Living in Ashington, Northumberland

Ashington is now a necrotic ulcer on the nether regions of the North East

There is no room for idiosyncrasy in Ashington – a crime punishable by the mob. No gays, no goths, no new-romantics.

Living in Scarborough, North Yorkshire

The McCain factory looms over Scarborough like a potato Auschwitz

While many articles on crap towns rant about their local populace of chavs, Scarborough's chief sh*t-hole makers are the middle class.

Living in Ushaw Moor, County Durham

Ushaw Moor used to be a nice place…

Ushaw Moor is home to, Druggies, Drug Dealers, Pyromaniacs, and 10 tab houses, and multiple sex offenders.

Living in Keighley, West Yorkshire

Keighley: one of the most backward towns, I have ever encountered

A night out in Keighley is an experience especially as an outsider, they can almost smell you're different and don't belong.

The North

For those who criticise the North

Having read articles on Hull, Sheffield, Bradford, Leeds and Middlesbrough, I think that it's about time to redress the balance.