June as part of a Human Rights project which will see them introduce the Wonderbag to ...read more
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    Tuesday, March 12, 2019
    Sheffield Hallam University students on animation and film and media production courses received three awards at the Royal Television Society (RTS) Yorkshire Student Awards. Students on the animation and film and media production degree courses won the animation craft - production design, drama craft - production design and factual craft - sound awards.  Sarah McCarthy, a fourth year animation ...read more
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    Tuesday, March 12, 2019
    Keebles’ corporate and commercial team marked a record-breaking 2018 - acting on over 60 deals with a combined value of more than £550m pounds.   Consolidating its position as the largest M&A department in South Yorkshire - and one of the biggest corporate departments of its kind in the region - the lawyers have a strong pipeline of deals for completion across Q1 and Q2 in 2019. High-profile ...read more
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    Monday, March 11, 2019
    Shoppers at Lakeside Village will soon be able to take a break from shopping and enjoy playing some free table tennis as the centre opens a pop-up Ping Pong Parlour. The parlour can be found next to Thorntons and will be open Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday and Friday 10am – 6pm, Thursday 10am until 8pm, Saturday 9.30am until 6pm and Sunday 10am until 4.30pm.  Everyone is welcome to drop in to play ...read more
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    Monday, March 11, 2019
    Age Check Certification Services Ltd have won the 10th ‘Open to Export Action Plan Competition’, taking home the £3000 cash prize sponsored by Bibby Financial Services after a showcase final hosted at Grant Thornton’s offices in Finsbury Square, London. The competitions ask SMEs to create an international strategy using the online ‘Export Action Plan’ tool on OpentoExport.com. The tool allows ...read more
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    Friday, March 08, 2019
    Work on a new world-class cycling facility at Doncaster Dome has begun, thanks to a significant cash injection from the Places to Ride capital grants programme – designed to provide a lasting legacy from the 2019 UCI Road World Championships in Yorkshire. The site will be transformed into a modern cycling area and will encompass a cycle circuit designed to provide recreational and competitive ...read more
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    Friday, March 08, 2019
    Welcome to Yorkshire has confirmed 10 exclusive announcements will be made at this year’s tourism showcase Y19 – to mark the organisation’s 10th anniversary. The stage show takes place at the Royal Armouries in Leeds in just under a month’s time - on Wednesday April 3rd, 10 years to the day since the tourism body was formed in 2009. Announcements on the day will include an update on the economic ...read more
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    Friday, March 08, 2019
    The Mayor of Sheffield City Region Dan Jarvis MP helped kick off National Apprenticeship Week today when he met degree apprentices at Sheffield Hallam University. The Mayor met learners who are employees of Dixons Carphone and studying for a chartered manager degree apprenticeship at Sheffield Hallam's business school. He talked to the apprentices about what inspired them to take up this ...read more
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    Friday, March 08, 2019
    A Sheffield Hallam University graduate has won the Entrepreneurial Award at the 2019 British Council Study UK Alumni Awards which took place in Egypt. Omnia El Rashidy graduated with a Postgraduate Diploma in Paediatric Neurodisability in November 2017. Since then she has become a pioneer in Neurodisability and founded the first keto-clinic for epilepsy treatment in Egypt, as well as the Maharat ...read more
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    Friday, March 08, 2019
    Education in South Yorkshire will take centre stage next year as a new festival comes to Sheffield Hallam University. The Sheffield Hallam University Festival of Education, which will take place in June 2019, will combine a festival-style atmosphere, celebrating recent achievements and developments in education in the region, with provocative and stimulating debate about current and emerging ...read more
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    Thursday, March 07, 2019
    A Sheffield Hallam University student midwife has won the Royal College of Midwives (RCM) Pregnacare Student Midwife of the Year award.  Katy Ellis was presented with her award at a ceremony in London yesterday (March 5) by host and BBC's the One Show presenter Alex Jones. The Pregnacare Student Midwife of the Year award recognises an individual who makes an outstanding contribution to their ...read more
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    Thursday, March 07, 2019
    Switalskis Solicitors has appointed serious injury and traumatic brain injury claims specialist, Ewan Bain, strengthening the firm’s team in Doncaster. Ewan, who is originally from Sheffield and now lives in Doncaster, joins Switalskis from Irwin Mitchell where he started his career as a legal helpline advisor, advising on all areas of law. He subsequently joined its serious injury team as a ...read more
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    Thursday, March 07, 2019
    Doncaster’s Rapid Response service has been recognised as an exemplar service in the 2019 HSJ Value Awards. This new, innovative service been shortlisted under the Improving Value in the Care of Older Patients Award, led by Doncaster Clinical Commissioning Group (CCG), in partnership with Rotherham, Doncaster and South Humber NHS Foundation Trust (RDaSH), Doncaster and Bassetlaw Teaching ...read more
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    Thursday, March 07, 2019
    Barnsley College and ITS Group are coming together, maximising the strengths and shared values of both organisations and building on the current long-standing relationship. This will provide further opportunities by offering Barnsley College an additional employer-led delivery arm adding to its existing successful apprenticeship offer and ITS will benefit from the College’s capital and investment ...read more
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    Thursday, March 07, 2019
    St Leger Homes are pleased to announce the appointment of Arturo Gulla, as Director of Property Services.  Paul Tanney, Chief Executive of St Leger Homes, said: “Arturo has an excellent track record of service improvement and a wide knowledge of property issues having worked his way up from apprentice plumber to Head of Service and Director level in a number of organisations. Most recently he ...read more
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    Wednesday, March 06, 2019
    Dozens of sports pitches in the Doncaster region are to be rejuvenated with investment in a futuristic GPS controlled robot. The diminutive line marker utilises the latest technology to connect to global satellites and mobile network connections, inputting pitch dimensions and multiple pitches via an app and re-positions them to best fit the site using Google Maps. Once stored, the lines are ...read more
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    Wednesday, March 06, 2019
    A new and improved play area is in store for youngsters at Doncaster Deaf Trust’s school and nursery as it launches an appeal to revamp its outdoor facilities.    The Trust hopes to raise £125,000 for the new nursery and school play area through its appeal, which will see grassy areas replaced with an all-weather surface and new playground equipment.    Bobbie Roberts, chair of Trustees at the ...read more
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    Wednesday, March 06, 2019
    A critical mass of regeneration projects and developments are making Doncaster ripe for investment. Major infrastructure projects, regeneration schemes and housing developments are stimulating private sector growth, attracting new investment and boosting the economy. Scott Cardwell, Doncaster Council’s Assistant Director of Development, is attending MIPIM (12-15 March) to promote the ...read more
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    Tuesday, March 05, 2019
    Polypipe, one of Europe’s largest and most innovative manufacturers of piping solutions, underfloor heating and energy efficient ventilation, was given a royal seal of approval last week during a visit by HRH the Princess Royal. The Princess was escorted on Friday, February 22 on a guided tour of one of the FTSE 250-listed multinational’s manufacturing sites in Doncaster, Yorkshire, by Polypipe ...read more
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    Tuesday, March 05, 2019
    Doncaster Sheffield Airport came in pole position, topping the table for all participating UK airports in the quarterly Airport Service Quality (ASQ) survey for Q4-2018. Waiting time across the whole of the airport scored above average. Courtesy and helpfulness of the staff received a positive mention; from car park, to check-in, passport control and security, adding to DSA’s reputation as the ...read more
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    Tuesday, March 05, 2019
    Doncaster Chamber members are benefitting from highlighting their latest offers to 10,000 people via Club Doncaster’s DNA Card. Gary Brocklesby Travel Counsellors, DCLT, Hayes Property Group, Flip Out, the Crown Hotel, Delacol Creative, Centerplate UK, Tattoo Liberation, New Life Kick Start, the Earl of Doncaster and the Mercure Hotel all have offers available to everyone who has a DNA ...read more
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    Friday, March 01, 2019
    We Support Our Mums is the new breastfeeding welcome scheme for Doncaster. Could your business benefit from being a breastfeeding-friendly venue? Led by Doncaster Council, the scheme aims to make it easier for breastfeeding mums to recognise where they will be welcomed to breastfeed their babies whilst out and about in Doncaster. From cafes and coffee shops, to pharmacies and supermarkets, we’re ...read more
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    Friday, March 01, 2019
    The Pubilc Sector Careers Event at Doncaster Racecourse on 12 March 2019 is open to anyone of any age interested in exploring careers or apprenticeships with the public sector.   Book onto either the morning or the afternoon session through EventBrite. Click here for the morning and here for the afternoon. Or call the team to find out more on 01302 735556.   Attendees can pick up their ...read more
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    Tuesday, February 26, 2019
    Communities across the county are getting ready to welcome the official Tour de Yorkshire trophies ahead of their own tour, which starts this week. Both the men’s and women’s trophies will visit each of the start and finish locations on their travels, making an appearance at schools, leisure centres and iconic venues along the way. A variety of events and activities are planned across the eight ...read more
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    Tuesday, February 26, 2019
    9 students from Doncaster College completed a 2 week all expenses paid mobility to Perpignan in the South of France.   The work placements, which took place this February, were organised by our host organisation Alfmed School, where Business students worked in accounts and promotion. Catering students worked in a variety of restaurants in Perpignan, ranging from fine dining to a traditional ...read more
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    Monday, February 25, 2019
    St Leger Homes and J&D Activities have partnered with Doncaster College to launch new Communi-Tea Café which employs young people and adults with additional needs.  11 students across Doncaster College Foundation Studies (Life Skills), Catering and Animal Care courses have landed voluntary work experience in the new café which launched on Monday 4th February. The students work across 3 roles – ...read more
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    Monday, February 25, 2019
    If the thoughts of seeing the name of a former partner permanently emblazoned on your body as a lasting legacy to a failed relationship sends a shiver down your spine, spare a thought for John Pearson who agreed to support his wife’s fledgling tattoo removal business by allowing his arm to be tattoed with the company logo.  Former speech therapist Amy Pearson became so fascinated with the idea of ...read more
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    Monday, February 25, 2019
    A brrr-illiant idea has put the animals at Yorkshire Wildlife Park on ice….and they love it. A consignment of ice was delivered to the award-winning park after a generous donation from The Ice Co, the nation’s biggest producer of ice. The park’s four polar bears, Nobby, Nissan, Pixel and Victor, based at the ten-acre Project Polar Reserve, gleefully plunged around in the mountains of ice. YWP’s ...read more
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    Monday, February 25, 2019
    A young Sheffield entrepreneur whose business was inspired by the ‘hug in a box’ gift she received while suffering from Lyme Disease is now ‘parcelling up the love’ for young patients at Bluebell Wood Children’s Hospice. Kind-hearted Faye Savory’s gift hamper delivery business BearHugs has sold 22,000 across the globe since launching in 2015. At its heart is the same sentiment of kindness which so ...read more
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    Monday, February 25, 2019
    Doncaster resident and former Councillor Tony Sockett received a Freedom of the Borough Award on Thursday (21st February) for his tireless charity and voluntary work and years of public service. The accolade is the highest honour that a local resident can receive and recognises their achievements and work in the Doncaster community. A former teacher and youth worker, Tony has always worked to ...read more
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    Tuesday, February 19, 2019
    Doncaster Deaf Trust has agreed a new partnership which will focus on its environmental impact and green credentials. The deal with Ellgia Waste Management, will see the two organisations working together for the next year, to ensure that the Trust’s domestic waste and recycling is managed in a sustainable way.  Bobbie Roberts, chair of trustees at Doncaster Deaf Trust said: “We are extremely ...read more
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    Tuesday, February 19, 2019
    Doncaster Council’s Overview and Scrutiny Management Committee has given the council’s vision to transform Doncaster Markets the green light, supporting the Cabinet decision to appoint Market Asset Management Ltd to run Doncaster and Mexborough markets.  Councillor Joe Blackham, Cabinet Member for Highways, Street Scene and Traded Services, said: “I am delighted the Overview and Scrutiny ...read more
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    Tuesday, February 19, 2019
    Sheffield Hallam researcher Professor Alice Bell is working with arts organisation One to One Development Trust to create an interactive storytelling experience.  The Digital Fiction Curios project explores three early Adobe Flash-based stories, designed and written by artists Andy Campbell and Judi Alston nearly twenty years ago. Professor Bell will work with One to One Development Trust's ...read more
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    Monday, February 18, 2019
    Doncaster shop owners can get funding to enhance the external appearance of their shops thanks to a new council initiative.   Business Doncaster has launched a scheme offering matched funding of up to £1,000 to help shop owners revitalise their shop fronts and improve the look and feel of Doncaster town centre.   Cllr Bill Mordue, Cabinet Member for Business, Skills and Economic Development, ...read more
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    Friday, February 15, 2019
    Researchers from Sheffield Hallam University have developed two virtual reality (VR) computer games aimed at helping injured children through rehabilitation. The team, led by Ivan Phelan, research associate games developer, worked with physiotherapists and play specialists from Sheffield Children's Hospital to develop the games which are being used to help children recover from hand and arm ...read more
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    Friday, February 15, 2019
    Doncaster Council is proud to be working with Employers for Carers to help businesses in Doncaster support and keep hold of the carers in their workforces.   Through the Council’s partnership with Employers for Carers, local businesses are now able to access practical resources, advice and information online to help support carers in their workplaces. The site includes case studies, legislation ...read more
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    Friday, February 15, 2019
    A multi-million pound revolutionary research project that aims to regenerate damaged spinal discs and cure back pain has begun at Sheffield Hallam University. Each year, back pain costs the NHS around £1bn to treat but this five-year project, led by Utrecht University in the Netherlands, will see a team of scientists and engineers from across Europe develop a technique to use stem cells to repair ...read more
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    Thursday, February 14, 2019
    Doncaster residents are self-identifying as having served in the forces as part of a week-long campaign to encourage those within the Armed Forces community to access dedicated support, activities and services. The campaign will see a number of community drop-ins across the borough where current or former serving residents can access face-to-face support with their wellbeing, as well videos ...read more
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    Tuesday, February 12, 2019
    Doncaster Council has launched its new We Support Our Mums scheme, a local initiative which encourages local businesses and community venues to show they are breastfeeding-friendly and reduce the stigma sometimes associated with breastfeeding. The aim of We Support Our Mums is to make it easy for mums to find welcoming and supportive places to breastfeed as well as to recognise those businesses ...read more
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    Tuesday, February 12, 2019
    Sheffield Hallam University is among 30 universities to sign a new “Civic University Agreement” to reaffirm their local role. The University has reiterated its commitment to the Sheffield City Region by pledging to put the economy and quality of life in the local community top of its list of priorities by committing to produce a “Civic University Agreement” in partnership with local government ...read more
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    Sunday, February 10, 2019
    Max Fischer, the founder of Michelin-starred restaurant Fischer's at Baslow Hall, is returning to Sheffield Hallam University to host a pop-up restaurant - with this year's emphasis on using local suppliers. Max, whose restaurant has held a Michelin Star since 1994, will again host 'A Taste of Fischer's' at the University's Hallam View restaurant on Friday 8 and Saturday 9 March.  The event will ...read more
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    Sunday, February 10, 2019
    Doncaster has been selected as one of ten project areas nationally in a drive to save lives by detecting lung cancer early. A number of initiatives proposed, which could include scanning trucks operating from supermarket car parks, will check those most at risk, inviting people for an MOT of their lungs and a chest scan if needed. This comes as part of a national investment of £70 million. The ...read more
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    Friday, February 08, 2019
    St Leger Homes has this week been shortlisted for a UK Housing Award in the Landlord of the Year category. The local housing provider which manages over 20,000 properties on behalf of Doncaster Council, will now be invited to an awards ceremony taking place on Wednesday 1st May 2019 at the Grosvenor Hotel, Park Lane, London, where the winner will be announced.   Paul Tanney, Chief Executive of ...read more
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    Friday, February 08, 2019
    Mexborough Market will become the heartbeat of Mexborough town centre thanks to the appointment of an expert operator, significant investment and a fresh and ambitious vision for its future. In the next five years, approaching £500,000 will be spent by Doncaster Council and the planned new operator Market Asset Management (Doncaster) Ltd (“MAM”). The council has allocated £393,000 to undertake a ...read more
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    Friday, February 08, 2019
    A major study, supported by the Yorkshire Wildlife Park Foundation, has discovered a range of trees resistant to climate change. The discovery could have huge implications on the protection of animals threatened by disappearing habitats around the world. The study, Reforesting for The Climate of Tomorrow, analysed the traits of 25 species of trees and other plants in Borneo’s Kutai National ...read more
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    Tuesday, February 05, 2019
    Doncaster Council is inviting local businesses to share the Tour de Yorkshire spirit with the launch of a best dressed window competition to celebrate the major cycling event’s return to Doncaster in May. Doncaster has hosted the TDY in 2016 and 2018 and on each occasion, local people have risen to the creative challenge with eye catching yellow and blue land art, bunting and bike decorations to ...read more
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    Tuesday, February 05, 2019
    UK based Frog Education has forged a partnership with Civica, a global educational provider which will see their world-class Learning Management and Progress solution integrated with their market-leading, cloudbased software to transform education in Australia.  The South Australian Department for Education hopes its school tech overhaul will save educators' time and improve transparency for ...read more
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    Tuesday, February 05, 2019
    They’re still at school and working towards their GCSEs – but they are already striking out in the work of business. School pals Oscar Hunt and Luca O'Grady have set up their own business – and at the ages of just 15 and 16 respectively have now become the youngest members of Doncaster Chamber, the borough’s chamber of commerce.  Instead of setting out on paper rounds or working at the check-outs ...read more
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    Monday, February 04, 2019
    A new course helping South Yorkshire schools be better prepared for supporting young people with mental health issues has begun at Sheffield Hallam University.  The Trauma Informed Schools (TISUK) course, delivered in partnership with Sheffield Hallam's social mobility programme South Yorkshire Futures, provides training to professionals from a range of education settings, in helping pupils and ...read more
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    Thursday, January 31, 2019
    Doncaster Chamber members are invited to the inaugural Transport for the North Conference in Sheffield on Monday 11 February 2019. The inaugural conference will mark the first time the North has come together to outline their vision for the future. The conference will include programmes featured in the Strategic Transport Plan, which is their blueprint for how transport will play a defining role ...read more
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    Thursday, January 31, 2019
    A new course developed by Sheffield Hallam University in partnership with employers is aiming to stop the 'brain drain' and keep leadership talent in the region. The Professional Practice in Organisational and Regional Change Leadership, PGDip, has been developed by academics at Sheffield Hallam University with employers and staff from Sheffield City Region businesses in an attempt to keep more ...read more
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    Thursday, January 31, 2019
    A kind great-grandmother from Retford has raised over £400 for Bluebell Wood Children’s Hospice. Mrs Millicent Clayton, was born in Corringham in January 1919, and has just celebrated her hundredth birthday.  Mrs Clayton decided that this year, instead of asking for presents for her milestone birthday celebrations, she would ask family and friends to donate to her local children’s hospice, to ...read more
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    Tuesday, January 29, 2019
    Doncaster has been successful in its bid to host three fixtures of the Rugby League World Cup 2021 and bring top class international rugby league to South Yorkshire. Following an intensive year long ‘Back the Bid’ campaign to secure the fixtures, Doncaster will be one of the venues selected following a highly competitive bidding process. Councillor Nigel Ball, Cabinet Member for Public Health, ...read more
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    Tuesday, January 29, 2019
    On the 29 March, the UK will exit the European Union. The Sheffield City Region (SCR) Growth Hub is working hard to ensure that businesses across the region are prepared for Brexit and that they understand the potential ongoing impacts for their company. To help businesses to plan, the Growth Hub has launched an online Brexit planning tool, which will enable business owners to carry out a ...read more
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    Monday, January 28, 2019
    Mayor Ros Jones has announced her draft budget proposals for 2019/20 and whilst the financial challenges are getting harder each year, keeping Doncaster thriving as a place to live, learn, work and invest is still very much part of the future. Through hard work, expertise and the use of one off funding, the proposals set out the plan to balance the books for 2019/20 but within this it is clear ...read more
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    Sunday, January 27, 2019
    Welcome to Yorkshire has confirmed it will mark its 10th anniversary with a huge celebration at the very location where the organisation was first launched in 2009. This year’s Y conference - Y19 - will be held at the Royal Armouries in Leeds on Wednesday 3rd April, 10 years to the day since it was first unveiled. A major event is planned which will be open to both Welcome to Yorkshire members ...read more
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    Friday, January 25, 2019
    The NHS Trust which runs Doncaster Royal Infirmary (DRI) is holding elections to appoint eight new members to its Council of Governors. Governors play a vital role in representing the public and influencing how their local hospitals make plans to improve and develop services. The representatives also hold the Non-executive Directors of the Board to account and ask important questions on behalf of ...read more
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    Thursday, January 24, 2019
    The North-South divide is not closing despite encouraging economic performance in the Northern Powerhouse, new figures today reveal. Figures obtained by the Northern Powerhouse Partnership show that, while a number of Northern regions have performed well in the past year, many of the North’s key areas are lagging behind the national average when it comes to the productivity of their ...read more
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    Thursday, January 24, 2019
    The Handcrafted IV EW DANVM collection were unveiled on Wednesday 23 January by Mayor Ros Jones and Councillor Bill Mordue and feature titled frames such as “Leger”, “Mayflower” and “Belle” which will be exclusively stocked by the practice, unavailable anywhere else in the world.  In fact, the “Mayflower” range proved so popular with the Mayor that she bought the very first pair. The collection ...read more
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    Thursday, January 24, 2019
    Hundreds of people across the region came together to celebrate the life of a young Sheffield mum, raising over £8,000 for Weston Park Cancer Charity in the process. The fundraising drive, led by Thornbridge, saw the Ashford-in-the-Water based brewery’s Jaipur IPA renamed ‘JenPour’ after Jenny Walker, who sadly lost her fight with stage 4 bowel cancer last November. Inspired by Jenny, one of ...read more
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    Tuesday, January 22, 2019
    It’s been a pretty incredible journey for the Curly’s Athletes Team over the past three years as they’ve seen their events increase in number with the number of runners, walkers, children, adults and volunteers getting involved. They have just found out that both their 5K event (Run for Wildlife) and 10K race held in Doncaster, have won the best 5K and 10K in Yorkshire. This means that they’ve ...read more
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    Tuesday, January 22, 2019
    Keebles has represented Evac, one of the world’s fastest growing cleantech solution companies, in its acquisition of Transvac Systems for an undisclosed sum.   Transvac Systems, based in Arundel, West Sussex, specialises in the distribution and servicing of wastewater treatment systems, sanitary systems and ballast water treatment systems for ships and offshore platforms. The purchase comes ...read more
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    Monday, January 21, 2019
    Doncaster Sheffield Airport (DSA) is forecasting its busiest year ever for passengers with almost 1.5m set to fly from the airport in 2019.  This follows the launch of a number of new routes with Wizz Air, TUI and Flybe in 2018.   The airport has quickly become the home of long haul in Yorkshire, with the first passengers to Sandford, Florida jetting off in May.  A further long-haul route to ...read more
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    Monday, January 21, 2019
    One of the aims throughout 2018 for White Rose Fire Safety was to increase the number of local Charities & Voluntary Orgs throughout Doncaster they offer their services to at no cost. They are delighted to have added to their growing number but are looking to add even more throughout 2019 as a way of giving back to the community. Furthermore they would rather charities spend the money on the ...read more
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    Monday, January 21, 2019
    Doncaster Council’s vision to transform Doncaster Markets reaches a turning point as the council’s Cabinet will consider plans to appoint an expert commercial provider to run Doncaster and Mexborough markets.   In what will be a new era for the historic markets, this deal will bring about major changes to Doncaster Markets layout, improving the public areas, introducing new enterprise spaces for ...read more
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    Monday, January 21, 2019
    Sheffield Hallam University will host multiple gaming events this week as a two-year virtual reality (VR) project comes to an end.  The University has been leading the EU 'REVEAL' project since it began in 2017 and has led to two VR games being developed for Sony's Playstation®4 console. Steel Minions, Hallam's in-house games studio, released The Chantry - a game based inside the residence of ...read more
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    Saturday, January 19, 2019
    The new look visitor guide promoting what’s going on in Doncaster in 2019 has been launched by Visit Doncaster. Featuring artwork of the town’s attractions and assets by local designer We Are Blok Heds, the eye-catching guide sets out everything you need to know when planning a visit to Doncaster or just enjoying spending quality time in your home town. Available online at ...read more
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    Saturday, January 19, 2019
    Visit Doncaster has unveiled its impressive line-up of fun-packed events for Doncaster’s town centre in 2019.   The council’s tourism arm will stage some trusty old favourites and a whole load of new events to offer something for everyone this year.   The official opening of the refurbished Wool Market will kick things off with two great events over the weekend of Saturday, 30 and Sunday, 31 ...read more
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    Saturday, January 19, 2019
    A ground-breaking partnership between Sheffield Hallam University and Wipro Limited to support teachers in South Yorkshire through a long-term programme of development has begun. Made possible thanks to a donation from Wipro Limited, a global information technology company based in India, the initiative will support newly qualified, early and mid-career teachers in the STEM subjects (science, ...read more
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    Tuesday, January 15, 2019
    Health and physical activity experts from across the UK will meet at Sheffield Hallam University this week to explore ways in which to improve youth exercise education. The Youth Strength, Fitness and Health Conference taking place on Thursday (17 January) will welcome key-note speakers and guests from around the country and has been organised in collaboration with TRA Performance Education, an ...read more
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    Friday, January 11, 2019
    As a result of co-ordinated work to support homeless people into accommodation and provide additional support, over twenty homeless people were helped into accommodation during the Christmas period.  The Complex Lives Alliance that includes St Leger Homes, Doncaster Council, Riverside Care & Support, Target Housing, Doncaster Foyer, Ongo and others has made sure that extra capacity and ongoing ...read more
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    Thursday, January 10, 2019
    CFS International Formations are pleased to congratulate Chloe Myatt on her second year of service as a UK and International Business Administrator. During her time at CFS, Chloe has completed a Qualification in Business Administration and is experienced in all aspects of UK Company Formations, and Offshore Formations. She is the first point of contact for many clients wishing to start their ...read more
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    Wednesday, January 09, 2019
    Two firms of chartered surveyors with almost 200 years of history between them have agreed a merger which will strengthen their presence in South Yorkshire and further afield.Barnsdales, founded in Doncaster 113 years ago, will take on the business of Swift & Co, which was formed in Sheffield 83 years ago.  Peter Swift, a Fellow of the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors, who joined his ...read more
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    Tuesday, January 08, 2019
    A specialist college in Doncaster is celebrating gaining experience in the world of work for 100 percent of expected students. Communication Specialist College Doncaster, have worked with 54 employers across the country to make sure that their students, who are Deaf, hard of hearing or have communication difficulties, have had the opportunity to gain work experience. Suzie Beaumont, from the ...read more
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    Monday, January 07, 2019
    Some are fast, some are slow, some huge but all creatures great and small need to be measured in the annual Yorkshire Wildlife Park’s audit.  From millipedes to meerkats and lions to leeches, all 600-plus animals had their vital statistics noted down as part of a national monitoring programme.  Staff and Rangers had their hands full as they worked out ingenious methods to take the pinpoint ...read more
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    Monday, January 07, 2019
    A special arrival at the award-winning Yorkshire Wildlife Park could be a huge breakthrough in the battle to save critically endangered black rhinos. Two-year-old Najuma will play a pivotal role in an ambitious international breeding programme to help the species recover from the brink of extinction. The female black rhino, who was transferred from a German zoo, arrived yesterday [December 4] at ...read more
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    Monday, January 07, 2019
    Sheffield Hallam University students have been working with organisations in South Yorkshire including Santander to help them tackle complex business challenges and improve key services. The students, studying business and financial management at the University's Sheffield Business School, have undertaken the project as part of a final year module focused on career management and decision making. ...read more
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    Monday, January 07, 2019
    Extra appointments are being provided in the evening and at weekends across Doncaster. The service is an extension of your GP practice and offers routine and same day appointments with a range of clinicians including GPs, Nurses and other Healthcare Professionals (When using the service, you may not see your usual doctor, but we do employ clinicians from local practices where possible) These ...read more
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    Monday, January 07, 2019
    A Doncaster ice cream supplier has raised over £2,100 for charity. Ice Cream Direct, the UK’s leading ice-cream wholesaler, sponsored a day at Doncaster races and held a prize draw at its annual dinner, helping to bring in the impressive total for Bluebell Wood Children’s Hospice.      Lorraine Jackson from Ice Cream Direct said: “We wanted to fundraise for Bluebell Wood because they do amazing ...read more
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    Friday, December 21, 2018
    IFS Risk Solutions Ltd have been confirmed as Doncaster Rovers’ official insurance broker. Following a comprehensive review of the club’s insurance risk management requirements, the Doncaster firm have provided a tailored solution to Club Doncaster’s insurance needs. Established in 2016, the management team have a combined industry experience of more than 60 years and have seen the business grow ...read more
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    Friday, December 21, 2018
    IFS Risk Solutions Ltd have been confirmed as Doncaster Rovers’ official insurance broker. Following a comprehensive review of the Club’s insurance risk management requirements, the Doncaster firm has provided a tailored solution to Club Doncaster’s insurance needs. Established in 2016, the management team has a combined industry experience of more than 60 years and has seen the business grow ...read more
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    Thursday, December 20, 2018
    St Leger Homes are this week launching a range of apprenticeships aimed at giving high quality training and work opportunities to people living in Doncaster. The organisation manages over 20,000 properties on behalf of Doncaster Council, and since 2005 their annual apprenticeship programme has trained around 100 people from the local area. People of all ages and backgrounds are welcome to ...read more
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    Wednesday, December 19, 2018
    Local housing provider St Leger Homes has again achieved a five-star rating from the British Safety Council, it has been announced this week. The assessment, as part of the Occupational Health and Safety Audit, is the eighth year in a row that the company has received this accreditation for their approach to health and safety. The independent audit measured performance against key health and ...read more
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    Tuesday, December 18, 2018
    A new development of council homes in Doncaster has been crowned ‘Social Housing Development of the Year’.  The new homes at Bristol Grove, Wheatley won the Local Authority Building Control (LABC) ‘Bricks’ award at a national awards ceremony.  The new homes have been built in partnership between Doncaster Council, St Leger Homes, Homes England and the developer Willmott Dixon.   The Bricks ...read more
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    Tuesday, December 18, 2018
    Three Sheffield Hallam University PhD students have begun working with the United States' Department of Energy on a project to help with the clean-up of a US nuclear plant undergoing decommissioning. The project will involve looking at how harmful nuclear waste at the Hanford site in Washington State can be safely disposed of by turning it into glass. Students Katrina Love, Jessica Rigby and ...read more
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    Tuesday, December 18, 2018
    70 years on from the implementation of the United Nations (UN) universal declaration of human rights, the Helena Kennedy Centre for International Justice at Sheffield Hallam University reflects on the future of human rights. In a three-day conference, academics, experts and activists from around the world debated and contemplated the future of human rights, looking forward at the renewed and ...read more
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    Tuesday, December 18, 2018
    Sheffield Hallam has announced plans to create a revolutionary collaboration to deliver its £220m campus masterplan in the heart of the city centre.  The campus masterplan was announced in February 2018. It will play a key role in Sheffield Hallam fulfilling its ambition to become the world's leading applied university.  The University has gone out to tender with the aim of creating a 'Hallam ...read more
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    Tuesday, December 18, 2018
    Patients in Doncaster could be spared an avoidable visit to hospital this winter thanks to GPs using an expanded immediate phone advice and guidance service, delivered by Consultant Connect. By having immediate and direct access to specialist advice, GPs can ensure that patients get the right care first time. This quite often means that patients avoid unnecessary trips to hospital, the NHS saves ...read more
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    Tuesday, December 18, 2018
    A well established and leading Yorkshire manufacturer has welcomed a handful of French students to its production plant to showcase the career opportunities available. Pegler, a manufacturer of Integrated Piping Systems and in conjunction with Business and Education Together, offered the opportunity to the students to highlight the opportunities and satisfaction that a career in manufacturing can ...read more
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    Tuesday, December 18, 2018
    The UK’s largest online bathroom store has invested in new technology to provide extra security for its warehouse. Victorian Plumbing has worked with Doncaster based Dolphin ICT to introduce improved technology around its site, with upgraded camera systems across the board. Dolphin ICT, managing director Russell Till explains more: “We’ve worked with Victorian Plumbing for a number of years and ...read more
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    Monday, December 17, 2018
    A Doncaster based charity has won a special award at the national Children and Young People Now Awards, marking their third award win in the last six months.  The Children’s Sleep Charity was awarded the Children and Young Peoples’ Charity for 2018 adding to the accolades from the Royal Society for Public Health Award for children and young people and the Foundation for Social Improvement. ...read more
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    Monday, December 17, 2018
    Lakeside Village is flushed with pride as they walked away with four awards at the National Loo of the Year Awards. The Doncaster based shopping outlet was given the title of UK winner of the best baby changing facilities, national winner for England, Market Sector award for Retail and was given an overall grade of Platinum for their facilities. Lyndsey Parry, deputy centre manager, for Lakeside ...read more
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    Wednesday, December 12, 2018
    The award-winning Yorkshire Wildlife Park has a range of unusual and memorable gifts for animal lovers this Christmas.  The park, in Branton, near Doncaster, has an array of exciting gifts and experiences to offer, perfect for people of all ages.  YWP is offering a fantastic and unique opportunity to get up close and personal with the Ussuri brown bears, impossible anywhere else in the ...read more
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    Tuesday, December 11, 2018
    Staff from local housing provider St Leger Homes have smashed all expectations this and raised over 1 tonne of food for the eight local foodbanks serving communities across Doncaster. St Leger Homes staff raised £960 through a raffle, tombola and other activities – which added to food donations collected during the week, meaning a massive grand total of 1062kgs of food going to Doncaster ...read more
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    Tuesday, December 11, 2018
    Three charitable organisations are celebrating receiving new funding for their projects supporting local people.  Artistic Spectrum, b: Friend and Thorne & Moorends Community Hub have all received funding in time for Christmas, thanks to E.ON’s Tween Bridge Wind Farm Community Benefits Fund.  Artistic Spectrum received £5,000 to run arts and crafts sessions for older residents in Thorne. The ...read more
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    Sunday, December 09, 2018
    New research from Sheffield Hallam University has found that adopting a Mediterranean diet can help improve cardiovascular health.  Researchers also looked into the effects on the body of adopting a vegan diet, which included weight loss and the consumption of less fat and saturated fat. The pilot study, led by Dr Markos Klonizakis and Dr David Rogerson from Hallam's Faculty of Health and ...read more
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    Sunday, December 09, 2018
    The full routes for the 2019 Tour de Yorkshire and Asda Tour de Yorkshire Women’s Race have been unveiled at Leeds Civic Hall. Welcome to Yorkshire Chief Executive Sir Gary Verity led a packed press conference with the Amaury Sport Organisation’s Tour de France Director Christian Prudhomme.  British champion Connor Swift, Commonwealth Games gold medallist Charlie Tanfield and Team Sky rider ...read more
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    Sunday, December 09, 2018
    The route of the world famous Tour de Yorkshire has now been announced with the exciting news that Doncaster will host the start of the Stage One Men’s race on Thursday 2 May 2019.    The event organisers, Welcome to Yorkshire, revealed that the start of the race will begin in what will be the newly refurbished market square which will showcase the historic market to the world.   The cyclists ...read more
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    Thursday, December 06, 2018
    A specially-designed bra developed by Sheffield Hallam University to help women undergoing radiotherapy has today been named as one of the UK’s 100 best breakthroughs for its significant impact on people’s everyday lives. The SuPPORT 4 All project led by a team of health experts and designers from Sheffield Hallam is honoured in the UK’s Best Breakthroughs list of the last century for its ...read more
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    Wednesday, December 05, 2018
    A special arrival at the award-winning Yorkshire Wildlife Park could be a huge breakthrough in the battle to save critically endangered black rhinos. Two-year-old Najuma will play a pivotal role in an ambitious international breeding programme to help the species recover from the brink of extinction. The female black rhino, who was transferred from a German zoo, arrived on 4 december at the park ...read more
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    Tuesday, December 04, 2018
    A superfast broadband provider has received £150,000 worth of funding from NPIF - FW Capital Debt Finance, managed by FW Capital and part of the Northern Powerhouse Investment Fund (NPIF). Connectus Group provides fibre optic broadband cabling and end user products including broadband, VOIP, mobile, telephony, data storage and CCTV. The company works with a host of blue-chip clients such as BT and ...read more
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    Tuesday, December 04, 2018
    The structural steelworks of Sheffield Hallam University's two new research centres are now in place. Building work led by BAM Construction Ltd is progressing quickly on the University's National Centre of Excellence for Food Engineering (NCEFE) and Advanced Wellbeing Research Centre (AWRC), which will be based at Sheffield Hallam's Health Innovation Park. Situated at the heart of the Sheffield ...read more
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    Tuesday, December 04, 2018
    The region’s newest exclusive use wedding venue Bawtry Hall is delighted to unveil its latest edition – a giant blossom tree inside the hall. The tree, which is seven meters in height, was installed at the end of November at Bawtry Hall as a central focal point for wedding and event photos near the grand staircase. Made of natural cherry trees from sustainable woodlands, a steel base and silk ...read more
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    Tuesday, December 04, 2018
    Sheffield Hallam University has launched a multi-million pound EU project looking at the integration of migrants in European countries. Set to be one of the biggest projects of its kind, MIICT (ICT Enabled Services for Migration) will look into how technology, social media, software and mobile apps can be used to help to integrate migrants into new countries by providing them with cultural ...read more
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    Tuesday, November 27, 2018
    An 18 year-old former apprentice has been singled out for praise as an ‘unsung hero’ at a prestigious national awards ceremony which celebrates the important contribution made by those working in the enterprise support sector.  Rebekah Wickham,  business administrator at Doncaster-based Finance For Enterprise, was highly commended in the Unsung Hero category, a special award which recognises the ...read more
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    Tuesday, November 27, 2018
    Sheffield Hallam University's graduation fortnight has drawn to a close for another year.  With 22 ceremonies taking place over the two-week graduation period, Sheffield City Hall has welcomed more than 7,750 graduates, bringing with them over 28,500 guests. This year Sheffield Hallam has also welcomed several notable figures into the 'Hallam family', awarding honorary doctorates to ...read more
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    Tuesday, November 27, 2018
    Sheffield Hallam University and the UN's migrant agency have developed a system designed to protect World Health Organisation (WHO) staff working in the field.  The team at the University's Centre of Excellence in Terrorism, Resilience and Organised Crime Research (CENTRIC) has worked with WHO and the UN's migration agency IOM to co-create the security-focused situational awareness dashboard and ...read more
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    Tuesday, November 27, 2018
    The first cohort of students to qualify with a degree in operating department practice (ODP) has graduated from Sheffield Hallam University. Forty four newly-qualified operating department practitioners graduated with a BSc (hons) degree at a ceremony this morning at Sheffield City Hall in front of hundreds of fellow healthcare graduates from the University's department of allied health ...read more
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    Tuesday, November 27, 2018
    The talented creators of hit theatre show Everybody’s Talking about Jamie have been presented with honorary doctorates from Sheffield Hallam University. Jonathan Butterell, Dan Gillespie-Sells and Tom MacRae - the creative team behind the smash hit musical - received their honours from Sheffield Hallam University at the City Hall today. Speaking before the ceremony, the trio said they were ...read more
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    Tuesday, November 27, 2018
    Urban Fresh Burgers and Fries has completed the line-up of leisure operators at Doncaster Council’s Lakeside Triangle development. Doncaster based Urban joins Costa Coffee, Creams Desserts, Dunkin Donuts, Estabulo Brazilian Restaurant, Taco Bell, Burger King and TGI’s as tenants at the prestigious Doncaster Lakeside site. Ros Jones, Mayor of Doncaster, said: “I am committed to supporting local ...read more
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    Tuesday, November 27, 2018
    With 300 days to go until the 2019 UCI Road World Championships, organisers Yorkshire 2019 are on the lookout for true Yorkshire Champions! Yorkshire Champions are the volunteers who will work alongside official event staff during the nine days of racing between 21-29 September. There are a wide variety of roles on offer, spread right across the county, and every position will grant people a ...read more
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    Monday, November 26, 2018
    Local people are being encouraged to support Doncaster businesses as several campaigns launch to showcase what they have to offer in the lead up to the festive season and all year round. Doncaster Council is backing a national campaign called ‘Small Business Saturday,’ which highlights the vital role small businesses play in the economy on Saturday 1 December. The council is also launching a ...read more
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    Monday, November 26, 2018
    An intensive action plan from Doncaster Council, South Yorkshire Police, St Leger Homes and health partners is making a positive impression in the town centre, tackling issues of homelessness, addiction, anti-social behaviour, crime, aggressive begging and drug dealing. Early results show that the initiative is working well. Amid actions set out in a robust action plan to improve people’s ...read more
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    Monday, November 26, 2018
    Neil Gibson of Neil’s Cheeseboard received a new ‘Personalised Solid Oak Cheeseboard’ as winner of Doncaster Markets Trader of the Month for November. When asked for a comment Neil said: “I think my cheesy grin says it all!” As Yorkshire’s favourite purveyors of fine cheeses, Neil’s business is growing and adding to Doncaster’s positive business mix.  Simon Young leading local entrepreneur & ...read more
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    Monday, November 26, 2018
    Almost 16000 people have visited Doncaster Minster in the last week to catch a glimpse of the magnificent Museum of the Moon. Right Up Our Street, the organisers of the week-long DN festival, have been overwhelmed by the response to the spectacular art installation. Sally Lockey, project director for Right Up Our Street said: “What an amazing week we’ve had in Doncaster, 15,917 people took the ...read more
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    Tuesday, November 20, 2018
    Two projects at Sheffield Hallam University (SHU) have been nominated for awards by the Stand Alone charity as part of its 'Pledge' commitment to support estranged students. The charity raises awareness of estrangement and works with higher education providers to increase recognition of the barriers and issues estranged students face in accessing and succeeding at higher education. The Stand ...read more
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    Tuesday, November 20, 2018
    A head chef is hoping to forge a tasty future for himself by embracing his love of Italian cuisine to launch a new gourmet pizza business.  Earlier this year, Doncaster-based Oliver Ellis decided to try and earn his own dough, after securing support from Launchpad, a unique business support programme that helped him to take his mobile pizza business on tour. Today, Oliver travels throughout ...read more
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    Tuesday, November 20, 2018
    A vital campaign to save endangered giant otters has been launched by the Yorkshire Wildlife Park Foundation.   The project will collect information and data about the animals in their native Brazilian tropical rainforests where they are threatened by habitat loss, over-fishing and poachers.   The Foundation, which is a leading force in global animal conservation, announced a near £10,000 ...read more
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    Tuesday, November 20, 2018
    Doncaster has launched a Borough wide winter campaign to help people in Doncaster stay as well as they possibly can during the cold winter months. This year’s campaign primarily focuses on four key areas to support people to stay well, taking control over their own health and providing a number of options to enable people to choose the right services for their health and care needs. Doncaster ...read more
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    Tuesday, November 20, 2018
    Documentary and film maker Louis Theroux has received an honorary doctorate from Sheffield Hallam University.  Theroux has achieved cult-hero status in the UK, with programmes covering topics as diverse as drug addiction, wrestling, racism and Scientology. His documentaries follow his attempts to get to know the people at the heart of some of the world's - and especially America's - most ...read more
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    Tuesday, November 20, 2018
    More than 80 Sheffield Hallam University students are set to work with Asda to deliver recommendations on how they can reduce sugar in their own-brand biscuits.  The collaborative project with the UK based supermarket chain aims to tackle obesity by reducing the amount of sugar in a range of Asda own-brand biscuits, including bourbons, custard creams and milk chocolate digestives. The project ...read more
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    Sunday, November 18, 2018
    Legendary writer and broadcaster Sir Michael Parkinson returned to his Yorkshire roots today to receive an honorary doctorate from Sheffield Hallam University.  The Barnsley-born television star and talk show host took part in a graduation ceremony at Sheffield City Hall. The son of a miner, 'Parky' as he is affectionately known, was born in Cudworth, Barnsley and  educated at Barnsley Grammar ...read more
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    Thursday, November 15, 2018
    Chinwe Russell the organiser of the Doncaster art fair taking place on Sunday 2 December across four venues in Doncaster town centre has announced an exciting new feature of this popular art fair. She will be conducting a tour of the art fair for businesses and introducing them to the artists and their work. This tour which will start at 12 pm for businesses and 1pm for the general public will ...read more
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    Wednesday, November 14, 2018
    A seven-strong team of trainees from Keebles set their charity fundraising wheels in motion by jointly clocking up 544 kilometres on static bikes. The trainees at the award-winning firm which has offices in Sheffield, Doncaster and Leeds, took part in the cycle challenge at Sheffield Hallam University’s City Campus during Freshers’ Week.        Participants were Andrew Donaldson, Amelia Goodair, ...read more
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    Wednesday, November 14, 2018
    Doncaster College is leading the way with supporting talented athletes in education in England, having been accredited by an innovative Talented Athlete Scholarship Scheme (TASS) initiative.   The Sport England-backed scheme believes that every young person on a talent pathway should have the opportunity to gain qualifications alongside their sporting pursuits and have the chance to follow other ...read more
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    Tuesday, November 13, 2018
    The CIPD’s Annual Conference and Exhibition (ACE) proved to be the perfect opportunity to inspire learners interested in taking their next step on the career ladder with cHRysos HR. The prestigious event, hosted by the official body for HR professionals, was held at the Manchester Central Conference Centre between 7-8 November 2018. It gave cHRysos HR the opportunity to showcase their new ...read more
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    Tuesday, November 13, 2018
    England manager Gareth Southgate has been officially named as an ‘Honorary Yorkshireman.’  He was presented with the accolade at the White Rose Awards in Harrogate, the UK’s biggest annual celebration of tourism, which recognises the very best tourism businesses in Yorkshire. The honour is presented by Welcome to Yorkshire to inspirational individuals who have made a big impact on Yorkshire, ...read more
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    Tuesday, November 13, 2018
    Directors at Signum Facilities Management are swapping building maintenance for football management for their latest project. Jill and Ian Wood, directors of award winning Doncaster based Signum FM, have ventured into the world of junior football to help their local community. The duo have affiliated Barnburgh Athletic Junior Football Club and current have an under 10s side in place. Jill Wood, ...read more
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    Tuesday, November 13, 2018
    A campaign that highlights leaders who inspire by example and show how better business can be done, has featured a Sheffield Hallam University professor.   Steve Haake, professor of sports engineering at the University's Advanced Wellbeing Research Centre (AWRC) has been recognised for his work in translating technology used in elite sport to benefit and improve the health and wellbeing of the ...read more
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    Tuesday, November 13, 2018
    A Doncaster based IT company is helping to ensure that students at The British Racing School in Suffolk are on the right track for success. Dolphin ICT, based near Doncaster Sheffield Airport, have been working with the racing school to improve their network connectivity and make tracking student progress even easier thanks to a new fibre cable linking the buildings. Russell Till, managing ...read more
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    Tuesday, November 13, 2018
    CFS International Formations would like to congratulate Courtney on her first year of service with them. During this time Courtney has completed CFS’ comprehensive training program and is now experienced in all aspects of UK Formation Services. Some people may already know Courtney as she is the first point of contact for most clients who require assistance with UK Companies. Courtney commented ...read more
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    Tuesday, November 13, 2018
    Running a business isn’t easy. It requires dedication and commitment, but that can lead to sleepless nights, working long hours and skipping meals. And all that can impact your health and wellbeing in the long run. Nearly 9 out of 10 people rate their health as important to them. Yet, more than a third of business owners said they feel that running a business has, at some point, affected their ...read more
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    Monday, November 12, 2018
    Doncaster’s Firefly run a charitable fleet of vehicles, collecting cancer patients from their homes and driving them to and from Weston Park Hospital in Sheffield to receive specialist cancer treatment. Firefly relies entirely upon donations and support from the local community.   Local marketing agency MultiWebMarketing.co.uk provided a new fundraising website, graphic design, leaflets and ...read more
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    Monday, November 12, 2018
    On Friday 9 November, Chris Ackroyd, Founder and Director of Color Coded Ltd, provided a ten minute presentation to business owners on the '7 benefits of wearing branded corporate uniform' . The presentation focused on the following:- 1 - Professionalism - A good strong first impression is essential to gaining new customers, what every business must do to succeed.  2 - Trustworthy - Following ...read more
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    Friday, November 09, 2018
    A Doncaster law firm has been recognised in a list of the top 200 legal practices in England Wales, published by The Times.   Atherton Godfrey Solicitors, which has operated in the town centre for almost 40 years, was particularly commended for its personal injury and clinical negligence work. It is the only Doncaster-based law firm to be featured.   The inaugural list has been compiled based ...read more
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    Thursday, November 08, 2018
    To mark the centenary of the end of The Great War, Sheffield Hallam University has organised a series of workshops and events. 'The 1918 Project' is a programme of activity focused on educating local school and college children and recognising the social and economic impact of The Great War.  As part of the project, an open day at Collegiate Hall, home to Sheffield Hallam's Faculty of Health and ...read more
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    Tuesday, November 06, 2018
    Lakeside Village is set to take part in the UK’s first day dedicated to accessible shopping on Tuesday November 13. ‘Purple Tuesday’ will see the stores at Lakeside Village join in with retailers across the country to introduce new measures and promote existing measures that make the shopping experience more  inclusive for disabled customers. The initiative is being co-ordinated by the ...read more
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    Tuesday, November 06, 2018
    Local housing provider St Leger Homes of Doncaster is pleased to announce that it has appointed Anthony French and Steve Lyons as new tenant members of its Board.   Anthony French is a tenant who lives in Mexborough and runs his own design business, creating garments and accessories for clients and their homes. Before deciding to start his own business, Anthony worked in the customer services ...read more
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    Tuesday, November 06, 2018
    Sheffield Hallam University's ties to an international business were strengthened this week when a delegation from the company awarded an accolade to a leading researcher. Hitoshi Oike, President and owner of OIKE, a global manufacturing company based in Japan, visited Professor Arutiun Ehiasarian, Head of the National HIPIMS Technology Centre, based at the University, to present him with an ...read more
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    Tuesday, November 06, 2018
    Frenchgate Shopping Centre Doncaster are aiming to bring light into the community this Christmas by launching a campaign with Age UK Doncaster.    The shopping centre will be selling a range of six candles from 10th November, which will be available to purchase at Guest Services within the Centre and on Saturdays throughout the Christmas period outside Debenhams, with all proceeds going to Age ...read more
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    Tuesday, November 06, 2018
    Business owners could be forgiven for assuming they will qualify for Entrepreneurs’ Relief on the sale of their business, and benefit from the low rate of Capital Gains Tax of 10%. However, changes announced in the Budget could have a severe impact on the rate of tax paid and result in double the amount of tax expected for some disposals.  Previously, individuals selling shares in their ...read more
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    Tuesday, November 06, 2018
    Sheffield Hallam University has been named 'Best Educational Institution' by TIGA, the independent games association, at an awards ceremony in London. The announcement was made at the 2018 TIGA Awards, which celebrate the best in creativity, innovation and business in the UK games industry.  The award recognises Sheffield Hallam's games courses for being world leading, having strong links with ...read more
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    Monday, November 05, 2018
    Students at Communication Specialist College Doncaster have expanded their range of products on sale at their onsite and online Enterprise Shop. The number of products, made by the students, has grown year on year with popular items such as their Christmas Reindeer often having a waiting list. New to the shop are the wooden chalkboards and Owls. The group have also introduced wooden lanterns ...read more
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    Monday, November 05, 2018
    A major planning application has been submitted for an extensive logistics and advanced manufacturing development on land adjacent to Doncaster Sheffield Airport (DSA), part of the Airport’s wider site, Aero Centre Yorkshire. The development from Peel Land and Property proposes up to 325,160m² (3.5 million sq ft) of state-of-the-art logistics and advanced manufacturing space, with supporting ...read more
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    Wednesday, October 31, 2018
    The Legal 500 UK 2018-2019 guide reinforces Keebles’ extensive expertise as a leading, multi-award winning Yorkshire legal firm.    The corporate and commercial department, which retained its coveted Law Firm of the Year title at the Sheffield City Region 2018 Dealmakers Awards, continues to be applauded as a key player. Department head, Matt Ainsworth, is praised as ‘technically brilliant with ...read more
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    Tuesday, October 30, 2018
    Hundreds of apprentices have embarked on degree courses at Sheffield Hallam University as the new academic year gets underway. The university is running degree level apprenticeships for record numbers of students this academic year with apprentices of all ages signed up on 25 different courses.  The university has over 800 apprentices on its books and works with 270 employers. In September and ...read more
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    Tuesday, October 30, 2018
    A team from Doncaster have visited Sweden to progress the next stages of a European sign language. The group from Doncaster Deaf Trust met with partners from 14 European countries to discuss Spread the Sign 360, a development which will see 360 degree images added to the online sign language dictionary to help Deaf people across the globe. Alan Robinson, executive principal at Doncaster Deaf ...read more
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    Tuesday, October 30, 2018
    All businesses across the Sheffield City Region are invited to a free event to find out more about the benefits of becoming a Living Wage employer.  This is a great opportunity for all businesses across the Sheffield City Region to come along and hear from the Mayor of Sheffield City Region and business leaders about the benefits of paying the real Living Wage. To celebrate Living Wage Week, ...read more
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    Tuesday, October 30, 2018
    Real Help Doncaster, a new partnership scheme that helps people off the street and into a healthier and safer lifestyle, is urging people to change the way they give and not give on the street. Providing an alternative to giving on the street, the primary aim of Real Help Doncaster is to provide a way for people who want to donate to know that their support will contribute to ‘ real help’ instead ...read more
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    Tuesday, October 30, 2018
    The Yorkshire Wildlife Park's new arrivals have taken their first steps. The three-week-old Visayan Warty Piglets, made up of two males and three females, stepped out into their reserve for the first time this week – obediently following their first time mum Trish. The record breaking new litter of piglets, recognised by their stripy coat to help camouflage them while they are young, is ...read more
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    Tuesday, October 30, 2018
    Work undertaken by Sheffield Hallam University to explore how mindfulness programmes can support those working in high-stress environments has been discussed as part of an evidence session at the Westminster.  Sport science officer Dave Hembrough joined leading healthcare innovators and academics at the hearing today (Thursday 25 October) hosted by the Mindfulness All-Party Parliamentary Group ...read more
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    Tuesday, October 30, 2018
    Property specialist Barnsdales has acted to strengthen its management team by appointing Kay Sliwinski to the new role of finance director. The company, which serves clients nationwide from offices across the North and the Midlands, is expanding its team and its range of activities, which includes commercial and residential property and the growing Barnsdales FM division. It recently completed ...read more
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    Tuesday, October 30, 2018
    The talented creators of hit musical Everyone's Talking about Jamie are to receive an honorary doctorate in recognition of their success. Jonathan Butterell, Dan Gillespie Sells and Tom MacRae - the creative team behind the smash hit musical - will receive the honour from Sheffield Hallam University at a ceremony in November. The musical was inspired by the 2011 BBC Three documentary Jamie: Drag ...read more
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    Wednesday, October 24, 2018
    Doncaster based photographer Gary MacDonald of Revu Photography has just had four images selected to go into the final judging of the prestigious Xperience Portrait Awards.  In the third round of judging it was revealed that Gary of Revu Photography now has no less than seven finalist images in the Teen, Little Miss, and Open categories. In each of the categories there is a £500 prize for his ...read more
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    Wednesday, October 24, 2018
    HMRC has updated the Making Tax Digital (MTD) programme, as the April 2019 deadline for most VAT-registered businesses to submit VAT returns approaches. HMRC has provided important information about: the VAT pilot, which now includes property income; details of record-keeping requirements for taxpayers; and an updated list of software suppliers. The pilot schemes HMRC is currently piloting MTD ...read more
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    Wednesday, October 24, 2018
    A Doncaster-based examination board is celebrating after winning the top honour at its industry awards. Highfield Qualifications took the coveted ‘Awarding Organisation of the Year’ accolade at this year’s FAB Awards. FAB – the Federation of Awarding Bodies – is the membership organisation for the UK’s circa 170 technical and professional organisations. It represents awarding organisations to ...read more
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    Wednesday, October 24, 2018
    The second edition of the Doncaster art fair taking place on Sunday December 2nd will see Doncaster town centre come alive with about 50 visual artists from a range of media including painting, sculpture, illustration, ceramics, mixed media, photography, textile and more.  This unique art fair themed #buyartforchristmas will see the Doncaster businesses, galleries and the general art loving ...read more
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    Wednesday, October 24, 2018
    An innovative project set up to tackle youth unemployment in the UK has led to nearly half of participants finding work, a study by Sheffield Hallam University has found. Sheffield Hallam University was commissioned to evaluate the Big Lottery Fund's £108 million Talent Match programme and found its innovative youth-centred design and emphasis on local partnerships was turning the tide for ...read more
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    Wednesday, October 24, 2018
    A brave contingent of around 1,000 runners battled through the downpours to raise more than £7,500 for the Yorkshire Wildlife Park Foundation in a 5k fun run around the park. The runners, joggers and walkers created a big splash and covered a combined distance of 5,070 kilometres (3,150 miles), the equivalent of a return trip from Doncaster to Marbella. The Run for Wildlife 5K, organised by ...read more
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    Wednesday, October 24, 2018
    Owners of some of the world’s most exclusive cars have helped raise an incredible £117,000 for families across the region. Supercar Driver, the UK's leading members club for supercar owners, has supported Bluebell Wood Children’s Hospice, which cares for children and young adults with life-shortening and life-threatening conditions, since 2010.  The stunning sum raised by the club over the last ...read more
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    Wednesday, October 24, 2018
    Pupils from Doncaster School for the Deaf took a special trip to Yorkshire Wildlife Park to teach some of the rangers the British Sign Language sign for the animals they look after. The pupils, aged between 8 and 16, asked the rangers questions about the animals and taught them a number of basic signs including the animal name and signs for eating, carnivore and other useful day to day ...read more
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    Wednesday, October 24, 2018
    Doncaster Racecourse has announced it is to give away 200 tickets for its November Handicap, to serving armed forces personnel, including members who have been medically discharged since 2001, as the race takes place on Armistice weekend. The racecourse has once again teamed up with Tickets For Troops – a charity which provides free tickets to members of the Armed Forces – to offer free access to ...read more
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    Wednesday, October 24, 2018
    darts (Doncaster Community Arts) is delighted to announce that Keepmoat Homes has generously sponsored The Point’s Gallery. The donation has contributed to the new internal wall space in the gallery, built specially to house the current ARTIST ROOMS: Bill Viola exhibition.  darts’ Assistant Director, Helen Jones, who curates the exhibition programme at The Point, said: “We are delighted that ...read more
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    Thursday, October 18, 2018
    The co-founder of Yorkshire Wildlife Park has been named as one of the country’s leading business figures. John Minion, who has guided the park from humble beginnings to the UK’s No.1 walkthrough wildlife adventure in less than a decade, was hailed for his business drive and commitment to animal welfare. He was selected for the honour by a panel of experts who were impressed by the park’s rapid ...read more
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    Thursday, October 18, 2018
    Construction has begun on what will become an industry-leading food engineering research centre. Sheffield Hallam University's National Centre of Excellence for Food Engineering is set to open next year and sit alongside the Sheffield Olympic Legacy Park (OLP), and an event today marked the start of building work on the site. Plans for the research-led centre include pilot-scale production ...read more
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    Thursday, October 18, 2018
    HS2 Ltd has launched a further consultation on the Phase 2b route from West Midlands to Leeds which passes through our borough. It is based on their Working Draft Environmental Statement which takes the design and build implications to a next stage of refinement. The consultation is open until 21st December and there will be a public meeting held by HS2 on 8th November in Mexborough. Doncaster ...read more
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    Thursday, October 18, 2018
    The Frenchgate Centre has been at the heart of Doncaster’s town centre for almost five decades - and this month marks exactly fifty years since it first opened its doors. The centre, which was originally called the Arndale Centre, was officially opened on October 4, 1968, and has over 120 stores. The shopping centre was renamed thirty years ago, in 1988, after a change of ownership, with the new ...read more
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    Thursday, October 18, 2018
    Living Wage Week is the annual celebration of the Living Wage movement in the UK. The Living Wage Foundation will be marking the occasion with a series of celebrations across the UK, including a flagship event in Sheffield City Region with the Mayor, Dan Jarvis. Mayor Jarvis and the Living Wage Foundation invite you to join us on the morning of Monday 5 November to celebrate the announcement of ...read more
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    Thursday, October 18, 2018
    If you are planning on travelling abroad during the winter months, you and your family may need to have some vaccinations before you go, particularly if you’re heading to a country where malaria is prevalent. If you’re not sure about whether you will need any vaccinations Weldricks, in conjunction with MASTA can help. The first step is to check online with specialist travel health consultancy, ...read more
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    Thursday, October 18, 2018
    Doncaster Council has started implementing new licensing requirements for landlords or managing agents of properties in parts of Doncaster. Landlords or managing agents of houses in multiple occupation (HMOs), commonly known as bedsits, in parts of Balby, Hexthorpe, Hyde Park, Intake, Wheatley and Wheatley Hills with four or more occupiers now need to apply for a HMO licence.  The scheme ...read more
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    Thursday, October 18, 2018
    The second annual report by charity South Yorkshire’s Community Foundation (SYCF) surveyed local people for their opinions and experiences of community needs.  Combined with the latest statistics nationally and from local authorities, the Vital Signs report 2018 reveals high levels of deprivation, visible homelessness and lack of affordable housing for Doncaster residents and across South ...read more
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    Thursday, October 18, 2018
    Leading engineering firm AESSEAL have donated a £50,000 grant to Sheffield Hallam University, aimed at encouraging more women to work in engineering. The two year grant from the Rotherham-based company will be used to encourage and support women in engineering, with more than 40 students benefitting from the donation.  Stephen Shaw, group engineering director at AESSEAL, formally made the ...read more
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    Thursday, October 18, 2018
    A South Yorkshire-based boutique PR agency, led by three female entrepreneurs, has been shortlisted for a National Business Women’s Award.  Sidekick PR, based at Kelham Island in Sheffield, has been shortlisted for the ‘Best New Business Award’, which recognises the achievements of female-led companies set up within the last two years. The trio – Charlotte Dimond, Eve Worthington and Kirstie ...read more
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