Former miners Stephen Hamilton who worked at Cadeby Main colliery and Keith Marshall who worked at Brodsworth colliery with a  mock-up of the proposed sculpture design dedicated to miners in the centre iof Doncaster. Picture Tony Johnson.

Doncaster’s mining sculpture: A rich seam of inspiration

IT will be a permanent reminder of the hard work and bravery of thousands of men and women who worked in Doncaster’s pits, with 40 of their faces forged in bronze - and a poignant reflection on something once so intrinsic to a community that is now gone forever.

There are already dozens of Yorkshire events on the Community Christmas site. Picture: PA Photo/thinkstockphotos

Site aims to ensure no one spends Christmas Day alone

A WEST Yorkshire pensioner who spent Christmas Day at his local care home has told how an initiative that brings people together on December 25 spared his loneliness, as research revealed that almost three quarters of older people in Yorkshire still don’t know how they will spend Christmas.

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