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Confirmed Cannabis Grow Houses Catch Fire Bradford

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On Monday the 22nd of February residents called the fire services to a residential street in Bradford’s BD4 area. At around 7:30am fire crews attended the scene at Beverley street where smoke could be seen billowing from the roof of number 52 & 54. Fire crews entered the building using breathing apparatus to extinguish the fire in the loft spaces in the house.
At around 10:30am a electric engineer entered the houses to make them safe following the fire he confirmed both properties had been entered by him to make them safe but couldn’t divulge any more information two police officers were still guarding the house and fire crews were still in attendance,

UPDATE Just been back to the scene as activity increased it is now confirmed by West Yorkshire Fire Service that it is a Cannabis Grow House at number 54, the loft and upper floors of the building have been converted to a massive cannabis farm. The electricity supply had been bypassed at the property to provide the electricity. This fire could have taken hold really fast, if it wasn’t for the local neighbours who reported it early this morning, the neighbouring buildings could have been in danger too.


The house next door was entered by the fire service to ensure the flames had not spread across the loft space.

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Written by Nick Lee

February 22, 2016 at 12:34 pm

2014 in review

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The WordPress.com stats helper monkeys prepared a 2014 annual report for this blog.

Here’s an excerpt:

A San Francisco cable car holds 60 people. This blog was viewed about 2,600 times in 2014. If it were a cable car, it would take about 43 trips to carry that many people.

Click here to see the complete report.

Written by Nick Lee

December 29, 2014 at 11:30 pm

Posted in Uncategorized

Pro Peter Sutcliffe Image Found In Bradford?

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Today in Bradford interchange a image apparently glorifying Peter Sutcliffe Famously known as The Yorkshire Ripper was found in Bradford interchange disabled toilets.

Peter William Sutcliffe (born 2 June 1946) is a British serial killer who was dubbed “The Yorkshire Ripper” by the press. In 1981 Sutcliffe was convicted of murdering 13 women and attempting to murder seven others.

At the side of the image are the words Peter Sutcliffe along with an arrow pointing to what appears to be a old newspaper clipping of the convicted killer. This had words and abbreviations wrote on it apparently glorifying him.?

The image shows the abbreviations OBE and MBE, also the words Hero and Saint wrote on the image.
This was stuck on the corner of the door casing with sticky tape and found as you exit the disabled toilets on the lower concourse of Bradford interchange. The image was reported immediately to security staff by an alarmed member of the public. I will contact Bradford interchange for a statement regarding this incident.


Bradford Strike Action 10th July 2014

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Up to 1 million public sector staff including local government workers, civil servants, teachers, passport staff, health workers and firefighters who are set to take part in a one-day strike tomorrow.

The action over pay comes after UK ministers introduced a public sector pay freeze in 2010, and in 2012 brought in a pay cap of 1%, which is still in place. whilst asking for a massive 11% increase on their own pay cheques.

It means that hundreds of schools across the country will be closed and services affected by the biggest mass walkout over pay since the Coalition came to power and there are plans for further strikes later in the year.



The Fire Brigades Union (FBU) has been locked in a long-running row with the government over pensions and the retirement age, while members of the civil servants union the PCS and council workers in the GMB, Unite and Unison have also voted to strike.        

Teachers have seen not just a real terms pay cut because of inflation, but because they’re being asked to pay into their pension pot for a longer period and at the end of it they’re getting less out – so it’s a pay cut in any other name.

“One of the real concerns is that those changes to pay are going to make an impact on the standard of education because it’s going to be difficult to attract the brightest and the best to the profession and when we do it’s going to be harder to retain them.”

PCS members voted by three to one in favour of stoppages as did GMB staff, while Unite members supported action by a margin of two to one.

Unison’s vote was much tighter, with 58.7% backing a strike, compared to 41.3% against.

The PCS’ decision to join the strike comes in the wake of the crisis in the Passport Office, which the union said showed what happens when jobs are cut and offices closed in the name of austerity. Hundreds turned out at a rally in Bradford today all with the same problem the government just keeps squeezing their wage and pension payments and they are no longer standing for it.

A pay calculator set up by the union on its website shows the UK Government’s pay and pension policies have cut up to 20% in real-term earnings over the course of a pay freeze and cap.

But many of the unions have faced criticism over the turnouts for their strike votes. For the GMB fewer than one in four voted (23%), while the PCS mandate for a strike is more than a year old and was supported by less than a fifth of their total members.

The UK Government says while its offer will see most public sector workers receive a pay rise of 1%, the lowest paid would get an increase of more than 4%.

A Cabinet Office spokesperson said: “Pay restraint protects public sector jobs, supports high-quality public services and helps put the UK’s finances back on track.”

Pack Shots & Pea Pushing

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I used the studio today to photograph products. We were asked to shoot them to a professional standard. Zenza Bronika


Here is a shot from the last shoot.

Professional Image

Written by Nick Lee

March 13, 2014 at 8:12 pm

Posted in Studio Practice 2B

Demonstration Questionaire / Survey

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We were asked to go out and research our projects, by way of questioning people to see if they have an opinion about our project. I asked people how you feel about people who demonstrate; I also asked if people have an opinion on demonstrations.


  1. It is a civil right to express feelings about issues, alarmed about the possible introduction of water cannon to be used if we don’t accept austerity measures.
  2.  Feeling safe even when demos are in place due to police presence.
  3.  Part of culture going back centuries and is a way of getting opinions across.
  4.  If they are peaceful to achieve a goal I don’t mind them.
  5.  This demonstration should happen if this is out of hand and dangerous, damage being caused the place should be allowed to use  Water Cannon.
  6.  You should be allowed to demonstrate because everyone has a right, if you have a complaint you have the right to free speech.
  7.  I don’t mind peaceful demonstrations but don’t like them getting out of hand, the use of water cannon should be allowed if necessary.
  8.  Yes Water cannon should be allowed, in situations such as the London riots as in my opinion it is much less harmful than Taser on rubber bullets.
  9.  If people’s feelings are strong enough people should be allowed to demonstrate about anything.
  10. 10.  Demonstrators should be allowed the right to peaceful protest without the fear of being arrested by police for no apparent reason.



Written by Nick Lee

February 17, 2014 at 11:37 am

Posted in Studio Practice 2B

News URL,s Relating To Demonstrations

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Written by Nick Lee

February 16, 2014 at 1:21 pm

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