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Man Sought For Serious Road Traffic Collision in Bradford

Police investigating a serious road traffic collision in Bradford are appealing for information to trace a man they would like to speak to in connection with the incident.   Waqas Hussain is being sought by officers in connection with the collision which occurred on Bradford Road in Clayton, close to the junction with Hunters Park Avenue on 17 July this year. A 20-year-old woman suffered serious injuries when a Volkswagen Golf left the road and collided with a garage and tree. She has since been discharged from hospital. Hussain is 22…

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Steerside: Improving road safety across the Bradford district

Bradford district roads have been in the spotlight during Road Safety Week as the continued success of Operation Steerside was highlighted. I was in Bradford during November to visit and observe aspects of the operation as part of my support for National Road Safety Week that looks to raise awareness of the safe and responsible use of roads with a particular focus this year on speed. Steerside was launched in February 2016 with the aim of improving road safety across the Bradford district. Specifically the operation targets offences known as…

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Missing Shipley Man Jordan Line

Police are appealing for information as to the whereabouts of 23 year old missing Shipley man Jordan Line. He was last seen in the Pratt Lane area around 8:30am on Saturday morning and officers are particularly concerned for his current welfare. Jordan is described as white, around 5’11” tall, of medium build with short straight brown hair. He was wearing blue jeans and a light blue shirt. He may have also have had on a dark jacket. Anyone with information as to his current location should contact PC Alexis Towers via the non-emergency number 101.

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New £3m research centre moves another step forward

A new Yorkshire centre which will improve the health and wellbeing of children, the elderly – and the safety of patients in hospitals and clinics, has taken another step forward with the submission of building plans for approval. The Wolfson Centre for Applied Healthcare, to be established at Bradford Royal Infirmary, brings together researchers from the Universities of Leeds and Bradford with clinicians from Bradford Teaching Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust. It has been made possible thanks to a £1m award from national charity The Wolfson Foundation. The Wolfson Foundation is…

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Lifestyle Urban Echo News 

How EFT Can Help You Take Back Control

This month I am pleased to introduce you to Andrea Bird, an EFT (Emotional Freedom Technique) Practitioner. EFT is also known as ‘tapping’. It was created by Gary Craig (www.emofree.com) in the 1990’s and is a simple pain free technique, often referred to as psychological acupressure. It helps to remove negative emotions, reduce food cravings, reduce or eliminate pain and implement positive goals. I first came across EFT in 1999 when I was experiencing anxiety. I had an EFT session with a friend who had trained in EFT and the…

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Arts & Entertainment Urban Echo News 

Acclaimed Bradford-raised choreographer Balbir Singh returns to the city for the first time in a decade

Having grown up amongst the many rich cultures of Manningham in Bradford, Balbir Singh left the city to study at Northern School of Contemporary Dance before forging an internationally renowned career creating work that fuses traditional south Asian art and contemporary dance and music. The company is renowned for its ability to engage audiences who have little or no previous experience of the performing arts. This double bill is a perfect introduction to dance and the ideal alternative Christmas night out! On Saturday 16th December Kala Sangam is delighted to…

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Lifestyle Urban Echo News 

Food Intolerance Testing with Zenith Clinic

One of the most popular of the many tests that we carry out in our clinic is food intolerance testing. Many people visit us with ailments like eczema, asthma, arthritis, migraines, IBS (irritable bowel syndrome) etc. They have tried everything on the market but have found no lasting relief. Most commonly, they have heard from one of our previous patients who had a similar ailment and benefited from our food intolerance test. And they want to try it also. They book an appointment and attend the clinic. The aim of…

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HR & Employment Law advice

by Jabeen Tahir, HR Consultant England has eight permanent bank holidays per year: New Year’s Day, Good Friday, Easter Monday, May Day, Spring Bank Holiday, Late Summer, Christmas Day and Boxing Day. But how much do you as an employer or employee know about employment law concerning bank holidays? With the Christmas holiday season upon us, here is a useful guide. Employers can insist that their staff take time off at certain times An employer can give notice to a worker to take statutory holiday on specified dates. Such notice must be at least twice the…

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Can Surinder Singh help you bring your spouse over?

  By Sidraa Razaq, Shire Solicitors When a client visits our offices wanting advice on a UK spouse visa, we often find ourselves providing advice on an area known as the “Surinder Singh route”. You may be wondering who Surinder Singh is. Mr Singh was an Indian citizen who alongside his British wife worked in Germany for a number of years. When they later divorced, it was decided by the Home Office that he was to be removed from the country. Mr Singh appealed this decision. On appeal it was…

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Sport Urban Echo News 

CHEEMA OVERCOMES TOUGHEST FIGHT

Rising MMA star Furqan ‘The Lion’ Cheema is making quite a name for himself. The Dewsbury born fighter overcame one of his toughest fights last month at Bradford’s Cedar Court Hotel. Pitted against the durable and tough Polish opponent Daniel Kluzinski, Cheema won by a unanimous decision. But it didn’t go all his way. At a packed venue in Bradford, Cheema entered the ring looking focused and he dictated the first round with his pristine jab often confusing his opponent. Confident and focused, it appeared that Cheema would pick his…

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