Revealed! Britain's worst views

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Britain's worst views revealed

This is the rubbish tip that clinched the top prize for Britain's worst view of 2016 - a gran's caged bin area just feet from her patio garden.

Diane Harper, 58, officially has the UK's worst view after entering a nationwide competition to find the unlucky winner.

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More than 300 people entered the competition by taking pictures of the eyesore outside their homes.

But Diane's sight pipped the others to the post, winning both the title and blinds worth £250.

Miss Harper, who works as an admin assistant, said she moved into her home in High Wycombe, Bucks, 18 months ago, but that the view of the caged communal bin area was so depressing she was considering moving on.

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This is the rubbish view which greets Diana Harper every day - a caged bin area just feet from her patio garden (STIAN ALEXANDER)

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The winning view of 2016 (STIAN ALEXANDER)

Speaking today, she said she moved to the flat after splitting up from her husband, saying: "I love the flat, but not the view from my lounge window as it shows the apartment block bins and next door's surgery car park."

She said she was 'delighted' to win the competition and was looking forward to putting up her new blinds, adding: "I'm so pleased to have won the worst view competition.

"I've lived here for over 18 months now and I am fed up with seeing this view every day, so it will be fantastic to have some gorgeous new blinds to help cover up the view."

The competition was by Direct Blinds, which runs the tongue in cheek contest every year.

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Kate MacKenzie's bedroom view of a grubby pub toilet window (STIAN ALEXANDER)

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A horrendous view has greeted Tamsin Wooldridge at her flat in Reading, Berks, every day for the last year (STIAN ALEXANDER)

Among the other entries which were in the running for the top prize included Kelly Smith, 27, of Glasgow has faced this horror - which looks like a bin lorry exploded - outside her house for the past 14 months after foxes keep ripping open bins.

A horrendous view, with noise all day and floodlights all night, has greeted Tamsin Wooldridge at her flat in Reading, Berks, every day for the last year.

Kate MacKenzie, from Johnshaven in Aberdeen, sent in a grim snap of the view from her bedroom of a bleak pub toilet window opposite her home.

Laura Tovey, of Exeter, sent in a snap from her bedroom window showing an 'army of wheelie bins' outside, saying 'This is what I wake up to every morning'.

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Laura Tovey, of Exeter, sent in a snap from her bedroom window showing an 'army of wheelie bins' outside (STIAN ALEXANDER)


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Kelly Smith, 27, of Glasgow sent in this horror - which looks like a bin lorry exploded (STIAN ALEXANDER)

And Helen Broddle, of Scarborough, sent in a snap of a busy car park outside her bedroom window, with the 'added bonus' of a Jewson builders merchants opposite.

Bosses at Direct Blinds said that a poll of 1,000 people found that 59 per cent of Brits said a bad view from a home would 'depress them' and would lower the price they were willing to pay for it.

David Roebuck, Managing Director of Direct Blinds, added: "Following on from the previous two years, we were surprised to find this year there are even worse views out there.

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Grim view of busy car park which Helen Broddle, of Scarborough, sent in (STIAN ALEXANDER)

"With over half of Brits saying they would be depressed by their view, it looks like beautiful window treatments could provide some respite and we hope that Diana enjoys her new set of blinds from us."

To view the top 10 finalist entries visit www.directblinds.co.uk/blog/winner-of-the-uks-worst-view-2016/

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