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A rainbow flag will be raised on Friday, 1 February outside Bradford's City Hall, to mark the start of LGBT history month 2019. Events will be taking place throughout the month. The flag will be raised at Bradford Council's Centenary Square flagpoles. All are welcome to attend the ceremony, at...
By SEHERISH MAHMOOD In common with many other UK Cities, Bradford has areas of poor air quality in urban centres and near busy roads which is impacting on the health of residents.  In order to help resolve this problem, Bradford Council was recently directed by the Government to undertake a...
By SEHERISH MAHMOOD The DSC Prize for South Asian Literature 2018 has been awarded to Jayant Kaikini along with his translator Tejaswini Niranjana for their book “No Presents Please”. The winner was announced by the DSC Prize jury chair Rudrangshu Mukherjee at the Tata Steel Kolkata Literary Meet on 25th Jan 2019,...
By SEHERISH MAHMOOD Tracy Brabin MP is calling on the Government to ban smoking in hospital grounds in a bid to ‘create a more pleasant, healthier experience’ for NHS staff, patients and visitors. The Batley and Spen MP made the proposal in the form of a Ten Minute Rule bill in...
By GRAHAME ANDERSON The Prime Minister now has something clear on Brexit to take to Brussels following voting on seven amendments in the commons on Tuesday evening. The success of the Brady amendment calling for the Irish backstop to be ditched along with her own deal, means for the first...
By SEHERISH MAHMOOD Bradford Council and West Yorkshire Combined Authority are planning to upgrade the main roads between Bradford and Shipley and want to better understand the problems residents, commuters and businesses face and gather thoughts on how the issues can be resolved. A series of drop-in consultation sessions have taken...
Holocaust Memorial Day will be marked by a national commemorative event in central London on Sunday, attended by senior politicians, faith leaders and survivors. More than 11,000 activities and events are also planned across the UK. Holocaust Memorial Day (HMD) takes place on 27 January each year and is a...
Sarfraz Ahmed, the Pakistan captain, was charged and suspended by the ICC for four international games after he was caught via the stump mics making a racist comment against the South African all rounder Andile Phehlukwayo in the Durban ODI. Sarfraz accepted the charge related to ICC's Anti-Racism Code. Sarfraz will...
By SEHERISH MAHMOOD On Friday 1st February, the Castle Hill Ranger, Julian Brown, invites people to join him on a walk to enjoy the celebration of Imbolc and the first signs of spring. It's a great chance to take in the magnificent views around Castle Hill, the iconic landmark of...
By SEHERISH MAHMOOD Do you enjoy writing? Love the great outdoors? Then the perfect place to be on Sunday, 17 March, is Oakwell Hall Country Park in Birstall. Les Hughes, a former journalist and lecturer on the Leeds University BA Journalism course, is running a creative writing session that will use...
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