Northampton is one of the "unhealthiest" high streets in Britain according to a new report.
Research by the Royal Society for Public Health looked at seventy high streets across Britain, ranking them in order of the most "unhealthy".
According to the report, people living in towns and cities with more betting shops, fast food outlets and off-licences lived on average, two and a half years less than those living without those types of businesses.
The 'Health on the High Street: Running on Empty' report deducted points for betting shops, payday lenders, fast food outlets, off licences, tanning salons and empty shops. But it gave points for pubs and bars, dentists, opticians, libraries, leisure centres, museums and galleries, pharmacies, coffee shops and vape shops.
The research found that 4,000 new fast food outlets had opened across the UK in the past five years, with deprived areas having five times more fast food shops than wealthy neighbourhoods.
The top 10 towns and cities with the 'unhealthiest' high streets are as follows:
The top towns and cities with the 'healthiest' high streets are as follows:
- Brighton & Hove