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WEATHER ALERT: Met Office issues warnings as snow, rain and ice are predicted to hit West Yorkshire

A cold weather alert has been issued by the Met Office for our region as winds as strong as 90 mph, snow and ice are predicted to batter West Yorkshire in the coming days. Travellers are being cautioned to put off all non-essential journeys as forecasters warned that a temporary lull last night would give way to the lowest temperatures this winter so far, as more snow and icy conditions are expected. Snow is expected for much of West Yorkshire starting on Friday lasting for as long as four days…

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New Year Beauty Resolutions Worth Keeping

By Sarah Taylor January is the perfect time to overhaul your beauty routine, make a few simple changes and resolve to make 2015 your most beautiful year yet!     Detox your make-up bag Many people undertake a New Year detox to recover from the excesses of the holiday season, but when was the last time you gave your make-up bag a serious detox? I recommend taking a ruthless approach to this task so you can start the New Year with a clean beauty slate. First, go through the contents…

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Aunty Jee… I have a problem

Dear Aunty Jee,  My wife and I have been married for three years and it all started so well, but now it is turning very sour. Whenever we talk, whatever we say, even about domestic matters, if the conversation does not go in my wife’s favour, she goes to her room and stays there sulking for days, sometimes for a week, only coming out during the night to visit the loo and to eat. Simple questions such as “Shall we clean out the cupboard under the stairs” – if our views…

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Arts & Entertainment Don't Miss Hollywood More Music 

The best said things in 2014

  By Qainaat Aftab On day to day bases I love to read motivational and funny quotes just to make my day that bit brighter. My obsession with reading quotes has gotten so far that my friends have recommended me writing a quote book! Starting a new year, I thought why not look at some of the wisest and funniest things celebrities have said in 2014. First of all, we have Prince Harry talking about the news of the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge expecting another child – “I can’t…

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Appreciating Faiz Ahmed Faiz

Faiz Ahmad Faiz was an influential left-wing intellectual, revolutionary poet, and one of the most regarded poets of Urdu. He was considered four times for the Nobel Prize in poetry. His work remains influential in Pakistan literature and arts. Faiz’s literary work was posthumously publicly honoured when the Pakistan Government conferred upon him the nation’s highest civil award, Nishan-e-Imtiaz, in 1990. Urban Echo’s Ansar Javed translates one of Faiz’s most notable poems, Yaad (Memory) to fully appreciate the genius that was Faiz Ahmad Faiz. Yaad Dasht-e tanhaee main aye Jaani…

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Daniel Craig – Bond and Beyond

Tarot with Shruti Spectre, the next James Bond addition releases in November 2015, although 11 months away, Tarot has some important forecasts. The way it stands currently, Tarot suggests that despite being complete, Spectre’s release date will be delayed and quite sensibly so. Releasing in December 2015 or January 2016 seems like a better time to do so. Despite going over budget, makers will still see it do very well at the Box Office. In fact Daniel Craig will be praised for his portrayal of Bond receiving many accolades for…

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Obesity? No, you’re just fat!

OFF THE WALL… PAUL It’s fast approaching that time of year again. The time of year when we all begin to think of something bad to give up or change in the New Year. There are always a few obvious ones, smoking, drinking, losing weight, etc… Losing Weight!! Yes that’s the one, that’s the subject of this festive rant. Where do I start?? Let’s see if you have a heard a few of these before! It’s my glands… It’s in my genes… it’s my slow metabolism… I sit at a…

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Drug Dealers… Beware!

West Yorkshire Police is committed to tackling the supply of illegal drugs and has dedicated teams to target those involved in this kind of criminal activity. In Bradford, a recent undercover operation by the district’s Quartz team saw 119 street dealers jailed for a total of 364 years, and it is information from the public which helps contribute towards these kind of results. The supply of drugs at any level can have serious implications for those involved. The maximum sentence for someone convicted of supplying Class A drugs is life…

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Urban Echo – Monthly photo competition.

Each month, we want you to submit your best photographs to us based on a particular theme. We will print the winning photographs in The Urban Echo the following month and, then we will, set a new theme for the next month. Terms and conditions Here: Send your picture (please read Terms and Conditions carefully) along with a brief description, of your photo, including the camera type and lens that you used, your name, address, telephone number, the date and location of the photograph via our contact page or the…

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