Health & Family

FEATURES: No gain without pain - the bodybuilder's mantra

What does it take to become a competitive bodybuilder? Fitness experts Carl Ellis and Sarah Simmons explain how there’s no gain without pain

Kirklees' kids who need foster care in new appeal

New fostering campaign launched by Kirklees Council

Family and Health: Stepping in to help families in need

Could you befriend a family in need? That’s the question the charity Home-Start Kirklees is asking

All stories

FEATURES: No gain without pain - the bodybuilder's mantra

What does it take to become a competitive bodybuilder? Fitness experts Carl Ellis and Sarah Simmons explain how there’s no gain without pain

Kirklees' kids who need foster care in new appeal

New fostering campaign launched by Kirklees Council

Family and Health: Stepping in to help families in need

Could you befriend a family in need? That’s the question the charity Home-Start Kirklees is asking

Government figures say amount of homeless households in Kirklees has increased by 25 per cent from 2013 to 14

But Helen Beachell, manager of Simon on the Streets, said that the figures do not represent the full extent of the homelessness problem

Family and Health: My make up and clothes are my daily battle armour

The fashion industry has long been criticised for its use of tall, skinny, leggy models who are hardly representative of the general population

Family and Health: Happy family at last - thanks to IVF treatment

Thinking of having a baby? The Calderdale Royal Hospital is hosting an event for would-be parents.

Family and Health: Life after a catastrophic stroke

Annette Dancer has finally had to accept that she is now disabled - but that doesn't mean she's given up on living life to the full.

International Huddersfield bodybuilder Sonia Armitage proves sport is not just for men

Mum of two still winning titles

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.

I've done it - 31 days without alcohol

Samantha Robinson: Goodbye Dry January — here's 10 things I learned

I managed 31-days alcohol free — and learned a few things along the way

Kirklees Council

How Kirklees cares: The Examiner takes a look at how Kirklees Council care for the vulnerable

Maureen Slingsby says she is thankful for the support she's received since her accident

January 31 marks the end of my alcohol-free month

Samantha Robinson: the end of my Dry January challenge is in sight

Just six more alcohol-free days to go

Take a look at life through the eyes of Huddersfield's asylum seekers

It’s hard to imagine the horrors faced by those who flee their countries for safety

Watch: Emotional reunion for terminally-ill man and his brother after 44 years

Anoop Kapitan, of Holmfirth, is suffering from a brain tumour so was desperate for a reunion

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

Weight loss success stories in Huddersfield

Your weight loss stories and top tips — inspire others here!

Read inspiring stories here and share your weight loss journey and top tips with us

There's nothing more soothing than a nice cuppa

Samantha Robinson: 12 days alcohol-free and drinking too much tea

I'm almost halfway through my Dry January challenge — and happy to say it's been relatively easy

Family and Health: Weight gain in pregnancy is a problem many women face

Gemma Foster tackled her post-natal obesity and got her life back.

Check out NHS top tips for losing weight

Do you know your BMI? Work it out here — plus check out 12 NHS top tips to help you lose weight

Hoping for a healthier 2015? These tips might help

Weight loss success stories in Huddersfield

Your weight loss stories and top tips — inspire others here!

Read inspiring stories here and share your weight loss journey and top tips with us

Videos & Photos

Denis Kilcommons looks at both sides of the legalisation of cannabis debate

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