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Eat more fat and get fit, claims leading dietician

Fat can be good

Health experts have been giving their backing to controversial claims that a high fat, low carbohydrate diet leads to both weight loss and a healthier lifestyle.

The claims are made in a book just launched by leading dietician Dr Trudi Deakin from Hebden Bridge - who says until now we have been influenced by 'misleading' research dating back to the 1950s.

Dr Deakin, who has trialled the diet herself, says she now eats 82 per cent fat and that she has 'never felt healthier'.

Eat Fat to tackle obesity and diabetes - claims leading dietitian

Leading dietitian Dr Trudi Deakin is launching a book - and her controversial "fat is good for you" diet in Hebden Bridge today.

Dietitian Dr Trudi Deakin

Among the guest speakers at the launch will be Professor David Haslam and Prof Dave Haslam, of the National Obesity Forum .

Sixty five NHS Trusts around the country have already signed up to West Yorkshire-based Dr Deakin's educational diet programmes, working with 50,000 patients

The launch of her new book " Eat Fat " will be held at 3pm at the Innovation Cafe, St George's Square, Hebden Bridge.

Coronation Street star's baby joy

Coronation Street actress Paula Lane, who plays Kylie Platt, has given birth to a baby boy.

The 28-year-old, who is from Hebden Bridge, West Yorkshire, tweeted that her and husband Tom Shaw's "world is complete" following the arrival of their first child on New Year's Eve.

Lane's character left Weatherfield on Christmas Day following a row with her on-screen husband David over her drug addiction and continued involvement with ex-boyfriend Callum Logan.

She is due to return to the cobbles in Spring 2015.

Missing man may be in Hebden Bridge

Police searching for a man missing from his home in Birmingham believe he may have travelled to Hebden Bridge in West Yorkshire.

Missing: Steven Overton

The 55-year-old gardener was reported missing by his mother on December 11th. The last known sighting of Mr Overton was driving his distinctive brown Vauxhall Astra 51 plate on the M5 southbound near to junction 4a, but police now believe he could later have headed towards the Yorkshire town.

Mr Overton's distinctive car

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Hebden Bridge "hit and run": Police appeal for witnesses

Roads have now reopened after last night's collision

Police are appealing for witnesses after a 63-year-old man died in a suspected 'hit and run" in Hebden Bridge last night.

"The incident occurred around 7.30pm when the pedestrian, who is from the local area, was struck by a green coloured VW Polo vehicle on Albert Street at the junction with St George's Square.

"Prior to striking the pedestrian the car collided with two other vehicles as it travelled in a north easterly direction along Albert Street.

"Shortly after the collision the vehicle was abandoned by the driver who left the area.

"Sadly, the pedestrian died of his injuries at the scene.

"I am appealing for any witnesses to the collision or anyone who saw the green polo being driven prior to the collision to contact police."

– Sgt Ann Drury, West Yorkshire Police's Major Collision Inquiry Team

A 21-year-old man from Hebden Bridge was arrested last night. He remains in custody on suspicion of causing death by dangerous driving.

Anyone with information should contact the Major Collision Inquiry Team, on 101 and quoting reference number 1389 from October 23rd.

Pedestrian killed in "hit and run"

A 63-year-old man has died after being hit in a suspected "hit and run" collision in Hebden Bridge.

The driver was arrested after crashing into railings

The man was walking in Albert Street at around 7.30 last night when he was hit by a green Volkswagen Polo car, which then hit parked cars and a building. Police say the driver then left the scene.

Emergency services tried to resuscitate the victim, who was pronounced dead at the scene. Roads in the town centre were closed until the early hours.

A man has been arrested.

Roads have now reopened
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