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HELPING YOU GROW AND PROTECT YOUR BUSINESS

In a time of mass political and social unrest, how can businesses protect themselves from the pitfalls of an uncertain world and economy? With a snap General Election soon to be upon us, Brexit to be a reality in a matter of months and new attacks on people and infrastructures taking place each day, who in their right mind would want to own or manage a UK business? In truth, today is no better or worse than yesterday to take the plunge into the world of commerce. Though the political…

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Letting go of Procrastination

The topic for this month is Procrastination – that is the avoidance of doing a task that needs to be accomplished. Research shows that everyone procrastinates sometimes but that 20% of people chronically avoid difficult tasks and deliberately look for distractions. I chose this topic because I have experience of procrastinating. I first became aware of it when I was studying and had assignments to write. Instead of getting on with them, I would clean the house, do the ironing, any jobs to put off sitting down and getting on…

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Bradford UNESCO City of Film? I don’t think so…

When Bradford was named the world’s first City of Film in the summer of 2009, it is fair to say a few eyebrows were raised. Overcoming competition from Los Angeles, Cannes and Venice to win the UN honour, Bradford was officially recognised as UNESCO City of Film. At the time of this prestigious honour in 2009, Bradford played host to the Bradford Film Festival, Bite the Mango International Film Festival and the Bradford Animation Film Festival. Three major film festivals that were serious players in the international annual film calendar….

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Police Appealing for Information about Missing Man Tariq Rashid

Police are urgently appealing for information to trace the whereabouts of missing man.  Tariq Rashid, aged 22, was last seen in Wakefield on Wednesday 22 March at around 4:30pm. He is described as an Asian male, slim build, 6ft 2″ and with black messy medium length hair. He was wearing a black Armani jumper with large beige logo, black jogging bottoms with white Nike logo and black trainers. He has links to the Huddersfield area. Tariq may appear confused or agitated and police would advise members of the public not…

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Moving Forward: Supporting men’s mental health

This month I will share with you about Moving Forward, an organisation supporting men’s mental health, run by men, for men in Keighley, Bingley and Bradford. I was initially involved in the starting of a Moving Forward group in Mind in Bradford in 2014, where we identified that there was a gap in the provision of support, particularly for men. Since then Moving Forward has grown in strength, with more and more men accessing the support and resulting in an increase in the number of groups. What makes the Moving…

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UK’s Kahn Design debut eagerly anticipated Vengeance Volante at Geneva Motor Show

Following the successful launch of the original Vengeance at the 2016 Geneva Motor Show, this year will see Kahn Design debut a new convertible variant, the Vengeance Volante. Like its predecessor, the Vengeance Volante is built on Aston Martin’s bonded aluminium and composite VH platform, chosen for its lightweight strength and torsional resistance, and is manufactured in the UK using traditional British coachbuilding techniques. The Vengeance Volante’s sweeping streamlined curves take inspiration from classic Aston Martin designs of the late twentieth century, swapping the contoured roof of the original Vengeance…

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When should post-marriage financial dependency end?

by Paul Lancaster, Partner, Family Law Team, PLancaster@LawBlacks.com, 0113 227 9215 In a world with a greater emphasis on independence, is the law holding back on allowing divorced couples the freedom to move on and become less reliant on their former partner? This issue was raised in a recent Court of Appeal case where a former spouse was Ordered to provide maintenance payments of £1,441 to his ex-wife for life, a decade and a half after they divorced. In 2002, the ex-wife received a £230,000 lump sum plus £1,100 per…

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Calling all the single ladies!

by Qainaat Aftab It’s February and it’s the infamous month of Valentine’s Day. Every year we see the capitalist notion where hundreds of red hearted balloons and red roses fill up the shop shelves. Valentine’s Day is nothing but a capitalist con and another way to make singletons feel left out. I find it odd how some of my friends get so caught up on the idea of being alone on Valentine’s Day. In reality, it’s just another day. But listening to their conversation, I couldn’t help but find their…

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“You know you’re lying, and I know you’re lying, but…”

By Adrian Czajkowski, Legal Executive, Commercial Dispute Resolution Team ACzajkowski@LawBlacks.com, 0113 227 9296 Misrepresentation is a complex area of law, but in its simplest form it relates to one party inducing another to enter into an agreement by making false claims. As a familiar example, if you buy a car from a garage that claims the vehicle has been fully checked over and is in perfect working order, you can seek to return the vehicle and get a refund on the basis of misrepresentation if the car breaks down two…

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Bradford children reveal most popular toys in time for Christmas

As the people of Bradford begin planning for Christmas, a group of very helpful children have given festive shoppers a hand by testing out the toys tipped to be top of Christmas lists this year. The Secret Test Workshop arrived in The Broadway for one day, and Santa’s helpers invited children to give their verdict on a selection of popular gadgets and gizmos in advance of the Christmas shopping season.  From 11.30am until 5pm, the kids worked hard to find out which toys other children would have the most fun…

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