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  1. nick mercedes

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    Bleak picture of life up north...

    "The report states: “The health of people in Doncaster is generally worse than the England average. Deprivation is higher than average and 14,825 children live in poverty. Life expectancy is lower than the England average."

    “Life expectancy is 10 years lower for men and 7.1 years lower for women in the most deprived areas of Doncaster”

    "It also warns one in five Year 6 school pupils are classified as obese"

    ’Health of people in Doncaster is worse than average’ - Health - The Star
     
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    And your point is?
     
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    Glad I live in one of the better areas then :thumb:

    Have a look HERE there's not that much of a North / South divide
     
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    To have a pop at us Northerners :thumb:
     
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    There are parts of Plymouth, Swindon and Bristol that are pretty grim. Don't think it's a regional thing as in culturally more an area within a region. Same the world over. Some of the worse poverty I have seen in the first world was in USA.
     
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    The article refers to the difference in life expectancy across the different areas of Doncaster, that's what I don't get?

    It doesn't seem to make any reference to how much better the south is, as is being implied here....:rolleyes:
     
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    I'm glad I don't live in the North.
     
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    It's grim up north.
     
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    You'd love it up here really....

    Free council houses, free council tax, £100 a week not to work, etc etc all payed for by the easy touch south.

    It's great.
     
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    Why is it North South? Why not East West?
     
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    because it is;)

    but there are pros and cons

    north
    cheaper for most things so if you work in a big company you undoubtedly have a higher disposable income in the north than your southern colleagues
    colder and wetter
    air travel to europe is more expensive

    south
    weather is better most of the year round
    south west is wetter than most of the country
    seasonal unemployment cripples most area
    much more traffic congestion

    sure this will spark some debate, currently up north and enjoying it
     
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    Doncaster is well South of me therefore it's grim down South!
     
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    it's utter tosh that air travel costs more, i live 6 miles from newcastle international.. and can get to europe cheaper than i can from london.

    outside of europe is a different matter.

    i'd also say that the average stranger (certainly in the north east) is far more friendly than the ones darn sarf.

    you could give me billions, and i'll never leave the north... it's great up here, besides there are too many southerners darn sarf! :D





    oh and you can't get pease pudding down there!
     
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    ...who wins, you or the pie?
     
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