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James Chester nears Hull exit

Hull City defender James Chester looks set to join West Bromwich Albion for a fee in the region of £8million.

Credit: Press Association

The 26-year-old reportedly flew home from Hull's pre-season tour in Austria on Tuesday to open talks with the Baggies.

Chester, who has played 156 league games for Hull, has one year left on his existing deal.

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Bradford's new shopping centre constructed in 100 seconds

Bradford’s latest retail centre, The Broadway Bradford, opens in one hundred days. To mark the countdown, they've released timelapse footage of the site's construction.

The £260 million development, the largest UK retail centre to launch this year, will open on Thursday 5 November ahead of the Christmas rush.

The 570,000 sq ft centre, which will create 2,500 new retail jobs upon opening, will be the largest retail centre in the country to open in 2015.

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“After a lot of hard work and support from the Bradford community, we are now just 100 days away from opening our doors to the public for the very first time. The exclusive time lapse footage shows just how far we’ve come and it’s really exciting to see it all come together. Not only will the centre provide an unrivalled retail environment for shoppers in Bradford and the surrounding areas, but it will also deliver a significant boost to the local and regional economy whilst continuing to attract inward investment for the City’s regeneration. We are looking forward to welcoming the community through our doors on November 5.”

– Myf Ryan, Westfield Director of Marketing

'No suspicious circumstances' surround 7-year-old's death

There were no suspicious circumstances surrounding the death of 7-year-old Barnsley boy Conley Thompson, police have said following a post-mortem.

Police said they would now focus on how Thompson accessed the construction site where he slipped into a pipe and died.

The results of the post mortem suggest that Conley had, by some means, entered a vertical pipe on a nearby construction site and was unable to get out.

Conley's weight caused him to fall further into the pipe and pushed his clothing up around his body restricting his breathing.

There is no suggestion of any third party involvement.

Our job is to now piece together Conley's movements on Sunday evening and establish how he accessed the construction site.

Forming part of that investigation we will continue to work with the Health and Safety Executive and our thoughts remain with the family and friends of Conley at this extremely difficult time.

– Detective Chief Inspector Dave Stopford, the Senior Investigating officer

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Police concerned for missing Halifax teen

Police are urgently appealing for information to trace teenager from Halifax. Eisha Zadi, aged 13, was last seen in Holmfield, Halifax at 2.20pm yesterday (27/7).

She is described as Asian, 5’4 tall, of a slim build with shoulder length black hair, possibly tied up in a bun. Eisha is believed to be wearing a green school blazer, a white shirt , a black skirt, and black ballerina style shoes. She may be carrying a camel coloured bag.

"It is believed that this female may be making her way towards London. We are very concerned for her welfare.

"We would urgently like to hear from Eisha, or from anyone who has seen her or who has any information that could assist in tracing her."

"Extensive searches have taken place in the area, and those efforts are continuing."

– Police Sergeant Robert Barton, of the Valley's Neighbourhood Policing Team

Anyone with any information is asked to contact Halifax Police station via 101 quoting log 978 of 27/6

Tourism in Scarborough up as national figures fall

More than £500 million was spent by tourists in Scarborough last year according to figures released today.

Tourism in Scarborough up as national figures fall Credit: Nick Fletcher

The Great Britain Tourism Survey found that while visitor numbers and average spend fell nationally, they were higher in Scarborough than in 2013, which the borough council says it is delighted with.

In the area, the number of overseas visitors increased and the amount spent by those tourists rose by 13 per cent.

Nationally, domestic overnight trips fell by 9 per cent.

2%
Increase in domestic overnight trips
4%
Increase in domestic trip spend

We’re obviously delighted with these results and they reflect the positive conversations we’ve had with local tourism businesses in the last 12 months about trade being buoyant in all parts of the borough.

– Cllr Andrew Backhouse, Scarborough Borough Council
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