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Bradford UKIP councillor confident former Tory MP will deliver party’s first Parliament seat

Bradford UKIP councillor confident former Tory MP will deliver party’s first Parliament seat

Keighley councillor, Brian Morris, said Tory defector, Douglas Carswell, will deliver UKIP’s first seat in Parliament and that he expects more Conservative MPs will  join the party in the near future. Mr Morris said it would be a boost if Mr Carswell could carry Clacton for UKIP which would see him become the party’s first MP, a position he thought […]

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Fast food fury as union’s take to the streets

Fast food fury as union’s take to the streets

By Alex Rhodes. Fast food workers have been protesting in Bradford against zero hour contracts. The campaigners backed by the Baker’s, Food and Allied Workers Union, made their voices heard for over an hour outside a fast food restaurant on Kirkgate. They claim over three thousand people have already signed their petition to end contracts they regard as exploitative. The […]

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NEWS BULLETIN: Tue, July 29

NEWS BULLETIN: Tue, July 29

A roundup of today’s headlines from the Yorkshire Voice newsroom on Tuesday, July 29.

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8 months of road works to cause delays for drivers at Bradford Road roundabout

8 months of road works to cause delays for drivers at Bradford Road roundabout

A roundabout between Bradford and Leeds will close for major construction work this summer which will continue until March 2015. Construction on the A647 at Thornbury Barracks Roundabout has been approved in the hope it will reduce congestion levels at the junction and improve accessibility. The proposals for the roundabout include a reconfiguration of lanes, upgrading existing bus stops, creating […]

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Bradford Council accused of taking sides over Gaza in flag row

Bradford Council accused of taking sides over Gaza in flag row

Members of the Jewish community have accused Bradford Council of taking sides over the Gaza conflict after the Palestinian flag was flown above Bradford City Hall. The city council took the decision to raise the flag on Saturday during a rally to recognise the deaths and suffering of hundreds of people living in Gaza. The conflict in Gaza has so far […]

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UPDATED: Next year’s Bradford International Film Festival officially cancelled

The National Media Museum in Bradford.

By Joseph Keith The Bradford International Film Festival will not be happening next year, according organisers of the event – who met last night to discuss its future. In an effort to invigorate the festival, organisers of the annual event have announced plans to re launch the event. The film festival, which has been part of the National Media Museum […]

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UPDATE: MP apologises for Gaza tweet

UPDATE: MP apologises for Gaza tweet

Bradford East MP, David Ward, and his party have issued a joint apology for tweets in relation to the current conflict in Gaza. The Liberal Democrat MP was accused of the offence of ‘encouragment to terrorism’ after tweeting that if he lived in Gaza he would ‘probably’ fire a rocket. Mr Ward  had initially declined to apologise for the comments […]

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Relegation for Bradford Bulls

Relegation for Bradford Bulls

The Bradford Bulls have been relegated from the Super League for the first time in forty years. The team went down to the Championship after they were defeated 26-56 away to the Huddersfield Giants, losing them their long lived position. Paul Anderson, head coach of the Giants and a former Bulls player had words of reassurance for the club his side condemned. He said: “One thing […]

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NEWS BULLETIN: Mon 21st July

NEWS BULLETIN: Mon 21st July

A round-up of the day’s news in brief, including an update on a stabbing in Elland, a boost to the charity appeal started by a Leeds student who died in the Malaysian Airways crash, the Bradford Bulls’ relegation, Leeds cycle lanes branded dangerous, and the Jane Tomlinson 10k run.

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Man in court over Elland stabbing

Man in court over Elland stabbing

A man appeared at Calderdale Magistrates Court in Halifax today charged with murder following a stabbing at a house in Elland. Robert Lyn, 45, from Huntingdon Avenue, Huddersfield was remanded in custody and will appear at Bradford Crown Court tomorrow morning. He is accused of the murder of 38-year-old Daniel Shane Campbell, originally of Halifax. The hearing follows the discovery […]

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