Crime 

Series of talks set to lift the lid on a life of crime

Leeds – An arresting series of talks are set to shed some light on the murky world of crime through the centuries. As part of Abbey House Museum’s hugely popular new Crime and Punishment exhibition, expert speakers will be visiting to explore different aspects of crime, law and justice. The talks began last week with a visit from local historical crime fiction writer Chris Nickson and will continue on March 1 and May 3, with Leeds Trinity University’s Stephen Basdeo. On both dates, Stephen’s talk, entitled The Rise of the…

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Choose your book as Bradford Libraries celebrate World Book Day

Bradford Libraries are celebrating World Book Day with events for children and families throughout the district. This year World Book Day is Thursday, 3 March and Bradford Libraries will have a host of events and activities. There will also be copies of the World Book Day books to give away. Clayton Library are having a morning of Kipper stories and crafts for the under 5’s from 10am until 10.30am. They also have after-school activities from 3.30pm to 4.30pm with a Hidden Book Trail, making bookmarks, colouring competition and World Book…

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Arts & Entertainment 

Comedian Norman Pace to play the role of The Narrator when The Rocky Horror Show arrives in Bradford

Comedian Norman Pace will be joining the cast of the smash hit musical The Rocky Horror Show joined by Coronation Street star Charlie Condou who both share the legendary role of The Narrator when The Rocky Horror Show arrives in Bradford. Norman Pace, one half of comedy duo Hale and Pace, has become an accomplished actor in his own right, with guest lead roles in BBC’s Casualty and ITV’s The Last Detective. He made his West End debut as ‘Amos Hart’ in Chicago in 1999 and has since gone on…

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Urban Echo News 

Bradford Teaching Hospitals staff overwhelmingly believe they are making a difference

Staff at Bradford Teaching Hospitals overwhelmingly believe that their role makes a difference to patients, a new report out today reveals. The 92% score in this year’s annual NHS Staff Survey put the Foundation Trust at the top end of results for all acute hospitals in England. Staff motivation at work was also higher than the national average, as was the quality of appraisals carried out at the organisation which runs Bradford Royal Infirmary, St Luke’s Hospital and the district’s community hospitals. Compared to its 2014 results, the Trust saw…

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Celebrating quality education in Leeds supplementary schools

Leeds – Children and young people who attend supplementary schools across Leeds are celebrating successfully reaching the gold standard. Leeds has a range of diverse supplementary schools across the city and this year five more schools have achieved the national Quality Framework Awards for Supplementary Schools. Both Baltica School and Hamara Supplementary School have achieved the gold award whilst La Petite Ecole, Persian Association and Vidia Sagar Cultural Group have all achieved a bronze award. Representatives from the city’s supplementary schools attended an award ceremony to celebrate their achievements. The…

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Ahmadiyya Muslim Community welcomes UK Parliamentarians’ call to end persecution of religious groups in Pakistan

In a two and a half hour debate in Westminster Hall, a cross-party group of UK Members of Parliament (MP’s) called on the British Government to take urgent action to press the Pakistan Government to end the persecution of Ahmadi Muslims and other religious groups in Pakistan. The 11 February debate, called by Siobhain McDonagh MP, featured nearly 20 MP’s from across the UK and across all parties, who unanimously denounced the persecution of Ahmadi Muslims and other religious minorities in Pakistan. Siobhain McDonagh noted that the persecution of Ahmadi…

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Arts & Entertainment Music 

Bingley Music Live 2016 – the countdown begins

The big countdown to Bingley Music Live 2016 has begun with the launch of new ticket deals and, for the first time ever, on-site camping. This year, organisers of the Bradford Council-run festival, held on 2-4 September, in Bingley’s Myrtle Park, are operating a two-tier ticketing system. This will apply to adult, teen and child weekend tickets. It means that the earlier people buy their tickets, the less they pay. A limited number of Tier 1 weekend tickets (access to all three days) are now on sale. These are priced…

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Widower makes second donation to the Bradford Royal Infirmary’s Liver Research Centre

A Baildon widower who lost his wife to end stage liver disease is continuing to fundraise for the hospital where she received care. Eddy Robinson hopes the money he and his daughters, Gemma and Yvonne, donated will help other patients in a similar situation to his wife, Bea, 66, who passed away at Bradford Royal Infirmary (BRI) a year ago on February 21. For the second time since her death, Eddy has returned to the BRI to donate £933 to Bea’s liver consultant, Dr Sulleman Moreea. “Dr Moreea and his…

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Show the love for a litter-free Leeds

LEEDS – With Valentine’s Day approaching Leeds residents are being asked to the show the love for their city by taking part in a new clean-up campaign. Various teams and individuals across Leeds City Council are already taking part in the #1pieceofrubbish campaign, and anyone living or working in Leeds can join in. Started by Leeds-born Ed Platt, the #1pieceofrubbish campaign simply asks people to show they love their city by picking up one piece of litter every day and binning it. People can show their support for the campaign…

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New rules on household waste collections in Bradford

Householders may find their general waste (green) bin collection day is changed next month as Bradford Council introduces new collection zones. The changes coincide with new rules on household waste collections. From Tuesday, 15 March Bradford Council will only empty one general waste (green) bin per week from each household. Bins should have the lid closed and no bags of waste at the side of the bin will be collected. Please remember to put your bin out by 6.30am. Householders must put the right things in the right bin. Plastic…

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