Part of the Yorkshire Dales has been named as the happiest place in Britain. For those of us lucky enough to live in God’s own country, that’s no surprise

Residents of Craven have something else to smile about. A new Office for National Statistics survey of the nation’s wellbeing has concluded that the district in the southern Yorkshire Dales – which encompasses Skipton – is the happiest in the UK. The local council’s chief executive suggests that the award recognises Craven’s “beautiful countryside, brilliant schools, amazing communities and warm and friendly people”. It’s only two years since Harrogate – also in Yorkshire – was named as the UK’s happiest town, so is the northern region really the country’s most amazing place to live?

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Source: The Guardian

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