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Bradford to lead high tech health start-ups

A new Bradford-based enterprise support programme is set to attract and develop innovative health and social technology companies in the region thanks to funding from Bradford Council and the European Regional Development Fund. The Northern MAX (short for Northern Market Access Accelerator) is an intensive development programme designed to unlock regional potential by providing innovative start-ups with the latest technological advice, product development and business modelling support. The programme was launched at the Smart Cities World Congress, a world-leading innovation conference in Barcelona this week, putting Bradford firmly on the…

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Bradford backs the White Ribbon campaign

Bradford Council is backing a global campaign to end male violence against women. The council is aiming to become a White Ribbon accredited Local Authority and is working with local businesses and organisations to make Bradford a ‘White Ribbon District’. Bradford will be marking international White Ribbon Day on November 25, encouraging men and boys to pledge that they will “never commit, condone or remain silent about male violence towards women.” The Council will become a White Ribbon accredited Local Authority at an event on December 5 and has organised…

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Iconic Indian violinist on his way to Bradford

India’s violin icon, Dr L. Subramaniam will be performing live at the Pictureville Cinema with Picturehouse at National Science and Media Museum on Saturday 25th November. A former childhood prodigy, Dr L. Subramaniam has produced and performed on close to two hundred recordings, collaborating with some of the greatest names in both Indian and Western music including Yehudi Menuhin, Stevie Wonder and Herbie Hancock. The founder/director of the Lakshminarayana Global Music Festival, the biggest global music festival in India, he has composed music for classical orchestras, ballets and award-winning feature…

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Bradford BID appoints PR partners

The Bradford BID Development Group, which was set up to investigate the possible creation of a Business Improvement District for the city centre, has appointed a local company to handle its Public Relations. Bradford-based Yorkshire Media Partners Ltd, led by the former editor of the Telegraph & Argus, Perry Austin-Clarke, will officially take up its contract in the New Year. Chair of the BID Development Group, Ian Ward, who is also general manager of the Broadway Shopping Centre, said: “The tender for this contract provoked a very high level of…

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Catalonia: Destination Independence

It is the people and not the geographical boundaries of any geographical entity that are sacred. People have a right to change the geographical delimitations of a state in which they live, depending upon their social, political and economic requirements at any given period of time. The concept of statehood is bound with the concept of population. People create states and states never grow from nowhere. Global history gives evidence in support of this assertion. Catalans, a nation of 7,522,596 (2016), are the most dynamic people; they have a long…

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When the Police get it wrong!

by Sarah Khan-Bashir MBE, Shire Solicitors Police Forces have a wide range of powers to stop, detain and investigate. However the police don’t always get it right and can sometimes use these powers incorrectly. It is possible to bring the police to account for their actions in different ways. This can be by way of a formal complaint or even suing the police for compensation. The police can be sued for wrongful arrest, false imprisonment, assault and malicious prosecution. A police officer can only arrest you if they reasonably believe…

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Beware Of Using Work Computers For Personal Matters

by Luke Patel, Partner, Commercial Dispute Resolution Team LPatel@LawBlacks.com, 0113 227 9316, @LukeLawBlacks The perils of using your work computer for personal matters was recently highlighted in the High Court case of Simpkin v The Berkeley Group Holdings PLC. In that case the Mr Simpkin was the Finance Director of The Berkeley Group. Berkeley terminated his employment, removed him as a director and decided that he would not be treated as a “good leaver”. As a result Mr Simpkin would not receive the substantial financial benefits of a long term…

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Hip Hop Artist using music to get people talking about mental health and suicide prevention

A musician from York with Radio Plays on BBC Radio 1 and 1Xtra ‘Kritikal Powers’ has joined forces with Golden Firs, a singer song writer who has supported the likes of James Bay and Emeli Sandé, to create a powerful song with a positive message that ‘it is ok to speak about mental health’. The song will be available to buy on all online platforms including iTunes and Apple Music to raise money in aid of national UK charity PAPYRUS that exists to give young people hope and to prevent…

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Festive cheer as thousands show up for star performances

The Broadway Shopping Centre helped to kick off the holiday season in Bradford this weekend, as some famous faces drew in thousands for its official Festive Launch. The Broadway was packed with crowds of people cheering on reigning X Factor champion Matt Terry as he performed alongside fellow former X Factor contestant Christian Burrows and Fame Academy favourite Lemar. Matt and Christian had the enviable task of officially switching on the Centre’s lights Christian Burrows got the crowd going with three of his own songs, before soul artist Lemar launched…

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Your Guide to Zero Hour Contracts

What is a zero hour contract? Should I agree to a zero hour contract? How will it benefit me? These are all questions you may want to know before signing up to a contract of this type. Many agree to work under zero hour contracts without knowledge of what they actually are and the possible implications they may have on their employment. Why do we have zero hour contracts? Employers use these to meet demand depending on how busy they are, although it is speculated that the real reason is…

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