Strabane does it again..

No rejoicing in the streets yet though.. According to the UTV report, for the second year, Strabane has made the Top Ten Worst Places to Live in the UK, compiled using a variety of statistics – crime stats, education tables, employment rates, and environment and lifestyle factors – from all 434 local authorities across the UK for a forthcoming Channel 4 programme, to be broadcast on 26th Oct. The good news is that Strabane is only the 8th worst.. better than last year when it was the 3rd worst. How would it do in a similar survey across Ireland, north and south? Surely there’s somewhere worse to live on the island?.. surely..The Worst top 10 results are:

1. Hackney, east London
2. Tower Hamlets, east London
3. Merthyr Tydfil, South Wales
4. Newham, east London
5. Islington, north London
6. Middlesbrough, North East
7. City of Nottingham, East Midlands
8. Strabane, County Tyrone, Northern Ireland
9. Blaenau Gwent, south Wales
10. Manchester, North West