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I assume by 'the Northerners' you mean Scottish.

No, Corby was far enough for them.

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My sister is sixty, speaks two languages professionally, and has spent most of her adult life in London. She has been a senior teacher, a liaison officer for the USAAF, a senior manager for a retail group and now works as a freelance deal-with-the public trainer. She had to deliver a course in Barnsley and asked if she could stay at my house in Bradford because she knew Barnsley was somewhere in Yorkshire. She doesn't drive.

I'm a bit guilty is this sort of thing. Planning our trips for next year I somehow thought Plymouth was just a little bit down the coast from Portsmouth :ph34r: .

It's amazing really. Got a phone call from my cousin a few weeks ago. He drives some sort of foreign motor bike and needed a specialist part for it, and found one on ebay. Could I go and pick it up for him, " as its down south and you live in London" (I don't). It was in Dorchester, return trip of 300 miles. I told him to pay the postage for it.

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It's amazing really. Got a phone call from my cousin a few weeks ago. He drives some sort of foreign motor bike and needed a specialist part for it, and found one on ebay. Could I go and pick it up for him, " as its down south and you live in London" (I don't). It was in Dorchester, return trip of 300 miles. I told him to pay the postage for it.

I used to work for an online car sales company, and my sister worked for a short period in their "sales support" department. One year, a memo was passed around from the logistics team, asking for only deliveries within a couple of hours radius of the Doncaster base on Christmas Eve, to allow the drivers to get back home at a reasonable hour. My sister promptly booked in a delivery in John O'Groats, as she didn't know where it was but though it "sounded local". :rolleyes::lol:

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I must admit to not have spent much time in the southeast but when I have been I did find the people a little rude and unfriendly.

When I moved darn sarf from West Cumbria I found the biggest difference in the people was that in west cumbria they welcome strangers immediately and are friendly towards them. I found that the southerners tended to weigh you up and make up their minds first as to whether they like you or not, then become your friends.

There's nice places and dumps all over the country and its ridiculous to pretend otherwise.

Here, here Johnoco. As I said in the thread about county flags " ..... for some reason that I can't put into words I am fiercely proud and protective towards my county of birth, Cumbria, but feel little towards the county that I moved to, Herts, and have lived in for most of my life (but to make it even more weird, I don't think I would move back up to Cumbria and leave the life I have down here in Hertfordshire.)

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Middleton is alright, only because its on my cycling route to Saddleworth moor :D.

D'yer cycle through Langley? :)

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That is a personal choice though and most people work relatively locally.

It's personal choice insofar as you need a job and your salary dictates where you can afford to live.

"Relatively local" varies a lot. In the South East people spend a lot of time commuting, more than we do in the north.

Depends how you define quality of life. Speaking in general terms life expectancy and general health and lifestyle in the SE is higher than in the north, quality and diversity of food is far greater, climate is better, available enterntainments are better, close proximity (or located in) what is regarded to be one of the best cities in world. You do not need to be loaded to enjoy that. Good transport links to just about all significant cities in the UK (the exception being Norwich).

The downside is in areas population density is amongst the highest in the UK and the problems that entails.

The thing is that Londoners are always telling me how there are so many great things in London but they never go to these things. I have.

Why do so many people from Northern England move south and never relocate back ?

Why are there so many folk from the South East living in Leeds?

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Well the only group of 'women' (and I mean group, not 1or 2 individuals) to squat and ###### together in full view of kids we had in our party at the side of a coach they had just got off were from Bradford. This scene was at the GF a few years ago.

The only time I've ever seen anyone taking a dump in public was in Claygate. Just driving along, looked over at a bus stop and there was a man crimping off a length.

I have also spent a lot of time recently in Guildford. It is a ######. It has no redeeming features whatsoever.

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To be fair, Rochdale is a depressing s**thole.

LIke most places, in the North and South, it has its good and bad sides. A good friend of mine grew up around there and I've always found it a good place.

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It has no redeeming features whatsoever.

Guildford Flames ice hockey.

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We looked at moving to Slough once. I quite liked the place.

The short distance from Windsor to Slough must be the steepest gradient of nice to hell hole anywhere in Europe this side of Berlin circa 1985.

I once spent a week in a hotel in Slough, near the station. Dreadful. Just dreadful. Worst place I've ever been to, and given I've been to Wakefield that's saying something.

On the plus side, that same week I saw Natalie Imbruglia in a shop in Windsor. Jesus wept, she is a good looking lady.

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It's character building.

Ever been to Luton? Stevenage? Just the same.

Just now, when I said that Slough was the worst place I'd ever visited. It was because I'd blacked Luton out of my mind completely.

Something I notice about Southerners is the comedy Northerner routine that they like to put on when they find out where you're from. I always smile indulgently at them as they go "Ooop North. Has thou a whippet?" and so on, because I know they live in Luton and they have to find some escape somewhere.

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I have also spent a lot of time recently in Guildford. It is a ######. It has no redeeming features whatsoever.

I went there once and it was shut.

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I'd be quite happy for the South to cut us off. We could perhaps make common cause with the Scots then. Perhaps we could withdraw all our men of the Scottish Regiments and the Yorkshire Regiment from Afghanistan and let the Southerners carry some of that burden, because I can't speak for the Scots but there have seemed to be a disporportionate number of Yorkshire lads getting themselves killed lately.

We could cut off their power too. Most of the coal fired stations are in the Aire and Trent valleys. Many of the gas fired ones are on Humberside. Perhaps we could get rid of the Royals at the same time. For once I find myself agreeing with Kelvin McKenzie. (they can keep him too!)

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Actually, I quite like Littleborough ... they had the foresight to use Yorkshire stone for most of its town centre buildings.

:)

Yorkshire Stone ??? There is plenty of Millstone Grit in Lancashire, particularly in and around Rochdale.

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Just now, when I said that Slough was the worst place I'd ever visited. It was because I'd blacked Luton out of my mind completely.

Something I notice about Southerners is the comedy Northerner routine that they like to put on when they find out where you're from. I always smile indulgently at them as they go "Ooop North. Has thou a whippet?" and so on, because I know they live in Luton and they have to find some escape somewhere.

I can't think of anything positive to say about Luton and I've spent several hours trying to think of something.

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I'd be quite happy for the South to cut us off.

As a born and bred southerner please don't lump me in with the South East of England. As someone blessed with a Wiltshire/West Country accent I'm as foreign as the north to them.

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As a born and bred southerner please don't lump me in with the South East of England. As someone blessed with a Wiltshire/West Country accent I'm as foreign as the north to them.

If it makes you feel any better I get my accent ripped every day by my work colleagues (especially the one who sits next to me who comes from Warrington). She is trying her hardest to teach me how to say milk and sandwich properly (miwk and saaamwige). Being from saaaf eass landan I'm the only member of staff not allowed to record the answer phone message :(.

As for Luton the only thing I could come up with is they do provide a very good circumcision service. As a surgery we send all our parents requesting this for their babies there.

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I don't buy this 'unfriendly southerners' line either, I've met many great people in London boozers, not least the last time England played Aus at Wembley.

People are the same all over the country, most sound as a pound, a few miserable sods and a small minority of pricks.

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As a born and bred southerner please don't lump me in with the South East of England. As someone blessed with a Wiltshire/West Country accent I'm as foreign as the north to them.

Seconded. The south west feel the same about the south east as northerners do about 'the south'.

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Agreed, Johnoco, plus Guildford was a fine place for the 7 years I spent there until 1999. Clearly my departure has had a negative effect as Steve May has discovered. Sure Rogues bar has gone but The Angel Hotel and other good restaurants are still there,.and its so close to Shere etc etc.

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Actually, I quite like Littleborough ... they had the foresight to use Yorkshire stone for most of its town centre buildings.

:)

Because it's slightly thicker than Lancashire stone.

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I don't buy this 'unfriendly southerners' line either, I've met many great people in London boozers, not least the last time England played Aus at Wembley.

People are the same all over the country, most sound as a pound, a few miserable sods and a small minority of pricks.

I agree, I've even met some decent folk in pubs in Cardiff ;)

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I don't buy this 'unfriendly southerners' line either, I've met many great people in London boozers, not least the last time England played Aus at Wembley.

People are the same all over the country, most sound as a pound, a few miserable sods and a small minority of pricks.

Shhh! The northern monkeys are all having a whinge.

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I agree, I've even met some decent folk in pubs in Cardiff ;)

Ah...that.... ;)

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It's personal choice insofar as you need a job and your salary dictates where you can afford to live.

Complete nonsense. By your own rationale, people resident in Yourkshire and lancashire but working in London do so because wages in Lancs & Yorks are not enough to live on. Salary in the UK dictates your lifestyle noty your ability to live. How many people on this forum have taken a new job that required greater travelling distance but better prospects and financial rewards ?

"Relatively local" varies a lot. In the South East people spend a lot of time commuting, more than we do in the north.

The stats available contradict what you say. Latest studies state average commute is 77 minutes per day which is 13 more minutes than the UK average. Particularly given incoming intercity arriving before 10:00 are typically full by the time they get south of Birmingham or West of Reading or North East of Chelmsford. Going in the opposite direction they look like a ghost train. The reverse occurs after 16:00.

The thing is that Londoners are always telling me how there are so many great things in London but they never go to these things. I have.

So who goes to these events? Must be Expat Northerners in London? Would these be the same people who cannot be bothered to watch the Broncos when it is the best value and cheapest pro elite sport in London they would rather watch the game on TV in a pub.

Why are there so many folk from the South East living in Leeds?

The only ones I met have been people who returned to Leeds after working in London for a number of years. The others were students.

You have still not defined what you mean by quality of life. It means different things to different people.

In terms of quality of life you do realise only one city in the UK made the top 50 cities for QOL and guess which it was. No city place in Northern England made the rankings, Scottish cities made it on the list as did Dublin. In terms of infrastructure London is one of the top ranked cities in world.

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