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    (Original post by dobbs)
    A lot of people don't like London, particularly people in the North, as we're regularly ignored by the capital, which seems to get everything.
    Kev, the parallels between the North East and South West are quite similar in this respect...

    Just look at the sweeping cuts that are going to come by December time in regards to the railways down here. If you're south of Bristol the train companies and the government do not give a ****. *This is probably true for Cumbria too, or I can imagine it is.*

    Although property prices in the North East aren't(yet) forcing local people out because they can't afford houses due to second holiday homes....

    Anyway, I'd also like to agree with what others have said about southerners being seen by northerners as thinking northerners live in cardboard boxes.
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    I like London
    But I'd prefer to go to a North uni (DURHAM!) than a London one. Mainly because London's too much of a hassle just visiting, can't imagine what life would be like @ London 24/7:eek:
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    (Original post by Rach:))
    *yawn*
    Why does not living near London mean you automatically hate it? And no, Dobbs, I am not asking for a long rant :rolleyes:
    I love London, and I very nearly went to university there, I'm a big fan of the city lifestyle and I enjoy the busyness of it all and I don't have a problem with southerners, 'their attitudes' or the different economic policies in different regions...
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    (Original post by ForeverDecember)
    I love London, and I very nearly went to university there, I'm a big fan of the city lifestyle and I enjoy the busyness of it all and I don't have a problem with southerners, 'their attitudes' or the different economic policies in different regions...
    It's good to know that not everyone does
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    (Original post by ForeverDecember)
    I love London, and I very nearly went to university there, I'm a big fan of the city lifestyle and I enjoy the busyness of it all and I don't have a problem with southerners, 'their attitudes' or the different economic policies in different regions...
    I hereby strip you of your "northerner" title :mad:


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    Yeh just like the stereotypical Southerner hates northerners, the stereopytical northerner hates southerners.
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    (Original post by Lucyj)
    Hello zinny, I am a bit stuck as to it will be my firm choice as well, as I am nervous about moving too far from home (London). I wouldn’t mind if there was a cheap way of getting home for a spontaneous weekend visit home however that would cost about £50.
    I hate decisions!
    i live in london too, (and didn't want to go far away to uni and then went to the furthest one!) but its really not a problem going home

    its £10 each way if you book it in advance - thats cheaper than to manchester and other northern places that are a lot closer than london. my friend keeps complaining bitterly about that!

    if you do want to go on a spontaneous trip the ticket is £60.35 return (ive done that!) but thats similar to a lot of places. my sister goes to manchester and it costs her £45, durham is actually much further away! i dont think youll actually end up going home half as much as you think though as theres always loads of things going on at college - i've only been home once apart from holidays and most people seem to go about once a term if that!
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    (Original post by socialist cook)
    Kev, the parallels between the North East and South West are quite similar in this respect...

    Just look at the sweeping cuts that are going to come by December time in regards to the railways down here. If you're south of Bristol the train companies and the government do not give a ****. *This is probably true for Cumbria too, or I can imagine it is.*

    Although property prices in the North East aren't(yet) forcing local people out because they can't afford houses due to second holiday homes....

    Anyway, I'd also like to agree with what others have said about southerners being seen by northerners as thinking northerners live in cardboard boxes.
    Well pointed out, Judith. In Cumbria there is a housing crisis, because it is home to one of the most beautiful parts of the countr (Lake District) local people are being forced out of the communities they grew up in because they can't afford the houses that people from the South East on higher salaries can afford as 2nd homes/holiday cottages. It's become so bad that the local government is now reserving homes for people who actually want to live here and not just spend the holidays here and they have to build more affordable housing. This sounds OK, but there shouldn't have to be schemes like this! And they build the affordable housing on the edges of towns, so local people are still forced out in a way as the town centre loses its community spirit. Also the transport connections here are rediculous. I'm talking, if I wanted to get down to London, without a car, I would first have to pay £6 or £7 for an hour long bus ride to a train station, then I'd get on the train for a 7 hour journey costing in the region of £150-200 return. It sucks.
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    (Original post by Timothy)
    Yeh just like the stereotypical Southerner hates northerners, the stereopytical northerner hates southerners.
    Um....I don't hate northerners......why would I? :confused:
    I also don't know of anyone that does....
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    (Original post by Becca)
    Well pointed out, Judith. In Cumbria there is a housing crisis, because it is home to one of the most beautiful parts of the countr (Lake District) local people are being forced out of the communities they grew up in because they can't afford the houses that people from the South East on higher salaries can afford as 2nd homes/holiday cottages. It's become so bad that the local government is now reserving homes for people who actually want to live here and not just spend the holidays here and they have to build more affordable housing. This sounds OK, but there shouldn't have to be schemes like this! And they build the affordable housing on the edges of towns, so local people are still forced out in a way as the town centre loses its community spirit.
    They haven't done that for us yet, although I think second holiday home owners have to pay higher council tax. Although what would make a difference is if they paid higher water rates than the rest of the local residents, because this is why we actually some of the highest water bills in the country. *Luckily we don't tend to get hit by hosepipe bans because of lots of rain, which would be true for you too Becca!*

    The only affordable housing in Plymouth tends to be in ex Naval estates which tend to have higher rates of crime, so no one can win really! £6 for an hour long bus ride? That's absolutely ridiculous too! I'm glad I can walk to the station in Plymouth(25 minutes walk through the park).

    Anyway, back on topic..... Aidan's is better than Trevs because I've never had to show my campus card to get into Aidan's bar... and if I would have, I wouldn't have had Trev's staff lose it!
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    (Original post by socialist cook)
    Anyway, back on topic..... Aidan's is better than Trevs because I've never had to show my campus card to get into Aidan's bar... and if I would have, I wouldn't have had Trev's staff lose it!
    Aidan's bar isn't popular enough to have to ask for campus cards

    Also, if you really didn't want to show it, all you have to do is go around and come through one of the two back entrances to the bar :rolleyes:
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    (Original post by dobbs)
    Aidan's bar isn't popular enough to have to ask for campus cards

    Also, if you really didn't want to show it, all you have to do is go around and come through one of the two back entrances to the bar :rolleyes:
    Are we talking about entrances to Aidan's bar here?:confused:

    I didn't get away with not showing my campus card because the one time I was in Trevs, I was with a group of Aidanites.:mad:
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    (Original post by socialist cook)
    Are we talking about entrances to Aidan's bar here?:confused:

    I didn't get away with not showing my campus card because the one time I was in Trevs, I was with a group of Aidanites.:mad:
    I'm talking about Trevs, if when you come up to the bar you go left (along past the toilets) or right (past a TV room, some stairs, and then some lockers) then there are two doors at the back of the bar. If you go through that way you get to the areas of the bar which are served quickest and you wouldn't have to show your campus card

    Don't go spreading that around though! :p:
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    (Original post by socialist cook)
    *Luckily we don't tend to get hit by hosepipe bans because of lots of rain, which would be true for you too Becca!*
    I reminded my mum about the hosepipe ban whilst she was watering and washing random boxes. She said she wasn't using much and carried on.....ah well.
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    (Original post by Timothy)
    I reminded my mum about the hosepipe ban whilst she was watering and washing random boxes. She said she wasn't using much and carried on.....ah well.
    Bloody southerners! :rolleyes:
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    (Original post by dobbs)
    I'm talking about Trevs, if when you come up to the bar you go left (along past the toilets) or right (past a TV room, some stairs, and then some lockers) then there are two doors at the back of the bar. If you go through that way you get to the areas of the bar which are served quickest and you wouldn't have to show your campus card

    Don't go spreading that around though! :p:
    that doesnt work, I actually just wanted to go to the toilet once when walking past and I was pestered for my campus card they just wouldn't accept I didn't wanna go to the bar
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    (Original post by cobra)
    that doesnt work, I actually just wanted to go to the toilet once when walking past and I was pestered for my campus card they just wouldn't accept I didn't wanna go to the bar
    Go the other way - to the right, pretend you're going to see a friend?

    Or just carry your campus card? :p:
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    (Original post by dobbs)
    Go the other way - to the right, pretend you're going to see a friend?

    Or just carry your campus card? :p:
    I did have my campus card and ended up telling them to **** off and didn't give them it anyway
 
 
 
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