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Police urge public to ensure Hallowe’en is safe and fun for all

West Yorkshire Police is asking the public to make sure Hallowe’en is a treat for all as they gear up for one of their busiest nights of the year. Officers are asking those taking part in festivities this year to make sure they celebrate safely, being mindful of others in the community who may be vulnerable and wish to avoid trick or treaters. No Trick or Treat poster The Force has created ‘Sorry – no Trick or Treat’ posters which residents can download and display in their windows. Those out…

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Men Jailed In Landmark Crackdown On Leeds Drugs Trade

Prison sentences totalling more than 40 years have been handed down to 10 men convicted as part of a landmark crackdown on the organised supply of heroin and cocaine in Leeds. The men were arrested in a series of raids at addresses across the city in May this year as a result of an investigation by specialist officers from Leeds District Serious Organised Crime Unit and West Yorkshire Police Protective Service Crime. It followed months of painstaking work to gather detailed and comprehensive evidence on those involved in a number…

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Making your back office drive up your margin

by Richard Paydon, Se7en Services Do you recognise this story? You’ve done your market research, you’ve sourced your products and suppliers, you have customers waiting in anticipation; your new business is going to set the world alight! Does this sound familiar? Well you are not alone. We all have this vision when we set up a new business. Now for the reality. Customers still love the product but don’t pay on time, half your day is spent chasing them, cash is tight but suppliers still need paying and invoices need…

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Rohingyas: The Wretched of the Earth

Who are the Rohingya? According to my own understanding, they could truly be called a species of uncertain taxonomic position. People who lived for centuries in the bordering region of Myanmar (Burma) and Chitagong, a hilly tract of East Bengal, one time East Pakistan, now Bangladesh since December 1971, but they are vehemently refused citizenship of either of these two countries. That is why no one else but only they deserve most the title “wretched of the earth”. They are mostly concentrated in the Burmese state of Arakan; the Rohingya…

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Naming or shaming?

by Anna Rhodes, Solicitor, Family Team, ARhodes@LawBlacks.com, 0113 227 9251 Choosing baby names: a legal battle in the making? Adolf, Elvis, Madonna. Upon hearing these names most of us will immediately think of the public figures behind them. But why do we automatically draw (good or bad) connotations from names? Aren’t they just names? Or is there more to them? Names are our identity and in some cultures, are thought to determine our destiny. They can have religious or sentimental meaning, reflect a person’s class or just be different to…

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Why are the younger generation not joining trade unions?

Why are young people today not joining a union? Are young people today properly informed about what a trade union is and what it can do for them? In 2016 less than 5% of 16 to 24 year olds were members of trade unions, in comparison almost 40% of trade union members are aged 50 plus. Compared to 1995 the proportion of members under the age of 50 has significantly dropped, whereas the proportion above the age of 50 has increased. Many 16-24 year olds are either students, part time…

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Lifestyle Urban Echo News 

FortyFive: York’s First Vinyl Café Opens

Based in the heart of York, the newly opened FortyFive Vinyl Café is becoming the talk of the town. The aim of the FortyFive Café is to create a friendly, relaxed atmosphere where customers can enjoy fantastic coffee, good quality music on vinyl and a selection of simple, honest and tasty food. They want to be your daytime home away from home. A place to relax, unwind and escape the stress of the daily hustle. FortyFive Café source their coffee from local, independent Yorkshire roasters to ensure the journey from…

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Bradford district’s Economic Growth Strategy

Bradford Council’s Executive will be given an update on the development of the new Economic Growth Strategy for the district. The new strategy is being designed with Bradford’s economic partnership, Producer City, to support the growth of the district’s economy and provide a focus for activity. The strategy will be discussed at the meeting of the Executive on Tuesday, 10 October. Bradford’s new Economic Growth Strategy will focus clearly on the economy of the whole district with an ambition for growing a more productive forward looking economy. The Executive will…

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Man Sought In Connection With Rape Allegation

Police investigating the rape of a woman in Bradford are appealing for information on the whereabouts of Nicolae Fratutescu.  Mr Fratutescu, who is 47 and a Romanian national, is being sought by officers in connection with the alleged offence, which is said to have occurred in May 2016. He is described as being of slim build and around 5ft 7ins tall. He is also known to wear glasses. Detective Inspector Victoria Lawrance, of the Bradford District Safeguarding Unit, said: “We have made extensive enquiries to trace Mr Fratutescu and are…

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Arts & Entertainment Urban Echo News 

WOW – Women of the World Festival – Bradford is back!

WOW – Women of the World Festival is set to return to Bradford on the 18 – 19 November which celebrates and recognises the achievements of women and girls and takes a frank look at what stops them from achieving their potential. Full details of the festival programme will be announced next week. Southbank Centre’s WOW – Women of the World Festival is supported by Spirit of 2012, and hosts WOWs across the globe, including in five cities across the UK, of which Bradford was the first northern city. From…

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