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Three Men Jailed Over ‘Asian Gold’ Burglaries In Leeds

Three men have been jailed as a result of an investigation into ‘Asian gold’ burglaries in Leeds. Detectives from Leeds District Crime Team charged the men as part of an investigation into a series of offences where homes appeared to have been specifically targeted for high value gold jewellery. These included a burglary at Sunny Bank Lane, Thornbury, and a further offence at Chatsworth Road, Pudsey, both on July 5. Witnesses to the second incident contacted the police and the three men were arrested following a pursuit by officers with…

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Bradford district wins £2.7m boost for local growth and culture

Bradford district is to benefit from a series of large-scale, innovative projects designed to increase economic growth and culture thanks to Bradford Council’s successful bid for £2.7m in funding from the Leeds City Region Partnership. Three projects – one boosting recruitment and skills in health and social care, another improving employment opportunities in two of the district’s most deprived areas, and a third supporting the cultural sector to increase activity, skills and infrastructure, will share £2.2m. A fourth, designed to develop film and television skills across the Leeds City Region,…

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Child Contact – Don’t Blame the Parents

by Javaid Iqbal, Family Law Consultant, Shire Solicitors 01274 727373 From time to time everyone has domestic problems and unfortunately these may lead to separation or divorce. The Courts first position is that it does not like to interfere in the lives of parents and children. The Courts primary position is to safeguard the welfare of the child. That is paramount. The legal position in regards to contact is that every child has the right to have contact with their parent providing it is safe to do so. The Children…

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£3.6million awarded to Victim Support

July flew by and we’ve had unprecedented weather and a great World Cup run, however both of these things added up to create an extremely busy time for West Yorkshire Police with calls for service to both the emergency 999 and the non-emergency 101 numbers being at record levels. I would like to start off my monthly round up by quickly highlighting some the innovative online contact methods you may find useful, and also help to reduce demand on the telephone service, such as the live chat facility for quick…

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Five Alternatives to a Pension

The road to a financially secure future is different for everyone, and there are now many options for savers to choose from. For most people, saving for retirement means contributing as much as possible to a pension. A pension you build from earnings has a number of very important advantages that could make your savings grow more rapidly than might otherwise be the case. With the average retirement now set to last at least two decades, savers need to make full use of all the tax allowances and exemptions available…

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How to grow and utilise your business’ online presence

Almost every business you can think of in this day and age has some form of online presence. Many will simply have a small website or a facebook page, others will have interactive smartphone apps and online stores. But which is right for your business? And is the investment really worth it? Social Media In the UK, 66% of the population are active social media users, your business cannot afford to be missing out on reaching this audience. Of course, the largest benefit to using social media is that for…

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Brexit Mired Stalemate Leaves Conservatives a House Divided

David Davis, the Brexit secretary resigned from Mrs May’s cabinet stating, “I won’t sell out my country”. He was followed by Boris Johnson, the foreign secretary. Steve Baker and Suella Braveman have also quit the government. Before the resignations it was understood a leadership challenge against Theresa May was imminent with letters calling for no-confidence vote piling up. Letters are said to have been lodged with Graham Brady, Chairman of the influential 1922 Committee. Mr Davis was praised by Tory MPs including Jacob Rees-Mogg, who said he would oppose Mrs…

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Bradford Hospitals looking for chaplaincy volunteers

Hello…how are you today?” Small words that can make a big difference to a patient’s day Small words can make a big difference to hospital in-patients and that’s why a campaign has been launched to support Bradford Teaching Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust. The Trust’s Chaplaincy Service is looking to recruit more volunteers to cater for people’s spiritual needs during their hospital stay. Volunteers from all religions – as well as those from none – are being sought to help bring a listening ear and a kind word into the lives…

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Facebook issued record fine

by Tate Chakrabarty, Associate Solicitor, Corporate and Commercial Team TChakrabarty@LawBlacks.com, 0113 227 9260 The Information Commissioner’s Office (“ICO”) has announced that Facebook is to be fined £500,000 for its part in the Cambridge Analytica scandal. The ICO concluded that Facebook failed to safeguard its users’ information and be transparent about how such data was harvested by others. The Information Commissioner Elizabeth Denham said: “Facebook has failed to provide the kind of protections they are required to under the Data Protection Act…Fines and prosecutions punish the bad actors, but my real…

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Victims of an Ideology

by Maryam Anser Muslims have long been subject to victimisation whether we acknowledge it or not, we are victims of an ideology that does not belong to us – causing terror and killing in the name of religion. It is an ideology existing in all religions, yet Muslims find themselves routinely slurred and defamed for being Muslim. Whilst the concept of ‘Islamophobia’ is becoming ingrained deeper into western culture, and becoming a daily problem for many Muslims, it is especially problematic for Muslim women living in the west. It only…

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