The Minster Church of St George

Doncaster is a town in South Yorkshire. It has a population of over 67,000 people. The town of Doncaster resides around 20 miles from the city of Sheffield, making it a convenient distance for those wishing to commute out of the town. Doncaster maintains excellent transport links with the rest of the UK and it also has its own international airport.

Doncaster expanded rapidly and became a successful coal mining town until their closure in the 1970s. The town has excellent communication links with the rest of the UK which has helped its success in developing industry throughout the 20th century. Doncaster's economy now relies on the influence of the service sector which provides much employment within the town.

Doncaster is the home of a number of distribution centres, due to its proximity to other large cities within the north of England. Retailers with distribution and warehousing within Doncaster include IKEA, Next, Amazon, B&Q and Tesco. These create many jobs within Doncaster for residents of the town.

The town of Doncaster has undergone significant regeneration in recent years. These developments have included the creation of the Frenchgate Interchange, which unites bus and railway services within the town. As well as transport the Frenchgate centre is also a shopping centre which creates many jobs within the retail industry. The Doncaster Lakeside area has also been developed and has lead to the creation of the Lakeside Village, a retail outlet with over 40 shops and restaurants.

Doncaster is a town with heritage in horse racing. It is one of the oldest established centres for horseracing within Britain. Doncaster has its own Racecourse which is home to two of the oldest horse races in the World: the Doncaster Cup and the St Leger Stakes. The Racecourse attracts people from all across the country; it is a popular visitor attraction within the town of Doncaster.

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