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A Bradford construction firm has been made to pay £20,000 after a joiner fell six metres through a fragile rooflight at a factory in Leeds.

Supermarket chain Morrisons has reported a seven per cent increase in annual pre-tax profits, to £655 million.

The Bradford-based group said like-for-like sales, excluding petrol, were up 7.9 per cent year-on-year. It is, it said, making "good progress" in a competitive market, and has a "strong balance sheet".

Bradford & Bingley has today announced plans to axe 370 jobs.

B&B's mortgage processing centre in Borehamwood, Hertfordshire, is to be closed with the 300 staff made redundant. A further 50 mortgage advisers in the branches are to be sacked, alongside some other sales staff. The move will save it £15m a year.

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Five Minutes With

David Hughes sums up his entrepreneurial career to date thus: four spectacular successes and two failures. He founded the sports retailer Allsports and achieved turnover of £180 million before a vicious price war meant decline, administration in 2005 and a sell-off to rival JD Sports.

It took Richard Shonn, managing director of 151 Products, three years to find a warehouse big enough for his requirements.