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How nice to see Antrim, in Northern Ireland, being rated so highly in the happiness of its residents.
Contrary to the pleasant waterside illustration in the print BMJ, our usual media publicity tends to be limited to pictures of the worse areas in the town coupled with the current placing in the “Crap Towns: The 50 Worst Places to Live in the UK” list, and a discussion around unemployment and illicit drug use.
Having grown up in one of the less desirable areas and then living in the town intermittently ever since, it is evident that even though we have our problems, I am not alone in feeling that it’s not a bad wee spot.
Long-term Antrim Town resident