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Television DIY show arrives soon

The BBC One series DIY SOS is heading to Misterton, Doncaster, for a couple of weeks next month to help a local family to sort out their home.

The programme is being filmed between February 13 and 22 - and the makers are looking for local joiners, plumbers, decorators and plasterers to get involved, even if only for a day or two. The contact for volunteers is Katy Bigley on 0117 974 7449 or 07703 887 864.

Funeral date

The funeral of Skellow woman Patricia Shaw, who was killed in an incident with a train at Adwick station on January 11, is due to take place next Tuesday, February 5 - not on Friday as was reported in Saturday’s edition of The Star.

Mrs Shaw, aged 58, will be buried at Arksey Cemetery after a service at St Laurence’s Church, Adwick-le-Street.

No games, thanks

Residents of the Pemberton Ings estate at Bawtry have made it clear to Doncaster Council’s neighbourhood team they do not want funding from the developers to be used for a multi-use games area because they would prefer more shrubs.

Seeing more

Potteric Carr nature reserve is to host a special event on Sunday when a representative from Zeiss Optics will be showing the company’s latest binoculars and telescopes to birdwatchers, 10am - 3pm.

Old town tour

The Get Doncaster Walking festival continues on Friday with a Doncaster Heritage Walk, a two-hour stroll around the north of the town centre, starting from the tourist information centre on High Street at 10.30am.

Italian night

Comedian and public speaker John Slater will be the guest of Tickhill Italian Society on Friday evening when he talks about Ischia by Twilight in the Tithes Lane Pavilion.

Lunch invite

The Bessacarr Lunch Group will hold its monthly meeting at The Flying Childers in Nostell Place on Thursday, January 31, starting at noon for a meal and a chat.

Crochet workshop

Tunisian Crochet will be the subject of a workshop at Knit and Stitch, Market Place, this Saturday from 10am to 2pm, costing £25.