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From a coma to hill climbs

From a coma to hill climbs

This September, Rob Duckworth will begin an epic journey to raise money for the hospital ward that saved his life. In the summer of 2007, aged 17, he was in a road accident in Saltaire. Rob suffered serious head injuries and lost six pints of blood at the scene. He was in a coma for … Continue reading

How to Start A Magazine in a City Like Bradford

How to Start A Magazine in a City Like Bradford

There has long been an unhealthy culture of self-depreciation in Bradford. It is an attitude that saddens the proud Bradfordien who works to make the city a better place. The city may have fallen behind its neighbours in some respects, but Bradford retains a wealth of culture that cannot be bought, built or branded. Pull … Continue reading

Power to the People: The Rise of Citizen Journalism

Power to the People: The Rise of Citizen Journalism

Was 2011 the year news changed forever? Think back to the year’s biggest stories…the death of Osama Bin Laden, the London riots, the tsunami in Japan. Statistics suggest you probably found out about these via some form of citizen journalism. Eagle eyed twitter users got wind of these events before the established news corporations had … Continue reading

Leeds Legal Outlook 2012

Leeds Legal Outlook 2012

Are ‘one stop shop’ law firms putting smaller personalised firms out of business? The question comes after Leeds based Brooke-North, one of Yorkshires oldest law firms closed this month. The practice prided itself on offering a bespoke service to individual clients, an approach that came unstuck as the recession hit. Meanwhile many of the cities … Continue reading

High Street Divorce Proceedings

High Street Divorce Proceedings

Next time you write your shopping list you might want to consider adding a divorce. Disagreements over dinner could soon land you in deep water, as the Co-operative becomes the first high street brand to offer a family law service. The move follows this year’s Legal Services Act, dubbed the ‘Tesco law’ ruling that non-lawyers … Continue reading

What is Going on with the City Park?

What is Going on with the City Park?

Three years ago the Bradford Civic Society released its report on the regeneration of Bradford. ‘Common Sense Regeneration’ offered solutions based on public consultation. The reports findings were an indictment towards civic leadership of the city. The general feeling amongst those present at the consultation event was that development was repeatedly done to the people … Continue reading