Should heads be rolling at the colossal failures of Bradford Council to safeguard our children? 
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by Andleeb Hanif
5h ago
Byline: Ishtiaq Ahmed I usually don’t write a post in anger. I also try to be objective in my assessment of situations. But I am writing this post in anger because not to be angry on this issue, I would seriously be questioning my basic life values. Occasionally, we should get miffed, because not to do so would be to disrepute our humanity and self-respect. What seems to be the issue which warrants a degree of anger by us all?  The latest Ofsted report gives the verdict of corporate failure across the board. It states, children in Bradford are left  “at risk of harm” due to “widespre ..read more
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“My brother’s murder is unresolved”: Family of Bradfordian found dead in a Pakistani hotel determined to find justice
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by Andleeb Hanif
1d ago
Pakistani authorities, says Dr Rehiana Ali, have “failed to carry out a proper and thorough investigation” despite her numerous attempts to find the reason behind her brother’s death. She says she won’t give up finding the truth. “They deliberately and wilfully destroyed all the forensic evidence.” “Everything I have achieved – Cambridge University, a PhD, a Consultant Neurology post, my sister Yasmin’s legal career – no small feat from our background – was largely due to this brother of mine. We are heartbroken, but the Pakistani authorities need to understand that we will not be giving up ..read more
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The ‘King of Bollywood’ returns to the big screen in spy-thriller Pathaan
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by Andleeb Hanif
1d ago
Bollywood fans up and down the country will be celebrating the return of Shah Rukh Khan in the Indian Hindi-language film, Pathaan. Khan’s first film in four years, it sees the Bollywood heavyweight star in the lead role as a spy taking on a terrorist group whose next target is India. The high-octane spy thriller is expected to be a huge success for South Asian film, with the official trailer wracking up 57 million views in just a fortnight. Aditya Chopra and ace director Siddharth Anand worked relentlessly to make ‘Pathaan’ India’s biggest action spectacle. The visually spectacular Yash Raj ..read more
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MYANMAR: Urgent global action needed to stop military’s assault on human rights
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by Andleeb Hanif
1d ago
1st February marks second anniversary of Myanmar’s brutal military regime. Nearly 3,000 people killed, 1.5 million internally displaced, more than 13,000 detained in inhumane conditions, and at least 100 sentenced to death. The Myanmar military continues to arbitrarily arrest, torture and murder people with impunity two years after it seized power, Amnesty International has said, as it called for increased global action and solidarity . Since the 2021 coup, nearly 3,000 people have been killed, 1.5 million have been internally displaced, more than 13,000 are still detained in inhumane conditi ..read more
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Staying healthy during pregnancy – Rukeya Miah BEM, Deputy Associate Director of Nursing and Senior Midwife shares her advice for staying healthy during pregnancy.
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by Andleeb Hanif
1d ago
“If you’re a mum-to-be, it’s important to talk to your midwife and trust them to work with you. We’ll support you and your baby during pregnancy, birth and the post-natal period to ensure good health and well-being.” Rukeya Miah (BEM) is Deputy Associate Director of Nursing, Senior Midwife and Professional Midwifery Advocate in Bradford. She has been recognised in the Queens Honour List and awarded a British Empire Medal (BEM) for her outstanding service and contribution to the NHS. [Produced in Partnership with the NHS] There are few things that match the joy of a new arrival in the family, s ..read more
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Zara Aleena murder: Probation Service admits mistake that killer was ‘wrongly assessed’
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by Andleeb Hanif
1w ago
Jordan McSweeney had had 28 previous convictions for 69 separate offences. He’d been out of prison for nine days when he murdered Zara Aleena. Probation services released him after a wrong assessment report finds Jordan McSweeney, 29, attacked trainee solicitor Zara Aleena in a violent attack in June 2022, just nine days after his release on licence from prison. A man with a history of violence was able to sexually assault and murder a law graduate after mistakes were made by probation staff, a report has found. Jordan McSweeney, 29, attacked trainee solicitor Zara Aleena in a violent attack ..read more
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Four jailed in France over fatal small boat crossing which led to deaths of Iranian family
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by Andleeb Hanif
1w ago
Tragic baby Artin drowned with family on journey to the UK. His body was found 600 miles away in Norway. A French court has convicted and sentenced four men over their roles in an attempted small boat Channel crossing which led to the deaths of an Iranian family. On 27 October 2020 a boat carrying more than twenty migrants capsized off the coast of Dunkirk. A major search and rescue operation was launched by French authorities, however a number of people died including 35-year-old Rasoul Iran-Nejad, his wife Shiva Mohammad Panahi, aged 35, and their three children Anita (9), Armin (6), and Art ..read more
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Update from YCCC Board on the appointment of a new Chair
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by Andleeb Hanif
2w ago
Following the announcement that Lord Patel will step down as Chair of Yorkshire County Cricket Club (YCCC) in March 2023, the Board is pleased to provide an update on the plans for the appointment of a successor Chair. The Board will be working with a leading international executive search firm to conduct a fair, thorough and robust recruitment process to identify an appropriate candidate. The process is open to both internal and external candidates. YCCC is committed to continuing to deliver positive changes in line with the values and standards established by Lord Patel and the Board. The B ..read more
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Cold houses kill: Why 16C homes increase the risk of strokes, heart attacks and infections
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by Andleeb Hanif
2w ago
As the UK Health Security Agency’s (UKHSA) cold weather alert continues, a leading testing expert says it’s important we heat our homes to 18C, to avoid the risk of heart attacks, strokes and chest infections. Older people and those with pre-existing health conditions need to keep warm and heat their homes to 18C, where possible. Dr Quinton Fivelman PhD, Chief Scientific Officer at London Medical Laboratory, says: “Soaring energy bills have left many of us struggling to find the money to heat our homes this winter. However, it’s vital that we keep them warmed to around 18C (degrees centigrade ..read more
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NHS pressure continues as hospitals deal with high bed occupancy
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by Andleeb Hanif
2w ago
Hospitals remain under significant pressure with bed occupancy at the second highest level recorded this winter last week, new figures show on 19th January. More than 19 in 20 beds were occupied across adult general and acute hospital wards (95.7%) in the week ending 15 January, according to the weekly statistics. Over 14,000 beds were taken up by patients who no longer needed to be there last week – the second highest ever recorded and 12% higher than the same period last year (12,498). The NHS continues to manage high numbers of patients in hospital who have flu with an average of 3,447 bed ..read more
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