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Dog theft: The statistics

The much publicized campaign to find Murphy – a Siberian Husky who went missing in Bradford on 4 December 2014, has garnered much response from the general public as well as support by politicians and celebrities across the country. Murphy’s disappearance has put the spotlight on dog theft as many dog owners believe the theft of dogs is on the rise and the police are not doing enough to tackle the situation. After speaking to dog owners and highlighting their concerns in our article yesterday (Find Murphy campaigners continue their search), early…

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Bradford’s St James’s Wholesale Market wins top award

Bradford’s St James’s Market has once again been awarded the Best Wholesale Market at the Great British Markets Awards. This is the third time in five years that the Bradford Council-run market has scooped the award from the National Association of British Market Authorities, this year taking it back from New Covent Garden in London. The market has 35 traders trading from 66 units, which each week supplies fresh fruit and vegetables, fish, exotic produce and pre-packed produce to over 3500 shops, restaurants and hotels from across the district and…

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Suge Knight charged with murder

Death Row Records founder Marion ‘Suge’ Knight has been charged with murder and is being held on $2 million bail. Knight turned himself in to authorities on Friday morning after, his attorney James Blatt said, the rap mogul accidentally ran over and killed a friend and injured another man as he fled attackers. “We are confident that once the investigation is completed, he will be totally exonerated,” Blatt told the Associated Press by phone yesterday evening. Police reports say a man matching Knight’s description ran over two men with a…

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Find Murphy campaigners continue their search

Last month, over 100 dog owners descended in to Bradford’s City Park to highlight the rise in dog theft across the country. Backed by the ‘Find Murphy’ campaign, many dog lovers expressed their concern about the lack of help the victims are receiving from the police. One campaigner we spoke to told us, “Dog theft is rising day by day and in Bradford alone, there are dogs being stolen on a daily basis.” She continued, “The problem is that when we report a stolen dog to the police, they do…

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We Gonna Party Like It’s Your Birthday!

As February is just around the corner, check to see which famous person you share your birthday with. Many happy returns of the month to all you Aquarius’ and Pisces. 1 Feb – Harry Styles Member of the pop British boy band, One Direction, with Zayn Malik, Liam Payne, Louis Tomlinson, and Niall Horan. The band’s first single “What Makes You Beautiful” became one of the highest-selling singles of all-time, with over 5 million copies sold worldwide. 2 Feb – David Jason Actor who starred on British TV in the…

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Repair works begin on Odeon domes

Repair works are beginning next week on the former Odeon building’s domes. Work has already started on removing vegetation from the building as well as some localised roof repairs above the original stage area as part of necessary health and safety measures being undertaken by Bradford Council. They have also been replacing the beck culvert that runs across the back of the site which was in poor condition. New culvert sections have been installed over the last two weeks with the final sections being installed next week. The contractors will…

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Calls for inquiry into Bradford education ‘DISASTER’

Following news that Bradford has the second-worst GCSE results in the country George Galloway has called for a wide-ranging inquiry into the comprehensive education failures in the city and dropped plans to hold his own meeting. “Education in Bradford isn’t getting better, it’s getting worse, and that’s barely possible, it’s scandalous and it certainly can’t be allowed to go on. The people responsible have to be held to account,” the Bradford West MP said. “Accordingly I am postponing my scheduled meeting, the Bradford Challenge, tomorrow evening. Neither the man at…

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Top of the Shops!

Recently the global pop star and renowned fashion icon Rihanna successfully brought a claim against the parent company of clothing retailer giant Topshop over a T-shirt bearing her image. The case, Fenty v Arcadia, was the first successful celebrity case of its kind. The three Judges in the High Court unanimously agreed that marketing the t-shirt without Rihanna’s approval amounted to “passing off” despite the fact that previous attempts by other world renowned figures such as Princess Diana and Elvis Presley to protect their image being used by different organizations…

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Tour de France brings £12 million to the district

A report commissioned by Bradford Council has revealed that last year’s Tour de France Grand Depart brought an extra £12 million to the district with the potential for £3 million from repeat visitors. The report shows that local people also spent an estimated £4 million on watching the race in the district. The research carried out by Welcome to Yorkshire looked at the economic and social impact of the tour which came to the district over the weekend of the 5 and 6 of July 2014. The research shows that…

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