'Ull - The Friendliest City In The World
By Elsie Henbrun
I live abroad due to circumstances beyond my control but come 'ome to 'Ull as often as possible.
I must say that I was surprised at how negatively outsiders seem to view the city. To me it is the friendliest city in the world.
There is nothing I like better than catching a bus to Town to go shopping , Newland Avenue
or Orchard Park Estate to visit relatives.
Just to sit there and listen to everyone talking to each other is a wonderful way of recharging ones batteries and one is more than welcome to join in the conversation.
Where else in the world does one get help with push chair, shopping bags and small children than in 'Ull? I cannot remember a bus ride without help mounting and dismounting. People thank the bus driver too - no one does that in Manchester (a great shock to me when I studied there)!
In 'Ull you are accepted on a level with everyone else, you are part of a very large family. You can be yourself. I have travelled a lot and never experienced that elsewhere.
As for shopping, I save my money for shopping in Hull, there is so much choice on all price levels. What is there to complain about?
Hull is a great and friendly City. Be proud all you born and bred there and do not try to change!
Opinions - Reclaim Your Rights - The Disorganised Collective
Around a 100 people gathered in Pearson Park on Saturday (18th September), for a Reclaim the Streets
protest. Unfortunately around only 30 of those people were protestors,
the rest of the numbers were made up by the police.
Now there are a number of reasons why the ratio between protestors and police
Opinions - QUEER? Queer in the head..! By Rich Mills
I recently picked up a copy of a new zine called Queer.
A new newsletter for the non steryotypes (sic).
A supposed literary publication that can't spell stereotype is a bit crap,
and that is only the front cover. The inside pages, most of them blank
(like the mind of its author) are even
Opinions - What is Reclaim The Streets about Anyway? A Personal Perspective
Many moons ago in my misspent youth, I, like many others, used to have a problem with Authority
and 'fought injustice' wherever I discovered it.
So I joined others in the grand mass of those in the non-conformists uniform, and would
march, relevant placard in hand, most Saturdays.
These days the
Opinions - Musings By Mark Pollard
A couple of things that have perplexed me over the years:
Firstly, why the link between heel bars and key cutting? They always seem to be combined
under the same roof. I don't geddit.
Potential for major calamities, too - imagine going in for a new heel
on your brogues and ending up
Opinions - Pete Docherty Is Dead! By Rich Mills
The headline they all want to see! I've watched the development of what is a disturbing form of hero worship.
The desire to see self-destruction in the flesh, is how I read many of the reviews I've read about
Pete Docherty, Babyshambles, the Libertines new album,
Opinions - The End of Solidarity? By Jane Foster
Recent experiences have spurred me on to write this little piece. In the space of a year or so I've gone from being a community-loving socialist to something resembling an individualist...well in some ways anyhow.
I'll start from the beginning. Having been brought up on an estate with definite community
Opinions, Reply - Of monkeys, mice and men. By Martin J Deane
In her A Call for Peace, Michelle D Clark covers
much ground as to why we do awful things to each other.
The key is, to quote her, that We are all guilty.
We are. We are all guilty - we make enemies.
We create them out of people who think differently to us, or eat rice, or act in different ways.
We are human; some people annoy us, some wind us up, others
Opinions - The War By Carolyn
Since the war in Iraq has been reported about, I made a silent agreement with myself that
whatever thoughts about the war I have I will not write about or permanently express in any way.
I think this is because of some type of anger that I haven't felt
Opinions - Will graduate plumbers be up to the job? By Jane Foster
The recent programme Posh Plumbers on BBC1 highlighted the growing number of middle class graduates and professionals turning to plumbing for a living. With a national shortage of 32,000 plumbers, and salaries to match those of a decent job in the capital, the profession is changing.
Opinions - Come On You Hull! By Laura Baldwin
So our latest award to sit alongside our much treasured worst city to live in the UK award'
is that of the fattest city in the UK. Yep, not content with telling us that we live in
the most crap city in the UK but apparently we're also a bunch of big lard arses as well. Charming.
It seems that no-one has anything good to say these days about the historic city of Hull.
Opinions - Haircuts In The Crowd By Mr. Lucifer
If you are becoming bored of the vain, look at me I'm so cool culture that swamps the nationwide
indie/rock scene and if you are sick of standing among people with the same haircuts,
the same clothes, and the same transfixed miserable look on their faces, then,
you are obviously craving exactly what I am
Opinions - Blame By Darren Sant
I didn't say you were to blame, I said I'm blaming you.
I am getting heartily sick of the blame culture we live in these days. Something goes wrong in the hospital, we sue. The dentist pulls out the wrong tooth, we sue.
Admittedly we are not as bad as Americans yet, thank god, but
Opinions - A Call for Peace By Michelle Dee Clark
Martin Luther King had a dream. His dream was crushed by jack booted, hooded ignorance.
There has always been wrong in this world. From the trials in Scottsboro* Alabama in the 1930's to more recent events in Jasper Texas in 1998**.
We are all guilty. When you talk of Kosovans and Iraqi's you focus on what the media want you to then project that onto everyone, be it ethnic minorities or anyone