Bradford’s latest retail centre, The Broadway Bradford, opens in one hundred days. To mark the countdown, Bradford Council has 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.
Retailers say they are expecting this year's Boxing Day sales to be bigger than ever. Bumper crowds hit the shops for Black Friday earlier in December and even more people are expected to take advantage of bargains on offer after Christmas.
The White Rose Shopping Centre in Leeds is offering donkey rides for shoppers today between 10am and 1pm. Animal lovers are advised to head to car park 1B and await the arrival of one of four festive donkeys who will ferry them in to the retail area. It's free, although donations to Meanwood Valley Urban Farm will be 'gratefully received'.
Plans for a new trollybus system in Leeds have been described as 'critial' to the city's future by business leaders. An official submission of the £250 million tram proposal will be made later today.
It's a rare find ..... and a complete Victorian street is being being brought back to life after being found beneath a shopping centre in Keighley in West Yorkshire.
The hidden gem, created at the end of the 19th century was discovered under the town's Royal Arcade and now plans are afoot to make good use of it as Adam Fowler reports.
The man hoping to development an underground Victorian shopping arcade in Keighley says there are many planning restrictions - and anything built will fit in with its Victorian pa
Other ideas being considered include creating a visitor attraction or converting the old shops for use by craftsmen and specialist traders.
When builders discovered an underground shopping arcade in Keighley, much of the Victorian building work on the cellars of seven shops was still intact, while wooden shop-fronts and stable pens were in place.
Constructors also found doors, signs and fittings from some of the original shops in the street, which was then owned by Frank Booth and Mark Holroyd.
Now Nick Holroyd, manager of the Royal Arcade, which is above the discovery, is investigating whether the street - once at ground level - can be restored.
He has enlisted an architect and structural engineer - and plans are being made to develop the street, which has space for up to eight units.
Shoppers may soon be able to bag a basement bargain - and walk through a secret Victorian shopping street after it was announced the street could reopen for business.
The subterranean cavern of former shops and stables were uncovered under the Royal Arcade, a two-storey complex of stores and flats in Keighley, West Yorkshire.
Last used in the 1890s, it was found after builders smashed their way through while converting the arcade in 2002.