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    I was going to tag this onto another open thread but all are closed.
    any way, noticed in our local rag today that the Police are very interested in urban exploration. full front page devoted to that very dangerous activity called urban exploration.

    It appears that 'dweeb' from 28 days got a warning from our local constabulary. Sorry thats the best pic i can find, I'll try and scan the paper and load via photobucket.


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    Clearly they wanted something equally pointless to rival the 'Brown calls woman bigot' non-story that has plastered the media.

    Must be a slow news day.

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    of the year :)

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    It is by my hand I hold too life,that by which I hold all precious to be.
    If it is all taken from me,then volition lies a funny kind of grave?

    I know the Maltings from well back when.....:)
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    I love that headline, I can just picture all the hand-wringing. Won't somebody think of the children!?!?!?!

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    The photo on the newspaper is of myself, to sum it up we were in the Boston standard and then the following week Sleaford decided to put it front page as well. Quite surprised and we've been doing this for a good few years now. Just stumbled across this forum as i searched google. Decided to register, seems a friendly place. Lengthy post to follow but read if interested.

    I am in the middle. Here is a link to the scanned paper i uploaded. http://sphotos.ak.fbcdn.net/hphotos-..._2305866_n.jpg

    and of the Boston front page two weeks ago, and then last weeks page 5 with my photos of the old forgarty feather factory. now flats (swan building)

    http://sphotos.ak.fbcdn.net/hphotos-...1_995589_n.jpg

    http://sphotos.ak.fbcdn.net/hphotos-..._4005135_n.jpg

    http://sphotos.ak.fbcdn.net/hphotos-...8_567727_n.jpg

    Basically what happened was this. I'm from Boston near Sleaford, and after climbing a few buildings in Boston. "Rooftop rampage" appeared on the front of the Boston Standard. Stating that "youths" had been climbing rooves in the town etc.

    I was pretty annoyed that we were labelled as "youths" and basically called "chavs" and pretty much assuming we're out to cause trouble. So i emailed them with a HUGEEEEE story on why we do it along with an explanation of urbexing. The female reporter was actually very interested in it so asked me more questions, I sent them some of my photos of local areas. And it got printed a full page on page 5 of the Boston standard the next week including photos of us (i blurred faces) ontop of some iconic buildings in Boston.

    Then the week after, being this week. I got told that we were on the front of the Sleaford Standard. So went to get it. They have pretty much said the same as what Bostons paper did, but a bit more harsh. Used pretty much the same quotes from me of what i said in the email to Boston standard. The reporter told me that the editor emailed sleaford standard and must have also forwarded my photos. The photo on the front is one i took a few years ago, quite an achievement to get into the papers, especially two papers, and one being front page.

    Anyway, sorry for the lengthyyyyy post. But interesting to some i'm sure.

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    Thanks for posting that, it was frustrating not being able to read what they were saying about it.
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    Good that you seem to be an intelligent, articulate person, no wonder the reporter was interested and the paper ran the story in detail giving your side of it. Well done for standing up for Urbexing as a whole. :)
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    Hah epic, I'm on the left :)

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    Cheers guys. I was surprised they even emailed me back, but the reporter was cool about it and actually told me about another place in Louth that we went to a few nights later haha. She actually wants to come with us at some point as she finds it really interesting now. Pretty good turnout.

    On to the London papers next ay? haha

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