Crime Urban Echo News 

Shooting on Sackville Street, Bradford: CCTV Image Released

Detectives investigating an incident where a police officer and member of the public were shot at in Bradford have released a CCTV image of the moment the shots were fired.   Two shots were fired towards the pair in a marked police vehicle from what is believed to be a black Seat Leon that was later found burnt out in Low Green Terrace in the Great Horton area of the city. This happened while officers attending a disturbance outside the Krizma nightclub in Sackville Street at about 4.20am on Christmas…

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Murder Investigation Launched After Woman Found Dead

Police have launched a murder investigation after a woman was found dead at an address in Bradford.   Officers were called to the address in Bankholme Court in the Holmewood area of the city at about 4.20pm on Monday 26 December, after the body of a woman was discovered inside the property by ambulance staff. The woman, who is believed to be in her thirties, was sadly pronounced dead at the scene. A post mortem will follow in due course. Following enquiries, police have arrested two men aged 33 and…

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Urban Echo News 

Cold Callers Frozen Out In Wyke

Police in Wyke have set up a Cold Calling Control Zone following reports of bogus callers operating in the area.  The zone covers Ashley Road, Sellerdale Drive, Aysgarth Close, Mistral Close and part of Westfield Lane, and was officially launched this week, following work with partners at Bradford Council and West Yorkshire Trading Standards. Residents have been given leaflets explaining details of how the scheme works, as well as stickers to display on their windows and doors. Signs have also been displayed on lampposts to warn cold callers they are…

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Urban Echo News 

Top Yorkshire Law Firm On The Move

Blacks Solicitors Announce New City Centre Location Chris Allen, managing partner at Blacks Solicitors, has today announced that the 19 partner law firm will move to new premises at City Point in the heart of Leeds central business district in April 2017. Blacks will take over the entire 2nd floor of the building, where 11,000 sq ft of office space will bring staff together on one floor for the first time, enabling the firm to provide better facilities to clients, and improving collaboration between departments. Home to GVA, Savills, JLL,…

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Crime Urban Echo News 

LATEST: Bradford Men Found Guilty Of Murder

Two men are facing life sentences after they were found guilty of murdering a Bradford man. Amjad Khan  and Ismail Khan were today convicted by a jury at Bradford Crown Court of the murder of Imran Khan. Imran, who was 30, was shot and fatally wounded in Round Street, Bradford on 6 June this year. Amjad, 31, from New Cross Street, West Bowling and Ismail, 32, from Masham Place, were remanded in custody to be sentenced tomorrow (Wednesday). Two other Bradford men were sentenced today in relation to the same…

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Appeal for witnesses after violent incident on Killinghall Road

Police are appealing for members of the local community to help them identify people on mobile phone footage after an incident on Killinghall Road, Bradford on Friday afternoon (9 December) Officers were called to reports of affray and criminal damage at 1.44pm Detective Inspector Alan Weekes of Bradford CID, said: “We are aware of footage thought to be of the incident circulating on social media and understandably members of the community are concerned about what it would appear to show. “I want to take this opportunity to appeal directly to…

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Combat Sports Sport 

Conor McGregor: The Irish Blockbuster

Conor McGregor’s victory over lightweight champion Eddie Alvarez on the November 12th UFC 205 card was significant for a number of reasons. For a start, it caused McGregor to become the first UFC fighter in history to hold titles in two weight divisions simultaneously, as he was already holding the featherweight belt. The fact he did so in such a destructive, definitive way, knocking out Alavrez out with his vaunted left hand, also led to McGregor proving once again that he is more than just a charismatic talker. The Irishman…

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Two Bradford nursery schools celebrate being outstanding for 10 years

Staff at two nursery schools in Bradford are celebrating being given a top grade by Ofsted for the fourth inspection in a row – meaning they have been rated as outstanding for ten years. Lilycroft Nursery School and Midland Road Nursery School have both been judged to be outstanding in new reports praising the quality of early years education they provide. For both nursery schools it is the fourth consecutive time they have achieved this – having first been rated as outstanding back in 2007 in their first inspections after…

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Featured Lifestyle 

‘Hygge’ – Having a Cosy Winter

I hope you are well. This month I want to share with you about ‘Hygge’ – a lifestyle I heard about from a lovely woman in a group I was facilitating, when we were having a discussion about the difficulties some people experience in the winter months. Hygge is a phenomenon first documented in 18th Century Denmark and has apparently been crucial to the Danes ever since. The Danes put their happiness down to Hygge, a particular lifestyle pronounced ‘hoo-guh’ or ‘ hue-ugh’. it involves a feeling of comfort and…

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Hands on Massage: An Interview with Abie Ansari

Within moments of meeting with massage therapist Abie Ansari of Hands On Massage, it became abundantly clear to me that not only is Abie extremely knowledgeable about the subject of therapeutic massage, but she also has an enthusiasm for her work which is both infectious and inspiring. Having experienced two different types of massage from the broad range of treatments, Abie offers (both equally wonderful and effective), I can attest that from the initial consultation, right through to the treatment follow-up, Abie works in a way that is both respectful…

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