Health checks plan at shops

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HEALTH bosses are hoping Doncaster residents will add a health check-up to their shopping lists on Wednesday.

NHS Doncaster is sending staff to the Lakeside Village shopping centre to carry out checks on shoppers aged between 30 and 74.

Nurses will run tests for cholesterol, blood glucose, blood pressure, body mass index and cardiovascular risk.

Last year 4,200 Doncaster residents people attended the free NHS checks, with many of these tests revealing a range of hidden illnesses that can lie undetected for years.

Housing plans

PLANNING permission has been granted for nine homes to be built in a Doncaster village.

Doncaster Council has given the go-ahead for the scheme which would see existing buildings demolished on the site of the land at Direct Fireplaces Ltd on Tranmoor Lane, Armthorpe.

After the demolition, townhouses will be built.

Post office bid

THE Post Office has announced a public consultation on proposals to move a Doncaster village post office.

The consultation period will run until June 2 and submissions can be made to Post Office Ltd, c/o National Consultation Team, PO Box 2060, Watford WD18 8ZW or emailed to or call the customer helpline on 08457 223344.

Farmers’ cash

DONCASTER Young Farmers raised £600 for charity through the group’s annual black tie dinner dance.

The money raised at the event is being split between two armed forces charities – Help for Heroes and Tickets for Troops.

The dance was the club’s 76th annual fundraiser and attracted 250 guests to the Keepmoat Stadium.

Parish meeting

TICKHILL residents are being invited to Tickhill Town Council’s Annual Parish Meeting of Electors , which is due to take place tomorrow.

The event starts at 6.30pm at the Tithes Lane Pavilion and members of the public will be invited to ask questions to councillors.

The town council meeting follows at 7pm.