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Safeguarding is everybody’s business

Safeguarding generally is something that all of us need to be aware of, as the successful week of events demonstrated just recently across West Yorkshire. Bradford had a variety of events including one at Holmewood Connect showcasing work by residents helping to make their community safer, and also a public consultation event took place at Manningham Mills Community Centre on Bradford Council’s Safeguarding Adults Board three year plan where I was pleased to contribute and show my support. But across all five districts there was something for everyone, be it…

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Islamic and Civil marriage; Shariah law and Divorce

by Andrew Smith, Associate Solicitor, Family Law Team, AJSmith@LawBlacks.com Tel: 0113 3222807, @AndyLawBlacks I recently met a new client seeking some advice about a pre-nuptial agreement. He was a young man who was potentially going to marry his partner in an Islamic ceremony and then they would both move into his home which he had bought prior to the beginning of the relationship. The young man was accompanied by his mother who was worried about the way in which he owned his property and wanted some advice about protection. I…

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The Five Most Common Management Myths

Across all businesses and industries, there is one common thread – people will always try and give you advice. Not all advice is good advice, however. Here are a few of the most common management myths and how to make the right decision when someone offers you this bad advice. ‘Don’t try and control everything yourself’ Of course, in any business, one person cannot physically do everything however it is important as a leader not to let any piece of the puzzle slip out of your view. It is key…

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Spouse Visa – The Basics

Applying for a spouse visa can be a daunting and stressful time. Everyone will tell you what to do, what documents you need and don’t need. The most important thing to remember is that each case is different and each spouse visa application is different. One of the first things we always ask our clients is whether their spouse has completed the English test. The test your spouse has to take is CEFR A1. However, there are exceptions to this requirement which may apply to your case. Your spouse will…

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District shows its support for England

Flags will fly and lights will sparkle as excitement builds across the Bradford district in advance of England’s quarter-final match in the World Cup against Sweden on Saturday, 7 July. Lights across Bradford city centre will shine in the England kit colours on Friday, Saturday and Sunday from dusk. The lights on City Hall’s clock tower, City Park mirror pool, Forster Square Station arches and Bradford Council’s Margaret McMillan Tower building will all be lit up in support of our sporting heroes. Bradford Council has handed out England flags to…

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Local Headteacher honoured in national awards

A Bradford headteacher has been honoured in a national celebration of exceptional teaching. Gillian Edge of Killinghall Primary School was awarded a Silver Teaching Award in the Lifetime Achievement category of the prestigious Pearson Teaching Awards. Selected from thousands of nominations, Gillian is one of just 65 winners who were celebrated on the special ‘Thank a Teacher Day’ in schools and colleges across England, Wales and Northern Ireland as the trophies were presented to outstanding teachers, teaching assistants, headteachers and lecturers. Gillian will join fellow winners at the 20th UK…

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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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