BBC News - UK

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    All front-line police officers should be offered a Taser to protect them against the increased terrorism threat, the head of the Police [...]

  • Army to set up 'social media unit'

    The Army is setting up a new unit that will use psychological operations and social media to help fight wars "in the information age".

  • Cumberbatch in call for gay pardons

    Benedict Cumberbatch and members of codebreaker Alan Turing's family are among those calling for thousands of men who were prosecuted for [...]

  • Midnight tax return deadline looms

    Hundreds of thousands of people are expected to log on today to file a self-assessment tax return and avoid a £100 fine.

  • RE lessons 'never been needed more'

    Developing "religious literacy" in schools will make young people less vulnerable to radicalisation, a leading teacher is to say.

News & Events

Grants offered to small local groups

Friday 23 January 2015

Local charity and community groups are once again invited to apply for grants of between £100 and £1000 from the Locala Community Fund.

Small groups (not local branches of national charities) that focus on health, wellbeing or...[more]

Financial Report for 2013/14

Tuesday 06 January 2015

Just a reminder - our financial report for 2013/14 has been available on our website since September 2014.  It, along with abbreviated accounts for our Locala HomeCare subsidiary were submitted to Companies House in advance...[more]

Speech and Language skills for Kirklees classroom assistants

Monday 29 December 2014

School teaching assistants have been taking tips from Locala’s Speech & Language team to help improve communication and support pupils’ language development.


Groups of classroom assistants have been boosting their...[more]

New partnership for Holme Valley Food Bank

Monday 29 December 2014

Food Bank Volunteers (Holme Valley) have a new base for food donations, storage and bag-packing at Holme Valley Memorial Hospital.  The volunteers were outgrowing their previous arrangements, and needed more space in...[more]

Health visitors’ festive bag pack gives children’s hospice a boost

Monday 29 December 2014

Health visitors and nursery nurses from Ravensthorpe Health Centre rolled up their sleeves to pack shopping bags at Sainsbury’s supermarket in Huddersfield.

A team of six volunteers spent four hours at the Shorehead store...[more]

New local health recruits give Kirklees nursing teams a boost

Monday 29 December 2014

Sixteen local health recruits have been chosen to take part in a new training programme that could pave the way to a future nursing career.


Locala Community Partnerships has appointed a new team of clinical care...[more]

Seasonal opening times for Locala Walk In Centre

Thursday 18 December 2014

The Locala Walk In Centre, based within A&E at Dewsbury and District Hospital, is open as follows over Christmas and New year:  

Christmas Eve...[more]

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