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Makes for an interesting read I cant help but notice they have used images of Urban explorers and I hope they have agreed for there use lol

Thanks for sharing :thumb

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Humpa contacted the Editor as hadnt given premission.

None to sure about PROJ3CTs cropped image ?

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Elwyn should get one of the flats, then he could drive round to his hearts content

Lol, in a few years time no one will understand why he keeps doing laps of the place in his mobility scooter while telling anyone with a backpack to "f**k off from yer"!! :D

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