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    <TABLE cellSpacing=0 cellPadding=0 width=629 border=0><TBODY><TR><TD colSpan=3>UK Lonely Planet winners and losers

    </TD></TR><TR><TD vAlign=top width=416><!-- S BO --><!-- S IBYL --><TABLE cellSpacing=0 cellPadding=0 width=416 border=0><TBODY><TR><TD vAlign=bottom>By Liam Allen
    BBC News
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    A new Lonely Planet travel guide praises the UK's cities and concludes that the north-south divide is a myth. But which places were the winners and losers in the latest Lonely Planet guide?

    <!-- S IIMA --><TABLE cellSpacing=0 cellPadding=0 width=203 align=right border=0><TBODY><TR><TD> The UK is on a par with Italy for its "magnificent cities", the guide says

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    With each publication of the latest version of the Lonely Planet guide, councils and tourist boards have been variously offended and delighted.

    The latest edition, published on Tuesday, is no exception.

    It says that dynamic development has transformed the north of England dispelling the "grim up north" myth.

    It also admiringly describes Britons as "uninhibited, tolerant, exhibitionist, passionate, aggressive, sentimental, hospitable and friendly".

    But it is not so kind about other aspects of the UK.

    Here are some of the Lonely Planet winners and losers:

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    Cities, in general, fare extremely well with Lonely Planet claiming that Britain is on a par with Italy for "magnificent cities".

    <!-- S IIMA --><TABLE cellSpacing=0 cellPadding=0 width=203 align=right border=0><TBODY><TR><TD> Edinburgh is praised as "one of the most loveable cities on the planet"

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    Among those praised in the north, Leeds is described as the "Knightsbridge of the north" and Manchester is praised as "one of Britain's most exciting and interesting cities".

    Liverpool, it adds, has thrown off its reputation as a city "full of smart-arse scallies who would as soon nick your car as tell you a joke".

    And in Scotland, "loveable and liveable" Edinburgh and "unforgettable" Glasgow are both must-sees, the guide says.

    By contrast, Worcester is said to be "smothered by modern architectural blunders and possessed of a rather soulless centre". A spokesman for Worcester City Council said that the comments, "while not without a bone of truth" were outdated thanks to massive redevelopment in the city centre.

    'Numbers on increase'

    While Lincoln was praised for its "charming" locals, it was slated for its "fairly drab, modern suburbs". This was at odds with the city being voted as the UK's ninth favourite in a recent national newspaper poll, a spokeswoman for Lincolnshire Tourism countered.

    And a spokesman for Gloucester City Council, reacting to the guide's assertion that "the city's glory days are long gone", said visitor numbers were on the increase.



    Perhaps one of the cruellest putdowns in the whole guide is directed at the people of Wolverhampton. "If you thought Brummies sounded funny, wait'll you get to Wolverhampton," it reads.

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    Originally posted by SoulAsylum
    And in Scotland, "loveable and liveable" Edinburgh and "unforgettable" Glasgow are both must-sees, the guide says
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    Yeah..a few drinks and everyone's your friend! Unforgettable? Take a look at the city on a Friday night...and "unforgettable" is definitely the right word

    Originally posted by SoulAsylum
    Perhaps one of the cruellest putdowns in the whole guide is directed at the people of Wolverhampton. "If you thought Brummies sounded funny, wait'll you get to Wolverhampton," it reads


    :rotfl: :rotfl:
    Last edited by Ebony; 24-05-05, 06:29 PM.
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      yeh laugh as hard as you can.........take the mick out of us......why dont ya?uve got no heart hav u.....taking the mick out of us poor brummies. :(
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        Originally posted by SoulAsylum
        yeh laugh as hard as you can.........take the mick out of us......why dont ya?uve got no heart hav u.....taking the mick out of us poor brummies. :(
        You only have yourself to blame!

        And its WORK not WAYRK!
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          And its YES not AYE.
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            Originally posted by SoulAsylum
            And its YES not AYE.
            All in favour say Aye :p
            So it is aye and no' yes ! 2 words for the same thing, whereas wayrk isn't a word :p
            You are not aware of the consequences that would result (if you were granted what you desire) because what you seek might be to your detriment. (O soul) be conscious that your Master is more aware about your well-being than you are.

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