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Water polo and meeting deadlines.

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https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/entertainment-arts-46032962

Can only be good news i suppose?

Can we re-instate the Red Triangle???

You are what you repeatedly do. Excellence is not an event - it is a habit.

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Bringing back Brookside, filmed in Hunslet and renamed Parkside.

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Good news for the city. The effect will be far greater than just C4 staff coming to town, lost of spin-off opportunities one would have thought.

'When you become a grown up, people stop asking you what your favourite dinosaur is....They don't even care.'

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What will happen is that twitter will be awash with London based cuntdom complaining about rail ticket prices to Leeds and demanding that railways are taking into public ownership so the country can subsidise travel for Londoners like the good old days of the 1970s socialist Nirvana.

Buy a fucking car or move fucking house you southern shit-stains.

People are Twats

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space wrote:

What will happen is that twitter will be awash with London based cuntdom complaining about rail ticket prices to Leeds and demanding that railways are taking into public ownership so the country can subsidise travel for Londoners like the good old days of the 1970s socialist Nirvana.

Buy a fucking car or move fucking house you southern shit-stains.

Rental prices for flats in Leeds centre will go up and Kings X will be busier on a Sunday night/Monday morning and Friday evening

Local purveyors of Colombian marching powder might also get a shot in the arm.........

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Its fucking ace news! Its like a reverse osmosis, stuff will seep out into the local community. Creativity in the arts & culture, journalism, writers, film makers, marketing, advertising, bars restaurants etc.

Manchester & Salford have changed massively because of BBC and ITV.

Wonder how much of this change is been driven by HS2 and Govt northern powerhouse wish?

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placidcasual wrote:

Its fucking ace news! Its like a reverse osmosis, stuff will seep out into the local community. Creativity in the arts & culture, journalism, writers, film makers, marketing, advertising, bars restaurants etc.

Manchester & Salford have changed massively because of BBC and ITV.

Wonder how much of this change is been driven by HS2 and Govt northern powerhouse wish?

I read a piece by an actor somewhere that in Manchester it was a boom for low end jobs but basically the talent all still lived in London and commuted (while tweeting about railways).  I can't find it now though.

People are Twats

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space wrote:

What will happen is that twitter will be awash with London based cuntdom complaining about rail ticket prices to Leeds and demanding that railways are taking into public ownership so the country can subsidise travel for Londoners like the good old days of the 1970s socialist Nirvana.

Buy a fucking car or move fucking house you southern shit-stains.

Next strapline please.

"We are The Fall"

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Whilst a few precious Londoners (like Gary from Leicester) do just commute from London to Salford, many other creative media types have moved up Norf.
As well as the area getting smarter, it is also creating a new identity for an area that was Salford Docks. Good and bad in that I suppose, but can't live in the past.

Main local improvement is in the local school/colleges/universities where students now have real opportunities for a vocation in the much derided as useless media courses.

Who do you think you are, Bremner?

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cordshoes wrote:

Whilst a few precious Londoners (like Gary from Leicester) do just commute from London to Salford, many other creative media types have moved up Norf.
As well as the area getting smarter, it is also creating a new identity for an area that was Salford Docks. Good and bad in that I suppose, but can't live in the past.

Main local improvement is in the local school/colleges/universities where students now have real opportunities for a vocation in the much derided as useless media courses.

Exactly.. writers, presenters, lighting, sound specialists, special effects, etc etc et bloody cetera. I am not seeing many negatives so far.

'When you become a grown up, people stop asking you what your favourite dinosaur is....They don't even care.'

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Mitaman wrote:
cordshoes wrote:

Whilst a few precious Londoners (like Gary from Leicester) do just commute from London to Salford, many other creative media types have moved up Norf.
As well as the area getting smarter, it is also creating a new identity for an area that was Salford Docks. Good and bad in that I suppose, but can't live in the past.

Main local improvement is in the local school/colleges/universities where students now have real opportunities for a vocation in the much derided as useless media courses.

Exactly.. writers, presenters, lighting, sound specialists, special effects, etc etc et bloody cetera. I am not seeing many negatives so far.

Nor me, I'm staggered anyone could suggest there would be. 

My lad is over the moon, wants to work there.  Just turned 15 and is already thinking about the best degree.  His CV already look pretty good with all the extra shit he does.

I'd offer you a beer, but I've only got six cans.

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cordshoes wrote:

Whilst a few precious Londoners (like Gary from Leicester) do just commute from London to Salford, many other creative media types have moved up Norf.
As well as the area getting smarter, it is also creating a new identity for an area that was Salford Docks. Good and bad in that I suppose, but can't live in the past.

Main local improvement is in the local school/colleges/universities where students now have real opportunities for a vocation in the much derided as useless media courses.

Dam straight. I walk round that Unicorn place in Chorlton and think, where the fuck have all this lot come from.

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placidcasual wrote:

Dam straight. I walk round that Unicorn place in Chorlton and think, where the fuck have all this lot come from.

Ha I once heard someone bollocking their kid in that shop in the next isle for "not setting a good example". The kid was called Milo. I walked onto the next isle and saw that Milo was aged 3. He didn't give a fuck.

My mate from Chorlton has just sold up and moved to Stretford. He said he couldn't be doing with all the southern accents and bolshy attitudes in pubs and restaurants. It had been getting steadily worse before BBC moved up then it went ridiculous. On the whole though I agree, its a great thing for Leeds. Manchester and Salford are better for it. Its lovely down by the Lowry and that and the city itself has more creative clout in films, tv, theatre etc like you say Placid. Expect a whole new level of Brasseries and artisan food and drink shops in Chapel A though.

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Freelanced there a few times and have to say it's a really great place to work. Not many Londoners there though. Place seems full of people from the north and Scotland (and possibly all the better for it). Fair few smug millennials, all beginning sentences with the word "so" and talking up (So I'm really into that Nineties look?, etc). But those tossers are everywhere.

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fuzzy dunlop wrote:
placidcasual wrote:

Dam straight. I walk round that Unicorn place in Chorlton and think, where the fuck have all this lot come from.

Ha I once heard someone bollocking their kid in that shop in the next isle for "not setting a good example". The kid was called Milo. I walked onto the next isle and saw that Milo was aged 3. He didn't give a fuck.

My mate from Chorlton has just sold up and moved to Stretford. He said he couldn't be doing with all the southern accents and bolshy attitudes in pubs and restaurants. It had been getting steadily worse before BBC moved up then it went ridiculous. On the whole though I agree, its a great thing for Leeds. Manchester and Salford are better for it. Its lovely down by the Lowry and that and the city itself has more creative clout in films, tv, theatre etc like you say Placid. Expect a whole new level of Brasseries and artisan food and drink shops in Chapel A though.

Given the general level of service (and attitude of staff) in a lot of these establishments, up North, its hardly surprising. We put up with it, 'city folk' don't. I don't blame them.

'When you become a grown up, people stop asking you what your favourite dinosaur is....They don't even care.'

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Given the general level of service (and attitude of staff) in a lot of these establishments, up North, its hardly surprising. We put up with it, 'city folk' don't. I don't blame them.

Ha ha 'city folk'. Manchester is a city too. I lived in Chorlton for seven years before the BBC moved up and the standard of food and level of service was great back then. My mate moved out because it became over ran with the types of wankers you would hear complaining to each other that their kids had picked up ghastly Northern accents at school. The kind of people who would get bolshy because the  quinoa was non organic or the ice cream was too cold for their bratty kids to eat or the presentation of the food wasn't photo friendly enough to instagram. You know, that kind of thing.

I get that areas have to kick on and continually develop but there are ways of doing it without pandering to wankers and trying to turn Northern suburbs into Notting Hill. A few years ago a new place opened near where I live now in Westhoughton which has a deli downstairs and restaurant upstairs, predominantly selling quality local produce. A lot of people doubted whether it would make it as it was "a bit fancy" for the area. Its rammed, people love it. Someone had a bit of vision and it went down a storm. People wanted it.

I think the North has come on a long way since you lived here to be honest mate.

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Nicely put.

Call me up in dreamland. Radio to me man.

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Agreed, in my line of work I'm in and out of cool restaurants, bars and hotels most of the week, and the offer today is amazing.

Manchester is the coolest city in the North in my humble...

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I live in Salford which is currently nicely balnced between the old pubs, dole pubs, belgian ale houses and decent restauarnts.

Its a good mix.

10 minutes into town if we fancy it.

Still enough not-rights rubbing shoulders with red trouser wearing melts.

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I'm in Manchester a lot as my girlfriend live there... in fact I'm here right now waiting for teenage fanclub to come on... I agree it's coolish but I much prefer Leeds

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fuzzy dunlop wrote:
Mitaman wrote:

Given the general level of service (and attitude of staff) in a lot of these establishments, up North, its hardly surprising. We put up with it, 'city folk' don't. I don't blame them.

Ha ha 'city folk'. Manchester is a city too. I lived in Chorlton for seven years before the BBC moved up and the standard of food and level of service was great back then. My mate moved out because it became over ran with the types of wankers you would hear complaining to each other that their kids had picked up ghastly Northern accents at school. The kind of people who would get bolshy because the  quinoa was non organic or the ice cream was too cold for their bratty kids to eat or the presentation of the food wasn't photo friendly enough to instagram. You know, that kind of thing.

I get that areas have to kick on and continually develop but there are ways of doing it without pandering to wankers and trying to turn Northern suburbs into Notting Hill. A few years ago a new place opened near where I live now in Westhoughton which has a deli downstairs and restaurant upstairs, predominantly selling quality local produce. A lot of people doubted whether it would make it as it was "a bit fancy" for the area. Its rammed, people love it. Someone had a bit of vision and it went down a storm. People wanted it.

I think the North has come on a long way since you lived here to be honest mate.

It has indeed, some great places. That said, my experience was from 3 weeks back home in August.  Maybe I just got unlucky.

'When you become a grown up, people stop asking you what your favourite dinosaur is....They don't even care.'

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The extraordinary story behind Manchester and Salford's bitter war over Channel 4

https://www.manchestereveningnews.co.uk … d-15594299

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OX25 wrote:

The extraordinary story behind Manchester and Salford's bitter war over Channel 4

https://www.manchestereveningnews.co.uk … d-15594299

Peanuts compared to 1 maybe 2 million pounds spent by our council on Leeds bid to become european city of culture knowing full well we,d voted to leave , thick cunts

I'm just a symptom of the moral decay thats gnawing at the heart of the country

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