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View Poll Results: Which area is the worst place to live in the UK?
Easington 1 0.59%
Salford 35 20.71%
Merthyr Tydfil 11 6.51%
Blaenau Gwent 5 2.96%
Mansfield 8 4.73%
Middlesborough 37 21.89%
Hackney 29 17.16%
Strabane 4 2.37%
Nottingham 14 8.28%
Kingston upon Hull 25 14.79%
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Old August 10th, 2005, 12:01 AM   #1
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Worst Place to live in the UK

Which area do you think is worst for living?
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Old August 10th, 2005, 12:12 AM   #2
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i would probably quite agree with most of that but i did not expect nottingham to come 2nd! i didn't realise its crime problem was that big, i thought it was quite a wealthy place.

but i'm supprised stoke isnt on the list. it doent even have a H&M and robbie williams was born there!
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Old August 10th, 2005, 12:19 AM   #3
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I don't think you could write off the whole of salford, afterall every city has bad areas.

The real salford:



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Old August 10th, 2005, 12:29 AM   #4
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I don't think you could write off the whole of salford, afterall every city has bad areas.

The real salford:



Don't be silly. Only a small selection of Salford looks like that. The rest are average at best semis, and then empty terraces:
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Old August 10th, 2005, 12:30 AM   #5
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Yeah the thing did generalize the cities, which in Salford swung in favour to bad. The Quays were a good point which they brough out, but it is only a small part of Salford and isnt representative of most peoples lives in Salford.
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Old August 10th, 2005, 12:51 AM   #6
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I've never been to Mansfield, but it just seems depressing (unless someone can show me otherwise). Perhaps it's because I've been to nearby villages such as South Normanton and Creswell. They are absolutely atrocious.
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Old August 10th, 2005, 12:58 AM   #7
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Don't be silly. Only a small selection of Salford looks like that. The rest are average at best semis, and then empty terraces:
there's about the same amount of uber nice areas and uber crap areas. The rest is suburbia, the same as in any other city, not unpleasant.

Plus, those terraces are being demolished. I think the show should have noted that the house prices will rise due to re-generation.
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Old August 10th, 2005, 01:16 AM   #8
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Ah come on now, Salford's poor areas are by no means cancelled out by the amount of nice places. Salford's a poor city man. It's horrible but we have to accept it. It's shameful how little money has gone into the areas that really need improving. The same was said of North East Manc until a few years ago when things have started changing. Salford really does need a lot of work, there really is no denying this.
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You have to remember that it was researched on crime, education, leisure, environment and something else, not on architecture or buildings. Looking at Salford, the crime and education is pretty bad (when compared to the better areas) and the leisure and environment are only relevant to a small area, mainly around the quays.
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Old August 10th, 2005, 07:06 AM   #10
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Salford is not as bad as it's made out to be. OK, a lot of the city wouldnt win any prizes in a beauty contest, but quite a lot of the city is suburbia. We even have a country park and farmland within our borders.

The pictures of boarded up terraced houses can be found in any Northern city. Manchester, with the exception of Didsbury, isn't much to shout about either. Granted it has a had a good city centre for the past 15years, but the rest of the city is just as bad, if not worse, than Salford.

That programme was bollocks anyway.
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At the Irish border, that's where.
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We have a new looney, Welcome NewYorker.

Salford can be pretty grim, I plumped for 'boro though, not suprised to see Hull and Nottingham featuring but am suprised Stoke did get a top 10 place.
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Old August 10th, 2005, 10:08 AM   #13
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What's Nottingham doing there, with the trams it looks amazing.

Is it a crime thing or something?
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Salford can be pretty grim, I plumped for 'boro though, not suprised to see Hull and Nottingham featuring but am suprised Stoke did get a top 10 place.
Stoke is a dump, but I really like the people and the architecture, if you are into run down victorian factories, industrial canals and coronation street type housing there is alot to see here.
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Old August 10th, 2005, 10:14 AM   #15
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What's Nottingham doing there, with the trams it looks amazing.

Is it a crime thing or something?
A serious crime thing, even the chief of the Nottingham Police admitted they hadn't the resources to deal with the problem, one of the reasons i decided to avoid Nottinham Uni despite it having one of the nicest campuses.
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Old August 10th, 2005, 01:57 PM   #16
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LN1, it's MiddlesBROUGH. Lose the extra O please.

Anyways, why no Barrow in Furness? It is without a doubt the most depressing place I've been to in the UK.
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Well I cant chane it now. Any of the Humber area I find depressing and in the middle of nowhere. I hate York, but its obviosuly not a bad place to live. I do particularly like the south either, too rural away from London.
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Old August 10th, 2005, 02:27 PM   #18
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Any of the Humber area I find depressing and in the middle of nowhere. I hate York, but its obviosuly not a bad place to live. I do particularly like the south either, too rural away from London.
Likewise with Humberside, I lose the will to live after 30 minutes. North Lincolnshire across the Humber Bridge is funny as well, duelling banjos!

You don't like the countryside LN1? Shame on you! Get yourself out to Pateley Bridge, just round the corner from you and one of the most beautiful places I've ever been to, done some awesome mountain bike rides around there.
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I quite like the country, but Id go insane living there. I dont often go to Pateley- theres nothing to go for. Its all very nice but theres nothing there. There are some very nice little villages around the area north of Leeds and Bradford, and just to the east of the A1 around the A64 corridor. There would be a much higher quality of life for everyone if everyone lived in really dense cities.
I often go cycling down Nidd Gorge and Knox. Malham is quite nice too. Knaresborough riverside, castle...ect is ok, not so much the high street.
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There would be a much higher quality of life for everyone if everyone lived in really dense cities.
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