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Bodybuilder Alex Larkin claims Miss Universe title - only a year after joining gym

“You push yourself to the limit and it’s good to set yourself goals and test yourself," said the 25-year-old

Families with autism hold rally to demand shorter NHS waiting times as part of a National Autistic Society Day of Action

Members of the Kirklees wide group The Whole Autistic Family staged the event at Dewsbury Town Hall

Failing Bradford Road GP practice placed in special measures following 'inadequate' rating by watchdog

Bradford Road Medical Centre judged unsafe, ineffective and inadequately led

Kirklees MP Paula Sherriff blasts NHS hospital parking charges for disabled badge holders

Vow to continue to oppose charges for Blue Badge holders

Kirklees chosen as national pilot for pioneering pay what you can dental care scheme by Dentaid

The first event on December 3 in Dewsbury organised by The Real Junk Food Project Dewsbury

Clear future ahead for Holmfirth teenager Alex Crellin

Special rose-tinted glasses solve eyesight problems

The Haven for breast cancer patients comes to Huddersfield

The Haven, a charity that provides complementary therapies for those dealing with the emotional and physical side-effects of breast cancer, is to host a support day Huddersfield. What can visitors expect? Breast cancer survivor Hazel Ingleby explains

Magic carpet a big hit with children at Huddersfield's Forget me Not Hospice

Freemasons fund innovative technology for games system

'Jeremy Hunt stop your cruel cuts': Huddersfield-born doctor with terminal cancer writes emotional open letter

Dr Kate Granger warned the Health Secretary he risks sparking an exodus of talent from the NHS

Frustrated councillors urge Huddersfield and Calderdale NHS chiefs to 'nail down' delayed healthcare shake-up plan

Councillors warn of instability in local services caused by delay in Right Care, Right Time, Right Place proposal

Women in Kirklees warned on life-saving breast cancer tests

A quarter not turning up for appointments in Kirklees

Students at Huddersfield University tackle stress - by hugging a puppy

Project helps boost mental health and raise cash for Guide Dogs charity

Honley Samba Band shows how drumming can be good for your health

Feeling stressed and out of sorts? Learning the ancient art of drumming could be the answer to your problems – as the members of a Honley drumming group have found The ancient art form of drumming can help to beat modern stress

Hands of elderly woman dispensing pills from a medicine jar.

Huddersfield GPs warn over NHS deal with drug companies

Doctors express concern that profits could come before patients

Kirklees Council plans to cut sexually transmitted infections testing budget by over a third

Council cuts sexually transmitted infections budget from £3m to £1.9m

Huddersfield and Calderdale nursing costs soar as hospital trust faces second year in debt

Agency nursing bill rose by almost three-quarters last year

More research leads to Huddersfield firm Paxman targeting "zero hair loss" during chemotherapy

Scalp cooling firm Paxman is funding more R&D to further combat hair loss for chemotherapy patients

FAMILY AND LIVING: Shepley mum Sarah Walter who piled on pounds after cervical cancer diagnosis says therapy helped her beat weight gain

She lost more than four stone thanks to cognitive behavioural therapy

Dewsbury MP Paula Sherriff convinces WH Smith to reduce its 'outrageous' hospital shop prices

Patients and visitors paying 89p more for 750ml bottle of water and £1.50 extra for A4 refill pad at West Yorkshire hospital

Long-term disabled benefits claimants in Kirklees sent as far as Manchester to see if they qualify

Patients' champion Healthwatch Kirklees blasts Atos for failing to open centre in Kirklees

Videos & Photos

Merlin Entertainments says 'lessons have been learned' from Alton Towers rollercoaster crash — read park owners statement here

Chloe tries out an anti-gravity treadmill

Fancy walking on the moon in Huddersfield? New machine mirrors sensation of lunar stroll

Alton Towers rollercoaster crash which seriously injured Huddersfield student was down to 'human error'


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