The best place to live in the UK revealed

UK's most desirable location named
UK's most desirable location named

The Hampshire district of Hart has been named the best place to live in the UK.

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The area topped the Halifax Quality of Life Survey which is based on residents' health and life expectancy, earnings, wellbeing, employment, weather and crime rates.

Women in Hart have the longest average life expectancy at 86.7 years and the district's residents enjoy 32.5 hours per week of sunshine, against the national average of 29.7 hours.

Scotland's Orkney Islands came second for a second year, while Rutland in the East Midlands came third.

Hart, which has been named Britain's best place to live five times, only came 26th last year, with Winchester topping the list.

The top 10 places to live in the UK, according to Halifax:

1. Hart, South East
2. Orkney Islands, Scotland
3. Rutland, East Midlands
4. Wychavon, West Midlands
5. Winchester, South East
6. Wokingham, South East
7. Waverley, South East
8. Craven, Yorkshire and the Humber
9. Richmondshire, Yorkshire and the Humber
10. Stratford-on-Avon, West Midlands