Lifestyle Urban Echo News 

Do you care TOO MUCH what other people think?

Have you like me, allowed other people’s opinions of you to alter the way you look, the choices you make, even how you feel about yourself? The truth is to a certain extent everyone cares what other people think and that goes back to our early ancestors when it was vital to belong to the tribe in order to survive the dinosaurs and Saber-toothed tigers. Today the need for approval and acceptance begins early and our cultural and social norms encourage it. If you respect and love (and are loved…

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Politics Urban Echo News 

Anjem Choudary: A Real Danger or Just a Scarecrow?

It would be most pertinent to state in the very outset that the presence of Muslims in the UK dates back more than one hundred years and has deep roots in British history. However, there is little awareness amongst today’s population that Muslims are not foreigners in British society. They influenced the growth of Britain and contributed to the country’s growth and reconstruction of after World War II. As of mid-2010, the official total of the resident population in the UK was estimated to be 62.03 million of which 2.9…

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Urban Echo News 

UK’s tough new immigration policy is now set out but who’s doing the work?

by Louis MacWilliam, Associate Solicitor, Business Immigration Team LMacWilliam@lawBlacks.com, 0113 322 2842, Twitter – @LouisLawBlacks The UK’s long-term cabinet-agreed immigration policy finally emerged, following the Migration Advisory Committee’s (MAC) report last month. The Government, whilst taking the axe to the supply of lower-skilled labour from the EU, fails to offset this with any significant reform of the wider immigration system. The context EU nationals can, for the time being at least, come to the UK under free movement provisions and take employment of any kind, thereby providing a fluid labour…

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Uncategorized Urban Echo News 

Bradford councillors get their hands dirty for Charity Week

The deputy leader of Bradford council, Imran Khan and Cllrs Hassan Khan and Rizwana Jamil got their hands dirty in Bradford last Saturday as part of a community litter pick in BD3. This was part of Charity Week, a national fundraising initiative largely run by university Islamic Societies across the country, raising money for the development agency, Islamic Relief UK.  It is also an opportunity for community building. The councillors joined a team of Islamic Relief volunteers at a community litter pick in Seymour Park in BD3, an area that…

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