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Ferrari 458 Speciale A

Most hotly contested special edition The first deliveries of the Ferrari 458 Speciale A will commence in February, but we’ve got bad news if you haven’t ordered one yet: they’re all sold. In fact, the iconic Italian brand was only able to satisfy 40 per cent of demand for the $635,000 plus on-road costs convertible supercar in Australia, leading the region’s boss to label it “the most hotly contested special edition in Ferrari’s history”. The 458 Speciale A (the ‘A’ stands for ‘aperta’, which means ‘open’ in Italian) is effectively…

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Aunty Anne… I have a problem

Dear Aunty, I am 29 with three kids, two of whom have special needs and are a handful. The other is a baby. I have been with their dad for 7 years. In this time he has slept with numerous women and been living constantly with the mother of his older children. I can see most of the time that he doesn’t love me but after all this time I am finding it hard to break free and move on, thinking that if I do, I may lose my chance…

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Domestic Violence – You Are Not Alone

By Nigel Gray While at the gym other day I got talking to a guy about what I did for a living. I told him that I was a social worker who worked with children and families. He asked what it entailed and I replied that I dealt with child protection. What, he asked, were the main concerns regarding child protection? I said that one of the main areas I dealt with was domestic abuse/violence. Well, he said, it’s only drunks that get involved with that. Well no it isn’t,…

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Orwell on Writing

Do you ever find yourself sat down feeling an undeniable urge to write? You feel it pulling you, some invisible force telling you to spill the contents of your mind onto sheets of paper one after the other until you have a story. Somewhere in my searches through the internet to find some bit of inspiration I came across this quote by the wonderful George Orwell, author of the dystopian novel, 1984. “Writing a book is a horrible, exhausting struggle, like a long bout of some painful illness. One would…

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We Gonna Party Like It’s Your Birthday!

As February is just around the corner, check to see which famous person you share your birthday with. Many happy returns of the month to all you Aquarius’ and Pisces. 1 Feb – Harry Styles Member of the pop British boy band, One Direction, with Zayn Malik, Liam Payne, Louis Tomlinson, and Niall Horan. The band’s first single “What Makes You Beautiful” became one of the highest-selling singles of all-time, with over 5 million copies sold worldwide. 2 Feb – David Jason Actor who starred on British TV in the…

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David Ward MP marks Holocaust Memorial Day in Bradford

Bradford MP, David Ward, marked today’s Holocaust Memorial Day, by attending a service of remembrance at Bradford’s City Hall. Tuesday 27th January marks the 70th anniversary of the liberation of the Nazi concentration and death camp Auschwitz-Birkenau, the site of the largest mass murder in history. The service in Bradford was a very inclusive event involving members of all faith groups with community representatives from the Gypsy Roma and LGBT communities. Seventy candles will be lit across the UK to mark the occasion and this year’s theme is “Keep the…

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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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