Wanted in Bradford

The identities of those shown are sought in connection with enquiries into the described alleged offences. Images may be of either potential suspects or witnesses. Members of the public should not approach anyone who they believe to be displayed in the images but should contact Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111 and give the identity of the person shown, quoting the reference number accompanying the picture. Crime Type: Make off Without Payment Offence Date: 13/07/2019 Photo reference: BD2890 Area: Bradford   Crime Type: Theft Offence Date: 21/06/2019 Photo reference: BD2889 Area:…

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Centenary of Peace Day to be celebrated in Bradford

The centenary of Peace Day will be celebrated at a free event at Bradford Industrial Museum on Sunday 21 July between 10am and 4pm. Although hostilities ended on 11 November 1918 with the Armistice, World War One didn’t officially end until the Treaty of Versailles was signed in June 1919. Peace was celebrated on 19 July 1919 with a Victory Parade in London as the main event with other events across the country. 100 years on from the original Peace Day a celebration event will be held at the Bradford…

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Bradford gearing up to host two races in the 2019 UCI Road World Championships

UCI Road World Championship roadshows in the district   Bradford is gearing up to host two races in the 2019 UCI Road World Championships in September and residents and businesses across the district will be able to find out all they need to know about this prestigious cycling event at two roadshows. The roadshows – both of which are free of charge – are delivered by event organisers Yorkshire 2019 in partnership with Bradford Council and are the perfect way to learn all about the Championships, and how residents, businesses and…

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Local groups have their say on projects to bring communities together

Local groups and communities in Bradford will get to have their say on how money will be spent to bring communities together. The Stronger Communities Partnership Board invited local groups to come forward with  innovative ideas to help improve integration outcomes with its new Innovation Fund. The Innovation Fund is about stimulating new thinking, building new partnerships and testing innovative approaches. On Wednesday, 17 July the event ‘You Decide’ will allocate the first round of funding from the Innovation Fund.  All applications that have met the criteria will be asked…

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Six Bradford parks recognised as some of the best in the country

Six Bradford Council parks have been recognised as some of the best in the country. Peel Park, Undercliffe; Harold Park, Low Moor; Lister Park, Manningham; Roberts Park, Saltaire; Central Park, Haworth and Cliffe Castle, Keighley, have all retained their prestigious Green Flag Award. The Green Flag Award scheme is run by the environmental charity Keep Britain Tidy, on behalf of the Ministry of Housing, Communities and Local Government and is the benchmark national standard for parks and green spaces in the UK. Cliffe Castle Park has also been awarded Green Heritage Site…

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Celebrating Bradford’s Cricket World Cup winners

With two Bradfordians in the winning 11, the Bradford district can be very proud of their remarkable achievement. Adil Rashid and Jonny Bairstow were both born in Bradford and are well remembered around the district. Adil Rashid has a cricket academy which supports local cricketing talent. The Adil Rashid Cricket Academy, run by Adil’s brother Amar Rashid, is based in Bradford and trains young players, many of whom have broken into Yorkshire teams. Jonny Bairstow comes from a family of Bradford-born cricketing heroes. His father, the late David Bairstow, captained…

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Ongoing Surge to Tackle Serious and Violent Crime

An ongoing surge to tackle serious and violent crime has seen more than 400 arrests across West Yorkshire. Operation Jemlock has been running since April after Temporary Chief Constable John Robins, QPM met the Home Secretary the previous month. Police forces including West Yorkshire were given greater stop and search powers to tackle the threat of knife crime as well as additional funding. West Yorkshire received £4.02m #OpJemlock involves officers carrying out proactive, high visibility patrols in key crime areas. Teams have also carried out reactive work according to demand…

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Teenager Jailed For Life Over Murder Of 17-Year-Old Jamie Brown

A 17-year-old boy has been jailed for life for the murder of a teenager at a Hallowe’en party in Ovenden last year. Michael Thompson, from Huddersfield, stabbed 17-year-old Jamie Brown, from Halifax, on East Park Road on 27 October after a disturbance broke out outside the party. A group, including Thompson, tried to get into the party when an argument started between them and Jamie and his friends, who were already inside. Some of the group were in possession of knives and hammers. It is believed individuals from the two groups had…

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Four Men Jailed for Drugs Conspiracy

An operation by the Bradford District Organised Crime Team to disrupt the supply of drugs has resulted in four men receiving prison sentences totalling more than 27 years. The last defendant to be sentenced, 37-year-old Paul Benedette of Townfield in Wilsden, appeared at Bradford Crown Court yesterday (Wednesday) where he was jailed for two years and three months after pleading guilty to conspiracy to produce cannabis. The operation began in November 2016, a short time after police stopped a vehicle in Burnham Avenue in Bradford, where evidence was found of…

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Bradford Part of New Research Fund to Tackle Biggest Healthcare Challenges of This Generation

A new health research collaboration to tackle healthcare challenges will be hosted in Bradford. Yorkshire and Humber region will receive £9 million over 5 years through government funded investment in health research to equip NHS for the future The funding will tackle the biggest challenges the health and care system faces over the next five years including urgent care, healthy childhood, frailty in older people and reduced life expectancy for people with mental health conditions Research will help deliver commitments in Long Term Plan Health Minister Nicola Blackwood has announced…

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