Arts & Entertainment 

Easter at Cliffe Castle

Easter at Keighley’s Cliffe Castle will be extra special this year at the newly restored museum and park. To celebrate the much loved rabbits and guinea pigs moving into their new homes, an Animal Fun Day is planned for Saturday, 31 March from 12noon until 4pm. These animals will be joined by the worth valley ferret welfare racing team and a selection of reptiles from Shipley shop Into The Wild. The following weekend sees a free circus skills workshop, where everyone is invited to try their hand at juggling, stilt…

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Crime 

Report of people struck by car in Bradford

Police are appealing for information following a report of people being hit by a car in Bradford. The incident is said to have happened at about 9pm yesterday (Tuesday) in Flockton Road in East Bowling when a silver car, described as being of similar size to a hatchback, was reported to have struck a group of people and driven off. Officers attended but found that all parties had left. The caller also suggested one injured person had been taken away in a car, but subsequent enquiries at hospitals confirmed that no…

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Crime Urban Echo News 

Robbers Jailed For 20 Years

Two men who targeted lone women in robberies in Bradford have been jailed for a total of 20 years. Lee Naylor and Dean Whittaker were sentenced at Bradford Crown Court yesterday (Wednesday) for the offences which occurred in September and October last year. Naylor, 39, of Kingswood Terrace, Bradford was given 14 years after he was found guilty of the violent robbery of a 74-year-old woman in Southfield Lane on 2 October. Naylor pushed his victim to the floor as she walked along the road. He then kicked and stamped…

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Hunt on for best Yorkshire bands as Bingley Music Live launches its ‘Emerging Talent’ contest

Ahead of announcing this year’s headliners, Bingley Music Live is once again on the hunt for music’s next big thing with the launch of its annual ‘Emerging Talent’ competition. The Bradford Council-run festival, billed as the ‘North’s Last Party of the Summer’, has gained a reputation of supporting up-and-coming artists. This year will be no exception, as they give unsigned acts the chance to play on the same stages as international mega stars. The Myrtle Park festival has once again teamed up with The Exchange arts venue in Keighley to…

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Crime 

Fighting against modern slavery

We are already well into 2018 and March will see us, my office and partners, continuing our fight against modern slavery with a key event in Leeds on March 2nd around improving how policing tackle this vile crime with our partners. The Unlocking Slavery event follows a similar one at the Carr Gate training complex in Wakefield in January and a further event in Bristol that was funded via the Modern Slavery Police Transformation Programme. Speakers at the event will include Shaun Sawyer, the Chief Constable of Devon and Cornwall…

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Tax year-end planning: You’re in control by RMJ Wealth Management

The right advice can make a real difference in the run up to the end of the tax year to ensure that you avoid missing out on the valuable tax-saving allowances and opportunities that would otherwise be lost after 5 April. This is a time of the year when individuals and couples are given an opportunity to help ensure their long-term financial plans are on track, by using reliefs and allowances that would otherwise be lost and in some respects, the scope for tax-free saving has never been better. Take…

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Honouring your commitments in business

“You are what you do, not what you say you will do.” – Carl Jung In Business, a leader’s role is as wide as it is varied. You are expected to see everything, know what and who is right for your business and customers. You must, without fail choose the situations which will shine the correct light and perspective upon you and your employees. After all, in the world in which we live, image is everything and one minor indiscretion could create a social scandal which can bring an empire…

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Arts & Entertainment Urban Echo News 

CULTURAL ICONS AND CREATIVE LEADERS BACK BRADFORD ODEON FUNDING BID

A collective of world-renowned artists and leading Bradford cultural figures have urged the Culture Secretary to award Bradford Odeon significant funding from the Government’s Northern Cultural Regeneration Fund. Presenter and comedian Dara Ó Briain, Bradford-born Actor Timothy West, and award-winning director Clio Barnard are among 30 prominent figures in entertainment and the creative industries who have signed an open letter to Culture Secretary Matt Hancock, calling on him to back Bradford Odeon’s bid for funding and support Bradford’s creative industries. The letter has also been signed by representatives of Bradford’s…

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Employers beware!

All workers are entitled to work in environments where risks to their health and safety are properly controlled. The law places a duty on all employers “to ensure, as far as is reasonably practicable, the health, safety and welfare at work” of all their employees. But what does this actually mean in practical terms? Employers have to ensure the safe operation and maintenance of the working environment, systems, the maintenance of safe access and exit to the workplace, the safe use, handling and storage of dangerous substances, adequate training of…

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Urban Echo News 

Charity Night in aid of Sue Ryder Manorlands Hospice

By Urban Echo reporter On Saturday 24th March a Charity Night in aid of Sue Ryder Manorlands Hospice is being held at the Field Sport & Social Club, Chelsea Road, Bradford. The event has now been running successfully for a number of years and is both organised and supported by the staff, friends and volunteers of Lill Brothers Fishmerchants Est 1855 and other local businesses in and around Bradford. Year on year this event grows in popularity as people of all ages, religions, and backgrounds come together for a night…

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