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Curry industry in crisis

There are 15,000 curry houses in Britain and Yorkshire is arguably home to some of the best. But some restaurant owners say the industry is in crisis. An immigration cap means some are struggling for staff. So a conference has been held for leading industry members to swap ideas and get advice. Robert Murphy reports.

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27 Bradford takeaways found with zero food hygiene score

Bradford East MP, David Ward, is campaigning for all takeaways, restaurants and cafes to be forced to display their food hygiene scores on their front doors.

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The Lib-Dem MP has tabled a Parliamentary Motion calling for a mandatory "scores on the doors" scheme.

He launched his campaign after new figures revealed 27 food premises in Bradford had received the lowest zero ratings after recent hygiene inspections.

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Yorkshire's school chef of the year

Soggy semolina, meat pie and cold veg - just some of the delights remembered from school dinners.

But a competition held today in Doncaster has proved that poor quality school meals are a thing of the past.

Yorkshire's School Chef of the Year has been announced, and two 11 year old Doncaster pupils, proved to be more difficult than Simon Cowell to impress.

Victoria Whittam reports:

Yorkshire's best school chef

The best school chef in Yorkshire has been announced following a competition in Doncaster.

The judges wait for the competition to begin

Katherine Breckon's menu of Sesame Seed Turkey Bites was judged the best by industry professionals and two 11 year old pupils from Kirk Sandall Junior School.

The entries awaiting judging

The competition aims to promote the importance high quality school meals play in the health of the next generation.

Judges come to their conclusion

The winner will go on to compete in the national final at the end of May.

Warsop restaurant fined for rodent infestation

An Indian restaurant in Warsop has been ordered to pay almost £4,000 after poor hygiene and a severe rodent infestation led Mansfield District Council to temporarily close the business.

Mr Abu Rumel, of Bengal Cottage, appeared at Mansfield Magistrates' Court yesterday. He admitted breaching six hygiene offences relating to poor cleaning, pest control and poor food hygiene management.

Officers from the Council's Environmental Health department visited Bengal Cottage in September. They found a mouse infestation in the dining area, kitchen and food preparation surfaces.

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