Staff at a Bradford fish and chip shop are celebrating after the business was shortlisted for a national accolade.

Towngate Fisheries in Idle is one of 30 chippies across the country in the running for the Best Independent Takeaway Fish and Chip Shop Award.

Owner Mark Drummond said: “I think it’s a good thing for Bradford that one of best fish and chip shops in the Yorkshire and the north is here.

“I think most people would say the Leeds-Bradford area is the home of fish and chips. If you go elsewhere they just aren’t as nice.

“It’s a great honour for the shop and it’s nice to be rewarded for running a good business.

“We use the best ingredients and we try to have the best-trained staff.

“I think we offer a good value for money meal. Fish and chips are more nutritious than most people think.”