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  1. Rugby Union Tri Nations and World Cup 2011

    The Sports Club
    Thought I'd start a new thread for this. The international season started with the Samoan 'friendly' last week. Tri Nations kicks of tomorrow in Syndey against the Boks. World Cup commences on Fri 9 Sep in Auckland with NZ playing Tonga.
  2. Accolades that the city of Leeds has received.

    Leeds Metro Area
    Here is a list of recent accolades (both past and present) that the city of Leeds has received: The UK's Favourite City (Condé Nast Traveller magazine Reader's Awards). Britain's Best City for Business (OMIS Research). Visitor City of the Year (The Good Britain Guide). Best Place in Britain to...
  3. MEDIA based in the Newcastle Area - Local Radio and Television Stations, Regional Newspapers, Local Media Personalities, etc

    Newcastle Metro Area
    . We have a thread on 'Newcastle in the Media' but maybe we could also do with one on 'The Media in Newcastle' . . . For example, I came across this on the DCMS website (via BBC), about Newcastle being one of the 65 cities for local TV stations (now there's an idea! Wonder why no-one's ever...
  4. BOURNEMOUTH BEACH, PARK & PEOPLE, UK

    Urban Showcase
    Bournemouth is a large coastal resort town in the county of Dorset, England. It is also the largest settlement between Southampton and Plymouth. With Poole and Christchurch, Bournemouth forms the South East Dorset conurbation, which has a total population of approximately 400,000. Bournemouth's...
  5. UNUSUAL SHOTS OF SOUTHAMPTON, UK

    Urban Showcase
    Southampton is the largest city in the county of Hampshire on the south coast of England, and is situated 75 miles south-west of London and 19 miles north-west of Portsmouth. The city represents the core of the Greater Southampton region, and the city itself has an estimated population of...
  6. Characters of Note - In Newcastle and the North East

    Newcastle Metro Area
    How about this for a thread? I think the rule must be that they are no-longer with us so as not to get into libel issues. Here's two to kick you off. 1 A great friend of mine, John Lowe. John was a barrister of note in the city, flamboyant, larger than life who sadly passed away a couple...
  7. The "Old Newcastle" Project | Newcastle | Initial Physical Project - Completed

    Completed Projects
    Newcastle City Council will decide on history project cash by Tony Henderson, The Journal, March 9th 2011 A DECISION will be taken today on financial backing for a scheme to enhance the historic core from which Newcastle evolved. The project is called Old Newcastle – Where the Story Begins...
  8. COMMEMORATING People, Events, and Places - in Newcastle and the North East

    Newcastle Metro Area
    . WHAT IS THIS THREAD ABOUT? Throughout our local history, there have been many notable and historical events, people and places that have been “commemorated” for posterity, in one way or another. While a number of these have already been mentioned on the Historic Newcastle thread (amongst...
  9. London 2012 | Olympic Stadium Wrap

    Speakers' Corner
    The Olympic Stadium will be the most iconic image of the 2012 games. Billions of viewers will see the stadium on TV everyday during the Olympics and 8 million ticket holders will see the stadium up close in person. However, due to the current economic climate and over spending on other Olympic...
  10. The Financial Centre of London: "The City" plus a few other places...

    Urban Showcase
    I spent a few days in London about a year ago. My friends were there on business, going in and out of meetings, so I decided not to wander too far off the central business area, confusingly called “The City”. Not the most interesting or exciting part of town, according to many people’s opinions...
  11. [Wielka Brytania] Hampshire

    Zagranica
    Hampshire. Chcialbym Wam przyblizyc miasta, miasteczka i wazniejsze wsie tego, lezacego na poludniu Wielkiej Brytanii hrabstwa. Pojawi sie tutaj: Winchester, Portsmouth, Southampton, Basingstoke jak i inne, mniej wazne dla regionu: Havant, Gosport czy Waterloville. Z opisem hrabstwa ogranicze...
  12. London3Dproject

    Speakers' Corner
    It is here!. (once again) You might remember the London 3D Project. A project where i tried to do all of Central London for google earth. Well as some may remember, it didn't really work out. BUT! I/we are back. Me and UkBuilder, will do the project (once again) But this time we will use...
  13. LONDON!

    Urban Showcase
    "Why, Sir, you find no man, at all intellectual, who is willing to leave London. No, Sir, when a man is tired of London, he is tired of life; for there is in London all that life can afford." http://www.samueljohnson.com/tiredlon.html These famous words come from a discussion which happened...
  14. The GREAT NORTH RUN - The UK's biggest Road Race / The World's biggest Half Marathon

    Newcastle Metro Area
    . The Journal - Friday September 28th 1990. We have just had the 30th Great North Run, this was the TENTH. Bit of a coincidence with this year, as 'yet again' I was going to run, but didn't . . . OR (more like) I just DIDN'T!! . . . As ever, I am happy to do enlargements of particular...
  15. RETAIL MEMORIES : from times past in Newcastle and the North East

    Newcastle Metro Area
    . Quite often on this Forum, people have recorded their memories, often from their childhood, of many interesting SHOPS (or other retail activities such as pubs or cinemas, etc) that have been a major part of their young lives, or their parents or grandparents lives - BUT, they are no longer...
  16. ADVERTS : Old Adverts from times past in Newcastle and the North East

    Newcastle Metro Area
    . The Evening Chronicle - Monday November 2nd 1885. This is a very important issue of the Evening Chronicle, as it is the VERY FIRST edition of the paper ever published. As can be seen, in those days the front page was all adverts (and quite small ones too, difficult to read) so there is no...
  17. Newcastle Chronicle Ltd - A 1930s Tour of the Chronicle's old Westgate Road HQ

    Newcastle Metro Area
    Newcastle Chronicle Ltd - A 1930s Tour of the Chronicle's old Westgate Road HQ The 'Newcastle Chronicle Ltd in the 1930s' series, is a series of posts originally published on the Historic Newcastle thread. Copies of these posts remain on there, quite correctly as that is where many people...
  18. FORUM INDEX - Newcastle Forum ALPHABETICAL SUBJECT INDEX (listing of factual posts on this forum)

    Newcastle Metro Area
    . ALPHABETICAL SUBJECT INDEX - Links to Factual Posts on this Forum . . . Last Updated - 14/03/2020. (NB - This Index is no longer being updated w.e.f the date shown) 1 - A Question . . . Can you always easily find a subject or individual topic that you know has been discussed on our...
  19. La Sagesse/Jesmond Towers, Housing Development | Newcastle | Various | U/C

    Newcastle Metro Area
    Later . . . Freddie Shepherd bought the site and below is a bit of news about this from todays Chronicle . . . La Sagesse is raided three times in one week Apr 22 2010 by Adam Jupp, Evening Chronicle SCRAP metal thieves have targeted an historic Tyneside school three times in a week. The...
  20. NEWSPAPER Headlines, Front Pages and Articles - From 'times past' in Local and Regional Newspapers

    Newcastle Metro Area
    I know we have the Historic Newcastle thread, and that a LOT of old Newspaper Articles have featured on there, and doubtless will continue to do so. It is just that I have (as I am sure many others have) a number of copies of "old issues" of our main local newspapers, that do not necessarily...
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