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Bradford’s Iconic Places of Worship Tour

Four major faith establishments opened their doors to the public as part of Bradford’s Iconic Places of Worship Tour (Thursday 25 July 2019). The annual event, organised by the Bradford Council’s Community Co-ordinator, Rifaqat Ali, enables people from different backgrounds, faiths, no-faith, gender and age to visit different places of worship and listen to speakers explaining the main beliefs of each religion. This year’s tour by open top bus was attended by Bradford Lord Mayor Coun Doreen Lee and 70 people from across the Bradford and Calderdale districts. Also taking…

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Bradford man travels to East Pakistan to help the needy in sweltering heat

Tharpakar, East Pakistan is home to 1.5 million people across 2,300 villages and urban settlements. The people that live in this desert are what the UN consider to be one of the most stringent places to live on earth. Poverty, population growth, a lack of clean drinking water, unemployment, and high illiteracy rates trouble this region. Lack of food, early marriages, and apparent governmental neglect, locals are left with very little hope, making them the forgotten people of Pakistan. Prime Minister Imran Khan has recently been to the Sindh District…

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Bradford Community Heroes Rewarded

Two youngsters who began their own litter picking campaign in Shipley have been rewarded with a trip to City Hall to receive Certificates of Thanks from the Deputy Lord Mayor, Cllr Shabir Hussain and Council Leader Cllr Susan Hinchcliffe. Rebecca Warren, 11, and Layla May, 8, along with their mums and Rebecca’s brother Marshall, 10, were also given a tour of the historic civic building after tea and cakes in the Lord Mayor’s Rooms. The girls began their initiative three months ago after being upset to witness people dropping litter…

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Nell Bank hosts its summer family adventure day

Nell Bank Outdoor Learning Centre is inviting members of the public to its Summer Family Adventure day. Since 1977, Nell Bank has supported children of all ages and abilities – providing outdoor learning experiences and residential trips for children, their families and friends, from all walks of life. The Family Adventure Day offers a fantastic day of entertainment suitable for all the family, with three adventure trails, water play and the adventure playground. Families are invited to bring a picnic and take in the beautiful scenery of the Ilkley Moors…

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10,000 Illicit Cigarettes Seized During Multi-Agency Operation in Huddersfield

10,000 illicit cigarettes were seized during a joint operation with West Yorkshire Police and West Yorkshire Trading Standards in Huddersfield. Three councillors from Kirklees Council also joined the night operation in the town centre on Thursday 11 July with the aim to target illegal activity within both licensed and non-licensed retail shops. Cllr Andrew Cooper, Cllr Karen Allison and Cllr Susan Lee-Richards got to see first-hand the work and expertise which go into planning and conducting these types of operations. Kirklees District Police were joined by West Yorkshire Trading Standards,…

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