Category Archives: English

Make Bradford Better with Me

With ‘Make Bradford British’, Channel 4 put a spotlight on Bradford and the whole country watched. Many people have given their opinions, and all the ones I’ve read have been more thoughtful, interesting and eloquent than mine. So, I won’t … Continue reading

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Bradford’s Mutineers – Putting Bradford Back on the Cultural Map

Is Bradford turning a corner? Is it on its way up and away? Is Bradford changing and growing and becoming what’s been promised for too long? I believe so. Together, we can change people’s views of Bradford, we can change … Continue reading

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The Hand that Shook – Cultural Differences over Clasped Hands

What happens when cultures collide over the most innocent of things? How would you feel if someone refused your hand for religious reasons? How should I feel and what should I do in future? Your comments and advice are gratefully … Continue reading

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