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By ANISAH ARIF A video circling social media showing a young man being ‘baptized’ in a bathtub has sparked anger across the Muslim community. The video showed a young Muslim man following the instructions of two older men, for a Christian baptism. Social media users revealed that the young man is named...
By ANISAH ARIF The touring exhibition, celebrating 150 years since the founding of Batley Borough Council in 1868, can now be explored at the Bagshaw Museum. The tour, which opened at Batley Festival on the 29th September earlier this year, is also going to be accompanied by amazing #WhatBatleyMeansToMe artwork of...
By ANISAH ARIF Odsal crew help family after devastating fire A crew from West Yorkshire Fire and Rescue Service have clubbed together to support a family after a devastating fire took hold in their home, killing their beloved pet dog, and destroying belongings - including their Christmas presents. On Tuesday, the...
By ANISAH ARIF The Lord Mayor of Bradford, Councillor Zafar Ali has donated food to two charities, based in Bradford, who support homeless people across the district. Lord Mayor attended the Salvation Army, Leeds Road's annual carol service where he donated an array of festive food items that will be used...
By GRAHAME ANDERSON It's one of the scandals of our times and to the shame of any nation boasting a healthy economy. And yet the spectre of food-banks continues to blight the social landscape. It isn't just a UK problem however with the concept originating in The United States as...
By GRAHAME ANDERSON Indian born Lord Paddy Ashdown passed away on Saturday his life cut short at the age of 77 by bladder cancer. And yet in typical fashion the popular and down to earth political figure had recently tweeted:  it "does not merit a fuss", adding: "Many go through...
By ANISAH ARIF A local businessman and entrepreneur has just took another step towards creating Bradford into a city of wealth and employment. Amjad Pervez, is successfully the proud owner of Seafresh Foot Ltd, one of the largest independent specialist catering food services in the UK. Recently, Amjad became the chairman of...
By ANISAH ARIF A policy preventing front extensions to homes has been stood by firmly by the councillors of Bradford. The council’s Bradford Area Planning Panel refused an application presenting what such an extension would look like for 149 Rochester Street in Laisterdyke. Bradford Council planning policies state that front extensions to...
By ANISAH ARIF Partners from across the Kirklees district have teamed up in Dewsbury as part of the Safer Kirklees Day of Action initiative. The taskforce undertook a number of actions including patrols of the town centre to tackle anti-social behaviour and engaging with local businesses and traders. West Yorkshire Police, CHART,...
By ANISAH ARIF Foster families in the Bradford district will enjoy a special screening of Mary Poppins Returns this Christmas season. The University of Bradford has sponsored a screening of the new Mary Poppins film at Cineworld Bradford. Around 300 people will enjoy the film along with refreshments and a selection box...