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Work begins to remove Doncaster tower block capping

Work is starting today to remove decorative capping on a tower block in Doncaster.

Decorative capping is to be removed from a tower block in Doncaster Credit: ITV Yorkshire

Officials say the capping, which is on the outside of the stairwell at Silverwood House on Balby Bridge, would slow down a fire but is not to the highest fire-proof standard.

Doncaster Council says it is a precautionary measure to reassure residents. The work is expected to take around a week to complete.



One punch death: Family raise more than £3,000 for hospital

The family of a man who died after being hit by a single punch on a night out have raised more than £3,000 for the hospital which tried to save his life.

Darron Januszkiewicz

Darron Januszkiewicz passed away a week after he was attacked on his way home in Doncaster a year ago.

His family, who live near Doncaster, say they want to give something back to the neurological unit at the Royal Hallamshire hospital in Darron's memory.

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