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Living with disease that leaves Halifax grandmother Carole struggling to breathe

A Halifax grandmother with a rare disease that leaves her struggling to breathe is backing a dedicated awareness week in November.

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Lady Halifax with staff, voluntreers and patients after the centre's refurb earlier this year

Calderdale cancer support centre to host Macmillan coffee morning in Halifax

The Jayne Garforth Cancer Information and Support Centre is hosting a Macmillan Coffee Morning on Friday, November 17 (10am–2pm).

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Judicial review sought over plans for Calderdale and Huddersfield hospitals

Judicial review sought over plans for Calderdale and Huddersfield hospitals

A judge could decide whether controversial changes to hospital services are lawful after health campaigners made an application to the High Court.

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GPs could cut back on some prescriptions

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Comfort blankets withdrawn while Halifax toddler scare investigated

A home goods chain of stores has withdrawn a baby comfort blanket after cotton strands from one worked loose and wrapped themselves round the neck of a Halifax toddler, threatening to strangle him.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