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Electric car drivers take advantage of new Sheffield 'power supplies'

Two new dedicated fast charging points for electric cars have been installed in Sheffield.

Drivers of electric cars can now power up at two new charging stations in Sheffield Credit: ITV Yorkshire

They will allow drivers to charge up electric vehicles in around three to four hours.

The points - at Broomhill and Carver Lane in the city centre - will provide free electricity and it is hoped they will encourage more drivers to turn to electric vehicles.

The scheme is backed by Sheffield Council who want to see more electric cars used in the city as a means to combat pollution. They also want drivers to consider the economic benefits of using electric vehicles.

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Bradford boss eyes Man United tie

Phil Parkinson wants to head to Manchester. Credit: PA

Bradford City manager Phil Parkinson hopes his side's victory over Chelsea will be rewarded with a trip to Old Trafford.

Manchester United still need to get the better of Cambridge United in a a replay following a 0-0 draw on Friday in order to join the Bantams in the hat.

If I had my choice, I'd like to play Manchester United.

The experience we had yesterday going to Old Trafford was just terrific. If Manchester United can manage to beat Cambridge it would be great to go to Old Trafford.

But whoever we get, it's great to be in the fifth round. We're enjoying being in the limelight.

– Phil Parkinson speaking to Sky Sports News

Bantams praise 'classy' Mourinho

A dressing room visit from Jose Mourinho was the "icing on the cake" for Bradford goalkeeper Ben Williams after the Bantams' astounding 4-2 comeback win over Chelsea in the FA Cup on Saturday.

Bantams praise 'classy' Mourinho Credit: Press Association

League One Bradford were 2-0 down in their fourth-round tie at Stamford Bridge after goals from Gary Cahill and Ramires for the Premier League leaders.

However, a strike before half-time from Jon Stead followed by goals from Filipe Morais and Andy Halliday put the Bantams ahead before Mark Yeates confirmed their progress in injury time.

Mourinho admitted he was "ashamed" and "embarrassed" after the defeat, but the Portuguese was keen to congratulate the Bradford players after the match.

And for Williams, the humility shown by Mourinho added to what was already an incredible day.

"It was fantastic. The scenes, the look on everyone's faces was amazing, something which will live long in the memory,"

"The fans were amazing and after that Mourinho came into the dressing room and shook everyone's hand and congratulated us, that was a surreal moment as well.

"In he walked and the celebrations stopped. This figure waltzed into the dressing room. He was very classy, very humble, very respectful - it was the icing on the cake."

Bradford looked to be heading out of the competition after conceding two first-half goals, but Williams believes the combination of sticking to their game plan and perhaps some complacency from Chelsea contributed to their comeback.

"Once you go 2-0 down it was a case of seeing it out and sticking to the game plan and the goal before half-time gave us a real lift," he said.

"We had a way of playing and the boys executed that fantastically well.

"At 2-0 at home everything is in Chelsea's favour, maybe there was an element of taking their foot off the gas.

"It's the FA Cup - it's a fantastic leveller and you have always got a chance if you remain in the game. Take nothing away from Bradford, the goals we scored were fantastic."

UKIP suspend Yorkshire & Humber MEP

UKIP has suspended Yorkshire and the Humber MEP Amjad Bashir, pending an investigation into "extremely serious financial issues".

Amjad Bashir

The sixty two year old, who moved to Bradford with his family when he was eight , was elected to the European Parliament last year and is UKIP's small and medium business spokesman.

UKIP say they have suspended Mr Bashir while party officials carry out investigations into a number of issues which it considers to be extremely serious.

Mr Bashir has been informed of the specifics of the investigations which include unanswered financial and employment questions, interference with UKIP candidate selection processes and a continued affiliation with Mujeeb Bhutto, despite the party’s protests against Mr Bhutto’s involvement with Mr Bashir or UKIP.

"The UK Independence Party has a zero-tolerance policy and takes the matters at hand extremely seriously.

"The allegations against Mr Bashir are of a grave nature and we will be forwarding our evidence obtained so far to the police.

"UKIP will not tolerate anyone abusing their positions in the party, as we have a firm commitment to differing ourselves from the existing political classes.

"As a result, Mr Bashir’s involvement with the party was suspended today with immediate effect pending further investigations."

– UKIP spokesman
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