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BY Itrat Bashir The vote on Brexit is just round the corner; on June 23 the Brits will vote either to stay in the European Union or make an exit. Going by the latest poll, the ‘leave’ camp has an edge over the ‘remain’ camp; if we do decide to...
BY Alison Bellamy She was undoubtedly a breath of fresh air and a force to be reckoned with in a political world which can often be petty, egotistical and cruel. Even for those of us who have or want nothing to do with politics, Jo Cox made her mark. And whatever...
Yorkshire based Aagrah Restaurant Group Managing Director, Mohammed Aslam, MBE, DL, has been appointed as a Deputy Lieutenant for the County of West Yorkshire.  He will assist the Lord Lieutenant, Dr Ingrid Roscoe, who represents HM The Queen in the execution of her duties in the County. Mr Aslam has...
Chocolate cakes are helping a poor charity for the blind benefit from vital resources. Two friends, Amjad Akram and Abdul Satar from Bradford are delivering chocolate fudge cakes, with a view to raising money for a school for blind children in Pakistan. The duo raised £9,000 last year for the Kashmir...
Let’s talk about organ donation: it is a personal choice. Transplants save lives, but they heavily rely on donors offering to donate them. If you have any concerns or medical queries after reading what I am about to tell you then you should, as always speak to your doctor! Organ...
Fifteen men have been sentenced to more than 150 years in prison for non-recent child sex offences.  Four more men were sentenced Friday at Leeds Crown Court for five offences, along with a further defendant convicted in an earlier trial. The offending mainly took place in Halifax and Bradford between 2009 and 2011. One victim was sexually...
BY Itrat Bashir & Natalie Cooper  Whilst the Queen celebrated her 90th birthday this year, 1,149 also had reason to celebrate as they were recognised with gongs for services to the country. This year also saw the greatest number of Black, Asian and Minority Ethnic (BAME) recipients in an honours list,...
Here is a place where the passions of Europe’s most passionate country are the fabric of daily life, a city with music in its soul and an unshakeable spring in its step. But Madrid is also one of the most open cities on earth and it doesn’t matter where...
BY Ayyaz Malik England’s cricketers weren’t able to clinch a whitewash series win last week, as a mixture of bad weather and Sri Lanka holding firm helped the tourists claim an encouraging draw in the third and final test match between the two sides. In a series that has been...
BY Ayyaz Malik The cricket community has been in mourning this week and last after the news that young fast bowler Hamza Ali passed away in a swimming accident. Ali’s club Hampshire and MCC confirmed the tragic news. 20-year old Ali played a first-class game for his County at the start of...