Canterbury High St One Of UKs Healthiest

2 November 2018, 09:35 | Updated: 2 November 2018, 09:36

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It turns out one of the healthiest high streets in the UK is Canterbury's.

A study has found it's got fewer so-called "unhealthy" businesses - like takeaways, off-licenses and betting shops.

The Royal Society for Public Health ranking of 70 high streets found those living in the top 10 healthy areas lived an average of two-and-a-half years longer than those with the 10 unhealthiest high streets.

The Health on the High Street: Running on Empty report used a scale giving points for pubs and bars, dentists, opticians, libraries, leisure centres, museums and galleries, pharmacies, coffee shops and vape shops.

Points were deducted for betting shops, payday lenders, fast food outlets, off licences, tanning salons and empty shops.

Grimsby was the least healthy.

- 20 least healthy:

1. Grimsby

2. Walsall

3. Blackpool

4. Stoke-on-Trent

5. Sunderland

6. Northampton

7. Bolton

8. Wolverhampton

9. Huddersfield

10. Bradford

11. Stockport

12. Coventry

13. Dundee

14. Doncaster

15. Preston

16. Darlington

17. Swansea

18. Middlesbrough

19. Ayr

20. Luton

- 20 most healthy:

1. Edinburgh

2. Canterbury

3. Taunton

4. Shrewsbury

5. Cheltenham

6. York

7. Brighton & Hove

8. Eastbourne

9. Exeter

10. Cambridge

11. Bath

12. Bristol

13. Leamington Spa

14. Liverpool

15. Salisbury

16. Harrogate

17. Tunbridge Wells

18. Maidstone

19. Carlisle

20. Wakefield