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Bradford’s diversity and cohesion service to receive national award

Bradford Council’s diversity and cohesion service is to be recognised nationally for its work in promoting safeguarding and community cohesion within the district’s supplementary schools. The prestigious national quality mark will be awarded at a ceremony in the House of Commons on Wednesday, 7 February. The event will be hosted by the National Resource Centre for Supplementary Schools and Bradford West MP, Naz Shah. It will be attended by local and national supplementary schools as well as educationalists, politicians and dignitaries. Supplementary schools are community based initiatives that provide additional educational…

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Web attacks, computer hacking and cyber security to be discussed at Leeds event

Leeds Beckett University is set to play an integral role in a sell-out conference in the city, which aims to shine a spotlight on web attacks, computer hacking and cyber security. This is the first year Leeds will host the BSides conference – the first dedicated conference for cyber security experts – and students from the School of Computing, Creative Technologies and Engineering and from the university’s Ethical Hacking Society are helping to organise and run the event on the day. Held at Leeds Beckett’s Cloth Hall Court in the…

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Fascinating objects found during St George’s Hall refurbishment

Some fascinating objects have been found during the refurbishment of St George’s Hall in Bradford. Workers carrying out the £8.5 million refurbishment of the Grade II listed building have found several interesting objects tucked away including a handbill from 1871 promoting a programme of Saturday Night Entertainment, which was printed by J Clegg Printer by Steam Power, Infirmary Street, Bradford. The programme for the evening included Madam Tonnelier performing songs in character from the Grand Duchess, as well as a line-up of music and sketches including Irish and Scottish songs…

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Tourism now worth £656m to Bradford district, new report shows

A new report into tourism in the Bradford district shows an overall increase in year-on-year spending, which has been driven by an increase in day trips and visits from overseas tourists. The industry is now worth an estimated £656 million a year to the district’s economy and supports over 13,500 jobs. The figures show that the total spending by visitors is up by 10% and the number of tourism jobs has also increased by 4% from 2015. An estimated 2.25million visitor nights were spent in the district in 2016 as…

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Appeal Over Sikh Woman’s 1985 Disappearance, Leeds

Detectives investigating the disappearance of a Sikh woman who lived in Leeds in the 1980s are appealing for information following the arrest of two people on suspicion of her murder. Officers from West Yorkshire Police Homicide and Major Enquiry Team arrested a 75-year-old man on suspicion of the murder of Harbans Kaur Lally and arrested a 74-year-old woman on suspicion of conspiracy to murder when they searched an address in Gravesend, Kent, on Monday (8/1). Harbans Kaur Lally A 53-year-old man was also arrested on the same day from an…

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Fake News: How can the government ensure that the truth wins out?

The concept of “fake news” came to the forefront of public consciousness during the 2016 US Presidential Election campaign and in particular the rise of Donald Trump. Its profile has risen exponentially to the extent that the term “fake news” was awarded Word of the Year 2017 by Collins English Dictionary, and barely a day goes past without the phrase being used in new coverage. A key question for the UK government is whether more should be done to tackle this very 21st century issue due to the clear shift…

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Pensioner Jailed for 12 Years After being Convicted of Historic Rape Offence More Than 40 Years Ago

A pensioner has been jailed for 12 years after being convicted of a rape he committed more than 40 years ago. West Yorkshire Police welcomed the long sentence imposed upon Kevin Hazelwood following his conviction at Leeds Crown Court of offences of kidnap and rape committed in Leeds in November 1976 against a then 14- year-old girl. Kevin Hazelwood, 73, was given a total sentence of 12 years imprisonment after pleading guilty to the historic rape at Leeds Crown Court. Cold case detectives reviewed files and exhibits the unsolved case…

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How to manage your finances

By RMJ Wealth Management Financial Services are complicated and nobody teaches us about it at school but with the right advice it does not have to be, enabling you to have the financial future you deserve. Welcome to the first monthly financial article within the Urban Echo which will try to make practical sense of the world of financial advice by bringing content which is simple to understand. This is brought to you by RMJ Wealth Management, experienced Financial Advisers & Wealth Managers with over 50 years’ within the financial…

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Saving pounds with SaveCo Cash & Carry

Bradford is renowned for many success stories when it comes to business. One such story is that of SaveCo Cash & Carry. The family run business, situated on Thornbury Road in Bradford, started in 2005 and is today regarded as one of the most popular Asian supermarkets in West Yorkshire. Now open to the general public, SaveCo is big, bright, sparkly, clean and airy, bringing you the finest continental foods. Their family friendly-run business is in the heart of Bradford 3. If you want to cook ethnic food and there’s…

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LOOKING BACK AT 2017

In Britain, the year 2017 was dominated by the after effects of the Referendum on future membership of this country in the EU that took place a year earlier and that resulted in the packing up of former Prime Minister David Cameron and catapulting Theresa May to the topmost position of British administration. Though her assertion “Brexit means Brexit” resonated until she announced the snap elections; the results of these elections made her eat the humble pie; she remains in power but is cut off with that political power and…

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