Bradford won it’s bid to be UK City of Culture last night, so let me first congratulate it’s citizens on their win. I’m sure 2025 will be a marvellous year for them. My knowledge of geography being what it is though, I just looked up Bradford on a map, and I’m sorry, that is not a city. As far as I’m concerned, cities have to be big, impressive places, but I could probably get from one side of Bradford to the other in my powerchair within half an hour. It is tiny, and qualifies as a medium-sized town at most. Mind you, if I’m going to get into that debate, I must admit that, compared to the vast, bustling metropolises I encountered in India, London is barely more than a sleepy little English village, so I suppose it’s all subjective. Whatever it’s called though – town, city, village or farmstead – it’s great to see a northern community getting it’s time in the limelight. As I and so many others keep saying, London and the south-east get so much investment and attention, while the rest of the country gets largely forgotten about. It will be fascinating to see what a relatively small yet extremely diverse community like Bradford does with this award.