1) It's dreary and miserable

Sunset over Dewsbury towards Halifax Road

Seriously, how awful is this?

Dewsbury Country Park
The view from Foxroyd Lane, Thornhill

2) You never see any wildlife

Sparrowhawk in a Staincliffe garden
Ringlet butterfly in a Staincliffe garden
Woodpeckers pictured in Dewsbury
Three Mandarin ducks have appeared on the lake at Crow Nest Park in Dewsbury. A local mallard keeps a jealous eye out. Picture by Ash Milnes.

3) The town is left to rack and ruin

Tree planting in Dewsbury Park

The Real Junk Food Project was set up in Dewsbury to put leftover food to use for people in the town who are struggling to find the money to eat healthily

Examiner reporter Chloe Glover meets Real Junk Food Project Dewsbury volunteer Marcus Farrell.

4) There's no culture

Fire Festival at Crow Trees Park, Dewsbury.
Crow Nest Park lake, Dewsbury
Work from the Geometric Friends project in Dewsbury led by Saba Rifat

5) The people are all really common

Arts and Culture Festival 2014 at Dewsbury Minster - Rod Ismay of the Yorkshire Association of Change Ringers with Brooke Lee, 12

Pictured: Farook Yuna and Colonel Mike Butterwick, Commander of the British Army's 4th Infantry Brigade meet outside Zakaria Mosque in Savile Town, Dewsbury on Wednesday 11 May 2016.

All the fun of the beach at Dewsbury-on-Sea.

6) Children are badly brought up and disrespectful

Remembrance service at Dewsbury Cemetery involving schools from the area. Some of the schoolchildren with wreathes and single poppies which were laid at some of the war graves in the cemetery after the service at the war memorial.

Have they no manners?

Remembrance service at Dewsbury Cemetery involving schools from the area. Some of the schoolchildren with single poppies which were laid at some of the war graves in the cemetery after the service at the war memorial.

7) There's nothing to do

Except maybe an evening stroll along the canal towpath...

Calder and Hebble Navigation Canal, Thornhill Lees, Dewsbury

An ice cream at Charlotte's in Whitley

Charlotte's Ice Cream Parlour, Whitley.

A film at Dewsbury's independent cinema - see what they're showing here

The New Picture House independent cinema, Dewsbury

Or go see a show at Dewsbury Arts Group

Sweet Charity at Dewsbury Arts Group

8) There are no decent shops

Brimelow's is an Aladdin's Cave of rare herbs, essential oils and whole foods

Brimelow's Herbalist, Dewsbury

As is Greenwood's, which sells an unusual mix of jewellery and army surplus!

John Greenwood and Sons has been in Dewsbury since 1856
The Arcade, Dewsbury. Suzanne Robson outside her baby shop, Little Bumps.
The Arcade, Dewsbury. Gary Graham in his shop The Hive at the entrance to the Arcade.

9) Nobody from Dewsbury ever amounted to anything

These people were all born in Dewsbury
Franz Ferdinand bassist Bob Hardy, left, is from Dewsbury
Dewsbury boxer Gary Sykes sleeps with the Lonsdale belt he reclaimed after winning his British super-featherweight title against John Kays.
Yorkshire County Cricket Club Captain Andrew Gale is from Dewsbury

10) The schools and colleges are rubbish

Thornhill Academy in Dewsbury appeared on Educating Yorkshire
Participants from the television programme Educating Yorkshire with the award for Best Documentary, at the 2014 National Television Awards at the O2 Arena, London.
Kirklees College graduates Nadia Sabir and India Tinker at Dewsbury Town Hall.

11) All the buildings are really ugly

Dewsbury town centre
Dewsbury town hall in the fog
Crow Nest Park Lodge, Dewsbury

12) And to top it off you can't even get a decent pint.

West Riding Refreshment Rooms at Dewsbury Railway Station
West Riding Refreshment Rooms, Dewsbury
The Leggers Inn, Dewsbury

This view would put me off my drink

The Leggers Inn, Dewsbury

Yes, we're pulling your leg! Like anywhere else, Dewsbury isn't perfect - but if you look, you'll find plenty to love about this little town.

Crow Nest Park, Dewsbury