Hospital campaign group is looking at legal action

furious campaigners have said “gloves are off” in a fight to save Huddersfield Royal Infirmary after NHS bosses green-lit a plan to downgrade its A&E unit.

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Prostesters outside the meeting this afternoon.

Hospital deal is sealed for Halifax and Huddersfield

Health bosses have approved controversial plans to centralise hospital services in Halifax and Huddersfield.

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Protesters outside Cedar Court Hotel where the meeting was held this afternoon.

NHS chiefs approve controversial A&E shake-up in Halifax and Huddersfield

A CONTROVERSIAL shake-up of hospital services in Halifax and Huddersfield was approved today as NHS bosses came to a decision after months of deliberations.

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Protesters take to the streets to show their support for Huddersfield Royal Infirmary's A&E unit.

YP Comment: #HandsoffHRI – Patient safety must come first in Huddersfield

IF THE finances of the NHS are in such rude health, the proposition made by Theresa May at Prime Minister’s Questions when she defended the Government’s record levels of spending, why is Huddersfield Royal Infirmary’s A&E unit threatened with closure?

Lizzie Jones, from Halifax, won the ITV's Lorraine Inspirational Woman of the Year Award

Awards honour for region’s most inspirational women

Inspirational Women who have made a difference across the country have been honoured.


Yorkshire stone paving worth £5,000 stolen from Halifax church vicarage

YORKSHIRE stone paving worth around £5,000 has been stolen from the grounds of a historic Halifax church vicarage in an incident which has been described as “deplorable.”

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Harrogate Town host FC Halifax Town for a place in the FA Cup first round.

Harrogate Town v FC Halifax Town: Prestige and prize-money up for grabs in FA Cup derby

FA CUP third round day may be the big one for football romantics everywhere but in non-League circles getting through this weekend’s final qualifying stage is very much the Holy Grail.

Attacks on police officers need to be recorded, says MP Holly Lynch.

Holly Lynch: An assault on a police officer is an assault on society

DURING the summer recess, I joined West Yorkshire Police for a 2pm until 10pm shift to get the front-line experience, and to see just how the demands on local policing are changing.


Just testing, this time, as flood sirens sound again in Calderdale

THOUSANDS OF homeowners and businesses were left counting the cost after the Boxing Day floods raged through West Yorkshire.

The Warley village museum, near Halifax, is in an old phone box. Picture: Ross Parry Agency

Small world: Our village museum’s in a phone box

IT COULD just be the world’s smallest museum - a disused phone box telling the story of a Yorkshire village.


Attempted robbery bid at Halifax shop

Police in Halifax are appealing for information following an attempted robbery at a shop.

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Music interview: Dave Hemingway on The South

WITH hits like Song For Whoever, A Little Time, Perfect 10, Rotterdam, and the controversial Don’t Marry Her, The Beautiful South was almost ever-present in the charts from 1989 to 2003. When they split up in 2006 the fans were distraught.


Thieves made off with stolen items in a pillowcase

Jewellery, cash and porcelain figures were taken from a burglary at a house in the Skircoat Green area of Halifax.


Delivery driver targeted as he made drop off

A delivery driver was targeted by two suspects as he made a drop off at a village between Halifax and Bradford.


Couple threatened with knife

A couple were threatened by two men with knives who then made off with their car keys and the vehicle in Halifax.

Holly Lynch MP

Holly Lynch steps down from whips office after a difficult year

HALIFAX MP Holly Lynch has stepped down from Labour’s whips office.

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Police are seeking witnesses after the robbery last night.

Robber jumped over counter at Halifax bookmakers

A ROBBER escaped with a till and its contents after targeting a Halifax bookmakers.

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Defibrillator stolen from minibus in Halifax

Life-saving equipment has been stolen from a minibus in Halifax.

Huddersfield residents have been protesting against the proposed closure of the A&E department at Huddersfield Royal Infirmary since the plans were revealed by local health chiefs in January.  Picture: Jonathan Gawthorpe

Huddersfield A&E campaigners take fight to Downing Street

Disgruntled health campaigners from across the country are teaming up with a group fighting the closure of Huddersfield Royal Infirmary’s accident and emergency department for a day of action in London.

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