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Bradford celebrates 1st anniversary of the opening of its Hockney Gallery

Bradford will be celebrating the 1st anniversary of the opening of a permanent gallery dedicated to the world famous Bradford-born artist David Hockney, with a series of events this weekend. The Hockney Gallery at Bradford Council’s Cartwright Hall which opened on 7 July 2017, just two days before David’s 80th birthday, will host the events on the weekend of 7 and 8 July. To coincide with the celebration a painting by the artist, which was voted the nation’s favourite painting in 2014, is going on display at the gallery. Hockney’s…

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THE BROADWAY AND PULSE RADIO LAUNCH FOODBANK APPEAL

The Broadway Bradford has announced the start of a campaign to help combat West Yorkshire’s growing hunger crisis by launching an appeal for food donations from the residents of Bradford. Working alongside Pulse Radio, The Broadway has donated £100 of items to the Foodbank Appeal. The public are encouraged to donate any non-perishable food items from 25 June till the 22 July. The drop off point at The Broadway is located by the Customer Services desk. Ian Ward, General Manager at The Broadway, said: “No one should ever have to…

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Dewsbury based businesses donate £8,400 to Chellow Heights Special School

Dewsbury based businesses donate £8,400 to Chellow Heights Special School Two established businesses from Dewsbury have kindly donated £8,400 to a Bradford based school. Chellow Heights School, which is based on Thorn Lane, received the cheque yesterday by brothers Irfan Aslam and Kamran Aslam alongside Heaton Councillor Mohammed Amran. The two brothers own and manage Sleep Kings and Global Components, two successful businesses in Dewsbury. Their donation will pay for three Eye Gaze machines. Eye Gaze is a way of accessing your computer or communication aid using a mouse that…

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Bradford Neighbours Help To Tackle Speeding Motorists

Residents in Bradford District have teamed up with local police and Bradford Council to help take action against speeding motorists. The Bradford Neighbourhood Watch group has used funding from the Community Safety Partnership to purchase a Speed Indicating Device (SID) to be used in a new scheme called Neighbourhood Speedwatch. The aim of Neighbourhood Speedwatch is to record data from locations across Bradford District which have been highlighted by Neighbourhood Watch groups as roads where residents are concerned about speeding motorists. This data will be shared with the community and…

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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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