Urban Echo News 

Plans gearing up for Tour de Yorkshire the Bradford district

Stage Three of the Tour de Yorkshire 2017 starts in Bradford city centre and will be passing through large parts of the Bradford district on Sunday 30 April 2017. The race is due to start in City Park in the city centre at around 12.10pm and will travel through large parts of the district including Manningham, Frizinghall, Saltaire, Shipley, Lower Baildon Menston, Burley-in-Wharfedale, Ilkley, Addingham, Silsden, Riddlesden, Keighley, Cross Roads, Haworth, Oxenhope, Denholme, Mountain and Queensbury. It is expected to clear the district by around 2.45pm. Prior to the race…

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Politics Urban Echo News 

Exclusive: Naz Shah MP – “Theresa May’s Hypocrisy is our Opportunity to build a better Britain”

Six months ago the Prime Minister, Theresa May, spoke about her commitment to the ‘just about managing’, the poor as well as the rich, and to tackling the ‘burning injustices’ of social and economic inequality. The need for national consensus in the wake of the Brexit referendum and a revival of one nation conservatism. She made great capital about the steadfast and steady leadership she would provide and the cynicism and opportunism of those encouraging her to call an early election. The country she argued could not risk the instability…

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Crime Urban Echo News 

Drug Users Urged To Use Caution Following Suspected Drugs Deaths

West Yorkshire Police are urging Class A drug users to use caution following two suspected drugs related deaths in the County on Saturday. Enquiries remain ongoing into the deaths of a 36-year-old man in Leeds and a 27-year-old man in Normanton, both on April 15. Officers were called to  Compton View in Leeds at 8:22am and found the body of a 36-year-old at the property. At about 12.47 on Saturday afternoon, paramedics were called to Park Green, Normanton following reports of a 27-year-old man suffering breathing difficulties.  He passed away…

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Business Fashion 

Exclusive ‘Buy one get one free’ offer at Amira Abayas

Amira Abayas are offering a fantastic Easter weekend bumper sale where customers can buy one costume and get the other FREE! Since opening the store in January last year, Amira Abayas has become the talk of the town and has attracted customers from all over the country. Regardless of faith and background, Abayas have been purchased by women from all cultures. With an eclectic array of Abayas, Joobas (men’s equivalent) fragrances and Burkinis (one-piece swimsuits that cover up almost all of your skin when swimming), Amira has now built a…

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Back Page Boxing Combat Sports Sport 

Mayweather vs McGregor: The Joke of the Century

Call me Ishmael. Connor McGregor fighting Floyd Mayweather is sports new white whale. The fight surfaces for air every now and then, and grizzled fight writers and fans, like Ahab aboard the Pequod, sight and, despite our better judgment, set a course for it. The fight interests and disgusts in almost equal measure. Just like the great white whale could be the death of Ahab and his whole crew, the fight could generate obscene amounts of cash yet land a telling blow to the integrity of both MMA and boxing….

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Urban Echo News 

Stars speak out against Government cuts ahead of Bradford Demo

Award-winning director Ken Loach and Hollywood star Idris Elba are among a string of high-profile figures who’ve criticised the government’s cuts to housing benefit for 18-21 year-olds, ahead of a national demonstration being held in Bradford tomorrow (Saturday). Ken Loach – whose Bafta-winning film I, Daniel Blake attacks the bureaucratic cruelty of benefit cuts – has thrown his support behind Bradford’s #HouseTheFuture campaign, and has sent a special message to be delivered alongside a string of high-profile speakers at tomorrow’s demonstration, which will take place in Centenary Square. In his…

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Crime 

Images released of two Bradford men in connection with fraud investigation 

Police in Bradford have released an image of two men they would like to identify in connection with a fraud investigation.   The incident, in which the 45-year-old victim was persuaded to hand over a significant amount of cash, began on 25 March when a black man approached him in the BD7 area and offered to buy his car. The victim exchanged details with the man and agreed to meet him at a business park in Canal Road on 29 March. At the meeting the victim was offered ‘gems’, which…

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Featured 

Nobody Compares To You

This month we will look at how we all have a tendency to compare ourselves to others and how that can affect our self-esteem. Comparing ourselves to others is a way of making sense of things and of figuring out our place in the world. This can be fine if you have a strong sense of self and healthy self-esteem. However, comparing ourselves with others can either make us feel superior or inferior and neither is healthy. If in comparing yourself to others, you decide that you are not as…

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Arts & Entertainment More Urban Echo News 

Bradford UNESCO City of Film? I don’t think so…

When Bradford was named the world’s first City of Film in the summer of 2009, it is fair to say a few eyebrows were raised. Overcoming competition from Los Angeles, Cannes and Venice to win the UN honour, Bradford was officially recognised as UNESCO City of Film. At the time of this prestigious honour in 2009, Bradford played host to the Bradford Film Festival, Bite the Mango International Film Festival and the Bradford Animation Film Festival. Three major film festivals that were serious players in the international annual film calendar….

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Urban Echo News 

EU Nationals: Know your rights

Since the referendum, there has been confusion about the rights of EU Nationals in the UK as yet there is no clear message as to what will happen after Article 50 is triggered and how the Brexit process will work. However as the law presently stands, we can say with certainty there has been no changes to the rights and status of EU Nationals in the UK and vice versa. EU Nationals become an initial qualified person by exercising their treaty rights in the UK through employment, self -employment, as…

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