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BY Alison Bellamy I caught a taxi recently, from Dewsbury train station. I enjoy talking to taxi drivers where possible as they have their ears to the ground and know what is going on in the community, so are often a good source of news, which I am always looking...
A referendum survey aimed at helping voters decide which way they should vote has released figures showing the key issues which voters prioritised in their decisions to vote 'Leave' or 'Remain'. Created by JournoLInk, the questionnaire went viral and hit over 250,000 users as the polls closed at 10.00pm on the 23rd. The...
The announcement that the public have voted to leave the EU may have come as somewhat of a shock to many in Europe, and many fear this may lead to a level of uncertainty for the overseas property market. An estimated 1.3 million Brits currently live in the EU outside of...
After a long and at sometimes acrimonious campaign on both sides of the argument, the Forum of Private Business has responded to today's decision to leave the EU with an urgent request for the government to take immediate action to support SMEs, and address the many issues and concerns that...
By ALISON BELLAMY There were emotional scenes as the market town of Batley, in West Yorkshire, held a memorial event to murdered MP Jo Cox. The event, which lasted for an hour on Wednesday was attended by hundreds of people, as well as a large media presence. A minute's silence was held...
Three quarters of male electricians recently surveyed, would be happy for their daughters to take up a career in the trade. However, a similar percentage feel old school attitudes towards women would actively discourage females from taking up a trade. The survey of electrical contractors was carried out by leading...
With the last EU debate ahead of the vote on June 23 falling on the longest day of the year in 2016, Mayor of London Sadiq Khan successfully kept his fast until the sun went down, despite his strong involvement in the heated debate. Mr Khan, who has talked openly about...
Over 500 people turned out to join First Minister of Wales Carwyn Jones as he led celebrations to mark this year's International Yoga Day at a free event hosted at the National Indoor Athletics Centre, Cardiff. Organised by the Honorary Consul of India for Wales, Raj Aggarwal OBE, yoga enthusiasts...
One of The Prince's Charities, The British Asian Trust, the UK's leading organisation for British Asian philanthropy, hosted a special evening on June 20 to observe the Islamic month of Ramadan. The event, which featured a traditional Iftar dinner, took place at the prestigious The Savoy and was attended by some...
According to Pakistani media reports one of the best known qawwali singers, Amjad Sabri has been shot dead by unknown assailants in the Pakistani port city of Karachi on Wednesday. According to the reports, Sabri, 45, was travelling in a car with an associate in a car when unknown gunmen...