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National Media Museum – Bradford

The National Media Museum contains over 3.5 million items of historical and cultural importance in the world of film, photography, television, animation and news media. Located in the centre of Bradford, the museum is a celebration of cinema, television and photography and has seven permanent galleries, many with interactive features. There are also two regularly changing exhibition spaces.

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Bradford IMAX

When the National Museum of Photography, Film and Television in Bradford opened its doors in 1983, one of its key features was the first ever IMAX theatre in the UK. At the time, it was also the largest cinema screen in the UK at five floors high and with six-channel sound. When the museum reopened after extensive refurbishment in 1999, the IMAX remained centre stage and was now equipped to show 3D films.

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Bradford Cathedral

The site of Bradford Cathedral has been a place of Christian worship for well over a thousand years. In fact, its origins date back to Anglo-Saxon times, but the original church was destroyed by the Normans. The de Lacy Norman family subsequently took possession of the land and it was Alice de Lacy who constructed a second church in the 14th century, although this was destroyed by Scottish raiders invading Yorkshire. The cathedral we see today was founded in 1458 …

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Bombay Stores – the UK’s Largest Asian Department Store

The Asian community in Bradford is an integral part of the city’s life and culture. It is not surprising therefore that the UK’s largest Asian department store is based there, in the shape of Bombay Stores. This respected shopping emporium sells a dazzling variety of clothes, shoes and accessories, and is known for offering competitive prices.

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Aakash Restaurant – Bradford

Bradford has the justifiable claim to be the curry capital of the UK and there is a wide selection of restaurants in the city to choose from, all offering a vast array of dishes and flavours. Bradford is also home to Aakash, which is billed as the largest Indian restaurant in the world. Located in nearby Cleckheaton, it has won many awards for its food; its motto is a ‘passion for excellence’.

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Science In The City

Bradford is gearing up for some big bangs and crashes when the British Science Festival takes place in the city.   Bradford has been chosen as the location for the 2011 festival, which is held in a different location every year. Events will be taking place over a week at different venues in the city, with Bradford University being the central location of the event.

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Young Entrepreneurs Win Challenge

It is a mixture of Dragons’ Den and The Apprentice in Bradford as schoolchildren battle it out in a business competition. Over 200 teams of schoolchildren pitched their inventions and ideas in the Step Up Enterprise Market Challenge run by Bradford Council. Judges chose 61 winning entries to take part in a final that will involve selling their items at a market and trying to make a profit.

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Blogging Bishop

Bradford’s new bishop plans to carry on blogging to keep in touch with the community outside the church. The Rt Rev Nick Baines, 53, was enthroned as the 10th bishop of Bradford during a ceremony at the city’s cathedral. The bishop writes a regular online blog entitled “Musings of a restless bishop”.

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Britain Has First Female Muslim Mayor

A Bradford councillor has become Britain’s first female Muslim Mayor. Councillor Naveeda Ikram has made history after being officially installed in the role in a ceremony alongside husband Saqib Salam Shah, who is her Consort for the year.

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