Secrets of business revealed

Business mastermind James Caan is giving entrepreneurs a helping hand with the launch of his new smart phone app. The former Dragons' Den panellist came up with the idea for the Business Secrets app to teach entrepreneurs how to build, run and market their businesses. Only a few weeks after the app became available for free, it had already exceeded expectations by receiving approaching 100,000 downloads and taking the number one spot in iTunes' download chart. Read more »

Father murdered on visit to India

The family of the British Indian father-of-four found murdered and dumped at a roadside in the Punjab is calling for an investigation into the grossly incompetent manner in which the Punjab police have dealt with the case. On April 6th, the blood-stained body of Gurkbash Shinjin, 72, was spotted at the side of Muandpur-Raipur Dabba Road in the district of Nawanshahr, India, by residents of Lalo Majara village. Mr Shinjin's family is now battling to unvoer the corruption they believe has taken place within the Punjab police in India surrounding the case. Read more »

News of the World pays the price for phone hacking

The county reacted with disgust to revelations that the phones of celebrities, politicians and victims' families had been hacked by News of the World journalists who went a step too far in the search for a breaking story.

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Tension grows following Leeds mosque attacks

Residents and business owners in Leeds have revealed they no longer feel safe in their local area following a series of attacks on mosques.

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Murdered honeymooner's family want to find closure

The family of Anni Dewani, who was murdered whilst on honeymoon, have pleaded for her husband to aid detectives with the investigation by giving himself up. Businessman Shrien Dewani, 31, is alleged to have ordered the killing of his wife last November. The couple were being driven through the town of Gugulethu in South Africa when their taxi was hijacked.

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Are first cousin marriages a risk to future generations?

Discussing the topic of first cousin marriages that take place within Islamic communities is often shied away from due to its taboo nature. However, it has recently been brought to the public' attention through the comments of one of the country's most eminent scientists. Speaking at the Hay Festival in Wales, Professor Steve Jones suggested 'inbreeding' in the Muslim community is resulting in birth defects in babies. Read more »

Become a donor to transform lives

The lives of 26 people were saved last year by nine individuals who donated their organs after death, Bradford Teaching Hospitals has revealed. However, there is still a desperate need for people to sign up to the organ donor register, with 71 people in Bradford currently waiting for a transplant. A special appeal is being made to the Asian community to consider becoming donors as the number of people the waiting list is going up, explained consultant physician Jahangir Rehman. Read more »

British man campaigns to freeze death penalty in Pakistan

The landmark case of Mirza Tahir Hussain made headlines all over the world when he escaped a death sentence thanks to a campaign led by his brother Amjad. In what was widely regarded as a miscarriage of justice, Mirza, from Leeds, was jailed in Pakistan for the murder of a taxi driver and sentenced to death. Now Amjad Hussain, the father-of-four from Leeds, who saved his brother from execution, is trying to ensure the freeze on the death penalty in Pakistan, that his campaigning led to, remains in place. Read more »

Disgraceful behaviour

A councillor from Bradford called for CCTV to be installed at a cemetery after graves were repeatedly vandalised. Over the past few years, graves in Bowling Cemetery have been desecrated by mindless vandals who have kicked over headstones and taken away items such as flowers that families of the deceased left. Last year, Councillor Zameer Shah was one of a group of councillors that installed CCTV so that no other families have to go through the same upset. Read more »