Bradford and curry - a pairing whose time has come?Curry and economics could make for a heady mix over in Yorkshire

Bradford and curry – a pairing whose time has come?

Bradford’s latest kick in the economic proverbials has been dealt not by the private sector, but government. The pain is all the greater when it transpires that neighbouring Leeds is the main beneficiary.   What will save Bradford now, asks Dougal Paver. I wrote a while back about how stupendously handsome Bradford is.  Real knock-out good looks, if Victorian architecture is […]

Bradford: Britain's most complete Victorian cityOnce the world's woollen capital.

Bradford: Britain’s most complete Victorian city

Not been to Bradford lately?  You should, suggests Dougal Paver. You can smell a place’s wealth.  It oozes from the pores of its buildings, the cut of its pedestrians and the purr of its motor cars.  Poverty does the same.  Aspiration, meantime, fights to be heard. Bradford is aspirational, but was once fabulously – and I mean fabulously – wealthy.  I was […]