Urban Echo News 

Woman who died In Wyke collision named by police

A woman who died following a collision on the A58 in Wyke has been named.   Janet Molloy, 51, of Norwood Green, died from serious injuries after she was in collision with a Toyota IQ2 close to the Wyke Lion pub at about 1.10am on Sunday (24 April). The vehicle was travelling towards Bradford at the time and its 19 year old male driver is assisting the investigation. Acting Sergeant Mathew Tunney from the Major Collision Enquiry Team, said: “We are continuing to appeal to anyone who may have witnessed the…

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Back Page Boxing Sport 

Big Time Boxing Returns To Leeds

Big time boxing returned to Leeds arena in April. The headline act, as always, was the super popular Josh Warrington, defending his WBC international featherweight title. Warrington beat the ultra-tough, tricky Tokyo based Hisashi Amagasa over 12 rounds in front of a rabid crowd, picking up scores of 118-111, 117-111, and, ludicrously, 120-107. Warrington did win the fight, starting an ending the contest very well, but Amagasa appeared, from ringside at least, to drag himself back into the fight during the middle section. Amagasa flung unorthodox shots with his long…

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Arts & Entertainment Music Urban Echo News 

Eighteen more acts join the line-up for Bingley Music Live 2016

Eighteen more incredible acts, including Sigala, Lightning Seeds, All Saints, Black Grape and We Are Scientists, are the latest acts to join the line-up for Bingley Music Live 2016. The Myrtle Park festival, which takes place 2-4 September, already boasts headliners Tinie Tempah, Travis, Echo and the Bunnymen and Sigma. The headlining act on Friday 2 September are Echo and the Bunnymen, who are set to thrill the crowd with hits such as Nothing Lasts Forever, The Cutter, The Killing Fields and Bring On The Dancing Horses. Joining them are…

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Urban Echo News 

Bradford in the race to be crowned Curry Capital of Britain for 6th consecutive year

The Bradford district is once again defending its title to be crowned Curry Capital of Britain for the sixth time running. Visit Bradford, the destination marketing organisation for Bradford Council, will be organising the bid for Bradford and voting is now open for nominations for the restaurants that will form the bidding team for 2016. Visit Bradford is asking people to vote for their favourite Asian restaurants from across the Bradford district, with the top four restaurants going forward to represent the district in the Curry Capital of Britain competition….

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Sport Urban Echo News 

Excitement building for Tour de Yorkshire

The hugely anticipated second edition of the Tour de Yorkshire international cycle race is now only a week away. Excitement is building in Otley which plays host to the start of Stage Two of the race on Saturday 30 April. Stage Two is a particularly important milestone this year, following the recent announcement that the inaugural women’s race will follow exactly the same route as the men’s race and has record prize money on offer. Former Olympic silver medalist cyclist Emma Pooley has just been announced to compete alongside Otley’s…

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Politics 

Imran Hussain MP urges Prime Minister to rethink academisation plans

Following the announcement in the 2016 Budget that all schools will be forced to convert into academies by 2022, Imran Hussain MP questioned the Prime Minister on the plans. Despite evidence showing that academy status does not increase the educational outcomes in schools, all schools that are currently run by Bradford Council will be forced to convert into academies, regardless of the wishes of the teachers and parents. As part of this process, accountability for the schools will be transferred from the Council to the Department for Education in London,…

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Urban Echo News 

More Bradford parents get their preferred primary school

Bradford – Almost nine out of 10 families in the Bradford district who applied for a primary school place this year have been allocated their first-choice school for their child. The proportion granted their first preference primary school was 88.63% – up by 2.5% from last year. Over 96% of applicants received one of their top three preferences. And the improved picture is also shown by a fall in the proportion of families who were allocated against preference. The proportion of families given a school which they did not name…

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Arts & Entertainment 

X-Factor winner Alexandra Burke heading to the Alhambra

Jamie Wilson and Leicester Curve are delighted to announce a brand new production of the musical comedy SISTER ACT directed and choreographed by Craig Revel Horwood and starring Alexandra Burke as ‘Deloris Van Cartier’. Sister Act comes to the Alhambra Theatre, Bradford from Monday 20 February 2017 for one week only. Craig said; “I am truly thrilled that Alexandra is going to be our leading lady in this all new production of Sister Act. Alexandra is such a fantastic singer and actress that I know she is going to be…

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Urban Echo News 

Saltaire to host annual World Heritage Weekend

Saltaire, Bradford’s Council’s World Heritage Site, will host its annual World Heritage Weekend with activities and exhibitions for all the family this weekend (Saturday and Sunday, 16 and 17 April). Most of the activities are free and the theme of the event is an emphasis on the leisure facilities in Saltaire and Shipley Glen which became part of Bradford’s holiday tradition. On Saturday alpacas will be in Roberts Park, giving visitors the chance to see the animals which provided the wool that made Saltaire. As well as the alpacas, there…

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Crime 

Murder of Bradford Mother Is Reviewed By Cold Case Team

The murder of a young Bradford mother who disappeared 15 years ago to the day is one of several cases being reviewed by West Yorkshire Police’s Cold Case Investigation Team.   Rebecca Hall went missing from her home at Lydford House, off Elizabeth Street in the Little Horton area of Bradford at just after 10pm on April 13, 2001. Her body was found in an alleyway in Thornton Street, Bradford two weeks later on Thursday, 26 April. She had suffered severe head injuries and had been viciously assaulted. The team will…

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