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Doncaster brass band fans set to be treated to all-star concert this weekend

A string of stars from the world of brass band music will descend on Doncaster this weekend for a fundraising spectacular.

Angling isn't quite the catch it used to be for youngsters.

FAMILY COLUMN: Getting the kids hooked on the joys of fishing

In this day of smartphones, tablets, PCs, games consoles and big tellies, they reckon traditional pastimes will soon be a thing of the past.

Wimbledon fans - playing tennis yourself is easier than you think

Wimbledon fans - playing tennis yourself is easier than you think

As a keen tennis fan, I’m all too aware that Wimbledon fortnight represents my best chance to convert casual fans to my favourite sport.
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Someone from Yorkshire could win �168 million this weekend

American Dream comes to Yorkshire

Is someone from the county about to win £168 million?

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Getting muddy:  A team of glamourous business women, led by Huddersfield cancer survivor Mandy Taylor are raising cash for Cancer Research UK

Bouncing back after cancer

A group of friends are swapping cocktail dresses for space hoppers for Cancer Research UK. Catherine Scott reports.

The Star has teamed up with Sheffield FC and 26RR Fitness for a fundraising football match and fun day for The Children Hospital Charity on Sunday, July 16.

Help The Star net £1,000 at charity football match for Sheffield Children's Hospital Charity

The Star is after your help to net £1,000 for Sheffield Children's Hospital Charity with our charity football match this weekend - including a half time crossbar challenge and prizes up for grabs.

The cast of The Rise and Fall of Little Voice at Scarborough's Stephen Joseph Theatre.

THEATRE REVIEW: Little Voice - but a story with a big heart, big belly laughs and bitter tears

You may be more familiar with the 1990s film version starring Jane Horrocks, Michael Caine and Brenda Blethyn - but if you are making a trip to its Scarborough setting this summer, make sure you grab a ticket for this wonderful bittersweet stage show.

Newsreader Kate Silverton in a ring of 80 pairs of artificial tusks, symbolising the scale of the slaughter of African elephants killed by poachers, at the RHS Hampton Court Palace Flower Show

Kids mix with stars at Hampton Court flower Show preview

SCHOOLCHILDREN mixed with celebrities yesterday as a tropical butterfly dome and a 70-strong scarecrow festival heralded the start of the Royal Horticultural Society’s largest annual event.

Doncaster rocker John Parr will replace Captain Sensible at Rewind North.

Doncaster rock star John Parr drafted in to replace Captain Sensible at huge 80s music festival

Doncaster St Elmo's Fire singer John Parr has been drafted in to replace Happy Talk star Captain Sensible at a huge 80s music festival.

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Grand Central: Kept buzzing - to infirmity and beyond!

That’s me pictured above. On the left. Just to be clear. Seen right is reason for this column, my great granddaughter. ​Not third generation, you understand. But my granddaughter. Who’s great. And grand. In true Tyke terminology.

ALL GROW: Celebrate the glory of wild flowers on National Meadows Day next week.

Gardening: From meadows to motorway embankments, how we fell back in love with wildflowers

From meadows to motorway embankments, wild flowers are everywhere, writes David Overend.

Darren Burke has lost his teenage son to a smartphone.

FAMILY COLUMN: Darren Burke on why journeys with dad are uncool when you're a teen

There’s a TV advert currently doing the rounds that shows a series of mortified teenagers being ferried to school in their parents’ seriously un-cool cars.

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Garden waste collection scrapped

Thousands of households are set to lose their free garden waste collections in coming days as a North Yorkshire council brings in new charges for a subscription-only service.

Time to try a tri: Top tips for beginner triathletes

Time to try a tri: Top tips for beginner triathletes

Triathlon: a word that strikes fear into couch potatoes everywhere. For many, the idea of swimming 1,500 metres, cycling 40k and running 10k back-to-back fills them with dread.

New Kia Picanto

A Picanto with Porsche appeal

WHEN a Porsche owner uses a Kia Picanto as his main personal transport it just goes to show how far the booming Korean car maker has progressed since the first generation of the Picanto was launched in 2004.

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Escape the hustle and bustle of nine to five at Oulton Hall & Spa

Sometimes you just want to get away from the stresses of life, and if you want to do it in style, there is a stunning hotel that is a perfect fit.

Travel review: A weekend in central London

With 48 hours to spare, where better to spend a blank weekend than London?
Landlord Ian Forster, celebrating his success.

Leeds riverside pub named in UK top ten

A pint in the sun at a riverside beer garden is one of many treats in store during these summer months.

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SOLID GOLD: Alyssum is a favourite 
choice for rockeries and sunny walls.

Gardening: Blazing a trail

David Overend salutes the hard-working spring flowers that are enjoying their final burst of colour.

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