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It's grime up north, says street survey

A north-south divide exists in the tidiness of England's streets, an Encams survey has revealed. All three predominantly urban, northern areas came in the bottom half of the Local Environment Quality Survey league table 2003/4, while five of the top six regions were in the south and Midlands. But a clean sweep for the south was ruined by London's shocking performance - the capital came bottom of the table with a rating 14 points behind its nearest rival. The more ...