Leicester: not recommended as a holiday destination, I lived here

Is Leicester a nice place to live

Leicester, land of chicken bone covered pavements, dog *****, wobbly jawed accents, ch@vtastic fashion *cough* and miserable lined faces. This place is landlocked and joyless, with no redeeming features. The soulless shopping trolley filled canal that runs through the west-end has the odd duck and swan, lost en-route to sunnier climes, dodging the errant barges […]

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Loughborough – It’s a Total Nutjob

Living in Loughborough, Leicestershire

I live here. Think of a medium size town with two dozen barbers, too many international restaurants to count and over two dozen Pizza joints and takeaways. But only one Fish and Chips shop. And it’s so very Woke, dahling (oh teh noes! – Ed). Loads of “Charity” shops selling overpriced tatty old junk, and […]

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Padfield: Gentrified urbanites and curtain twitchers

Living in Padfield, Glossop, Derbyshire

People with all their own teeth and the correct amount of digits would feel out of sorts and ill at ease living or visiting Padfield. Full of stone terraces and farms, interbreeding within the community has been a strong pastime over the years, but change is afoot. The sprawl of people from Manchester that can […]

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Wellingborough, aka “Well Rough”

Living in Wellingborough, Northamptonshire

Some towns get articles on this site because of mass unemployment and petty (and not so petty) crime, others because they’re too small and underdeveloped to support any decent nightlife or culture. Wellingborough manages to do both at once. Once upon a time the town had a major railway depot, in addition to various factories […]

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Lincoln: a tale of two cities

Living in Lincoln, East Midlands

I had the chance to escape back in the 80s and blew it big time. A good job near Heathrow and a lovely girlfriend in Oxfordshire only a couple of miles from Henley on Thames. Temporary insanity is the only thing I can attribute to my decision to return to my hometown, that and being […]

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Shirebrook – A Traditional Market Town

Living in Shirebrook, Derbyshire

Having moved to Shirebrook from London, we were looking for a community spirit village to bring our children into the real world, with life experiences. We chose Shirebrook due to its local market centre, impressive Schools and facilities, and transport links. It’s not the Emmerdale experience that some may expect, yet it is surrounded by […]

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Hamilton the so called posh area of Leicester

Living in Hamilton, Leicester, Leicestershire

Hamilton so called posh area of leicester where if you are anything below middle class you are looked down upon like the inferior **** that you are. Everyone round here owns their own home don’t you know! Not. Also estate to some of THE worst drivers in leicester, for instance take a wander near the […]

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Bulwell: a market town… mostly down market

Living in Bulwell, Nottinghamshire

Bulwell,on the whole is no worse than any other market town on the edge of a large city. All the local pubs that are left stink of toilets, sweaty feet and cheap paint. So do most of the die hard punters who live in them. Bulwell is not the place for a quiet relaxing pint […]

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Boston: I am not a duck!

Living in Boston, Lincolnshire

Boston, this town is the personification of disgusting and hypocrisy combined. You have to visit Boston to believe this statement. Seriously, before you visit make sure you use the bathroom and if using a car, have a spare pair of shoes. There is literally sh*t everywhere and unfortunately it is most likely human sh*t because […]

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Digby: Lincolnshire’s Forgotten Wasteland

Living in Digby, Lincolnshire

If you can survive the only road that makes Bolivia’s “Death Road” look like a walk in the park: the B1188, then you will stumble into Digby. Digby is a quaint little sanctuary where, and I mean this in every sense of the word, nothing happens. Nothing. No Post Office, a [allegedly] ****** pub and […]

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Grimsby: the name says it all, GRIM-sby, it’s an utter dump

Living in Grimsby, Lincolnshire

The name says it all. GRIMsby. After suddenly deciding I wanted to go university three weeks before the new education year started. I was left with very limited options. Grimsby was one. So I decided I would move there for a year and then transfer to a different university of my choice. My god what […]

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Mablethorpe: Oldies ghost town

Living in Maplethorpe, Lincolnshire

Having lived in Mablethorpe for 12 years of my childhood and recently moving back to take care of an elderly relative, I think I can say I know Mablethorpe pretty well. It’s a ghost town. Both banks have now shut down and good luck trying to use the post office for your banking needs if […]

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