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Applying for a spouse visa can be a daunting and stressful time. Everyone will tell you what to do, what documents you need and don’t need. The most important thing to remember is that each case is different and each spouse visa application is different. One of the first things we always ask our clients is whether their spouse has completed the English test. The test your spouse has to take is CEFR A1. However, there are exceptions to this requirement which may apply to your case. Your spouse will need to have a tuberculosis (TB) test if they are resident in any of the Home Office listed countries as they are coming to the UK for more than 6 months. If the test shows that your spouse doesn’t have TB, they’ll be given a certificate which is valid for 6 months. The “Genuine and Subsisting Relationship” requirement may seem simple but some applicants are refused as they have not shown they are in a genuine and subsisting

relationship, even if they are. There are many ways to show a genuine and subsisting relationship. The Home office decisions on whether a relationship is genuine and subsisting are to be considered as a whole, based on all the available evidence, on a case-by-case basis taking into account of all the circumstances of the application. We will advise you what you will need to strengthen your application. The financial requirement you will need to meet will vary. If you are applying with no child dependents under 18 you will need to have an income before tax of at least £18,600 a year. You’ll need to earn an extra £3,800 for your first child and an extra £2,400 for each child thereafter You can also meet the financial requirement through a combination of income from employment or selfemployment, a pension, maternity, paternity, adoption or sick pay, other income such as from rent or shares

or cash savings. There are also exceptions to meeting the financial requirement if you receive benefits. In exceptional circumstances third party financial assistance can be taken into account. Our advice will always be tailored to your needs and circumstances You must also have suitable accommodation for you, your spouse and any dependants. These are the main requirements, however there are other documents which will be needed for the application and these all depend on individual cases. We would always recommend you use a legal professional

General Enquiries: info@urban-echo.co.uk Stories: editor@urban-echo.co.uk Advertising: sales@urban-echo.co.uk as our advice is tailored to your circumstances and we will ensure your application is as strong as it can be. No two spouses are the same and no two spouse visa applications are the same. The home office application fees are non-refundable even if your application is rejected therefore it is important to get it right the first time. We have a 100% success rate for our spouse visa applications. Aneka Shoukat, Shire Solicitors aneka@shiresolicitors.co.uk 01274 727 373

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Successful BID will bring city centre alive and draw in visitors BRADFORD will come alive with new events and entertainment designed to bring people back into the city centre and instil a new sense of civic pride if the planned Business Improvement District (BID) goes ahead. That’s the hope of business leaders who are aiming to invest more than £2.5 million in the city’s retail heart over the next five years. One of the four key aspects of the BID business plan, to be unveiled at a special event on June 27th, is a strategy to ensure the city centre is a vibrant area and a place people can enjoy all year round. The BID team plans to help build on the success of existing events and to introduce a programme of extra activities to draw in many more visitors and shoppers. The “Alive” section of the plan was drawn up by a subgroup of BID Development Board members following a feasibility study carried out towards the end of last year. More than half of the businesses who took part in the survey felt BID income should be spent on more major city centre events and festivals. Sub-group chairman Si Cunningham (pictured) said: “The proposed BID will bring people from Bradford and beyond back into the city centre and be a real boost for civic pride. “There are a lot of people doing a lot of very positive things for Bradford at the moment, from the Council investing in our heritage to

small businesses and arts groups choosing to make the city centre their home. “The next logical step is to find a way to bring it all together, and I think the proposed BID will do a lot to achieve that.” The Development Board hopes to raise funds for the projects by encouraging more than 600 city centre-based businesses and organisations to invest in their future through an annual levy. The shops, leisure and hospitality firms, professional and legal services companies and others will be balloted on whether the BID should go ahead in September. The project would make more than £425,000 available over the full BID term to energise the city centre. Mr Cunningham, who is also chairman of Bradford Civic Society, said: “I think one of the most noticeable things that a BID can do for Bradford will be to physically bring more people into the city centre by making sure that it’s alive after five (PM) and that there’s a good variety of events on for all tastes, allyear round. “We know that when we have things like the North Parade Street Party or Illuminate Bradford, thousands of people come into town and support local businesses, so imagine what a properly curated and well-funded calendar of

events and attractions can do for the city centre all year round? “From a Civic Society perspective, we are very excited about the prospect of the BID team doing more to shout about Bradford’s heritage. I think we have an opportunity to do more with our breathtaking built environment through better use of lighting and things like heritage trails or special events. “People travel from all over just to see Bradford’s architecture, so it’s really something quite unique to our

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city that we should be making more of.” The BID business plan will support new seasonal events including more regular, quality outdoor craft, food, speciality and cultural markets to benefit a range of areas in the city centre. It will also create strong links to farming communities in the Bradford district, through projects such as a city centre pick-up point for rural producers to sell produce. New seasonal events, including more Christmas activities, could include a new annual Festival of Light, working with event partners to incorporate the Illuminate Bradford and the switch on of the Christmas Lights. The BID would aim to make

more of Bradford’s heritage through the introduction of initiatives such as vintage bus trips around the city centre, heritage trails and City of Film tours. It would develop and support events to make more use of public space and work in partnership with local organisations to create a new annual awards event to celebrate the very best of retail and leisure in Bradford. There would be more street entertainment and a variety of physical and digital trails would be set up to provide more interactive information about the city’s history and cultural contributions. The BID would create more public art, through professionally-curated art

installations and trails, and visitor routes would be set up around the city centre, possibly with new lighting and plaques to lead people to more diverse areas. Key vacant shop fronts and buildings would be animated with film projections and better lighting would be introduced to show off heritage buildings and historic streets. Mr Cunningham said: “If Bradfordians aren’t quite sure what a BID would actually do on a day-to-day basis, I’d encourage them to check out what they’ve achieved in other cities. Liverpool BID do some very impressive things around Christmas time. And in Leeds, the BID has brought some incredibly high-profile events to their city centre like nationally renowned food and music festivals. “Really, when we put our heads together, we can achieve anything we want.” The BID’s strategy is being backed by the team behind Bradford Live. Lee Craven, the project director, said: “The BID will play a big role in helping to make Bradford a more vibrant and exciting destination, and the restored former Odeon, to be run by the NEC Group International, will be one of the city’s biggest attractions when it opens in 2020. We look forward to working with all the BID partners to help breathe fresh life into the city centre.”

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Dewsbury based businesses Bradford Festival headline acts announced donate £8,400 to Chellow Award-winning British folk band, The Demon Barbers, pioneering Italian fusion band, Sweet Life Society and popular local Americana band, Waiting for Wednesday, will headline over twenty music acts at this year’s Bradford Festival in July. Winners of Best Live Act at the BBC Radio 2 Folk Awards, The Demon Barbers return with a new repertoire, extra band members and a modern twist to their multi-award winning road show. The Demon Barbers XL will brings some of the UK’s most exciting young clog, sword, hip hop and break dancers onto Bradford Festival’s main stage to create the live folk music and dance spectacular of the year. The band’s XL show features new material from their latest album, Disco At The Tavern, a collaboration with Grammy and Emmy award winners, Donal Hodgson and Kipper Eldridge, best known for their work with Sting. Highly innovative Italian producers, Gabriele Concas and Matteo Marini of Sweet Life Society, will perform live

accompanied by an eclectic ensemble of contrabass and wind instruments backed by the two exceptional voices of Estel Luz and opera singer, Margherita Settimo. Concas and Marini combine unique vintage melodies and Caribbean sounds with American hip-hop beats and powerful UK bass in an elegant, refined and surprising mix, where rich brass and guitar blend perfectly with drum machines and samplers. After their debut album Swing Circus was released by Warner Music, the Turinbased DJ duo formed Sweet Life Society and toured the world playing major festivals such as Glastonbury and Bestival. Now signed with independent UK record label, Freshly Squeezed, the sevenpiece will perform material from their follow-up album, Antique Beats. Feisty female duo, Waiting For Wednesday, returns to the Bradford Festival backed by a full band to play their soulful Americana songs with more rock passion and country twang than ever in support of

their recent EP, Routes. The Leeds-based band have played hundreds of gigs in their seven years together sharing stages with a range of acclaimed singer-songwriters including Billie Marten, JP Cooper and the Lost Brothers, as well as supporting folk legends like Fotheringay, We Banjo 3 and Mozaik. Over 20 music acts covering rock, pop and indie, rock n’ roll, folk, Gypsy, bhangra, country and western, soul, funk, brass, jazz , Panjabi, Turkish and Latin music will perform at this year’s Bradford Festival. The Bradford Festival includes a highly colourful and entertaining street theatre, dance and workshop programme catering to a broad range of backgrounds and tastes. Coun Sarah Ferriby, Environment, Sport and Culture Portfolio Holder, said: “We are thrilled to be staging such a high quality and varied music line-up at this year’s Bradford Festival. “There’s something for everyone here. Admission is free and everyone is welcome.” The Demon Barbers headline on Sunday 15 July at 6:30pm. Sweet Life Society heads up Saturday’s line-up at 7:30pm and Waiting for Wednesday is the highlight of the opening evening on Friday 13 July at 8pm. For further information and updates, visit www. bradfordfestival.org.uk or follow Bradford Festival on Twitter and Facebook.

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Two established businesses from Dewsbury have kindly donated £8,400 to a Bradford based school. Chellow Heights School, which is based on Thorn Lane, received the cheque last month by brothers Irfan Aslam and Kamran Aslam alongside Heaton Councillor Mohammed Amran. The two brothers own and manage Sleep Kings and Global Components, two successful businesses in Dewsbury. Their donation will pay for three Eye Gaze machines. Eye Gaze is a way of accessing your computer or communication aid using a mouse that you control with your eyes. The system follows your eyes with

amazing accuracy to see where you are looking on the screen. The system works by having lights and cameras that are constantly sending and receiving information. The camera picks up light reflections from your pupils and translates the movement of your eyes into mouse cursor movements. It takes only seconds to complete a one time collaboration. Chellow Heights, which opened in 2010, is a school that is passionate about giving children with special needs, the chance to develop meaningful skills for life, and giving them every opportunity to achieve their full potential. The school supports 265 children, aged 2 – 11 years who have a range of learning, medical, physical, sensory, emotional and behavioural

needs. Bradford falls within the top 10% of the most deprived areas nationally in terms of education and health. Chellow Hearts is a registered charity, set up to support innovative projects at Chellow Heights School, which is not funded by the local authority. The council does not provide funding for some of the necessary equipment their children need to progress educationally. A spokesperson for the school told Urban Echo: “We are extremely delighted and thankful to Irfan and Kamran for this kind gesture. This amount will buy us three Eye Gaze machines. More importantly, it gives our students more hope and a better chance to succeed in life.”

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Firstly, I would like to congratulate all of those who have received honours in recognition of their outstanding work last weekend. Having found out about my MBE nearly 4 weeks ago I have had a lot of time to think about what it means to me and others. I recognise I now join a small group of people nationally to have received a Queens honour but an even smaller group of people who have received an MBE within policing which becomes even smaller if you are a Muslim. Normally this isn’t something I would be blogging about, in fact this is my first blog I have ever written. Last night whilst enjoying the opening of my fast with a few close friends, I was reminded how important it was to share this happiness

of mine. Not because it is rare for a police officer to get an MBE or indeed a Queens honour, but I am the lad from Girlington, inner city Bradford, who went to Whetley Primary and was told by a teacher in secondary school I wouldn’t amount to much. The same lad who joined West Yorkshire Police in 1996 with a sense of trepidation and is now the most senior ranking Muslim officer in Yorkshire and Humber and I have just been awarded a Queens honour. To receive this honour is a privilege in itself for me as a British Muslim who is enjoying this moment, but knowing that this came from the community, a community that often finds itself at the centre of negative rhetoric and the charities I have the privilege

of working with is the real ‘cherry on top’. The visibility of a fellow Muslim being recognised and celebrated by the Queen of our country not only recognises my achievements but theirs also, which allows me to smile that little bit extra today. So I have something to shout about as this is my story and this isn’t just my success. It belongs to my parents, Pakistani migrants who instilled the idea of education and hard work as a route to a better life, their hard work is what has not set me on the road to Buckingham palace to collect this award. It is indicative of the struggles, the challenges I have faced as someone of colour, of a Muslim name that gets stopped routinely when I fly abroad with my family on

holiday. It’s not been a smooth road to travel, when your aspirations are curtailed by teachers whose expectations are limited to ‘you won’t amount to much’ but we all have our strengths, our inspirations and what I call our anchors. Mine have certainly been my faith followed by my family and those individuals who provided the guidance and advice throughout my career when things have become difficult and I have faced my own challenges. This honour is not just for those who raised me but also for those that I now work so hard for, to make the future easier for them than it was for me, my wife and children who are my inspiration to do what I do every day, playing my part for a better tomorrow, for a

better society. So, this one’s not just for the past but for a brighter future, one that encompasses and celebrates our diversity as a strength, where the Mabs Hussain’s are the norm and not the exception. Leadership is about creating more leaders and by sharing my story I sincerely hope I have reached beyond just those of colour, because if there is one thing I know it is this. Equality is not about achieving the same outcomes it’s about having the same opportunities, that responsibility belongs to us all and not just me. I will cherish this feeling and

sense of pride for a long time to come and look forward to sharing the moment with my parents and wife when I collect the honour. I am eternally grateful for the support I have had from my family, friends, colleagues and the community to get me to this stage in my life and career. I promise I will do my upmost and best to continue to live up to your expectations.

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The five most common management myths By Justine Hughes, Se7en Services Across all businesses and industries, there is one common thread - people will always try and give you advice. Not all advice is good advice, however. Here are a few of the most common management myths and how to make the right decision when someone offers you this bad advice. ‘Don’t try and control everything yourself’ Of course, in any business, one person cannot physically do everything however it is important as a leader not to let any piece of the puzzle slip out of your view. It is key to have people in your business who you trust to make decisions but always make sure you are a part of the decision-making process at some level. If anything ever goes drastically wrong, it can be heartbreaking to see poor decisions have been made when you’ve taken your eye off the ball. Hold your employees accountable and stay close to your key players.

better, quicker and more efficient and these ideas are always worth investing it to stay ahead of the game. ‘Fake it til you make it’ In any leadership position, confidence is key; confidence in both yourself and the people around you. However, confidence has to be authentic in order to have the desired effect. Especially if

you are new to a business or industry, fakers will almost always be caught out and if you’re caught out once, it’s hard for people to trust in your knowledge and ability from then on. Authenticity and honesty are often underappreciated in today’s society but holding your hand up and admitting you don’t know the answer to a question will help others

relate to you and be more open and willing to trust you in the future. This kind of honesty will also ensure your employees are happy to come to you if they are unsure before they make a mistake through fear of asking for help.

constantly negative will always have a hugely detrimental effect on productivity. However, particularly in leadership positions, it can often payoff to be more realistic than falsely positive for the sake of upholding morale. In times of hardship, it can be tempting ‘Always be positive’ to be the face of positivity to Positivity goes a long way and calm and reassure others working with someone who is however that can often lead

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Bradford patient makes miraculous recovery after new stroke treatment A former labourer who thought he was dying is now on the road to recovery thanks to a revolutionary procedure which has just become available to Bradford patients.

started around 11.30am when he experienced pins and needles in his legs. He continued: “I tried standing up but fell over and then it started getting worse. It got to Brendan Wainwright, 54, along with other hospitals about 12.05pm and I dialled from Silsden, was rushed to across the region, were able 999 and asked them to send Bradford Royal Infirmary’s to access the procedure at an ambulance straightway (BRI) Accident and Emergency Leeds for the first time since as I knew something was department on lunchtime it was set up. seriously wrong. Monday, June 4, after Mr Wainwright is believed “By the time I got to A&E I experiencing a life-threatening to be the first person in thought I was dying. They stroke. the country to have been pumped drugs into me and In just two-and-a-half hours admitted to his home hospital, when I saw the serious look after arriving at the hospital, moved to the regional on the doctor’s face I got part of Bradford Teaching centre for this innovative, really scared when he said Hospitals NHS Foundation new procedure and then they were sending me to Trust, and after receiving repatriated back to his local the LGI. By that stage my clot-busting drugs following hospital within just nine speech had gone and I was an emergency CT, he was hours. completely paralysed down being blue-lighted to Leeds Mr Wainwright, who is the whole of my right-side. It General Infirmary (LGI) for a registered disabled and lives was the scariest thing I have life-saving procedure called alone, said his symptoms first ever experienced. I thought I mechanical thrombectomy. Mechanical thrombectomy is an advanced emergency treatment where the clot is removed from the brain by a neuroradiologist. It can significantly decrease the risk of long-term disability and save millions of pounds in long-term health and social costs. If used within the first six hours of symptoms beginning to show – alongside other specialist medical treatment and care – the radiological procedure can significantly improve disability-free survival and quality of life by restoring blood flow and therefore limiting brain damage in inpatients. NHS England gave the gohead to commission the new service in April this year and last month Bradford patients,

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was going to die. “I was rushed straight to Leeds where a bed was already waiting for me. I went straight on to the bed, into the scanner and then straight into the operating theatre. The next thing I remember is coming around and being taken back to the BRI by ambulance that night. My feelings down my right side came back almost instantly and my speech started to come back slowly. I was still slurring although that improved hour by hour and it’s now back to normal.” By that evening, Mr Wainwright was deemed well enough to be transferred back to the BRI. The following day (Tuesday, 5 June), doctors found

he had made a near full recovery although he was still experiencing some slurred speech but a CT scan that afternoon which showed the clot had gone. On Wednesday, 6 June, his Consultant Stoke Physician, Dr Stuart Maguire, based at Bradford Teaching Hospitals, deemed him to be medically fit and Mr Wainwright was discharged home. Dr Maguire said: “I am delighted that we have been able to demonstrate that the pathway which allows our patients to access this innovative treatment in Leeds is working well. “I am delighted for Brendan because he has received a fast service that has limited the effects of the stroke and

we have been able to get him home in the best possible fitness just 48 hours after he had signs of a significant, disabling stroke. “For Bradford patients this means they now have access to the best possible care that the NHS can offer and in turn this dramatically improves their chances of recovering from a stroke.” For every minute wasted two million nerve cells in the brain die. Dr Maguire continued: “Strokes display a wide range of symptoms and the sooner that someone is seen by a specialist, the sooner they can receive treatment. “If people are worried that they are having a stroke, the important thing is to act fast, access medical help as soon as possible because time is a critical factor in delivering this treatment and the sooner you get medical intervention the better your long-term outcomes.” Mr Wainwright said he was delighted to have been Bradford’s first patient to access the new service. He joked: “My memory is still a bit foggy but then it always has been. It’s unbelievable though - I got to the hospital just in the nick of time. I now feel on top of the world and feel very, very lucky. “I thank my lucky stars that I am here today to tell the tale and I am so grateful to the doctors who saved my life. I can’t believe I am going home so quickly, I could have been dead. The NHS has saved my life.”

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Islamic and Civil marriage; Shariah law and Divorce By Rob Maddison-Joss, RMJ Wealth Management I recently met a new client seeking some advice about a pre-nuptial agreement. He was a young man who was potentially going to marry his partner in an Islamic ceremony and then they would both move into his home which he had bought prior to the beginning of the relationship. The young man was accompanied by his mother who was worried about the way in which he owned his property and wanted some advice about protection. I asked the usual questions about the relationship; in particular when they were due to marry. The answer was that this was to be an Islamic ceremony and so there would be no engagement in particular and that the marriage would be planned over a short period of time before the ceremony. There was no plan to register the marriage as a civil marriage alongside the Islamic marriage. This answer changed things. If there was to be no registering of the Islamic marriage as a civil marriage then it would not be recognised as a ‘legal’ marriage according to the law of England and Wales. Accordingly, there could be no pre-nuptial agreement as there were to be no nuptials. The client’s partner could not make any claims under the Matrimonial Causes Act

1973 as his wife because she would not be legally recognised as his wife.

whether there were discriminatory practices against women who use sharia councils.” Review In the example I referred to With good timing, in February above, a sharia council would this year a review was presumably be approached conducted by the Home Office by the wife to make decisions into the application of sharia about a separation. It is law in England and Wales. important to note however The review was chaired by that the sharia council has Mona Siddiqui OBE and can no legal status and no legal be read in detail here binding authority under In particular the review civil law and hence in the focused on “whether sharia event that a marriage was law is being misused or registered as a civil marriage, applied in a way that is the law of England and Wales incompatible with the (i.e. under the Matrimonial domestic law in England Causes Act 1973) would and Wales, and in particular prevail.

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Use of the sharia council by women The review found that over 90% of people using sharia councils are women seeking an Islamic divorce. The reasons for this were several; ranging from cost, to family requirements, to religious beliefs. Also the review found sharia councils being relied upon because of the lack of a civilly registered marriage and the misconception that an Islamic divorce is all that is required. Civil marriage alongside Islamic marriage Evidence was then sought

as to why Muslim couples do not register their marriage civilly alongside the Islamic marriage. A number of possible reasons emerged, from simple lack of awareness, to financial reasons including wanting to avoid the jurisdiction of the family court, to polygamy. Implications in the family court If the Islamic marriage is not registered civilly, there can be no divorce using the jurisdiction of England and Wales. Hence in situations for example where property is owned by one person alone, the other person cannot make

any financial claim other than through the laws of property ownership, which are much stricter and less open to discretion as in the divorce law of England and Wales. The financially disadvantaged client who has entered into an Islamic marriage but not a civil marriage will therefore find themselves in a much worse position. The future The review recommends legislative changes to the Marriage Act 1949 and the Matrimonial Causes Act 1973, such to ensure that civil marriages are conducted before or at the same time as the Islamic marriage ceremony. This would ensure that a greater number of women would have the protection of family law in divorce. It does seem rather bizarre that if a couple were married in another country in which an Islamic marriage was legally recognised, outside of England and Wales; they would then be able to use the divorce laws here, without having to register the marriage civilly. Yet those who have the Islamic ceremony here with no accompanying civil ceremony cannot.

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Safeguarding is everybody’s business by West Yorkshire Police and Crime Commissioner, Mark Burns-Williamson Safeguarding generally is something that all of us need to be aware of, as the successful week of events demonstrated just recently across West Yorkshire.

able to provide continuing support to the road safety charity Brake with a joint £5,000 donation with Chief Constable, Dee Collins. We used monies from the Police Property Act Fund to support BRAKE – more than doubling donations from previous Bradford had a variety years. The cash from the of events including one fund contains money from the at Holmewood Connect sale of property connected showcasing work by residents with crime and is used for helping to make their charitable donations. community safer, and also BRAKE is the national road a public consultation event safety charity, based in took place at Manningham Huddersfield, which exists Mills Community Centre to help prevent and stop the on Bradford Council’s needless deaths and serious Safeguarding Adults Board injuries that happen on our three year plan where I was roads every day. pleased to contribute and As well as providing care show my support. for families bereaved and But across all five districts injured in road crashes, there was something for Brake co-ordinates Road everyone, be it parents Safety Week every November. or professionals or family I was delighted to attend events. Safeguarding really their recent reception in is everybody’s business, so Parliament where Bradford always keep that in mind to South MP Judith Cummings ensure we are doing our best was awarded ‘Road Safety to keep our most vulnerable Parliamentarian of the Year’ or those who need a helping for recognition of her work. hand safe. We know road safety is a I have been pleased to be significant issue for people

and is frequently raised as a concern by members of the public across Bradford and West Yorkshire. Road safety is a priority in my Police and Crime Plan and this donation is in recognition of the exceptional service Brake provides both in prevention and in raising awareness of road safety and supporting families, victims and witnesses. I also attended some great events in both Otley and Kirklees around youngsters developing methods to increase road safety awareness among their peers. Those projects were funded through my Safer Communities Fund (Proceeds of Crime) which just goes to show the real value of the Fund and how it is helping many grassroots projects and successful in community engagement. Leeds City Council - Highways and Transportation received £5000 from the Fund for their Road Safety Oscars project while The Polish Saturday School in Huddersfield received £2538.88 for a

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special event to increase awareness of road safety around their building- used by a large number of people from the community and sits near a busy main road. The Leeds initiative sees secondary schools across Leeds invited to develop road safety and sustainable travel films. These schools, including Prince Henry’s Grammar School, in Otley, the one I attended recently, then hold Road Safety Oscars Ceremonies to showcase their work before sharing them with all year groups and feeder primary schools. The films include road safety messages such as avoiding distractions, using appropriate crossings, being visible and coping with peer pressure. They also promote sustainable travel facilities and considerate parking. The event at the Polish Saturday School had a workshop for children and parents with practical demonstrations, a road safety competition, artwork, a quiz, a road safety song and a play performed by the GCSE and A-level students. The SCF money also paid for a number of hazard awareness signs and banners, as well as safety equipment including high visibility jackets for young people. I was delighted to be able to visit both and meet with organisers and participants. I also visited Neighbourhood Policing Teams across the county as it is so important to see first-hand what valuable work officers are doing to engage, problem solve, and work with partners to ensure we are acting

on solutions to issues as soon as we can. This vital function is something I have always been vocal about protecting and I feel strongly that Neighbourhood Policing remains the bedrock of the way we do community policing. I recently reinvested into this area and am pleased to see the teams out and about engaging with communities and going out with them really reminds me what a fantastic job they all do. Another reminder of that was the recent annual West Yorkshire Policing Awards. It’s no secret that it is a very challenging time for policing and our officers and staff really are at the forefront of that. They put themselves in harm’s way day in day out to keep us all safe, displaying exceptional bravery, professionalism and integrity in the way in which they go about their business. The awards celebrated the best achievements from over the last year and it’s testament to the work of West Yorkshire Police and our partners that there were

many nominations making it so difficult to choose the winners. We have also seen three of West Yorkshire Police’s senior officers receive accolades for their work in the Queen’s Birthday Honours list and that is testament to the ongoing work they are doing within the force to keep the public safe, despite the ongoing challenges and complexities, not least with the Government funding cuts experienced in recent years. My Safer Communities Fund this time around was aimed at groups tackling serious/ violent crime and I am pleased that we have had a huge amount of applications which my office are currently looking through. That Fund round closed on 15 June but to read about it and find out about applying for the next round when it opens please visit the website at https:// www.westyorkshire-pcc.gov. uk.

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will be doing so in Nike or Adidas boots exemplifies the dominance these two brands have in their sector. Adidas has captivated the Even without teams from Nike had to reveal that it was hearts of consumers globally the US and China, this year’s pulling out of providing boots through endorsements of top teams and this creates a World Cup is expected to to the Iranian national team high degree of brand loyalty be a financial phenomenon. in order to avoid heavy fines The 2014 tournament was under President Trump’s new which enables pricing power. watched by more than 3.2 trade sanctions. Yet between The World Cup provides an opportunity to drive sales for billion people and generated them, the two sportswear a global audience. revenues of $4 billion. This giants will be dressing more year is expected to be more than two thirds of the players. Indeed, Adidas has not profitable still. Providing they can dodge any limited itself to kitting out the players. It is also For some onlookers, the further political interference manufacturing the World Cup biggest clash at the World in the tournament, sports ball, the ‘Telstar’, as it has Cup is not France v Spain apparel companies are done at every tournament or Germany v Brazil – but likely to be one of the since 1970 and it is one of the Nike v Adidas. The German biggest beneficiaries of the seven official FIFA Partners sportswear giant Adidas has quadrennial showpiece. The for Russia 2018. pipped Nike 12 – 10 to secure fact that most of the players the most shirt deals at this looking to play the killer pass The strong performance of Adidas will certainly be year’s tournament; moreover, or score the winning goal

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of interest to Nike. The US sports giant will be providing the kits for England and Brazil (amongst others) at this year’s tournament and its boots will be worn by a number of household names, including Cristiano Ronaldo. Although its sponsorship of the World Cup does not extend as far as that of Adidas, Nike appears to have taken a different approach, targeting top teams and stars instead of spreading itself more thinly across the many advertising and marketing opportunities. In the past, Nike and Adidas have seen a material impact linked to the World Cup Finals; in 2014, Nike’s first-quarter income increased by 23%.5 However, reservations persist over whether this year’s

edition in Russia will be quite so profitable due to the political outsider status of the country and the struggles it has faced in finding sponsorship deals. With this in mind, Nike and Adidas may already have one

eye on future World Cups, the USA, Mexico and Canada won the rights to host the 2026 tournament, which is already being billed as having the potential to be the most lucrative World Cup ever.

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BID boss says it’s crucial THE REAL work in setting up a Business Improvement District for Bradford city centre starts now. That was the message from BID Development Group chair Ian Ward to a packed auditorium at the launch of the BID Business Plan. Representatives of more than 600 businesses had been invited to attend the event at the Pictureville cinema last month, in the National Science + Media Museum to discover how £2.5 million would be spent over five years if the BID goes ahead. Mr Ward said it had been an 18-month journey to arrive at the Business Plan launch, with “more than 3,000 interactions with local businesses” through open meetings, presentations, and face-to-face discussions and almost 75 drafts of the plan itself. “We had to make sure we got this right, that we represented exactly what local business wanted, so we could deliver the best for Bradford,” said Mr Ward. “Realistically, we haven’t delivered anything yet; the real hard work starts now because we need to win the hearts and minds of those 630 businesses in the BID demise area and persuade them to vote in favour of setting up the BID. “But the sheer number of people at this launch shows just how much the Bradford business community wants this to happen.” Crowds at the launch event were treated to some specially-devised and

produced entertainment, organised by Bradford-based community arts organisation The Brick Box, featuring a “flash-mob”-style breakdance and new BID-themed dance performance by city-based Clean North dance group, and inspirational performances by Bradford poets Haris Ahmed, aged 16, and Kirsty Taylor, who has appeared on BBC Radio 3’s Verb New Voices. The final business plan document sets out a strategy for improving the city centre with money invested by businesses through an annual levy, based on a small percentage on top of their business rates. A typical small business would pay just £3.61 per week, a medium-sized business with a rateable value of, for instance, £65,000 would pay less than £16 per week and the cost to a large business, with a rateable value of £150,000, would be about £36 per week. The Business Plan is already being backed by a host of small businesses as well as The Broadway and Kirkgate shopping centres, Little Germany Action Ltd, the University of Bradford, Bradford College, Bradford City football club, Provident Financial, Yorkshire Building Society, SunbridgeWells, Bradford Civic Society, Kala Sangam and others. It sets out four key strategic pillars for improving the city centre, under the Clean, Safe, Alive and Promoted banners.

“Clean” projects will include improving the appearance of empty shops, carrying out extra street cleansing and washing, chewing gum removal, cleaning up graffiti and improving problem areas. “Safe” objectives will feature work to change negative perceptions of Bradford, establish initiatives to reduce crime and the fear of crime and working with partner organisations to help make the city centre a safe and secure place to be, especially after 5pm. New seasonal events, including more Christmas activities, more street markets and street entertainment are among schemes to bring the city centre “Alive”, and the “Promoted” pillar will include projects to encourage investment into Bradford, greater lobbying, representation and championing of the city and marketing and promotion to a far wider audience to attract more visitors and shoppers to Bradford. “It’s all about additionality,” said Mr Ward. “The BID will provide services and enhancements over and above the basic service Bradford Council can provide. “It will give businesses the power and funding to take action to make significant, targeted and sustained improvements to our city centre. “Local businesses have

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decided what those improvements should be and now we need to ensure they vote to support the setting up of the BID when it goes to a ballot on September 13. All they need to do is ‘Vote Yes’!” The result of the ballot will be declared on October 12. If a majority of those who take part vote in favour – and if, between them, they represent more than half of the total

rateable value of the area’s properties – the BID will be formally established before the end of 2018 and will operate until December 2023.

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UN High Commissioner’s report on the situation of human rights in Kashmir by Mohammad Nazir Tabassum The full title of this report is: Report on the situation of Human Rights in Kashmir: Developments in the Indian State of Jammu and Kashmir from June 2016 to April 2018, and General Human Rights Concerns in Azad Jammu and Kashmir and Gilgit-Baltistan.

The same day Mr Shujaat Bukhari, editor-in-chief of the English daily the Rising Kashmir, founded in 2008, was murdered by unknown assailants in Press Colony of Srinagar as he stepped out of his car. He was the thirteenth journalist killed so far during a conflict going on between India and Pakistan since 1989 to gain full control over the territory. Mr Bukhari’s brother was a cabinet member of the coalition government This report was issued by the of PDP’s Mehbooba Mufti Office of the United Nations and BJP. This coalition also High Commissioner for Human collapsed followed by this Rights on June 14, 2018. fateful assassination as a

result of which Governor’s Raj is now imposed in the IndianAdministered J & K. The crux of this report can be seen in the executive summary of this report covered in 22 points. All of these cannot be reproduced here for the paucity of space. However, the most important ones could be brought forward. It begins with the killing of Burhan Wani, a 22-year old leader of the Hizbul Mujahidin, an armed group, on 8 July 2016 in an encounter with the Indian Security forces. It then describes what happened in

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the aftermath of this killing. The UN High Commissioner for Human Rights then narrates the refusal of both the governments of India and Pakistan to provide unconditional access to the two parts under their respective control so that the magnitude of the rights violations could be assessed. As a result, without unconditional access to both parts of the state across the Line of Control, the UN High Commissioner for Human Rights undertook remote monitoring of the human rights situation in Indian-

Administered and PakistanAdministered Kashmir. The report expressly states that the demonstrations the ensued the July 2016 killing of Burhan Wani was met heavy by the Indian security forces. It consisted of killings by the Indian security forces ranging between 130 to 145 between mid-July 2016 and the end of March 2018. During the same period 16 to 20 civilians were killed by armed groups. The report also states that a variety of armed groups are operating since 1980s in the Indian state of J & K and

committing human rights violations most of which are documented. Nearly a dozen armed groups that operated in 1990s are now reduced to a half, the experts believe that Pakistan’s military continues to support their operations across the LoC into IndianAdministered Kashmir. Pakistan continues to deny. The report states that impunity of human rights violations and lack of access to justice are key human rights challenges in the Indian state of J & K. It says that special laws in force in the state, such as the Armed Forces (Jammu and Kashmir) Special Powers Act, 1990 (AFSPA) and the Jammu and Kashmir Public Safety Act, 1978 (PSA), have created structures that obstruct the normal course of law, impede accountability, and jeopardise the right to remedy for victims of human rights violations. The main focus of this report in on the situation of human rights in the Indian state of Jammu and Kashmir from July 2016 to April 2018, nonetheless, it also examines the situation in PakistanAdministered Kashmir within this period. However, the human rights violations in this area of different nature or magnitude; their nature is more structural.

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The report elaborates that Pakistan’s Prime Minister, the federal minister of Kashmir Affairs and Gilgit-Baltistan and the federal civil service have full control over all government operations in both Azad Jammu and Kashmir and Gilgit-Baltistan. According to an international NGO, federal intelligence agencies are deployed across the two regions and have “considerable powers over local elected representatives and officials”. Moreover, the report gives importance to the fact that the interim constitution of AJK has placed several restrictions on any one criticising AJK’s accession to Pakistan, in contravention to international standards on the rights to freedoms of expression and opinion, assembly and

association. The report highlights the abuse of powers by dint of Anti-Terrorism Act, 1997 in Gilgit-Baltistan that was being used to target locals who have been raising issues related to the “rights of people”. The report also points out a national NGO that was informed about GilgitBaltistan authorities evicting forcibly the locals in Maqpoon Das area, while the Chief Secretary of Gilgit-Baltistan allocated the same land to state authorities for China Pakistan Economic Corridor. The displaced claimed they had not received compensation or relocation from the authorities. Office of the High Commissioner for Human Rights has received information that indigenous

people in Gilgit-Baltistan have complained of not being properly informed or consulted on decisions affecting them and their lively hoods. The report also focuses on the Interim Constitution of AJK that incorporates the definition of a Muslim as stated in the Constitution of Pakistan. According to this definition, members of Ahmadiyya community are declared non-Muslims which provides basis for institution discrimination against them. Blasphemy provisions of the Constitution of Pakistan are also incorporated in the Interim Constitution of AJK and operative in GilgitBaltistan too. The report vehemently criticises the military courts and tribunals in Indian-

Administered Kashmir that impede access to justice. It states: “In February 2018, the Union Ministry of Home Affairs informed the Parliament that since 1990 the Jammu and Kashmir government had sought the sanction of the central government for prosecution of members of the security forces in 50 cases. The central government refused to sanction prosecution in 47 cases, while decisions remained pending in 3 cases as of April 2018”. The report elaborates the denial of justice to the muchwronged people of Indian J & K even by the Indian Supreme Court. It states: “In April 2013, the Supreme Court granted security forces the option to try their own personnel, and the Border

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New research uncovers link between green space and children’s mental health NEW research has unearthed a link between green space and the mental health of children living in an English inner city. children. Parents answered a series of questionnaires about how often and how long their children played out in both summer and winter, and how satisfied they were with their local parks. Over four years, follow-up assessments were conducted to examine the effect on the children’s mental health, as perceived by their mothers, including other important lifestyle, demographic and socio-economic factors. The majority of families involved in the study (66%) lived in areas deemed some of the most deprived innercity wards of the country. Author and BiB Director, Dr Rosie McEachan, said: “Although we know green spaces are good for health, up until our study we didn’t really know whether quantity, quality or the amount of time children spent outdoors was most important for children’s mental wellbeing. With more than 50 per cent of the global population and 73 per cent of Europe’s population living in urban areas, urban green spaces could be crucial in in improving quality of life for city dwellers. “We also know that mental wellbeing during childhood is a key predictor of mental health in adulthood, so figuring out the potential of urban green spaces to promote positive mental wellbeing in children is important.”

The research found that that among South Asian children, the amount of green space in the local neighbourhood had a positive impact on their health as it was associated with fewer behavioural difficulties. However, the team also discovered that satisfaction with local parks was a more important predictor of children’s mental wellbeing, suggesting that quality, in addition to quantity, are key to unlocking the health benefits of green spaces. By contrast, no such associations were observed among White British children. Dr McEachan explained: “We asked families how satisfied were they with their local parks and green space - when parents reported greater satisfaction

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The study looked at the impact of nature on the wellbeing of four-year-old children living in Bradford, West Yorkshire. Said to be the first of its kind to explore the relationship between the quantity, quality, and use of green space and its effect on mental health, the research has now been published in The Lancet’s Planetary Health Journal. The study is part of the landmark Born in Bradford (BiB) study, one of the biggest and most important health research studies undertaken in the UK as it is tracking the lives of thousands of the city’s children into adulthood and beyond. A total of 2,594 mums (1,518 participants were South Asian, 738 were of White British origin and 333 were of another ethnicity) were asked to report on their children’s mental wellbeing between 2012 and 2015, and the amount of green space available in their neighbourhood was calculated using satellite images. Mums were also asked how satisfied they were with their local parks, and how often their children played outside in green spaces. Researchers looked at the amount of residential green space around each of the participants’ homes and the distance to large parks. Green spaces were defined as public parks including play areas specifically designed for

with these spaces, their children’s mental wellbeing was greater. This suggests that quality of green spaces is a more important predictor of children’s mental wellbeing than simply having lots of it around. “Our research also found that South Asian children spent less time playing outside in parks and that their parents were less satisfied with their green places. “The reasons why South Asian mums are less satisfied with their local parks and use them less, may because many of these families live in inner city areas where the quality of local parks is not as good as other areas.” The study also found that White British families lived on average 221 metres from large areas of green space (>0.5 hectares, about half the size of a football pitch), but South Asian families tended

to live in less green areas. Only 14 per cent of South Asian families lived in the greenest parts of the city compared with 34 per cent of White British families. The study also found that children spent on average six hours per week playing outside in summer, but this fell dramatically to only oneand-a-half hours per week in winter. The authors - who also included Director of Research at the Bradford Institute for Health Research, Professor John Wright and Research Fellow, Dr Tiffany Yang - believe their findings should encourage urban planners and public health professionals to work together to increase the availability and quality of green spaces for communities living in inner city areas. Dr McEachan added: “It is shocking that poorer, inner city families have less access to the health promoting benefits of high quality local parks and green spaces which could have a clear beneficial impact on their health. “We hope our research will make policy makers think about innovative ways of making our poorer neighbourhoods and communities greener, and healthier places to live in as this may have a significant benefit on the mental health of our children. “For South Asian children – and for those other children living in deprived inner cities around the country - living close to and playing in green

spaces can alleviate mental health symptoms and lead to happier and healthier children but we need to think about the quality of our parks and not just the quantity as provision of green space alone is unlikely to produce health benefits.” Professor Wright said: “Our research reinforces how green space in our cities is so important in protecting our mental health, as well as providing a place for improving physical health. “We hope that it will provide more momentum for health sectors and urban designers to work together to harness the power of nature to prevent ill-health.” The BiB project is based at the Bradford Institute for Health Research (BIHR) within the grounds of the Bradford Royal Infirmary. Previous BiB research has shown that green spaces are related to reducing reporting of depressive symptoms in pregnancy and are related to healthier birthweight in babies. BiB are now working with the Better Start Bradford programme to explore how we can improve local green spaces within the city to improve the wellbeing of families with children aged under 4. For more information about the Born in Bradford study visit: www.borninbradford. nhs.uk

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Bradford Hospital wins national award for “trail blazing” project A Bradford hospital team has scooped a top accolade for its trail-blazing work with young people with learning difficulties. The team at Bradford Royal Infirmary (BRI), part of Bradford Teaching Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust has been recognised in the Healthcare People Management Association (HPMA) Awards 2018. These awards recognise and reward outstanding work in healthcare human resource management and were presented at a glittering ceremony held in London. The Bradford team received the University of Bradford award for cross-sector working. Bradford Teaching Hospitals is proud to support Project SEARCH, which provides young people with learning difficulties with nine months on-the-job work experience. This is done through systematic instruction and mentoring and fully immersing the young people in the work culture of the host employer. Project SEARCH began in 1996 in Cincinnati Children’s Hospital Medical Centre, USA, and there are now around 50 project SEARCH sites in the UK and Europe. It was launched at Bradford Royal Infirmary in September 2013 and is a partnership between Southfield School, Bradford; Hft (a national charity that supports people with learning disabilities and Bradford Teaching Hospitals.

The programme has had a huge impact for interns, their families/carers, mentors and employers. Interns are supported by Bradford Council’s travel training unit to travel on their own to and from the hospital, which in turn, helps them become more independent. The intensive programme helps

the young people become extremely focused on their career with a desire to get paid employment. Each intern has a mentor who offers support and guidance for the duration of the placement. Since the programme started, 36 interns have been supported through the programme to graduation.

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Of these, 26 have gained employment, a success rate of over 70%. This compares to a national employment rate of around 6% for people with learning difficulties. Ten former interns have gained employment at the hospital since the programme started. Lorraine Cameron, Head of Equality and Diversity and

Business Liaison for the project said: “We are utterly delighted to win this award for this fabulous project. The hospital has developed a great partnership with Southfield school, Hft and a number of large and small local businesses who have helped us turn interns in to employees”.

The judging panel for the award was also full of praise, commenting: “This trailblazing project showed clear benefits over time and strong communications. The team is passionate about individual stories”. Next month will see Project SEARCH Bradford hold its annual graduation ceremony.

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Berlin is the capital of Germany and one of the 16 states of Germany. With a population of 3.5 million people, it is the second most populous city proper and the seventh most populous urban area in the European Union. Located in north-eastern Germany on the banks of Rivers Spree and Havel, it is the centre of the BerlinBrandenburg Metropolitan Region, which has about six million residents from over 180 nations. Due to its location in the European Plain, Berlin is influenced by a temperate seasonal climate. Around one-third of the city’s area is composed of forests, parks, gardens, rivers and lakes.

saw steady growth in its importance, dazzling epochs alternated with darker eras. Nevertheless, the formerly divided city has succeeded in becoming a vibrant metropolis in the heart of Europe. Berlin’s history has left the city with a highly eclectic array of architecture and buildings. The city’s appearance today is predominantly shaped by the key role it played in Germany’s history in the 20th century. Each of the national governments based in Berlin — the Kingdom of Prussia, the 1871 German Empire, the Weimar Republic, Nazi Germany, East Germany, and now the reunified Germany — initiated ambitious (re-)

construction programs, with each adding its own distinctive style to the city’s architecture. GETTING AROUND Cycling - Berlin is known for its highly developed bike lane system. Around 1,500,000 daily rides account for 13% of total traffic in 2008. The Senate of Berlin aims to increase the number to 1820% of city traffic by the year 2025. U-Bahn - The U-Bahn is an urban rapid transit rail system, and is entirely within the city borders. Whilst the majority of the system is underground, significant sections operate on elevated

tracks or at street level. It is operated by the Berliner Verkehrsbetriebe (BVG), the city owned municipal transport operator, and uses the common public transport tariff managed by the Verkehrsverbund BerlinBrandenburg (VBB). Trams - Berlin has a tram network comprising 22 tram lines serving 377 tram stops and measuring 293.78 kilometres (182.55 mi) in length. Buses - Berlin has a network of 149 daytime bus routes serving 2634 bus stops and with a total route length of 1,675 kilometres (1,041 mi). At night time, Berlin is served by a night bus network of 63 bus routes serving 1508 stops and a total route length of 795 kilometres (494 mi). Ferries - Berlin has an extensive network of waterways within its city boundaries, including the Havel, Spree and Dahme rivers, and many linked lakes and canals. These are crossed by six passenger ferry routes that are operated by the Berliner Verkehrsbetriebe (BVG) and use the common public transport tariff managed by the Verkehrsverbund BerlinBrandenburg (VBB). TOP 5 PLACES TO VISIT

HISTORY Founded in the 13th century, Berlin has had an eventful history. Excavations from 2008 suggest that the city may be even older than was previously assumed: state archaeologists have discovered an oak beam that probably dates back to 1183. Almost no other metropolis has experienced such frequent, radical change transforming the face of the city. Although Berlin

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Grunewald forest - Grunewald is Berlin’s largest forested area, to the south-west of Charlottenburg and easily accessible via S-bahn. Pack a picnic and head down here for a day of tranquil respite from the bustle of the city. Venture through the woods by foot, bicycle or on horseback and, if weather permits, take a dip in the clean waters of Schlachtensee or Wannsee, the nearest of the forest’s several freshwater lakes. Olympic Stadium - The Olympiastadion exemplifies fascist taste in architecture. This arcaded classical oval of pale Franconian stone is simple but grandiose and on an epic scale.

furniture, ceramics, prints, sculptures, photographs and sketches, all created in the workshop. Berlin Wall - The Wall was mostly demolished between June and November 1990 although a restored stretch remains along the southern border of Wedding and Mitte. Visit Checkpoint Charlie, the famous east-west border control during the Cold War and now a tourist centre, for comprehensive display boards telling the Wall’s story. For more of a visual history, take a walk along the Wall by the Spree, where it runs between the Freidrichshain-Kreuzberg districts. Museum Island - At the

Its greatest claim to fame however came during the 1936 Olympics, which had been intended by the National Socialist government to be a showcase for Aryan triumph. Instead the stadium was the spot where black American athlete Jesse Owens won four gold medals, emphatically disproving Hitler’s ideas about racial superiority in front of the world’s media. Bauhaus Museum - You’ll find out that everyone can be a designer at the Bauhaus Archiv, which offers a total insight into the development of the utilitarian art school that came out of Weimar Germany. The school’s founder, architect Walter Gropius, drew up plans for the elegant white building that now houses the museum. Its permanent exhibition displays

eastern end of Unter den Linden is Museum Island, a UNESCO-listed World Heritage Site lying in the middle of the Spree. It’s home to five of Berlin’s most important museums: two not to be missed are the Neues Museum, home to the Egyptian bust of Nefertiti and the spectacular Pergamonmuseum, one of the world’s major archaeological museums. Within it you walk through a series of astounding structures, from a partial recreation of the Pergamon Altar (170–159 BC) to the two-storey Roman Gate of Miletus (29 metres wide and almost 17 metres high) and the Ishtar Gate of Babylon, dating from the reign of King Nebuchadnezzar (605–563 BC).

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you can stand your ground with your views. It’s one thing saving, but pointless if it’s to live miserably and at each other throats. Why not tell him this? I hope you find a happy medium and live a little. Love and peace AJ x

husband – and I don’t know what to do about it. I want to get in touch with this guy and ask him outright how he feels about me and if he wants to take things further. And, if he does, do I just leave my husband? I’m not the At times, we all need to talk about certain impulsive sort, but I’m issues and problems that are affecting us. Dear Aunty Jackie, finding it hard to ignore Whether we feel we have an embarrassing I have been married for a these feelings. Please medical condition, trying to overcome an year and, while my husband advise. addiction or a relationship with our partner is a nice guy, he doesn’t Anonymous female, that is causing family commotion, Aunty seem to want much out of Huddersfield Jackie is here to advise you. Whether or not life and things with him are very dull. We were together Dear Anonymous female, you take my advice on board, I will advise for two years before getting Why is that more and more you as to the best of married and I thought he people are not happy with my knowledge and life was enough for me, but what they have in life? You experience. now I’m starting to doubt it. married the guy, surely that There’s an added speaks volumes. A quick fix All letters sent in complication in that I’ve is not always grounds for a will remain totally found myself being very better future. After a couple attracted to another of years with him will you anonymous and I will try man. He’s someone I met crave again? However, if your to answer as many as I recently on a residential current relationship is dead in can. Aunty Jackie is here course and I haven’t been the water and you have tried for you! able to stop thinking of him everything to make it work, since. I guess you have nothing to Dear Aunty Jackie, We had a huge argument It was obvious there was lose. My only advise is would My husband and I have the other day because I had electricity between us, but you be prepared to leave your two grown-up sons who a friend coming round and neither of us acted on it as husband before asking this have both now left home. popped out to buy milk and we both have partners. I new man out and chancing He’s worked at the same paid more than it costs in don’t think I’ve ever felt this losing both? company for 40 years and our local supermarket. strongly about someone Love and peace AJ x earns a fairly decent salary, His brothers tease him for before – certainly not my while I work part time as being tight but he insists a receptionist in our local he’s just being careful doctors’ surgery. and looking out for our My husband has always retirement. But we’re been incredibly careful already in our late 60s and with money and we’ve I feel if we don’t enjoy the never had holidays abroad odd holiday or meal out or things like takeaways, now, when will we ever? which all our friends seem Anonymous female, Leeds to enjoy. Now the boys have left home and the mortgage Dear Anonymous female, is paid off, I thought we There is absolutely nothing would finally enjoy our life wrong in saving for your a little. But my husband retirement more so if it is even more controlling ensures you keep the lifestyle of our money than ever you want. However, I do agree before. the milk seems a tad over the He insists on doing the top and petty. Maybe you do weekly shop because he not tell him next time! I trust thinks he makes better you also know the ins and choices and that I’m too outs of both your finances so wasteful. when you broach the subject,

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Dear Aunty Jackie, I’m about to celebrate 30 years of marriage and my wife and I have three grown-up kids and the two boys still live with us at home. Last week, my wife and I were at an event with some of her friends and ended up going back to one of their houses for another drink. When it was time to go home, we called a taxi and I waited by the door for it while she carried on talking to her friends in the kitchen. One of them asked her if she could go back and do one thing in life that she’s missed over the past 30 years, what would it be? My wife replied: “Another night with John.” I was totally shocked – John was her ex-boyfriend who she lost her virginity with. I wanted the ground to open up and swallow me and had to hold back the tears. None of them saw me standing by the door. Then one of her friends asked why this was as she has such a good husband and my wife said: “But he lacks

in the trouser department and John was a lot bigger and better in bed.” At that point, one of her friends saw me and insisted my wife hadn’t meant anything by what she’d said and that she was just drunk. How can I handle this? I’m thinking of walking away. Anonymous male, York Dear Anonymous male, Everyone knows girls talk rubbish on the lash. I really wouldn’t take it to heart as it was probably the first thing that came into her head at the time. Look at it more to your advantage. You can now enjoy getting a bit more wild and adventurous under the duvet and she is hardly going to dare complain. Milk this for all its worth. After all, you need to reassure your own ego and prove to her you still have hidden moves. Have fun with this one! Love and peace AJ x

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This month we will explore optimism as it is a key component for good mental health and resilience. It is about being able to look on the bright side, finding the silver lining, noticing what’s right rather than what’s wrong. The good thing is that it can be learnt. For most of my twenties I was a pessimist and a worrier as I often expected the worst to happen. That resulted in me creating a negative and painful life where I struggled to feel joy because even when things were going well, I believed that it wouldn’t last and something awful would happen. What helped me to start making changes was going into further education and training to be a social worker. That provided the opportunity for me to begin to learn and understand myself, to develop some self-awareness. I became consciously aware of my thoughts and noticing what a negative impact they had on how I felt and then came to the realisation that only I could change my thoughts. One of the things that really helped was to use positive affirmations. These are positive statements that you don’t necessarily have to believe at first but when you say them consistently many times every day for a length of time, you begin to believe them.

When I was a pessimist, I would say repeatedly to myself ‘I can’t cope’. I changed that statement to ‘Whatever happens I can handle it’ and now I believe that. Other positive affirmations you might choose to say could be ‘I trust myself to make the right decisions’ or ‘I am optimistic, confident and capable to move forward in life with ease’. I now welcome good fortune without fear and accept the challenges and difficulties life brings knowing they will pass and that there is always something to learn from them. There are huge benefits to

being optimistic. For example, if you feel confident that you’ll achieve a goal, you will make the effort needed to reach it. Supporting the belief that optimistic thoughts, can be self-fulfilling. Optimists are more positive, enthusiastic, have more energy and are more mentally and physically healthy. Studies show that optimists have higher self-esteem and are less likely to experience depression or anxiety. They are more likely to persevere in the face of difficulties and not give up easily and believe that something good can come from even the worst experiences. Being an optimist also means that even if you have been let down by several people in your life, as most of us have, you don’t believe that

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you will be let down by everyone. It means that you are more likely to give each new person the benefit of the doubt. Some research from the Netherlands shows that optimists are less likely to experience heart disease. If you would like to become more optimistic there are some things you can do, here are 5 suggestions: 1. Creating a gratitude journal. At the end of each day, write five things that you are grateful for. It doesn’t matter how big or small, it could be that you have had a hot meal or have a bed to sleep in or people in your life that love you. Being grateful improves our self-esteem, physical and psychological health and enhances empathy and reduces aggression. 2. Being around optimistic

people is important as they will inspire you to be a better person, provide you with motivation to achieve your goals, empower you to make the changes you need and support you. German philosopher Karl Marx (1818 – 1883) said “Surround yourself with people who make you happy. People who make you laugh, who help you when you’re in need. People who genuinely care. They are the ones worth keeping in your life. Everyone else is just passing through.” 3. It is important to be aware of the negative effect of the media, news and certain TV programs. Steven Pinker journalist for The Guardian says: “The media exaggerates negative news and that this distortion has consequences”. It is easy to think that the

world is a dangerous and scary place, when in reality most people are good and decent. 4. Don’t compare yourself to others. When we do this, we either feel superior or inferior and neither is good for us. If in comparing yourself to others, you decide that you are not as good as others, not as capable, are not as likely to succeed as others, it can be harmful, leading to feelings of dissatisfaction and unhappiness. It’s worth remembering that we are all different, like pieces in a jigsaw, with our own unique qualities, strengths, skills values and experience. No one person is just like you and the world needs you to be just yourself, doing what you need to do for the benefit of human-kind. 5. It is also helpful to hold the belief that it is perfectly fine, normal even for us and others to make mistakes. An anonymous quote I like is, “A mistake should be your teacher, not your attacker. A mistake is a lesson, not a loss. It is a temporary necessary detour not a dead end.” Finally, I wish you an optimistic life, full of all the good things you wish for.

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Murdered Heather Locklear arrested rapper after ‘kicking’ paramedic XXXTentacion was to become a father Murdered rapper XXXTentacion was to become a father, the star’s mother has revealed. Cleopatra Bernard posted a photo of an ultrasound picture on her Instagram account, writing: “He left us a final gift.” The Instagram account for the rapper, whose real name is Jahseh Onfroy, later posted the same image with the caption “baby jah #longlivejahseh” with a heart emoji. It is not known who the mother of the child is. At the time of his death, the rapper was awaiting trial

after pleading not guilty to domestic abuse against his former girlfriend, Geneva Ayala. In 2016, prosecutors charged him with aggravated battery of a pregnant woman, false imprisonment and witness tampering. The news comes shortly after police arrested a 22-year-old suspect in connection with the fatal shooting. Dedrick Devonshay Williams has been charged with first-degree murder without premeditation after XXXTentacion, 20, was shot dead last month.

Heather Locklear has been arrested on suspicion of kicking a police officer and an ambulance worker. Ventura County Police were called to the actress’s home in southern California at around 11pm on Sunday 24 June following reports of a dispute. The former Dynasty star, who has struggled with substance abuse in recent years, is reported to have attacked a first responder. The 56-year-old is alleged

to have first kicked one of the deputies, and then a paramedic who came to assess her condition. She was described as “appearing to be extremely intoxicated” by one of the first officers on the scene. Locklear was taken in shortly before midnight and booked on two counts of battery. She was released on Monday 25 June after posting a $20,000 (£15,000) bail and is understood to have checked

in to a treatment facility. name after winning the role of One of the biggest TV stars Sammy Jo Carrington in ABC of the 1980s and 1990s, daytime soap Dynasty. Locklear became a household

‘I’m not racist, I’m an idiot’: Rosanne Barr Roseanne Barr has apologised for a series of racist tweets, calling her comments a “huge error”, but insisted she “didn’t say black people look like apes”. The comedian’s TV show was cancelled after she compared African-American businesswoman Valerie Jarrett to the offspring of the “Muslim brotherhood & Planet of the Apes”. In a candid interview with Rabbi Shmuley Boteach, who Barr has known for nearly 20 years, she said her comments about the former Obama aide had been “misconstrued”. She told Boteach: “It’s really hard to say this but, I didn’t mean what they think I meant. And that’s what’s so painful. But I have to face that it hurt people. When you hurt people even unwillingly

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there’s no excuse…. “I apologise to anyone who thought, or felt offended and who thought that I meant something that I, in fact, did not mean. It was my own ignorance, and there’s no excuse for that ignorance.” Sobbing in parts of the

interview, she explained: “I have black children in my family. I can’t, I can’t let ‘em say these things about that, after thirty years of my putting my family and my health and my livelihood at risk to stand up for people. Barr said she “horribly

regrets” her now-deleted tweets, adding she had now “lost everything” and was ready to “accept the consequences”. Asking for forgiveness, she concluded: “I’m not a racist, I’m an idiot.”

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Tom Cruise starred in some of the top grossing films of the 1980s including Top Gun (1986); The Colour of Money (1986), Rain Man (1988) and Born on the Fourth of July (1989). By the 1990s he was one of the highest paid actors in the world earning an average 15 million dollars a picture in such blockbuster hits as Interview with the Vampire: The Vampire Chronicles (1994), Mission: Impossible (1996) and Jerry Maguire (1996) for which he received an Academy Award Nomination for best actor. In 1990 he renounced his devout Catholic beliefs and embraced The Church ff Scientology claiming that Scientology teachings had cured him of the dyslexia that had plagued him all of his life. A kind and thoughtful man well known for his compassion and generosity, Tom Cruise is one of the best liked members of the movie community. He was married to actress Nicole Kidman until 2001. Selected filmography 1983 Risky Business 1988 Cocktail 1992 A Few Good Men 2001 Vanilla Sky 2012 Jack Reacher 2015 Mission: Impossible - Rogue Nation

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Dir. Charles Stone III USA 2018 Tiffany Haddish, Nick Kroll, Shaquille O’Neal After draining his life savings to enter a team in

the Rucker Classic street ball tournament in Harlem, Dax (Lil Rel Howery) is dealt a series of unfortunate setbacks, including losing his team to his long-time rival (Nick Kroll). Desperate

Dir. Christopher McQuarrie USA 2018 Rebecca Ferguson, Tom Cruise, Vanessa Kirby When an IMF mission ends badly, the world is faced with dire consequences. As Ethan Hunt takes it upon himself to fulfil his original briefing, the CIA begins to question his loyalty and his motives. Hunt finds himself in a race against time, hunted by assassins and former allies while trying to prevent a global catastrophe. It is the sixth instalment in the Mission: Impossible film series. Genre: Action/Adventure/ Thriller

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Dir. Vaughn Stein Ireland/UK 2018 Margot Robbie, Simon Pegg, Dexter Fletcher In the dark heart of a sprawling, anonymous city, Terminal follows the twisting tales of two assassins carrying out a sinister mission, a teacher battling a fatal illness, an enigmatic janitor and a curious waitress leading a dangerous double life. Murderous consequences unravel in the dead of night as their lives all intertwine at the hands of a mysterious criminal mastermind hell-bent on revenge. Genre: Crime/Drama/Thriller

to win the tournament and the cash prize, Dax stumbles upon the man, the myth, the legend Uncle Drew (NBA All-Star Kyrie Irving) and convinces him to return to the court one more time. The two men embark on a road trip to round up Drew’s old basketball squad (Shaquille O’Neal, Chris Webber, Reggie Miller, Nate Robinson, and Lisa Leslie) and prove that a group of septuagenarians can still win the big one. Genre: Comedy

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Dir. Brad Bird USA 2018 Samuel L. Jackson, Catherine Keener, Sophia Bush Telecommunications guru Winston Deavor enlists Elastigirl to fight crime and make the public fall in love with superheroes once again. That leaves Mr. Incredible with one of his greatest challenges ever -- staying home and taking care of three rambunctious children. As Violet, Dash and JackJack offer him a new set of headaches, a cybercriminal named Screenslaver launches his dastardly plan -hypnotizing the world through computer screens. Genres: Animation/Action/ Adventure

ESCAPE PLAN 2: HADES

Dir. Steven C. Miller USA 2018 Sylvester Stallone, Dave Bautista, Jaime King Ray Breslin manages an elite team of security specialists trained in the art of breaking people out of the world’s most impenetrable prisons. When his most trusted operative, Shu Ren, is kidnapped and disappears inside the most elaborate prison ever built, entirely computerized and constantly changing shape, Ray must track him down with the help of some of his former friends. Genre: Action/Thriller

MAMMA MIA: HERE WE GO AGAIN

Dir. Ol Parker USA 2018 Lily James, Amanda Seyfried, Cher Mamma Mia Here We Go Again is going through Donna’s (played by Meryl Streep and Lily James) young life, experiencing the fun she had with the three possible Dads of Sophie (played by Amanda Seyfriend). Sophie is now pregnant. Like Donna, she will be young when she has her baby. This is where she realizes she will need to take risks like her mother did. Genre: Comedy/Musical

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Dir. Shamshad Pathan India 2018 Aseem Ali Khan, Bidita Bag, Kiran Kumar Page 16 is a Supernatural thriller. It’s a story about an ambitious builder Ajay whose life turned upside down when he bought a book for his son Harsh. It all started with page 16 of that book where his past and present life gets entangled. Genre: Horror/Mystery

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Dir. Shashank Khaitan India 2018 Janhvi Kapoor, Ishaan Khattar, Ashutosh Rana Set in the picturesque city of Udaipur, Dhadak is the story of Madhukar and Parthavi. From the moment they set eyes on each other; Madhukar and Parthavi felt something familiar, something pure, but as their love blossomed, so did their problems. Torn between society and their families, their fate

Ashutosh Rana, Manoj Dir. Shaad Ali India 2018 Dir. Anubhav Sinha India 2018 Pahwa and Neena Gupta in Tapsee Pannu, Angad Bedi, Taapsee Pannu, Rishi Kapoor, the lead roles. Rising star Taapsee Pannu will plays Diljit Dosanjh Ashrut Jain Rishi Kapoor’s daughter-inThis is an inspiring true story Mulk is a Bollywood drama law in the movie which is of the triumph of the human thriller, helmed by Anubhav produced by Deepak Mukut spirit, about a player who Sinha. The movie stars Rishi and Anubhav Sinha. faced a near death experience Kapoor, Taapsee Pannu, when he was at his peak but Prateik Babbar, Rajat Kapoor, Genre: Drama emerged victorious by his sheer determination, hard work and unrelenting passion for the sport. Sandeep Singh, a penalty corner specialist in the Indian Hockey team from Shahbad, Haryana made headlines when he was hit in the spine by an accidental gunshot while travelling on a train to join the national team that was to fly to Germany for the World Cup in 2006. The injury left him paralyzed, with the medical community giving him a slim chance of ever walking again. However, not only did Sandeep recover from it but he also made a comeback and re-established himself as the best dragflicker, going on to captain the Indian national hockey team in January 2009. Genre: Biography

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films started by Rahul Mittra Saheb, Biwi Aur Gangster 2011. Sanjay Dutt, who will Dir. Tigmanshu Dhulia India be seen on the big screen 2018 soon in his comeback film Sanjay Dutt, Chitrangda Singh, ‘Bhoomi’ with Aditi Rao Jimmy Sheirgill Hydari, sees him dona new Saheb, Biwi Aur Gangster 3 look in the eagerly anticipated is an Indian Hindi drama film. Saheb Biwi Aur Gangster 3. It is the third instalment in Genre: Crime/Drama Tigmanshu Dhulia’s series of

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Taapsee Pannu Taapsee Pannu (born 1 August 1987) is an Indian actress and model known for her work in South Indian cinema and Bollywood. Taapsee worked as a software professional and also pursued a career in modelling before becoming an actress. During her modelling career, she appeared in several commercials. Taapsee made her acting debut with the 2010 Telugu film Jhummandi Naadam, directed by Raghavendra Rao. Since then, she has appeared in a number of critically acclaimed films such as Aadukalam, Vastadu Naa Raju and Mr. Perfect. Her Tamil film Aadukalam won six National Film Awards at the 58th National Film Awards. She has also worked in a Malayalam film and has been signed on for three Telugu films and several Hindi films. Selected filmography 2011 Mr Perfect 2011 Vaanthan Vendraan 2013 Chashme Baddoor 2015 Baby 2017 Naam Shabana 2017 Judwaa 2

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Every month check to see which famous person you share your birthday with. Many happy returns of the month to all you celebrating in July with the star signs of Cancer and Leo.

We gonna party like it’s your Birthday! 1 July – Princess Diana (1961 – 1997) Officially known as Diana, Princess of Wales, she married Charles, the Prince of Wales and the heir to the throne of 16 Commonwealth realms. She became an international icon for her beauty and her work with charities. Her death, which was reportedly caused by her driver’s drunkenness, sparked widespread media attention and conspiracy theories 2 July – Peter Kaye (45) Comedian who was first introduced to audiences when he won Channel 4’s So You Think You’re Funny? contest in 1997. His last stand-up comedy tour, where he played for over 1.2 million people, was entered into the Guinness Book of World Records as the most successful of all time 3 July – Tom Cruise (56) Actor and producer who won Golden Globe Awards for his roles in Born on the Fourth of July, Jerry Maguire, and Magnolia. His other well-known films include Top Gun, Risky Business, Rain Man, Mission Impossible, and The Firm 4 July – Neil Morrissey (56) Well known for voicing several characters on the animated shows Tayo the Little Bus, Roary the Racing Car, and three characters in Bob the Builder. He’s also known as Tony in Men Behaving Badly 5 July – Gianfranco Zola (52) Former forward who played for the Italian national team from 1991 to 1997. He spent his club career with 6 different teams, most notably Chelsea from 1996 to 2003 6 July – Sylvester Stallone (72) Director, actor and screenwriter best known for playing Italian-American boxer Rocky Balboa in the 1976 film Rocky. He reprised the role in six sequels, released from 1979 to 2015. He also portrayed John Rambo in the Rambo film franchise and played leading roles in the films Cliffhanger, The Expendables, Cop Land and Spy Kids 3-D: Game Over 7 July – Mahendra Singh Dhoni (37) Indian wicket-keeper also known as MS Dhoni who served as captain of India’s Test team from 2008-2014. He was also limited-overs captain from 2007-2016

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8 July – Jaden Smith (20) Actor, dancer, and rapper who won an MTV award for his performance in The Pursuit of Happiness. He co-starred with his father Will Smith in both The Pursuit of Happiness and in the 2013 science fiction film After Earth 9 July – Tom Hanks (62) Legendary actor who won backto-back Academy Awards for Best Actor for his roles in Philadelphia in 1993 and Forrest Gump in 1994 10 July – Perrie Edwards (25) She became known as a vocalist for the hit girl group Little Mix alongside Jesy Nelson, Leigh-Anne Pinnock and Jade Thirlwall

18 July – Nelson Mandela (1918 – 2013) South African revolutionary and politician who radically changed the conditions of the Apartheid state of South Africa by addressing institutionalized racism and inequality. He served 27 years in prison and, upon his release in 1994, he became South Africa’s first black chief executive, an office he served for five years 19 July – Jon Jones (31) UFC fighter and mixed martial artist who is a former UFC light heavyweight champion 20 July – Omar Epps (45) Best known for playing the role of Dr. Eric Foreman on the popular television series, House M.D. He previously played a television doctor on ER as well

11 July – Lil Kim (44) Pint-sized rap icon who has released many platinum albums and won a Grammy Award for Best Pop 21 July – Ross Kemp (54) Actor known for playing the role Collaboration with Vocals for her involvement in the hit song of Grant on the BBC soap opera EastEnders. His work on ‘Lady Marmalade’ EastEnders earned him Best Actor honours at the British Soap Awards in 1999 and 2006 12 July – Malala Yousafzai (21) Became the youngest Nobel Peace Prize recipient in history for her advocacy for 22 July – Selena Gomez (26) Rose to fame for her starring female education in Pakistan. She used her Nobel Peace Prize role as Alex Russo on Disney’s Wizards of Waverly Place. In money to help rebuild 65 schools in Gaza 2008, she formed the band Selena Gomez & the Scene 13 July – Harrison Ford (76) Iconic actor whose memorable 23 July – Daniel Radcliffe (29) Actor best known for playing characters include Han Solo from the original Star Wars trilogy, the wizard-in-training Harry Potter in the landmark Harry Indiana Jones, and Rick Deckard from the 1982 sci-fi classic Potter film franchise Blade Runner 24 July – Jennifer Lopez (49) Hip-hop and R&B performer 14 July – Conor McGregor (30) Irish MMA fighter who became known as J-Lo who has sold over 20 million records the UFC Featherweight Champion in December 2015 after worldwide. She released her debut album, On the 6, in 1999 knocking out Jose Aldo in 13 seconds, setting the record for and followed it up with the certified quadruple platinum album the fastest championship victory in the history of the UFC J.Lo in 2001 15 July – Eddie Griffin (50) Comedian and actor who most 25 July – Matt LeBlanc (51) Portrayed dimwit actor Joey notably starred in the 2001 comedy Undercover Brother, which Tribbiani on Friends and won the 2012 Golden Globe for Best was a satire of blaxploitation films of the 1970s Actor in a TV Series Comedy for his performance in Episodes 16 July – Katrina Kaif (34) Leading Hindi actress who 26 July – Stormzy (25) British Rap and Grime artist who starred in Zindagi Na Milegi Dobara in 2011. Her other first gained attention with his Wicked Skengman series of blockbuster films include Raajneeti and Mere Brother Ki freestyles as well as songs like ‘Not That Deep’ Dulhan 27 July – Triple H (49) Born Paul Michael Levesque, he 17 July – David Hasselhoff (66) Popular actor from the became known as Hunter Hearst Helmsley, son-in-law of WWE series Knight Rider and Baywatch who later crossed over into chairman and founder, Vince McMahon a music career 28 July – Harry Kane (25) Forward who began his professional career with Tottenham Hotspur in 2009. He was named PFA Young Player of the Year after scoring 31 goals during the 2014-15 season. He made his debut on the English national team in 2015 29 July – Sanjay Dutt (59) Indian film actor and producer also known for his political endeavours. In 2013 he was convicted of illegal possession of arms relating and was sentenced to five years imprisonment. He was released in February 2016 30 July – Arnold Schwarzenegger (71) Bodybuilder, actor, and politician who served as the governor of California from 2003 to 2011. His best known films include Conan the Barbarian, Predator, the Terminator series, and Total Recall 31 July – JK Rowling (53) Author who wrote the bestselling Harry Potter fantasy books. Her first novel in the series, Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone (1997), was followed by six equally popular instalments, all of which were made into feature films

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Toyota RAV4 The radically styled fifthgeneration RAV4 is based on Toyota’s latest platform, which also underpins the new Auris family hatchback. When sales begin, it will offer only a

hybrid powertrain featuring a 2.5-litre petrol engine. This is predicted to produce around 200bhp yet emit less than 100g/km of CO2. A second hybrid option, featuring either

a 1.8 or 2.0 engine, will arrive shortly after. There’s also the possibility of a 2.0-litre petrol engine on its own, but there won’t be any diesel models. Compared with the current

car, the upcoming RAV4 is plus a raft of additional active roomier and has a bigger safety systems. boot, despite being wider On sale: Early 2019 but shorter and lower. The interior, meanwhile, is said to have a far more luxurious feel,

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Ford Focus Following the new Fiesta is the new Focus. The fourthgeneration family hatchback sits on new underpinnings that are claimed to be a lot stiffer yet also lighter. And it has a curvier exterior than its predecessor, as well as being slightly lower and longer, with more space inside for occupants and luggage. The interior of the Focus is less button-heavy than before and features more soft-touch materials to help the car compete against its premium rivals. The dashboard is dominated by an 8.0in touchscreen that runs Ford’s latest Sync 3 infotainment software. Engine options include a turbocharged 1.0-litre threecylinder petrol unit with

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Honda will bring the saloon version of its Civic hatchback to the UK, marking the first time in three years that the Japanese manufacturer will have sold a car of this type here. The Civic Saloon will offer offer 129bhp 1.0-litre petrol and 118bhp 1.6-litre diesel engines. The former will be available with a six-speed manual or CVT

Ford is releasing a specialedition version of its recently updated Mustang muscle car as a homage to the famous 1968 movie Bullitt, in which the protagonist drives a Mk2 Mustang GT. The new Mustang Bullitt is painted in the same Dark Highland

Another premium manufacturer jumping in on the SUV craze with its first such model is Aston Martin. The car, which is due next year, will be heavily influenced by the 2015 DBX concept (pictured) and is expected to be called Varekai – meaning ‘wherever’ in the Romani language. The SUV will go up against

automatic gearbox, while the diesel will offer a choice of the same manual or a ninespeed automatic. Honda says the car has class-leading interior space and excellent refinement. Exepect prices to be slightly more expensive than those of the Civic hatchback. On sale: August 2018

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rivals such as the Porsche Cayenne, Maserati Levante and Lamborghini Urus. It will be built on a new platform, similar to that of the DB11 coupé. Two engines will be available: a 503bhp 4.0-litre twin-turbo V8 and a 600bhp 5.2-litre V12. On sale: 2019

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A tearful night in Turin The 1990 FIFA World Cup was the 14th FIFA World Cup, the quadrennial international football world championship tournament. It was held from 8 June to 8 July 1990 in Italy, the second country to host the event twice (the first being Mexico in 1986). Teams representing 116 national football associations

entered, and qualification began in April 1988. A total of 22 teams qualified from this process, along with host nation Italy and defending champion Argentina. England had been steadily improving during the tournament, in spite of not looking that strong in the first round group, where

England started against two teams that had defeated them two years before, at the 1988 Euro, Ireland and the Netherlands, as well as the strong but underestimated north Africans from Egypt. West Germany was throughout the 1980s perhaps the most powerful European footballing nation:

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winners of the 1980 European Championships, and semifinalist in 1988, while the country had made it to the World Cup final in 1982 and 1986. The Germans had nevertheless been very unpopular, playing a particularly cynical style of football. But in Italy 1990 the cynical defensive football prevailed, while the Germans began playing more offensive attacking football, but without losing their organisation and discipline. In their first two matches West Germany had trashed Yugoslavia and the United Arab Emirates 4-1 and 5-1 respectively, and 1-1 against Colombia in their last group match had been enough to give them the group victory. England’s team was one of the most talented English sides in a generation with players such as the legendary goalkeeper Peter Shilton, the Nottingham Forest captain Stuart Pearce, Chris Waddle from Olympique

Date: 4 July 1990 Venue: Stadio delle Alpi, Turin Event: Semi-Final, World Cup Attendance: 62,628 Teams: West Germany vs Engla nd

Marseille, Liverpool’s Peter Beardsley, the controversial Tottenham player Paul Gascoigne and the also Tottenham striker and topscorer from the 1986 World Cup, Gary Lineker. The semi-final itself at Juventus’s home stadium in Turin was goalless at half-time. Then, in the 60th minute, a shot from Andreas Brehme was deflected by Paul Parker into his own net. England equalised with 10 minutes left, Gary Lineker was the scorer. With this goal, the game had to go into a thrilling extra time. Both teams were looking for the victory, and both come close by hitting the

post. At the same time, Paul Gascoigne broke down in tears after receiving a yellow card that effectively would keep him out of the final if England made it. A horrible mistake by the German defence that put the English back into the game. The game ended 1–1. Extra time yielded more chances and Klinsmann was guilty of two glaring misses while both sides struck a post. England had another Platt goal disallowed for offside. The match went to penalties and West Germany went on to win the 4–3. West Germany became world champions by defeating Argentina in the final. They had not been champions since until last year when they beat Argentina as Germany in Brazil. England on the other hand have yet not come as close to a world cup final as they were then. This match went into history as one of the great matches between the two European arch-rivals. Gary Lineker has later been quoted for saying that “football is a game of eleven against eleven, and Germany always wins.” England had the consolation prize of the Fair Play award, having received no red cards and the lowest average number of yellows per match.

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Serena Williams awarded seeding for Wimbledon Serena Williams will begin her bid for an eighth Wimbledon title as the 25th seed after being handed a discretional promotion by the All England Club. The 36-year-old is ranked world No 183 as she continues her comeback from giving birth to her first child last year but Wimbledon officials have discretion to seed a player regardless of ranking and are understood to have come to a decision at a meeting on Tuesday. Williams, who holds an Open-era record of 23 Grand Slam victories, made her competitive return to the game in March at Indian

Wells before an encouraging run to the French Open fourth round was ended by a right pectoral injury. World No 1 Simona Halep, who won her maiden Grand Slam title at the French Open earlier this month, will be the top seed while Caroline Wozniacki, defending champion Garbine Muguruza and Sloane Stephens make up the top four. Two-time Wimbledon champion Petra Kvitova is seeded eighth, while fivetime holder Venus Williams is ninth and 2004 winner Maria Sharapova is the 24th seed.

Ex-UFC champ Jon Jones takes Khan working towards all-British another shot at rival Daniel Cormier stadium showdown with Kell Brook Former UFC light heavyweight champion Jon Jones is now arguing with Daniel Cormier about the size of his platform. After Cormier (20-1 MMA, 9-1 UFC) said Jones doesn’t have one and won’t get one, Jones (21-1 MMA, 16-1 UFC) logged on to Twitter to issue a scathing rebuttal to the current champ. “I don’t have a platform DC?” Jones wrote. “That just sounds dumb. Even after years of suspension I have just as much if not more of a platform than you. Every win you get goes on my resume, You know who you dream about at night. I’m sure your wife knows too.” Cormier responded back several hours later and didn’t take

the high road. Immediately after Jones’ knockout win over Cormier this past July at UFC 214, he issued a message of reconciliation with his longtime rival. Whatever goodwill he generated with that is long gone. The latest salvo was triggered by Cormier’s assertion that a win over Stipe Miocic (18-2 MMA, 12-2 UFC) at UFC 226

would put him in the conversation for all-time pound-for-pound great. Jones, who holds two wins over Cormier, couldn’t let that slide. Cormier isn’t the only fighter at which Jones has taken aim. The ex-champ mocked UFC Hall of Famer Chuck Liddell’s reported return to the cage and welcomed a fight, sanctioned or otherwise.

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Amir Khan is determined to finally “put Kell Brook in his place” as he looks to continue his pursuit of a big-name bout with victory in September. Khan, a former unified world champion, will return to action against Samuel Vargas in Birmingham on September 8, as he continues his comeback following two years away from the ring. “You know the name I want is Brook, he’s a guy who’s supposedly been calling me out and I’m ready for him,” Khan said, speaking on Sky Sports’ Toe 2 Toe podcast. “He’s always said he wants to fight me at welterweight. He’s only just moved up

so come back down, I want it at 147lbs. “There’s no point mentioning my name and running around saying ‘I’m scared’. I’m not scared of anyone, I’ve always fought who they put in front of me and never ducked a fight. “I’m a better fighter than him, I’m slicker and have more experience. Also, I’ve fought

at a higher level against better opposition, there’s levels in this sport. “I’m at 147lb fighter and want to stay very close to that weight and keep busy. My last fight against Phil Lo Greco was short because I caught him early, so next time out I want to get more rounds in.”

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Wilder blasts ‘coward’ Joshua by James Oddy Continued from back page Wilder said this on his Twitter: ”Bro these MF NEVER EVER WANTED THIS FIGHT PERIOD‼️ it’s obvious they showed sign of it when they didn’t want me in the ring. Coward ass MF lead the boxing fans on for 3 months. They held this s— up for this very moment. The world have seen the truth they are F—– Coward.” Joshua’s next fight against 38-year-old Povetkin will do good numbers on Sky Box Office PPV, because the Russian fighter is an accomplished former WBA heavyweight champion and he’s also an Olympic gold medallist. Povetkin impressed a lot of boxing fans recently in destroying David Price in five rounds last March. Povetkin’s powerful fists did a lot of damage to Price, causing him to suffer cuts that required 42 stitches to close. The 6’2” Povetkin could do similar damage to Joshua’s face if he’s able to reach him with his shots. Of course, if Povetkin is unable to reach Joshua, it could be difficult for him to land anything at all. If Povetkin has the bad luck of having a referee that prevents inside fighting, as Joseph Parker did in his fight against AJ last March, then his chances of success go way down. Povetkin wouldn’t be prevented from fighting in close for the entire fight, but he would need to make the most of his opportunities before the referee pulls him and Joshua apart. If Wilder, 32, is going to get the last laugh, it’s going to

need to wait until the first half of 2019, and even then it’s not a guaranteed thing. Joshua’s promoter Eddie Hearn will be playing hardball with the negotiations once again, especially if he Joshua-Povetkin fight brings in huge PPV numbers on Sky Box Office. Hearn can lowball Wilder indefinitely if Joshua’s fights continue to bring in huge PPV numbers in the UK. Joshua’s fight against Povetkin likely won’t attract much interest in

the U.S from the casual boxing fans, but that doesn’t matter. All Joshua needs is to keep bringing in the gravy in the UK for Hearn to lowball Wilder forever. At some point, Wilder will need to make a decision whether it’s worth it to deal with Hearn and Joshua, because he’s going to need to swallow his pride if he’s to agree to all the things that they’re going to want in their favour. Joshua is going to be fighting arguably an easy mark in

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Povetkin in his next fight. If the negotiations with Wilder are still a one-way deal in Joshua’s favour, then it’s quite possible that the boxing public won’t see a fight between them in the first half of 2019. Hearn has other options for Joshua once he gets Povetkin out of the way. Hearn wants to put together fights between Joshua and Dillian Whyte and Jarrell ‘Big Baby’ Miller. There’s also a rematch with Joseph Parker that could be of interest for

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WILDER BLASTS ‘COWARD’ JOSHUA Deontay Wilder says Anthony Joshua never wanted to fight him, and that’s he’s a “coward” for not facing him in a unification fight. Wilder says Joshua wasted three months by taking up a fight against him, but then failing to take it. After the negotiations with Wilder fell apart late last month, Joshua (21-0, 20 KOs) will be defending against his WBA mandatory challenger Alexander Povetkin next in September. Continued on page 47

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