Premature deaths higher in north of England

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.

For the first time, where you live and how long you will live, have been mapped across England.

The league table uses colour codes - red for where you are more likely to have a shorter life and green where people live longer.

The north of England is doing significantly worse than elsewhere, with Manchester and Blackpool recording the worst results for premature deaths.

Rupert Evelyn reports from the Lancashire resort on how it is trying to turn that around.

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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.