Grimsby has topped a study of the 10 unhealthiest high streets in the country, according to new research by the Royal Society for Public Health (RSPH). The RSPH has today published a league table, which rates 70 of Britain’s major towns and cities by the impact of their high streets on the public’s health and wellbeing. According to the study, Grimsby, Walsall and Blackpool are the three unhealthiest high streets in the country. While Edinburgh, Canterbury and Taunton are ranked as the three healthiest. The report also claims the average life expectancy for people living in areas with the top 10 healthiest high streets is two and a half years longer than for those in the 10 unhealthiest ranked areas. It adds number of fast food shops by 4,000 between 2014 and 2017, especially in the most deprived areas, which now have five times more fast food shops than the … (To read the full article, subscribe below)

Jamie Hailstone

Senior reporter – NewStart