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  • Bradford agencies still missing ‘clear signs’ of child sexual abuse
    by Josh Halliday North of England correspondent on 27th July 2021 at 3:11 pm

    City services are failing vulnerable children despite review after 2019 jailing of nine men, says report Vulnerable children remain at risk of being failed by child protection agencies in Bradford despite multiple reviews of sexual exploitation cases, an independent report has found. An analysis of cases stretching back nearly two decades found that agencies were still missing “clear signs” of child sexual abuse and that some vulnerable children were “deemed to be making choices” rather […]

  • ‘They’re wary of being judged’: Bradford school’s efforts to help Roma pupils
    by David Batty on 7th July 2021 at 8:47 am

    Bowling Park primary and a charity have tried to maintain education amid the uncertainty of lockdown Coronavirus – latest updates See all our coronavirus coverage “They’re wary of trusting schools,” says Matthew Langley, principal of Bowling Park primary school in Bradford, of the local Roma community. “They’re wary of trusting social workers or hospitals. And my sense is they’re very wary about being judged or punished for who they are. So it takes a long time to build up […]

  • ‘Mucky Beck’: restoring and rewilding Bradford’s river
    by Alex Mistlin on 22nd June 2021 at 9:36 pm

    Measures aim to boost biodiversity on the river as it flows through Shipley and improve public access It was once known as the filthiest river in England but these days, Bradford Beck is hardly known at all. Much of its seven-mile (11km) route is culverted, meaning its course runs through tunnels constructed beneath the city centre, even passing unnoticed under Bradford city hall. But its anonymous status might be about to change, after the completion of a restoration project which aims to […]

  • Joe Mercer obituary
    by Sean Magee on 23rd May 2021 at 2:44 pm

    Leading British jockey of his generation hailed as the great stylist of the weighing roomThe jockey Joe Mercer, who has died aged 86 of a heart attack, rode 2,810 winners in Britain between 1950 and 1985. Beyond that bare statistic is a list of stellar horses, notably the incomparable Brigadier Gerard, who ran in 18 races between 1970 and 1972 and was beaten only once. Riding Bustino against Grundy at Ascot in July 1975, Mercer played a leading role in a contest that still brings tears to […]

  • Plans for expansion of Leeds Bradford airport put on hold
    by Helen Pidd on 6th April 2021 at 6:38 pm

    Climate campaigners say they have been told government is preventing the granting of planning permission The expansion of Leeds Bradford airport has been put on hold after the government paused plans to build a new terminal building on the green belt. The plans were given conditional approval by Leeds city council in February despite widespread opposition from local MPs, residents and environmental groups. Pressure on the UK as Cop26 approaches Continue reading...

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  • Residents frustrated as local park listed on auction site
    by bradfordzone on 28th July 2021 at 2:12 pm

    Residents on an a housing development in south Bradford have expressed frustration after their local green space was found listed on a property auction website. Residents living on Holme Beck Park on the edge of Holmewood were alarmed to find that the green space, which had been set aside as public open space on the The post Residents frustrated as local park listed on auction site appeared first on Bradford Zone.

  • Youth football hub scores sponsorship deal with chemical company
    by bradfordzone on 28th July 2021 at 1:20 pm

    A family-owned chemical company has boosted the future of children’s football in the area by becoming the main sponsor of an award winning soccer academy. Funds donated by Cross Hills company, Airedale Group, will be used by football training centre, Soccer Hub, to develop its programme to inspire the next generation of footballers across North The post Youth football hub scores sponsorship deal with chemical company appeared first on Bradford Zone.

  • Bradford Council unveils “bold” new plans to shape the district’s future transport
    by bradfordzone on 28th July 2021 at 1:03 pm

    Bradford Council, in partnership with the West Yorkshire Combined Authority, has today (Wednesday 28 July) launched a major public consultation on a flagship programme of forwarding-thinking transport and place-making schemes to drive forward Bradford’s future regeneration. The four proposed schemes would create a more attractive and pleasant civic centre for the district, designed for people The post Bradford Council unveils “bold” new plans to shape the district’s future transport […]

  • New Mental Wellbeing Training Platform launched in Bradford
    by bradfordzone on 28th July 2021 at 12:47 pm

    The Living Well Mental Health and Wellbeing Training Platform has been launched by The Cellar Trust, in collaboration with Living Well and a network of training providers from voluntary, community, and public sector organisations across Bradford district. This training platform has been created to support the development of mental wellbeing knowledge and skills within the The post New Mental Wellbeing Training Platform launched in Bradford appeared first on Bradford Zone.

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