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Duke and Duchess of Cambridge meet Bradford students at MyLahore British Asian kitchen

Their Royal Highnesses The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge  met students from Bradford College during their special tour of the city yesterday. As part of yestarday’s visit, the royal couple visited British Asian restaurant MyLahore in Great Horton Road where they met four of the college’s Catering and Hospitality students and spoke to them about living, working and studying in the city. The students, Ellie Worsnop, Zaydan Husayn, Jamie Greenwood and Jack Johnson helped with preparations for the day. On the same day, Bradford College and MyLahore jointly signed an…

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New Sexual Assault Referral Centre (SARC) due to open its doors in Spring

2020 is already shaping up to be even busier than 2019 with a jam packed first quarter which will see a host of community visits, consultation on the budget as well as number of major pieces of work being launched, including a new Victims Strategy. A specific launch to note is the new Sexual Assault Referral Centre (SARC) which is due to open its doors in the Spring. Victims of sexual violence and abuse will soon be able to access a fully integrated service for the first time in this…

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Major resurfacing work to start on several main roads in Bradford

Major resurfacing work is due to start on several main roads in the Bradford district within the next few weeks. To allow resurfacing of Westgate in Bradford city centre between Drewton Road to City Road to take place, the road will be closed in both directions and local diversions will be in place. To try and minimise disruption to traffic on this busy city centre road, this work will take place over three Sundays between 7.30am and 7pm. Bingley Road in Heaton between Haworth Road and Long Lane is also…

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The Finality Of Settlements

by Luke Patel, Blacks Solicitors Many disputes settle without the need for litigation and even when proceedings have been issued, the majority of cases settle before they reach trial. However, the case of Mionis v Democratic Press SA & Others highlights the need for care when agreeing a settlement so that it does not go beyond what you intend to settle for. Mr Mionis had settled a liable action against Democratic Press, a claim which he brought following the publication of a series of articles in a Greek language newspaper…

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Why Pervez Musharraf deserved better

“We direct the law enforcement agencies to strive their level best to apprehend the fugitive/convict and to ensure that the punishment is inflicted as per law and if found dead, his corpse be dragged to the D-Chowk, Islamabad, Pakistan and be hanged for 03 days…” This is the verdict given by two of the three judges of a Special Court established to try former President of Pakistan Gen. Pervez Musharraf who pronounced a second time Emergency in Pakistan on 3r March 2007. The mala fide intention while giving such a…

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Bradford set to offer cricket stars freedom of the city

England’s two Bradford-born World Cup winning cricketers, Jonny Bairstow and Adil Rashid, are set to become the latest Honorary Freeman of the City. The pair, who both play for Yorkshire, were part of England’s extraordinary ‘super over’ victory in the final of the 50-over competition against New Zealand at Lord’s on 14 July 2019. In recognition of that feat – England’s first World Cup crown in 12 attempts – Bradford Council’s Freemen of the City selection panel has recommended that Bairstow and Rashid should become the eighth and ninth to…

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Sixteen Men Charged in Connection with Child Sexual Exploitation in Halifax 2006-2009

Sixteen men have been charged with a variety of offences following an investigation into non-recent child sexual exploitation in Halifax. The allegations against the defendants are from 2006 to 2009 against three female victims, who were aged between 13 and 16 years old at the time of the alleged offences. The men will appear at Bradford Magistrates Court on 6 January 2020.   Those charged are: Vaqaas Abbas, 30 of Halifax, charged with rape (x3) and supply of a class C drug (x3). Nadeem Adalat, 34 of Halifax, charged with rape…

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THE BRITISH GO TO THE POLLS FOR A THIRD TIME IN LESS THAN FIVE YEARS

The last General Elections were held in the United Kingdom on Thursday, 7 May 2015 to elect 650 members to the House of Commons. These were the first General Elections at the end of a fixed-term Parliament. The outcome of these elections was that the Conservative Party in the leadership of David Cameron won 330 seats (John Bercow, the Speaker excluded) while Labour Party under the leadership of Ed Miliband could bag only 232 seats. Scottish Nation Party won 56 seats in the leadership of Nicolas Sturgeon and Liberal Democrats…

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It’s Good To Talk

Litigation is an expensive process which is why the courts encourage parties to try to settle their disputes. The Civil Procedure Rules (the court procedural rules that govern civil cases) set out the steps which the parties must take before proceedings are issued. These are known as “Pre-Action Protocols”. The aim of the Protocols is to encourage parties to try and settle their claims and avoid court proceedings if at all possible. Even after proceedings have been issued the Court will expect the parties to continue to talk to each…

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More Than 20 Charged Following Drugs Operation in Bradford

A further 21 people have been charged by police investigating the supply of Class A drugs in Bradford District. The charges follow a series of arrests last week, which saw drugs and cash seized as officers carried out warrants at addresses across Bradford and Kirklees. These were in addition to the charges of twenty men and two women, who were arrested and charged in October and have since appeared in court. A total of 43 people have now been charged as a result of this operation. Some of those charged…

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