STORES across Bradford are gearing for a busy Black Friday but with shopper confidence improving some customers have already been out to beat the Christmas rush.

Ian Ward, General Manager at The Broadway, Bradford, said: “Black Friday offers are strong throughout the centre and we expect to see residents from around the district visiting The Broadway to take advantage of savings retailers are offering. We’ve been improving on footfall figures since national restrictions ended and have witnessed shopper confidence rapidly improve in the final quarter of the year.

“Media reports of supply chain issues and a desire to beat the December rush has meant shoppers are coming out early to do their Christmas shopping to ensure they get the gifts they really want for family and friends.”