Chesterfield among UK’s worst for dangerous drinking

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Chesterfield has been shamed in a list revealing the UK’s worst areas for dangerous drinking.

The town is ranked 14th in a top 50 table of towns and cities which have the highest rate of drinkers going to hospital – coming before the likes of Manchester, Newcastle and Liverpool.

According to the figures from Public Health England, Chesterfield had 718 per 100,000 people needing treatment last year.

Amber Valley – which includes areas like Ripley, Heanor and Belper – ranks at the very bottom of the list.

The top 50 dangerous drinking areas in England

1. Blackpool

2. Stoke-on-Trent

3. Sunderland

4. Norwich

5. Middlesbrough

6. Gateshead

7. Salford

8. Nottingham

9. Barrow-in-Furness

10. South Tyneside

11. Burnley

12. Newcastle-under-Lyme

13. North Tyneside

14. Chesterfield

15. Wakefield

16. Kingston upon Hull

17. Wigan

18. Manchester

19. Torbay

20. Wirral

21. Wolverhampton

22. Newcastle upon Tyne

23. Tameside

24. Hartlepool

25. St Helens

26. Halton

27. Coventry

28. Liverpool

29. Gloucester

30. Derby

31. Islington

32. Redcar and Cleveland

33. Knowsley

34. Blackburn with Darwen

35. County Durham

36. Bradford

37. Stockton-on-Tees

38. Dudley

39. Doncaster

40. Bristol

41. Lancaster

42. Oldham

43. Darlington

44. Ashfield

45. Corby

46. Rochdale

47. Hyndburn

48. Sandwell

49. Carlisle

50. Amber Valley

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