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The Search is on for Sheffield’s Mystery Diners

The Search is on for Sheffield’s Mystery Diners

Leading hospitality brand, The Mystery Dining Company , is recruiting mystery diners across the UK and has recently had a high demand for diners in Sheffield. They're looking for people who are comfortable to dine in venues popul

Mystery Diners are volunteers who offer their time to visit a range of restaurants, hotels and pubs, and complete a report about their experience. In return, they are reimbursed for the cost of the experience (excluding travel). [...]

£9 MILLION MILESTONE FOR WARMTH SCHEME THAT HELPS VULNERABLE PEOPLE

£9 MILLION MILESTONE FOR WARMTH SCHEME THAT HELPS VULNERABLE PEOPLE

npower Health Through Warmth, a scheme available to vulnerable homeowners in Doncaster, is celebrating after contributing more than £9million from its unique crisis fund towards the installation of crucial heating and insulation m

The scheme is available across England and Wales and since being set up in 2000, more than 80,000 vulnerable people with long-term illnesses have been referred to npower Health Through Warmth. This month, the scheme hit two ma [...]

Taylor Bracewell launches Sheffield office in Style

Taylor Bracewell launches Sheffield office in Style

Taylor Bracewell launched the opening of its Sheffield office in style with an evening of celebration – and beer tasting at Kelham Island Museum on 4th April.

The firm, which is already one of the leading legal practices in Doncaster, has brought its full range of services, including business, property, wills, probate & estate administration, dispute resolution and family law to Sheffie [...]

Breakin’ Convention brings international hip hop festival to Cast, Doncaster

Breakin’ Convention brings international hip hop festival to Cast, Doncaster

Breakin’ Convention, the critically acclaimed international festival of hip hop dance theatre, comes to Cast, Doncaster’s new performance venue, for the first time this May at the start of a major national tour.

The hugely successful celebration of hip hop culture, which comes to Cast on Saturday May 10, features high energy performances from UK and international companies. And specifically for the Cast weekend, there will be a special [...]

Book a free talk from a national children’s charity

Book a free talk from a national children’s charity

A NATIONAL children’s charity is offering parents’ groups and care professionals in Doncaster the chance to book its expert staff this year (2014) for a talk about the therapies it offers.

bibic helps children and young people aged from six months to 18-years-old with conditions affecting their social, communication and learning abilities achieve their potential for a happier, more fulfilled life. Jon Shoesmith, [...]

BRAND NEW PEUGEOT RCZ R REVS INTO DONCASTER AT GRAND UNVEILING

BRAND NEW PEUGEOT RCZ R REVS INTO DONCASTER AT GRAND UNVEILING

Local Peugeot dealership, Evans Halshaw Doncaster, is taking the wraps off Peugeot’s most powerful production car yet, the RCZ R, at an exclusive preview event at the Wheatley Hall Road Dealership on Sunday 13th April.

At the launch, customers from across Doncaster will have an exclusive opportunity to be among the first people in the UK to test drive the new Peugeot RCZ R – the latest addition to Peugeot’s iconic RCZ range. The preview event [...]

Casting - ummm where do I start?

Casting - ummm where do I start?

Criteria Well, obviously each casting criteria is different but the basis is the same. Whether I’m looking for a physical Shakespeare, a comedic film or a pantomime actor, the first port of call is advertising the position

1. Strong film actors whose eyes do all the talking and whom the cameras love. Whether they’ve been influenced by Chekhov or Meisner, they know how to keep movement to a minimum as the camera reveals all. 2. Well-grounded [...]

People urged to fill in world record forms

People urged to fill in world record forms

DONCASTER folk who participated in a world record attempt for the most people signing and singing a song on the same day are being urged (April, 2014) to complete their feedback forms.

People from the town look set to have broken the sign2sing world record, organised by The Deaf Health Charity SignHealth in February, but not everyone has sent in the essential information. Steve Powell, Chief Executive of Sig [...]

Armthope holiday park boiler explosion sends man in 60s to hospital

Armthope holiday park boiler explosion sends man in 60s to hospital

An explosion in an Armthorpe holiday park sent a man to hospital.

A boiler breakdown in Armthorpe led to a reported explosion and sent a man to hospital. Johnston Press reports that the incident occurred on March 23rd at around 20:30 GMT. A spokesperson for South Yorkshire Fire and Rescue c [...]

Changes to employment laws under the spotlight at free seminar

Changes to employment laws under the spotlight at free seminar

Doncaster employers will hear how a plethora of changes to employment legislation, including tribunal fees, retirement, discrimination and compensation, will impact on their businesses at a free seminar on April 10.

The breakfast event organised by hlw Keeble Hawson, one of the region’s largest law firms, is at Lazarus House, Prince’s Street, Doncaster. Four of the firm’s employment specialists Barry Warne, Paul Grindley, Andrew Lightburn [...]

Schools encouraged to raise money for charity

Schools encouraged to raise money for charity

DONCASTER schools and colleges are this month (March, 2014) being asked to host a variety of fundraising activities in aid of charity.

bibic, which helps children with conditions affecting their social, communication and learning abilities, is encouraging schools and colleges to fundraise for it. Geoff Cummins, Chief Executive for the Westcountry-based nationa [...]

Discover what it’s like to be In My Shoes!

Discover what it’s like to be In My Shoes!

Nationally acclaimed South Yorkshire Hip Hop theatre innovators Rationale bring street dance and drama to Cast, Doncaster on Saturday April 5.

In My Shoes transforms theatre into an exciting melting pot of passion, energy and street dance. It’s the story of a father and son who, in a desperate bid to save their rocky relationship, attend an Extreme Hip Hop therapy ses [...]

DONCASTER AWARD WINNING BUDGET GYM CHAIN CELEBRATES KEY COMPANY MILESTONE WELCOMING 100,000TH MEMBER

 DONCASTER AWARD WINNING BUDGET GYM CHAIN   CELEBRATES KEY COMPANY MILESTONE WELCOMING 100,000TH MEMBER

The Doncaster site of award winning national budget gym chain, Xercise4Less is celebrating its crowning glory this month as it’s revealed that the South Yorkshire site has just welcomed the brand’s 100,000th member.

A key milestone for the growing budget gym chain, the 100,000th member has been reached well ahead of predictions. Beth Quinton, 38, from Hyde Park discovered she was the 100,000th member of Xercise4Less after she joined in Januar [...]

April is the Bowel Cancer Awareness Month!!!

April is the Bowel Cancer Awareness Month!!!

April is the bowel cancer awareness month and we hope to raise awareness of the current Bowel Cancer Screening programme. Bowel cancer is the third most common cancer in the UK and the second leading cause of cancer death. Around

In 2008 the NHS Bowel Cancer Screening Programme was introduced in South Yorkshire and Bassetlaw. The Bowel Cancer Screening is offered both men and women aged 60-74 who are registered with a GP practice are invited for screening, [...]

Almost half of workers resigned to staying in their jobs past official retirement age

Almost half of workers resigned to staying in their jobs past official retirement age

Almost half of British employees now expect to stay on in their jobs past their retirement age, suggests a new study. That is more than twice the global average.

The Nielsen Global Survey About Ageing revealed almost half of UK workers say their retirement age will be later than they would like. The poll of 30,000 people, across 60 countries, paints a rather bleak picture of ageing in B [...]

10 Things You Should Know About Fraudsters

10 Things You Should Know About Fraudsters

Criminals are entrepreneurial and are always finding new ways to steal your money and/or information. At the Business Crime Reduction Centre, they are constantly looking for ways to raise awareness of what they are up to. Here are

1) They want your identity Your personal information is more valuable than you realise. Fraudsters will scour the internet to collect your details – don’t make it easy for them. Your Facebook profile is a treasure trove of inf [...]

Looking to Take Your Business Mobile?

Looking to Take Your Business Mobile?

Many companies throughout the UK still aren’t taking mobile technology seriously. The potential is huge and if you’re looking to take your business mobile, there are many ways you and your firm could benefit.

Designing and developing mobile apps for the likes of iPhone, iPad and Android can seem like a daunting task for most UK businesses. Long lead times, high development costs and actual usefulness for company applications can often [...]

Rock Choir Offers Hope for a Peaceful Nights Sleep

Rock Choir Offers Hope for a Peaceful Nights Sleep

If you suffer from snoring or are fed up at being kept awake by your partner’s nocturnal noises, joining your local Rock Choir could be the answer to uninterrupted sleep. Joining the nation’s favourite contemporary choir can help

One local Rock Choir leader Jennie Harwood explains: “Singing helps to exercise and strengthen muscles in the soft palette, which is where the snoring vibration occurs. A study carried out by the Royal Devon and Exeter NHS Foundat [...]

Little Mix at Motorpoint Arena Sheffield

Little Mix at Motorpoint Arena Sheffield

Global pop sensations Little Mix will be embarking on their biggest UK tour to date in May-June 2014. The tour sees them headline some of the UK’s biggest arenas and includes a show at the Motorpoint Arena, Sheffield on Saturday

Tickets go on general sale from 10am on Friday 6th December in person at the Arena Box Office, by phone on 0114 256 5656 or online at www.motorpointarenasheffield.co.uk. Perrie Edwards, Jesy Nelson, Leigh-Anne Pinnock and Jade [...]

The Essential Resource for Retailers

The Essential Resource for Retailers

If you're a retailer looking to get more customers through the door and onto your site, and want to know how you can maximise sales through important calendar events, then look no further than RedBorder Ltd. They have launched the

To successfully stay in business retailers must now stay one step ahead of their competition, and be both proactive and reactive when it comes to important annual events. Now in its second year, The Retail Calendar by RedBord [...]

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Local Charity Wins National Award for Tackling Metal Theft

Local Charity Wins National Award for Tackling Metal Theft

People United Against Crime (PUAC) has been Highly Commended by the National Metal Theft Taskforce for their ‘pioneering’ metal theft reduction strategies in Yorkshire and the Humber region and for demonstrating ‘great leadership

PUAC is the only crime prevention charity recognised by these national awards and joins a list of police forces, large utility companies and trade associations who were also praised. The Sheffield-based charity, which works th [...]

Doncaster's Famous Villains to play Oakwell Festival

Doncaster's Famous Villains to play Oakwell Festival

Doncaster's Famous Villains will join over 20 local, regional and national acts at Oakwell Festival in July this year. The festival will be headlined by The Hoosiers.

Other acts, to play over three stages, include Mark Morriss of the Bluetones, Lucy Spraggan, Kingsland Road, The Littlemores, the Dunwells, Adorned, Redemtion, Aztec Doll, Grace Solero and Rory Hoy. Organiser Paul Fisher said: [...]

DONCASTER WOMEN DARE TO BE DIFFERENT

DONCASTER WOMEN DARE TO BE DIFFERENT

The desire to ‘turn heads’ has now been cited as the biggest reason for women spending money on their appearance, according to a new survey.

With the average woman spending £168 a month on looking good*, Chrysler has undertaken a survey which shows that today’s woman wants to stand out from the crowd and is happy to pay for it. The survey also reveals that 52% of women [...]

SUV DRIVERS ARE MORE SPONTANEOUS

SUV DRIVERS ARE MORE SPONTANEOUS

Drivers of SUVs have been found to be more spontaneous than the average driver, according to a new survey.

In a poll of over 1000 drivers, 35% of SUV drivers claimed to have embarked on a road trip without knowing the destination compared to the national average of just 28%, while 33% booked a holiday on a whim compared to 21%. Howeve [...]

Administrators must to play the ‘GAME’ when it comes to rent

Administrators must to play the ‘GAME’ when it comes to rent

Doncaster commercial law specialist, Taylor Bracewell, has watched the recent case concerning digital gaming retailer, GAME Group, and rent owed by its administrators, with interest and can now report that property owners who had

Judge, Lord Justice Lewinson has ruled that GAME’s administrators must pay the full amount of rent owed for the period during which some properties were used for the purposes of insolvency (including the period whilst some shops c [...]

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