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Old 20-05-2022, 18:29   #1
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8 New cities in the UK

https://news.sky.com/story/platinum-...tions-12616934

As a part of the Platinum Jubilee, 8 new cities have been announced.

One question, why Milton Keynes?


My town was the birthplace of Fibre optics.


Plus its on every blooming day of my local news when its not even local!
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Re: 8 New cities in the UK

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One question, why Milton Keynes?
Why not ?
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Old 20-05-2022, 18:47   #3
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Re: 8 New cities in the UK

Essex got Colchester, why should they get Harlow as well?

Milton Keynes village(yes there is one there) is not big enough to justify being a town, never mind a city.
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Re: 8 New cities in the UK

Well Harlow's biggest claim is the late Rik Mayall was born here, that alone should let us use Royal in the name
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Re: 8 New cities in the UK

They have changed the rule that a city had to have a cathedral.
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Re: 8 New cities in the UK

Wonder if anyone gets demoted from being a city ? I'd demote Leeds on account of they're getting relegated anyway
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Wonder if anyone gets demoted from being a city ? I'd demote Leeds on account of they're getting relegated anyway
Ely on account of no one living there
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Re: 8 New cities in the UK

The only interest I had in this was to go on google Earth and look at The Falklands
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Ely on account of no one living there
Totally agree, that never makes sense to me!
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Totally agree, that never makes sense to me!
Ely has a cathedral.
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They have changed the rule that a city had to have a cathedral.
Well that changed a while back

https://commonslibrary.parliament.uk/what-makes-a-city/

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What about cathedrals?
Historically, cities were settlements with a cathedral, and those places remain cities. Therefore, many settlements that are now comparatively small, such as Ely, Wells, or Salisbury, have long had city status. A cathedral is not a requirement for city status to be conferred, though Birmingham was the first town without a cathedral to become a city, in 1889.
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They have changed the rule that a city had to have a cathedral.
That was never a rule. Leeds has never had a cathedral.

It, in more modern times, was measured on the Central Business District.
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They have changed the rule that a city had to have a cathedral.
Which is a shame, it's a nice clear rule and has some interesting results. St David's for example.
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Wonder if anyone gets demoted from being a city ? I'd demote Leeds on account of they're getting relegated anyway
That aged well…

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