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Uttlesford in Essex has been named as the best rural area in Britain and 11 of the top 20 are also in the Anglia region.

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Uttlesford in Essex tops quality of life survey

The Uttlesford district of Essex has been named as Britain's most desirable rural area to live in the annual 'rural quality of life survey' carried out by Halifax.

The district includes the historic towns of Saffron Walden, Thaxted and Great Dunmow as well as Stansted Airport.

South Northamptonshire ranked second while East Hertfordshire and South Cambridgeshire were also in the top ten.

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