After breaking the world record for the longest chain of people making heart-shaped hand gestures earlier this month, Bradford – from the outside – looks like a city which has a lot of love to share.
However, it is only by talking with local residents and those who work in the area that you can really gage a true picture of whether people do in fact #LoveBradford.
Asian Express have been out on the streets this past week, asking people whether they love the city and what makes it a special place to live.
Here are their responses:
“People love it for different reasons but I like it because it is a lot quieter than London yet there’s still lots to do. There are some fantastic places to visit, to eat and for shisha. It is a close knit community and people are together here.”
“It’s very peaceful and equal with multinational people living here. I have been here for the past 16 years and haven’t seen any conflict. It is just a very nice place to live.”
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“It’s got more variety here in comparison to other cities. There are lots of shops and cater for all cultures. We have Indian restaurants, Thai, Italian, just everything really.”
“The whole city is just a different makeup to anywhere else in the UK. We have so many communities living side-by-side and although there may sometimes be differences, it is a very peaceful place to live.”
“My kids love it here. They love school and being able to visit their grandparents without having to travel too far. I like the community feel in my neighbourhood.”
“The Broadway shopping centre is just what the city needed I think. It has helped us to stand out from the crowd and Bradford finally feels like a city to be proud of.”