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Plans to transform war memorial in Doncaster town over next few months

Residents have drawn up plans to transform the war memorial in a Doncaster town over the next few months.

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A previous Edlington gala

Gala plan to mark end of World War One in Doncaster

Edlington is to ditch its traditional gala for a year - to replace it with an event to mark the 100th anniversary of the end of World War One.
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Conisbrough war memorial before repairs were made

Fix bayonets! Damage to Doncaster village's war memorial fixed after some 30 years

Fix bayonets!

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The Royal National Lifeboat Institution (RNLI) is the largest charity that saves lives at sea

The RNLI: Why we should be thankful for the lifeboat charity that saves lives at sea

The Royal National Lifeboat Institution (RNLI) is the largest charity that saves lives at sea, doing so not only around the coasts of the UK, but the Republic of Ireland, the Channel Islands and the Isle of Man, alongside some inland waterways.

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Nurses at the Arnold Hospital, Doncaster

Retro: Untold story of Doncaster's wartime home front

A new exhibition at Doncaster Museum will be revealing the untold story of local people who helped shape Britain during the First World War.

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A Meteor, left, and Vampire at RAF Norton in 1955.

Remembering the RAF in Sheffield and South Yorkshire as centenary arrives

The 100th anniversary of the Royal Air Force is putting the spotlight on the role Sheffield and South Yorkshire has played defending Britain in the skies.

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WW1PaintOff, and Armistice tribute to represent the war memorial trees on Western Road, Sheffield, with artist Dan Llywelyn Hall.

Shouting the loudest doesn’t make you right

How sad that about 100 people, many not resident on Western Road, saw fit to hold a service of remembrance in front of the stone laid to remember the fallen young men who had attended the local school.

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Campaigners are fighting to save the trees from felling

Supertram and bus services in Sheffield to pause as city falls silent for Armistice Day

Supertram and bus services in Sheffield will pause as residents across the city fall silent to remember the nation's war heroes.
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Richard Bell of Friends of Hyde Park, next to the graves of airmen killed in Doncaster in World War One

Tragedy of seven killed in Doncaster air disasters

When you think of servicemen losing their lives in action during World War One, the chances are you think of the Somme, Gallipoli or Paschendaele.

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VIDEO: Barnsley Pals return as Somme memorial art work is brought to life

The Barnsley Pals who died on the first day of the Battle Of The Somme are back on parade - thanks to a new permanent home for an award winning piece of public art and amazing new technology.

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Dan Llywelyn Hall in Western Road. Photo: Pixelwitch Pictures.

Artists to paint Sheffield memorial trees on Armistice Day

Artists will gather to mark Armistice Day by painting a street of Sheffield war memorial trees.

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Arhur Cockings turns 100 today

Remarkable Sheffield World War II veteran Arthur Cockings celebrates 100th birthday

Sheffield man Arthur Cockings, who was involved in the ill-fated Operation Market Garden during World War II, and who still lives independently, turns 100 today.

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Western Road would have to become a one-way street if war memorial trees were retained.

Saving Sheffield's war memorial trees 'could cost £350,000'

Sheffield taxpayers could have to stump up £350,000 to save 26 war memorial trees from the chop.
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Memorial trees in Oxford Street.

Public anger despite council pledges ahead of key decision on Sheffield war memorial trees

Councillors again tried to reassure residents about Sheffield's war memorial trees ahead of a decision on the future of those due to be cut down.
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Memorial trees will be planted in parks across Sheffield - and Star readers can help decide where.''Photo: Weston Park, Dan Cunningham

Star readers to help decide where 300 new war memorial trees should be planted in Sheffield parks

Hundreds of new trees will be planted to honour Sheffield’s war dead - and the council wants Star readers to help choose where.
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Sgt Arnold Loosemore will be honoured with a plaque on the cenotaph in Sheffield on Friday.

Victoria Cross soldier to be honoured with plaque on Sheffield's cenotaph

Sheffield will remember one of its most heroic First World War soldiers on Friday, 100 years to the day since his first act of bravery.
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Passchendaele:Three months of unspeakable suffering

Passchendaele:Three months of unspeakable suffering

Of the many beautiful cemeteries looked after around the world by the Commonwealth War Graves Commission, the largest lies on the side of in Belgium.

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Members of the group lay a wreathe

Traditional dance team from Sheffield travel to Belgium to honour city victims of WWI

A traditional folk dance team travelled to Belgium to honour men from Sheffield who gave died during the First World War.

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One of the memorial trees in Western Road.

Anger at lack of 'trees' on leaflet for Western Road memorial meetings

Campaigners have accused Sheffield Council of trying to mislead the public by advertising a meeting about the future of the a living war memorial without using the word 'trees'.
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The Lord Mayor and olthers at the wreath laying ceremony at the flood memorial, Sheffield, United Kingdom, 11th March 2017. Photo by Glenn Ashley.

Paul’s churlishness reaches new depths

Paul Kenny’s churlishness reaches new depths with his spiteful comments on those few, sadly all too few, of us who attended the recent Sheffield Flood wreath-laying at Millsands.

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