Crime 

Drug Importer Ordered To Re-Pay More Than £50,000

A Bradford man sentenced for importing drugs has been ordered to re-pay more than £55,000 by the courts. Ravinder Narr, 32, of Kensington Street, received a suspended sentence and was ordered to complete 180 hours of unpaid work after he pleaded guilty at Bradford Crown Court in March this year to a charge of importing Class C drugs. The charge related to a parcel of anabolic steroids seized by West Yorkshire Police in 2015 following notification from the UK Border Agency that they had intercepted a parcel from Hong Kong,…

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Allegation of Rape in Oak Lane area of Bradford

Police investigating an allegation of rape in Bradford have released an e-fit image of a male they would like to identify. The offence is alleged to have happened in the Oak Lane area of the city at around 9.30pm on 1 November. The suspect is described as being an Asian male in his twenties, around six feet tall and of slim build. He was believed to be wearing tracksuit-style clothing and a baseball cap. Specially trained officers from the Bradford District Safeguarding Unit have been carrying out numerous enquiries in…

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Crime 

CCTV Image Appeal: Assault, Bradford

Police investigating an assault in Bradford which left a man with fractured ribs and bruising have issued an image of a man they would like to identify. The incident occurred in Grantham Road at about 10.28pm on 24 November, when a 28-year-old male was struck with what is described as a tyre wrench. Detectives believe this could be linked to an incident about 15 minutes before when a dark coloured vehicle, possibly a Ford Focus, drove closely past the victim when he was crossing Laisteridge Lane, by the Baba Jaga…

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Murder Enquiry Launched After Incident on Commercial Street, Halifax

Police have launched a murder enquiry after a man was assaulted on Commercial Street, Halifax on Saturday 11 November. Mohammed Faisal, 32, was assaulted shortly before midnight outside the McFly’s bar. He was treated by paramedics and taken to Leeds General Infirmary. He died on Monday 4 December. Detective Chief Inspector Glen Alderson of the Protective Services (Crime) Department is leading the investigation. “I want to appeal to anyone who witnessed this incident to come forward. We have previously released CCTV images of people we wanted to trace in connection…

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Man Sought For Serious Road Traffic Collision in Bradford

Police investigating a serious road traffic collision in Bradford are appealing for information to trace a man they would like to speak to in connection with the incident.   Waqas Hussain is being sought by officers in connection with the collision which occurred on Bradford Road in Clayton, close to the junction with Hunters Park Avenue on 17 July this year. A 20-year-old woman suffered serious injuries when a Volkswagen Golf left the road and collided with a garage and tree. She has since been discharged from hospital. Hussain is 22…

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Steerside: Improving road safety across the Bradford district

Bradford district roads have been in the spotlight during Road Safety Week as the continued success of Operation Steerside was highlighted. I was in Bradford during November to visit and observe aspects of the operation as part of my support for National Road Safety Week that looks to raise awareness of the safe and responsible use of roads with a particular focus this year on speed. Steerside was launched in February 2016 with the aim of improving road safety across the Bradford district. Specifically the operation targets offences known as…

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Missing Shipley Man Jordan Line

Police are appealing for information as to the whereabouts of 23 year old missing Shipley man Jordan Line. He was last seen in the Pratt Lane area around 8:30am on Saturday morning and officers are particularly concerned for his current welfare. Jordan is described as white, around 5’11” tall, of medium build with short straight brown hair. He was wearing blue jeans and a light blue shirt. He may have also have had on a dark jacket. Anyone with information as to his current location should contact PC Alexis Towers via the non-emergency number 101.

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New £3m research centre moves another step forward

A new Yorkshire centre which will improve the health and wellbeing of children, the elderly – and the safety of patients in hospitals and clinics, has taken another step forward with the submission of building plans for approval. The Wolfson Centre for Applied Healthcare, to be established at Bradford Royal Infirmary, brings together researchers from the Universities of Leeds and Bradford with clinicians from Bradford Teaching Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust. It has been made possible thanks to a £1m award from national charity The Wolfson Foundation. The Wolfson Foundation is…

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Lifestyle Urban Echo News 

How EFT Can Help You Take Back Control

This month I am pleased to introduce you to Andrea Bird, an EFT (Emotional Freedom Technique) Practitioner. EFT is also known as ‘tapping’. It was created by Gary Craig (www.emofree.com) in the 1990’s and is a simple pain free technique, often referred to as psychological acupressure. It helps to remove negative emotions, reduce food cravings, reduce or eliminate pain and implement positive goals. I first came across EFT in 1999 when I was experiencing anxiety. I had an EFT session with a friend who had trained in EFT and the…

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Arts & Entertainment Urban Echo News 

Acclaimed Bradford-raised choreographer Balbir Singh returns to the city for the first time in a decade

Having grown up amongst the many rich cultures of Manningham in Bradford, Balbir Singh left the city to study at Northern School of Contemporary Dance before forging an internationally renowned career creating work that fuses traditional south Asian art and contemporary dance and music. The company is renowned for its ability to engage audiences who have little or no previous experience of the performing arts. This double bill is a perfect introduction to dance and the ideal alternative Christmas night out! On Saturday 16th December Kala Sangam is delighted to…

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