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Eighteen Vehicles Seized And Arrests Made In Bradford Eid Operation

Eighteen vehicles were seized and eight arrests were made during an operation to tackle anti-social behaviour and nuisance vehicle use in Bradford over the Eid period. Operation Spittlemoor ran from 21-23 August in the Great Horton area of the city and was co-ordinated by the Bradford West Neighbourhood Policing Team. Eleven vehicles including the one pictured were seized for no insurance, while the other eight were recovered because they were believed to have been used in crime. The arrests were for a range of offences – two were for breach…

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Police appeal for missing teenager Iqra Rani

Police are appealing for information about a teenage girl who has been reported missing. Iqra Rani, who is 16, was last seen in the Cleckheaton area at around 9.20pm yesterday (Thursday). She about 5ft 3ins tall, of slim build with dark brown hair. She was last seen wearing black shalwar kameez (baggy trousers and long shirt), red leggings and gold sandals. She is believed to have travelled to Bradford and may be in the Manningham area of the city. Officers are continuing enquiries to locate her today and anyone who…

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Tackling dangerous driving in Bradford West

A three day Eid operation focussing on dangerous driving, community safety and illegally parked cars will start on Tuesday 21 August. This operation is co-ordinated by the Bradford West Neighbourhood Policing Team (NPT), with support from Bradford Council West Area officer, councillors and local residents. Building on the success from the last operation, which coincided with Eid in June, the Police will be targeting all kinds of dangerous driving, including speeding, drink/drug driving, mobile phone use and not wearing seatbelts. Council Wardens will also be patrolling the area and any…

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Three Men Jailed Over ‘Asian Gold’ Burglaries In Leeds

Three men have been jailed as a result of an investigation into ‘Asian gold’ burglaries in Leeds. Detectives from Leeds District Crime Team charged the men as part of an investigation into a series of offences where homes appeared to have been specifically targeted for high value gold jewellery. These included a burglary at Sunny Bank Lane, Thornbury, and a further offence at Chatsworth Road, Pudsey, both on July 5. Witnesses to the second incident contacted the police and the three men were arrested following a pursuit by officers with…

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Bradford district wins £2.7m boost for local growth and culture

Bradford district is to benefit from a series of large-scale, innovative projects designed to increase economic growth and culture thanks to Bradford Council’s successful bid for £2.7m in funding from the Leeds City Region Partnership. Three projects – one boosting recruitment and skills in health and social care, another improving employment opportunities in two of the district’s most deprived areas, and a third supporting the cultural sector to increase activity, skills and infrastructure, will share £2.2m. A fourth, designed to develop film and television skills across the Leeds City Region,…

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Child Contact – Don’t Blame the Parents

by Javaid Iqbal, Family Law Consultant, Shire Solicitors 01274 727373 From time to time everyone has domestic problems and unfortunately these may lead to separation or divorce. The Courts first position is that it does not like to interfere in the lives of parents and children. The Courts primary position is to safeguard the welfare of the child. That is paramount. The legal position in regards to contact is that every child has the right to have contact with their parent providing it is safe to do so. The Children…

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£3.6million awarded to Victim Support

July flew by and we’ve had unprecedented weather and a great World Cup run, however both of these things added up to create an extremely busy time for West Yorkshire Police with calls for service to both the emergency 999 and the non-emergency 101 numbers being at record levels. I would like to start off my monthly round up by quickly highlighting some the innovative online contact methods you may find useful, and also help to reduce demand on the telephone service, such as the live chat facility for quick…

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Five Alternatives to a Pension

The road to a financially secure future is different for everyone, and there are now many options for savers to choose from. For most people, saving for retirement means contributing as much as possible to a pension. A pension you build from earnings has a number of very important advantages that could make your savings grow more rapidly than might otherwise be the case. With the average retirement now set to last at least two decades, savers need to make full use of all the tax allowances and exemptions available…

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How to grow and utilise your business’ online presence

Almost every business you can think of in this day and age has some form of online presence. Many will simply have a small website or a facebook page, others will have interactive smartphone apps and online stores. But which is right for your business? And is the investment really worth it? Social Media In the UK, 66% of the population are active social media users, your business cannot afford to be missing out on reaching this audience. Of course, the largest benefit to using social media is that for…

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Brexit Mired Stalemate Leaves Conservatives a House Divided

David Davis, the Brexit secretary resigned from Mrs May’s cabinet stating, “I won’t sell out my country”. He was followed by Boris Johnson, the foreign secretary. Steve Baker and Suella Braveman have also quit the government. Before the resignations it was understood a leadership challenge against Theresa May was imminent with letters calling for no-confidence vote piling up. Letters are said to have been lodged with Graham Brady, Chairman of the influential 1922 Committee. Mr Davis was praised by Tory MPs including Jacob Rees-Mogg, who said he would oppose Mrs…

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