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A couple from Leeds have today (30 July) been sentenced to a total of eight years for tricking their daughter into travelling to Bangladesh in order to force her into marriage.  The male defendant was jailed for four and a half years and the female defendant was jailed for...
By FATIMA PATEL British Pakistanis are the second-largest ethnic minority population in the United Kingdom and are also one of the largest overseas Pakistani communities. Bradford has more Pakistani residents than any other place in England and Wales, according to Office for National Statistics, with statistics claiming that 1 in 5 people in...
An eighty-one year old man has been jailed for four and a half years for committing incest by fathering three children by his own daughter. Ashraf Khan, of Kirkburn Place, Bradford has pleaded guilty to three counts of incest. Khan's crime only came to light in the early 1990s, after the...
Plans to redevelop Forster Square Railway Station have received a resounding thumbs-up from the public. Feedback from a recent consultation on the proposals by Bradford Council and West Yorkshire Combined Authority, Network Rail and train operator Northern show the vast majority of respondents approve. Improvements would include the replacement of the...
Work is continuing at a fast pace to complete the refurbishment of Bradford's iconic theatre, St George's Hall in time for the new year. Bradford Council have released some images of the renovation so far. It's been over two years since the venue closed and much work has already been...
A Pakistani court has sentenced former Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif in absentia to 10 years in prison on corruption charges The charges relate to four luxury London flats, which stemmed from the so-called Panama Papers leak, that disclosed expensive and undeclared property owned by the Sharif family in London. Along with...
By GRAHAME ANDERSON Not even Aneurin Bevan himself could have envisaged just how much the 1946 National Health Service Bill would revolutionise people's lives in the UK. Born out of a passionate ideal cradle to grave medical treatment should be made available to all, dreams would be realised two years...
by MEHREEN KHAN Healthy Heaton partnership is working together to encourage and inspire the community to walk around the world in 80 days this summer. On Sunday, the partnership launched the Healthy Heaton challenge with a community day with a difference. This has motivated many, including a volunteer from Upper Heaton...
by MEHREEN KHAN Here in the UK we are currently undergoing a heat wave, which we don’t often get to experience! However, while many of us are enjoying the sunshine in our summer clothes and being able to change whenever we want, some school children who don’t finish for the...
By GRAHAME ANDERSON In a  hard hitting speech marking the 70th anniversary of the NHS Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn will set out Labour’s vision for its future. On a Sunday visit to the birthplace of NHS founder Aneurin Bevan, Tredegar in Wales, he will talk about the need to transform the...
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