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    Well the first king of all england was Athelstan and he lived in Malmesbury.
    but with the current size of cities i would imagine birmingham
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    (Original post by 4G_dollars)
    Which one

    I think the Government should move all its operation in England to Manchester

    Leave London as Financial capital and UK Capital

    and Manchester/Birmingham Capital of England
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    canterbury, probably something in the south still. possibly something with easy trade route, god forbid it could've been dover :P
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    (Original post by 4G_dollars)
    You don't understand the North west. Manchester is like a mini-london.
    Bolton, Stockport or even Oldham they don't have the big designer shops like Armani, or Louis Vuitton, or 2 Selfridges, or even a Harvey Nichols or House of Fraser etc... But developements like the Rock in Bury, and st peter square in Stockport with the introduction of John Lewis, the recent development of Crompton Palace in Bolton do compete with Manchester.
    The same with Liverpool, Chester has designer shops as well... it does compete.
    Preston with titehabarn project.
    You will not understand.
    Liverpool and Manchester are literally max 30 minute away from each other, the towns in between them, also competes.
    Brimingham or the west midlands does not have that.
    Bham has selfridges, and harvey nichols, and.... Manchester has 2 selfridges and a harvey nichol, they are large stores.
    Manchester has huge private investment, from the Arabs and Chinesse, something Bham has not experienced. Liverpool and the Shangai expo has shown that it is attracting chinesse investment. More business, more opportunities. Manchester is the only other city in England to even have a stock exchange.
    Manchester and even Liverpool beat Bham.

    Preston might not have the bigger stores etc.... but it does not mean it is ****.
    You take away selfridges, and harvey nichols, away from Bham, what exactly have you got that Bradford doesnot?

    If you think about it, it is really a competition between, Liverpool, Manchester, Edinburgh, Glasgow, Cardiff, and Belfast.
    I reckon Edinburgh, only because it has the infrastructure, followed by Cardiff and Belfast. Manchester will become the capital of England
    Woah, wait- are you an idiot? How can Belfast, Cardiff, Edinburgh or Glasgow be the capital of England?

    It sounds like your basis of what makes a place good is what shops they have, so your argument is crap. Nice talking to you, go for a walk round Preston and look at all the sights...oh wait.
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    (Original post by CrookedLegs)
    Woah, wait- are you an idiot? How can Belfast, Cardiff, Edinburgh or Glasgow be the capital of England?

    It sounds like your basis of what makes a place good is what shops they have, so your argument is crap. Nice talking to you, go for a walk round Preston and look at all the sights...oh wait.

    I meant for the UK. For England, Manchester, notice. It is just no shopping wise, even business wise, Manchester city centre has to compete, with Salford Quays, Salford, and even offices near Manchester airport as well nearby towns and cities for offices. Recently it had to go up against didsbury for office spaces for John Lewis.
    Birmingham has no competition, really and it is still ****.
    Manchester and Liverpool have loads and yet still attracts so much investment, business opportunities, retail opportunities etc...
    Manchester and Liverpool no longer need to compete with ***** like Birmingham anymore, maybe 20 years ago but now, they are not world cities, (but Manchester is a world city) but they are getting there. Preston can capitalise on that.
    Preston has a lot of sights, it is still better than B'ham. Birmingham is a big dump in the middle of no where. Does anyone visit that ********?


    Birmingham
    http://img355.imageshack.us/i/estates5pj.jpg/

    Preston
    http://www.bdp.com/Global/News/2007/...Masterplan.jpg
    http://images.google.co.uk/imgres?im...a%3DN%26um%3D1
    http://www.picturesofengland.com/Eng...ctures/1015602
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    Bristol :ninja:

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    i would also say Birmingham
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    (Original post by 4G_dollars)
    I meant for the UK. For England, Manchester, notice. It is just no shopping wise, even business wise, Manchester city centre has to compete, with Salford Quays, Salford, and even offices near Manchester airport as well nearby towns and cities for offices. Recently it had to go up against didsbury for office spaces for John Lewis.
    Preston has a lot of sights, it is still better than B'ham. Birmingham is a big dump in the middle of no where. Does anyone visit that ********?


    Birmingham
    http://img355.imageshack.us/i/estates5pj.jpg/

    Preston
    http://www.bdp.com/Global/News/2007/...Masterplan.jpg
    http://images.google.co.uk/imgres?im...a%3DN%26um%3D1
    http://www.picturesofengland.com/Eng...ctures/1015602
    Right yeah sorry, didn't see that, I'd say it would probably be Edinburgh after London personally.

    Okay, there is no way you can possibly think that the picture of Birmingham you used justifies the city - first of all, it looked like one of the rougher parts of Birmingham. So, seen as you're playing the 'i'll use a completely unbalanced display of the two cities to win the argument' game, I'll do the same:

    Birmingham:
    http://profit-finance.co.uk/life-ins...s_building.jpg

    http://www.sestates.co.uk/canal_birmingham.jpg

    http://www.visitandcare.com/images/h...Birmingham.jpg

    http://www.e-wins.co.uk/images/mailb...am-mailbox.jpg

    http://www.fgould.com/media/managed/...s/Mail-Box.jpg

    http://www.midlanddecorators.com/Pho...Place_Bham.JPG


    I don't need to put any photo's of Preston up- all I'll say is, I've just typed it in to Google and there were more pictures of Preston from the Ordinary Boys than there were of the city. I think that says enough about it all to be honest.
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    Manchester or Birmingham.
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    Plymouth :smug:

    Nah i say Birmingham
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    Bognor Regis
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    London, from Canada.
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    Winchester, because it was the capital.
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    Probably Birmingham.
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    I would also go for Winchester, the capital of a country doesn't have to be the biggest and most populated city in the country, just look at Australia. Canberra is the capital, they have a population of 350,000, whilst Sydney has a population of 4.4 million. Canberra is also a lot smaller in area to Sydney, and the city was first established over 100 years after Sydney.
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    (Original post by 4G_dollars)
    Leeds is a village compared to Birmingham and Manchester. A village. It is not that big.
    Are you kidding? Having visited all three quite often, I can safely say that Leeds is ******* massive.
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    (Original post by CasinoBrawl)
    Are you kidding? Having visited all three quite often, I can safely say that Leeds is ******* massive.
    Leeds is smaller than Newcastle, Liverpool, Birmingham, Glasgow, Manchester, Cardiff, Belfast and London.
    In terms of size. It is fact. It does not mean that Leeds becomes any ******** or better.

    Leeds is a big city, but in comparison to Birmingham and Manchester, it is a village.
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    Should be Peking :woo:
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    Manchester i'd say, but i'm biased as that's where i'm from and I absolutely love it. And it's taken moving to a city that's made me irrevocably depressed to realise how much I love Manchester..
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    I should put the case forward for Bath really,seeing as the first King of England was crowned there and it is the most visited UK city after London.
 
 
 
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