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Bradford councillors get their hands dirty for Charity Week

The deputy leader of Bradford council, Imran Khan and Cllrs Hassan Khan and Rizwana Jamil got their hands dirty in Bradford last Saturday as part of a community litter pick in BD3. This was part of Charity Week, a national fundraising initiative largely run by university Islamic Societies across the country, raising money for the development agency, Islamic Relief UK.  It is also an opportunity for community building. The councillors joined a team of Islamic Relief volunteers at a community litter pick in Seymour Park in BD3, an area that…

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Shipley Man Given Five Year Criminal Behaviour Order

A man from Shipley who was found guilty of vagrancy and public order offences has been served with a five-year Criminal Behaviour Order. Robin Waltham, aged 36, of Valley Road appeared at Bradford Magistrates Court on Friday, 20 July, where he was found guilty of four charges of vagrancy and a charge of public order in Shipley between 3 March and 8 April this year. Waltham has now been made subject of a five-year order which prohibits him from sitting, sleeping or loitering in public areas, using articles which may…

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Spouse Visa – The Basics

Applying for a spouse visa can be a daunting and stressful time. Everyone will tell you what to do, what documents you need and don’t need. The most important thing to remember is that each case is different and each spouse visa application is different. One of the first things we always ask our clients is whether their spouse has completed the English test. The test your spouse has to take is CEFR A1. However, there are exceptions to this requirement which may apply to your case. Your spouse will…

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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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