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£2m investment in Bradford Royal Infirmary’s Emergency Department

A £2m refurbishment of Bradford Royal Infirmary’s Emergency Department (ED) is currently underway as part of an ambitious vision to create a more efficient acute medicine service for the people of Bradford. Work started on the project in November and will be completed in four phases with a current finish date of this autumn. ED clinical lead, Dave Greenhorn, said: “The new ED is designed with both patient safety and high quality at its core. “Over the last decade, the increase in patients attending A&E has been unprecedented and the…

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Work set to start on Bradford’s new £14 million state-of-the art sports centre

Preparatory work is set to start on Bradford’s new £14 million state-of-the art sports centre. Demolition crews will enter the Nelson Street site early this month and start to dismantle Britannia Mills, a former Victorian industrial building adjacent to Trafalgar House Police Station. The demolition work is expected to take approximately 16 weeks. The Council anticipates some minor disruption to existing car parking on the site and will contact motorists individually to organise alternative arrangements to ensure the preparation work is as unobtrusive as possible. Where appropriate, the cleared site…

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Crime 

Sex Offenders Jailed for More Than 26 Years

Sex offenders are facing more than 26 years behind bars following a major police investigation into a child sex and indecent images ring in West Yorkshire. Andrew Charles Lynes (51) of Deighton Road, Huddersfield and James Bould (35) formerly of Dewsbury, were sentenced to 12 and a 1/2 years and 14 years respectively at Leeds Crown Court today for a number of sexual offences. Bould was sentenced after pleading guilty to eight offences including sexual activity with a child, causing a child to engage in sexual activity, distributing indecent photographs…

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Health & Diet Lifestyle 

Hospital specialists remind women not to be complacent about their health during this week’s national Cervical Cancer Prevention Week

Bradford – Hospital specialists in the city are reminding women not to be complacent about their health during this week’s national Cervical Cancer Prevention Week. Every day in the UK, eight women are diagnosed with cervical cancer and three women will lose their lives to the disease. Cervical cancer is largely preventable thanks to cervical screening and the HPV vaccination programme – yet uptake of cervical screening is now going down year on year. Recent research has shown that the percentage of women aged 25 to 64 within the Bradford…

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Bradford launches national campaign to celebrate The Queen’s birthday in style

Bradford will see the launch of a campaign by ‘One Britain One Nation’OBON to bring people together to help celebrate Her Majesty The Queen’s 90th birthday in June. The Lord Mayor of Bradford, Coun Joanne Dodds has invited civic heads and officers from across Yorkshire to a launch event at Bradford City Hall on Friday January 29. Councillors, MPs, Mayor’s, Lord Mayor’s, Deputy Lieutenants, Justice’s of the Peace, representatives from West Yorkshire Fire and Rescue and West Yorkshire Police, voluntary organisations, community and religious leaders from across the region will…

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Money awarded to tackle landlords

Bradford – A cash boost will help Bradford Council crack down on landlords who rent out substandard properties. The Council has been granted £45,000 by the Government to build on the work they are already undertaking. This is a two-pronged approach which includes: Visiting flats above commercial properties on key arterial routes into Bradford. The money will enable environmental health officers to visit evenings and weekends. Revisiting properties where landlords have been served improvement notices which have not been complied with. This tends to occur when tenants move out before…

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Shadow Minister demands apology from Prime Minister

Following the Prime Minister’s comments on Radio 4, Bradford East’s MP and Shadow International Development Minister, Imran Hussain, demanded that he apologise for linking extremism with poor English language skills. The Prime Minister made the comments linking extremism amongst Muslims in the UK to a lack of English language skills whilst on Radio 4’s Today programme this morning as part of his announcement to make £20 million of funding available to teach English to Muslim women, and they were immediately denounced by Mr Hussain and other Labour MPs who claimed…

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Public asked to help identify flytipper

Leeds City Council has released CCTV footage of a flytipping incident in a bid to identify the man responsible. Cameras caught the man throwing plastic sheeting, a toilet, boxes and bags of household rubbish from the back of a hire van on Rosebud Walk in Harehills. The incident took place at 11.48pm on Sunday 16 August 2015. Environmental action officers are keen to identify the man so that he is held to account. Anyone who recognises the man should contact 0113 336 7676 or eneaction@leeds.gov.uk. Attempts to identify the flytipper…

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Mark Burns-Williamson reselected as Labour PCC candidate for West Yorkshire

West Yorkshire Police and Crime Commissioner, Mark Burns-Williamson, has been reselected to be Labour’s candidate for May’s election. He was unanimously approved by all the Constituency Labour Parties and affiliated organisations across West Yorkshire. Since being elected in November 2012 Mark has delivered on the pledges he made to West Yorkshire people. He has: Protected neighbourhood policing as a fierce advocate in the face of unprecedented government cuts to police budgets and campaigned tirelessly regionally and nationally to get the best deal for West Yorkshire Police and the public. Created…

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Bradford MP appointed to Shadow Minister of State for International Development

Following a dramatic increase in refugee crises around the world, Labour Leader Jeremy Corbyn has today appointed Bradford East’s MP, Imran Hussain, to the position of Shadow Minister of State for International Development. Mr Hussain was the Parliamentary Private Secretary (PPS) to the Shadow Secretary of State for International Development, Diane Abbott. In a move by Labour Leader Jeremy Corbyn to expand Labour’s Shadow International Development Team he has been appointed to the position of Shadow Minister of State for International Development The Shadow International Development Team is responsible for…

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