This article from Hull & East Riding is just as funny as it is pathetic:

It used to be known as “Little Beirut“.

Boarded-up empty houses and widespread vandalism and graffiti told their own story.

But now Woodcock Street in west Hull is being reborn as the city’s latest desirable place to live.

I just love the “latest desirable place to live” comment. Its kind of like opening a new restaurant and placing an ad inviting people to come try your “acceptable and somewhat tasty meals“. But the absolute topping on the cake had to be fact that Beirut, on the original website, was hyper-linked. I just had to click the link…

You end up on a page with a list of articles that apparently mention the word Beirut:

‘New houses being built in west Hull show council’s promises were true’

Flood families’ third Christmas in caravan

Woodcock Street regeneration work gets under way

I’m going to go out on a limb here and guess that they are not talking about the Lebanese capital. For some reason, the site fails to mention the authors behind these inspiring articles so I am forced to send a Looks Like Beirut Certificate dedicated to everyone at the Hull & East Riding who help make publication so memorable.

Westbourne Street, Hull | © Copyright Paul Glazzard and licensed for reuse under Creative Commons Licence

Westbourne Street, Hull | © Copyright Paul Glazzard and licensed for reuse under Creative Commons Licence