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Residents reject plans to close Huddersfield A & E

Controversial plans to close Huddersfield Royal Infirmary's Accident and Emergency department and centralise emergency care at Calderdale Royal Hospital, in Halifax have been given the thumbs down by local residents.

The results of a 14-week consultation have been released and 80% of people living in Huddersfield who completed the official survey believe it would make the care they receive worse, with 50% of both Huddersfield and Calderdale residents saying the plan would lead to a decline in their care.

A final decision will be made on 20 October.

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Lizzie Jones to present Challenge Cup trophy

  • Duncan Wood and Christine Talbot speak to Lizzie Jones

Lizzie Jones, the widow of rugby player Danny Jones, will be guest of honour at the Challenge Cup final on Saturday and present the trophy to the winning team.

The singer, who has fronted a hugely successful campaign to purchase defibrillators for community and junior clubs in memory of her late husband, performed Abide With Me at last year's final.

Her husband, the Keighley Cougars and Wales international half-back collapsed and died from an undiagnosed heart condition while playing against London Skolars last May.

Rotherham man found dead in moorland named

Credit: South Yorkshire Police

A man from Rotherham whose body was discovered in Derbyshire on Monday has been named by police.

Craig Nelson, also known as Craig Preston, 34, from Wath-Upon-Dearne, was found dead on the moors of the A628 at Woodhead Tunnels at around 11am on Monday.

Police say tests have revealed that he died as a result of head injuries. They believe his death is suspicious and have launched a murder inquiry.

“We’re in the process of piecing together Craig’s movements in the days leading up to his death. Did you see him in the days before? Did you speak to him or know what his plans were?

“I would urge anyone who knew him, or had contact with him before his death, to come forward as any small piece of information could be crucial.

“I’d also like to hear from anyone who saw a vehicle, or anyone acting suspiciously, on the slip road off the A628 or the car park near Woodhead Tunnels at any time between 7am on Saturday 20 August and 11am on Monday 22 August."

– Detective Chief Inspector Steve Handley

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