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“We can’t let the Tories turn back the clock… The Great Repeal Bill is not about Brexit, it is about power”

The bill before parliament today is not solely about Brexit. The Labour Party respects the result of the referendum and that our relationship with Europe will fundamentally change. The vote tonight is not about whether we ‘remain’ or ‘leave’ but whether Members of Parliament or a tiny Tory elite have the final say. The Great Repeal Bill is nothing more than a cynical power grab by a Tory Government without an overall majority. This will give unchecked and almost unlimited power to a tiny group of Tory ministers. A concentration of…

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Police Warning Over Spate Of ‘Car Bump’ Thefts

Police are warning drivers to be on their guard following a spate of thefts and robberies where elderly woman have been targeted at the wheel.  Over the past few weeks, a number of incidents have been reported in Leeds, Bradford and Kirklees. In the majority of cases the suspects have followed the victim in their car and bumped them at low speed with their vehicle. When both cars stop, they tell the victim their brake lights are not working and get them to leave their car to check. While the…

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Bradford College to hold open evening

Bradford College will hold an open evening on Thursday, May 26, to showcase the options open to 16 to 18 year olds including school leavers. The Next Steps Open Evening runs from 5.30pm to 7.30pm in the College’s David Hockney Building on Great Horton Road. Careers advisors will be on hand to give guidance on what you can study and staff from the Student Services Team will be around to explain what financial support might be available, such as bus passes. Details of the free summer activities the College will…

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Thousands attend show-stopping Christmas lights switch-on

Stars from the world of sport, stage and screen helped a crowd of thousands get into the festive spirit at tonight’s spectacular Leeds Christmas lights switch-on. Around 15,000 people packed into Victoria Gardens for a memorable show, with Leeds Rhinos hero Danny McGuire given the honour of officially switching on one of the UK’s largest displays of city centre festive illuminations. Danny, who was man of the match when the Rhinos secured an historic treble at Old Trafford last month, said: “It was a great honour to switch on the…

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The Simon and Garfunkel Story 50th Anniversary Celebration

Bradford – Following its West End success at London’s Leicester Square Theatre, The Simon and Garfunkel Story makes a welcome return to St George’s Hall in Bradford this November. Currently one of the biggest and most successful touring theatre shows celebrating the lives and career of Folk/Rock sensation Simon and Garfunkel, The Simon and Garfunkel Story features seasoned West End, award-winning leading man Dean Elliott (Buddy Holly in ‘Buddy – The Musical’). Together with a full cast of talented actor – musicians, this fantastic show takes the audience on a…

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Microchipping keeps dog owners on right side of new law

Dog owners were able to take advantage of free microchipping with council dog wardens and The Dogs Trust today. The service was being offered in Garforth ahead of microchipping for all dogs becoming compulsory in 2016. Between 10am and 2pm at Barley Hill Recreation Ground 60 dogs were microchipped, increasing their chances of being reunited with their pet should they be lost or stolen. Another four people updated details on their dog’s microchip and wardens were able to give two people free dog neutering vouchers. According to dog warden Gavin Jarrett,…

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Labour candidate calls for a clean campaign, following bullying claims

Bradford – Responding to accusations and smears being put about by George Galloway and Respect, Labour candidate, Mohammed Amran, called for all parties to run a clean campaign. Mohammed Amran said: “I can categorically deny that I, or any member of my team have been involved in any bullying or intimidation of any other party’s candidates” “If the Respect candidate has concerns, she is absolutely right to contact the Police, as I did when I received repeated abusive phone calls recently. There should be no place for such behaviour in…

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Manchester residents among the most active in England

New figures have revealed that Manchester resident’s are some of the most active in the country and that year on year more people are regularly taking part in sport across the city. The findings come from Sport England’s national Active People Survey, the largest sports and recreation survey of its kind ever carried out in Europe. The Active People Survey has shown that 43.4 per cent of Manchester residents take part in at least 30 minutes of sport or active recreation per week – well above the national average of…

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Kirklees Council reach final in National ‘GO’ Awards – shortlisted for Carers Count

Kirklees Council have achieved finalist status in the GO Small Business / Third Sector Engagement Initiative of the Year Award. The awards recognise excellence in buying and providing public services and the Council’s Commissioning and Health Partnerships team won finalist status due to the innovative way it worked with the Third Sector when commissioning Carers Count and the success Carers Count has achieved supporting unpaid carers. Carers Count gives help and support to adults in Kirklees who give time and energy, without being paid, to look after an adult family…

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Reach for the Stars at Eureka!

Ever wondered what it’s like to live and work in outer space? Blast off to Halifax this February half term to join the crew of Space Station Eureka! as the family attraction gets ready for a week of space exploration as part of their Reach for the Stars event running from 14 to 22 February 2015. To make the event even more of a blast, visitors arriving after 2pm on weekdays (Monday 16 – Friday 20 February) will receive 15% off the price of admission, with opening hours extended ‘til…

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