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Christopher Fowler
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How The Trent Became England's Border London is not Britain and Central London is not London; it has always been obvious to me that I lead a rarified life in the middle of what has now become the doughnut hole - London is empty at the centre, dense at the edges. The population is moving out from urban centres to coastal towns, and a good thing too. British resorts are in shocking disrepair after…
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Christopher Fowler
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Look at the picture - is it in central London, or Wales? Here in the Decaf-Soy-Flat-White hell of London N1, home of the 'liberal intelligencia', people love to help their fellow neighbours. When we run out of raclette and have no alpine-based dairy product to substitute just before a wine and cheese party, someone will always pop over with an emergency cheeseboard. We're in and out of each other…
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Christopher Fowler
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Britain's empire was managed from the South but driven by the North; the South fed the nation from Kent, 'the garden of England', but coal, wool, steel, ships, china, cutlery, chocolate and most of its exports came from the North to provide us with trade. You see the remains of the wealth it generated when you walk around Manchester, Leeds and York, although you have to look hard now because the…
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