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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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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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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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All smiles: Prof Kevin Webb (centre) is presented with a cheque for �15,000 by, from the left, Steve McHugh, Anne McHugh, James Holland, Keith Rudman and Andy Duggan

Todmorden man Keith’s book on his Cystic Fibrosis battle raises £15,000 for hospital unit

A man well known in the Todmorden and Hebden Bridge crown green bowling world has completed a Cystic Fibrosis fundraising mission.

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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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Carole Ayrton, of Halifax, who has the incurable, life-threatening medical condition pulmonary hypertension (PH), with her granddaughter Issy

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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Stephanie Dempsey with her son Kenley, pictured before her illness

Fundraiser goes ahead as Calder Valley mum Steph’s regular treatment must stop

A fundraiser for Calder Valley mum Stephanie Dempsey is going ahead on Saturday, November 4, a week after she announced her hospital has decided to stop her cancer treatment.

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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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