MERSEYSIDE IS 3rd MOST CHAVIEST PLACE IN THE UK
Chav Central according to research carried out by the Sunday Sport.
Statistics show that when it comes to chav related crime, and crimes
against fashion that include wearing bling, tracksuits and hooded
tops, the Geordies come out top in almost every poll.
Sunday Sport conducted the survey with data gathered from the Home
Office, National Office of Statistics, retail bodies and welfare
groups in order to establish a definitive Chav Map of Britain.
And its conclusions paint a dark picture for the North East, and
more specifically Newcastle, where it's not just chav lads who are
causing trouble. The city and its surrounding districts boast the
most girls committing crimes with 1,669 in every 100,000 Toon
chav-ettes aged between 10 and 17 being cautioned or found guilty of
an indictable offence.
It's run a close 2nd by Manchester, which is the ASBO capital of
Britain and 2nd in the hooded top league...behind Newcastle!!!
Elsewhere in the country there's no surprise to find that Liverpool,
and more specifically Norris Green, boasts the most shell suits per
head of the population with a staggering 41% of locals owning the
hideous apparel. And further north in Motherwell, North
Lanarkshire, there's more fake Burberry goods sold there than
anywhere else in the UK with £1.5m worth flooding into the town in
Sunday Sport's Chav Map of Britain identifies 10 key areas. They
1. Newcastle (and surrounding areas)
2. Greater Manchester
4. Motherwell, North Lanarkshire
5. Lambeth, London
6. Blackpool, Lancashire
7. Corby, East Midlands
8. Bradford, West Yorkshire
9. Croydon, London
10. Blackburn, Lancashire
Sunday Sport editor Paul Carter said:- "Britain is in the grip
of a chav epidemic, as we will prove on Sunday. Where in the
past people idolised luminaries such as Winston Churchill, Bobby
Moore and Daley Thompson, now they worship at the feet of Little
Britain's Vicki Pollard and pond life pin-up Kerry Katona. It
really is a sad state of affairs and the people of Merseyside should
be ashamed of themselves. Saying that I have to admit to a
liking for chav cuisine such as Findus Crispy Pancakes as well as
Campbell's Meatballs in Onion Gravy which are lovely on toast. I'm
not as keen on the ones in BBQ sauce though."
Letter to the Editor:-
"National Youth Association"
"AFTER the National Youth Association recently reported of every 60
minutes of a child’s life, only nine minutes are spent in a school,
it’s encouraging to note that 51 minutes are open for us to educate
and inspire children outside of the classroom.
Youth organisations such as Scouts are an important forum in which
to communicate with and encourage children, as these environments
are more informal, meaning that children are likely to be more
This summer, over 40,000 Scouts from all over the world will convene
at the 21st World Scout Jamboree where, over eight days, Scouts will
work towards developing life skills. Launched by Prince William on
27th July, at Hylands Park in Chelmsford, Scouts will take part in a
number of activities where they can explore different cultures,
reflect on global issues and challenges facing the global community
and learn how to re-use everyday materials and about the impact
recycling has on the environment.
As part of these activities, BT will demonstrate how new digital
technologies, together with traditional communication, can give
young people a voice, in particular through the new, BT Scout Tube.
Our stand on the Global Development Boulevard will host drama
performances every 15 minutes showcasing to Scouts how to
effectively get their point across. Learning how to communicate well
is, we believe, the number one skill for young people. In addition,
groups of ‘roving reporters’ will interview Scouts all over the
Jamboree asking them what their most memorable experience of
Each interview will be uploaded onto the BT Scout Tube
where they will be available for the world to view. The importance
of utilising the idea of video sharing sites, such as YouTube, to
launch BT Scout Tube is instrumental in connecting with children of
this age, and it is imperative that we support the development of
this new manner of communication." Dave Hancock,
BT Head of Education and Volunteering.
Peel unveil plans for the tallest building at Liverpool Waters
developers behind the £10 billion Liverpool Waters and Wirral Waters
schemes announced that they are planning to build the North West’s
tallest building fronting the River Mersey with the development of a
landmark 60 storey tower that will be built in Liverpool’s Princes
Half Tide Dock. The Liverpool and Wirral waterfront
developments are one of the biggest regeneration schemes in the U.K.
and Peel’s vision will see both these waterfronts developed to rival
cities such as Dubai, Vancouver, New York and Shanghai.
This iconic tower will be designed by 1 of 4 world class architects
who will be selected following a competition to ensure the structure
acts as a catalyst for the regeneration of Liverpool Waters, North
Shore and beyond as well as creating a unique opportunity for the
people of Liverpool. Surrounded by water, the location of the
tower presents exciting challenges for the architects who have
massive scope for innovative design, something befitting for such a
wonderful world recognised location is required. The designs will be
unveiled to the public later this year, before a final concept is
chosen. The selected architects are – AFL, Broadway Malyan,
Chapman Taylor and Benoy.
The tower will be named “Shanghai Tower” following an
inspirational visit to this great Chinese City by Peel’s Development
Director Lindsey Ashworth, and Chairman John Whittaker.
Liverpool has many links with China including boasting the oldest
Chinese community in Europe. Twinned with Shanghai, and inspired by
the bustling waterfront that combines modern skyscrapers with
historic buildings, it is envisaged that Shanghai Tower will further
strengthen Liverpool’s link with China as well as bringing a huge
boost to the Liverpool economy.
The Liverpool Shanghai Partnership said:- “This iconic
building will place the Liverpool-Shanghai bilateral relations on a
level commensurate with the greatness of the two cities. The
Liverpool Shanghai Partnership (LSP) is delighted with this outcome
from the visit. It is a great success. The Shanghai government have
told us they are impressed with these plans and it will result in
massive interest from big Chinese companies in using Liverpool as a
gateway to the UK and Europe.”
The North West’s tallest tower and the tallest outside of London,
will bring Liverpool its first 5 star hotel as part of a massive
93,000 square metres of mixed use floor space, that’s 1 million
square feet of development. Along with the hotel, that will be
operated by one of the World’s biggest and prestigious names in
luxury accommodation, the tower will have high quality office space
and beautiful apartments that will offer some of the best views in
the Country. Bars, restaurants and many other leisure facilities
will also be included to provide something for everybody. Featuring
the very latest in architectural design, Shanghai Tower will also
boast a heli-pad on the roof of the building and underwater basement
Mark Basnett, Operations Director at economic development and inward
investment agency The Mersey Partnership (TMP), took part in the
recent trade mission to Shanghai. He said:- “Plans for the
Shanghai Tower reinforce Liverpool’s reputation as a truly
world-class city, whose waterfront is being transformed by major new
investments and developments. China has one of the world’s
fastest growing economies, and the naming of this iconic building
will reinforce the continued business and cultural links between
Shanghai and our own fast growing city.”
The tower which will
be on the Liverpool Waterfront will be an investment in excess of
£300 million and will transform the future of the skyline of the
City. Well designed and planned tall buildings can make positive
contributions to city life and Shanghai Tower will be a magnificent
iconic structure that will make a statement about the city’s
ambitions and it’s regeneration plans.
Councillor Warren Bradley, City Council Leader, said:- “The
scale of this scheme shows how Liverpool is now regarded by
developers as a city whose ambition knows no bounds. It demonstrates
a confidence in the city and is the type of development Liverpool
needs to establish its place as an international city. It is
potentially one of the most exciting schemes in Europe and could
further enhance our waterfront. The decision to set the bar high on
quality design is important and I welcome the decision by Peel to
launch this design competition. We are a city which has always
looked outwards and sought inspiration from other cities. This
proposal reflects the 21st century skyline of Shanghai in a way that
will mirror its new and dramatic architecture among the buildings of
the Bund which themselves pay homage to our own Three Graces.
However, this scheme is still at its early stages and I must point
out that it will still be subject to the normal planning
Peel are in discussions with Liverpool City Council about the impact
Shanghai Tower will have on the City and are receiving guidance
prior to a planning application being submitted.