After another night of trying to sleep in the fiery bowels of Mount Vesuvius, we believe the time has come to sound the traditional klaxon of British Summertime:

Britain is at a crossroads.

Mums across the country have eaten nothing but 'picky bits' for days.

Is THIS really what we want all of our meals to look like? Image
Thankfully, Doncaster Council is here to save your summer.

No, we've not gone mad with power and decided to block out the sun like Mr Burns.
We're here to tell you the magic word that will solve your problems.

That's right - we've done the research and it all comes down to one glorious, simple thing:

STOP expecting a fan to cure all your problems - a fan in a sealed room just pushes the same stale, hot air around and does NOTHING - NOTHING we tell you!
The key to a bearable summer is creating ventilation - throw those windows open and get a breeze going if you can!

Put your fan near an open window, and it will help to draw fresh air in. Soon, you'll start to see a difference.
(Ventilation like that is also crucial in stopping the spread of #coronavirus so, ya know, another small benefit)
As well as good ventilation, follow these other tips to stay cool: Image
Before you know it, we'll be back enjoying our normal drizzle.

Oh, drizzle. We hardly knew ye.

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22 Jul
Picture this…

You get a text from your child's school informing you that there is an outbreak of chickenpox.
You know straight away that you’re going to have to cancel that BBQ at the weekend at your parents’ house and you’ll have to re-arrange that playdate at their cousins, because your sister-in-law is pregnant.
Deaths due to chickenpox occur about 1 per 60,000 cases, because everyone naturally knows how to react when outbreaks happen.
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Back in ancient Egypt, if Egyptians found head lice on themselves they would shave their entire bodies to get rid of them.

In the 60’s, parents in the UK would often pour harmful remedies, like gasoline, on to their child’s hair.

Parents are notified of an outbreak, everyone checks and combs their child’s hair every 3 days for 2 weeks, and then pray they never return.

From desperate, to dangerous, to doable.
Learning to live with outbreaks is nothing new to us.

So learning to live with Covid will be possible too.
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There are just THREE DAYS to go until the Delicious Doncaster Food and Drink festival returns, and we caaaaaaannot wait! Image
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It's time to chow down.
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80 years ago, one man’s single trip to the toilet led to the capture and imprisonment of 36 people.

We think there’s something we can all learn from this story.
Now, in Doncaster, we know a thing or two about this subject.

No crass jokes though, please – we are talking about the fact that the inventor of the flushing toilet, Thomas Crapper, hails from our fair borough.
The people involved in this story could have benefited from Crapper’s command of the commode, as a seemingly innocuous trip to the lavatory led to a disastrous turn of events.
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21 Dec 20
Hello you.

Yes, you!

Do you know what you remind us of?

This creature, called a Tardigrade.
Now, if you judge the Tardigrade purely by its appearance, you might not be thrilled with the comparison.

Don’t worry, there’s only a PASSING physical resemblance between you two.
No, the reason you remind us of these little guys is because they are commonly known as one of the toughest creatures on the entire planet.
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After his wife passed away, this man single-handedly carved a tunnel through a mountain.

We think we can all learn something from his incredible story.

It’s time for another #coronavirus-related history lesson from Doncaster Council.
This amazing person was called Dasrath Manjhi.

Born in India, he was a labourer from the village of Gehlaur.
In 1959, Manjhi's wife Falguni Devi was injured after falling from a narrow ridge on a nearby mountain, trying to cross to the next village.

The mountain divided the two areas and meant that the nearest doctor was 55km away. She sadly died before Dasrath could get her there.
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