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Repeat fly-tipper in court

A persistent fly-tipper was caught on camera using a van which was later crushed by Bradford Council. The Ford Transit van was linked to multiple fly-tipping offences across the district and it was seized after being spotted on a grass verge in Lynfield Drive, Heaton. Imran David Bahm and another person were filmed using the van to fly-tip in 2016 but he was not identified and brought to justice until this week. The other man has not been caught. At Huddersfield Magistrates’ Court, (Wed, 14 Feb) Mr Bham, 31, of…

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Building a Strong Workforce: The Importance of Diversity

In this age of increasing connectivity, businesses have the ability reach out to an entire world of ideas- but do they really need to? When reaching outwards for ideas, businesses can often fall into the trap of forgetting to look inwards, to their own workforce. If you believe in your own success, ability and methods, it can be difficult not to look to hire staff who are similar to yourself when looking to expand your workforce. Although there is merit to this approach, here are a few ways which in…

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Purchasing your dream house: Part 2

Continuing on from last month’s article, you are probably wondering what is next! Well the next stage is Completion… our favourite part! So what should you consider at the completion stage? You should consider suitable dates for completion. You will need to have more than one in mind as if there is a long chain it may be difficult for everyone to agree on a mutually acceptable date. A period of one week between exchange and completion is suggested to eliminate the risk of you breaching your contract by being…

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Fire and Fury: Inside the Trump White House

The book was scheduled to be released on January 9 but its release was brought forward four days earlier by the publisher due to “unprecedented demand”. The US President Donald Trump sought to prevent publisher Henry Holt & Co from releasing the book. Thus, the legal threat prompted shooting the book to the top of best sellers’ list worldwide. The book has jolted Donald Trump and tumulted the world at large. It’s full of explosive claims about the Trump White House. The book, as claimed by the author, is based…

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Harrowing stories by Rohingya refugees in Bangladesh

By Ibrar Hussain I have returned with the Save the Mothers Trust (SMT) team from our aid trip to Cox’s Bazaar, Bangladesh where food aid was distributed to the Rohingya Refugees. The team of 5 included myself, Mohammad Shahid, SokatAli Huseinbhai, Fatema Huseinbhai and Qasim Hussain. 3 flights and some 26 hours later, we finally reached Cox’s Bazaar. Cox’s Bazaar houses some 29 refugee camps of varying sizes. One of the biggest camps visited had around 100,000 refugees living there. Some camps were well maintained with good sanitation whilst others…

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Explaining the difference between defamation and malicious falsehood

by Luke Patel, Partner, Commercial Dispute Resolution Team LPatel@LawBlacks.com, 0113 227 9316, Twitter – @LukeLawBlacks If someone makes a false statement about an individual or company then that statement could either be defamatory or a malicious falsehood either of which could lead to a claim for damages and/or an injunction against the wrongdoer. But what is the difference between defamation and malicious falsehood? Defamation A statement is defamatory if it tends to lower a person in the estimation of right-thinking members of society generally. If the statement is in a…

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Man Left in Critical Condition Following Assault on Godwin Street, Bradford

Detectives are appealing for witnesses after a man was assaulted in Bradford city centre in the early hours of Sunday, 28 January leaving him in a critical condition in hospital.   The assault occurred near the Bentley’s bar on Godwin Street between 1.30am and 2.15am. It is understood that the victim, a 35-year-old man, intervened in a dispute in the street between two groups before being assaulted himself.   He was taken to hospital by ambulance where he is being treated for a serious head injury.   Detective Inspector Matt…

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“47% of children in Bradford West are living in poverty”

The figures today that have been released by the End-Child poverty report are sadly not a surprise to most who have seen the government make cut after cut to local services. The report shows that 47% of children within in Bradford West are living in poverty. We are the 8th highest in the entire country and poverty has increased by over 10 percent in the last 2 years alone. The rate of increase is the third highest in the country and we must ask how long can they let this…

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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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