Boxing Sport Urban Echo News 

Mayweather v Pacquiao – Finally!

by James Oddy (Boxing Correspondent) Las Vegas – Boxing is a truly unique sport. Aside from its very nature, two men or women attempting to knock each other out before they get knocked out, the way it works is baffling. So when the ‘Fight of the Century’ takes place this month, Mayweather vs Pacquiao, it’s unlikely almost anyone inside the 16,000-seater stadium is an average joe. At the time of writing, tickets, allegedly starting at over $3000 for the very worst view, haven’t even been printed, let alone sold to…

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Tour de Yorkshire promises Leeds a bank holiday bonanza

Leeds – Excitement is building ahead of the inaugural Tour de Yorkshire this bank holiday weekend, with the big race finale taking place on Princes Avenue, Roundhay Park on Sunday 3 May. A fantastic family day out is on the cards at the official spectator hub on Soldiers Field with giant screens showing live TV coverage of the race between 3pm to 5pm. Organised by Leeds City Council, the spectator hub will be open to the public between 12 noon and 6pm, featuring a large family picnic area surrounded by…

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Bradford all geared up for the Tour de Yorkshire

Bradford – Bradford is all geared up to welcome the Tour de Yorkshire to the district. Crowds are expected to line the route as the cyclists pass through the district on Stage Three of the race on Sunday May, 3. Signs have gone up and letters have also been sent to residents and businesses along the route to remind people about road closures and parking restrictions. Banners, bunting and other decorations have also been popping up at various places along the route and will continue to appear in the coming…

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News Politics Urban Echo News 

Leeds Town Hall to host special general election edition of BBC Question Time

Leeds – The iconic setting of Leeds Town Hall will be hosting on Thursday, April 30, a special general election edition of BBC Question Time featuring leaders from three of the main political parties. Set to face 30 minutes of questions each from members of a live audience will be the Leader of the Conservative Party and Prime Minister David Cameron, Leader of the Labour Party and Leader of the Opposition, Ed Miliband and Leader of the Liberal Democrats and Deputy Prime Minister, Nick Clegg. Presented by David Dimbleby, other…

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Bradford Museums and galleries learning project on award shortlist

Bradford – Bradford Council will find out tomorrow if a new Museums and Galleries learning project has scooped a national award.   The Art & Science of Noticing (ASN), a new learning workshop for schools, has been shortlisted for a Museums and Heritage Educational Initiative Award. The ASN encourages children to make their own choices from Bradford museum collections. Children then discuss, draw, describe and question their selected objects. Children are often interested in unexpected things, sometimes without labels, so this project is helping everyone find out more. Teachers have observed that this child centred activity is…

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Yorkshire & Humber students to take to the skies with Young Enterprise and British Airways at LBA

Leeds – Young Enterprise, in partnership with Leeds Bradford Airport and British Airways, has developed an exciting new Airline Masterclass programme for secondary school students. By developing key employability skills including team building and communication, the Airline Masterclass allows students to set up and run their own airline, from designing a crew uniform, logo and tail fin to choosing their flight destination and ticket prices. Schools can run the Airline Masterclass programme any time between now and the beginning of July 2015 with the regional competition being held on the…

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Sport Urban Echo News 

Cycling spectacular rolls into Leeds

Leeds – Join the cycling revolution in Leeds as Sky Ride returns for its third year bringing thousands of cyclists and spectators to a traffic free city centre. The free family friendly mass-participation bike ride takes place on Sunday 14 June 10am – 3pm. Registration is now open at www.goskyride.com/leedsskyride and people are being encouraged to sign up fast as places are filling up. Previous years have proved to be very successful attracting more than 8,500 people of all ages and abilities, with many more lining the streets to cheer…

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Shah welcomes Labour pledge to tackle exploitation of garment makers to try and avoid another Rana Plaza

Bradford – Labour’s Bradford West candidate Naz Shah has welcomed a commitment from the Party today to work with governments, companies and NGOs around the world to tackle the exploitation of garment workers and raise factory standards. The pledge comes on the second anniversary of the Rana Plaza disaster, which saw over 1,100 people killed when their factory in Bangladesh collapsed. Mary Creagh, Labour’s Shadow International Development Secretary, said: “There must be no more fashion victims.  We cannot wait for another Rana Plaza disaster to clean up fashion’s dirty secret….

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Feel inspired by the London marathon?

Bradford – Feel inspired by the London marathon? Captivated by the variety, determination and exhilaration of the competitors or by the fantastic crowds lining the route creating a sense of occasion and enjoyment? The good news is that this is just what will be happening in Bradford at the hugely popular Bradford City Runs event on Sunday 25 October. The Bradford City Runs event is organised by Bradford Council and Bradford Athletics Network and is due to be even bigger and better in 2015, once again offering participants of all…

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Crime DO THE CRIME Urban Echo News 

Illegal Private Hire driver picks up £1,500 bill

Manchester – An unlicensed driver who was caught dropping off passengers in a private hire vehicle before giving false details to an investigating officer has been ordered to pay £1,500. Kevin Hamilton, aged 54, of Latrigg Crescent in Middleton, was found guilty of driving without a private hire drivers licence, driving with no insurance and obstructing an authorised officer, after he failed to turn up to a court hearing on April 8. He was fined a total of £900, given six penalty points on his driving licence and ordered to…

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