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Old 09-08-2005, 21:09
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If anyone watched tonights show I would be interested to know what the 10 worst were as I only caught the end. (Hull was the worst as it seems to be in most surveys).
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Old 09-08-2005, 21:11
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We were 10th Best - so proud! Only 1 ot 2 'best' ones in the Midlands - rest in south as usual!
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Old 09-08-2005, 21:15
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Nottingham, my old student stomping ground at no. 2 worst!
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Old 09-08-2005, 21:16
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Easington - 10th
Salford - 9th
Merthyr Tydfil - 8th
Middlesbrough - 7th
Strabane (NI) - 6th
Blaenau Gwent - 5th
Mansfield - 4th
Hackney - 3rd
Nottingham - 2nd
Hull - 1st
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Old 09-08-2005, 21:32
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Stoke On Trent was offically named as the worst place to live in the UK a few years ago - the local radio station was up in arms - based on the same statistics (crime, unemployment, education etc) and yet didn't get a mention. It certainly hasn't improved and you can still pick up a house for under 50,000

http://212.50.188.105/cgi-win/vebra..../DENBI/32612/1

http://212.50.188.105/cgi-win/vebra..../MILTO/33633/1

http://212.50.188.108/cgi-win/vebra..../MOORE/34139/1

http://212.50.188.108/cgi-win/vebra..../CENTU/34582/1 (yes, this counts as well presented in Stoke )

Granted, it will be a shithole but you still can!
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Old 09-08-2005, 21:34
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Originally Posted by pelicano
Nottingham, my old student stomping ground at no. 2 worst!
I said to Mr SBGQ 'Nottingham's bound to get a mention judging by all the chavs you used to get on Trisha from there' (God, you can tell that accent a mile off) and there it was with two mentions (Mansfield counts as well)
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Old 09-08-2005, 21:34
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Originally Posted by fat_louie
Only 1 ot 2 'best' ones in the Midlands - rest in south as usual!
Harrogate was third and that's in the North
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Old 09-08-2005, 21:35
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yeay for Hackney! Its my manor and I love it!
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Old 09-08-2005, 21:35
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Originally Posted by ShowbizGosQueen
I said to Mr SBGQ 'Nottingham's bound to get a mention judging by all the chavs you used to get on Trisha from there' (God, you can tell that accent a mile off) and there is was with two mentions (Mansfield counts as well)
Aww... I felt quite defensive towards it for a minute, then I remembered the crime! It's the only place I've ever lived where I had washing stolen off my washing line! Great nights out though!
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Old 09-08-2005, 21:38
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Aww... I felt quite defensive towards it for a minute, then I remembered the crime! It's the only place I've ever lived where I had washing stolen off my washing line! Great nights out though!
Sneinton (which I know is student land) is a hovel. I repossessed a house there and it had to be fumagated
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Old 09-08-2005, 21:40
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Originally Posted by ShowbizGosQueen
Sneinton (which I know is student land) is a hovel. I repossessed a house there and it had to be fumagated
I used to work there! Used to have bars on the office windows, and had a splendid view of winos pissing in the street!
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Old 09-08-2005, 21:40
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Scarborough should of been on it. O well.
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Old 09-08-2005, 21:40
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I used to work there! Used to have bars on the office windows, and had a splendid view of winos pissing in the street!
How quaint
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Old 09-08-2005, 21:43
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No mention of any Scottish towns, I was pleasantly surprised not to see my own home town in the bottom 10. But ned culture isn't really up ther in the big leagues, and I guess teenage pregnancy isn't that big a problem unless you are a pregnant teenager or the parent of one.

It was also mentioned today that Dundee has the fastest rising housing prices in Scotland - we came in late though.
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Old 09-08-2005, 21:45
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I half expected to see Uttlesford, Essex in the best, but instead just across the border into Hertfordshire got a mention.
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Old 09-08-2005, 21:47
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I half expected to see Uttlesford, Essex in the best
Was that voted best place a few years ago?
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Old 09-08-2005, 21:49
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Originally Posted by ShowbizGosQueen
Was that voted best place a few years ago?
It won something recently (something like 'nicest place to live in the UK'), but presumably lost out on the nightlife etc in this particular assessment!
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Old 09-08-2005, 21:49
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Anyone get the ten best, or a link? I missed it all
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Old 09-08-2005, 21:50
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I was a Student in Middlesbrough for 4 years

It was an interesting experiance Chavs running wild. and women giving b**w jobs in the street in broad day light

It did improve slightly when they opened a new shopping area and cinema. I would still rather live there than salford. Hull is a dive though and their sports fans are mad. Quite a few were banned at the weekend for chanting at the QPR fans "Your just a town full of bombers"
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Old 09-08-2005, 21:52
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Originally Posted by pelicano
It won something recently (something like 'nicest place to live in the UK'), but presumably lost out on the nightlife etc in this particular assessment!
I'm pretty sure that won when Stoke On Trent was voted the worst place to live because I remember Stoke's local radio station (Signal One) set up a live link with Essex FM to discuss the survey because they both have the same FM frequency (102.6 - what are the chances of that eh? ) and Signal even gave out car stickers saying something along the lines of 'I live in Stoke On Trent and I'm proud'
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Old 09-08-2005, 21:53
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There's some God-awful bits of London I've lived in (NW10, Roehampton SW15 etc.) that must have been saved by their surroundings.

I'm on the wrong side of Lambeth Bridge to live in the number 2 - but I can walk there in 2 minutes.
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Old 09-08-2005, 21:53
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Originally Posted by pconno1
Anyone get the ten best, or a link? I missed it all
All down South or Home Counties except Harrogate which was third.

Epsom & Ewell was top.

From memory, in no order, Westminster, South Cambridgeshire, West Oxfordshire, Mole Valley (WTF?) Stratford On Avon, some part of Hertfordshire........erm can't think of any more
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Old 09-08-2005, 21:54
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Originally Posted by ShowbizGosQueen
I'm pretty sure that won when Stoke On Trent was voted the worst place to live because I remember Stoke's local radio station (Signal One) set up a live link with Essex FM to discuss the survey because they both have the same FM frequency (102.6 - what are the chances of that eh? ) and Signal even gave out car stickers saying something along the lines of 'I live in Stoke On Trent and I'm proud'
Oh weird! I just remember something smug on our local news! The usual 'Essex isn't all about white stilettos and shellsuits' stuff!
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Old 09-08-2005, 21:55
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Oh weird! I just remember something smug on our local news! The usual 'Essex isn't all about white stilettos and shellsuits' stuff!
Signal had just one boast - Robbie Williams
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Old 09-08-2005, 21:56
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I can't remember the order......... Epsom top, South Cambridgeshire, Hertfordshire (East?), Harrogate, Stratford Upon Avon (I love that place! ), Er........ can't remember anything else.
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