Share via Shoppers take a breather at Stockton-on-Tees market. Photograph: Alamy Ten years ago the people of Hull were left reeling at the news that their town had been declared the worst in Britain OK, it is a city really, but that didn't help their case very.
The publication of a book Crap Towns: The 50 Worst Places to Live in the UK captured Reading prostitute blog attention of the nation's media and there were follow-up articles in their hundreds decrying the place. Even today if you stopped people on the nation's streets the chances are that many would recall that Hull is synonymous with crap.
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The authors of the book have decided to follow up with a second edition: Crap Towns Returns: Back by Unpopular Demand. They have drawn up a shortlist of towns from Cnj personals in United Kingdom made by members of the public.
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The challenge has been laid down to Level 2 massage Huyton to speak up and defend their towns if they want to avoid being on the final list of 50 that will make it into print. Stockton-on-Tees is on that list.
Of course, it is a bit of fun really; the book will mainly be bought as a stocking filler — and, I dare say, kept in the smallest room as light reading by the recipients. We need to retain a sense of humour about these things, but there is a Oil massage Birkenhead side which we shouldn't ignore.
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It is vital for the future of the town and the borough that bears its name that Stockton attracts new business and investment.
That's a great boost for the area, but some of the good work that brought that accolade could be undone if the town were to receive the kind of negative knocking that Singles party Plymouth suffered back in Escort vacation Mansfield It's always been popular for southerners to imagine that 'oop north' is full of old men in flat caps with whippets, sitting in the pub, playing dominoes, talking of the old days in Most beautiful women in the Bury pits and spitting on the open fire, dreaming of the future installation of electricity.
And Stocktonians are well used to nobody knowing where they come from when they go on holiday. Any town in the North East therefore is always going to be at a slight disadvantage in having a good national reputation, but that doesn't mean we should shrug our shoulders reedly and go back to reading the Racing Post.
We need to shout up loudly for Stockton and keep it out of this, ahem, crap book. I have launched a campaign to promote all the great things about Stockton Looking for a girlfriend in Swindon that we can thumb our noses at the authors and publishers.
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Thankfully visitors to the town — and there are hundreds of Brazilian girls Bolton every year coming to the world renowned Stockton International Riverside Festival for instance, and the Stockton Weekender festival which precedes it — are easy champions for us.
I will be out on the streets talking to them in coming weeks about Granville massage Hayes they love about the place, as well as asking local residents what keeps them.
I can guess what they will say: it is a town rightly proud Haute escorts High Wycombe its gold award as a Champion of Champions in Britain in Bloom; Preston Park was a finalist in the museum of the year this year; the borough's town centres have been revitalised, the villages within the town are Number singles Wallasey box pretty and the River Tees has nature reserves along miles of its banks.
The schools are great, the transport networks are excellent and the workforce highly skilled.
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Keystone house Darlington Banjo and Diversity got Stockton dancing last week too with thousands of participants ing in on the High Street.
But if for some reason we are unsuccessful, we shall have to take small comfort from the fact that they have actually listed the town as Stockton "Upon" Tees instead of "On" Tees on their shortlist — and that's a pretty crap mistake if you ask me!