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GP surgeries to cutback on prescriptions

GP surgeries could cease providing some drugs on prescription under plans by NHS bosses to save £800,000 a year.

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Toddler Harry Lucks, 18 months old, of Mixenden, Halifax, who was nearly strangled when a cotton strands worked loose from his baby blanket, with his parents Gerrod Lucks and Faye Milner.

Comfort blankets withdrawn while Halifax toddler scare investigated

A home goods chain of stores has withdrawn a baby comfort blanket after cotton strands from one worked loose and wrapped themselves round the neck of a Halifax toddler, threatening to strangle him.

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Calderdale and Huddersfield NHS bosses set to support hospital shake-up

Calderdale and Huddersfield NHS bosses set to support hospital shake-up

Health bosses are expected to give their support to a re-organisation of hospital services in Calderdale and Huddersfield despite safety concerns.

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Barry Crossland, of Elland, will be swimming a mile at 80 for Overgate Hospice at Brighouse Swimming Pool

Elland swimmer Barry turns 80 with mile challenge

Senior swimmer Barry Crossland will celebrate turning 80 with a sponsored mile to raise cash for Overgate Hospice.

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Clarets midfielder Jack Cork shows his support on World Mental Health Day

Burnley FC’s Jack Cork showed his support of the work of Burnley FC in the Community on World Mental Health Day today, as he visited a Walking Football tournament, hosted by the club’s official charity.

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Victoria Skwarek, with her son Ollie ,will hold a fundraiser.

‘It was such a shock and hard to see him going through the treatment’

Calderdale teacher Victoria Skwarek did not know what ‘developmental dysplasia of the hip’ was until doctors told her newborn son, Ollie, had the condition.

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Glad to be back: Partygoers celebrate the Age UK Todmorden office re-opening

Help when you most need it

Age UK Todmorden has helped people claim £30,000 entitled to them of previously unclaimed benefits in just four months.

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COLUMN: Tinnitus - let’s all make some noise about it!

COLUMN: Tinnitus - let’s all make some noise about it!

It would be borderline bad taste to say I’d never heard of tinnitus before my diagnosis.

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Whether you are a business or an individual, Maggie's Yorkshire needs your help

We are calling on the people of Yorkshire to get behind the creation of the country's first Maggie's Centre.

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'If there had been a Maggie’s in Leeds I could have gone there, had someone to talk to and feel safe. You cannot put a price on that.'

Yorkshire is the biggest county in Britain not to have a Maggie's Centre... something which cancer patient Harriet Dow is delighted to have put right.

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Maggie's: Battling against the fear of cancer in place to comfort and inspire

The breathtaking design of the new Yorkshire Maggie's centre is vital to helping with the care and support of the people it will serve.

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Prostate cancer testing day at the Turf

Prostate cancer testing day at the Turf

The Barry Kilby Prostate Cancer Appeal will host another prostate cancer testing day at Turf Moor on Saturday, in conjunction with the East Lancashire Prostate Cancer Support Group.
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Stephanie  with her sisters Chloe Taylor, left, and Jade Glover, right

Fun-packed family afternoon in Calder Valley is a step on way for Steph’s cancer fight campaign

A fund set up to urgently raise £10,000 for a young Calder Valley mum to get specialist treatment for a rare form of cancer was boosted by an indoor fete at Mytholmroyd Community Centre last Saturday.

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Campaigners demand more scrutiny of health service shake-up

Campaigners demand more scrutiny of health service shake-up

Health campaigners are calling for more scrutiny of “secretive” plans to cut millions of pounds from NHS and social care budgets.

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Locala boss Robert Flack steps down

Locala boss Robert Flack steps down

The boss of community healthcare provider Locala has stepped down after six years in the job.

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Support: Stephanie Dempsey with son Kenley. Her family aim to raise an initial �10,000 for treatment

Rallying to young mum’s rare cancer fight

Family and friends of a young mum are urgently trying to raise an initial £10,000 to get her specialist treatment for a virulent form of cancer.

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Hilary Shoesmith

Appeal for organ donors after Calderdale nurse’s gift of life

The partner of a much-loved nurse from Calderdale who died suddenly during a Sunday meal out is urging people to join the organ donor register to save lives.

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Project: Careshare would be a so-far unique co-operative project, says founder Emma Back

Pioneering care project starts up

Introductory sessions are being held for a pioneering new co-operative public care project.

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Shanna Newby.

Thousands raised to help teenager with brain haemorrhage get home

An appeal to bring a 17-year-old home after she suffered a brain haemorrhage on holiday has raised thousands.

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Shanna Newby.

Halifax family’s plea for help to get teen home after suffering brain injury on holiday

What should have been a dream holiday for a young Halifax couple turned into a nightmare when a 17-year-old girl suffered a brain haemorrhage.

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