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Keep dogs under control

Countryside officers are urging members of the public to keep their dogs on a lead while walking near livestock. One farmer on Ilkley Moor has suffered as many as eight attacks on his sheep in this year alone. Bradford Council and moorland farmers want everyone, including their pets, to share in the amazing landscapes of the area, but they are asking for everyone to behave responsibly. It is every dog’s instinct to chase no matter what the breed, even if they are usually obedient and good with other animals. If…

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Eureka! supports more disabled families thanks to the Morrisons Foundation

Eureka! The National Children’s Museum is celebrating a funding boost for its Access All Areas project thanks to a generous grant from the Morrisons Foundation. Access All Areas offers free support and activities for disabled children and their families, opening opportunities for a playful day out to families who otherwise might struggle. The Morrisons Foundation grant of £15,545 will enable Eureka! to run their regular, free clubs for disabled children and their families for a whole year. The free Super Sunday and Holiday clubs enable groups of families to enjoy…

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Crime Urban Echo News 

Local Businesses Urged to be on Guard Against Mandate Fraud

West Yorkshire Police is warning locally based businesses to be on the watch out for a fraud that is increasing nationally. Mandate fraud, which is also known by its more accurate description of Payment Diversion Fraud, can happen when criminals make minor amendments to an email address, payee details or bank account details to divert payments intended for a legitimate organisation or person to accounts controlled by the fraudster. This may include such small changes that might not be noticed – for example extra dots in an email address or…

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Sharon’s Inspiring Story!

I would like to introduce you to Sharon Bull, an inspirational woman I recently met, who shared her story about her spending addiction and her recovery. Her story goes like this: In September 2013 she became self-employed as an Inspirational Speaker/Writer/Poet working under the name ‘A Compassionate Voice.’ The purpose was to creatively help others through her own experiences with mental health issues, recovery and well-being. She experienced depression for thirty years and never fully understood the reasons behind it, until she was able to tackle it head on. Since…

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Great Exhibition of the North judging panel to visit the city next week

Bradford is preparing to showcase its ambitious plans to stage a spectacular Great Exhibition of the North when the judging panel visits the city next week. Bradford is one of four locations to be shortlisted in the Government-backed competition to host the £5m event in the summer of 2018. The city’s bid promises to deliver awe-inspiring and immersive mass participation events which unite the North of England and celebrate its important role in the UK’s future. Civic leaders will welcome panel members including Conrad CBE, director of the GREAT Britain…

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Baildon Recreation Centre to re-open after last year’s floods

A recreation centre badly damaged by last year’s floods is on the verge of fully re-opening again following extensive repairs and refurbishment. User groups have already moved back into the upper floor of Baildon Recreation Centre and within a few weeks, the ground floor is expected to be ready following redecoration. The much-used building on Green Lane beside the River Aire was closed on Boxing Day last year when flood water as high as 2.8 metres caused extensive damage. The building has also been modified to make it more flood…

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Boxing Sport 

‘I’M A BEAST AT MIDDLEWEIGHT’ – Kell Brook

Boxing’s new meme is ‘dare to be great’. Bernard Hopkins, one of the game’s most eloquent and occasionally bizarre figures, popularised the term during the run up to Amir Khan’s fight against ‘Canelo’ Alverez. Canelo, of course, is a middleweight, and Khan is a welter, two weight classes lower. It seemed an absurd fight to make, with a forgone conclusion, which proved spot on – Khan, would outbox the bigger man until he ate a huge shot, and he’d be done. But it was made because two fights, which make…

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SAND-TASTIC OPENING DAY FOR BROADWAY SUMMER SHOW

The finishing touches were made to a magical summer display at The Broadway shopping centre today, as three and a half tonnes of sand were transformed into a unique tribute to Bradford while shoppers watched. Visitors to the centre have been watching closely all week as local sand artist team Sand In Your Eye carved three spectacular sand sculptures, finishing with the final details today. The works of art were revealed, showing superstar magician Dynamo back in his home town, worldwide pop sensation and City heartthrob Zayn Malik, and a…

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Lifestyle 

Top Travel Beauty Tips For A Happy Holiday

After much anticipation, the summer holiday season has finally arrived! Now, whilst there’s no doubt about the many benefits that taking a well earned break from our busy day-to-day lives affords our minds and bodies, unfortunately travelling to our dream destination can be a nightmare for our skin and hair. But, there are things you can do to help prevent or minimise any travel beauty troubles, and get a head start on your holiday glow! Here are my top travel beauty tips for a happy holiday: Before you go, pack…

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Pokémon GO players encouraged to use council’s digital service

Bradford Council is using the latest mobile phone technology and a new mobile gaming craze to encourage people to explore the district and access its digital services. The Council’s mobile app allows people to find free Wi-Fi points and locations where they can play the mobile phone game Pokémon GO. This new update to the Bradford Council app features a map showing hundreds of Pokémon GO locations in the district. Residents can also use the map in the Bradford Council mobile app to find 50 free Wi-Fi points provided by…

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