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PICTURES: Families go potty for pumpkins

Halloween holds no fear for hundreds of families across the borough who have flocked to a Doncaster farm to pick their own pumpkins.

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Accrington took on Chesterfield at the Proact Stadium.

Did Accrington Stanley take just TWO FANS to cup game in Chesterfield?

Accrington Stanley's 4-1 win over Chesterfield in the much-derided Checkatrade Trophy may have been watched by just TWO away supporters, according to figures.

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Do you know what these 9 text phrases mean?

Do you know what these 9 text phrases mean?

Almost everyone knows what LOL means. The text acronym for laugh out loud has become so ubiquitous that it has entered popular parlance and even the Oxford dictionary.

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Would you try Parma Violets cheese? It’s a thing …

Would you try Parma Violets cheese? It’s a thing …

In a time of weird food fads, we just have to ask - would you try this?

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What if plants feel pain?

Nine reasons NOT to go vegetarian or vegan in National Vegetarian Week

As we approach the end of National Vegetarian Week - May 16-24 - we’ve just learned the number of vegans has more than tripled in the UK in the past ten years.

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Wayne Brown, aged 48, of Intake, Doncaster, with his pet dog Patches and pet emu Hercules. Hercules hatched at the beginning of May after Wayne took on some eggs for his hens to keep warm, not knowing an emu was inside one of them.

Doncaster man is bemused to be owning a pet emu

An animal lover who took in eggs for his hens to keep warm was amazed when one of them hatched - and an emu popped out.

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Jarnel Singh, of Balby, with the picture he thinks is a UFO over Balby

‘I photographed a UFO over Doncaster’

A Doncaster cabbie thought he was photographing a beautiful sunset - but now he thinks he caught a UFO.

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Minion Dave spotted in Doncaster in tank

Minion Dave spotted in Doncaster in tank

Minions appear to have arrived in Doncaster - in tanks.

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VIDEO: Mouse found scurrying around cheese aisle in Doncaster supermarket

This shocking video of a rodent scurrying down the butter and cheese aisle of a Doncaster supermarket has just gone viral.

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Sheffield Central Travelodge

‘What is the best time to avoid snakes on Snake Pass?’ - Travelodge reveals guests’ most bizarre requests when staying in Sheffield

Hotel chain Travelodge has revealed the most bizarre requests that some of its guests in Sheffield have requested during the last 12 months.

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Yorkshire Post reporter Lindsay Pantry feeds tigress Tschuna. Picture Scott Merrylees

Walk on the wild side: Behind the scenes at Yorkshire Wildlife Park

Yorkshire Wildlife Park is set to have its biggest year yet, and now there’s even more chances to get face to face with the animals. Lindsay Pantry finds out how.

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Nuala Dodds, aged 65, of Beckingham, suffered extensive facial bruising after falling outside the Crown Hotel, High Street, Bawtry, because of a missing pavement stone.

Hunt for pavement repair crash

Council bosses are trying to secure funding to repair a problem pavement in Doncaster – months after a grandmother fell and injured her face.

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PICTURE BY ALEX BROADWAY/SWPIX.COM - Brian Blessed.

Brian Blessed reveals he helped deliver baby in park

Mexborough-born actor Brian Blessed has revealed he once delivered a baby in London.

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Naked man climbs on top of South Yorkshire church

Naked man climbs on top of South Yorkshire church

Fire crews were called just out to a Sheffield Church this morning to help get a naked man off the roof of the building.

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VIDEO: Did this lamb vote for Ewe-Kip?

There was at least one visitor to a Doncaster polling station looking rather sheepish today.

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Unmarked police car reported as stolen by the Doncaster officer using it.

Doncaster police officer accidentally reports his own car as being stolen

A Doncaster police officer has become the subject of ridicule among his colleagues after reporting his own unmarked police car as a stolen vehicle.

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Eyam, controversial cockerel, Phillip and Caroline Sutcliffe

Peak District noise row is ‘cock-a-doodle-crazy’

A convicted cockerel has been given its marching orders by the council after a complaint was made about its early morning crowing.

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Lucy Morris with her sister Emma Bowker on her wedding day

South Yorkshire bridesmaid walks sister down aisle – in labour

Dedicated bridesmaid Lucy Morris walked her sister down the aisle – despite having been in labour for hours.

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VIDEO: Giant ‘dinosaur’ egg shock for Doncaster pub landlady

It may not be eggs-actly what she was expecting as a tasty treat this Easter – but this giant egg should help to feed regulars at Julie Buckley’s Doncaster pub.

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Maureen Harrison, of Armthorpe has an easter egg made in Czechoslovakia from 1949. Picture: Andrew Roe

Doncaster pensioner’s 65 year old Easter egg

Here’s a really eggs-traordinary tale - an Easter egg that’s an incredible 65 years old, and could be one of the world’s oldest.

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