Ruddi's Retreat launches new cafe and sweet shop to raise money for respite caravans

The venue has opened following the closure of the charity's bistro on the other side of the road

Friend of the Year nominees

Examiner Community Awards 2015 — check out the nominees for the Friend of the Year award

The awards will be held at the John Smith's Stadium on June 3 and between now and then we'll be profiling all the nominees by category

Private firms bidding for NHS work

Massive Kirklees community care contract awarded but winning bidder remains a secret

The £238m deal will see the chosen bidder provide community nursing, health visitors, speech and language therapy, foot care and physiotherapy

Private firms bidding for NHS work

Health groups vie for massive £285m Kirklees community care contract

Health chiefs to decide whether hospital consortium or Locala land huge deal

Huddersfield Examiner reporter Joanne Douglas interviewing Labour Party Leader Ed Miliband at Desbury Town Hall.

Ed Miliband on Kirklees' funding, potholes, local A&E and bonuses

Labour's Ed Miliband pledges fairer deal for Kirklees Council in one-to-one with the Examiner's Joanne Douglas

Locala scraps nurses' bonuses after directors scooped huge pay boost

Chief executive gets six figures while front line staff denied £40 voucher

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Kirklees not-for-profit health boss given £26,000 pay rise

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Locala chief Robert Flack landed a 27% pay boost in 2014 while most NHS staff got nothing

Kirklees Council set to award £3.5m sexual health deal to hospital trust

Locala expected to lose service following public health tender process

Parents can call health visitors out out-of-hours with a new hotline

Kirklees community nurses launch out of hours hotline for parents of sick tots

Tea time service for queries about babies, toddlers and children under five

Family and Health: Alcohol is more damaging to women than men

A study of more than 1m women in the UK has shown that drinking alcohol increases the risk of breast cancer.

Locala colleagues Lyn Barker, left, Andrea Stocks, Gemma Gardner, Jo Marshall, Lesley Shotton and Robert Bachelor celebrate staying dry for January

Dry January: Locala join booze-free challenge to raise money for charity

Plus: taking a break from drinking reduces risk of alcohol-related diseases, says expert

The Holme Valley Food Bank based at Holme Valley Memorial Hospital. (L-R) Volunteer Hilary Fletcher, chair Liz Hodgson, Michelle Stanley Locala unit administrator, volunteer Angela Wigfield.

Holme Valley Food Bank moves to Holme Valley Memorial Hospital due to rising demand

The volunteers are now using the space to store food and pack bags that are given out to those in need

Kirklees Council

Police to wear body-mounted cameras as part of new domestic abuse campaign in Kirklees aimed at young people

Police have pledged rapid response to calls about domestic abuse and officers will wear body cameras to capture evidence at the scene

Private firms bidding for NHS work
Joanne Williams, left, and Derek McParland receive their match tickets with Locala community psychiatric nurse Elena Sykes.

Huddersfield Town season ticket holder David North gives up seat for dementia patients

Care home patients enjoy trips to the John Smith's Stadium

Locala earns IIP silver award

Locala Community Partnerships is now among the top 15% of firms in the UK accredited with Investors in People

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Locala wins Investor in People silver status

Community healthcare operator Locala has ajoined the top 15% of companies in the UK accredited to Investorsin People

Private firms bidding for NHS work
Private firms bidding for NHS work

Private firms battling for £284,000,000 NHS deal for Huddersfield and Kirklees

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NHS activists in Huddersfield have said there “is no place for private profit in the provision of health and social care” and called on Kirklees and Calderdale councils to use their powers to stop the tendering process


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