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Down-at-heel housing, Newcastle, December 17, 1938.
MARK Ruffalo is a jaded and just-sacked A&R man whose passion for music is reignited when he spots folkstress Greta (Keira Knightley) strumming sweet, unpretentious tunes in a down-at-heel bar.
A Star Ferry across Hong Kong Harbour to catch the cheap but delicious Chinese food stalls in bustling and down-at-heel Kowloon.
A number of areas in the region are looking particularly down-at-heel and any initiative to counter this is to be welcomed.
Thanks to its previous incarnation as the Allerton House, a residential hotel for slightly down-at-heel gentlemen, The Pod 39 inherits a vast ground-floor lobby that is being reconfigured to create distinct public spaces.
Five clubs took part at Wylfa Social Club, with Llangefni YFC emerging triumphant: its production, Monamia!, was a tale with a happy ending about a down-at-heel farm.
Redevelopment in the down-at-heel Dale End area of the city has stalled since the developers of the planned pounds 550 million Martineau Galleries put the scheme on ice owing to the economic downturn.
With local council help, a 300-metre red light area was set up in the city's down-at-heel Ravensburger Street.
He played the down-at-heel, disaffected Cockney with a crude - but not smutty - charm, intertwining tonguein-cheek misogyny with recitations of Eric Clapton lyrics.
Similar in its love of 1950s schlock movies to The Rocky Horror Show, it's about the strange happenings in a down-at-heel florist shop.
On his recent trip to London, the 'Mr and Mrs Smith' star preferred to shun celeb haunts like The Ivy and Soho House for a peaceful boozy afternoon at a small, down-at-heel Soho pub.
Rampant India's supremacy over down-at-heel England can be bought at 32 with Sporting, while the firm's total sixes quote of 9-9.5 is interesting.
The MP said over the years the sign has been the subject of much negative media attention and perpetuated an image of Rhyl as down-at-heel and impoverished.
Down-at-heel boozers where sad men drink themselves into oblivion are certainly no place for children, and perhaps that's what Wetherspoon pubs aspire to be.
Louis Malle's eponymous 1980 film evinced a more gritty European verite, capturing a bittersweet sense of melancholic despair and a down-at-heel town living on past glories.