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Murder Investigation Launched in Bradford

A second man has been arrested on suspicion of murder as part of an ongoing investigation in Bradford. Specialist teams including the Police Underwater Search Unit have been searching a number of locations in the Denholme area including, Doe Park Water Activities Park, as part of the inquiry. Detectives are now linking the murder investigation to reported missing person 29-year-old Tyron Charles from Denholme. Mr Charles was last seen on the afternoon of Wednesday September 6 and reported missing by his family. Officers have been proactively investigating Mr Charles’ disappearance…

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Future Labour candidates suspended for backing rival candidate in Bradford West during General Election

Bradford West never fails to entertain me. In a turn of events, the Labour Party has expelled three of its members for supporting Independent candidate Salma Yaqoob ahead of Labour’s Naz Shah in this year’s General Election. But is this a surprise? Absolutely not! The three expelled members are former Bradford councillor Faisal Khan, Abad Hussain and Adil Hussain (also known as Adil Shaan). In documents leaked to the Telegraph & Argus, the three identical letters from Labour headquarters read: “It has been brought to our attention with supporting evidence…

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Arts & Entertainment Urban Echo News 

Spectacular mini festival to Illuminate Bradford

Bradford Council is to stage several world class acts as part of its Illuminate Bradford mini festival in October. The free event promises three days of spectacular outdoor evening entertainment including large scale multimedia performances, interactive light installations and colourful street theatre. Cutting edge 3D projection specialists, the Colour Project will tell the fascinating story of Bradford’s incredibly rich and fascinating history through a high tech light, movement and sound show. The Luminariun, which has been created specifically for Bradford, will be cleverly beamed into the front of Bradford City…

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Husband and Wife who Admitted Fraud Offences Ordered to Pay Back Almost £600,000

A husband and wife who admitted fraud and money laundering offences against the Leeds and York Partnership Trust and NHS England have been stripped of assets totalling almost £600,000. Neil Wood, 42, and Lisa Wood, 41, appeared at Leeds Crown Court yesterday (Monday, 11 September) where a confiscation order was made for £598,720. The confiscated funds will all be returned to the NHS as compensation. To meet the order, the couple will have to sell a property in Meanwood worth £1/2million and pay in excess of £332,000 from frozen bank…

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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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Bradford Live secures major operator for the Odeon

Bradford Live has today announced that NEC Group International (NECGI), part of Birmingham’s NEC Group, has been chosen as the operating partner for the Bradford Odeon. The NEC Group, which runs the UK’s largest conference and exhibition centre and two of the country’s busiest arenas, will take a 30-year lease on the building and invest £2m towards the conversion costs.  The transformed Odeon is expected to open in 2020. NECGI harnesses the Group’s expertise in managing world-class venues, and with over 40 years’ experience in the exhibition, meetings and live…

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Trust says farewell to Shirley after nearly six decades

Elvis Presley, The Shadows and Roy Orbison were topping the music charts, Mary Quant and Twiggy were fashion icons and the NHS was in its infancy when Shirley Hannan began her career in the ‘Swinging Sixties.’ Now, 57 years later, colleagues have said farewell to Shirley who has retired as one of the longest-serving members of staff at Bradford Teaching Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust. A special presentation was made to the 72-year-old on her final day as assistant general manager for non-clinical support services, based at St Luke’s Hospital. Shirley,…

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Featured Urban Echo News 

Scholemoor Beacon: Supporting local people in South Bradford

Scholemoor Beacon is a small charity supporting local people in South Bradford. The organisation helps to serve the community on the Scholemoor estate and surrounding areas of Lidget Green, Great Horton and Clayton. Founded twelve years ago by local people living on the Scholemoor estate, the group has gone from strength to strength, it was the driving force behind the regeneration of the former Scholemoor sports stadium, the group now offers daily activities and services to local people. Based at Scholemoor Community Centre at Dracup Avenue, the organisation manages a…

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City Café: A Hidden Gem in Bradford

Bradford has always delivered when it comes to the eclectic mix of eateries situated around the city. A favourite location for many food fans is the now the city centre. Since the opening of the Broadway Shopping Centre and the fantastic success of City Park, Bradford city centre is slowly but gradually becoming a popular destination for shoppers. Hidden gems are usually hard to find and we were lucky to come across a small café tucked in at the back of the Kirkgate Centre. Opting for very late breakfast, we…

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Public Thanked As Keighley EDL Demonstration Passes Without Incident

West Yorkshire Police and Bradford District Council have thanked the people of Keighley for their patience and support after a demonstration by the English Defence League (EDL) passed off without incident. Supporters of the group were escorted by police from the town’s railway station through the town centre to Church Green (pictured after the event), where they assembled for speeches before returning to the station to depart. A number of people attended a counter demonstration in Rectory Road. Four EDL supporters were arrested for minor public order offences. Neighbourhood officers,…

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