Curry competition kicks off

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KNIVES and forks at the ready — Glasgow is hoping to retain its Curry Capital of Britain title for another year.

The 2011 competition is underway and residents are asked to nominate their favourite restaurant in a bid to clinch the prize for the fifth time, having won in 2002, 2003, 2006 and last year.

Lord provost Bob Winter said: “Glaswegians are renowned for having a passion for curry, so I have no doubt they will get behind their city once again and nominate their favourite restaurant to represent Glasgow in the competition”.

Voting is open until August 26, with the four winning restaurants competing in the final to be announced on September 5.

Each finalist will also hold a dinner in aid of the Curry Tree charitable fund — which provides aid for undernourished people in poorer countries — as well as being visited by secret judges in the run-up to the winner announcement on November 1.

To cast your vote, visit