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Leeds couple enter Big Brother: Imran and Sukhvinder Javeed are the favourites so far in the Big Brother house

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FAVOURITES: Married couple, Imran - a Muslim and Sukhvinder - a Sikh, came up against adversity as their families opposed them being together

FAVOURITES: Married couple, Imran - a Muslim and Sukhvinder - a Sikh, came up against adversity as their families opposed them being together

 

The pair from Leeds have an intriguing back story as the childhood sweethearts faced disapproval since their relationship began.

Imran, a Muslim and Sukhvinder, a Sikh come up against adversity as their families opposed them being together.

The pair met when they were just eight-years-old and at the start of their relationship Imran, who is from a ‘strict Muslim family’ and Sukhvinder, who was ‘raised in a strict Sikh family’, had to keep their romance secret as such a  relationship was frowned upon.

Having to sneak out to see each other, they were married by 17 in an Islamic ceremony.

Before entering the house, entrepreneur Imran said he wanted the UK to see what a modern Muslim looks like.

He also stated: “I want to show my children how to be a good person. I want to be an example to the next generation as well and let them know it’s not all about social media.”

Whereas Sukhvinder said: I want to meet the world and I want the world to meet me too! Life is an amazing gift and if you aren’t on TV then who are you?’

Sukhvinder is the Managing Director and Inventor for her own company and feels mums are the unsung heroes of the world.

 

Meet the rest of this year’s contestants...

 


 

Name: Channell McCleary

Age: 24

Location: Manchester

Job: Model

Why Big Brother? “I want to let down my weave and cause some mayhem!”

 


 

Name: Arthur Fulford

Age: 24

Location: Devon

Job: Courier

Relationship status: Single

Why Big Brother? “An opportunity to have a really good time and an exciting experience!”

 


 

Name: Ellie Young

Age: 23

Location: Yorkshire

Job:

Relationship status: Single

Why Big Brother "I have always wanted to do it and be able to say I have lived in the Big Brother House. Not many people have been given that chance."

 


 

Name: Mandy Longworth (Charlotte’s mother)

Age: 51

Location: Doncaster

Job: Antiques dealer

Relationship status: Divorced

Why Big Brother? “When you get to my age, life feels dull, I am still 21 in my head and I need stimulation. I need something stronger than coffee – Big Brother is that.”

 


 

 

Name: Charlotte Key (Mandy’s daughter)

Age: 24

Location: Doncaster

Job: Estate Agent

Relationship status: In a relationship

Why Big Brother? “It’s the most bizarre situation I’ll ever be in and it’s something I will remember on my death bed.”

 


 

Name: Raphael Korine

Age: 22

Location: International student at Exeter University

Job: Psychology student

Relationship status: Single

Why Big Brother? “I have loved the show since I was a little kid and see it as the ultimate psychology test.”

 


 

Name: Rebecca Jane (Kieran’s boss)

Age: 32

Location: Lancashire

Job: Owner of detective agency

Relationship status: Single

Why Big Brother? “I want to be locked away from the world and see how I cope without being constantly stimulated. My technology addiction is out of control. It will be like tech rehab.”

 


 

Name: Kieran Lee (Rebecca’s employee)

Age: 25

Location: Lancashire

Job: CCTV Installation Engineer and ‘honey trapper’  

Relationship status: Single

Why Big Brother? “I want to be locked away from the world and see how I cope without being constantly stimulated. My technology addiction is out of control. It will be like tech rehab.”

 


 

Name: Joe Quaranta

Age: 55

Location: South London

Job: Nightclub owner  

Relationship status: In a relationship

Why Big Brother? “I want to do Big Brother to show that the oldies can do well too – bring it on!”

 


 

Name: Lotan Carter

Age: 28

Location: Essex

Job: Member of dance group Dreamboys   

Relationship status: Single

Why Big Brother? “I want to lay it all bare and put myself through the test in this unique and intense experience.”

 


 

Name: Kayleigh Morris

Age: 28

Location: Port Talbort, Wales

Job: Clothing Concession Manager    

Relationship status: In a relationship

Why Big Brother? “You will be put in an environment where you will either sink or swim with lots of different personalities.”

 


 

Name: Deborah Agboola (Hannah’s sister)

Age: 25

Location: London

Job: Digital Analyst     

Relationship status: Single

Why Big Brother? “I want to show the world single mums can be ambitious, successful and don’t have to shy away and be locked up in our houses.”

 


 

Name: Hannah Agboola (Deborah’s sister)

Age: 23

Location: London

Job: Make-up Store Host     

Relationship status: Single

Why Big Brother? “I want to do Big Brother because I want to do something I have never done before, it’s a unique experience. I want to be challenged as a person. I want to do something outside of the box.”

 


 

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Bradford couple jailed for terrorism offences

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A couple have been sent to prison for terrorism offences after a man attempted to travel to Syria in the hope of joining ISIS.

Ijaz Khan, of Bradford, was arrested at Manchester Airport after information was received he was preparing to fly to Syria.

Leeds Crown Court heard that the 29-year-old was given money by his pregnant wife Afsheen Khan, 28, so that he could buy a ticket, as well as £1,000 in cash.

Ijaz Khan attempted to fly to Syria, via Athens, on February 1, 2015.

His brother-in-law, Rohan Malik, had previously flown to Syria to join Islamic State when he was 17. After Malik was killed in a coalition airstrike, Ijaz Khan is said to have decided to “replace him on the battlefield”.

Imran Shaffi, leading Khan’s defense, said he had previously been someone with a “western outlook”, but that contact with his brother-in-law had changed him – after initially trying to convince the teenager to return.

Mr Shaffi told the court: "In the grip of his grief over him the defendant resolved at the end of 2014 to travel to Syria himself.

"He was in an emotionally disturbed state and could no longer tell what was right or wrong."

Ijaz Khan, of Bradford, admitted preparation for terrorism acts and was jailed for five years. Afsheen Khan pleaded guilty to aiding and abetting the offence and was sentenced to 35 months.

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Bradford couple are looking for an Asian egg donor

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IN VITRO FERTILISATION:  During IVF, an egg is removed from the woman's ovaries and fertilised with sperm in a laboratory

IN VITRO FERTILISATION: During IVF, an egg is removed from the woman's ovaries and fertilised with sperm in a laboratory

Infertility - it’s the word that nobody wants to hear when they’re trying to start a family.

A young Bradford couple are desperately seeking an Asian ethnicity egg donor after facing the cold hard fact that there is a shortage of egg donors from Pakistani and Indian communities in the UK.

Due to the wife’s medical condition, which is called Premature Ovarian Failure, also referred to as premature menopause, the couple cannot conceive naturally.

The wife, who wishes to remain anonymous, said that her ovaries no longer produce any eggs and the only hope of becoming parents is through an egg donation. 

Most women are born with a limited supply of around two million eggs, but this number decreases with age.

However, some women experience infertility issues at a younger age.  

The woman who is looking for a donor said: “For all these women, it’s a devastating moment when you are told that you can’t have a child.  

“The second blow comes when, after months and years of trying and riding an emotional roller coaster, you realise that you need to make a choice.”

Thanks to medical advances and fantastic IVF techniques, it is now possible for a woman to donate eggs to another woman.

Lynnsey McHugh, a director of a fertility clinic in Manchester said: “We are one of the few infertility clinics in the UK which doesn’t have a waiting list for treatment using either donor eggs or donor sperm, thanks to our strong donor recruitment programme and reputation for excellent donor care.

“But it seems that awareness of egg donation is low amongst the established Asian communities in our region.

“We’re sure that if more women realised that there is a shortage, we would see more coming forward to donate eggs.

“We have a strong number of Asian sperm donors, but sadly not Asian egg donors. The only choice these women face now is to wait for the right donor, or to travel abroad for treatment, which carries risks as foreign clinics and egg donation screening may not be as strictly regulated as in the UK.”

Only clinics that have been inspected and are licensed by the Human Fertilisation and Embryology Authority (HFEA) can set up an egg donation programme.  Such a programme has existed in Leeds since 1993.

The couple said: “We cannot explain what it would mean to us to have a child. It would mean everything, it would be a dream come true.

“We would like to plea for the gift of an egg, so that we can have a baby and fulfil our dream of having a family.

“In the Asian community, we just don’t talk about things like this. No one wants other people to know their private business, so we totally understand. But women can come forward and remain completely anonymous.

“If someone out there is reading this story and understands what having a child means and feels they can help us, please, please call the NHS number below, and become our egg donor angel.”

If you would like to help the couple...

  • An Asian ethnicity donor is needed under the age of 35
  • All travel expenses will be compensated by the NHS

Please contact Nicky Cohan or Georgina Sheldon and quote the password: AED 

Tel: 0113 206 3106 / 0113 206 3102

If there is no answer please leave a message with contact details or email:  eggdonors@leedsth.nhs.uk or georginasheldon@nhs.net

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