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On the tough backstreets of Toxteth, Liverpool, kids were walking home from school as Somali dealers as young as 14 sold crack cocaine outside a grotty corner shop.
EVER stayed in a grotty, run-down hotel or bed and breakfast, whose owner made Basil Fawlty seem positively charming?
I am sure visitors who come to Stockton must notice its grotty appearance.
A week after council bosses insisted a grotty piece of wasteground was a conservation area, they have cut the grass.
Most car parks are grotty but they are now being built with the motorists in mind and they can be aesthetically pleasing," he said.
Wrapped in hermetic skins of dark brick or metal, the houses face down their grotty surroundings, but the tough exteriors conceal a succession of secret, sensual inner realms.
One character refers to another as a "supply-sider," and indeed, it's tempting to look at Freeman's megaskyscraper, with its grotty, miasmic lower floors, as a deadpan literalization of the notion of trickledown economics.
The boys remember how they had to dodge flying glasses and fists as they tried to make their name by playing grotty venues above pubs - a far cry from the massive summer festivals where the band made their name last year with their anthem Why Does It Always Rain On Me?
After Reg had explained that Cheltenham is so selective that it uses only 25 per cent of the birch delivered, John impishly remarked: iAnd I suppose you then flog all the grotty bits to Exeter
They were Dave Muck-kay, John Muddy, Ashley Grimes , Graeme Sewerness, Daniel Slurridge, Drain Rooney, Tony Grotty, Steve McMudmanaman, Robbie Fouler, Dirt Kuyt, Pierre Van Hooj-Gunk.
Anyone can quickly learn to turn a grotty looking bit of firewood into a thing of beauty and/or usefulness.
So who in their right mind would give up a house when that's all they have ever known for a grotty flat, ten floors up.
Unfortunately he has never returned and recently I had to spend two hours cleaning the street outside my house as it was pretty grotty.
Grotty Carol's daughter Kimberley yesterday told the High Court in Edinburgh that she returned from a night out to find her bed had been made up differently and a newspaper was lying beside it.
I WAS rather taken by your front page story on Thursday about the plans for a "Flatiron" style development in Liverpool where all we currently have to look at is a grotty old car park.