Greater Manchester's first Asian woman in mayoral role

BURY'S new deputy mayor, hailed the 'Iron Lady' of Redvales, has become the first woman from her background to take such a role in the city-region.

Cllr Shaheena Haroon is the first Asian woman in a mayoral role across Greater Manchester.

The Labour councillor, who fled from Pakistan and made Bury her home in 1998, was appointed deputy mayor at a civic ceremony last week.

She said: "My whole life aim is helping and supporting people. It’s a great honour...
source: This is Lancashire

2019-05-22 13:14
Latest news from This is Lancashire
today 04:41 Sexual violence victims get terrible deal from justice system – Baroness Newlove
today 04:41 Cricket World Cup matchday 29: India bid to take a step closer to semi-final spot
today 04:41 Gun crime conspirator Hasriat Omar Khan wins driving conviction appeal
today 03:38 What do Hunt and Johnson think about Brexit, the NHS and taxes?
today 03:38 Teenager dies in west London stabbing
today 01:32 Lifting Chris Williamson’s Labour suspension appalling, says Dame Margaret Hodge
today 01:32 New software glitch found in Boeing’s troubled 737 Max jet
today 00:29 Boris Johnson pledges Australian-style points based immigration system
today 00:29 School funding and NHS recruitment ‘must be new PM’s first priorities’
today 00:29 Hunt’s tax cut and spending pledges would ‘exacerbate’ finance strain – IFS
today 00:29 Ban e-cigarette adverts that might appeal to children, health experts say
today 00:29 Britney Spears’ conservatorship sues blogger for defamation
today 00:29 Boris Johnson promises to take back control of immigration after Brexit
today 00:29 What the papers say – June 27
today 23:26 All you need to know about the G20 summit in Osaka
today 23:26 May pleads for co-operation and compromise ahead of her last global summit
today 23:26 Trump, Democrats blame each other over migrant deaths at US border
today 23:26 Boosting your exercise in middle age will help you live longer, study suggests
today 23:26 Salah and Elmohamady score as Egypt defeat DR Congo
today 22:23 Backstop issue will not be solved with positive thoughts, says business leader
Latest news from Preston
today 04:41 Sexual violence victims get terrible deal from justice system – Baroness Newlove
today 04:41 Cricket World Cup matchday 29: India bid to take a step closer to semi-final spot
today 04:41 Gun crime conspirator Hasriat Omar Khan wins driving conviction appeal
today 03:38 What do Hunt and Johnson think about Brexit, the NHS and taxes?
today 03:38 Teenager dies in west London stabbing
today 01:32 Lifting Chris Williamson’s Labour suspension appalling, says Dame Margaret Hodge
today 01:32 New software glitch found in Boeing’s troubled 737 Max jet
today 01:11 Sainsbury’s announces 10p per litre discount on fuel – here’s how to claim
today 00:29 Boris Johnson pledges Australian-style points based immigration system
today 00:29 School funding and NHS recruitment ‘must be new PM’s first priorities’
today 00:29 Hunt’s tax cut and spending pledges would ‘exacerbate’ finance strain – IFS
today 00:29 Ban e-cigarette adverts that might appeal to children, health experts say
today 00:29 Britney Spears’ conservatorship sues blogger for defamation
today 00:29 Boris Johnson promises to take back control of immigration after Brexit
today 00:29 What the papers say – June 27
today 23:26 All you need to know about the G20 summit in Osaka
today 23:26 May pleads for co-operation and compromise ahead of her last global summit
today 23:26 Trump, Democrats blame each other over migrant deaths at US border
today 23:26 Boosting your exercise in middle age will help you live longer, study suggests
today 23:26 Salah and Elmohamady score as Egypt defeat DR Congo
today 22:23 Backstop issue will not be solved with positive thoughts, says business leader
today 22:23 All you need to know about the G20 summit in Osaka
today 22:23 Babar relieved to guide Pakistan to victory over New Zealand
today 22:23 Phil Neville feels England ‘want it even more’ with each game at Women’s World Cup
today 22:23 Accrington woman sets up Death Cafe movement in East Lancashire
today 22:23 Mountain rescue team saves trapped man after leg injury
yesterday 21:20 Cuba Gooding Jr’s request to dismiss groping case denied
yesterday 21:20 Johnson refuses to rule out suspending Parliament to force through Brexit
yesterday 21:20 Senate passes migrant aid bill for US southern border
yesterday 21:20 Terry: No one is better equipped to succeed at Chelsea than Lampard
yesterday 21:20 Cricket World Cup matchday 28: Babar Azam boosts Pakistan prospects
yesterday 21:20 Zimbabwe pick up a point against Uganda
yesterday 21:20 Kyle Edmund and Dan Evans will face off for semi-final spot at Eastbourne
yesterday 21:20 FIFA opens disciplinary proceedings against Cameroon over England antics
yesterday 21:20 Car seized over tax and MOT
yesterday 21:20 Car seized over tax and MOT
yesterday 20:17 Photo of drowned migrants on US border sparks anguish as aid funding urged
yesterday 20:17 Ireland’s top police officer says border open to crime in hard Brexit
yesterday 20:17 Mother’s heartbreak over migrant son and granddaughter’s deaths
yesterday 20:17 Juniors doctors vote in favour of contract improvements
yesterday 20:17 A look at the Women’s World Cup quarter-finalists
yesterday 20:17 Surrey secure first Championship win of season against Warwickshire
yesterday 20:17 GB cyclists hope to recover form at European Games in Minsk
yesterday 20:17 New Zealand no longer perfect after Pakistan pull off vital win
yesterday 20:17 People from Bolton wanted for brand new home makeover TV show
yesterday 20:17 Turn out for church fête on the lawn
yesterday 20:17 Winner of children fiction awards to be revealed tomorrow
yesterday 20:17 Schoolchildren wake up to yoga
yesterday 20:17 Vicar 'grateful' for help after thieves steal his robes
yesterday 20:17 Opposition to plans for block of flats
Latest news from Great Britain
today 05:08 Rangers get tough over Alfredo Morelos and James Tavernier as Steven Gerrard makes transfer claim
today 05:08 One hundred Scots made homeless every day as crisis on our streets gets worse
today 05:08 Tributes to young Celtic fan who was 'life and soul of everything she did' after her sudden death
today 05:08 Footballer tried to murder ex-lover with nine-inch cheese knife after refusing to accept break-up
today 05:08 Holidaymaker left bleeding after 'brawling woman' bites her in Magaluf bar
today 05:08 Young girl who swallowed ball bearing left with 7-inch scar after undergoing major surgery
today 05:02 ‘We'll fight World War 3' - Trump issues bold warning to enemies ahead of G20 summit
today 05:02 Dan Walker: ‘Lot of flesh’ BBC star red-faced after revealing Glastonbury outfit comment
today 05:02 UK weather forecast: Travel chaos warning as 50mph winds to wreak havoc on the roads
today 05:02 Boris Johnson vows to shake up UK immigration and implement Australian style points system
today 04:35 Inside story of SAS legends who hunted Hitler’s firing squad torturers in WW2
today 04:35 Boris Johnson’s neighbours ‘in hiding’ after recording Tory hopeful’s row with girlfriend
today 04:35 BREAKING: Deaths confirmed as airplane makes hard emergency landing in Russia
today 03:59 Democrat debate organisers NBC humiliated as technical issues mar chaotic event
today 03:59 Democrat debate viewers mock Beto O’Rourke for speaking Spanish and not answering question
today 03:59 Stomach bloating: Eight alcohol tips to reduce the risk
today 03:32 Parents charged after baby ‘violently shaken to death’ with more than 90 fractures
today 03:32 BGT performer to attempt balancing lawnmower on chin world record at Glastonbury
today 03:32 Family of missing Rosie Johnson, 22, join desperate search on Isle of Wight
today 03:32 Ex-footy agent linked to Emiliano Sala Cardiff move faces fraud charges
today 02:56 Holiday horror on Tenerife-bound flight from London - cabin and cockpit engulfed in fumes
today 02:56 Chernobyl tourists at risk as most radioactive waste in world STILL lies in Exclusion Zone
today 02:56 Max Wright dead: Alf star dies aged 75 after long cancer battle - ‘Hilarious and talented’
today 02:56 ‘BORING!’ Trump snubs Democrat debate to greet service personnel as crowded field bickers
today 02:56 North Korea vows to ‘pull the trigger’ and attack the US after its ‘reckless remarks’
today 02:56 NASA shock: Giant golden asteroid could wipe out ENTIRE global economy
today 02:29 Tot, 3, tragically dies after accidentally strangling herself with bedroom blind cord
today 02:29 Mystery as Brit businessman missing in Spain ‘found dead in submerged car'
today 01:53 Parkinson’s disease: New research adds weight to gut theory
today 01:53 Russia claims to have proof US drone was in Iranian airspace when it was shot down
today 01:53 Spider-Man Far From Home confirms MIND-BLOWING Iron Man theory: Grab your tissues
today 01:53 Theresa May makes final plea ahead of G20 summit as premiership enters final month
today 01:53 NASA Moon landing warning: Humans at risk from crippling illness caused by lunar dust
today 01:26 Colin Jackson ‘secretly battled bulimia and anorexia training for Olympics’
today 01:11 Labour Party readmits MP suspended over anti-Semitism comments
today 01:11 Tata Chemicals plans first UK industrial carbon capture demo plant
today 01:11 Hunt has costly tax and spending plans - think tank
today 00:59 Kids as young as five are snapping pictures of their parents for Instagram, but should we be worried?
today 00:59 BBC Radio 4’s adaptation of Derek Jarman’s journals remind us of the director’s unique mind
today 00:59 Richard Curtis’s Beatles rom-com Yesterday is a wasted opportunity
today 00:59 ITV’s Beecham House, is desperately clichéd period drama
today 00:59 How Vasily Grossman became a thorn in Stalin’s side
today 00:59 Years and Years showed Black Mirror how to really do dread-filled dystopia
today 00:59 Commons Confidential: Johnson’s ex unburdened
today 00:56 Sun’s out, shades on. Here’s what to look out for when buying your next pair of sunglasses
today 00:56 Martin Skrtel to Rangers back on as Steven Gerrard launches third bid to land former Liverpool star
today 00:56 Emma Faulds: Family reveal funeral details and urge mourners to wear bright colours
today 00:56 Watch Thomas 'TC' Campbell open up on pain of being jailed for Ice Cream Wars murders
today 00:56 Killer stabbed his East Kilbride girlfriend 57 times in frenzied attack
today 00:56 Tragic young mum died after being bitten on the finger by her pet rat
Watch the news from UK on Facebook