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Why not go and have a look yourself?
I will be in the next month or so but will only be there for a day (during the day and not at night). I would like to hear from anyone who has actually lived there for a period of time.
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What is people's views on Salford? I am considering go to Salford uni but I hear that the city is quite rough. Any comments from people who have lived there would be appreciated!
I am at the University of Salford, its a good university and the lectureres are nice and caring. Its 1.5 miles away from Manchester City centre so the social life is just as good as any of the Manhcester universities.

Take a look round the campus. The university is also in the better parts of Salford.
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If anyone even mentions where I live...
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The description of Burnley is rather accurate:

Crap Town/village: Burnley

Burnley has it all.

Tolerance: race riots? check. The election of four (count 'em) BNP councillors? check.

Peace: the "Burnley suicide squad" were feared hooligans in their day. Don't look at anyone's woman. Or pint.

Sobriety: has some claims to being the skag capital of Lancashire.

Balmy weather: the Pennines are immediately to the east. my educated layman's guess at the meteorological effect is "huge geet clouds come in from the atlantic, hit the pennines, slosh back and empty all over burnley". Living in leeds is substantially drier, despite the fact it's only 45 minutes away.

Class: white trash to the max. and not as portrayed by John King, either - expect sickness. Thousands of teen mothers/kappa slappers. With gold sovereign rings (actually, this is a spot-on description of my little sister). Ratboys who'll twock anything that's not welded down. and make you buy it off them at knifepoint. So they can buy crack. or tentacle rape 'anime'.

Achievment: traditionally always makes top ten in any list of suicides and divorces.

High spots include:

The Stoops Estate - I once waited for a bus coming out of stoops: it came past at 60mph, on fire. Then a car down the road exploded. I decided to walk.

The new bus station - architectural monstrosity

The red light district - scabby skaghead whore bonanza.

The Burnley Express - I can guarantee that I'll be able to identify at least one of my old classmates in a fair-sized story. about drug dealing/ arson/ glassing someone for looking askance at their bird/pint/BNP tattoo.

The one redeeming feature of burnley is that it isn't Nelson... no point nominating that, because your reviewers wouldn't last ten minutes.
I used to do a paper round on Stoops Estate, it isn't that bad.

And I rather like the bus station:

http://www.rocconsulting.com/public/bbs3.jpg
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The description of Burnley is rather accurate:



I used to do a paper round on Stoops Estate, it isn't that bad.

And I rather like the bus station:

http://www.rocconsulting.com/public/bbs3.jpg
Burnley doesn't have a too bad of a reputation. I'd be quite proud to live there.
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Never been to Burnley but I can get the X43 bus there, it will probably take all day though.
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And I rather like the bus station:

http://www.rocconsulting.com/public/bbs3.jpg
By way of comparison, Bretonside bus station (Plymouth): http://www.plymouth.gov.uk/images/br...before%205.jpg

Someone was murdered there a couple of months ago. Lovely.
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(Original post by Lord Huntroyde)
The description of Burnley is rather accurate:



I used to do a paper round on Stoops Estate, it isn't that bad.

And I rather like the bus station:

http://www.rocconsulting.com/public/bbs3.jpg
A lord delivering papers? :eek:

And that building looks like as if it was going to collapse...
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Never been to Burnley but I can get the X43 bus there, it will probably take all day though.
What's Manchester like?
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Rome wasn't built in a day - but Crawley was. Temporary dumping ground for bombed out cockneys - a selection of post-war municipal shantytowns have congealed around the diverse selection of roundabouts. Each shantytown has its own pub, where you can be stared at for free.

The best thing about Crawley is that it's good old-fashioned Labour voting urban blight, sticking two fingers to the rest of toffee-nosed Telegraph reading Tory West Sussex.

The reassuring thuggery of the locals is exported via an 'axis of evil' - i.e. the train to Horsham - where the Crawley 'scum' duff up and rob the Horsham 'snobs'. It has been so since 1947.

This is the one for where i live - I'd say it's pretty accurate
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Never been to Burnley but I can get the X43 bus there, it will probably take all day though.
I regularly take the X43 to Manchester. Well, not that regularly, but whenever I go to Manchester with my mates.
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What's Manchester like?
You can find out on my badly in need of updating website.

http://www.robertson-i.co.uk/manchester/pics2.htm

Or if you prefer a bit of greenery this is 15 minutes walk from me

http://www.merseyvalley.org.uk/Chorlton-ees.php

http://www.merseyvalley.org.uk/ivy_green.php
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You can find out on my badly in need of updating website.

http://www.robertson-i.co.uk/manchester/pics2.htm

Or if you prefer a bit of greenery this is 15 minutes walk from me

http://www.merseyvalley.org.uk/Chorlton-ees.php

http://www.merseyvalley.org.uk/ivy_green.php
Wow - it looks like Cold Feet. It all looks rather exciting
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Wow - it looks like Cold Feet. It all looks rather exciting
was that sarcastic?
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was that sarcastic?
TV Show... hehe
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Hate to bring Nottinghamshire into the equation, but the Ashfields where I am had (dont know about now) the highest crime rate in Notts and the estate I live on, is called The Bronx, need I say more???
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Wow - it looks like Cold Feet. It all looks rather exciting
Cold Feet was based in Didsbury, where 2 bed terraces cost £250k and 3 bed appartments cost £300k. There are alot of places in the city such as Deansgate with all the open terraces bars, there have them near me too now (Chorlton). Its almost like Paris but cheaper.
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Hate to bring Nottinghamshire into the equation, but the Ashfields where I am had (dont know about now) the highest crime rate in Notts and the estate I live on, is called The Bronx, need I say more???
I thought that was in New York?

I'm still Jenny from the block...
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Cold Feet was based in Didsbury, where 2 bed terraces cost £250k and 3 bed appartments cost £300k. There are alot of places in the city such as Deansgate with all the open terraces bars, there have them near me too now (Chorlton). Its almost like Paris but cheaper.
Wow... I want to live there! I can't understand all these cities having all these different parts with weird names
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Wow - it looks like Cold Feet. It all looks rather exciting
Manchester is a really nice place

This is where the richies live, Fabien Barthez owns the top penthouse
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