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Will Sheffield Ever catch up with Leeds/Manchester?


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Is Sheffield always going to be the poor Yorkshire cousin of Leeds and way behind Manchester?

 

As someone Whos wife is from Sheffield I can never help but think that Sheffield whilst a very nice city with many good points always seems to be some what "behind the times!

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Sheffield City Council meeting - An important Invitation. Having asked the question,you may now wish to look at this thread concerning the opening that I have put which is from the Sheffield Discussion.You may find it enlightening and supply answers to your question

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I love Sheffield, but for Manchester/Leeds are a different class are far of the city centre based liviing/shopping. Manchester has loads more independent bars/cafes/restaurants/clothes shops which just would not survive in Sheffield. Ive been out in the Northern Quarter twice in the last month and its a whole different ball game. All Sheffield council seem to do allow student flats to be built fill the other spaces underneath them with the same chain rubbish.

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Is Sheffield always going to be the poor Yorkshire cousin of Leeds and way behind Manchester?

 

As someone Whos wife is from Sheffield I can never help but think that Sheffield whilst a very nice city with many good points always seems to be some what "behind the times!

 

I worked in Leeds for a number of years and can honestly say its a dump. Cant speak for Manchester but certainly dont want to be like Leeds.

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I love Sheffield, but for Manchester/Leeds are a different class are far of the city centre based liviing/shopping. Manchester has loads more independent bars/cafes/restaurants/clothes shops which just would not survive in Sheffield. Ive been out in the Northern Quarter twice in the last month and its a whole different ball game.

 

Perhaps something to do with Greater Manchester being 4 times the size of the Sheffield urban area

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Yes unless we can conjure up another million or so living within a ten mile radius.

 

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_urban_areas_in_the_United_Kingdom

That article isn't really a reflection of reality. Doncaster, Barnsley and Chesterfield are all omitted despite being a 10-15 minute train journey away. Add in bits of North East Derbyshire and possibly even Workshop and Sheffield should be the hub for well over a million people.

 

Just as well that it isn't really because the only thing the jokers at the town hall can manage is their bank balance and a yearly jaunt to Cannes.

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That article isn't really a reflection of reality. Doncaster, Barnsley and Chesterfield are all omitted despite being a 10-15 minute train journey away. Add in bits of North East Derbyshire and possibly even Workshop and Sheffield should be the hub for well over a million people.

 

Yes it is - from my experience of family and work colleagues people from Barnsley and Doncaster will use Leeds over Sheffield. Going back to when I was a kid in Donny the majority of the people did their "big shopping" eg Christmas, in Leeds rather than Sheffield.

 

Oh ... and the West Yorkshire area doesn't include the wealthy "golden triangle" up Otley / Harrogate way - and Greater Manchester the even wealthier "stockbroker belt" centred on .Alderley Edge. Hope valley etc is nowhere near the same league

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