Just been back to the North East for the first time in 20 years. What a dump. Newcastle was full of what you expect, VIZ is true to life vis the Fat Slags and other reet lush lasses but whats with the Fat Slags/ lush lasses wearing half a tin of creosote on their heads? Darlington has gone to the dogs, Except for High Row, on any other street. The North Road A167, on every row of shops was a Kebab shop, wreck, empty, pizza shop, and Pound stretchers, Betting Shop, empty, 99p store, kebab, empty , charity store etc. then a few houses and then repeat of the above. It was an eye opener how much it has gone downhill in the last 20 years. Is it really that bad ? Even around Newcastle the same just of the Main station and the Eldon Square. So whats happened is it like this everywhere else?