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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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Accountant jailed for VAT fraud

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An Essex accountant, who claimed £340,000 in fraudulent VAT repayments, has been jailed for four years and three months.

Shahzad Rubani

Shahzad Rubani

HMRC launched the investigation in 2012 discovering that 47-year-old Shahzad Rubani of Henley Road, Ilford, had recruited friends and associates to help set up a chain of VAT-registered companies purely to commit fraud.

Rubani, a qualified accountant and a member of the Association of Chartered Certified Accountants was the principal organiser of the fraud.

He amended the company accounts and submitted false VAT returns for his “clients”, claiming repayments that weren’t due. While committing the fraud he also claimed Jobseekers Allowance that he wasn’t entitled to.

Jonathan Leslie William Burns

Jonathan Leslie William Burns

Rubani was sentenced to four years and three months in prison and disqualified from being a director for seven years.

Peter Millroy, Assistant Director, Criminal Investigation, HMRC, said: “Rubani devised a scam he thought was foolproof to deceive HMRC and steal money from the taxpayer.

“He used his professional status as a smokescreen and thought his criminal actions would go undetected.

He was wrong and is now paying the price with a prison sentence and his reputation and professional career in tatters.”

Kasser Hussain

Kasser Hussain

Four other men were also convicted for their part in the conspiracy with false VAT returns: Kasser Hussain (47) from Middlesex, Islam Akram (43) from London and Imran Khan (34) and Jonathan Leslie William Burns (41), both from Essex.

His Honour Judge Mettyear commented:
“It was the skill and determination of HMRC that brought these defendants to justice”.

Imran Khan

Imran Khan

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