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A borough of north-central England northeast of Sheffield, noted as the site of a famous annual horserace, the St. Leger.


1. (Placename) an industrial town in N England, in Doncaster unitary authority, South Yorkshire, on the River Don. Pop: 67 977 (2001)
2. (Placename) a unitary authority in N England, in South Yorkshire. Pop: 288 400 (2003 est). Area: 582 sq km (225 sq miles)


(ˈdɒŋ kæs tər; Brit. ˈdɒŋ kə stər)

a city in South Yorkshire, in N England. 292,500.
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In that pleasant district of merry England which is watered by the river Don, there extended in ancient times a large forest, covering the greater part of the beautiful hills and valleys which lie between Sheffield and the pleasant town of Doncaster.
Well known was the inn to Robin Hood and his band, for there had he and such merry companions as Little John or Will Stutely or young David of Doncaster often gathered when all the forest was filled with snow.
Gentlemen present were assured that when they could show him anything to cut out a blood mare, a bay, rising four, which was to be seen at Doncaster if they chose to go and look at it, Mr.
I was head librarian of the Doncaster Library for years.
Doncaster Knights prop forward Ian Williams, 27, could not be resuscitated.
Doing Doncaster down AM I alone in thinking Doncaster is continually being stitched up?
Tenders are invited for doncaster supported living service
All that stands between punters and a huge windfall are six races at Chelmsford, Doncaster and Kempton.
37 CROSS KEYS had to play second fiddle to English Championship side Doncaster Knights in their British and Irish Pool Four clash at Pandy Park - but they still collected two bonus points.
COVENTRY 17 DONCASTER 18 COVENTRY were denied by a converted try in added time as Doncaster put one foot back in the Championship with the tightest of wins at the Butts Park Arena.
GATESHEAD Firsts lost 7-3 at home to Doncaster, who are favourites for promotion to the National League.
The ground is on the southern outskirts of Doncaster with limited scope for a pre-match drink.