Fitness Lifestyle 

Two weeks left to sign up for summer sizzler

Bradford – There are just two weeks left now to sign up for Bradford Council’s summer sizzler gym membership offer! You have until August 31 to take advantage of the Council’s great summer offer at its Clubactive gyms. It’s ideal for anyone wanting to burn off holiday excesses, or are yet to go on holiday and want to look more toned on the beach! The promotion features four months of unlimited gym, swim and selected exercise classes at Richard Dunn Sports Centre, The Leisure Centre at Keighley, Thornton Recreation Centre,…

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Urban Echo News 

Celebrating A-Level success

Students across Kirklees are celebrating good news in their A-Levels and equivalent vocational education results. It has been another highly successful year for young people in the district, with all Kirklees schools and colleges beating the national average for A-Levels. Cllr Shabir Pandor, Cabinet member for Schools and Learning, said: “As always, young people across Kirklees have shown tremendous commitment and dedication in order to achieve their results. “There are excellent standards in our schools and colleges and we are proud of the work that takes place – young people…

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Arts & Entertainment Music 

Volunteering opportunities at Bingley Music Live

The organisers of Bingley Music Live are looking for people who have an interest in music, festivals and events management to volunteer at the festival. Volunteers will get free entry for the whole weekend festival, a free festival programme as well as free food and drinks whilst on shift. There are a number of volunteering roles available at the Council-run festival which takes place in Bingley’s Myrtle Park over the weekend of September 4, 5 and 6. Volunteer opportunities are available for people to work with the Gate Team, be…

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Urban Echo News 

Saltaire to host World Heritage site conference

Saltaire has been chosen to host the first ever World Heritage UK Conference in October this year. Delegates from the 29 World Heritage sites in the UK and its overseas territories, including the island of Bermuda, will descend on the village to discuss tourism opportunities provided by the status. World Heritage UK has been established to undertake networking, advocacy and promotion for the UK’s outstanding World Heritage Sites. The delegates, joined by other representatives working in the World Heritage Site sector, will put the UNESCO World Heritage and Sustainable Tourism…

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Lewis Carroll and the Question of Self

by Naureen Hafeez We all, at one point or another in our lives, go through an “existential crisis”, which is just a fancy way of saying that we seriously begin to question the very value of our existence, our place in life, if it has any meaning at all. We all want to have a purpose. This is true for myself, as well as many others. We reach a point in our lives where things just don’t seem to fit together. I happened to be reading through Lewis Carroll’s Alice…

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More Motors Urban Echo News 

British classics to shine in Bradford’s City Park

Bradford – Car enthusiasts are to be treated to a host of British vehicles at this year’s Bradford Classic & Performance Car show in August. The 2015 Classic is to feature a legendary Jaguar E-Type, stylish Triumph TR3 and a beautifully designed MGB GT. Car lovers will be able to see an elegant Bentley Brooklands, a powerful Jaguar XJS 4 litre Convertible and a rare, Domino HTR. The Bradford Classic will show an unusual Austin Mini Clubman Hearse and a radically designed, Vauxhall Firenza Droop Snoot. There will be several…

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Arts & Entertainment Hollywood Reviews 

Southpaw Film Review

By James Oddy The boxing film has had a long and varied career. From the highs of raging bull, the fighter and Rocky to, well, all the other Rocky’s, the genre is having a revival after being down for a long count. Southpaw is the at the vanguard of a series of new films which will also involve a Roberto Duran biopic and a Rocky reboot, Creed, as well as a follow up to The fighter, the film which kick started this revival. Jake Gyllenhaal stars as the ludicrously named…

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Lifestyle More Urban Echo News 

Where are your manners??

By Ranting Roger Let me tell you what really annoys me this month. Manners! I just don’t get how people can be so damn rude and discourteous. Grrrrrrr! Who on earth do some people think they are? Are these people so far up their own backsides, that a shroud of darkness envelopes their whole being and they cant see other people’s humanity and the respect for others is deemed an anthemia? Or, are they just ignorant idiots, whose lives are devoid of manners and a quirk of fate has left…

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Featured Health & Diet Lifestyle 

Finding Balance with Bowen Therapy

In our increasingly fast paced, frantic and often stressful lives we are all well aware of the importance of trying to live a balanced lifestyle. The benefits of maintaining a healthy diet allowing for occasional treats, exercising regularly and taking time out to rest are all well documented – and many of us strive to achieve an optimum work-life balance. However, it’s not only our lives that benefit from being in balance; our bodies also function optimally when in a balanced state, and Bowen Therapy, which is fast becoming one…

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Lifestyle More 

The Changing Face of Beauty Shopping

As a teenager growing up in the 1990s my beauty shopping options were limited to department stores and chemists, or the Avon catalogue, and the main sources of beauty tips, advice or knowledge available to me and my friends at that time were magazines, books and eachother – other than that we were left to figure it out for ourselves! Fast-forward twenty years and the world of beauty is a very different place. Today it’s a world where inspiration and information is just a click away, where vloggers and online…

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