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Bradford City celebrates 'fantastic' result

Bradford City are all set for a money spinning FA Cup 4th round tie at Chelsea after thrashing Millwall at Valley Parade last night. It was a feisty encounter from the first whistle and after just 6 minutes Millwall were reduced to 10 men - Lee Beevers dismissed for a foul on James Hanson. And just 2 minutes later Hanson headed Bradford into the lead. Jon Stead scrambled in the second, before Andy Halliday made it 3 nil before half time. Despite the freezing conditions temperatures were running high and following this rash challenge Bradford manager Phil Parkinson was sent to the stands. Just the one goal after the break - Billy Knott firing in, but Bradford had already done enough to ensure a visit to the Premier League leaders.


Armed robbers target Bradford and Leeds homes

Police are investigating three robberies in Bradford and Leeds that involved guns and knives.

Last Monday four men entered a house in Rockland Crescent, Clayton, and demanded to know where one of the occupants was.

Three of the men were carrying knives, while the other was in possession of what appeared to be a sawn-off shotgun.

The men then searched the premises and are believed to have taken a ladies' Michael Kors watch, before running off towards Woodvale Avenue.

Later that day, a man entered a house in Wooler Avenue in Beeston and made demands for gold jewellery from one of the occupants.

The man, who was believed to be carrying a gun, was followed by four other men who were also carrying weapons, possibly knives.

The men made threats towards the occupants before searching the premises. They are believed to have taken a quantity of jewellery.

Three or four men carrying weapons then entered a house in Broad Lane, Bradford and ordered the occupants to sit down and be quiet.

The men then made demands and threats for jewellery and cash before leaving with a quantity of cash.

The suspects are believed to be white men in their late teens or early twenties. All wore black balaclavas and black gloves.

The descriptions of the males involved in these incidents lead us to believe that they may be linked, so we would appeal to anyone who might have seen anyone acting suspiciously in the above areas around the stated times to get in touch.

A black Mitsubishi L200 vehicle or similar was seen in the area at the time of all three offences and we believe that this was used by the suspects, so I would ask anyone with information about that vehicle to come forward.

Police are focusing high-visibility patrols in these areas of Bradford and Leeds following these incidents, and we would urge anyone with any concerns to speak to our officers.

– Detective Inspector Ryan Bragg, Bradford District CID

Hull MP: Morrisons store closure 'worrying' for city

Hull North MP Diana Johnson said the closure of a Morrisons store in the city is "worrying" and "bad news".

Hull MP: Morrisons store closure 'worrying' for city Credit: Press Association

Given the lack of good full-time jobs in the Hull area, especially in relation to the number of job-seekers chasing them, it's worrying that Morrisons at Northpoint is to close.

The process on what will happen to jobs at the store will now start, but this is clearly bad news for Northpoint and the Hull area.

It shows that in our area the economic recovery remains fragile and is held back by the spending power taken out of our local economy since 2010. We already have a problem with the loss of retail jobs and empty shops in Hull and we've lost major players such as Comet in recent years.

– Hull North MP Diana Johnson

Morrisons confirm two Yorkshire store closures

ITV News can confirm that two Morrisons stores in Yorkshire are set to close.

ITV News can confirm that two Morrisons stores in Yorkshire are set to close. Credit: Press Association

The Bradford based retailed said the stores at Bransholme in Hull and Ravensthorpe would close.

We have looked extremely carefully at whether the stores can be turned around but unfortunately we cannot see a way of making them viable. We are therefore proposing their closure. We are consulting with colleagues and unions to reduce the risk of redundancies and we are looking at ways of redeploying colleagues around our business.

– Morrisons spokesperson


Siblings record song for Pakistan school massacre fundraiser

Last month more than a 150 pupils and teachers were killed at a school in Peshawar in Pakistan - an event which shocked the world.

The events provoked a show of support for families of the massacre from the children of Yorkshire.

Three siblings from a school in Bradford felt so passionately about helping the injured they recorded a charity song - using their own money.

Some viewers may find some images in this report from Sarah Clark distressing:

Jobs at risk as Morrisons chief steps down

The West Yorkshire-based supermarket giant Morrisons is ditching its boss, closing 10 of its stores and putting hundreds of jobs at risk after a plunge in Christmas sales.

The firm is one of Bradford's biggest private employers with 2,000 staff at its city headquarters and thousands more at stores in our region and elsewhere.

Tonight the shopworkers union has described the closure of stores as devastating news for staff, meanwhile Sainsbury's says it is going to axe 500 jobs as shoppers take advantage of a cut-throat price war.

Jon Hill reports:

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