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    Stoke-on-Trent, Staffordshire

    Pros
    - Most of the people are lovely
    - Good location - 1 hour from Manchester and Birmingham, within two hours of Liverpool, Coventry, Sheffield, Leeds, Nottingham and Leicester
    - Reasonable size
    - Divided into six towns so you can get the best of town and city life
    - Oatcakes
    - Cheap
    - Statue of Stanley Matthews in town centre instead of war memorial

    Cons
    - BNP idiots
    - Worst dressed city, 2nd stupidest city and 16th worst place to live in the UK (according to various polls)
    - High violent crime rate
    - Bad public transport (expensive)
    - Ugly
    - Shopping centre is limited

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    (Original post by FormerlyHistoryStudent)
    St Albans, Hertfordshire
    You already know where I'm from.Let's compare my town with your town.
    1.Very historical too.Peasants invented famous wooden toy centuries ago.Now we have special Toy production institute and Toy museum.
    2.Half a million foreighn tourists per year.Several millions pilgrims and so on,nobody counts them.
    3.Schools at my town are nothing interesting.I visited 5 of about 20, when I was pupil and took part in district games among the schools.
    4.doesn't have nice restaurants,mostly expensive one for tourists,where the price in several times more of it's market cost and tourists just have nothing to do
    5. 72 km from the capital of my country.
    6. the story of our saint founder is also interesting.Most of all I like the story about black saint ghost horseriders on white blind horses.And the story about pet bear.
    7.And we have large forest swamps around,they remind your national parks.Elks,foxes and so on.
    8.We also have no cinema.It's burnt for the unknown reasons.Now there are only small cinema halls at several new big supermarkets.We also have something like your Alban Arena -Palace of Culture in the name of one of our space heroes.
    9.Although most places look nice,nobody dares to visit all of them alone at evening time.
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    (Original post by nexttime)
    You get into fights in you go out late at night :sadnod:

    And i don't think the glass in the bus stop has lasted more than a day in the last year before someone breaks it, yet the council are legally obliged to replace it. It just spreads glass everywhere and is quite dangerous really
    Why would the council be legally obliged to replace it. If it keeps getting vandalised they should just take the shelter away.
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    London, UK

    Pros
    -The snow melts quickly
    -Every area has a different character
    -You don't have to go to the West End
    -You can go watch a debate in the Houses of Parliament for free!
    -The buses run 24/7
    -Extremely diverse
    -Twickenham is just 25 minutes on the train
    -Lot's of parks for the 3 sunny days we get each year
    -You can swim outside in winter
    -Lots of cycle paths
    -Breakfast Club, Hoxton Square

    Cons
    -Southern beer
    -Boris Johnson
    -West end clubs
    -Kids shoot each other
    -The tube
    -Rent is expensive
    -Tourists
    -Oxford St
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    Torquay - Devon - UK

    Pros:

    + They clean the seaweed off the beach in the summer
    + There's some good pasty shops
    + Palm trees grow pretty well.
    + Looks pretty from a tourist point of view

    Cons:

    - Drug addict haven
    - Town centre is about as useful as a bucket with holes in it
    - It's full of violent chavs
    - Everything looks pretty decrepit
    - Nothing to do for young people
    - Densely populated by vicious elderly people armed with metal walking sticks
    - Bus/taxies are expensive, and go up in price during the tourist season
    - Rains all the time
    - I hate this place.

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    Canterbury - Kent - Uk

    Pros:

    + Full of history
    + The cathedral
    + Some nice clothes shops (if you can afford them)
    + Pubs everywhere
    + Some great schools (namely Kings School, one of the oldest in England)
    + Very nice city centre
    + Great weather (compared to what I'm used to)
    + Quite lively, but not too busy

    Cons:

    - Expensive for a student town - not really any cheap shops
    - Not a very good student city in terms of night life

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    (Original post by caroline147)
    OMFG I grew up there, how scary.

    But yeah, I agree, it's a ********. No one go there.
    I'd like to add homophobia and illiteracy to the con list too
    wtf I live in Eastwood, its a small world
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    Manchester
    -What Manchester does today, the world does tomorrow
    -Capital of the North
    -Considered to be a rival to London/ Alternative to London
    -Britain's second city
    -Major European city
    -A world city, came under a gamma city for GAWC
    -Second best place for shopping
    -Sports: Commonwealth, Sport city, United/City, Rugby league (wigan, salford city reds etc...), Cricket (Lancashire)
    -Music, Stoneroses, oasis, elbow etc... forefront of indie/rock/pop music
    -TV, corrie, surrivors etc...
    -Politics/History, first railways, waterloo massacre/peterloo masacre, war of roses, first industrialised city,

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Manchester


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    http://www.broadway-quays.co.uk/imag...Karchitect.jpg

    http://buzz.bournemouth.ac.uk/wp-con...manchester.jpg

    http://www.manchesterbars.com/photos...dcentre400.jpg

    http://www.aidan.co.uk/md/ManPrintwks5Z11.jpg

    Cons
    -none really, for it is said, God created Manchester on the 7th day
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    (Original post by bigman_ben)
    wtf I live in Eastwood, its a small world
    Lol, I think you should write a list of all the pros of the Ilkeston/Eastwood area. Shouldn't take long :mmm:
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    Bradford, UK

    Pros
    20 minutes on the train from Leeds
    You don't have to go far to find some beautiful countryside
    Amazing curry houses
    Lister Park/Saltaire/Howarth are nice.

    Cons
    Run by a hopelessly inept council determined to run the city to the ground
    Racially segregated
    Very run down. There is some nice architecture - you just can't see it under the dirt
    City centre is a mecca for pound shops but not much else
    Some incredibly deprived areas

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    Eastwood, Notts

    Pros

    Down the road there is a retail park which is great if you want to buy a sofa

    There's a good non-league football team

    DH Lawrence was born there

    There are about 20 takeaways in the town and a few scabby shops like the co-op, peacocks, heron, morrisons, iceland, bookies, hairdressers, banks and charity shops. Lots of food places basically and it shows.


    Cons

    Cons being the word since just about all the people who are sent to prison in the area seem to live on my road (armed robbery, assault, drug dealing and paedophilia).

    A lot of the people there look like extras from the league of gentlemen

    Many of the people are dumb as hell, just read some of the notices on the window of the pet shop.

    Everyone is incredibly fat

    Full of chavs, especially down princes street (where the council put badly behaved residents)

    The pub where my paedo neighbour was caught dealing drugs


    The view from in front of iceland of the bank and the junction where some silly old fart stepped out in front of me as I was about to turn off



    Isn't Eastwood just great?
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    Cramlington, Northuberland.

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    Pro's
    Close to the Beach, Newcastle and rural areas o Northumberland.
    Many pubs, a nightclub aswell.
    Good travel links
    "Atleast its not blyth" Ros Nobel. :yes:

    Cons:
    We don't have a High School, we have a Learning village.
    Some bits's are qite rough.
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    London (UK)

    Pros

    Culturally diverse
    Excellent transport system (when its working)
    Banking haven (if you're interested in it as a career)
    Landmarks
    Its the capital!!!
    The Queen
    Great culture

    Cons

    Transport is bloody expensive (my free bus travel ran out )
    Getting a decent house is expensive
    You could get shot, stabbed, shanked shot and maybe shot again just for good measure
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    Coventry, West Midlands, UK


    Pros:

    +Very historical
    +University, quite a few students about
    +A fair amount of different ethnic groups
    +I can't think of many things you CAN'T do... there's plenty of shops, sport facilities etc.
    +Pretty good transport

    Cons:


    -The chavs :|
    -Some not-so-great areas
    -Nothing extremely special about it
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    Pros:
    - it is the home of the white hart - my local - pretty god damn amazing!
    - the minster green in the summer is a perfect place to chillax
    - pretty amazing independent record shops/book shops

    Cons
    - average age of residents is like 98
    - Hardly anywhere to park - annoying on lunch breaks.

    ummm...

    I'll let the pictures speak for themselves
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    (Original post by susie_love)
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    Coventry, West Midlands, UK


    Pros:

    +Very historical
    +University, quite a few students about
    +A fair amount of different ethnic groups
    +I can't think of many things you CAN'T do... there's plenty of shops, sport facilities etc.
    +Pretty good transport

    Cons:


    -The chavs :|
    -Some not-so-great areas
    -Nothing extremely special about it

    nicer and better than Birmingham
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    Newcastle (upon the Tyne)
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    +has some nice buildings
    +isn't too expensive to live
    +good bars and clubs
    +big stadium
    +compact centre
    +everyone has a silly accent
    +there's 2 unis
    +near to the best beaches in the world (in my opinion)
    +the metro

    -stadium has a championship team
    -it's up north
    -the mines closed
    -the shipyards closed
    -findus factory burnt down
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    (Original post by rscully)
    Why would the council be legally obliged to replace it. If it keeps getting vandalised they should just take the shelter away.
    someone should tell them that.
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    Cramlington, Northuberland.

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    Pro's
    Close to the Beach, Newcastle and rural areas o Northumberland.
    Many pubs, a nightclub aswell.
    Good travel links
    "Atleast its not blyth" Ros Nobel. :yes:

    Cons:
    We don't have a High School, we have a Learning village.
    Some bits's are qite rough.
    Cramlington confuses me. I know it just as the place where Pets at Home is though.
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    London. Over-rated. Over-priced.
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    Manchester
    -What Manchester does today, the world does tomorrow
    -Capital of the North
    -Considered to be a rival to London/ Alternative to London
    -Britain's second city
    -Major European city
    -A world city, came under a gamma city for GAWC
    -Second best place for shopping
    -Sports: Commonwealth, Sport city, United/City, Rugby league (wigan, salford city reds etc...), Cricket (Lancashire)
    -Music, Stoneroses, oasis, elbow etc... forefront of indie/rock/pop music
    -TV, corrie, surrivors etc...
    -Politics/History, first railways, waterloo massacre/peterloo masacre, war of roses, first industrialised city,

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Manchester


    Pictures:
    http://static.guim.co.uk/sys-images/...kyline-001.jpg

    http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedi...lfordQuays.jpg

    http://www.broadway-quays.co.uk/imag...Karchitect.jpg

    http://buzz.bournemouth.ac.uk/wp-con...manchester.jpg

    http://www.manchesterbars.com/photos...dcentre400.jpg

    http://www.aidan.co.uk/md/ManPrintwks5Z11.jpg

    Cons
    -none really, for it is said, God created Manchester on the 7th day
 
 
 
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