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04th Jul 2017

Apparently this is Britain’s worst town, according to some survey

It's not Hull or London, for once

Rich Cooper

Every year one town gets the dubious honour of being crowned ‘Worst Place to Live’.

The old favourites usually circle the top spot, with poor old Hull frequently cast as the arsehole of the country, but who’s UK City of Culture now, bitch?

There’s even more good news for the people of Humberside, because in’s annual ‘Top 10 Worst Places to Live in England’, Hull isn’t number one.

It’s number two, but still, it’s an improvement.

“We have been compiling the top 10 worst places to live in England for more than a decade,” wrote.

“Thousands of readers have voted for their least salubrious dump in this septic isle. Offending local councillors, dignitaries and meddlesome ratbags plus ruining the trade of slime ball lying estate agents, makes our day as they do their level best to polish a turd of a town.”

And this year’s winner (or loser?) is none other than Dover.

“Thanks to a viral voting campaign on social media, driven by faux outrage in the local rag that it was even on the voting list, Dover just pipped Hull by 16 votes,” said of the win/loss.

“We have often been accused of ‘bashing the north’. Hopefully a town in the South East being voted the cherry on top of the s**t cake, puts that accusation to rest! Thanks to everyone who took the time to vote this year.”

So, people of Dover, know that this survey was not particularly sound or in any way reliable, but be aware that some people on the internet think your town is a bit crap.

And lo, the world did keep turning.

The full Top 10 was:

10. Blackpool
9. Oldham
8. Sunderland
7. Gravesend
6. Bradford
5. Rochdale
4. Scunthorpe
3. Luton
2. Kingston upon Hull
1. Dover