The peer ranking shows that Rotherham and Redcar and Cleveland are doing well among the most deprived areas, while Bracknell and Central Bedfordshire have some of the highest rates of early death in the least deprived areas.
Worst premature mortality rates in the South:
- Brighton & Hove
Worse than average mortality rates in the South:
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The family of Wayne Chester, who died in Maidstone earlier this year, have described him as a 'huge character with an even bigger heart'.
Wednesday morning's weather for the east of the region
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