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Hundreds take part in protest to save Hudds A & E

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Hundreds of campaigners have pounded Huddersfield's streets in the biggest event yet to save the town's A&E unit.

Campaign group #HandsoffHRI organised a march through the town centre.

The event began in St George's Square at 11.30am with speeches from several speakers. Our reporter Adam Fowler was there.

It was announced last month that the A and E department in the town would close in favour of keeping emergency care at Calderdale Royal Hospital in Halifax.

Since then the campaign to save it has been gaining momentum. A cross-party group of MPs took part in a debate at Westminster, including Jason McCartney, Paula Sheriff and Barry Sheerman.

Celebrities including The actor Sir Patrick Stewart have also been involved in voicing support for the campaign to save the unit. The Mirfield born star said the closure would be a "grave mistake."

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