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Old September 7th, 2006, 07:59 PM   #1421
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This is Yorkshire Post's report of the story -

Leeds is the most female-friendly city in the country, according to a study published today. Jan Fletcher: Tremendous accolade for city.The second largest metropolitan district in England came top in the poll while another West Yorkshire town Hebden Bridge came 10th. The study examined nightlife, career opportunities, shopping, and overall quality of life for female residents. The city, which has a population of around 715,000 with more than 75 different nationalities, has 361 bars and 31 nightclubs.
The city is the only one in the UK to have its own shopping week and offers best value for money for the discerning female, the survey found. The study, by the independent research body The Future Laboratory, found women could go to the "hippest" bars in the city without feeling out of place or being ripped off. Jan Fletcher, chairman of agency Marketing Leeds, said: "This is a tremendous accolade to all those in the city who are making Leeds the best place in the UK for living, studying and working.
"We are already 'living it and loving it' and we hope it will help bring more students, businesses and visitors to the city." The report, which polled more than 2,500 people, found the city was "a winner by design" with its "UK-renowned female-friendly boutique hotels like Quebecs and the £10m makeover at the Queens hotel". The report said: "A five-year audit of the city reveals Leeds is becoming a mini London: there may be a need for congestion charges in the future to ensure the city stays relatively pollution-free and pedestrian-friendly. "Leeds's retail environment couldn't be more exciting, what with independent designer emporium the Corn Exchange to uber-trendy Harvey Nichols in the stunning Victoria Quarter (the so-called Knightsbridge of the North) and Londonesque boutiques like the award-winning Hip. "Across the board, Leeds proved itself to be the UK's most female-friendly city." London did not make it in to the top 20 list.
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Old September 8th, 2006, 02:20 AM   #1422
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I got It out of a book.
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Old September 8th, 2006, 02:36 AM   #1423
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See that bit of the Queens, the bit nearest us on stilts, is that there now? If it is I've walked under it to the station probably over 9 million times and I've never noticed.
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Old September 8th, 2006, 05:05 AM   #1424
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See that bit of the Queens, the bit nearest us on stilts, is that there now? If it is I've walked under it to the station probably over 9 million times and I've never noticed.
Yep. It's the bit where all the taxis drive under. You'd know it if you saw it. Kindof the sort of thing that no one notices until you point it out.

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Old September 8th, 2006, 11:02 AM   #1425
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Old September 8th, 2006, 11:08 AM   #1426
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I continue to be obsessed with the The Standard Assurance building to the right of the frame. If I earn Bill Gates' cash I'll re-build it.
Rebuild it I tells yer!

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Old September 8th, 2006, 07:55 PM   #1427
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Now it's going to get very confusing if we have the Official Leeds Threads 4 and 7 both active.

Stop posting in this thread please team!

Ta v muchly.
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Old September 8th, 2006, 08:23 PM   #1428
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Hey there's tram lines in that pic! What an amazing idea - why has no-one thought of that since?...
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Old September 10th, 2006, 01:08 AM   #1429
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We're trying to arrange a UK-wide meetup if anyone is interested. No date or venue has been set yet so feel free to bounce some ideas around!

The thread is here...
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Old September 10th, 2006, 09:41 AM   #1430
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Can we please close this thread. Or at least not use it.
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