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Man Jailed for Life Following Death of Man He Viciously Attacked with a Hammer

A Batley man has been jailed for life for causing the death of a man after he viciously assaulted him with a hammer. The incident happened on 3 January this year after a man was found with a serious head injury at Highfield Court in Batley. The victim, 46-year-old Firoz Ibrahim Pargarkar, was rushed to hospital, but sadly died as a result of his injuries on 24 February. Abdul Kapde approached police officers on the day of the incident admitting what he had done. Mr Pargarkar had been repeatedly struck…

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New 20 mph speed limit zones in Bradford city centre to go live

Bradford Council has announced that new 20 mph speed limit zones in Bradford city centre will go live on 2 September. The zones aim to protect vulnerable road users including children, pedestrians and cyclists by improving road safety at key locations of the district. It is hoped the scheme will also encourage more people to take up walking and cycling. The new zones will cover Bradford city centre within the inner ring road extending to include Bradford College and University campuses. A programme of 20 mph zones around schools was…

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Bradford Man Sentenced For Sexual Abuse of Child

A man from Bradford has been jailed for six years for sexually abusing a 13-year-old girl. Mohammed Farooq Miah, 29, was sentenced today (Wednesday) at Bradford Crown Court. Miah, of Grosvenor Road in Manningham, was remanded in custody in June after he appeared at Bradford Crown Court, where he pleaded guilty to eight counts of sexual activity with a child and a further count of making an indecent image of a child. He was charged with the offences following an investigation by officers from Bradford’s CSE Investigations Team. Detective Superintendent…

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Clampdown on Bradford’s Litter Louts

The clampdown on litter louts continues with Bradford Council praising community-spirited people who help the local authority by reporting people who dump rubbish from their vehicles. More than 100 people have paid Fixed Penalty Notices issued by the Council for littering from vehicles in the last 10 months. Earlier this year the Council agreed to adopt new rules which will make it easier to prosecute people who drop litter from vehicles. When the new legislation is brought in, any litter dropped from a vehicle will be treated as the responsibility…

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Sea-Piracy Resurrected in The Civilised West

by Nazir Tabassum The USA’s President Donald Trump is at the bottom of all this imbroglio who has the least respect for the international accords reached at between the two nations of Iran and the US and guaranteed by the big powers like EU, Russia and China, France, the UK and Germany. When five permanent members of the Security Council (the US, the UK, France, Russia and China plus Germany), the EU and Iran signed a nuclear accord in April 2015, the whole world welcomed this accord except Israel. It…

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New Chief Constable for West Yorkshire Appointed

By West Yorkshire Police and Crime Commissioner, Mark Burns-Williamson July saw a new Chief Constable for West Yorkshire Police confirmed in post. Following an application and interview process I announced that my recommended candidate was John Robins QPM who was then officially appointed at a confirmation hearing of the West Yorkshire Police and Crime Panel. John demonstrated during interview his extensive understanding of the issues facing West Yorkshire, both in terms of the issues facing different districts and the financial challenges we bear, while dealing with ever complex crimes and…

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Summer Holidays & Childcare Arrangements

by Charlotte Gannon, Solicitor, Family Law Email – CGannon@LawBlacks.com, T – 0113 322 2852, Twitter – @CGLawBlacks It’s that time of year when we’re all dusting off our buckets and spades and getting ready for the long summer holidays. However, what happens if you are separated and have yet to agree how your children will spend their summer? Day-to-Day Arrangements You might want to use this time to discuss your children’s arrangements over summer and practical issues such as: Childcare Your respective work commitments The children’s planned activities Handover of…

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Shahid Mohammed Sentenced Over the Murders of Three Generations of a Family

Shahid Mohammed (37) formerly of Huddersfield has been sentenced to life imprisonment, serving a minimum of 23 years. It follows his conviction on Tuesday 6 August for the murders of three generations of the same family after a house fire in Birkby, Huddersfield in 2002. Statement from the Chishti family: “We are naturally pleased that the man who ignored police and court bail and somehow left the country has finally been brought to justice after 17 heart-breaking years. He has now been convicted of killing much beloved members of our…

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Popular fountains attraction reopens on Yorkshire Day

Bradford’s much-loved high tech mirror pool is up and running again after staff and contractors pulled out all the stops to repair its cutting edge fountains system. Engineers have worked around the clock to restore the pool’s cutting edge underground fountains system so that people can once again enjoy the city’s multi-award winning urban water feature. Much to the delight of local children, the UKs largest urban water feature will again fill and empty, and its perimeter fountains and play jets will squirt into the air providing hours of entertainment…

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