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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


Pedestrian in hospital after being hit by car in Bradford

A pedestrian is in hospital after being in collision with a car in Bradford.

It happened on Saturday July 25, at the junction of Toller Lane and Fairfield Road at around 1.55pm involving a grey Toyota Auris.

The 61-year-old man was taken to hospital suffering leg and head injuries.

The 33-year-old driver of the Auris escaped uninjured.

Police are appealing for witnesses.

Body found in search for missing Cleckheaton woman

Police searching for missing Tracey Bamford have been in the Mann Dam bridge area of Cleckheaton this afternoon following the discovery of a woman's body.

Officers were called to land near Mann Dam bridge at about 3.09pm after a member of the public found the body of an adult woman.

A full post mortem will take place but at this stage there are not thought to be any suspicious circumstances.

Ms Bamford's family have been made aware of the development.

– Detective Inspector Mark Truelove - Kirklees CID

Duo released on bail over Bradford murder

Two men arrested in connection with the death of a man from Bradford Leroy Vanzie have been released on bail pending further enquiries.

Leroy Vanzie Credit: West Yorkshire Police

The men, aged 25 and 36, were arrested after Leroy, 32, was found outside his home in Corban Street on Tuesday evening.

He had suffered head injuries and was taken to hospital, where he sadly died a short time later.

Leroy's family have requested that their privacy is respected at this very difficult time.

Enquiries are continuing and police are urging anyone with information to contact the Homicide and Major Enquiry Team on 101 or Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555111.

Man trapped between two cars in Ilkley

Police in Bradford are appealing for witnesses after a man was trapped between two vehicles in Ilkley on Friday afternoon.

The incident occurred around 12.09pm on Margerison Crescent when a 68-year-old male walked behind his parked vehicle, which then rolled back and trapped him between that and an unoccupied parked car.

The 68-year-old is being treated at Leeds General Infirmary for serious injuries.

It is thought that a delivery driver stopped to assist the 68-year-old by moving the vehicle.

This appears to be an accident and we are not searching for anyone in connection with the incident. We would however urge the delivery driver who stopped to help to come forward as they may hold vital information about the circumstances of what took place and may not have realised the severity of the gentleman's injuries. I would also appeal for any other witnesses who were in the street or surrounding area at the time of the incident and who may have any information to come forward. Enquiries are continuing.

– Police Constable Benjamin Pearson of the Safer Roads and Neighbourhoods Team

Anyone with information is asked to contact West Yorkshire Police.


Police seek VW Golf driver after patrol car is rammed

At about 11pm last night (16/7/15) officers from the Safer Roads and Neighbourhood Support unit were on patrol in a marked police car when a Volkswagen Golf drove off at speed on seeing them.

The Golf drove into Princeville Road and parked at the side of the road. The officers parked alongside the vehicle to prevent it driving off but it mounted the kerb and then reversed ramming a second police vehicle which was blocking its path.

An officer got out of the first police car to approach the Golf which drove into him knocking him over before making off from the scene.

He was taken to Bradford Royal Infirmary for treatment before being released.

The Golf was later found unattended in nearby Northside Terrace and has been recovered for forensic examination.

Enquiries are ongoing to trace the driver.

– West Yorkshire Police
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