No fun by the sea
Posted: 18 Oct 2013 @ 00:07
Men in Blackpool have the lowest life expectancy in England. Is
the Church doing anything to help, asks Gavin
"THERE's a famous seaside place called Blackpool, that's noted
for fresh air and fun" - but behind the glitz and the glamour is a
grim circle of despondency caused by alcohol- and drug-dependency,
inadequate parenting, poor nutrition, low educational attainment, a
transient population, low employment, and extreme poverty.
The town's director of public health, Dr Arif Rajpura, puts the
blame for the town's low life-expectancy on issues such as these.
Figures released last month by ...
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