Is life by the coast all it's cracked up to be? North East's seaside retreats among 'deprived' areas
Coastal communities are lagging behind inland areas with some of the worst levels of economic and social deprivation in the country, a new report shows.
Sunderland, South Tyneside and County Durham are among the areas highlighted in the study which compared data of earnings, employment, health and education in locations across the UK.
It identified “pockets of significant deprivation” in seaside towns and a widened gap between coastal communities and the rest of the country.
Analysis by the Social Market Foundation (SMF) think tank found 85% of Britain’s 98 coastal local authorities had pay... read more
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