That old myth that the north of England is nothing but a collection of factory chimneys, coal mines and chip shops has been resurrected in the Daily Telegraph. Charles Jennings trots out all the old stereotypes and prejudices in an article worthy of a smart 12 year-old. No wonder I hardly ever read the newspaper any more.
Just in case anyone thinks he has really been 'up North', I'd like to set the record straight. My childhood home was just a few miles outside a Lancashire mining town but this was the view from my bedroom window - not a slag heap in sight! If you want to see stunning views like this on a daily basis, go North, young man, go North!