Fitness Lifestyle Urban Echo News 

New aqua combat sessions launched

A new dynamic exercise session is being launched at Bradford Council’s swimming pools across the District. Aqua Combat is an innovative sport session that combines a mix of martial arts and kick-boxing  in water with uplifting music. The sessions are taking place at Shipley and Eccleshill pools on Thursdays and Richard Dunn on Fridays. Phil Barker, Bradford Council’s Assistant Director for Sport and Leisure, said: “This is a great workout that targets all the muscle groups, but without impact on the joints. It’s an excellent way to get fit whatever your…

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Crime Urban Echo News 

Centre of Excellence to provide positive pathways for young people

An innovative new centre to tackle youth crime is set to open in Bradford. Bradford Centre of Excellence: Positive Pathways for Young People is a new initiative that delivers targeted interventions about the consequences of crime. The programmes that the centre puts on are designed and presented by ex-offenders and prisoners to young people from across the Bradford District who are “at risk”. “At risk” young people include those who are vulnerable or excluded, and those who are already offending or who have fallen into problematic lifestyles. The centre’s role…

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Featured Urban Echo News 

City regeneration plan for Bradford

A five point plan to achieve a decade of regeneration and economic growth in Bradford city centre will go before a meeting of the Council’s Executive on Tuesday February 10. The Bradford City Plan sets out the outcomes the Council will pursue with its partners to create a vibrant, distinctive and attractive place where people are proud to live, set up business, study or visit. The Plan has been drafted after consultation with stakeholders including Bradford University, Bradford College, West Yorkshire METRO, Bradford Property Forum, Bradford Chamber of Commerce, Bradford…

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