Then again, Robbie, I guess you've never been to TALK in Southend, or to the Minerva or Chinnery's. You'd have to watch out for 'locals' there too. I certainly wouldn't go down the seafront after dark, and I've lived there for 20 years. If I'm perfectly honest, I've never had any trouble from 'locals' (in Durham), and unless you reply to the 15 year old chav/charver/pikey/townie/whatever hanging around in a shop doorway at 9pm on a Friday making facetious comments at students, then you're not going to get started on. The whole town is awash with CCTV cameras and there's police everywhere. I honestly don't think that there's trouble unless you go looking for it.