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Birmingham?

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sapere aude
by Number 6 on Fri Sep 28th, 2012 at 06:35:51 AM EST
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Birmingham.

Plenty of immigrants in the Midlands. (Probably because they can't afford to live in London.)

by ThatBritGuy (thatbritguy (at) googlemail.com) on Fri Sep 28th, 2012 at 07:30:10 AM EST
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OK, I was going to say "why not Bradford?" Maybe that's too far North.

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by Number 6 on Fri Sep 28th, 2012 at 07:40:59 AM EST
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The original influx into Leicester (post-war) was principally down to the textile industry and the teaching of making textiles. When I was studying at Leicester College of Art (as it then was), there were students from many of the developing countries. There were fewer, but a still considerable number, studying boots and shoes, and even engineering students. These were the 3 industries that powered Leicester from the early 20th century through several depressions. One of these industries always continued to thrive in downturns, leading to a city per capita income that was in the world top ten in the Thirties.

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by Sven Triloqvist on Fri Sep 28th, 2012 at 10:19:13 AM EST
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Never mind Birmingham... Mirpur?
by Metatone (metatone [a|t] gmail (dot) com) on Fri Sep 28th, 2012 at 08:06:39 AM EST
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(FWIW, it's a joke, I know many of those with Pakistani links in Birmingham have links to Mirpur...)
by Metatone (metatone [a|t] gmail (dot) com) on Fri Sep 28th, 2012 at 08:08:07 AM EST
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Because it's only a short bus ride from Leicester.
by afew (afew(a in a circle)eurotrib_dot_com) on Fri Sep 28th, 2012 at 09:58:30 AM EST
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You mean the bus to Mirpur is quicker than the bus to Leicester?
by Metatone (metatone [a|t] gmail (dot) com) on Fri Sep 28th, 2012 at 10:57:09 AM EST
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Well, it depends if you're starting from Loughborough or Market Harborough.
by afew (afew(a in a circle)eurotrib_dot_com) on Fri Sep 28th, 2012 at 11:13:42 AM EST
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