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Glasgow named curry king
Four Glasgow restaurants took part
Glasgow has pipped nine UK cities to retain its title as the Curry Capital of Britain.

Four restaurants were chosen by the public to represent the city and a dossier was also compiled by Glasgow City Council.

Arch-rivals Edinburgh and Bradford were named runners-up at the awards ceremony in London.

The judging panel praised the professionalism of Glasgow's submission and said: "The city has really taken this award to its heart."

Glasgow Lord Provost Liz Cameron welcomed the honour.

She said: "This is wonderful news for the city - our restaurants deserve national recognition and our four representatives in the competition are excellent ambassadors."

"The title will give the city's restaurant trade a tremendous boost and encourage visitors to come to Glasgow and sample some of the best food in Britain."

The curry houses chosen to represent Glasgow were the Shish Mahal, Creme de la Creme, Mr Singh's India and Ashoka Ashton Lane.

Glasgow was pitted against Edinburgh, Cardiff, Manchester, Bradford, Birmingham, Leicester, Sheffield, Newcastle and London in the culinary competition.

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