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Twin Towns

by | 6th, June 2005

‘REPETITION, repetition, repetition it’s everywhere. It’s everywhere.

Newbury twinned with Winchester, Cheltenham, Exeter, Clapham…

If it’s not Tony Blair’s tape getting jammed, it’s yet another President George Bush or a new pop act that looks and sounds like all the old pop acts.

And then there are the highs streets. Long gone are the days when you had to travel to a city centre to buy authentic urban clothing. Now, you can buy your combat pants, cargo pants and incontinence pants in any town you like.

The Guardian has seen a report by the New Economics Foundation, a body which set out to find out how the nation’s high streets have been taken over by what it called “clone town Britain”.

Of the 103 towns in England, Scotland and

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