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Did you know you can pay for some childcare tax free?

Quick tip from Sally at our sister site Harrogate Mumbler, who has just discovered this scheme! I thought it may be useful for others… ………………………………………………………………………………………………………… I’ve just signed up for the governments “Tax Free Childcare” scheme and already I’ve saved £12 on a single day school holiday club for my two daughters next week by…

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The Happy Festival is Here at Frenchgate

Celebrate happiness at our Happy Festival! Help the NCS (National Citizen Service) students give some happiness back to our community. Donations from the activities will allow the students to deliver a weekly social event over the 6 week holiday for our elderly citizens at Age UK Doncaster’s Silver Link Centre. #Frenchgateshareyourhapp Play to win !…

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Local Splash Parks and Paddling Pools

When the sun comes out, Splash Parks are a great place to take the little ones to cool down. Here are a few of the best around Doncaster. Clifton Park, Rotherham has a great splash park, which is free on weekends and in the school holidays. You can take a picnic, lots of open space…

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Mumbler Exclusive Flash Sale for Stockeld Summer Adventure – Opening 20th July 2019

We know how tricky it can be looking for fun family activities to entertain everyone, particularly in the summer when the children have a whole 6 weeks off school! Life can get a little crazy and busy mums and dads don’t always have the time to create Pinterest-worthy activities. Luckily, Stockeld Park are experts in…

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Water Babies: Developed with science, taught with passion

***Advertorial blog for Water Babies*** Here in Doncaster you can take advantage of the award winning baby / toddler and preschool lessons provided by Water Babies. Teaching babies here for over 11 years in various different locations across the town and the wider county. We’ll teach you to teach your baby to swim. From lesson…

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Lakeside Village Summer Nights Cinema 2019

***Advertorial blog for Lakeside Village*** Get ready, our FREE Summer Nights Cinema is back! We know how much our customers enjoy coming along and enjoying a film with us. Here’s what you’ve got to look forward to this summer. Thursday 25 July – Zootroplis Thursday 1 August – The Greatest Showman Thursday 8 August –…

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New maternity and nursing boutique opens in the Doncaster Wool Market

Here at Doncaster Mumbler we were excited to hear about Beau Bump, a brand new maternity and nursing boutique, that has just opened within the new wool market Doncaster. They sell a range of clothing which are suitable during and post pregnancy and for nursing mums. Dealing direct with brands who specialise solely in maternity…

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Maize Maze at Boston Park Farm

  ***Advertorial blog for Boston Park Farm*** It’s that time of year again! The Maize Maze at Boston Park Farm opens on 15th July.  The Maize maze consists of 5km of paths, which at only 5 feet wide, gives the feeling of exploring through the jungle. So bring your little adventurers and have fun finding…

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The Doncaster Big Latch On 2019

I’m delighted to be helping organise the 4th Doncaster Big Latch On this Year, along with our friends Baby Dinosaurs Kids Markets! Last year, 175 people and 72 breastfeeding mums headed to Sandall Park to join Mumworthy in the big latch on count at 10.30am, participating with up to 60,000 breastfeeding/expressing mums all around the…

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Dragon Boat Race 2019

Visit Doncaster and Rotary Club of St George’s Dragon Boat Challenge will be held on Saturday 13th July 2019 on the lake at Lakeside, Doncaster. This will be the 10th anniversary of this event, which has so far raised £110,000 for local charities and good causes. If you’ve not been to the Dragon Boat Race…

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Summer swimming tips from Puddle Ducks Doncaster

***Advertorial blog for Puddle Ducks Doncaster*** The summer weather is here and as temperatures soar, you might be visiting a splashpark, paddling pool or swimming pool in the coming months at home, or abroad to cool off with the little ones. We often get asked about how to safely enjoy swimming away from our classes,…

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The NEW 2019/2020 Purple Voucher Book

The brand new Purple Vouchers book lands in August! Crammed full of exciting offers and vouchers, it’s the must-have handbag essential for Doncaster Mums. With summer holidays fast approaching, a quick flick through my existing purple voucher book reveals discounts that I haven’t used yet on places such as Boston Park Farm and Cannon Hall…

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Nominations open for the Doncaster Mumbler Awards now!

Celebrating the very best of family friendly Doncaster, the Mumbler Awards will be held on Friday November 8th! With Mumbler, sharing is caring, so we are asking parents, carers, grandparents – all Doncaster families to share your favourite places and people with us! Let us know the activity providers, the classes or groups, days out,…

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Family Photo Shoots

   ***This is an advertorial blog for Stadium Stars*** Stadium Stars Nursery, based at the Keepmoat Stadium, are inviting Doncaster parents to take advantage of a special one-off family photo shoot at the nursery. They have teamed up with New Focus Photography ,who will be offering a mini photo shoot for just £20 on two…

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Sign up for the Summer Reading Challenge with Doncaster Libraries

Hooray! The Summer Reading Challenge is back and it officially launches on 13th July 2019. The Summer Reading Challenge combines FREE access to books, with fun, creative activities in the library during the summer holidays. Throughout the challenge, library staff and young volunteers support the children, helping them to discover new authors and illustrators and…

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Family Friendly Music Festivals in and around Doncaster this Summer

Although festivals might have once been something we did before kids – a boozy weekend of letting loose, dancing, actually choosing not to sleep – festivals up and down the country are becoming family savvy and happily welcome both adults and children. Although loud music, camping and portaloos can be a recipe for disaster, lots…

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Could your child be the next Junior Civic Mayor in Doncaster?

Doncaster Council’s Partnerships and Engagement team and The Civic Mayor and Members Services are working together on an exciting project! They are looking for the next Junior Civic Mayor to help make a difference to children in Doncaster. The Junior Civic Mayor will be the voice of children across the borough, helping to make a…

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The Knot by Helen Cousins

On June 20th 2017, local mum Helen lost her teenage daughter Maisie to suicide. Helen has written a book called ‘The Knot’, which tells the stories of fictional characters in Class 6, who each have worries or are anxious, but they are reassured by adult figures in their lives that their feelings of unease are…

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Doncaster Mumbler Awards

Save the date for the very first Doncaster Mumbler Awards, which will be held on Friday November 8th at the fabulous Earl of Doncaster hotel! The Mumbler Awards are a celebration of the very best parenting related businesses and individuals from our district. Some of the many family friendly companies, activities or venues in Doncaster…

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The Great Get Together Big Picnic

Head to Sir Nigel Gresley Square this weekend for The Great Get Together Big Picnic! Events are being held across the country between 21st and 23rd June in celebration of the belief that as a community, we have a lot more in common than that which divides us. Taking place outside Cast on Saturday 22nd…

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National Breastfeeding Celebration Week

One of the main reasons that mums stop breastfeeding is that they are not prepared for the reality of the early days. Some mums find it easy, some mums find it incredibly hard. I was one of the latter. Something I thought should be easy, wasn’t and getting through the next feed was painful, emotional…

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Where to pick strawberries in Doncaster

It’s strawberry time again! We LOVE strawberry picking and there are a few places around Doncaster where you can pick your own….let’s hope for a bit more sunshine! Eastfield Farm Soft Fruit, Tickhill, DN11 9JD A family run farm with farm shops open during the soft fruit season (June/July). Summer 2019, opening Sunday 9th June…

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10 ways to celebrate Father’s Day in and around Doncaster 2019

It’s Father’s day on Sunday 16th June and if you’re looking for inspiration, here are a few ideas! South Yorkshire Air Museum are hosting the 70th anniversary of the English Electric Canberra over the weekend. Chat with some of the ex air and ground crew, that flew and maintained this iconic aircraft. Quizzes and activity…

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NEW Play area set for Lakeside Village!

Hot off the press! Lakeside Village is investing £50,000 into a new and improved children’s outdoor play area! The new ‘Cheeky Monkey’s’ play area is part of the next phase of improvements at the Lakeside Village. The jungle-themed area will remain where the current play area is (outside Clarks, Costa) and will be under the…

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LEAF Open Farm Sunday

Who loves a farm? We all do! Last weekend we went to Uncle Henry’s and I noticed that they have their Open Farm event this weekend. Open Farm Sunday is run by LEAF (Linking Environment and Farming) and on Sunday 9th June hundreds of farms across the UK will throw open their gates for Open…

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Dinocaster Family Fun Day

**This is an advertorial blog for Doncaster Racecourse** Head to Doncaster Racecourse this Father’s Day, but look out for the T Rex! Our Family Fun Racedays prove very popular with the whole family and this year they just got even bigger! Look out for T Rex’s, Triceratops, Raptors and Spinosaurus’s roaming the racecourse as we…

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Introducing you to EXPECT Summer 2019!

Last year, the EXPECT Summer programme rolled out with a huge bang! Over the course of 6 weeks, almost 11,000 attendees enjoyed a range of activities organised by EXPECT Youth, with partners such as DARTS, Active Fusion, EPIC, DCLT, Club Doncaster Foundation and Flying Futures. Thousands of young people facing disadvantage had the chance to…

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Family Fun at the Races

*Advertising Feature for Go Racing in Yorkshire Let me start with this one crucial piece of information – KIDS GO FREE!  So now I’ve got your attention I can tell you more about the family fun you can have at the races. There are nine racecourses in Yorkshire and each one hosts at least one…

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The Doncaster Half Marathon

Curly’s Athletes are bringing something amazing to Doncaster this year! Having the best 5K in the country and the best 10K in Yorshire, the first Doncaster Half Marathon is set to be amazing too! Hosted from the Keepmoat Stadium, by Club Doncaster, there will be an amazing finish on the pitch. The route will take…

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Father’s Day Competition: Win Dad a paintball experience!

Father’s day is approaching and we have an amazing giveaway for you, courtesy of Bawtry Paintball & Laser Fields. WIN Dad a book of VIP tickets, allowing him and 11 of his friends (or the family) to enjoy a whole day of paintballing in Bawtry Forest. Europe’s largest paintball and outdoor activity centre is on…

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Hold on tight as Virtual Reality swings come to Doncaster

A couple of weeks ago I met some of the people involved with Right Up Our Street, who are based at The Point on South Parade. Right Up Our Street is a network of people across Doncaster who are creating and being a part of brilliant art and culture. They bought us the moon in…

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We’re going 30 Days Wild!

We signed up for something wild everyday in June! During half term we were in the garden quite a bit and discovered all kinds of insects, bugs and beasts. Organised by The Wildlife Trusts, there are free resources that can be downloaded within minutes, or if you want to extend it throughout the summer and…

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Swimming Skills that turn in to Life Skills

Learning to swim is an essential life skill; potentially life-saving, great fun and a wonderful way to keep fit but it is so much more than that too! Learning to swim can translate into life skills that carry you and your child far beyond the swimming pool and help enhance all areas of your lives….

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Indoor swimming pools with slides, splash zones and other fun stuff near Doncaster

Swimming is often a go-to activity during school holidays as there is lots of fun to be had and energy burnt, whatever the weather!! Here are lots of options within an hours drive (ish) of Doncaster. Doncaster Dome Right on our doorstep, we’re lucky to have this so close. Read our Mumbler Review here  Swimming…

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Dinosaurs are on the loose at Stockeld Park – this May Half Term only!

**This is an advertorial blog for Stockeld Park** It feels like the children have only just gone back to school after Easter doesn’t it!? And now we’re about to break up again for the May Half Term! Are you worried that you’ve already used up all your ideas for entertaining those little people? Don’t worry,…

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Things to do in Doncaster this half term

We are nearly at the end of what seems to have been the shortest half term ever! Here is a quick round up of things to do during the May half term 2019! Starting on Monday 25th May, to 2nd June. See ALL listings here. PointFest – Free Family Arts Festival  Join us at our…

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Parks and Playgrounds in Doncaster

We have so many parks and playgrounds to enjoy in and around Doncaster. Here are are a few that we’d recommend and you can find the full list here in our Parks & Playgrounds area. Sandall Park and Cafe. One of the largest parks in Doncaster, there is lots of open space and lots to…

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10 Water Safety Tips

Puddle Ducks Doncaster have just finished their termly pyjama week, which tied in with International Learn to Swim Week.  During pyjama week, they give all of their swimmers a session in pyjamas to help them realise that although they feel heavier, they can still kick to the surface, turn and reach for the side. Here…

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Children’s Party Providers in Doncaster

We have some brilliant party providers in Doncaster. I’ve discovered some new ones recently and thought i’d share them… Colours Pottery Painting Studio – Tickhill  Set up in 2018, COLOURS paint your own pottery studio in Tickhill welcomes painters of all ages to get in touch with their creative side, whether it is your first…

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WIN a family ticket to Kirklees Light Railway

A great family day out! Climb aboard Yorkshire’s Great Little Steam Trains for a scenic journey from Clayton West to Shelley, through the beautiful South Pennine Foothills. Built on the historic Clayton West branch line and opened to the public in October 1991, the Kirklees Light Railway has grown and developed into a popular destination…

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National Children’s Gardening Week 2019

Whilst I am not a brilliant gardener, my son seems to love it. He loves nothing more than digging and planting, watching things grow. We created a little vegetable patch a couple of years ago and he loves to spend time watering his seeds and loves it when he sees his vegetables appear. He especially…

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First long haul Florida bound Dreamliner takes off from Doncaster Sheffield Airport

Apparently TUI’s Doncaster store sells more holidays to Florida than any other store in the country! It’s not surprising therefore that they have now launched a new TUI Airways Dreamliner flight from Doncaster Sheffield airport to Orlando Sanford in Florida. The Boeing 787 took off for the first flight at 10:30 on 4 May  2019…

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Delicious Doncaster Food and Drink Festival: May 17th-19th 2019

Doncaster’s biggest food festival is back in 2019 and we are helping to make it the most family friendly festival yet! **Scroll down to enter our competition to WIN VIP tickets to the live cooking demonstration with Candice Brown! ** A three day culinary extravaganza, featuring cooking demos from celebrity chefs Simon Rimmer – Sunday…

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Introducing Nippers and Nappers Intergenerational Playgroup

Playgroups of any kind are brilliant places to go to meet other parents, be part of a community and get out of the house. They’re good for the little ones and for mummy (or daddy!). It turns out they’re great at any age! I jumped at the chance to go along to a new kind…

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Deaf Awareness Week 6-12th May 2019

Deaf students and pupils in Doncaster are saying a huge thank you to the businesses and organisations who have taken the time to learn basic signs this Deaf Awareness Week (May 6- 12). The students from Communication Specialist College Doncaster and pupils from Doncaster School for the Deaf have worked with a number of organisations in…

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A New Royal Baby! Congratulations to the Duke & Duchess of Sussex

Who else was thrilled to hear the wonderful news that Meghan and Prince Harry have welcomed the arrival of a baby boy! Incase you weren’t aware, there are Mumbler sites all across the UK, with 15 in Yorkshire! That is a lot of mums working behind the scenes, with lots of children between us from…

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Little Mermaid Swims in to Cannon Hall Farm this weekend

Cannon Hall Farm is gearing up for a magical adventure under the sea as it prepares to host a Spring pantomime to celebrate its 30th anniversary. The first event will see Talegate Theatre Productions return to the farm this weekend and next with a brand new production of the Little Mermaid – and everyone who prebooks…

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Puddle Ducks Doncaster nominated for a What’s On 4 Kids Award 2019!

Puddle Ducks Doncaster have been nominated for a What’s On 4 Kids Award for the second Time! We have received a nomination for the Most Loved Baby Activity. To be nominated for an award is a reflection on how our fabulous teachers help nurture your little ones natural affinity with the water and help babies…

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Tour De Yorkshire: Thursday May 2nd

The Tour de Yorkshire is the most famous road cycling race in the UK, bringing some of the biggest names in the sport to our county for an epic race, uphill and down dale.  What began in 2015 as a legacy race from the Tour de France has quickly become one of the most celebrated sporting events in the…

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Lakeside Village thanks customers for charity generosity

Loyal customers and staff of Lakeside Village are being thanked for their fundraising efforts after helping to raise over £3,800 for a vital cancer charity, Team Verrico. A charity that I’m always keen to support, Team Verrico have been the Lakeside Village Charity of the Year for 2018-19. With the help of shoppers and centre…

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Doncaster Mumbler Geocache Trail

We LOVE trails! We’ve been fans of geocaching for a while. It gets us outdoors, active and exploring! There are millions of geocaches hidden around the world and lots in Doncaster already, however we were excited to create our own Doncaster Mumbler Geocache trail as part of the ‘100 Things before 11’ campaign. Geocaches can…

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Baby & Toddler Events: Dates for Spring 2019

A lot of the big UK retailers run baby and toddler events throughout the year, where you can make huge savings on things such as baby wipes, nappies or even pushchairs and car seats. Here is a quick guide to some of the baby & toddler events coming up in Spring 2019! ALDI  The Big…

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100 Doncaster Things to do before you’re 11!

Doncaster Things are everywhere, whether you enjoy Adventure Things, Outdoor Things or Learning Things, or maybe you prefer Nature Things, Create Things and History Things. Some little ones also love Perform Things and Active Things! Click here to ENTER THE HALLAM FM ‘100 Things’ COMPETITION  There are lots of adventures to be had right on…

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Discover Lakeside – Trails to do with the kids!

Did you know that there is a trail at Lakeside? We didn’t either, but I found out about it recently and we decided to give it a go! After googling it, I found out what we should be looking for: 15 Green posts and boxes around the lake, that have a QR Code on them…

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FREE family days out in the Doncaster area!

Walks, picnic spots, Museums, trails and more…we have a lot of fun, free, family activities in and around Doncaster. Sandall Park We love Sandall Park. One of the largest parks in Doncaster, it has multiple play areas to suit all ages, including the new Woodland trail. So you can move around the park and experience…

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Searching for Rainbows in Rossington

The 51st Rainbows in Rossington are recruiting new members! They are offering places to 5-7 year olds. Children can attend Rainbows before moving on to Brownies. The group meets on Mondays at 4.45pm. Rainbows is a lovely social activity and the sessions are affordable. Anyone who would like to find out more information should contact…

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The Wonderful World of the Wizard of Oz heads to the Yorkshire Wildlife Park this Easter

The wonderful world of the Wizard of Oz is heading to the Yorkshire Wildlife Park for a stunning Easter event. A professional cast of performers will weave a magical spell during the Easter holidays on April 13th, 14th and 15th. The Wild Tales of Oz show has a unique take on the loved story and the…

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Keep the children entertained at Stockeld Park this Easter holiday!

**This is an advertorial blog for Stockeld Park “I’m bored!” If you’re a parent or you help to look after children during the school holidays, chances are this is a phrase you are all too familiar with! At Stockeld Park, we know how to nip boredom in the bud! Keeping the children entertained in the school…

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Shaw Wood Academy staff aim high to raise school funds

This Easter, Teachers from Shaw Wood Academy have decided to complete the three highest peaks in Yorkshire in one day! Raising funds towards mental health services and pastoral care for the children at the school, on Mere Lane in Armthorpe, staff completed their first training day during October half term 2018. Completing the Inglebrough peak,…

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Where to see lambs, bunnies and chicks this Easter

Nothing says Spring, quite like newborm lambs, bunny or chick. We were snapped recently at the Lakeside Village ‘Hello Spring’ event stroking a gorgeous baby lamb, so we thought it would be good to round up some of the best places to take your little ones to see all things cute and furry over Easter…

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