Cheshire is ranked the fifth best region to live in England, based on a uniquely comprehensive study from the world’s first values comparison platform, B.heard.

The study is the first to combine nationally published government statistics with public opinion with surveys to offer a round picture encompassing crime rates, schools, fire services, planning, deprivation, health and education.

Cheshire stood out as the third best region for education and also made it in the top ten safest places according to crime rates.

Dorset ranked top of the list, scoring highly across the board, including the third best GP satisfaction score and the fourth greatest proportion of schools receiving Ofsted’s top rating, ‘outstanding’.

Humberside was found to be the worst region for essential services overall, ranking second worst for schools and third worst for number of fire staff.

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The remaining regions making up the top 10 include North Yorkshire, Gloucestershire, Surrey, Northumbria, Hampshire, Hertfordshire, Cumbria and Warwickshire.

Northamptonshire, Essex, the West Midlands, South Yorkshire, West Yorkshire, Cambridgeshire, Kent, London and Lincolnshire make up the remaining 10 worst places to live.