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Pilot remembers his golden years

A commute by car into work each day sends an airline pilot’s heart soaring as familiar landmarks he passes at Doncaster Sheffield Airport are imbued with memories of when he was an air cadet there at the former Finningley Airfield.

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Column: Spring is in the air . . . so put it in your step!

Column: Spring is in the air . . . so put it in your step!

I started writing this whilst out on my walk with the dog this morning. The sun was shining in a clear blue sky. It was still and peaceful and I started to notice that nature was working really hard, all around me.

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Greno Wood nine-mile circular walk

Winter Wonderland Greno Wood circular walk

It was a winter wonderland wander in the latest ramble by Doncaster Ramblers group.

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Scales of Justice

Column: ‘Minorities do not get fair deal in justice’

The last two defendants in the Rotherham 12 case walked free on February 13 from Sheffield Crown Court.

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In the Saddle: A reason to smile

In the Saddle: A reason to smile

It's been time for the dentist this weekend at our house. Not for us but for the horses and no we don't take them to the dentist - the dentist comes to them.

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Latest league tables out today.

Column: We’ve all got a role to play in improving social mobility

I watched Generation Gifted BBC2’s recent exploration of social mobility which asked the question ‘can disadvantaged children succeed in the same way as their more affluent peers?’ with interest.

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Doncaster Ramblers scurry around Ulley

Wellbeck wander and scurry around Ulley

A number of guests and a greater than usual contingent of ladies swelled the ranks to more than 40 for this walk by the Doncaster Ramblers.

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John Godber classic Up 'N' Under at cast Theatre in Doncaster

John Godber classic Up ‘N’ Under at Cast Theatre in Doncaster

John Godber’s classic comedy production about rugby in the north, Up ‘N’ Under, comes to Cast Theatre in Doncaster, March 1 to 3.

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2018 Cafe of the Year – final vote

2018 Cafe of the Year – final vote

Now is your chance to vote for your favourite cafe in the Doncaster Free Press Cafe of the Year competition.

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And the ‘Teddy Bear’ was born

And the ‘Teddy Bear’ was born

America has always laid claim to being the birthplace of the “Teddy Bear”.

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Column: If you miss, others will miss out too

Column: If you miss, others will miss out too

A recent study has found that, every year, the number of people who miss a local hospital appointment would fill Doncaster Rovers’ Keepmoat Stadium to capacity more than three times over.

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John at his desk are Andrea Nesbitt (left) and Jackie O'Brien

Local Doncaster lad come good hands over reins of business to his daughters

A local Doncaster lad come good is moving aside but keeping things in the family, as at the age of 76 he is handing control of his hygeine business to his two daughters.

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Doncaster's Street Scene Team

Doncaster Council street scene staff win tidy award

Doncaster’s street scene team are celebrating after winning a national award.

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Public squares, public art, housing and shops all feature in plans to transform the area around Doncaster Station.

Column: Swish apartment with roof top cinema 100 minutes from central London - is this the millennials’ dream?

Swish town centre apartment in iconic listed building with roof top cinema just 200 metres from the railway station...the ad was certainly eye-catching.

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Column: ‘It is only light can drive out the darkness’

Column: ‘It is only light can drive out the darkness’

We’ve all heard the term “hate breeds hate” and when Darren Osbourne was convicted for 43 years for driving a van into a crowd of worshippers near a London mosque this phrase was confirmed. I followed his trial closely as I wanted to understand this man’s reasoning.

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BBC Heir Hunter’s stars’ fund helps Doncaster Council

A charitable funeral fund set up by the stars of BBC Heir Hunter’s programme has helped Doncaster Council become the latest local authority to save money on public health funerals.

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In the Saddle: Putting in the groundwork

In the Saddle: Putting in the groundwork

I've been doing some groundwork with my young horse, Sully, this week. He's still a yearling at the moment so I've been working on more desensitisation work.

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William Edward Stainton who lived in Thorne and was killed in WWI

Thorne soldier is remembered

A brave Thorne soldier who died in the final throes of the First World War is recalled this week by local historian David Seymour.

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In the Saddle: Mud monster mayhem

In the Saddle: Mud monster mayhem

You would not believe the state of the winter paddock at home with all this constant rain. It's an absolute swamp. I fear I have hippos at home and not horses.

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Defying Conventions by Shannon Langley at the Rebel Daughters exhibition

Column: How we can all help our own rebel daughters in the continuing fight for equality

This week saw the centenary of women getting the vote.

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