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Curry night raises funds for Preston charity


PRESTON spice restaurant, East Z East, has raised around £500 from a charity night put on with the help of local businesses Barrica Wines, Finch Bakery, Huntley’s Farm Shop, Simon Dunn Chocolatier, as well as Visa. The money will go to help children in Pakistan. The Abaseen Foundation will use the funds raised by customers to provide nutritional support for nearly 70 children in the region. Dr Nicola Lowe from the Foundation said: “This will go a long way to support our health and education programmes that aim to improve the lives of the most poor and marginalised communities in North West Pakistan.” n


Carlisle community


MOVIE STAR BERKOFF VISITS BERWICK RESTAURANT


MAGNA Tandoori in Berwick upon Tweed in Northumberland recently had a special visitor, when well-known actor Steven Berkoff, star of Rambo II and the James Bond movie, Octopussy, stopped by for a meal. Owner Oliul Khan says,”When he entered our restaurant I


recognised him straight away.” The actor ordered chicken


jalfrezy, prawn malaya, bindi bhaji, brinjal bhaji and pilau rice followed by a glass of red win. “Before he left he said he enjoyed his meal very much and it was truly the right spice for him,” says Oliul. n


leader gets award RESTAURATEUR Abdul Harid has been recognised for his work in helping Carlisle’s Bangladeshi community forge closer links with residents as well as his fundraising efforts. Mr Harid has lived in the city since 1983, when he moved from London to take over the running of the Dhaka Tandoori restaurant from his uncle. The Contribution to Community award was presented to Mr Harid at an awards ceremony in London, hosted by Channel S. Carlisle’s first Asian councillor, Mr Harid is secretary of the Carlisle Bangladesh Community Association. n


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