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Brook ready to put on a show against Frankie Gavin

Sheffield boxer Kell Brook says he is ready to put on a show for the fans when he defends his world title against Birmingham's Frankie Gavin on Saturday.

He was in London at a press conference today where he came face to face with his opponent. Some 18,000 fans are expected at the O2 Arena to see the first world welterweight title fight between two British fighters.

It will be the second time Kell has defended his IBF title after recovering from being stabbed in the leg in Tenerife last September:

Anti-bullying campaigner: Get evidence and report the bully

The boss of an anti-bullying campaign says anyone affected by bullying should get evidence and report it.

Tesse Ojo urged parents to resist the urge to confront bullies, as this could inflame the situation, but instead speak to the target of the bullying to find out how they want it tackled.

She spoke about the case of Matthew Jones, who took his own life after being bullied, and said it is something the Diana Award sees too often.

Tesse spoke to John Shires and Christine Talbot:

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Bantams reject Blades bid for Parkinson

Bradford have turned down an approach from Sheffield United to speak to manager Phil Parkinson.

Bantams reject Blades bid for Parkinson Credit: Press Association

The Blades are in the hunt for a new manager after sacking Nigel Clough and his entire backroom team on Monday.

But Bradford are desperate to keep hold of Parkinson, 47, who has a year left to run on his current contract at Valley Parade.

Bradford's joint-chairman Mark Lawn told Press Association Sport: "It's true we've been contacted by Sheffield United.

"They want to speak to Phil, but we've turned their request down. We've made it perfectly clear that we want Phil to stay."

When asked if Bradford's board will open talks with Parkinson over a new deal, Lawn added: "That's up to Phil.

"We'd be happy to do that. He has another year left on his contract and he knows we always look to negotiate new contracts at the end of their terms."

Lawn refused to comment on whether Parkinson had a get-out clause in his deal that the Blades had failed to activate.

"I'm not willing to discuss the finer points of Phil's deal," he added.

Parkinson penned a three-year deal at the end of the 2012/13 season after leading Bradford to the League Cup final and to promotion from Sky Bet League Two.

He guided the club to a seventh-placed finish in League One this season, missing out on the play-offs by four points.

Clough paid the price for the Blades' failure to win promotion via the play-offs as they recently lost out to Swindon in the semi-finals.

The South Yorkshire club, searching for their eighth manager since being relegated from the Premier League in 2007, will embark on a fifth campaign in the third tier next term.

Burglar locked up for five years

A burglar who pleaded guilty to four crimes has been jailed for five years.

Cohen Roberts, 23, from Sheffield admitted responsibility for four burglaries Credit: South Yorkshire Police

Cohen Roberts, 23, from Sheffield admitted responsibility for three burglaries in January 2015 in Sheffield and Rotherham, and entered an additional guilty plea to a burglary in Sheffield in June 2014.

In two of the incidents he broke in to houses but left empty handed, in two others he stole cash and £4,000 worth of electrical goods and jewellery.

Burglary is an incredibly intrusive and distressing crime and Cohen gave no thought or consideration to his victims when he forced entry to their homes. He will have plenty of time to think about his inconsiderate and selfish actions now he is behind bars, and I hope it sends a clear message out.

– Detective Constable Patrick Allerton
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