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Work To Resume On 'Bradford Hole'

The construction of a stalled Bradford shopping centre is to resume in January, the developer has said.

The 12-acre building site has been untouched since February 2008, when work stopped due to the financial crisis.

Local residents had named the site the "Bradford hole".

Westfield said it expected the £260m Broadway centre to be open by the winter of 2015, creating 2,500 retail jobs.

100 News Jobs Created By Student Loan Company

One hundred new jobs are to be created in Conwy, Wales.

Student Loans Company (SLC) will begin recruiting additional staff early next year.

SLC is due to take over the work of Student Finance Wales in 2015.

The decision follows a review in 2009 which identified a need to change the way the service was provided in Wales.

Jury Considering Verdict For Saatchi And Lawson Fraud Accused

The jury have been retired to consider their verdict in the case of two sisters accused of defrauding Charles Saatchi and Nigella Lawson.

35-year-old Francesca and 41-year-old Elisabetta Grillo are accused of spending £685,000 on credit cards belonging to the TV cook and her ex-husband.

The sisters deny committing fraud and claim they were authorised to spend the money by Ms Saatchi.


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