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Twenty Two Charged Following Week of Drug Warrants

Police investigating the supply lines of Class A drugs in Bradford District have charged 22 people. The 20 men and two women were all arrested and charged with offences related to the supply of Class A drugs last week. They were bailed to appear before magistrates next month. The arrests took place during a week of warrants across the district and into other areas such as Leeds and Kirklees. As well as seizing more than £15,000 worth of drugs, the warrants also resulted in the recovery of property, vehicles, clothing and…

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“If I didn’t work, I got beaten up”

September saw the latest round of my Safer Communities Fund give out hundreds of thousands of pounds worth of grants for initiatives to increase community safety and prevent crime. Over £217,000 was distributed to 42 community projects who will work across West Yorkshire. Of the 42 groups, 8 will specifically deliver their projects in Bradford, sharing £45,000 of funding between them. One such group was Bradford Street Angels who received £5733 to help support vulnerable people in the city centre. This was the 16th grant round under my Safer Communities…

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Name and Shame the Bradford Litter Louts

by Urban Echo community reporter Driving through certain parts of inner-city Bradford, I was disgusted by the amount of takeaway boxes, drink cans and general rubbish littered on the streets. Roadside bins overflowing with dirty nappies and pavements covered with plastic bags full of household waste, the dark reality is that this is Bradford in 2019. As our elected leaders have the hallucinating vision of Bradford becoming a city of culture, the only culture we are currently capital of is that of ‘Capital of Litter’. As residents of this wonderful…

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Saudi, Israeli, Iranian and the United States Imbroglio

A border conflict is going on between Yemen and Saudi Arabia since 2015. Yemen is perhaps the poorest of Arab Gulf states. Saudi Arabia has garnered a united front with many other states in his influence. So, the strikes over Yemen are said to be done by the coalition forces, just to avoid direct maligning of the Oil Kingdom. Saudi coalition partners include UAE, Senegal, Kuwait, Jordan, Bahrein, Qatar, Morocco, Sudan and Egypt and what not. Except for Oman and Japan, most of the other countries are supporters of Saudi…

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The Consequences of Failing to Complete

On a typical conveyancing transaction the buyer is required to pay to the seller upon exchange of contracts a deposit equivalent to 10% of the purchase price. The deposit provides the buyer with an incentive to complete the purchase and the seller with a guarantee of the performance of the contract. If the buyer fails to complete after exchange then the deposit is forfeited. The usual position is that the buyer is not entitled to the return of the deposit but, in certain circumstances, the buyer can apply to the…

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Bradford Police Officer Honoured By National Diversity Award

A police officer from Bradford has been hailed as a shining example for diversity. PC Dharmesh Mistry was shortlisted in the final eight for the Positive Role Model Award for Race, Religion and Faith at the 2019 National Diversity Awards, which took place at the Anglican Cathedral in Liverpool on Friday (20 September). Dharmesh, who is 49 and works at Trafalgar House Police Station, was chosen for the work he does both as a police officer and a community volunteer by the force’s People Officer Anna Button, who also uploaded…

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Bradford City Centre to Host Big Bike Ride 2019

Bradford Council are encouraging people to get on your bike and take to the streets by hosting a fun, free, available to all cycle ride around the city centre on Sunday 22 September from 11am until 3pm. Bradford’s Big Bike Ride 2019 is an opportunity to ride on vehicle-free streets around the city centre. The ride starting from City Park aims to get people of all ages to be active, enjoy the freedom cycling brings and take in the sights of the city whilst getting involved in the build up…

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Bradford’s Lister Park granted “Much Loved” status in national award

Lister Park is one of 73 parks and green spaces nationally who received “Much Loved” status in the Fields in Trust awards. It is one of only six parks in Yorkshire to receive the status. Fields in Trust, champion and support parks and green spaces, they launched the awards to find the UK’s best park in May asking people to nominate their favourite local green spaces and share why they are so special. They received 364 nominations nationally and they then went to the public vote. Councillor Sarah Ferriby, Bradford…

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Recruitment Now Open For West Yorkshire Police

Recruitment is now open to join West Yorkshire Police, and for the first time police officers will study towards a degree as part of their training. From today (Friday 13 September), the public can apply to become a Police Constable Degree Apprentice and will have until Monday 23 September at 23:55, to send in their application. In July, West Yorkshire Police announced its aim to recruit and train police officers alongside Leeds Trinity University, with new recruits joining the force as police constable degree apprentices or as police constable degree…

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Bradford-based family law firm, SKB Law, recognised for its social impact by the Law Society and the Bradford Business Awards

July was a busy month for Bradford’s innovative family law practice SKB Law. The firm’s Managing Partner, Sarah Khan-Bashir MBE became the only solicitor in Yorkshire shortlisted as Woman Solicitor of the Year in the Law Society Excellence Awards. The Awards showcase the best of the profession, with this year’s Awards receiving a “record number of nominations.” Winners will be announced at a ceremony in London on 23 October. Closer to Bradford, Sarah collected the Community Contribution Award at the 2019 Bradford Bradford Business Awards on 18 July. Both awards…

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