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    Friday, January 24, 2020
    A new service has launched in Doncaster that aims to support the physical health and wellbeing of people who have a serious mental illness (SMI).GPs across the borough and mental health staff at Rotherham Doncaster and South Humber NHS Foundation Trust (RDaSH) are working together to provide Physical Health and Wellbeing Clinics throughout Doncaster.The aim of this new service is to support and ...read more
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    Friday, January 24, 2020
    A South Yorkshire theatre company has presented four collection buckets full of money from its performances of Aladdin for St John’s Hospice in Balby.  Two of the main characters from the Tin Pot Theatre’s Aladdin pantomime Suzy Dix and Jacob Sykes travelled to the hospice on Weston Road in Doncaster to hand over the buckets filled with £870.47 to Lindsey Richards Fundraiser at St John’s ...read more
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    Thursday, January 23, 2020
    Bluebell Wood Children’s Hospice has welcomed the news that paid leave for bereaved parents is to be introduced in to law in April. The Parental Bereavement Act 2018, known as Jack’s Law, will give working parents the right to two weeks statutory paid leave following the death of a child aged under 18.  It comes after a campaigning mum from Cumbria helped bring about a change in the law ...read more
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    Wednesday, January 22, 2020
    Residents and visitors will soon be enjoying a five star cinema and restaurant experience in Doncaster town centre as a major construction milestone is reached.   The £8.5million Savoy cinema complex, being developed and project managed by Doncaster Council, constructed by Lindum and benefitting from Sheffield City Region Local Growth Funding (LGF) has celebrated the roof being in place at a ...read more
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    Wednesday, January 22, 2020
    Ahead of its official opening this week, Sheffield Hallam University’s Advanced Wellbeing Research Centre (AWRC) has welcomed GO Fit as a major new international collaborator.    GO Fit, part of the Ingesport group which runs full service health and fitness clubs in Spain and Portugal, has announced it is set to make the AWRC the European hub of its research and innovation programme. The AWRC, ...read more
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    Wednesday, January 22, 2020
    Members of the public are invited along to the next meeting of a health trust’s Council of Governors. Rotherham Doncaster and South Humber NHS Foundation Trust’s (RDaSH) Council of Governors’ meeting will be held at Holiday Inn Rotherham (M1 – Junction 33) West Bawtry Road, Rotherham, S60 2XL on Wednesday 12 February 2020 at 9.30am. Items will include the latest finance and performance data and ...read more
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    Tuesday, January 21, 2020
    Doncaster and Bassetlaw Kidney Association (DaBKA) have donated £25,000 to the Renal Outpatients units at Doncaster and Bassetlaw Teaching Hospitals (DBTH), in order to purchase three new vascular scanners.  The state-of-the-art Sonosite scanners are used in the departments to scan haemodialysis patients. They use ultrasound technology to enable nursing staff to gain a clear view of a patient’s ...read more
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    Tuesday, January 21, 2020
    School children are to be given the chance to learn essential skills to boost their chances of finding work at the award-winning Yorkshire Wildlife Park.   The sessions for secondary schools and colleges focus on employability skills through a fun interactive session. YWP Education Manager Jade Bancroft said:” We are really excited to be holding these sessions at the park. Feedback on the ...read more
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    Tuesday, January 21, 2020
    Doncaster is looking forward to throwing a spotlight on culture and generating even more family fun and excitement as the 2020 Visitor Guide is unveiled at the Yorkshire Wildlife Park. The 2020 Doncaster Visitor Guide includes all the ‘need to know’ information about the big events, vast array of attractions, where to stay and all the hidden gems Doncaster has to offer. Pulled together by the ...read more
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    Tuesday, January 21, 2020
    Doncaster’s Frenchgate Shopping Centre Multi-Storey Car Park is celebrating after regaining a top award for the 11th consecutive year.  The shopping centre has once again been given the Park Mark®, the accredited logo of the Safer Parking Scheme.  The 1355 space car park underwent a rigorous assessment conducted by the police and the British Parking Association. The process investigated; ...read more
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    Tuesday, January 21, 2020
    Doncaster and Bassetlaw Teaching Hospitals (DBTH) have begun a new, novel project to bring live music to its high traffic areas in order to lift the spirits of patients, staff and visitors who are coming and going at the Trust.  With skilled musicians playing at intervals, it is hoped that this incidental music will provide a calming and cultured atmosphere within the hospitals, reducing anxiety ...read more
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    Tuesday, January 21, 2020
    Doncaster Children's Charity Active Fusion are inviting businesses to hear about the impact of their work in helping young people to develop a love for being active. Studies have show that this generation of young people have a lower life expectancy due to poor physical health and mental wellbeing. Doncaster business leaders are invited to access the morning of their annual conference to find out ...read more
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    Monday, January 20, 2020
    A brand new General Practice Nursing (GPN) Development Strategy has been launched today (Monday 20 January) to help recruit, retain and further develop Doncaster’s primary care nursing family. Written by and for primary care nurses, it’s a key step in helping to raise the profile and highlight the endless opportunities that a long term career in primary care nursing can bring. It also sets out how ...read more
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    Monday, January 20, 2020
    Teams from three schools across the city have been given a taste of the fast-paced world of financial trading at an event held at Sheffield Hallam University. The inaugural Sheffield Business School inter-school financial trading competition aims to give A-Level and GCSE pupils a taste of life as a financial trader, using Bloomberg terminals that are used on Wall Street and the London Stock ...read more
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    Monday, January 20, 2020
    Yorkshire Wildlife Park responded to the disastrous floods in South Yorkshire with a big-hearted gesture – free tickets for flood victims and people who helped them.  More than 500 tickets were handed out to adults and children over a weekend – worth more than £8,000 – in a partnership with South Yorkshire’s Community Foundation (SYCF).  The charity launched the South Yorkshire Flood Disaster ...read more
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    Friday, January 17, 2020
    With 2020 marking the Year of the Nurse and Midwife, in honour of the 200th birth anniversary of Florence Nightingale, Sheffield Hallam University has held a national roundtable debate to discuss the role of family-focussed nursing in the UK and Ireland.  Family nursing focuses on promoting health and wellbeing by supporting families to develop their own resources to become resilient, adaptable ...read more
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    Friday, January 17, 2020
    People across the Borough value support from family and friends with their emotional health, alongside others with shared experiences, detailed in a report published by Healthwatch Doncaster. An independent voice for people to share their views on health and social care in the town, Healthwatch Doncaster completed two successful engagement events in August 2019 at the Recovery Games, and at ...read more
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    Wednesday, January 15, 2020
    Do you have baking skills to rival Mary Berry? Fancy driving patients to appointments? Or helping to man a reception?  These are just a few jobs dedicated volunteers carry out at a local health trust. Now staff at Rotherham Doncaster and South Humber NHS Foundation Trust (RDaSH) are on the hunt for more volunteers in Doncaster to get involved and help support patients. Volunteers can give as ...read more
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    Wednesday, January 15, 2020
    Atherton Godfrey solicitors has become the official Partner Sponsor of Sheffield Together 2020, a sponsored run /walk organised by Cavendish Cancer Care.  It’s a ‘beautifully muddy event’ and its 5k or 10k circuits make it suitable for all ages and abilities’. Entrants are encouraged to bring along the kids or even the dogs. Or those up for a challenge could join with a group of friends and run ...read more
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    Wednesday, January 15, 2020
    Parents whose children haven’t had the flu vaccination are being urged to jump on board a bus.  Nurses from a local health trust will be on a health bus visiting Doncaster, Retford and Scunthorpe to give the free immunisation to eligible school children.  The National Healthy Child Flu Vaccination programme is in its fifth year and nurses from Rotherham Doncaster and South Humber NHS Foundation ...read more
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    Wednesday, January 15, 2020
    International climate conservation efforts will be given a major boost at a summit hosted at the award-winning Yorkshire Wildlife Park this week. Experts from the Climate Change Specialist Group of the IUCN (International Union for Conservation and Nature) will agree the plan for the next stages of a significant new climate change initiative to promote a deeper understanding of climate change, ...read more
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    Tuesday, January 14, 2020
    The latest theme in Doncaster’s Primary Care campaign launches today (Monday 13 January 2020) and highlights the importance of self-care. The campaign sets out to raise awareness of the importance of self-care, and to help people understand that taking more control of your own care, having medicines available at home and to lead healthier life style is an important part of staying well. 100s of ...read more
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    Tuesday, January 14, 2020
    A team from Doncaster Deaf Trust are running a new programme to help people in the Sheffield City Region who are Deaf/ hard of hearing or have other communication difficulties gain the skills needed to access employment. The Specialist Employability Support Services (SESS) team are running the Skills Support for Employment Programme, which ais to support unemployed people aged 19+, who have ...read more
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    Tuesday, January 14, 2020
    Scottish-based travel agency, Barrhead Travel has opened one of its twenty brand-new stores at Frenchgate Shopping Centre in Doncaster, becoming the first ever travel agency to launch at the centre.  The new 930 sq. ft unit will offer a wide choice of holiday types from all-inclusive and luxury to sunshine and city breaks.  Located on the upper mall of the centre, the team of six travel experts ...read more
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    Tuesday, January 14, 2020
    Network Rail has appointed VolkerRail as a supplier on its Design Services Framework (DSF). The DSF is worth an estimated £400m and will deliver design services across the country for Control Period 6, with the option to extend into Control Period 7. The 82 contracts went live on 1 January 2020 and are split across four multi-discipline frameworks and 78 single-discipline frameworks. VolkerRail ...read more
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    Monday, January 13, 2020
    The Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, Matt Hancock, visited Doncaster Royal Infirmary last week (Friday 10 January) to meet with student nurses, as well as discuss future plans for the hospital. The Government Minister visited the site, speaking to nurses and doctors, as well as exploring the Trust’s future ambitions with Richard Parker OBE and Suzy Brain England OBE, the respective ...read more
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    Friday, January 10, 2020
    A Yorkshire and North Lincolnshire health trust has appointed a new Non-Executive Director to its Board. Dave Vallance, of Nottingham, was appointed to Rotherham Doncaster and South Humber NHS Foundation Trust (RDaSH) by its Council of Governors and took up the new role in December 2019.  Dave brings with him a vast range of HR experience after working for over 20 years with Walgreen Boots ...read more
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    Friday, January 10, 2020
    A Yorkshire and North Lincolnshire health trust has pledged its commitment to support armed forces’ veterans, reservists and their families. This week the Chief Executive of Rotherham Doncaster and South Humber NHS Foundation Trust (RDaSH), Kathryn Singh, together with Chairman Alan Lockwood, made a formal commitment to Britain’s military by signing the Armed Forces’ Covenant. They were also ...read more
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    Friday, January 10, 2020
    Experiences of local emergency and out-of-hours services in the Borough are rated mostly positive by patients, in a new report published by Healthwatch Doncaster.  An independent voice for people who use health and social care services, Healthwatch Doncaster visited local emergency and out of hours services including an overnight visit to Doncaster Royal Infirmary’s (DRI) Emergency ...read more
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    Monday, January 06, 2020
    A £2 million fund to support farmers who suffered uninsurable damage to their property in the devastating floods in November has opened for applications today (Monday 6 January).   The Government confirmed in November 2019 that it would extend its Farming Recovery Fund so farmers in parts of South Yorkshire could apply for grants between £500 and £25,000 to cover a number of repair costs, ...read more
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    Monday, January 06, 2020
    The Crown was delighted to purchase buildings on Scot Lane in Bawtry at the end of 2019, and leasing to new takeaway owners the Bull House Chinese offering superb takeaway food into Bawtry and the surrounding areas, this is a great addition to the Crown Hotel and Bawtry Hall Portfolio. Craig Dowie Managing Director commented “We wish Bull House Chinese all the best with the new venture and are ...read more
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    Monday, January 06, 2020
    Bluebell Wood Children’s Hospice has saved thousands of pounds and covered almost 10,000 miles supporting local families thanks to a generous local motor company.   Since April, Bluebell Wood staff have been proudly driving around the region in a brand new Toyota C-HR courtesy of Burrows Fleet and Business Centre in Barugh Green, Barnsley.   The brand new sleek Toyota C-HR, complete with ...read more
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    Friday, January 03, 2020
    Discarded Christmas Trees were given a new lease of life yesterday - as enrichment toys for the lemurs at the award-winning Yorkshire Wildlife Park.   Rangers delivered the trees to the one-acre Lemur Woods reserve for the enjoyment of the endangered ring tailed and red bellied lemurs.   Greg Clifton, team leader of primates team at the park said: "Like us all after the Christmas season the ...read more
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    Thursday, January 02, 2020
    It has been an exciting 12 months for the award-winning Yorkshire Wildlife Park! January – Amur Tigers The year began with the Amur Tigers enjoying the winter snow as temperatures dropped closer to those of their natural habitat in Russia. Only 500 Amur Tigers survive in the wild and YWP is at the forefront of the international effort to save the species.  February – Polar Bears The country's ...read more
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    Thursday, January 02, 2020
    The Disability Confident scheme is a national initiative to support employers like you to make the most of the talents disabled people can bring to your workplace. Through Disability Confident, thousands of employers are:challenging attitudes towards disabilityincreasing understanding of disabilityremoving barriers to disabled people and those with long-term health conditionsensuring that disabled ...read more
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    Thursday, January 02, 2020
    St Leger Homes of Doncaster has confirmed that works to install sprinklers into its nine high-rise buildings have now been completed. The news follows the publication of the Grenfell Tower Inquiry Phase 1 report. Following the tragic events at Grenfell Tower in London, the local housing provider has been working closely with colleagues at Doncaster Council to improve fire safety across its ...read more
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    Thursday, January 02, 2020
    Comments that access to GP services is an issue for Doncaster patients has been a common theme from patient feedback to Healthwatch Doncaster.  Healthwatch Doncaster talked to over 1500 local people about their experiences of accessing GP services. All the experiences and opinions that were shared have been analysed in a report published by Healthwatch Doncaster.  Healthwatch Doncaster completed ...read more
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    Friday, December 20, 2019
    A Doncaster based health Trust that provides a wide range of services across the borough is offering a free 90 minute Mental Health Awareness Programme to local businesses to benefit their staff. Clinician Magdalena Matthews of Doncaster’s Improving Access to Physiological Therapies (IAPT), a Rotherham Doncaster and South Humber NHS Foundation Trust (RDaSH) primary care mental health team, ...read more
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    Friday, December 20, 2019
    Doncaster and locations across the UK are fighting against an epidemic of obesity and poor physical and mental health in the young. The Active Fusion Conference 2020 aims to address this, bringing together professionals in education to explore how we can inspire a healthier and happier generation together.Date: Friday 14 February 2020Time: 9am - 3pmVenue: Keepmoat Stadium The conference brings ...read more
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    Thursday, December 19, 2019
    A Doncaster based health trust which provides a range of services across the borough to people experiencing difficulties with their mental health has issued the following advice for residents who may be experiencing more than just the winter blues over the Christmas period. Alison Lancaster, Manager of mental health services in Doncaster for Rotherham Doncaster and South Humber NHS Foundation ...read more
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    Thursday, December 19, 2019
    A mental health ‘Safe Space’ has been officially launched in Doncaster this week.  Located in Intake, the innovative service ran by NHS Doncaster CCG, Rotherham Doncaster and South Humber NHS Foundation Trust (RDaSH), People Focused Group (PFG), Mind and Open Minds, has been given the green light for two years funding following a successful pilot last year.   Health and care organisations across ...read more
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    Thursday, December 19, 2019
    Active Fusion is very excited to announce that John Hayes from Reach Interactive will be joining their Board of Trustees. John is the Chief Operating Officer at Reach Interactive with an extensive background in sales and management. He has helped grow the company into one that operates on a global scale and generates a multi-million-pound revenue yearly. The company is an SMS marketing provider ...read more
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    Wednesday, December 18, 2019
    Women in the Manor and Castle areas of Sheffield are being reminded by Sheffield Teaching Hospitals to attend their breast screening appointments as eligible women in this area, who are registered with a GP Practice, have been sent appointments. Each month, more than 5,000 women are  diagnosed with breast cancer, which is one of the most common cancers in the world.  Each year in the UK alone ...read more
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    Wednesday, December 18, 2019
    A specialist Doncaster-based recruitment consultancy is celebrating a record-breaking year of business less than two years after setting up.   Orb Recruitment, which was established in April 2018, achieved a staggering £1m turnover in its first year of trading and is now one of the leading agencies in South Yorkshire focusing on the manufacturing and production, healthcare and construction and ...read more
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    Wednesday, December 18, 2019
    Lakeside Village has once again received national recognition for its gleaming toilet facilities.   At the annual Loo of the Year awards 2019, Doncaster’s leading retail outlet walked away with the top Diamond classification for its exceptionally clean and well-looked after toilets.   For 2019, award organisers introduced the new Diamond Award, which joined the existing Silver, Gold and ...read more
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    Wednesday, December 18, 2019
    At a packed Doncaster Chamber Business Awards on 12 December, local businessman, entrepreneur and philanthropist, Nadeem Shah was presented with the Lifetime Achievement Award in recognition for over forty years of support for the town of Doncaster. Born in Pakistan, Nadeem came to the UK in the early 1960’s with his parents. His father, Ahmed Hassan Shah, set up his first business in Doncaster ...read more
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    Wednesday, December 18, 2019
    Patients in Doncaster are being spared an avoidable visit to hospital this winter thanks to GPs using an expanded rapid telephone advice and guidance service, delivered by Consultant Connect. Having direct and quick access to advice from Consultants, GPs can ensure that patients get the right care first time. This often means that patients avoid unnecessary trips to hospital, the NHS saves money ...read more
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    Wednesday, December 18, 2019
    A team of Chartered Surveyors from Doncaster and Newark have put their best foot forward for charity. The group, from the Doncaster and Newark offices of Fisher German tackled the Yorkshire Three Peaks challenge, raising £1741 for Doncaster Deaf Trust. Alexis Johnson, executive principal, at Doncaster Deaf Trust said: “We are so pleased to receive this donation from Fisher German. Many people do ...read more
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    Tuesday, December 17, 2019
    A team of academics and clinicians from Sheffield Hallam University (SHU) and Sheffield Children’s Hospital (SCH) has triumphed in a Dragons’ Den-style pitch to win £10,000 of medical technology funding. The money will be used to advance the development of a device that utilises innovative method to monitor central sleep apnoea in young children and infants.  Led by medical engineer Professor ...read more
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    Monday, December 16, 2019
    A documentary made by two professors from Sheffield Hallam will tell the story of how "hairy guys in sheds" have created their own identity through building "cigar box" guitars. The half-hour film, Cigar Box Blues – The Makers of a Revolution, directed by Virginia Heath, Professor of Film, and written by Paul Atkinson, Professor of Design and Design History, portrays the passionate makers and ...read more
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    Tuesday, December 10, 2019
    A list of Doncaster’s top 100 books, as voted for by children across the town, has been revealed.  Children from every primary school in Doncaster were invited to take part in Doncaster 100 Reads and almost 5,800 votes were cast. The final list features books for children of all ages and a diverse list of titles. Well known authors such as Julia Donaldson, Jacqueline Wilson, and Beatrix Potter ...read more
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    Tuesday, December 10, 2019
    Kind-hearted Doncaster six-year-old Georgia Ardron knew exactly what she wanted to do to celebrate her birthday… She decided to forgo presents from all of the 26 friends attending her party – and asked for donations to Bluebell Wood Children’s Hospice instead. The Tickhill Estfield Primary pupil raised a whopping £300 and proudly brought a cheque to the North Anston hospice. Georgia’s parents ...read more
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    Tuesday, December 10, 2019
    Specialist children’s nurse Judith Bentley has joined Bluebell Wood Children’s Hospice as Head of Care. Judith Bentley joins the hospice from Pinderfields Hospital in Wakefield and is passionate about delivering gold-standard care for children and families at the North Anston hospice and expanding her team to enable more care at home. She brings a wealth of nursing expertise and life experience ...read more
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    Tuesday, December 10, 2019
    Doncaster and Bassetlaw Teaching Hospitals (DBTH) has begun the search for a new Medical Director, as current post-holder, Mr Sewa Singh, is set to retire on 31 March 2020. The organisation’s longest-serving Executive Director, Mr Singh has held the position of Medical Director since 2012, having initially joined the Trust in 1996 as a Consultant Vascular Surgeon, and having overseen many ...read more
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    Friday, December 06, 2019
    We know mums have the legal right to breastfeed anywhere (2010 Equality Act) but many do not feel confident in doing so. The 'We Support Our Mums' 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.   Venues across Doncaster including cafes, restaurants, libraries and leisure centres are all ...read more
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    Wednesday, December 04, 2019
    Clinicians at Doncaster and Bassetlaw Teaching Hospitals (DBTH) have been working hard to improve the quality of information that is given to patients. Often a major theme within the feedback received from visitors, ward staff have recently focused upon enhancing communication with patients, introducing a number of initiatives to ensure that individuals know what to expect during their hospital ...read more
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    Wednesday, December 04, 2019
    Doncaster photographer picks up top prize for timeless portrait. Photographer Gary MacDonald of Revu Photography has picked up a top award in a prestigious industry competition for his portrait photography skills. Gary, who owns a photography business in C-View Centre, Church View, won in the Little Miss portrait category at the Xperience group awards ceremony recently. Gary is one of 13 ...read more
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    Wednesday, December 04, 2019
    Christmas is starting to sparkle with the fast-approaching festive fairs at Yorkshire Wildlife Park in Doncaster. The landmark events with fun for all the family combining a visit to the award- winning wildlife park and all the fun and seasonal cheer of the  Christmas Fair are taking place over the weekends of December 7/8 and 14/15. The event will inspire the Christmas spirit in everyone – ...read more
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    Wednesday, December 04, 2019
    When Michael (Mick) Bates suffered a tragic accident three years ago resulting in him losing a leg, he didn’t expect that he’d end up training to try and get into the GB Paralympic team. Now two Doncaster businesses are backing Mick and offering him support to help his training and his bid to get onto the team. Doncaster Culture and Leisure Trust (DCLT) have welcomed Mick onto their Talented ...read more
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    Wednesday, December 04, 2019
    The former St James’ Baths in Doncaster’s blossoming Civic and Cultural Quarter is being made available to developers and commercial operators. Doncaster Council is looking for interested parties with appropriate business plans for rejuvenating this prominent 1930s building to express their interest. Located next door to the new Savoy cinema and restaurant complex which will be open in spring ...read more
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    Wednesday, December 04, 2019
    A special ‘All Change’ exhibition which showcases the history of Doncaster museum past and present will give residents a last chance to experience the museum in its current home. Doncaster Museum and Art Gallery on Chequer Road will close its doors on Friday, 17 January 2020 before reopening in its new home just up the road on Waterdale in summer 2020. The exhibition will take a fond look back ...read more
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    Wednesday, December 04, 2019
    The British Wedding Awards is a National Awards and a celebration of the UK’s favourite wedding companies, voted for and chosen by real brides. Bawtry Hall has been shortlisted in the Countryside Wedding Venue Category and the winner will be announced at a the glitzy black tie ceremony in London in February 2020. Katey Dent of Bawtry Hall commented “Our team are thrilled! Bawtry Hall has only ...read more
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    Tuesday, December 03, 2019
    More than 200 local people with dementia and their carers will take part in the Singing for Memory project, providing fun and friendship and reducing social isolation, thanks to a grant of £70,000 from Yorkshire, West Riding freemasons to Doncaster Community Arts (darts). During group sessions, new songs are created using lyrics given by the participants and everyone’s contribution is ...read more
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    Monday, December 02, 2019
    An extensive six month Trading Standards operation targeting several Doncaster town centre premises has seen over 47,000 packets of illicit cigarettes and hand rolling tobacco seized and destined for destruction.    Six individuals, in separate prosecutions, pleaded guilty to offences that accounted for the total seized which had an estimated street value believed to be as much as £280,000. The ...read more
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    Friday, November 29, 2019
    A university wide strategy to transform lives has been recognised at the Times Higher Education Awards.  The University picked up the award at the ceremony at the Grosvenor House Hotel in London last night (Thursday 28 November) in the Outstanding Strategic Planning Team category for its Transforming Lives strategy.  Transforming Lives was launched in 2017 to make Sheffield Hallam the world’s ...read more
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    Thursday, November 28, 2019
    Doncaster and Bassetlaw Teaching Hospitals (DBTH) recently hosted a pair of events, dedicated to raising awareness of the benefits that Research and Development (R&D) can have on patient care.   R&D plays an absolutely vital role within a healthcare setting, especially when it comes to refining procedures and modernising services. Innovative studies enable hospitals to be ahead of the curve by ...read more
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    Thursday, November 28, 2019
    Filling Christmas stockings with a roar is proving a growing trend as people search for exciting presents. Staff at Yorkshire Wildlife Park are gearing up for a busy Christmas and are hoping for record sales over the popular Black Friday weekend. The award-winning Yorkshire Wildlife Park is reporting a rise in gifting experience presents such as VIP, Experience Vouchers and Annual Passes as ...read more
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    Thursday, November 28, 2019
    This article provides information for businesses affected by the floods in Doncaster.Business Rates – Tel: 01302 734454 Option 2 Any business premises affected by flood damage will qualify for an exemption, 100% relief, from business rates for a minimum period of up to 3 months (6 months for industrial) from the date of the flood when full business rates will be payable. The property needs to be ...read more
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    Thursday, November 28, 2019
    A wonderful selection of entertainment and offers are being lined up throughout December to encourage residents and visitors to experience Doncaster this Christmas. The council’s Visit Doncaster team, along with MAM Doncaster Markets team, have helped organise dozens of festive activities the whole family will love and enjoy and with free parking offers available, local residents can have a great ...read more
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    Thursday, November 28, 2019
    Schoolchildren are being offered unique opportunities to get a hands-on experience to learn all about Yorkshire Wildlife Park’s polar bears.   The Bear Necessities Sessions will feature interactive activities and games designed to reveal the challenges they face in the Arctic as climate change threatens their home and hunting grounds.   The outreach sessions are aimed at children from Years 1 ...read more
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    Tuesday, November 26, 2019
    The season of giving is nigh... And once again, Bluebell Wood Children’s Hospice prepares to be amazed by the generosity of supporters wanting to send festive gifts to its children and families. The hospice needs to make sure Christmas presents can benefit as many children as possible, so its team sends an online letter to Santa. Each gift on Bluebell Wood’s Christmas wishlist is carefully ...read more
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    Monday, November 25, 2019
    Sheffield Hallam University is continuing to build stronger communities by providing scholarships for students from disadvantaged backgrounds.  Last year, three students in the Department of Natural and Built Environment were awarded the scholarship, entitling them to a £3,000 grant for each year of study on a full time undergraduate course. This has now been extended to five students, thanks to ...read more
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    Monday, November 25, 2019
    ARC and Doncaster Racecourse roared their way to success by scooping an award at the prestigious 10th Annual RCA Awards at Hamilton Park on the 14th November. Seen as the Oscars amongst UK Racecourses, the 10th annual Showcase & Awards celebrates excellence and rewards innovation from racecourses all across the UK. Racecourses representatives from across the UK were in attendance vying for the ...read more
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    Friday, November 22, 2019
    A Doncaster College Apprentice scooped first prize in the Painting and Decorating Association competition on Saturday 9th November. Alex was nominated in the senior category for ‘The Apprentice Paperhanger of the Year Competition’.  The shortlisting for the competition started at Doncaster College in June 2019, Apprentices from different Colleges up and down the UK come along to take part in a ...read more
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    Friday, November 22, 2019
    As the colder nights draw in we would like to let people know the steps that are being taken in line with the Doncaster Winter Plan to ensure there is provision in Doncaster for anyone that is homeless that needs a bed and support from services.   Under the Winter Plan, extra beds are being made available for anyone sleeping rough in Doncaster through the winter period, whatever the weather – ...read more
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    Friday, November 22, 2019
    Doncaster and Bassetlaw Teaching Hospitals (DBTH) is looking for an experienced and talented Non-executive Director to join the Trust’s Board of Directors. Non-executive Directors (NED) play a crucial role on any board by bringing an independent perspective to the Trust boardroom. They provide constructive challenge, help develop strategy and set the ‘tone at the top’ in terms of championing the ...read more
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    Friday, November 22, 2019
    Young people from across the city who take part in Sheffield Children's University (CU) attended a special graduation event at Sheffield City Hall to celebrate completing 1,000 hours of extra-curricular learning activities.  Fifteen Sheffield CU pupils, who have all received the CU's highest award, the Gold Fellowship, for 1000 hours of participation, were presented with a special certificate in ...read more
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    Friday, November 22, 2019
    The conservation work of the Yorkshire Wildlife Park Foundation has been recognised in a major international award.  The Foundation (YWPF) plays a crucial role in climate change education and awareness and contributed to the efforts of the Climate Change Specialist Group which won the accolade. News of the  award comes during Polar Bear Week, which started  on Monday, and celebrates the species ...read more
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    Thursday, November 21, 2019
    Doctor Who showrunner and executive producer, Chris Chibnall, said he and the cast and crew of series 11 of the iconic show were 'blown away' after receiving honorary doctorates from Sheffield Hallam University.  Chris became showrunner and executive producer on the series which saw the first female Doctor arrive on our screens in 2018. The opening episode, The Woman Who Fell to Earth, was filmed ...read more
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    Thursday, November 21, 2019
    £4,300 was raised on Sunday 17 November through the generous donation of local, national and international artists.  Some art works sold for as much as £700 and even as the auction began, work was still being donated.  A total of 70 paintings, sculptures and by established and emerging artists, went on sale mostly with no reserve, which enabled many first time buyers to experience great and ...read more
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    Thursday, November 21, 2019
    Sheffield Hallam has signed become the first University in the UK to sign the School Governor Champion charter, pledging to encourage and support staff to be governors in local schools. This 5-step charter has been developed by Inspiring Governance, a national school governor recruitment service, as a call to action for employers across the country to sign and act as an advocate for school ...read more
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    Thursday, November 21, 2019
    Robyn Cooper, aged 20 has been studying at Communication Specialist College Doncaster since September 2015 and with the help of her Social Worker and the team at the college she secured a work experience placement at Doncaster Chamber of Commerce through the summer. Rachael McEwan from Doncaster Chamber of Commerce said: “It has been a real pleasure to work with Robyn, she has worked with us ...read more
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    Wednesday, November 20, 2019
    Founded in 1995, Juratek Ltd are a supplier of high-quality automotive aftermarket braking products for both Light & Commercial Vehicles. From its head office in Doncaster (UK), the company employs 50+ people and distributes around the world. Existing shareholders Matt Robinson (Managing Director), Toby Whewell (Sales & Marketing Director) and Mark Clegg (Operations Director) have now taken full ...read more
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    Tuesday, November 19, 2019
    Nursing staff at Doncaster and Bassetlaw Teaching Hospitals (DBTH) are set to implement a number of innovative projects to help patients stay hydrated.   One of the biggest challenges for health professionals is ensuring that inpatients drink enough throughout their time in hospital, ultimately to aid in recovery. A lack of water can lead to dehydration — a condition which occurs when you don't ...read more
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    Tuesday, November 19, 2019
    19 November is International Men’s Day and across Doncaster, local health and care organisations are encouraging men who are struggling with their emotions to share their feelings. In the UK, men are three times more likely than women to take their own lives, according to emotional support charity Samaritans. Globally, male suicide is the biggest killer of men under the age of 45, says the CALM ...read more
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    Monday, November 18, 2019
    Sheffield Hallam has today (Monday 18 November) launched its Heart of the Region campaign to seek the views of the public to help shape the future of the University.  The campaign follows the University's signing of the Civic University Agreement earlier this year - a pledge of commitment to the Sheffield City Region to put the economy and quality of life in the local community top of its list ...read more
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    Monday, November 18, 2019
    Frenchgate Shopping Centre is collaborating with mental health charity, Doncaster Mind to promote positive mental wellbeing during the festive period by launching the ‘Mental Elf’ initiative. The centre is encouraging shoppers to relieve stress and boost their confidence by taking part in the Doncaster Mind ‘Mental Elf’ activity by creating their very own elf. The charity is providing the pattern ...read more
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    Monday, November 18, 2019
    Doncaster Council's gritters have been out across the borough signalling the start of the winter period. The gritters will, throughout the next five months, treat up to 330 miles of gritting routes when necessary - regularly getting their fill of rock salt stored at the Council's North Bridge depot - in an effort to keep as many roads and footways as safe as possible when the region experiences ...read more
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    Thursday, November 14, 2019
    Harrison College is a new independent business and enterprise college based in Doncaster for young people with high functioning autism. Opened in September, Harrison College has been opened to support young people and their families in developing employability skills so that they can achieve their potential and secure employment. Harrison College has a clear vision; “A specialist post-16 ...read more
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    Thursday, November 14, 2019
    The Times has listed Atherton Godfrey among the top law firms in England and Wales in its Best 200 Law Firms guide, for the second year running.   The guide, produced in conjunction with an international market research firm, is based on the opinions of lawyers who were asked to recommend the best law firms in 26 categories, covering business, public and private client services.   Out of ...read more
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    Wednesday, November 13, 2019
    A big-hearted man whose novel approach to fundraising involves Jaguars and stickers has raised over £150,000 for Bluebell Wood Children’s Hospice in just three years. Stuart Dixon has covered one of his prized fleet of Jaguars with stickers bearing the names of people and businesses – with a second car already half full. Those who want their name featured on one of his cars are asked to pay for ...read more
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    Wednesday, November 13, 2019
    Staff and children at Little Learners Day Nursery are celebrating as the nursery, based at Doncaster Deaf Trust, was named the Favourite Day Nursery in the town at the recent Doncaster Mumbler Awards. The inaugural awards, voted by parents across the town, saw the team at Little Learners Day Nursery take the covet title of Favourite Day Nursery. Natalie Firth, nursery manager said: “We were ...read more
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    Wednesday, November 13, 2019
    Doncaster and Bassetlaw Teaching Hospitals (DBTH) recently devoted an entire day to championing a large group of its staff, known as Allied Health Professionals (AHPs). Across its hospital sites in Doncaster and Worksop, the Trust employs nine of 14 nationally recognised AHPs – these being orthoptists, podiatrists, dietitians, occupational therapists, operating department practitioners (OPDs), ...read more
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    Wednesday, November 13, 2019
    Lakeside Village has reinforced its commitment to accessible shopping by supporting a special awareness day.  For the second year running, ‘Purple Tuesday’, which was on Tuesday 12 November, saw 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 ...read more
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    Wednesday, November 13, 2019
    A radiography student from Sheffield Hallam University has been named Student Therapeutic Radiographer of the Year by the Society and College of Radiographers.   Sarah Bradder has been presented with her award at a ceremony this week, held at the Dorchester Library Room, The Royal College of Physicians, in London. On winning the award, Sarah said: “It’s overwhelming to know that there are so ...read more
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    Wednesday, November 13, 2019
    A local Estate Agents is proving to be one of the best in Doncaster. Northwood Thorne have been awarded 7 titles in this years AllAgents Awards. Four of the awards were thanks to Senior Negotiator, Lindsey Bennett. Lindsey has been announced as being the best letting agent and best overall agent in the whole of Doncaster, as well as receiving both titles for the DN2 area. She has worked for the ...read more
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    Wednesday, November 13, 2019
    A local restaurant earned the title of 'Best Wine Bar and Restaurant' in the Eastside Restaurant Awards which took place in October. Edwins of Hatfield were announced the winners after taking on some tough competition from Restaurants across Doncaster, Rotherham and North Nottinghamshire. The annual awards ceremony was held at the Hilton Garden Inn at Doncaster Racecourse with over 150 guests ...read more
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    Tuesday, November 12, 2019
    The UK Packaging Awards, held last week at the Grosvenor House on London’s Park Lane, is one of the industry’s most glittering events, recognising the entire packaging industry and how it integrates into a wide variety of sectors. Included in this was the category ‘Co-Packing and Fulfilment Company of the Year’ and local company, Carlton Forest Group which has its headquarters in Worksop and a ...read more
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    Tuesday, November 12, 2019
    On World Diabetes Day (14 November 2019), health organisations* in Doncaster are calling for people to think about diabetes – how to prevent it and take control of it. Diabetes is a lifelong condition that causes a person's blood sugar level to become too high. There are 2 main types of diabetes:•Type 1 diabetes – where the body does not produce enough insulin due to an immune system attack which ...read more
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    Sunday, November 10, 2019
    Doncaster Chamber member Mark Smith has been elected to serve as an International Vice President in 2020 for the Junior Chamber International.  JCI is a global network of young active citizens made up of 180,000 members in 120 countries that aim to provide development opportunities to empower young people to create positive change. Mark who runs Make Your Mark UK, a training and consultancy ...read more
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    Saturday, November 09, 2019
    Together with its partners, Doncaster Council is continuing to work around the clock to provide support and resources for people caught up in the major flooding around Doncaster. The areas affected by severe flood warnings are: Kirk SandallBarnby DunSouth BramwithKirk BramwithBentleyWillow BridgeThorpe in BalneTrumfleetFishlakeResidents in Thorpe in Balne, Trumfleet and Fishlake have been ...read more
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    Saturday, November 09, 2019
    An emergency appeal has launched to support those affected by the flooding across South Yorkshire. Thousands of people have been evacuated, with hundreds of homes flooded in the worst hit areas. Whilst the true extent of the damage of the floods is still being realised, disruption continues to schools, business, roads and public transport. Local charity, South Yorkshire’s Community Foundation ...read more
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    Wednesday, November 06, 2019
    More needs to be done by energy companies this winter to address the poor treatment of society's most vulnerable citizens, according to a new report which is being launched in Westminster tomorrow. Energy firms are not doing enough to help vulnerable citizens when they ring for advice about their fuel bills or cold homes, research has found. This is despite the fact that energy is legally ...read more
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    Wednesday, November 06, 2019
    Elmfield Park, adjacent to Doncaster’s Cenotaph War Memorial, has been put forward to become a designated area of protected space for years to come. As part of a UK-wide World War I remembrance – more than a century on from the Great War - Doncaster Council is taking steps to honour the memories of those soldiers who fought and died in conflict by designating the park as a Centenary Field. This ...read more
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    Wednesday, November 06, 2019
    A national specialist centre in Doncaster is celebrating reaching a remarkable milestone this month (November 2019). Doncaster Deaf Trust, which provides education, training and care for deaf and hearing impaired children, young adults and those with communication and learning difficulties, is now officially 190 years old. The trust, on Leger Way, manages Little Learners Day Nursery, Doncaster ...read more
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    Tuesday, November 05, 2019
    People from Doncaster are being given the opportunity be a part of the history of the last airworthy Vulcan bomber. XH558, the last airworthy Vulcan that stopped flying in 2015, is celebrating the 60th anniversary of its first-ever test flight in May 1960, by offering supporters the chance to have their names on her wing. The charity responsible for XH558, the Vulcan To the Sky Trust, will ask ...read more
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    Tuesday, November 05, 2019
    Popular national bakery chain Greggs has expanded and re-opened one of its stores following a brand-new refurbishment at Frenchgate Shopping Centre. The recently renovated store re-opened on November 1, welcoming shoppers to a wide choice of food and drink, a new contemporary seating area and a grab and go section. Located on the lower floor of the centre, the renovations have increased the ...read more
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    Friday, November 01, 2019
    Doncaster and Bassetlaw Teaching Hospitals Charity has this week (31 October) launched an appeal to improve the maternity experience at Doncaster Royal Infirmary and Bassetlaw Hospital. Seeking the support of its local residents ‘The Doncaster and Bassetlaw Birth Appeal’ hopes to raise £100,000 to provide additional equipment and enhance the environments of maternity units in both towns to give ...read more
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    Friday, November 01, 2019
    An international clinical trial involving academics from Sheffield Hallam University exploring the effects of following a Mediterranean diet and regular exercise on those living with dementia has been awarded almost £1 million funding.  Sheffield Hallam is one of a group of seven universities from England and Australia who are collaborating on this project to determine the effects of a ...read more
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    Friday, November 01, 2019
    The Doncaster Business Showcase 2020, the largest business-to-business networking event in Yorkshire, have announced another partnership for the upcoming event in February 2020.    Fortay Media, one of the region’s leading web, social and video production companies, will become the media partner for the event which showcases and celebrates the fantastic business community from across the ...read more
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    Friday, November 01, 2019
    As part of Breast Cancer Awareness Month, a nurse from Doncaster and Bassetlaw Teaching Hospitals (DBTH) made a guest appearance on BBC Radio Sheffield, to share her knowledge and expertise with listeners across the region.  Speaking on ‘’Nowt So Strange as Folk’’ -  a weekly broadcast centred around modern life in South Yorkshire and North Derbyshire -  Christina Dyer, Macmillan Breast Care ...read more
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    Monday, October 28, 2019
    Huge opportunity for Yorkshire youth - Yorkshire based talent academy auditioning 7-18 year oldsStudents have already appeared on ITV’s Coronation street, The Voice UK and in critically acclaimed UK Touring productions such as Dr Doolittle & Chitty Chitty Bang Bang.Yorkshire Based CAST Academy launching new wave of auditions November 2nd at their Wath Upon Dearne based training facility. South ...read more
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    Monday, October 28, 2019
    This autumn health experts across Doncaster are urging mums-to-be to take up the offer and have warned of the risks of having flu whilst pregnant could be.  As the colder months draw in, flu season is right around the corner and the latest figures from Public Health show that last year only 41.5% of pregnant women in Doncaster had the free flu vaccination.  Flu is a highly infectious acute viral ...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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    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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    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
    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
    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
    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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
    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
    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
    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
    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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    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
    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
    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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    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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    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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    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
    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
    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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    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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    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
    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
    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
    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
    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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    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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    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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    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
    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
    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
    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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    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 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 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 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
    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
    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
    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
    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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    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
    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
    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
    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
    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
    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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    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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    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
    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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    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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    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
    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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    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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    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
    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
    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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    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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    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
    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
    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
    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
    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
    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
    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
    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
    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
    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
    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 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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    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
    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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    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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    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
    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
    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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    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
    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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    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
    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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    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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    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
    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
    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
    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
    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 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
    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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    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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    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
    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
    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
    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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    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
    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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    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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    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
    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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    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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    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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    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 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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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
    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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    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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    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
    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
    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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    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
    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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    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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    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
    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
    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
    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
    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
    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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    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
    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
    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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    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
    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
    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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    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
    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
    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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    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
    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, 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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    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
    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
    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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    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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