By Ninder Kaur

Bradford has been named curry capital of the year for the fifth year in a row.

Bradford beat off entries from cities including London, Glasgow, Manchester and Birmingham food curry festto win the prestigious title.

Councillor Susan Hinchcliffe, Bradford Council’s executive member for employment, skills and culture, said: “We’re delighted to have won this prestigious competition for the fifth consecutive year.

“No-one has ever won the competition this many times in a row and so we’re absolutely thrilled.

“The standard of entry this year was extremely high and I know that all the cities that entered the competition have devoted a lot of time and effort in creating their bids.”

Patricia Tillotson, Tourism Manager at Visit Bradford also added: “Winning the hotly contested competition five times in a row has never been done before.  Last year we were delighted to set the new record of winning the competition for four consecutive years, and this year we’re even happier to have smashed our own record!

“Our entry has created a real sense of community cohesion, which ultimately is what the Curry Capital of Britain competition is all about.”