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Anger as hundreds locked out of A & E meeting

Hundreds of people were locked out of a public meeting tonight called to discuss controversial changes to hospital services in Huddersfield.

Angry crowds chanted "Let us in" as they gathered outside the John Smith Stadium. They fear the town's hospital could lose its accident and emergency department if proposed changes go ahead. Chris Kiddey reports.


Hundreds pack A and E closure meeting

Packed public meeting

More than five hundred people packed into public meeting to discuss the possible loss of accident and emergency facilities at Huddersfield Royal Infirmary - with several hundred more forced to wait outside as there wasn't enough room for them all.

Experts are recommending that Accident and Emergency provision be transferred from the town's Royal infirmary to Calderdale Royal Hospital in Halifax. Opponents say the extra travel time will cost lives. But clinicians say the changes will lead to a better service overall.

And hundreds more couldn't fit in

Man arrested after woman's body found

Police have launched an investigation after a woman's body was found at a house in Shelf, near Halifax.

Police guard the house in Shelf near Halifax Credit: ITV News Calendar

Officers were called by the ambulance service to an address on Soaper Lane on Saturday evening where the woman's body was found. Her death is being treated as suspicious.

A 34-year-old man has been arrested in connection with the incident and is in police custody.

This investigation is at an early stage and I am trying to find out exactly what happened. I would appeal for any witnesses or anyone with information to contact police on 101.

– Detective Chief Inspector Warren Stevenson

Eyewitness: I heard 'a big noise' and went outside

Investigations are underway after a man in his 60s died in a house fire in Halifax.

Emergency crews were called to Rhodes Street just off the town's ring road at quarter past eight last night after a smoke alarm was heard.

The man was found inside. Investigators are trying to work out how he died and how the fire started.

Neighbour Shabaz Rana said he heard 'a big noise' and went outside to see what it was.


Fatal house fire in Halifax

An investigation has been launched after a man in his 60s died in a house fire in Halifax.

Emergency services were called to the property on Rhodes Street at around 8.15pm last night after reports of a smoke alarm going off.

The body of the man was found inside.

Enquiries are ongoing today with West Yorkshire Fire and Rescue Service to determine the cause of this fire which has sadly resulted in a man losing his life. A post mortem will be conducted to determine a cause of death.

– Detective Chief Inspector Warren Stevenso

Vulnerable teenager missing for more than a week

Detectives in Calderdale are continuing to appeal for information help to find a vulnerable missing 19-year-old man.

Antony Hill Credit: West Yorkshire Police

Antony Hill, who also uses the names Antony Richie and Antoine Richis, who 19, is believed to have been in Manchester City Centre on Wednesday 24 February.

Antony is described as a white male, 5"10" tall of very slim build with short dark hair.

We are growing increasingly concerned for Antony's safety and welfare as it is out of character for him to go missing and to not be in contact with anyone. We believe that Antony was in the City Centre of Manchester on February 24, and know that he has links across Greater Manchester and Lancashire, as well as in the upper valley area of Calderdale. I would appeal to anyone who has seen or heard from Anthony in the last month, or who knows where he is now to come forward. I would equally appeal directly to Antony to get in touch so we know that he is OK. Enquiries are ongoing.

– Detective Inspector David Shaw of Calderdale CID
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