Nottingham bleak and rundown, journalist claims

“A JOURNALIST has been condemned for an article in a national magazine which criticises Nottingham as rundown and home to drug addicts and gun crime.

Robert Beaumont says in his article in The Spectator that Nottingham is “bleak”, criticises its regeneration schemes and says no one wants to live in Radford, which is “a chilling example of the urban decay”.

He adds St Ann’s, the Meadows, Bilborough, Basford and Broxtowe are “pockets of deprivation, crime, drug addiction and third-generation welfare dependency, where you can smell the stench of hopelessness.”

The article also says there is a melancoly which hangs over the city and blames this directly on the miners’ strike of 1984 and the subsequent closure of the pits.”

Follow the link below to read more.


Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in: Logo

You are commenting using your account. Log Out /  Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )


Connecting to %s

%d bloggers like this: