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“If I didn’t work I got beaten up” Modern Slavery survivor speaks of 15 years of abuse

A survivor of modern slavery who spent 15 years trapped in forced labour has spoken to the Office of the Police and Crime Commissioner for West Yorkshire to help raise public awareness of the issues. Four videos of the survivor are being released today to mark UN World Day Against Trafficking in Persons. The videos highlight the treatment the survivor suffered at the hands of criminals and the local partnership support he has subsequently received. At the end of 2018 the total number of referrals made by West Yorkshire Police…

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Bradford’s Iconic Places of Worship Tour

Four major faith establishments opened their doors to the public as part of Bradford’s Iconic Places of Worship Tour (Thursday 25 July 2019). The annual event, organised by the Bradford Council’s Community Co-ordinator, Rifaqat Ali, enables people from different backgrounds, faiths, no-faith, gender and age to visit different places of worship and listen to speakers explaining the main beliefs of each religion. This year’s tour by open top bus was attended by Bradford Lord Mayor Coun Doreen Lee and 70 people from across the Bradford and Calderdale districts. Also taking…

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Bradford man travels to East Pakistan to help the needy in sweltering heat

Tharpakar, East Pakistan is home to 1.5 million people across 2,300 villages and urban settlements. The people that live in this desert are what the UN consider to be one of the most stringent places to live on earth. Poverty, population growth, a lack of clean drinking water, unemployment, and high illiteracy rates trouble this region. Lack of food, early marriages, and apparent governmental neglect, locals are left with very little hope, making them the forgotten people of Pakistan. Prime Minister Imran Khan has recently been to the Sindh District…

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Bradford Community Heroes Rewarded

Two youngsters who began their own litter picking campaign in Shipley have been rewarded with a trip to City Hall to receive Certificates of Thanks from the Deputy Lord Mayor, Cllr Shabir Hussain and Council Leader Cllr Susan Hinchcliffe. Rebecca Warren, 11, and Layla May, 8, along with their mums and Rebecca’s brother Marshall, 10, were also given a tour of the historic civic building after tea and cakes in the Lord Mayor’s Rooms. The girls began their initiative three months ago after being upset to witness people dropping litter…

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Nell Bank hosts its summer family adventure day

Nell Bank Outdoor Learning Centre is inviting members of the public to its Summer Family Adventure day. Since 1977, Nell Bank has supported children of all ages and abilities – providing outdoor learning experiences and residential trips for children, their families and friends, from all walks of life. The Family Adventure Day offers a fantastic day of entertainment suitable for all the family, with three adventure trails, water play and the adventure playground. Families are invited to bring a picnic and take in the beautiful scenery of the Ilkley Moors…

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10,000 Illicit Cigarettes Seized During Multi-Agency Operation in Huddersfield

10,000 illicit cigarettes were seized during a joint operation with West Yorkshire Police and West Yorkshire Trading Standards in Huddersfield. Three councillors from Kirklees Council also joined the night operation in the town centre on Thursday 11 July with the aim to target illegal activity within both licensed and non-licensed retail shops. Cllr Andrew Cooper, Cllr Karen Allison and Cllr Susan Lee-Richards got to see first-hand the work and expertise which go into planning and conducting these types of operations. Kirklees District Police were joined by West Yorkshire Trading Standards,…

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Believing in Bradford Recruitment of New Ambassadors

Do you love Bradford?  Are you passionate about representing the District in a positive light? If so, Believing in Bradford might be for you. Believing in Bradford is recruiting new Ambassadors for the 2019-20 year. Believing in Bradford is a highly successful programme, set up in 2016 by the city’s Lord Mayor and the Bishop of Bradford, the Rt Revd Toby Howarth.  It brings together people from across Bradford District from a whole range of different backgrounds, ages, cultures and faiths. Over the course of a year they act as…

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International all-girls cricket friendly to celebrate student exchange

An all-girls international cricket match is set to take place on Monday 22 July at Bowling Old Lane Cricket Club in Bradford. The match will see American students pitch against an all-girls team from Bradford. Fourteen students have come to the Bradford District as part of an annual exchange programme with the Experiment in International Living (EIL). The students, who come from different parts of the United States, all study journalism and are being hosted in Bradford by the Council’s Youth Service and Sport and Leisure Service. In the aftermath…

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2019 Bradford Festival was best yet

Event organisers at Bradford Council are hailing this year’s Bradford Festival as the most successful yet. Thousands of people attended the three day arts and entertainment festival which featured no less than 21 music acts, 20 street theatre shows, three dance pieces and 15 workshops. Bradford’s multi-award winning singer-songwriter and powerhouse of blues and rock, Chantel McGregor, headlined the opening night in Centenary Square which was packed with adoring fans. The Beat Goes Bang formed from the original members of The Beat and Dexys Midnight Runners thrilled audiences with Two…

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Significant amount of cash taken in Bradford Robbery

Police investigating a robbery in Bradford in which a significant amount of cash was taken by armed suspects are appealing for information. It happened at around 7.30am on Sunday, 7 July, after an Aston Martin car parked outside the Lord Clyde Inn in Thornton Road, was struck by a silver 4×4 vehicle. Two or three suspects in balaclavas then smashed the windows on the Aston Martin and made demands for cash from the occupant. A large quantity of cash was handed over and the suspects made off in a blue…

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