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BBC’s The One Show to broadcast from Carbuncle town - tonight

October 24 2011

BBC’s The One Show to broadcast from Carbuncle town - tonight
The One Show, the BBC’s week night magazine flagship, is to broadcast a segment on 2010 Carbuncle winner Denny tonight between 19:00 and 19:30pm.

Claim to fame: Denny will see roving reporter Angelica Bell travel north to report from the Carbuncle town to cover its two great claims to fame; its Carbuncle Award and its status as birthplace of all UK post boxes.

The segment will bring the Denny communities longstanding fight to bring about the demolition of a series of rundown town centre blocks to national attention following years of delay and obfuscation from Falkirk Council and developer Henry Boot.

Judging for the 2011 Carbuncle Awards is already underway with the judging panel paying a visit to Linwood, Renfrewshire, a town with a horror shopping mall of its own.

The winner will be announced in the December issue of Urban Realm, published on December 12.

The One Show will also be available to stream on iPlayer for a period of one week.


#1 Posted by Brian on 24 Oct 2011 at 21:41 PM
If you have a look at the photo's of Denny when it won the award last year you'll notice that the blocks looked a ton worse when viewed on the program. That's because our Council spent £140 grand on abysmal repairs to make the town look worse! How difficult is that? You win the Plook; Your Council blow £150 grand; and you're worse off!
Falkirk Council are totally inept. But worse, they are culpable.
#2 Posted by Brian on 25 Oct 2011 at 09:33 AM
Aww .I think the parliament building and eburghs billion pound half a tram line should get to keep the award.
#3 Posted by Dennis on 25 Oct 2011 at 11:44 AM
dont mention the trams! you'll angry-up the crazies!
#4 Posted by JD on 25 Oct 2011 at 12:24 PM
Relax they only come on here at night
#5 Posted by Alex on 25 Oct 2011 at 15:21 PM
I always thought Brian *was* the crazies.

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