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Business plan launch is a ‘defining moment’ for BID

THE much-anticipated launch of an “ambitious and exciting” plan to give Bradford city centre a £2.5 million boost will take place next week. Business owners are being urged to attend the unveiling of the five-year strategy, to improve the heart of the city and help lift the fortunes of traders and service providers, which is being described as a “defining moment” for the proposed Business Improvement District. “More than a year’s hard work and planning has gone into pulling together the Business Plan for the city centre BID,” said Ian…

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New Bradford company aims to keep you “mobile”

FOUR JOBS are being created with the launch of a new Bradford business aimed at fixing broken smartphone screens in just 10 minutes. Angel Repair Limited, which is opening at Odsal, is a joint venture between long-standing city business Angel Telecom and Leeds-based Repair Lab. Angel Telecom has been a trusted and reliable supplier of both business and personal mobiles to clients across Bradford and surrounding areas since 1987. Managing Director Stuart Hudson says: “‘We got our first mobile from here’ is a phrase I hear regularly when customers return…

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Warning Issued After Counterfeit Scottish Banknotes Used in Bradford

Police in Bradford are warning people to be vigilant after reports of forged Scottish banknotes being used to pay for items bought online. Officers are investigating two separate crimes reported this month in Bradford where counterfeit £20 notes have been used to pay in cash for items sold via website Gumtree. PC Toni Hinnells, of Bradford District CID, said: “The use of counterfeit currency is rare but following these incidents, we would urge both people selling online and businesses more generally to be cautious as there are clearly a number…

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Celebrating National Volunteers Week

June marks National Volunteers Week which is an important opportunity to recognise and thank people who dedicate their time, without financial reward, to help keep our communities safe. Within my office, and West Yorkshire Police, we are very lucky to have a large number of dedicated volunteers. These roles range massively, from Special Constables, Community Volunteers, Independent Custody Visitors to my Youth Advisory Group. My Youth Advisory Group (YAG) consists of young people from the age of 13 up to 21 from across West Yorkshire who meet to provide me…

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Brexit and being ready for departure

In this article we consider how businesses can prepare for the Brexit deadline of 29 March, 2019. With a hand-signed letter to the President of the European Commission, Theresa May kick-started the Brexit pendulum and formally set the clock ticking down to our departure from the EU. For the many small businesses that are heavily connected to Europe – whether through supply chains, talent sourcing or funding – the thought of knowing little more about our impending departure than the final deadline may be more than a little unnerving. But…

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From Bradford to Buckingham Palace

I am absolutely honoured to have been awarded an MBE for ‘services to West Yorkshire Police and charity’. Firstly, I would like to congratulate all of those who have received honours in recognition of their outstanding work last weekend. Having found out about my MBE nearly 4 weeks ago I have had a lot of time to think about what it means to me and others. I recognise I now join a small group of people nationally to have received a Queens honour but an even smaller group of people…

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Court decision recognises inadequacies in English law for unmarried couples

by Nathan Clay, Associate Solicitor, Personal Injury & Medical Negligence Team 0113 227 9355, NClay@LawBlacks.com, Twitter – @NathanLawBlacks A recent Court of Appeal decision has highlighted the requirement for English law to develop to take into account the modernising society in which we live. In personal injury and medical negligence cases for deaths, there are different rules for some elements of the claim. Although various people can be classed as ‘dependants’ and claim for funeral expenses and loss of dependency, including husband, wife, civil partner, parent, child and a partner…

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How Technology Could Make Your Business More Profitable

Sometimes the old ways are the best- sometimes the new ways are even better. Every business owner today knows the importance of keeping their business up to date and ready for the next challenge. Implementing new technology to keep your business ahead of the curve can seem daunting and many often shy away from it for fear of the expense. Here are some easy and cost-efficient ways using technology in your business could help you be smarter and more profitable. Productivity Using quality time tracking software pays for itself. Precisely…

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An Unwelcome Guest

His father, Fred Trump, was arrested after a Ku Klux Klan riots erupted in the 1920’s between members of the white supremacists Klan and supports of the Italian fascist movement. He is allegedly described as the most licentious so far as his sex life is concerned. His affair with the porn star Stormy Daniels came to the limelight during the days of his campaign. Daniels was arranged to keep her mouth shut during the campaign period by his team and an amount of $130,000 was paid to her in October…

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A right Royal affair!

I had a rather exciting week this week. As the chair of Mosaic Yorkshire, I was invited to celebrate HRH Prince Charles’ 70th birthday party at the gardens of Buckingham Palace on May 22nd. Founded by HRH The Prince of Wales, Mosaic inspires young people from deprived communities to realize their talents and potential. Mosaic’s mentoring programs in schools and prisons are delivered by volunteers as local relatable role models and lift the aspirations of young people and close the gap between those aspirations and their attainment.The event was to thank…

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