Huddersfield will lose hospital services to Leeds - unless big changes are made

That's the stark warning from Huddersfield and Halifax hospital bosses who are dealing with mounting debt problems

Young Alfie Jones runs marathon in dad's memory and raises £2,500

Son of Dewsbury nurse helps a charity

Health Feature: Changes to how community health care is delivered

Kirklees community health care provider Locala is planning to make radical changes in how it runs its services. What will these changes mean to patients? And exactly what or who is Locala?

Private firms bidding for NHS work

Angry hospital chiefs to mount official challenge in row over £238m Kirklees care deal

Bad blood intensifies after Care Closer To Home contract handed to Locala

Private firms bidding for NHS work

Locala officially announced as winner of £238m Kirklees care deal

More finance woe for hospital bosses as they miss out on lucrative contract

Huddersfield Royal Infirmary and Calderdale Royal Hospital
Examiner Community Awards nominee Kaukub Asia.

Examiner Community Awards 2015: Kaukub Asia crowned Friend of the Year

Kaukub has been liaising within victims of crime for five years and has not let a visual impairment stop her reaching her dreams

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.


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