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  1. ShaunHuggins

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    Yh but I don't drink them and IDs are rarely checked where I come from at least any shop with a small Indian man at the counter will sell a child some cigarettes if they pay lol
     
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  2. Copunit12

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    Man over here the states a businesses can get shutdown for that depending on how often it happens and or state.
    OT: What do you think of the eurotunnel and that being a possible border dispute with France?
     
  3. ShaunHuggins

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    I think the Eurotunnel is a great idea but don't have much of a clue as to post brexit stuff
     
  4. moosedks

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    Did you get a permit to make this thread?
     
  5. CrashTester

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    In Britain there simply isn't the policing. Sadly, the further North you go, the worse public services, such as policing, get too. The monetary divide between the North and South is terrible. It sometimes feels as though us Northerners are forgotten about. Then I remember, we aren't forgotten about, we're just not cared about. This is due to the fact that the vast majority of people with influence / power live in the South of England, so they're often very biased. Anyway, rant over, time for bed!
     
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  6. ShaunHuggins

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    Northerners are brilliant tbh not just saying that
     
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  7. CrashTester

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    Thank you.
    Also, I like you profile picture Shaun Huggins.
     
  8. ShaunHuggins

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    Thanks, I've always loved the mustang, shame the new ones somewhat take the buzz out of seeing them on the roads here
     
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    I have lived in the North East (Middlesbrough area) for more than 16 years and in the East Midlands (Lincoln) for about 3 years now. Honestly, I can't say I have noticed the funding difference that you speak of.

    Many area's in the North East have had such huge amounts of funding poured into them recently. The issue is the past, the area comes from an industrial heritage, when the industry went away, lots of people were left unemployed. In the past no where near enough was done about this, the area was neglected. But over the past 20 years things have improved so much, the area is transformed. However, the people, those who fell on hard times, haven't recovered yet. Because its easy to spend money on modern art galleries, revamping high streets, providing world class sporting facilities (Tees Barrage for example), Regular cultural events (International Dance festivals), and widespread redevelopment; getting people back onto their feet however, another story entirely. This isn't to say that improvements haven't been made in this regard, the area is far less scary than it used to be, people don't run in front of cars and lay down on the roads as dares these days.

    Of course there are still areas that haven't received this level of funding yet. But that is true nationally. Just look towards the Valley towns in south Wales.

    Some examples of facilities built in the last 20 years.

    The Sage in Gateshead. One of the best theatre venues in the country, with multiple stages and conference halls. Cost £70 million in 2004 and is publicly funded, managed and operated by the North Music trust.



    Tees barrage white water course. A world class Olympic grade venue, recently revamped with Archimedes screws to lift water back to the top for continuous running and a conveyor belt to lift vessels back to the top of the course. Cost £2 million in 1995, its redevelopment in 2010 cost £4.6 million.

    And that is just two of the huge number of genuinely fantastic facilities the North East has.
     
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    Some of those buildings look wonderful. I cannot speak for the North East as it is rather rare that I go there, but I can speak for the North West. Some large developments have been built in the North West too. However, here all the local councils are massively under-funded, along with public services. There aren't enough police, there are no-where near enough hospital staff (though that's pretty much nation-wide), very little road maintenance and these sectors are getting cut. This is despite raising council tax. The worst thing, worse that any of this, is that my local council is no-longer cutting the grass belonging to council properties.
     
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  11. Raidoactivebleach

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    I have question is north Carolina part of the uk
     
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    I have a question for you 'Merican folks, is Florida part of Cuba?
    OT: Ask me any questions about the UK if you want, I'm from there and still live there infact!
     
  13. Mullethead

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    Which city [you have been to] has the most heavy traffic?
     
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    What is it like with wagons as a popular vehicle?
     
  15. ShaunHuggins

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    London by far, even on a weekday during term time you'd be lucky to get anywhere inside the north/south circular. This picture shows a vefry simplified version of London and the north/south circular
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    As in estate cars, things like ford focus estates are popular among dog owners. these are similar to thee us versions but as we have hatchbacks on these cars not saloons (sedans) we see little need for estate cars unless you own dogs
     

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  16. aljowen

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    This is a really good YouTube mini documentary on London's traffic.

    The other episodes cover train lines, airports etc, also a great watch.
     
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    how expensive is it to live there or make holiday there?
     
  18. aljowen

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    I would expect that is highly relative.

    But compared to any equally wealthy nation, its about the same in terms of real costs. So compared to eastern Europe it might be considered expensive, compared to western Europe its about the same.

    London however, like most super large cities of its type, is expensive.
     
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  19. skodakenner

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    so just like for me then as im from germany
     
  20. ShaunHuggins

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    Depends on where you live. As with everywhere house prices fluctuate on where you live and and looking on rightmove (real estate website) a 2 bedroom flat in Baker street, central London is about £1.35 mil ($1.77 mil) whereas a four bedroom house in Great Yarmouth as a contrast although it is a popular seaside town, has plenty of crime and is very downmarket compared to where I live (no offence to great yarmouthers I love the banger racing and the mile with all the shops) is £160,000 ($210,000) here are links to my searches so you all can see for yourself

    Gt Yarmouth: https://www.rightmove.co.uk/property-for-sale/find.html?searchType=SALE&locationIdentifier=REGION^573&insId=1&radius=0.0&minPrice=&maxPrice=&minBedrooms=4&maxBedrooms=&displayPropertyType=&maxDaysSinceAdded=&_includeSSTC=on&sortByPriceDescending=&primaryDisplayPropertyType=&secondaryDisplayPropertyType=&oldDisplayPropertyType=&oldPrimaryDisplayPropertyType=&newHome=&auction=false

    London: https://www.rightmove.co.uk/property-for-sale/find.html?searchType=SALE&locationIdentifier=REGION^87490&insId=1&radius=0.0&minPrice=&maxPrice=&minBedrooms=&maxBedrooms=&displayPropertyType=flats&maxDaysSinceAdded=&_includeSSTC=on&sortByPriceDescending=&primaryDisplayPropertyType=&secondaryDisplayPropertyType=&oldDisplayPropertyType=&oldPrimaryDisplayPropertyType=&newHome=&auction=false

    EDIT: aljowen beat me to it but this will stay due to the links
     
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