Hunt: We must learn lessons from north-south divide

Health Secretary Jeremy Hunt has told ITV Daybreak that local authorities can learn lessons in the north-south divide.

People living in the north of England have a greater risk of dying early than those in the south, according to a table released by the government today.

The Health Secretary said: "All these areas have different programmes happening on the ground. We want them to learn from each other".

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Early deaths divide 'shocking'

People living in the north of England have a greater risk of dying early than those in the south, according to a national league table of premature death rates published today.