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Fostering love

7th April 2021
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RSPCA Doncaster and Rotherham

Theresa was found living in awful conditions with old injuries left to heal without treatment. It was clear that she would need substantial help and fast. Theresa was unable to walk on her front leg due to an old injury that had caused her bones to fuse together incorrectly. Not only was this painful for Theresa, but it was also having a detrimental effect on her ability to walk. read more

Safer streets for our schools and neighbourhoods?

5th April 2021
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Retford Cycling Campaign

People have told the organisers of Retford Cycling Campaign, and some of them are parents too, that they don’t feel it is safe to allow their children to cycle to school – and it doesn’t have to be this way. They should feel that our children, our streets and neighbourhoods are safe for us to enjoy, on foot, cycle and in a motor vehicle. read more

Friends of Daneshill Lakes

4th April 2021
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Friends of Daneshill Lakes

If you’re looking for spring then a visit to Daneshill Lakes Local Nature Reserve, near Torworth, is a good place to start.
The brilliant yellow flowers of gorse have been brightening the lengthening days for a while with their soft coconut fragrance. Cheery daisies are open on sunny days and there are rosettes of pale yellow primrose flowers in their nests of bright green leaves. read more

Raising a Warrior…our story

3rd April 2021
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Community Focus

Two local ladies have dedicated the last three-and-a-half years to developing tools to help children to be the best that they can be, tackle obstacles with strength and confidence, handle those big emotions, chase their dreams and find their brave. read more

A time to look beyond the cute and cuddly

2nd April 2021
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Erin McDaid, Nottinghamshire Wildlife Trust

Signs of spring are becoming well and truly obvious and the added flush of colour, whether from blossoming trees or spring flowering bulbs, is certainly welcome. With days noticeably longer there is also more time to go in search of wild encounters. read more

The Arts Society Dukeries

1st April 2021
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The Arts Society Dukeries

The Arts Society Dukeries’ next online lecture is by Simon Seligman on Wednesday 7th April at 10.30am for an 11.00am start and is entitled ‘From Venice to Sheffield: John Ruskin’s passion for art, craft and social justice’.
Inspired by the bicentenary of the birth of John Ruskin (1819 to 1900) in 2019, this lecture celebrates the extraordinary life and work of this visionary Victorian. read more

Connect to the community

29th March 2021
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Bassetlaw Connect

2020 was a tough year for most and my story is not dissimilar to that of thousands of others. I won’t bore you with the details but suffice it to say I found myself on furlough and spent much of my time walking the lanes around Clarborough, Welham and Hayton with my dog. When lockdown was lifted, as a supply TA, work was not flooding in. read more

Bassetlaw branch of Parkinson’s UK

29th March 2021
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Parkinson’s UK Bassetlaw Branch

With the welcome return of spring, with lighter nights and warmer days, the Bassetlaw branch of Parkinson’s UK’s thoughts turn to starting again to implement their future activities. Once they are given a date when this can happen, the branch be will up and running. There is a full programme planned and ready to go. read more

Walking Tennis

28th March 2021
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Walking Tennis

Make new friends at walking tennis sessions, restarting at Retford Tennis Club on Wednesday mornings from 31st March. The initiative, organised by the club and Get Out Get Active Bassetlaw, offers physical and mental benefits and are socially distanced and outside. Running every week on Wednesdays from 10.00am to 11.30am, sessions cost £6.00 each, which includes refreshments. read more

Springtime fun for your breakfast table

27th March 2021
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Community Focus

Real eggs or chocolate under your egg cosy? Whichever way you use yours, these are fun original and easy to make and will make a gorgeous addition to your breakfast table.  All the designs featured on this page use the basic hand stitching of blanket stitches, running, French knot or satin stitch. read more