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24 January 2018
For the third year running, Kirklees council is looking to make cuts to its library services. A further £1.9 million is to be cut from the library services budget for 2018-19.
29 November 2017
Fighting 'closure by stealth': The campaign to save Huddersfield Royal Infirmary, Hands Off HRI, has called a protest on 2 December in solidarity with staff and patients
29 November 2017
On top of the additional days over Christmas, workers report managers are refusing holiday requests - and bullying, swearing at, and treating them "like children"
8 November 2017
Paul Randall was a former sheet metal worker and founding member of our Huddersfield branch in the 1980s
6 September 2017
Anger at the malicious cuts in health care proposed by the CCG which puts the local community at risk, writes Huddersfield HRI campaign.
26 July 2017
On 21 July, the greater Huddersfield and Calderdale Joint Health Scrutiny Committee (JHSC) referred the decision close the A&E department at Huddersfield Royal Infirmary and to downgrade the hospital to the health secretary Jeremy Hunt.
12 July 2017
The second annual Hands Off Huddersfield Royal Infirmary 'Party in the Park' attracted thousands to Greenhead Park in opposition to the hospital's A&E closure
21 June 2017
New legislation is not required to continue with the Tories' plans for the NHS but they no longer have the political will or the confidence to push it through
14 June 2017
Readers of the Socialist respond to the election results
26 April 2017
The largest ever gathering of HCT took place on 22 April
5 April 2017
Placards from Huddersfield and Lincolnshire joined students, doctors and nurses in filling up Leeds on 1 April, writes Tanis Belsham-Wray, Leeds Socialist Party.
1 March 2017
Immediately I felt empowered by being a part of something that was striving to stop the council cuts and trying to make a change
8 February 2017
Letters to the Socialist's editors including Roger Bannister's retirement, Sri Lankan strikes and ambulance staff shortages.
11 January 2017
The last 12 months have been the worst in the history of the NHS. It's under pressure like never before. The crisis moment many warned of has arrived.
7 December 2016
The Tory plan to privatise the NHS via the back door has given way to smashing in via the main entrance. Their next attack is NHS England's shadowy 'STPs'. Under these, the government aims to make a further £22 billion of NHS cuts by 2020
7 December 2016
"Slash and trash plans" is how campaigners from Health Campaigns Together renamed the government's Sustainability and Transformation Partnerships (STPs), the latest vehicle for cuts to the NHS.
26 November 2016
Over 120 people turned out to our latest Hands off Huddersfield Royal Infirmary meeting
23 November 2016
Local student unions failed to properly organise and mobilise for the national education demonstration on 19 November.
16 November 2016
NHS England has secret plans for closing A&Es and even a whole hospital, according to an investigation by the King's Fund think-tank.
17 October 2016
The sense of solidarity and unity was electric, with over 300 of us marching together. This was on a midweek protest organised by local activists. The campaign to save Huddersfield Royal Infirmary, took its case to Westminster, alongside groups from Chorley, Grantham, St Heliers and Lewisham, and many others.
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