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    dewi73
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    The Leader – News from Wrexham & Flintshire – Wrexham’s ‘dubious honour’ in worst places to live list

    I presume we should be able to beat the 23rd place that we achieved last time!

    #63661

    wrexview
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    I can’t believe after all that has been said recently that the Leader has given oxygen to this rubbish!

    #63672

    thunderbirdskid
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    I looked at the list….London!, Brighton, Poole…they are seriously having a laugh. Wrexham should be happy to be in their company. The authors clearly have a sheltered upbringing..

    #63660

    Rob
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    Amusingly that article mentions the exec board meeting, where the public speaker asked what could be done to stop the press coming up with crap headlines on non stories…

    Oddly enough that part never made the Leader’s meeting report, nor mentioned in this piece today.

    The book idea is cracking, name 100 towns to get lots of publicity and others buy as well to take the mick!

    #crapheadlines could be a good thing to start up, we have a massive archive from the last few years! Aside from the GCSE results banner with GSCE instead, this one is still my fave: Cow Rampage Through Town Centre | Wrexham.com

    #63700

    darryl
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    Or #CrapPageFillers

    Such as yesterdays thrilling mini story: ‘Woman Took Meat’.

    #63663

    typical misleader article.

    a couple of quotes but doesn’t actually report why it’s on the list.

    feel sorry for beth bennett being used like that.

    #63677
    Wrecsam_lad
    Wrecsam_lad
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    @Rob 7818 wrote:

    Amusingly that article mentions the exec board meeting, where the public speaker asked what could be done to stop the press coming up with crap headlines on non stories…

    Oddly enough that part never made the Leader’s meeting report, nor mentioned in this piece today.

    The book idea is cracking, name 100 towns to get lots of publicity and others buy as well to take the mick!

    #crapheadlines could be a good thing to start up, we have a massive archive from the last few years! Aside from the GCSE results banner with GSCE instead, this one is still my fave: Cow Rampage Through Town Centre | Wrexham.com

    It seems Wrexham has always had a bad name.. :D

    It’s 1876 and some art critic from The Spectator magazine has been sent from their London office to cover an exhibition in a scary and far-off land called…

    Slagging off natives

    “Flat, dull, dirty, and crowded with people who are unbeautiful exceedingly, and whose talk is so unpleasant to hear when it is in English that it is quite a relief, on pushing through groups who represent “obstruction’s apathy” in a new sense, for they never dream of letting any one pass without pushing, to come upon real natives, who do their swearing and other amenities of speech in Welsh.”

    Wrexham.Art Ponce Slags Off Wrexham Hunchback – welshnot

    #63683

    BenjaminM
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    I have read the article posted by Wrecsam_lad and thought that this thread should be read in conjunction with changing the negative perception of Wrexham.
    It is very easy to blame the Council for all manner of Wrexham’s woes, but considering the content of the article referred to, it appears little has changed in 137 years of Wrexham’s ‘evolution’.
    The people are still the same, inheriting traits from their forefathers and carrying them on in perpetuity. It is the people that have to change, change comes from within oneself.
    Let none of us pretend we haven’t heard xenophobic remarks about the recent imigrants to the town or indeed the younger population enjoying themselves at weekends.
    As one illustrious contributor stated some months ago, ‘you can take the lad out of Wrexham, but you can’t take Wrexham out of the lad’.
    Precisely.
    Pontificating, talk about plans and outcomes- meaningless, unless the very culture of the indigent population is changed. You know that is not going happen as well as I do.
    Empty shops are common throughout virtually every High St in the land. Let us stop thinking we are a unique entity, blaming all and sundry for the problems eg the Council and Police and realise that we are a little market town that has about as much going for it as a chocolate fire guard.
    Culturally, Wrexham has little to offer and I would suggest apart from Llangollen (which happens to be in another County) there is nothing that would make people be drawn to the area as a tourist.
    Recognise the place for what it is, a sleepy backwater that is not going to change anytime soon.

    #63673

    thunderbirdskid
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    If it was a sleepy backwater, we wouldn’t be “pontificating”. But its not, its a small market town with inner city problems. In the last ten years we’ve seen it all, unlike most backwaters. We realise its not a tourist trap, but its not to much to ask our town leaders to do a bit of joined up thinking, to improve the general quality of our town centre.

    #63662

    wrexview
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    Open you eyes, Wrexham has much too offer, two National Trust properties, World Heritage site, nationally acclaimed performers at the William Aston Hall covering everything from comedy to ballet. Numerous sports including Rugby,football and swimming. University , endless clubs and associations covering a wide range of interests. If you look you will find something for everyone. Two railway stations and easy access to the North Wales coast, mountains and the cities of North West England. There is much more to Wrexham than just the High Street!

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