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SeyeSILVER Member
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1,261 posts
Location: Manchester, UK


Posted:
From Channel 4 (UK) last night.

We (Manchester) came 10th biggrin ...
In the list of the worst places frown

I'm not sure that I understand the logic though. I can think of loads of places that are worse than manchester. I can't check how it was worked out as I'm still browsing through my phone (I hate Bulldog!)

Anyway - does anyone live anywhere that was on either list or think that where they live should be added to either list.

It would be interesting to hear peoples oppinions of where they live outside the UK.

SkulduggeryGOLD Member
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8,428 posts
Location: Wales


Posted:
ok well I didn't see this program because I get S4C not channel 4, but I just looked up the lists at

https://www.channel4.com/4homes/ontv/best&worst/

10 best

1. Winchester
2. Horsham
3. Tumbridge Wells
4. Harrogate
5. South Cambridgeshire
6. Orkney
7. East Hertfordshire
8. Epsom and Ewell
9. Eastleigh
10.West Dorset

Worst
1. Hackney
2. Tower Hamlets
3. Merthyr Tydfil
4. Newham
5. Islington
6. Middlesbrough
7. Nottingham
8. Strabane
9. Blaenau Gwent
10.Manchester

I'm suprised Swansea didn't make it in the worst list, but then again I suppose that the rebuilding thats going on would have got it brownie points and made it seem better than it is.

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_Aime_SILVER Member
4,172 posts
Location: Hastings, United Kingdom


Posted:
Hastings...


Where people steal our plants from the front garden.
Where people throw rocks through our windows.
Where you can't walk alone at night.
Where you have to watch out for the syringes on the beach.


Lovely place...

Neon_ShaolinGOLD Member
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Location: Behind you. With Jam


Posted:
Sounds marginally more pleasant than it was 940 years ago...

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MynciBRONZE Member
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8,738 posts
Location: wombling free..., United Kingdom


Posted:
ubblol @ Dave hastings is a nice place to Visit though Aimee (true I wouldn't want to live there..now)

wow!

in that top ten - as a Kid I lived in Chessington (next to epsom and ewell and not much different I could spit out my window into West Ewell)

and now I live in southampton right next to eastleigh and close to winchester... I gravitate towards good places as should everyone else..Gravitate towards me until I have a car ubblol

A couple of balls short of a full cascade... or maybe a few cards short of a deck... we'll see how this all fans out.


Neon_ShaolinGOLD Member
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Posted:
Mynci, eat more and gravitating towards you will be a matter of physics rather than choice... tongue

I have a friend who lives in Hackney. It's not too bad, never had any trouble when I went to visit, even walking there alone about 4am in the morning. Definitely worse places to live, like Leyland near Preston...

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BirgitBRONZE Member
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Location: Edinburgh, Scotland (UK)


Posted:
I found Hackney slightly scary, might've been all those police signs asking for rape witnesses to speak out...

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The Tea FairySILVER Member
853 posts
Location: Behind you...


Posted:
Well, I work near islington and I can think of quite a few London boroughs that would be much worse places to live! Like where I live now, huge problems with crime and safety and pollution etc.

They judged it (apparently) on crime rates, pollution and a couple of other similar categories. That's how the Orkney Islands ended up in the top 10, hardly any crime or pollution plus residents get to see the Northern Lights.

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psycotic_furbyBRONZE Member
105 posts
Location: Lydiate, nr Liverpool, United Kingdom


Posted:
Hey! Liverpool didn't make the bottom ten! Woo!

Although we didn't make the TOP ten, either... mad

Eww, Liza Minelli...

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Tabt 1,007 posts
Location: Horsham


Posted:
wow, horsham came second. eek

it said it was a bit boring, and it is.

maybe thats why it came so high. nothing to do, nothing to go wrong rolleyes

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Lemonkey 1,019 posts
Location: Huddersfield + Hull Uni... UK.


Posted:
https://www.horsham.gov.uk/

Ball-spinning and firespinning get a place on their website. Seems like a circus-skill friendly place..

Willy - is bad for your health...


Boo_BunnyBRONZE Member
933 posts
Location: infront of you, United Kingdom


Posted:
how did harrogate make the top 10 list? theres junkies, chavs and dilinquents everywhere. we've had bricks and worse thrown through our windows. its basicaly a tourist trap with lots of flowers.

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EeraBRONZE Member
1,107 posts
Location: In a test pit, Mackay, Australia


Posted:
Yay for Eastleigh! Did they base it on council or town boundaries?

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alien_oddity 7,193 posts
Location: in the trees


Posted:
i'm supprised great yarmouth did'nt make it onto the worst places to live list ubblol

Mr MajestikSILVER Member
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Location: home of the tiney toothy bear, Australia


Posted:
the colonies are way nicer to live in than the merry old UK biggrin

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poig 1,590 posts
Location: Farnborough, Hampshire


Posted:
Farnborough RULES!!! (but there aren't many spinners here)

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funnyangel 37 posts
Location: north yorkshire


Posted:
 Written by: Boo_Bunny


how did harrogate make the top 10 list? theres junkies, chavs and dilinquents everywhere. we've had bricks and worse thrown through our windows. its basicaly a tourist trap with lots of flowers.



i agree! i live on the outskirts of harrogate, tis pretty chavvy and scary. there is however, an intermittent fire community. (intermittent in th esense that you sometimes see them and sometimes dont!) plus ther is the stray and the blues bar(well, just outside) to spin in!