Top 10 Worst places to live in #England 2020

9. Stoke-on-Trent

2020 welcomes the return of an iLiveHere favourite back into the Top10 roll call of dumps, at No.9 Stoke-on-Trent. Famed for oatcakes, Robbie Williams, the potteries (that closed down years ago) and the “place where they’d stick the pipe if Staffordshire needed a enema”, duck. Here’s what our contributors had to say:

It’s like somebody kidnapped every single village idiot in the world, gave them a sh#te accent and dropped them here.
The Government itself thinks the area is suitable only for warehousing and call centres (this was a headline in the local newspaper a few years ago). Classy.
Stoke-on-trent, well, where do I begin? A run-down, deprived armpit with delusions of grandeur for starters – a dreary conurbation of 5 (or is it 6?) towns shovelled together and called a city.
The Potteries Centre, umpteen empty shops, a Wetherspoons and McDonalds. Throw in a few charity shops and that’s your lot.