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Full steam ahead for restoration of locomotives

North Lincolnshire Council has given the green light for Crowle Peatland Railway Society to start work on building a workshop on Crowle Moors for restoring locomotives.

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Doncaster author releases new book with gripping suspense

Doncaster author releases new book with gripping suspense

The paperback edition of Yorkshire author, Lynda Stacey’s highly acclaimed debut, House of Secrets is out now.

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£3,000 awarded to project to display moor bog woman’s Roman sandal

£3,000 awarded to project to display moor bog woman’s Roman sandal

North Lincolnshire Council has awarded £3,000 from its Community Grant Fund to St Marks Amcotts Community Project, in the Isle of Axholme.

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Dunkirk, cert 12A, in UK cinemas from Friday, July 21, 2017.  2017 Warner Bros. Entertainment. All rights reserved.

WIN: Dunkirk IMAX family tickets and goody bags - see One Direction star Harry Styles big screen debut

To celebrate the release of Dunkirk - in UK cinemas July 21 - Warner Bros. Pictures have teamed up with us to offer you the chance to win an IMAX family ticket and official merchandise good bags.
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Book an amazing holiday in your own home in Sheffield

Book an amazing holiday in your own home in Sheffield

Travelling the world is a stressful business. What with vaccinations, packing and airport queues to worry about, you could be forgiven for thinking it’s all too much trouble.

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PICTURE: Cute little kestrel chicks are laid at Conisbrough Castle

Feathered friends have taken up a pretty impressive residence in South Yorkshire recently.

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Barnsley Museums, celebrating 1.8m Arts Council England funding, has an impressive series of summer events.

Barnsley Museums celebrate £1.8m of funding from Arts Council England

Barnsley Museums has received £1.8 of funding from Arts Council England and has secured its place as a National Portfolio Organisation for 2018 to 2022, it was announced today.
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Sheffield production company secures commission for new six-part TV series

Sheffield production company secures commission for new six-part TV series

All 4 has commissioned up-and-coming Sheffield based Salt Street Productions to produce a six-part series that explores some of Britain’s most interesting locations via a group of young, talented urban athletes.

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The Pets Factor - brand new TV series featuring Sheffield vet

The Pets Factor - brand new TV series featuring Sheffield vet

A Sheffield vet is set to show she has the pets factor when she appears on a new TV show next week.

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Epworth’s Old Rectory celebrates diamond jubilee

An Isle museum, which attracts visitors from throughout the world, has notched-up its diamond jubilee.

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Isle pupil shortlisted for national art award

Belton’s Charlie Gaffney is hoping for success next month at the prestigious Saatchi Art Gallery Prize for Schools exhibition.

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Darth Vader greeting fans at the STAR WARS Identities exhibition at The O2, London. Photos: Lucasfilm Ltd  & TM 2017

PREVIEW: Star Wars Identities exhibition is out of this world

The Force is strong in the UK with a new Star Wars Identities exhibition landing for a summer long visit and it really is out of this world, as Graham Walker has been finding out.
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Get a sneak peek of newly discovered Barnsley archive footage

PREVIEW: Barnsley History Day celebrates town's forefathers on Father's Day

Barnsley History Day will celebrate the town's forefathers on Father's Day with talks, exhibitions and a sneak peek at newly found archive film in the Town Hall tomorrow, Sunday, June 18, from 11am.
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Doncaster museum exhibition on early aviation

Take a flight of fancy and check out a new exhibition which is now on display in Doncaster.

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One hundred years on we remember the rebel daughters of Doncaster

Few remember that Doncaster played an important role in the Votes for Women campaign in the years before World War One, when ordinary women and men made extraordinary sacrifices which jeopardised their homes, livelihoods, family lives and place in society.

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PREVIEW: Sheffield Doc/Fest 2017 from Joe Cocker to Jo Cox - 20 must things to see and do

Full Monty celebrity strippers, twerking dance classes, talks with big names like Sir Lenny Henry and documentaries about Joe Cocker to Jo Cox are all part of this year's Sheffield Doc/Fest.
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South Yorkshire archeologists invite adult learners to free taster sessions at WWI training camp

Archaeologists at the University of Sheffield are inviting adult learners with an interest in exploring the past to join them as they study a First World War training camp at Redmires – an area in the Peak District that was used for training by the British army as they prepared for WWI.

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My Cousin Rachel in UK cinemas from Friday, June 9, 2017.

WIN: My Cousin Rachel limited edition hardback books set and film artwork

Romantic novelist Daphne du Maurier's best seller My Cousin Rachel has been turned into a new feature film and to celebrate its release we have an exclusive prize up for grabs.
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Yorkshire Cosplay Con 2017 at Sheffield Arena June 3 and 4.

Yorkshire Cosplay Con realistic weapons ban in security crackdown at Sheffield Arena

Yorkshire Cosplay Con fans who dress as their fantasy heroes have been told not to bring realistic looking weapons to this weekend's annual event in a security crackdown at Sheffield Arena.
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Queen’s Own Yorkshire Dragoons WW1 memorial restoration in Doncaster Minster

Queen’s Own Yorkshire Dragoons WW1 Memorial Restoration in Doncaster Minster.

In late March it was announced that the Doncaster and District Heritage Association (DDHA) had been awarded a grant from the Heritage Lottery Fund (HLF) to restore the memorial to the men of the Queen’s Own Yorkshire Dragoons (QOYD) that lost their lives in WW1.

The memorial was installed in the church in 1921 and over the past 95 years it has suffered from water damage and general degradation so much so that it has become virtually invisible as none of the inscriptions could be read.

Working in partnership with Doncaster Minster the DDHA commissioned a specialist company, Skillington Workshops of Grantham, to carry out the restoration and work began on the 24th April. The work took just four weeks and the attached photographs show the memorial before, during and after the works had been completed. The result of the work can only be described as staggering. The memorial has become visible again, all of the names and inscriptions can now be read and the memorial has again become a fitting tribute to the regiment and the men that lost their lives.

The next phase of the project is to be carried out by the DDHA and will involve in depth research into the role of the Dragoons in WW1 and the men that are named on the memorial. As the men were recruited from all over South and West Yorkshire it would be a huge help if you could publicise our project as we are hoping to gather as much information as possible and contact as many of the surviving relatives of the men named with the intention of having a rededication of the memorial sometime later this or next year.

The research Team can be reached on:- Telephone 01302 868774

Email johnadam1@talktalk.net

Contact can also be made through Doncaster Local Studies Library

Telephone 01302 73 4307

Thank you

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