Village of Yateley has one of most desirable postcodes in country

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Royal Mail has published a table of the most ''desirable'' postcode areas based on crime, jobs and health, with a seaside resort, city and village among those listed.

The study was commissioned to mark the 40th anniversary of the allocation of postcodes to every address in Britain, which the Royal Mail said ''revolutionised'' the way post was sorted and delivered.

The SP9 postcode of Tidworth in Wiltshire topped the list in England, followed by the Hampshire village of Yateley (GU46) and St Bees in Cumbria (CA27).

South Glasgow (G44) was top in Scotland, followed by Erskine (PA8) and Largs (KA30), while Brynteg on Anglesey (LL78) was said to have the most desirable postcode in Wales, followed by Llantwit Major (CF61) and Llanidloes (SY18).

Steve Rooney, head of Royal Mail's address management unit, said: ''The invention of the postcode revolutionised the way post is sorted and delivered. As it has evolved, the postcodes have also revolutionised the way companies do business.

''The postcode is now used by businesses and individuals in their everyday activities, whether that is verifying a person's address when making a transaction or planning a route on a sat-nav system.''

There are around 1.8 million postcodes across the UK, covering 29 million addresses.

The study by the Centre for Economic and Business Research calculated the most desirable postcodes based on a range of factors including employment opportunities, health, education, crime rates and housing affordability.

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10:00am Mon 25 Aug 14

WarwickNights says...

Think I'd rather live in Moss Side or Hackney rather than having to come face to face with Morris Dancers every day.
Think I'd rather live in Moss Side or Hackney rather than having to come face to face with Morris Dancers every day. WarwickNights
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9:31pm Mon 25 Aug 14

Stubs says...

I'm staying here in Chilworth.
I'm staying here in Chilworth. Stubs
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10:34pm Mon 25 Aug 14

Sir Ad E Noid says...

Stubs wrote:
I'm staying here in Chilworth.
No problem, but ALL things considered, it's not the best area in Hampshire to live, Yateley is. Sorry.
[quote][p][bold]Stubs[/bold] wrote: I'm staying here in Chilworth.[/p][/quote]No problem, but ALL things considered, it's not the best area in Hampshire to live, Yateley is. Sorry. Sir Ad E Noid
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10:36pm Mon 25 Aug 14

Sir Ad E Noid says...

WarwickNights wrote:
Think I'd rather live in Moss Side or Hackney rather than having to come face to face with Morris Dancers every day.
I would love to see you spend a stretch on Moss side. You little tail would be between your legs soonest.
[quote][p][bold]WarwickNights[/bold] wrote: Think I'd rather live in Moss Side or Hackney rather than having to come face to face with Morris Dancers every day.[/p][/quote]I would love to see you spend a stretch on Moss side. You little tail would be between your legs soonest. Sir Ad E Noid
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12:32pm Tue 26 Aug 14

MisterGrimsdale says...

Sir Ad E Noid wrote:
WarwickNights wrote:
Think I'd rather live in Moss Side or Hackney rather than having to come face to face with Morris Dancers every day.
I would love to see you spend a stretch on Moss side. You little tail would be between your legs soonest.
Are you implying that the residents of Moss Side are sodomites? That is a disgusting slur on decent working people. You should be thoroughly ashamed of yourself.
[quote][p][bold]Sir Ad E Noid[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]WarwickNights[/bold] wrote: Think I'd rather live in Moss Side or Hackney rather than having to come face to face with Morris Dancers every day.[/p][/quote]I would love to see you spend a stretch on Moss side. You little tail would be between your legs soonest.[/p][/quote]Are you implying that the residents of Moss Side are sodomites? That is a disgusting slur on decent working people. You should be thoroughly ashamed of yourself. MisterGrimsdale
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