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Women’s conference in Bradford focuses on “Resilience, Faith and Unity”

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Over 250 women from across the UK including Glasgow, Wales, Leicester, Doncaster, Halifax, Rotherham, Middlesbrough, Newcastle, Blackburn, Manchester and London attended the conference alongside a delegation from Germany.

The conference, held at Mercure Hotel over three days, annually provides an opportunity for women of all faiths to come together from across the UK and beyond, in order to debate and discuss contemporary issues of importance to women.

Additionally this year, the first day of the conference was opened up to men in order to get the full spectrum of views on an important range of topics.

These included sessions with subject experts covering themes from Muslim responses to extremism, the legitimisation of Islamophobia in the mainstream and the role of faith communities in building resilience.

The conference provided an opportunity for women to come together from across the country in order to take ownership of the discourse surrounding Muslim women alongside challenging the widely held stereotypes of Muslim women being submissive.

Speakers included: Professor Salman Sayyid, Head of the School of Sociology and Social Policy at the University of Leeds, Lily Piachaud at the Jo Cox Foundation, Professor Paul Rogers - Professor of Peace Studies at the University of Bradford, Rt Revd Bishop Toby Howarth - Bishop of Bradford, Dr Riffat Hassan - Professor Emerita at the University of Louisville (USA), Dr Shuruq Naguib - Lecturer in Islamic Studies at the University of Lancaster and Revd Jenny Ramsden - Priest and interfaith worker amongst others.

The Rt Revd Dr Toby Howarth, Bishop of Bradford commented: “I am impressed and encouraged by the level of scholarship and insight that the Daughters of Conference brings together, and also offers to Bradford and beyond.”

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2019 UCI Road World Championships

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The towns and cities across Yorkshire being lined up as host locations for the 2019 UCI Road World Championships have been revealed.

Harrogate has been named as the main competition town and finish location for each race. Race start locations have been proposed in Beverley, Doncaster, Leeds, Northallerton, Ripon, and York.

The 2019 UCI Road World Championships include a wide range of men’s, women’s and junior races, which take place over nine days. Harrogate will host two circuit races and the other races will start in locations in right across the county.

The event in September 2019 will mean cycling on a scale never seen before heads to Yorkshire. This will build even further on the county’s growing global reputation for the sport after the hosting ‘the grandest of Grand Départs’ for the 2014 Tour de France and the annual legacy race the Tour de Yorkshire which has continued to grow each year, with record breaking spectator numbers.

Yorkshire won the right to host the event after a joint bid between Welcome to Yorkshire, British Cycling and UK Sport and the Department for Culture, Media and Sport.

The government has committed to invest £24 million into the event, £15 million of which will be used to develop 27 cycle sport facilities across the UK, which will leave a lasting grassroots legacy. In addition, there will be £3 million of National Lottery funding from UK Sport.

Sports Minister Tracey Crouch, said: "The 2019 UCI Road World Championships will be a fantastic event that will see the very best cyclists competing for the coveted rainbow jersey with Yorkshire's stunning scenery as the backdrop.

“I know that people from across Yorkshire and beyond will support this event and the riders will receive a fantastic reception. Hosting the Championships gives us a great opportunity to leave a legacy for the sport at the grassroots, with £15 million of government investment to build facilities and encourage participation across the country."

Sir Gary Verity, Chief Executive of Welcome to Yorkshire said: “We are delighted to announce our intention to start the UCI Road World Championship races in 2019 in all four corners of Yorkshire making sure the races take in the full splendour of this beautiful and diverse county.

“This is an unprecedented opportunity to showcase Yorkshire to the world and I have no doubt that every town and village on the final routes will be ready with their famous Yorkshire welcome as seen for the Tour de France and now each year for the Tour de Yorkshire.”

Brian Cookson, President of the UCI talked about how delighted he is that the championship is to be hosted at the birthplace of the highly successful Tour de Yorkshire.

Julie Harrington, CEO of British Cycling, said: “This announcement will generate huge anticipation across Yorkshire and it is also an exciting day for the rest of the country thanks to the £15 million national investment in cycle sport facilities.

“At British Cycling we judge the success of major events not only in medals won or in numbers watching but by people being inspired to get active by getting on a bike.

“The landmark facilities investment secured by British Cycling means a national legacy has been built into the championships from the start and marks all of the stakeholders in this event as pioneers, setting a new standard for the hosting of major sporting events.”

Organisers are working closely with local authority partners including North Yorkshire County Council, East Riding Council, Doncaster Council, Leeds City Council, Hambleton District Council, Harrogate Borough Council and City of York Council.

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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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