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City Centre Ban For Bradford Beggar

A man from Bradford who pretended to be homeless in order to obtain money from others has been banned from Bradford city centre for five years. Roy Rhodes, aged 38, of Boldshay Street, has been given a Criminal Behaviour Order after officers from the Bradford District Anti-Social Behaviour Unit presented evidence to Bradford magistrates relating to instances of begging, anti-social behaviour and threatening behaviour. He is prevented from entering the city centre unless attending court, or planned appointments with legal representatives, or housing or substance misuse agencies. Any breaches of…

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Appeal to Find Missing 16-Year-Old Mohammed Khan From Dewsbury

Police appealing for the public’s help to find a missing teenager from Dewsbury have released a new photo of him. Mohammed Umar Khan, 16, was last seen in Dewsbury at around 4.30pm on Monday (21 January) and was reported missing later that night. It is thought could be in the London area. It is thought he travelled to London on Monday night. He is described as Asian, 5ft 8ins tall, of slim build, with short, black hair which is shaven at the sides, and brown eyes. He was last seen…

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Budget cuts of over £140m since 2010

I hope that you all had a peaceful festive period and happy New Year. December was typically busy and saw the national policing budget announcement which, after delays, was finally released on 13th December. The Government have made it clear that to meet increasing demands on policing, and mitigate the impact of eight years of their funding cuts, they expect PCCs to increase the police precept by the maximum amount, £24 on a band D property, which accounts for more than half (£500m plus) of what was announced in the…

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Concordat between Bradford Council and the National Science and Media Museum signed

A concordat between Bradford Council and the National Science and Media Museum (NSMM) was been signed at an event at Kala Sangam on Saturday 19 January. The concordat was signed by Dame Mary Archer the Chair of the Science Museum Group and Coun Susan Hinchcliffe Leader of Bradford Council. The event was also attended by Kate Willard the Chair of Arts Council England Area Council, Jo Quinton-Tulloch Director of the NSMM and Phil Barker and Bobsie Robinson from Bradford Council.   The concordat highlights a commitment by the council and the NSMM…

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Invest in ‘I’

by Janette Ward I am delighted to introduce you to Ravinder, an inspiring woman I am pleased to call a friend, who has written about why and how she has made powerful changes in her life in order to create a happier and more balanced life… Here goes! While on my personal development journey, I came to realise how important it is to invest in “I”. On reflection I can say I have spent a lot of my life investing and pleasing others. I believe there was a natural balance…

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When tough talk becomes reality: the UK’s new immigration policy

by Louis MacWilliam, Associate Solicitor, Business Immigration Team LMacWilliam@lawBlacks.com, 0113 322 2842, @LouisLawBlacks After much apparent internal division within Cabinet, the Government recently released its White Paper on the UK’s new immigration policy. The headline features, which may alarm businesses, are that there will be no preferential treatment for EU nationals and that there will be an as yet undetermined minimum income threshold, potentially at £30,000 a year, which would restrict migration to higher earners. Brexit and EU citizens’ rights EU nationals can, for the time being at least, come…

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