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Doncaster

(dŏng`kəstər), metropolitan borough (1991 pop. 74,727), N central England, on the Don River. Doncaster is a communications center, located on important rail lines and roads, and a market for fruits, vegetables, and livestock. There are slaughterhouses, railroad shops, steel mills, and food-processing plants. Other manufactures include metal products, electrical equipment, agricultural implements, clothing, and nylon. Doncaster is the site of the Roman camp Danum, on an ancient highway. An old racecourse is near the city; the St. Leger classic is run there every September. Noteworthy are the Mansion House (18th cent.) and the parish church of St. George, with a 170-ft (52-m) tower, designed in 1854 by George Gilbert ScottScott, Sir George Gilbert,
1811–78, English architect. Prominent in the Gothic revival, he designed many public structures. He also directed a vast amount of Gothic restoration work, beginning with renovations of Ely Cathedral (1847) and including Westminster Abbey (where
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. Doncaster has a technical college and an art gallery.

Doncaster

1. an industrial town in N England, in Doncaster unitary authority, South Yorkshire, on the River Don. Pop.: 67 977 (2001)
2. a unitary authority in N England, in South Yorkshire. Pop.: 288 400 (2003 est.). Area: 582 sq. km (225 sq. miles)
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But as the home side pushed on, Doncaster got a crucial third goal when James Chambers laid the ball across for Heffernan to smash home.
Then Doncaster scored two excellent tries as full-back Wesley Davies crossed and then right winger Paul Bailey scored on the hour mark, both converted by Woodrow.
Ted Taylor, managing director of the Doncaster Racecourse Management Company and operations director of Arena's racing division, added: "We have been managing the racecourse now for nearly a year and I am delighted that following extensive work between Arena and DMBC we have finalised this planning application.
He made it 13-7 to Stourbridge shortly after half-time, converting openside flanker Jordan's try before Doncaster responded with a try from full-back Jon Boden.
They are the people who should be responsible for decisions in Doncaster.
Doncaster regained control towards the end of the half with James Coppinger bringing a save out of Gerken.
But as Cov built a promising position in the home 22, they were penalised for bridging - the 16th penalty against them - at a ruck, only to see Doncaster immediately do the same and escape unpunished.
This exclusive offer is only valid for Saturday November 6 at Doncaster Racecourse and cannot be combined with any other Doncaster promotion, discount and membership scheme.
I have had five winners on three occasions and I won it once when there were just three races at Kempton and I got pounds 8,000," said Ireland, who intends to head to Doncaster this afternoon with his wife and two daughters.
Doncaster served notice of their intent from the re-start and their forwards began to make inroads, pulling YM's defence out of shape.
The agreement is that Doncaster Rovers pay a maximum of pounds 2,000 a week towards a player's existing salary, relying on the parent club to pay the difference in their contract during their loan.
But it was close, with Doncaster not grasping victory until the dying moments when they forced a series of scrummages close to the posts.