Talk:Handsworth, West Midlands
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The section on Civil unrest reads like propaganda; lacking the NPoV which Wikipedia demands. Andy Mabbett 09:41, 7 May 2007 (UTC)
Somebody please do better than this!
This article is an insult to Handsworth and its diversity. You'd think from reading it that the only incoming communities were Afro-Caribbean and Sikh - what about the Irish, Bangladeshis, Pakistanis, Hindus, Vietnamese, Iraqi Kurds, Somalis, Poles....
I have removed the reference to the Bookbane bookshop on the ground that it is blatant commercial self-promotion by a local small-businessman. Unless anyone objects over the next few weeks, I will also remove the paragraph devoted to PCRL. The suggestion that the problems of "civil unrest" were "focused upon attempts by media regulators continually trying to close the 'free radio' (illegal pirate radio) station PCRL" is so ludicrous that it is hard not to suspect some form of self-promotion here as well. —Preceding unsigned comment added by Geoffw1948 (talk • contribs) 15:01, 2 February 2008 (UTC)
Programme on Radio Four
The comedian Mark Steele presented a programme on Handsworth on Radio Four at 6:30 p.m. on December 12 2012. The first thing he said was that he had checked the Wikipedia page on Handsworth, and he commented that the first thing the article said was that the place was known for its high crime rate. He then added "This is Wikipedia which anyone can change - but no one has". Does any one feel it needs a change? This is no longer the first sentence, but there is somewhere later in the article which still says that the place is known for its crime and unrest. If any one wants to change this section, s/he could then contact Mark Steele that s/he has done this. It is in the section which has the subheading "Civil unrest" where the first sentence reads "Handsworth is known for crime and violence". ACEOREVIVED (talk) 19:24, 12 December 2012 (UTC)
- I've done some rewriting. AFAICT, that has never been the opening of the article, so if your quote is accurate, then Mr Steele is either using artistic licence, or being, er, economical with the truth. Of course he could also have fixed it himself. Andy Mabbett (Pigsonthewing); Talk to Andy; Andy's edits 20:13, 12 December 2012 (UTC)