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Purely Islam Donates Toys to New BRI Children’s Wing

After nearly 2 months of tirelessly collecting toys, on the 22nd of August 2017, the Purely Islam Team met up with Elaine from the BTHFT Charity and Children’s wing Play Leader Kath to donate some new toys for the occasion of Eid-Ul-Adha to put a smile on poorly children’s faces. The gifts included arts and craft sets, colouring books, board games and jigsaws. Eid-Ul-Adha is a time of celebration for Muslims, and to show care and love for the vulnerable people in society. There were smiles all around and the team…

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Crime 

Bank cards stolen in Shipley burglary

Police investigating a burglary in Shipley in which bank cards were stolen have released CCTV images of two men they would like to identify.  A number of personal items were also stolen in the burglary, which happened when a rear door was forced at an address in Red Beck Vale on 15 July. Enquiries have revealed that the bank cards were used later that day to make purchases in Bradford and Shipley. Detective Constable Simon Turton, of Bradford District CID, said: “We would like to hear from anyone who recognises…

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Politics Urban Echo News 

EXCLUSIVE: Naz Shah – “As a woman, a survivor, a daughter and a mother, I will be damned if I allow a right wing sexist tabloid tell me what my experiences are… bring it on Daily Mail. I will not be silenced!

Today I’ve been given “a right to reply” regarding a story running in tomorrow’s Daily Mail. One of the questions I was offered to comment upon was, “Members of her family have challenged her account of growing up in squalor moving home 14 times in under two years” Followed by the most disturbing statement I’ve been asked to respond to, which is one about the abuse my mother suffered which reads, “her account of physical and sexual abuse suffered by her mother at the hands of Mohammed Azam was rejected…

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Boxing Combat Sports Sport 

Mayweather vs McGregor: An Exhibition of Greed

One of the tropes of Wild West films is the idea of the snake oil salesman. He rides into town, and promises to cure all ailments and issues with his tonic. He has no proof, aside from showmanship and bluster. Even the most cynical and worldly of townsfolk eventually succumb to his charms and part with their money, not realising they have been duped until the salesman is long gone. I couldn’t help but think about that idea as I watched Floyd Mayweather Jr and Connor McGregor go on a…

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Who Stole Your Peace Of Mind?

This month I would like to share with you about a wonderful organisation, The Brahma Kumaris World Spiritual University (UK). They provide opportunities for people from all backgrounds to explore their own spirituality and learn skills of reflection and meditation derived from Raja Yoga, which help develop inner calm, clear thinking and personal wellbeing. I first became involved with the Brahma Kumaris in 2009 when I attended a Raja Yoga course in Bradford. I have since attended several one day workshops on wellbeing and trained to deliver their course ‘Spiritual…

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News Politics UK and Europe Urban Echo News 

Theresa May’s Career on Life Support

It is very clear now that Mrs May, the Prime Minister of the UK, is now nominally in charge, destitute of any real power. Certain figures among her party are intending to place their hand on the off switch; however, it is being watched when they do so. So far, two successive Conservative leaders have gambled their majorities; David Cameron on a Brexit referendum for which he was woefully unprepared, and then Theresa May on the snap elections for which neither the country nor her party was prepared. Kate Maltby,…

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Urban Echo News 

No ‘Honour’ In Honour Killings

by Irfan Ajeeb A year ago last month on 20th July, Bradford born Samia Shahid was brutally raped and murdered in a village in Pakistan in a so called “Honour Killing”. Earlier last month on 14th July, it also marked the first ever “National day of memory for the victims of Honour Killings”. Ironicly this date would have marked the 29th birthday of another Bradford born girl, Shafilea Ahmed. Families of both these girls denied they had been murdered. In Samia’s case, we now have an ex-husband in custody in…

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Urban Echo News 

Keys handed to tenant for 200th council home in Bradford

The keys have been handed over to the tenant of Bradford Council’s 200th new home in the Bradford district. Bradford Council has been developing new homes for the residents of the district since 2010 using its own funding and grant from the Homes and Communities Agency. The new homes, built by Keepmoat, are owned by the Council but managed by the social landlord Incommunities under a five year contract that started in 2016. The rental income from the new homes pays the borrowing costs of the funding used to build…

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Lifestyle Urban Echo News 

Better Health with The Zenith Clinic For Complementary Healthcare

You would be forgiven if you ever travelled up Little Horton Lane and were completely enthralled by the amazing architecture of the Grade two listed buildings lining both sides of the long winding main road. Such imposing houses and architecture one rarely sees in today’s age of modern architecture. Your wonderment would increase 10 fold if you ever stepped inside one particular such building. A building which witnesses a steady stream of visitors, throughout the day, mums with children, fathers with toddlers, the young the old, of different ages and…

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Featured Urban Echo News 

Car Accident? Just don’t panic!

by Aneka Shoukat, Trainee Solicitor, Shire Solicitors It’s something we all dread but what should you do when you’ve been involved in a car accident? One thing not to do is panic. Its human instinct to panic when something unexpected occurs but this is the worst way to react. The other party will prey on your panic and cause you to not take the appropriate action. The most important thing to do in this situation is to remain calm and think rationally. The below will inform you step by step…

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