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Yorkshire councils issued just one fine in first two years of ban on smoking in cars carrying children

Only one person in the whole of Yorkshire and the Humber was fined in the first two years after it became illegal to smoke in cars carrying a child, a new analysis has found.

Crime

Urgent recall issued by Tesco, Aldi and Nisa after METAL found in sausage rolls

Pastry products sold at major supermarkets are being urgently recalled following the discovery of metal in some items.
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PIC: NHS

NHS send out urgent appeal as stocks of these blood groups run worryingly low

The NHS are urgently appealing for people with particular blood types to come forward and donate.

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There are some excellent job opportunities on offer around Yorkshire in the healthcare profession

8 ideal jobs currently up for grabs in Yorkshire if you want to work in healthcare

Looking to kick start or progress your career in the healthcare industry?

Business
Health warning issued with vampire flies set to infest parts of Britain

Warning after increase in cases of fly bites that can cause groin swelling and fever

Sun revellers are being warned by NHS England to be on alert for the blood-sucking Blandford fly, after cases related to the insect bite have dramatically increased in recent months.
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Potentially deadly 'thunder fever' set to hit Yorkshire this weekend

An urgent warning has been issued to Yorkshire asthma fever sufferers after experts predicted a risk of the potentially deadly 'thunder fever' over the coming days.
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There are plenty of tea blends to try which have a range of health boosting benefits

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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Is enough being done to support your mental health?

Not enough being done to support Yorkshire staff mental health in the workplace

With a rise in workplace-related stress, illnesses and mental health issues, 51% of working adults in Yorkshire believe that businesses are not doing enough to support the physical and mental wellbeing of their employees, according to a new study released today.

Health
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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Lizzie Jones with fellow campaigners.

Wakefield PC speaks of 'life-saving' defibrillators as 10 more are unveiled

A Wakefield police officer who suffered cardiac arrest a year ago has spoken about how he "could have not been here today" without a defibrillator.

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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.

Lifestyle

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.

Health

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.

Lifestyle
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.

Environment
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.

Health
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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