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Brews with benefits: the health-boosting perks of a good cuppa

Widely known as a tea-drinking nation, here in Britain we're extremely partial to a good cuppa.
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Jo Cox's sister Kim Leadbeater with MPs Rachel Reeves, right,  and Seema Kennedy, at the launch the long-awaited final report of the Jo Cox Loneliness Commission in December. Picture Tony Johnson.

Jo Cox Foundation will continue to ‘push for change’ on loneliness

The sister of tragic MP Jo Cox has urged the Government to make good on its promises to tackle the scourge of loneliness, as the minister leading the charge spent a second day in Yorkshire meeting those at the front end of tackling isolation.

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Watch: Loneliness 'won't be solved overnight' says minister on Yorkshire fact-finding trip

The loneliness minister has stressed the problem will “not be solved overnight” as she choose Yorkshire for her first fact finding tour, meeting those at the sharp end of isolation.
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Warning to parents after surge in highly infectious Scarlet Fever: the signs to look for

Parents are being warned to look out for signs of scarlet fever in children after the highest number of reported cases since 1982, health official said.

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NHS reminder to stock up on your medication

NHS reminder to stock up on your medication

The NHS in Yorkshire and the Humber is urging people to stock up ahead of the long bank holiday weekend.

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From the Pennines to the Peaks on foot

From the Pennines to the Peaks on foot

This week’s walk provides a perfect setting in which to lose yourself, your thoughts and concerns by being distracted by the great expanse of moorland and feeling miles from civilisation. Yet as a popular walking destination, you’ll never be far from another rambler, writes Caroline Spalding.

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Collect of Daniel Long, 15, who commited suicide at his home in Leeds, South Yorkshire. See Ross Parry story RPYSTRESS; The heartbroken sister of a straight-A student who committed suicide due to exam stress has launched a national campaign to prevent it happening again. 'Brainy' Daniel Long, 15, hanged himself in February 2017 after he developed acute anxiety whilst revising for his GCSEs. He was discovered unresponsive by his heartbroken mum Emma Oliver, 43, who had rushed upstairs when she heard a loud bang coming from his bedroom. Emma desperately tried to save him with CPR while a neighbour called 999, but Daniel was rushed to hospital where he was put on life support.

MP backs bid to get a counsellor for every school

A West Yorkshire MP has given her backing to a campaign started by the family of a Leeds schoolboy who took his own life.

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Ismail with his Dewsbury 10k race medal

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.

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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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