Stoke-on-trent, more like Sh*thole-on-trent

Stoke-on-trent, well, where do I begin? A run-down, deprived armpit with delusions of grandeur for starters – a dreary conurbation of 5 (or is it 6?) towns shovelled together & called a city. The ‘crowning jewel’ of which is Hanley, the ‘shopping centre’ with a boring mall called INTU The Potteries Centre, umpteen empty shops […]

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Dewsbury- proof that evolution works both ways

Living in Dewsbury, West Yorkshire

After a mere 6 months of living in Dewsbury I still refrain from telling intrigued strangers where I live, instead informing them that I am from Mirfield, the relative haven about 3 miles up the road. Here is why…. 7:30PM: Daylight has left Dewsbury and it is time for me to make my way down […]

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