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Great Wall challenge will boost dementia fund

It’s so huge it’s visible from space and has been named as one of the ‘New 7 Wonders of the World.’ Now, two intrepid members of staff at Bradford Royal Infirmary, part of Bradford Teaching Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust, will see the mighty Great Wall of China first hand when they attempt to walk sections of it – and all in the name of charity. Consultant Physician, care of the Elderly, Eliz Brierley and Lead Nurse for Dementia, Danni Woods are now in training for an adventure of a lifetime…

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Bradford bids for Great Exhibition of the North

Bradford presented its Great Exhibition of the North bid to Great Exhibition board chair Sir Gary Verity yesterday at the National Media Museum in the city. Bradford’s bid promises to deliver spectacular and immersive mass participation events which unite the North of England and celebrate its important role in the future of the United Kingdom. The Great Exhibition will bring together leading artists, designers and business innovators to create a world-class experience that will be thought provoking, transformative, life affirming, welcoming, playful, optimistic and fun. The city will take visitors…

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Residents fined for failing to clean up gardens

Three Leeds residents have been fined a total £1,707 for failing to deal with waste in their gardens. During separate patrols in September, October and November 2015, environmental action officers found piles rubbish ranging from household waste, clothes, furniture and appliances to dog faeces in the gardens of Susan McClelland of St Hildas Mount, Elizabeth Jenkinson of Bellbrooke Avenue and Darren Cunningham of Brownhill Terrace. All were called but failed to appear before magistrates on 23 June. All were found guilty in their absence of failing to comply with community…

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History of Asian Cricket in Yorkshire to be Celebrated

England cricketers Moeen Ali and Adil Rashid owe part of their success to early Asian migrants who played in local parks and set up teams and leagues over four decades ago. Now, a new project, ‘From Parks to Pavilions’ has been awarded a grant by the Heritage Lottery Fund to document the history of Asian cricket in Yorkshire. The AYA Foundation, a community organisation specialising in promoting minority heritage, arts and culture, has been awarded a grant by the Heritage Lottery Fund to work with young people from across West…

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Bradford Live hosts Judith Cummins MP on tour of Odeon

Judith Cummins MP toured the Odeon building in Bradford city centre at the invitation of Bradford Live – the group dedicated to bringing the building back into use. Judith said: “The Odeon is a much loved and well-known landmark, with huge cultural and economic significance for Bradford.  Its current dereliction stands in stark contrast to the neighbouring Alhambra theatre and the award winning City Park. A successful renovation would add further impetus to the resurgence of the city following the opening of Broadway. “It was great to meet Lee, Kirsten…

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World-beating Brownlee brothers backing Bradford’s bid to host the Great Exhibition of the North

The world-beating Brownlee brothers are backing Bradford’s bid to host the Great Exhibition of the North. Champion triathletes Alistair and Jonny Brownlee spent their formative years in the city, attending Bradford Grammar School. They said: “We are very proud to give our full support to Bradford’s exciting bid to host the Great Exhibition of the North. “We loved our time at Bradford Grammar School and without the support we received during our education we probably would not have been become professional athletes. “We have a great attachment to the city,…

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Architects appointed for landmark West Yorkshire Playhouse project

An award-winning firm of architects have been appointed to develop plans for the landmark refurbishment of West Yorkshire Playhouse. After inviting designers to bid for the project, Leeds City Council has appointed Page \ Park Architects to lead on the design for a major capital development of the Leeds theatre. The Glasgow based architects will develop the design proposals for the theatre’s multi million pound transformation, which will deliver improved access to the theatre, upgrading of backstage and infrastructural equipment, a new city-facing entrance and the addition of a new…

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In conversation with award winning Pakistani artist Imran Qureshi

Award-winning Pakistani artist Imran Qureshi will give a talk about his new outdoor commission Garden Within a Garden at Cartwright Hall, Bradford, on Sunday, 19 June. Imran is creating a ‘Garden Within a Garden’ in both the new temporary urban garden in City Park and the Mughal water garden in Lister Park in Bradford this week. ‘Garden Within a Garden’ is a major new artwork commissioned by 14-18NOW, the UK Arts Programme for the First World War centenary, Bradford Council and Yorkshire Festival 2016. Imran is to paint with acrylics…

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Digital Reflections: How technology is taking a toll on our skin

Over the past few months I have been spending an increasing amount of time working at a computer, and like so many of us living in these technologically driven time, I am racking up a serious amount of screen time on a daily basis. But, when one day recently I realised that I had been concentrating so intensely on my work that my focused expression had tipped over into full blown scowling territory, it got me wondering what effect that could potentially have on my face over time, and what…

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Victims of mass shooting remembered

People from across the district are invited to attend a vigil this Thursday (June 16) in remembrance of the victims of the mass homophobic shooting in Orlando, America, on Sunday. A vigil has been arranged by Coun Richard Dunbar and Coun Adrian Farley in City Park, which will also be attended by the Lord Mayor, Coun Geoff Reid, and the Leader of the Council, Coun Susan Hinchcliffe. They will talk of their horror of the attack and their support for the victims, many of who remain seriously injured, and the…

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