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Old July 20th, 2019, 08:43 AM   #6061
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Jodrell Bank is a University of Manchester campus.

Clearly her phrasing was a little incorrect without the uni of bit.
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Old July 20th, 2019, 10:15 AM   #6062
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I apologise in advance for the following rant. I was getting ready for work this morning watching BBC breakfast. They were coming live from Jodrell Bank observatory in Cheshire and Naga Munchetty introduced the live broadcast as ‘welcome to Manchester’s Jodrell Bank’ I was so enraged I nearly spat my tea out and thought... sod work.. I am going to march into the BBC to complain about the sloppy Manchester loving journalism that the beeb spews our daily.

Can you imagine if there was a report from Stratford referring to Birmingham’s Shakespeare theatre. How arrogant if Brum ever did that. I used to be a big supporter and advocate of the BBC but I have to say that I am offended by this London, Manchester love in that is going on. And let’s be honest, even London is struggling to get a look in these days lol.
Manchester's borders are very fluid!
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Old July 20th, 2019, 10:23 AM   #6063
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Jodrell Bank is a University of Manchester campus.

Clearly her phrasing was a little incorrect without the uni of bit.

Indeed

http://www.jodrellbank.manchester.ac.uk/about-us/

“The Jodrell Bank Centre for Astrophysics is the astronomical research centre of the University of Manchester and operates e-MERLIN, the UK's national radio astronomy facility. Jodrell Bank is a world leader in radio astronomy-related research and technology development but also carries out research across the electromagnetic spectrum and in theoretical topics.

The Centre occupies three main locations: the world-famous Jodrell Bank Observatory in Cheshire, and the Alan Turing and Sackville St Buildings in central Manchester.”

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Old July 20th, 2019, 06:39 PM   #6064
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Yes Jodrell Bank is part of the University of [email protected] But the reporter just couldn't resist mentioning the connection. It's more as if someone said Birmingham's Belfry Golf Club or Birmingham's Lickey Hills.
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Old July 20th, 2019, 07:51 PM   #6065
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Birmingham city council does actually own the Lickeys.

However Jodrell bank is just 22 miles from Manchester city centre.
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Old July 20th, 2019, 07:52 PM   #6066
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^ It has huge links to Manchester University. Maybe that was what they were referring to?
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Old July 20th, 2019, 08:21 PM   #6067
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Yes Jodrell Bank is part of the University of [email protected] But the reporter just couldn't resist mentioning the connection. It's more as if someone said Birmingham's Belfry Golf Club or Birmingham's Lickey Hills.
Reporters usually like to give the viewer an idea of where abouts they are reporting from.
I guess with Mcr Uni owning the land & having built the centre, it may have been quicker and easier to say "Manchester's Jodrell Bank" rather than saying "I'm here at Jodrell Bank, half way between Macclesfield & Knutsford" ??
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Old July 20th, 2019, 08:24 PM   #6068
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Or Jodrell Bank, Cheshire... it's like saying Stratford or Lichfield is Birmingham... not a big deal, just makes me chuckle.
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Old July 20th, 2019, 08:31 PM   #6069
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Yeh, fair enough. That would have been better.

There is however a Mcr connection, assuming JRB1234 would not have been aware of this. And one wouldn't build something like that near a city.

I haven't seen the report, just trying to provide some context to it all I guess.

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Old July 21st, 2019, 09:32 AM   #6070
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I think it’s a tad picky. It’s no different to saying The NEC in Birmingham which the BBC do often.
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Old July 21st, 2019, 01:25 PM   #6071
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I think it’s a tad picky. It’s no different to saying The NEC in Birmingham which the BBC do often.
The NEC is in the same met county though, and is not far from the council borders.

Jodrell Bank is some 20 miles away.

However I’m also guessing they meant UoM, not Manchester. But whatever
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Old July 21st, 2019, 05:22 PM   #6072
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Would the Jewellery Quarter fit the World Heritage criteria these days? There was a 2007 bid for status wasn't there, but was ended because of council cuts or something...
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Old July 21st, 2019, 08:25 PM   #6073
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The NEC is in the same met county though, and is not far from the council borders.

Jodrell Bank is some 20 miles away.

However I’m also guessing they meant UoM, not Manchester. But whatever
The principle is the same though.
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Old July 21st, 2019, 11:00 PM   #6074
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Yes Jodrell Bank is part of the University of [email protected]. But the reporter just couldn't resist mentioning the connection. It's more as if someone said Birmingham's Belfry Golf Club or Birmingham's Lickey Hills.
Do you lot have any idea how f***ing sad that looks when viewed as a non-Brum.
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Old July 21st, 2019, 11:20 PM   #6075
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Do you lot have any idea how f***ing sad that looks when viewed as a non-Brum.
It's not a slight. It's because many are under the impression that forumers from that particular city login and search for whatever discussion they can find relating to their own city. Maybe true, maybe not but it is truly remarkable how quickly use of that city's name attracts unwanted attention to the forum.

Now that is truly f**king sad.
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Old July 22nd, 2019, 03:03 AM   #6076
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Yes, it's a widely known fact that people associated with M*nchester magically turn up in this subforum whenever that city's name is mentioned, as if they keep typing the name into the search function or something.

So it has since become a bit of a humorous thing on here to blank the name out to make the search more difficult. And it does seem to work on the whole, resulting in fewer trolls.
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Old July 22nd, 2019, 03:13 AM   #6077
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Manchester's borders are very fluid!
They are so fluid that they're now leaking all over the Cheshire countryside.

A university owning/running a site does not make it part of that city (it's practically Stoke-on-Trent!), and the presenter should have been more accurate in her misleading description. But that's BBC Salford for you.
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Old July 22nd, 2019, 09:21 AM   #6078
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It’s ok guys we have another university to add to the list of Birmingham unis

https://www.birmingham.ac.uk/dubai/c...SAAEgLFkfD_BwE
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It’s ok guys we have another university to add to the list of Birmingham unis

https://www.birmingham.ac.uk/dubai/c...SAAEgLFkfD_BwE
So that must mean that Dubai is now part of Birmingham, right? And thus we can claim all its skyscrapers as being in Birmingham too 😂
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Old July 22nd, 2019, 11:01 AM   #6080
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They are so fluid that they're now leaking all over the Cheshire countryside.

A university owning/running a site does not make it part of that city (it's practically Stoke-on-Trent!), and the presenter should have been more accurate in her misleading description. But that's BBC Salford for you.

Assuming she didn’t say “University of Manchester’s Jodrell Bank” that is.

It’s as much in Stoke-on-Trent as it is in Mcr!.

As for the visiting the thread, personally I use the tapatalk app, it has a newsfeed for updates, as I visit other cities forums due to interest certain thread updates are notified. No need to ‘search’ anything.
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