Safety fears raised after maternity unit closures

Fears have been raised over the safety of expectant mums after it emerged that the district’s maternity service had to temporarily close on five occasions last year.


One more chance to Be A Hero as organ donor campaign is launched in Leeds

A 24-hour pedal power event in Leeds will kick-start a new appeal to find 50,000 new organ donors across Yorkshire within just six months.

Pinderfields Hospital, which was officially opened in 2011

PFI debts ‘an albatross around the necks of Yorkshire hospital bosses’

The ex-chairman of an influential Parliamentary health watchdog has condemned the cost of a controversial PFI contract signed by Yorkshire hospital bosses as “nothing short of scandalous” after it emerged the region’s trusts are paying out £112m a year on similar funding deals.

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Princess Anne visits Pinderfields hospital, Wakefield.
Picture: Andrew Bellis.

‘I wanted a new hospital for Wakefield, but its cost is a scandal’

Looking back to the 1950s and 60s, David Hinchliffe can recall visiting the old Pinderfields hospital in Wakefield, where his father was being treated in huts built for World War Two casualties.

Broken promise claim over A&E

Broken promise claim over A&E

An mp has accused health bosses of breaking promises over the future of NHS services after the downgrading of Pontefract’s A&E was suggested.

Stacey Clarkin pictured with her daughter Lottie Clarkin at their home at Methley...Picture by Simon Hulme

Leeds mum: “I won’t hide my scars, what message would that give my daughter?”

Stacey Clarkin’s body is covered in scars from a chronic condition, yet she refuses to let them define her. Catherine Scott meets the inspirational mum,

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Pinderfields Hospital

Mid Yorkshire NHS Trust faces CQC action over staffing

An NHS trust is facing action from the health watchdog after struggling to find enough nurses to care for its patients.

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Have your children had head lice problems?

Smartphones are causing a rise in head lice among school kids

Warning that smartphones are causing a rise in head lice among school kids
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Stateside travels for Type 1 Diabetes campaigning Leeds teenager

A Leeds teenager who has Type 1 Diabetes was picked from hundreds of people to travel across the Atlantic and convince USA lawmakers to keep funding a charity aiming to find a cure for the condition.

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Jermain Defoe met his friend Bradley Lowery last night as the family say their little boy is finding it hard to breathe.

Jermain Defoe visits cancer battler Bradley Lowery as family say he is 'finding breathing difficult'

Terminally-ill football fan Bradley Lowery was visited by his "best friend" Jermain Defoe after his family threw him a party.
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VIDEO: Sir Vince Cable urges firms to back £1m Weston Park Cancer Charity 2020 For Business Appeal

Sir Vince Cable took time out of his campaign to become the next Liberal Democrat leader to urge business leaders to back a £1 million appeal boosting world leading cancer services in Sheffield.
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Prince Harry to visit Leeds

Prince Harry to visit Leeds

Prince Harry is to make an official visit to Leeds next month.
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FITTING TRIBUTE: Amanda Parkinson, fianc Luke Newton and his son Alfie at Lights on the Lake.

Wakefield Hospice staged Lights on the Lake

Hundreds of people took part in Wakefield Hospice’s Lights on the Lake event.
Housing link to improving people’s health

Housing link to improving people’s health

nhs bosses have teamed up with the district’s social housing provider to improve people’s physical and mental health.

CAMPAIGN: Emma Fisk.

Campaign after daughter’s death from cervical cancer

A PONTEFRACT mother has spoken of her fight to ensure more women use lifesaving tests after her newlywed daughter died from cervical cancer two years ago.

Children play in a water fountain in Bradford, Yorkshire, as Britain is set to bask in its hottest day of the year this weekend, with the fine weather continuing into next week.

Yorkshire weather: Tips for coping during the heatwave

Yorkshire is basking in glorious sunshine and temperatures have hit 30C.

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A police cordon at the scene.

Breaking: Patients asked to leave Leeds hospital as 'suspicious package' found

Patients at a Leeds hospital have been asked to leave the premises as police deal with a "suspicious package".
People should 'fight their instincts' and FLOAT

New life-saving advice says floating, not swimming, could prevent drowning in cold water

People should ‘fight their instincts’ and FLOAT rather than try to swim if they fall into water, according to new advice from the RNLI.

Pharmacy opening times for Bank Holiday Monday

Pharmacy opening times for Bank Holiday Monday

Pharmacy opening times for Bank Holiday Monday have been announced by NHS bosses.

Date: 7th June 2016. Picture James Hardisty.
Actor John Godber at East Riding Theatre, Beverley.

Upton-born playwright signs up to help people with dementia

Upton born playwright John Godber has been named as the patron of an alliance launched to tackle the threat of dementia in a Yorkshire city as health chiefs step up a campaign to support the growing number of sufferers.

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