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Harrogate named healthiest area in the UK

Harrogate has been named the healthiest area in the UK.

Harrogate is the healthiest area in the UK, according to the Office of National Statistics (ONS).

Harrogate topped the ONS scoreboard with a mark of 124.9.

The test was scored based on factors including disability, frailty, mental health conditions and suicides.

And Harrogate came out on top, beating York, Richmondshire and South Oxfordshire.

Harrogate has an overall Health Index score of 117.2, which is up 1.8 points compared with the previous year.

This score is calculated using economic status, life satisfaction and living conditions.

Middlesbrough and Blackpool scored one of the lowest health index scores in the country and face "ongoing health challenges", according to the study.

Another study ran by ONS found that Harrogate ranked high for air quality and healthy eating and ranked low for drug and alcohol misuse.

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