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Father of four from Halifax dies after doctors failed to treat stomach infection

A father of four from Halifax has died after medical staff failed to treat a stomach infection known as Helicobacter Pylori for nine months.
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Yorkshire hospitals ‘working hard to retain EU staff’ despite some Brexit-effect on staff quit rates

A Yorkshire hospital has seen three times more staff from EU countries quit their jobs after the Brexit vote than before it, new research has revealed.

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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Comfort blankets withdrawn while Halifax toddler scare investigated

A home goods chain of stores has withdrawn a baby comfort blanket after cotton strands from one worked loose and wrapped themselves round the neck of a Halifax toddler, threatening to strangle him.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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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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Calderdale sees 111 diabetes-related amputations over the last three years

Shocking figures have revealed that 111 diabetes-related amputations took place in Calderdale between 2013 and 2016.
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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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Chief constable of West Yorkshire Police, Dee Collins.

West Yorkshire Police chief constable shares breast cancer experience to raise awareness

The chief constable of West Yorkshire Police has shared her experience of being treated for breast cancer in the hope that others will carry out checks on themselves more regularly.

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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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The front page of The Yorkshire Post on Thursday

CANCER: Why this newspaper believes the good people of Yorkshire will deliver the ultimate Christmas gift to the people of God's Own County who need it the most

I recently lost my father-in-law to cancer; I lost my grandad to cancer; I’ve lost friends to the disease and seen others’ lives changed forever having beaten it, writes Editor James Mitchinson.

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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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Active Community Education in Sport

Schools get to grips with sporting drive by Brighouse firm to tackle obesity

A Brighouse sports education company has launched a major campaign to help schools across the region fulfil new government guidelines designed to tackle obesity among young children.

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Jack Mawer, 13, walks his dog along the canal in Mytholmroyd with mother Mandy.

How a day in denim can make a major difference to young lives

The bond between Jack Mawer and his mum Mandy from Halifax is clear to see. Now they are raising awareness of Jeans for Genes Day.

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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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Kym Lockett, right, with daughter Penny

Mum's meningitis vaccine plea to students after daughter's death from the disease

A Halifax mum is encouraging young people to get their free vaccine against meningitis after her 17-year-old daughter died from the disease.

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