Salisbury named UKs most excellent location to live after Novichok poisoning assault

The metropolis where a former Russian secret agent and his daughter have been poisoned in a nerve agent assault has been named the most appropriate location to live in the UK.
Salisbury took the title within the Sunday times 2019 checklist.
one of the most judges pointed out the Wiltshire city had shown a "real collective spirit" in the wake of the poisonings that brought it to world attention a little over a yr ago.
Salisbury incidentindividuals of the armed forces put on protective clothing as work continues on the domestic of f ormer Russian undercover agent Sergei Skripal (Andrew Matthews/PA)
Ex-secret agent Sergei Skripal and his daughter Yulia survived the Novichok attack, which has been blamed on the Russian GRU intelligence agency, although the nation has denied involvement.
The incident later claimed the life of first light Sturgess, who died after coming into contact with a perfume bottle believed to have been used in the attack on the Skripals and then discarded.
Helen Davies, The Sunday instances home editor, mentioned: "Salisbury has shown precise collective spirit in coping with a chemical assault that saw the cathedral metropolis become the centre of world headlines for the entire incorrect causes.
"There are still parts of the metropolis the place the clear-up continues, but to leap returned and be even superior is a bound signal of a extremely special group, which is among the explanations we have chosen Salisbury because the top of the line region to are living in Britain in 2019.
"It remains a divinely eye-catching and welcoming area. It's convenient for coast, geographical region and London, has one of the most gold standard faculties within the southwest, an outstanding market and it's very powerful culturally, too."
The Isle of canine in the borough of Tower Hamlets was named the top-quality vicinity to reside in improved London, Dundee the precise region to reside in Scotland, Crickhowell in Powys changed into judged the cream of the crop in Wales, while Holywood in County Down came out in front for Northern eire.
The judging panel used their personal expert advantage alongside statistics, including residence costs, supplied by way of Habito and TwentyCi.
previous winners of the precise title in the Sunday times finest places to are living encompass York closing 12 months, Bristol in 2017 and Hampshire in 2016.