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Asda avoids 'black Friday' scramble

Leeds-based Asda will not take part in the so called 'black Friday' retail extravaganza today, after the promotion caused chaos in store last year.

Shoppers scrambled for goods this time last year Credit: ITV

It released this statement on its website:

''After listening to you, our customer, this year we have chosen not to take part in just one day of deals as part of the Black Friday flash sales. Instead we're investing in a range of...offers, which are available to you in the lead up to Christmas and into the New Year.''

– Asda spokesman

Hull City join search to find owner of winning lottery ticket

The National Lottery and Hull City have teamed up to find Hull’s missing EuroMillions UK Millionaire Maker winner ahead of this Friday’s top-of-the-table clash with Derby County.

Hull City legend and club ambassador, Dean Windass, has joined the search in the hope it will remind someone they played EuroMillions for the draw on July 10th, and that they could be the winner of a life-changing £1,000,000.

Could it be you? Tom Huddlestone and Dean Windass join the search

“To think that somebody is sitting on £1,000,000 and doesn’t know it is incredible. Someone, somewhere could totally change their lives with this money and, with Christmas just around the corner, what an incredible festive season it could be for the lucky ticket-holder.

"The prize could certainly buy a lot of season tickets!”

– Dean Windass

If no-one comes forward with the winning ticket before the prize claim deadline, then the prize money, plus all the interest it has generated, will go to help National Lottery-funded projects across the UK.

Anyone who has any queries or who believes they have the winning ticket for any of the National Lottery draws within the 180-day deadline should call theNational Lottery Line on 0845 910 0000 / 0844 338 7551 or email


Victims of contaminated blood scandal fight on

Victims of the contaminated blood scandal - infected by the health service with HIV and Heptatitis - have told Calendar they have again been overlooked by the government, as they continue to fight for a financial settlement.

They need money to help pay for treatment - and were hoping yesterday's spending review might finally move them a step closer to an agreement. But today they have told reporter Michael Billington they are furious that the chancellor's statement made no reference to their plight

School with healthy eating and exercise on the timetable

Worrying figures show that almost one in every five children in their last year at primary school is obese. The government's figures, which are produced every year, make disturbing reading.

There are more overweight children in deprived areas and one head teacher at a school in our region says there is too much cheap fast food available. Katie Oscroft went to a school in Halifax where healthy eating and exercise is on the timetable.

Amount stolen in bank robbery was 'significant'

Branch has now re-opened Credit: PA

Lloyds Bank has said that the amount stolen in a robbery at a branch in Hull on Tuesday was 'significant', although it is not disclosing just how much.

The branch, In Newland Avenue, re-opened this afternoon and staff, who were inside at the time, are being given support and counselling by both Humberside Police and Llloyds.

No-one was hurt in the raid, which saw three men in dark clothing use wooden ladders to access the roof of the bank, before breaking through into the building just before 5pm.

Humberside Police say they are working in Partnership with Merseyside Police as the grey Nissan Qashqai used in the getaway was stolen in the Liverpool area.

We are working closely with our colleagues in Merseyside, sharing information in order to identify the suspects for this offence. There are also a number of CCTV enquiries that we are following up.

I want to say thank you to the people of Hull for their fantastic response to yesterday’s appeal. They have given us a number of new lines of enquiry to follow up, especially in relation to vehicles seen near the scene.

– Det Insp Christine Calvert


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