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A decade after life support was to be switched off, Batley man Ismail completes Dewsbury 10k challenge

Having completed this month’s Dewsbury 10k event a decade on from being in a coma with his life support scheduled to be switched off, Ismail Patel says of his latest challenge “It was amazing, really amazing - I can’t wait to do it again!”

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Braving the elements:  Some of the campaigners at Dewsbury

Campaigners make their NHS case at Dewsbury Hospital

Campaigners braved rain and sleet to make their voice heard as part of a National Day of Protest outside Dewsbury Hospital last Saturday.

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Dentaid mobile dental unit has treated patients at Dewsbury again early in 2018 following a well-attended session last autumn

Mobile dental team sees 38 more patients in Dewsbury

A mobile dental unit has given treatment to people suffering pain when it returned to the town in January.

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Ismail Patel is competing in the Dewsbury 10k race this weekend

From life support to taking on the big 10k - Batley man Ismail ready for Dewsbury’s big race

A man who was within a day of having his life support switched off a decade ago will take his latest steps to recovery in the Dewsbury 10k race.

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A period of wet, windy and snowy weather is expected to hit Yorkshire next week.

Weather warning: Gales, showers and snow set to hit Yorkshire as jet-stream sweeps in cold snap

Forecasters are predicting a short, sharp shock of cold temperatures next week as a jet-stream pushes wintry showers, high winds and snow across Britain.

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Ye Olde Bell Spa vitality pool

Ye Olde Bell chimes in a new era with sparkling spa

WHEN you go to a Spa you want to be enveloped by warmth, calmness, luxury and peace. This is “me time” writ large and it’s a treat in which you should be able to lose yourself in the moment, shutting out the outside world and all its cares for a few blissful few hours.
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Cook Lane:  MP Tracy Brabin cuts the ribbon with Dr Jabbar and Dr Khan, practice manager Melanie Lockwood with patients from the surgery

New £400,000 surgery brings state-of-the-art service to Spen, Batley and Dewsbury patients

A new state-of-the-art £400,000 surgery is taking a medical practice serving people in Spen, Batley and Dewsbury into a new era.

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Yorkshire ‘isn’t immune’ to the drug epidemic ravaging the US

It would be “naive” to assume that the UK is immune to the opioid drug epidemic that is killing tens of thousands of people a year in the US, a leading public health expert has warned.

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Volunteers at the Dentaid mobile dental unit which has been in Dewsbury, Mirfield and Chickenley

Hundreds attend mobile dentist at Dewsbury sessions - 150 in first week

More than 150 people who had been unable to access NHS dental treatment in the Dewsbury area have been successfully dealt with or given referrals by a mobile unit.

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COLUMN: Tinnitus - let’s all make some noise about it!

COLUMN: Tinnitus - let’s all make some noise about it!

It would be borderline bad taste to say I’d never heard of tinnitus before my diagnosis.

Lifestyle
Chief constable of West Yorkshire Police, Dee Collins.

West Yorkshire Police chief constable shares breast cancer experience to raise awareness

The chief constable of West Yorkshire Police has shared her experience of being treated for breast cancer in the hope that others will carry out checks on themselves more regularly.

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Whether you are a business or an individual, Maggie's Yorkshire needs your help

We are calling on the people of Yorkshire to get behind the creation of the country's first Maggie's Centre.

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Volunteers at the Dentaid mobile dental unit which has been in Dewsbury, Mirfield and Chickenley

Dentaid brings help to more than 150 patients in Dewsbury, Mirfield and Chickenley

People in Dewsbury who are finding it difficult to access dental care are receiving free treatment on a mobile dental unit operated by the charity Dentaid.

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'If there had been a Maggie’s in Leeds I could have gone there, had someone to talk to and feel safe. You cannot put a price on that.'

Yorkshire is the biggest county in Britain not to have a Maggie's Centre... something which cancer patient Harriet Dow is delighted to have put right.

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Maggie's: Battling against the fear of cancer in place to comfort and inspire

The breathtaking design of the new Yorkshire Maggie's centre is vital to helping with the care and support of the people it will serve.

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Campaigners demand more scrutiny of health service shake-up

Campaigners demand more scrutiny of health service shake-up

Health campaigners are calling for more scrutiny of “secretive” plans to cut millions of pounds from NHS and social care budgets.

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Almost 50,000 worth of items have been reported as stolen from three hospitals.

REVEALED: £50,000 worth of items stolen from West Yorkshire hospitals

Almost £50,000 worth of items have been stolen from three West Yorkshire hospitals, figures reveal.

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Locala boss Robert Flack steps down

Locala boss Robert Flack steps down

The boss of community healthcare provider Locala has stepped down after six years in the job.

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Computer glitch causes delays at Mid Yorkshire Hospitals Trust

Computer glitch causes delays at Mid Yorkshire Hospitals Trust

Patients faced delays in A&E and appointments were cancelled today after IT problems caused chaos at an NHS Trust.

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Tough Mudder: Lilly after the obstacle race

Proud of Lilly rising to big health challenge

After a traumatic spring a Dewsbury youngster joined her dad in a summer Tough Mudder obstacle race event to raise awareness of a diabetes charity.

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