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Volunteering with the RSPCA

10th January 2019
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RSPCA Doncaster and Rotherham

Volunteers are crucial to the operation of the RSPCA Doncaster, Rotherham and District Branch, helping in the shops, caring for animals rescued from cruelty, driving RSPCA vehicles, tending to the grounds or fundraising.
Catherine is a regular volunteer who has helped at the Animal Centre on the Great North Road, near Bawtry, for six years. It was her love of animals that encouraged her to volunteer for the RSPCA. read more

North Notts National Trust

8th January 2019
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North Notts Association of National Trust Members

North Notts Association of National Trust Members extend a warm welcome to all National Trust members, volunteers and staff living in the North Notts area including Retford, Tuxford, Ollerton, Worksop, South Yorkshire and North Derbyshire to join the association and become eligible to attend their winter talks and summer trips. Annual membership costs Single £4.50; Joint £6.00. read more

Les Francophiles de Tickhill

7th January 2019
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Les Francophiles de Tickhill

On Wednesday 9th January (a week later than normal), Les Francophiles de Tickhill shall welcome a well-known local member, Rosemary Chappell, who will speak in English about ‘Le rêve français du Panama’, explaining how the inspiration for the construction of the Panama Canal originated in France. read more

Zumbathon spins up cash for charity

5th January 2019
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Worksop Leisure Centre

A zumbathon had people jumping with joy for a good cause. The annual event, held at Worksop Leisure Centre in the lead up to Christmas, is organised by fitness instructor Linda Civitillo. This year’s Zumbathon saw participants of all ages take on a two-hour Zumba workout session. The dance fitness class saw them get their groove on for the sixth year running, with all money raised from sponsorship and a raffle going directly to the Bluebell Wood Children’s Hospice charity. read more

Frack Free Tinker Lane

4th January 2019
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Frack Free Tinker Lane

After a fairly uneventful summer, you may have noticed the construction of the rather large Igas drill on the A634, between Barnby Moor and Blyth during November. Drilling has started at Tinker Lane and is expected to be continuous for 60 days, 24/7 — until a depth of 1,800 metres has been reached. From here the drill will be moved to the Springs Road, Misson fracking site in the New Year, where it will be used to drill 3,500 metres deep. read more

An artistic introduction to Gimp

3rd January 2019
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Clarborough and Welham IT Group

Gimp is the open source application (which also means it’s free) alternative to Adobe’s Photoshop. Gimp has much in common with Photoshop CC which makes it a true professional product, but it is also comparatively easy to gain a useful working knowledge of its key features with a bit of lively tuition; enter Clarborough and Welham IT Group! read more

Voglia d’Italia

3rd January 2019
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Voglia d’Italia

Voglia d’Italia (the Italian Society for South Yorks and North Notts) presents a ‘Members’ Evening’ on Friday 4th January. This will include the annual photograph competition, a book sale and the following presentations: read more

The Beehive Folk Club

3rd January 2019
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The Beehive Folk Club

Judy Dunlop and Jon Scaiffe, along with Nigel Corbett, will be the guests at The Beehive Folk Club Harthill on 4th January at 8.00pm. Judy Dunlop is an English folk singer. In 1987 she formed a partnership with folk artist Steve Marsh. In 1991 she made the album ‘Sway With Me’ with folk legend Ashley Hutchings. She will be joined by Jon Scaiffe, with his fine guitar and Cittern accompaniments, and Nigel Corbett on fiddle. read more

Parkinson’s UK

3rd January 2019
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Parkinson’s UK

The committee and members of the Bassetlaw branch of Parkinson’s UK wish all readers a very happy and healthy new year.  The branch’s year begins with a talk by Penny Wielgus (neurological dietician) about ‘Diet and Parkinson’s’ on Tuesday 8th January, at 2.00pm at Worksop Cricket Club. read more

A not so peaceful winter

30th December 2018
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Community Focus

In colder parts of the world, many species spend the winter in hibernation, lowering their body temperature and reducing their heart rate and breathing, so they use up less energy. Here in the UK our relatively mild climate means that very few species actually use this technique and most creatures will be active all winter. read more