Sport Urban Echo News 

Triumphant Yorkshire ‘Rio Heroes’ given homecoming reception to remember in Leeds

Tens of thousands of people lined the streets of Leeds tonight to welcome home in style their amazing Yorkshire Olympic and Paralympic Rio Heroes. Set in a sea of colour, music and entertainment, Yorkshire’s athletes received a reception never to be forgotten as they toured the city centre on open top buses with coaches, supporters and family members. Accompanying the buses included a DJ and dancers from the West Indian Carnival, the Band of the King’s Division, West Yorkshire Police Band and the Handmade Samba Band, which helped ensure that…

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Crime Urban Echo News 

Four Men Sentenced to Combined 50 Years for Rape and Trafficking of Young Victims

Four men will face a combined sentence of 50 years behind bars after being convicted of the rape, trafficking and sexual exploitation of young victims. Ismail ‘Ishy’ Haji (39) formerly a taxi driver, of Rotary Close, Dewsbury, his brother, Imran Haji (36) a shop assistant, of Manor Way, in Batley, Ibrahim ‘Iby’ Kola (36), a factory worker, of School Crescent, Dewsbury and Mohammed ‘Saaj’ Chothia (39) a factory worker, of Hyrstlands Road, in Batley were all jailed at Leeds Crown Court today for offences committed in 2014. The four men…

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Urban Echo News 

Man Who Died In Road Traffic Collision Named

Police have released details of the man who died in a road traffic collision in Bradford as they continue to appeal for witnesses. Kenneth Parratt, who was 71 and from the Swain House area of the city, died shortly after he was in collision with a blue Peugeot Bipper van in Idle Road at the junction with Myers Lane in Eccleshill at about 6.25pm on Friday, 23 September. A 28-year-old man was arrested on suspicion of causing death by dangerous driving and failing to stop after a collision. He is…

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Teenager killed in fatal road traffic collision in Bradford

Police are appealing for witnesses following a single vehicle fatal road traffic collision in Bradford. The collision happened at about 12.15am today (Tuesday) when a silver Seat Leon travelling along the Shipley Airedale Road left the road and collided with a barrier, close to the junction with Leeds Road. One of the two occupants, a 17-year-old male from Bradford, was sadly pronounced deceased at the scene. The driver of the vehicle an 18-year-old man from Bradford, was taken to hospital with serious injuries which are not believed to be life…

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Crime 

Appeal for information on the whereabouts of Amjab Ali Azam

Police in Bradford are appealing for information on the whereabouts of Amjab Ali Azam.   Officers would like to speak to him about an assault in Keighley on 3 July. Extensive enquiries have been carried out to trace Azam, who is 35 and is believed to be living in the Keighley area. He also goes by the name of Amjad and has links to Bradford and Manchester. He is described as Asian, about 6ft 2ins tall, of broad build with brown eyes and short black hair. He is not believed…

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Crime Urban Echo News 

Three Men Sought Over Assault in Bradford

Police investigating an assault in Bradford have released images of three men they would like to speak to in connection with the incident. The 23-year-old male victim was driving a black Peugeot 308 which was initially in collision with a silver VW Golf at about 5.45pm in Manningham Lane on 6 June. The victim was driving away from Bradford towards Oak Lane, when the Golf hit his vehicle again. A Vauxhall Astra then stopped at the scene, where an altercation occurred and the victim was punched him in the head…

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BRADFORD STUDENTS CAN BAG A BARGAIN AT #BROADWAYLOCKIN THIS THURSDAY

New and returning students are invited to visit The Broadway Shopping Centre this Thursday (22 September) to be a part of the city’s very first Student Lock-In. The #BroadwayLockIn will run between 6pm and 9pm, with a number of the centre’s top brands and restaurants offering Bradford’s students the very best discounts so they can pick up everything they need for the year ahead at a fraction of the cost. Popular brands including H&M, Footasylum, Topshop, Superdry, Office and River Island are all taking part in the event, with some…

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Crime Urban Echo News 

Murder Investigation Launched After Assault Victim Dies

Police have launched a murder investigation after a man who was critically injured in an assault in Bradford died in hospital.  Beyake Keita-Ann, who was 21, suffered serious head injuries following a disturbance between two groups of people in Attock Park in Laisterdyke at about 8pm on Tuesday, 23 August. He was taken to Leeds General Infirmary, but sadly died on Wednesday. A 17-year-old male received minor injuries which needed hospital treatment. The attack is believed to have occurred close to some football pitches, where the victims had been playing just…

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Bradford neonatal unit receives prestigious funding boost

Bradford Hospitals’ neonatal unit has received prestigious Burdett Trust funding to support its work in attaining ‘Baby Friendly’ accreditation from UNICEF (The United Nations Children’s Fund.) The unit based at Bradford Royal Infirmary, part of Bradford Teaching Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust, is one of only a handful of units nationally to become a recipient of the financial and training grant. Altogether 69 units from across the country applied, 13 took part in the rigorous interview stage and just six units were successful. The assessors said of the Bradford team: “It…

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Health & Diet 

New MS service making a difference to Bradford patients

A new service offered at a Bradford hospital means patients with multiple sclerosis (MS) can receive a life-changing medication closer to their homes. Previously, Bradford patients had to travel to Leeds for part of their treatment but now this can be administered at St Luke’s Hospital, part of Bradford Teaching Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust. Tysabri, which is given intravenously (by drip), is a disease modifying drug (DMD) for very active relapsing remitting MS and is taken once every four weeks to reduce the number and severity of relapses. The St…

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