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Brews with benefits: the health-boosting perks of a good cuppa

Widely known as a tea-drinking nation, here in Britain we're extremely partial to a good cuppa.
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NHS reminder to stock up on your medication

NHS reminder to stock up on your medication

The NHS in Yorkshire and the Humber is urging people to stock up ahead of the long bank holiday weekend.

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From the Pennines to the Peaks on foot

From the Pennines to the Peaks on foot

This week’s walk provides a perfect setting in which to lose yourself, your thoughts and concerns by being distracted by the great expanse of moorland and feeling miles from civilisation. Yet as a popular walking destination, you’ll never be far from another rambler, writes Caroline Spalding.

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REVEALED: These are the BEST GP surgeries in Halifax - as rated by you

NHS England has released the latest findings of its GP Patient Survey, revealing the best and worst surgeries across Halifax.

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REVEALED: These are the WORST GP surgeries in Halifax- as rated by you

After revealing the best GP surgeries across Halifax, the Courier can now reveal the lowest ranked across the borough.

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The moorland heights of West Calderdale

The moorland heights of West Calderdale

This week’s walk appreciates the expanse of the moorlands and the views they offer, whilst being incredibly simple to follow and relatively easy-going; therefore perfect for both this time of year and those new to the joys of hiking.

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Help: The Oddfellows, a mutual society which fundraises present the cheque to the Whiteknights

Volunteer medical riders get funding boost from Halifax Oddfellows

Oddfellows Halifax District presented a cheque for £627 to the Halifax-based Whiteknights Emergency Voluntary Service at the Oddfellows’ Unity House building.

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A period of wet, windy and snowy weather is expected to hit Yorkshire next week.

Weather warning: Gales, showers and snow set to hit Yorkshire as jet-stream sweeps in cold snap

Forecasters are predicting a short, sharp shock of cold temperatures next week as a jet-stream pushes wintry showers, high winds and snow across Britain.

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Whiteknights Yorkshire Blood Bikes, West Yorkshire Manager, Andy Dickens, is pictured with Laurence Turner. Halifax-based Whiteknights Yorkshire Blood Bikes helped meet 14 calls urgent calls to transport blood and pathology samples at no cost between hospitals over Christmas

Halifax-based Whiteknights ride to meet hospital emergencies

Halifax-based Whiteknights Yorkshire Blood Bikes helped meet 14 calls urgent calls to transport blood and pathology samples at no cost between hospitals over Christmas.

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Potential site for a new dementia care home

Dementia care home plan on disused site takes step forward

A  specialist housing development focused on caring for those with dementia will be built on a disused site in Rastrick if plans are given the go-ahead.

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Dr Alan Brook.

A&E is for emergencies

Medical experts are advising people to only go to A&E in an emergency.

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Ye Olde Bell Spa vitality pool

Ye Olde Bell chimes in a new era with sparkling spa

WHEN you go to a Spa you want to be enveloped by warmth, calmness, luxury and peace. This is “me time” writ large and it’s a treat in which you should be able to lose yourself in the moment, shutting out the outside world and all its cares for a few blissful few hours.
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Catherine Peyton, Julie Dawson, Laura Pollard, Tamina Oates, Helen Palmer with Peter Andre

Calderdale Slimming World consultants celebrate record year with Peter Andre

Slimming World consultants from Calderdale were congratulated on helping slimmers to lose weight and change their lives by singer and TV presenter Peter Andre.

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The League of Friends at Calderdale  Royal  Hospital getting  ready to give out presents  to all patients  in hospital  at Christmas

Calderdale hospital’s League of Friends prepare their Christmas present run

Members of the League of Friends at Calderdale Royal Hospital get ready to give out Christmas presents to all patients, money for which is raised is through three volunteer-run coffee bars from which all profits go back into patient care.

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Pharmacy opening times across Calderdale over Christmas

Pharmacy opening times across Calderdale over Christmas

The NHS is encouraging people across Calderdale to prepare for Christmas period by checking they have all their repeat prescriptions.

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Calderdale Council unanimously rejects controversial incinerator plans

Controversial plans to build an incinerator near to two schools have been thrown out by Calderdale Council.
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Protest at Calderdale and Huddersfield hospital ward moves

Protest at Calderdale and Huddersfield hospital ward moves

Health campaigners have threatened legal action over the re-location of specialist hospital wards between Huddersfield and Halifax.

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Savile House, Halifax.

Halifax Care home gets third ‘inadequate’ rating

A care home has been threatened with closure after being rated by inspectors as “inadequate” for the third time in 12 months.

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Jeremy Hunt asked to urgently to review Calderdale and Huddersfield hospital shake-up

Jeremy Hunt asked to urgently to review Calderdale and Huddersfield hospital shake-up

A council watchdog has asked for the health secretary’s “urgent attention” to a controversial shake-up of hospital services.

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