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Seye
Seye

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Location: Manchester, UK
Member Since: 27th Mar 2005
Total posts: 1261
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.


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Skulduggery
Skulduggery

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Location: Wales
Member Since: 12th Aug 2004
Total posts: 8428
Posted:ok well I didn't see this program because I get S4C not channel 4, but I just looked up the lists at

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

Carpal \'Tunnel
Location: Hastings
Member Since: 2nd Jan 2004
Total posts: 4172
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...


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Neon_Shaolin
Neon_Shaolin

hehe, 'Member' huhuh
Location: Behind you. With Jam
Member Since: 13th Jul 2005
Total posts: 6120
Posted:Sounds marginally more pleasant than it was 940 years ago...

"I used to want to change the world, now I just wanna leave the room with a little dignity..." - Lotus Weinstock

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Mynci
Mynci

Macaque of all trades
Location: wombling free...
Member Since: 27th Apr 2005
Total posts: 8737
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.

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Neon_Shaolin
Neon_Shaolin

hehe, 'Member' huhuh
Location: Behind you. With Jam
Member Since: 13th Jul 2005
Total posts: 6120
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...


"I used to want to change the world, now I just wanna leave the room with a little dignity..." - Lotus Weinstock

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Birgit
Birgit

had her carpal tunnel surgery already thanks v much
Location: Edinburgh
Member Since: 27th Jan 2005
Total posts: 4145
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 Fairy
The Tea Fairy

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Location: Behind you...
Member Since: 2nd Jul 2004
Total posts: 853
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_furby
psycotic_furby

Hehe, you said 'Member'
Location: Lydiate, nr Liverpool
Member Since: 25th Mar 2005
Total posts: 105
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
Tabt

I Doubt, Therefore I Might Be
Location: Horsham
Member Since: 2nd May 2006
Total posts: 1007
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
Lemonkey

Stalking amidst the desert, carrying an oversized scalpel...
Location: Huddersfield + Hull Uni... UK.
Member Since: 1st Aug 2005
Total posts: 1019
Posted:http://www.horsham.gov.uk/
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Ball-spinning and firespinning get a place on their website. Seems like a circus-skill friendly place..


Willy - is bad for your health...

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Boo_Bunny
Boo_Bunny

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Location: infront of you
Member Since: 18th Mar 2005
Total posts: 933
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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Eera
old hand
Location: In a test pit, Mackay
Member Since: 29th May 2003
Total posts: 1107
Posted:Yay for Eastleigh! Did they base it on council or town boundaries?

There is a slight possibility that I am not actually right all of the time.

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alien_oddity
alien_oddity

Carpal \'Tunnel
Location: in the trees
Member Since: 31st Dec 2004
Total posts: 7193
Posted:i'm supprised great yarmouth did'nt make it onto the worst places to live list ubblol

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Mr Majestik
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Location: home of the tiney toothy bear
Member Since: 9th Mar 2004
Total posts: 4693
Posted:the colonies are way nicer to live in than the merry old UK biggrin

"but have you considered there is more to life than your eyelids?"

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poig
poig

marmite and nutella sandwich
Location: Farnborough, Hampshire
Member Since: 19th Jun 2006
Total posts: 1590
Posted:Farnborough RULES!!! (but there aren't many spinners here)

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funnyangel
funnyangel

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Location: north yorkshire
Member Since: 18th Sep 2006
Total posts: 37
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!


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