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Old January 13th, 2012, 11:02 PM   #10101
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It's Cwmbran with plastic!
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Old January 13th, 2012, 11:06 PM   #10102
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Looks short here, it's not. It looks a bit taller than the Burj Dubai when you're driving past it:




Nice neck of the woods, this part of Gwent. Lots of vegetable competitions, and this beauty down the road:




I'm going to post Cwmbran's shopping centre roof again because it's so pretty:




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Old January 13th, 2012, 11:26 PM   #10103
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Where the ****s Cwmbran???

Edit: nvm found it
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Old January 13th, 2012, 11:35 PM   #10104
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. In the UK, here in 2012, they are Manchester, Birmingham and London which offer the best retail experience. And Glasgow. Just because Leeds will have more of the shops that every town in the UK has doesn't mean it'll improve its retail reputation.
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We already had this debate. Manchester and Birmingham have nothing on Leeds when it comes to retail experience, what is unique in Manchester? Nothing. At least Birmingham has Selfirdges an iconic shopping experience. Leeds has the Victoria Quarters, The Corn Exchange and its unrivaled number of arcades.
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Old January 13th, 2012, 11:41 PM   #10105
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Yet none compare to London so get over yourselves. Glad I don't represent one of the major cities on here sometimes, kind of absolved from these silly arguments.
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Old January 13th, 2012, 11:53 PM   #10106
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LOL

We already had this debate. Manchester and Birmingham have nothing on Leeds when it comes to retail experience, what is unique in Manchester? Nothing. At least Birmingham has Selfirdges an iconic shopping experience. Leeds has the Victoria Quarters, The Corn Exchange and its unrivaled number of arcades.
You what? Hahahahaa you sheep know how to make me giggle

Omg, keep it coming.

Yes. Because Manchester doesn't have the Northern Quarter. I have friends in London and a relative in New York who buy things online from various shops in the Northern Quarter, my New York friend says she's desperate to visit NQ. Does Leeds have anything like that? No. People in New York have never heard of Leeds

Jesus. Retail reputation, ask anyone up and down the country; "Which cities in the UK do you think are best for shopping?" London, Birmingham and Manchester will be your main answers.

Leeds give me a break.
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Old January 14th, 2012, 12:08 AM   #10107
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Down here Leeds is known for being a uni town and nothing more. I often see people on facebook going on about visiting Liverpool, Chester, Newcastle, Manchester, Nottingham, Blackpool, etc... for shopping and days/nights out. Never Leeds though. It just doesn't have anything unique to offer.
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Old January 14th, 2012, 12:09 AM   #10108
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I can't quite believe I'm reading a thread in which a load of nerdy guys are frantically arguing about which city is best for buying high heels.
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Old January 14th, 2012, 12:34 AM   #10109
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Down here Leeds is known for being a uni town and nothing more. I often see people on facebook going on about visiting Liverpool, Chester, Newcastle, Manchester, Nottingham, Blackpool, etc... for shopping and days/nights out. Never Leeds though. It just doesn't have anything unique to offer.
Town......wash your mouth out van heckler!!
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Old January 14th, 2012, 12:57 AM   #10110
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Town......wash your mouth out van heckler!!

Take his point into mind.

And all the other Leeds forumers.

And then stop trying to compare your town with our cities.
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Old January 14th, 2012, 01:06 AM   #10111
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Jeez guys, I would hardly call Leeds a town...
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Old January 14th, 2012, 01:13 AM   #10112
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Jeez guys, I would hardly call Leeds a town...
You are right ill tonkso, its one of the UK's biggest cities to all except our friend voldermortblack. He has Leedsitus.....its a shame but I don't there is a cure!!
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Old January 14th, 2012, 01:14 AM   #10113
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It's just a term. Don't take it literally.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/College_town
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Old January 14th, 2012, 01:15 AM   #10114
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Nice neck of the woods, this part of Gwent. Lots of vegetable competitions, and this beauty down the road:





Fantastic, I love those old transporter bridges.
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Old January 14th, 2012, 09:38 AM   #10115
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Beaut bridge that.

I notice no one has replied to my post further up ^

And I know Leeds isn't a town, but it isn't Manchester either. Or Birmingham.

It's a Nottingham, a Sheffield or a Bristol.

And even Nottingham and Sheffield are far supreme in infrastructure. They both have long-running tram systems, with Nottingham's up for expansion. Whereas Leeds doesn't even get buses running on wires

Sheffield had an arena ages ago, far supreme to Leeds. 'Cept it only mattered when Leeds got an arena and started bashing Sheffield for it.

Who wants to bet the same will happen in the year 2030, when Leeds builds its first tram line? I can see it now;

Skychaser 2030 - "Leeds now has 1 tram line, with 12 stations. We're far supreme to Manchester and Sheffield and Birmingham. And by 2040, we'll be bigger than Paris!"

Lad 2030 - "Yeah Manchester doesn't stand a chance against Leeds!"
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Old January 14th, 2012, 09:59 AM   #10116
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I think some are being a little unfair on Leeds,its not bad at all as a shopping destination, not that I am into shopping
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Old January 14th, 2012, 11:07 AM   #10117
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The Olympic Games budget basically removed Leeds' new tram system. It would have been up and running by now, and space was made (and still remains) for the tram stations, so I guess it's on hold.

Not that I'm complaining, everything I need in the city centre is within walking distance - my office, bars, restaurants, shopping, uni etc. I don't think I would use the trams tbh.


This roof's starting to look good!

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Old January 14th, 2012, 11:57 AM   #10118
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LOL

We already had this debate. Manchester and Birmingham have nothing on Leeds when it comes to retail experience, what is unique in Manchester? Nothing. At least Birmingham has Selfirdges an iconic shopping experience. Leeds has the Victoria Quarters, The Corn Exchange and its unrivaled number of arcades.



And we have The Mailbox (Harvey Nicholls)

And soon a funky John Lewis
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Old January 14th, 2012, 12:01 PM   #10119
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The Olympic Games budget basically removed Leeds' new tram system. It would have been up and running by now, and space was made (and still remains) for the tram stations, so I guess it's on hold.

Not that I'm complaining, everything I need in the city centre is within walking distance - my office, bars, restaurants, shopping, uni etc. I don't think I would use the trams tbh.


This roof's starting to look good!

Hmmmmm .... looking strangely familiar ....

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Old January 14th, 2012, 12:19 PM   #10120
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We already had this debate. Manchester and Birmingham have nothing on Leeds when it comes to retail experience, what is unique in Manchester? Nothing. At least Birmingham has Selfirdges an iconic shopping experience. Leeds has the Victoria Quarters, The Corn Exchange and its unrivaled number of arcades.
You are talking nonsense. Manchester has Selfridges, Harvey Nics, Cathedral St, King st, The Avenue, Barton Arcade, The Triangle, St Anns Sq, + independants in Afflects and the Nq Do i need to go on? in fact why am I even bothering discussing this with an idiot?
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