WARRINGTON and Lymm have been named in the list of the top places to live in Britain.

In the Sunday Times Best Places to Live in Britain, Warrington and Lymm are just two of the places to be named in the list which contains 101 great cities, towns and villages.

Only 10 north west locations are listed. 

Clr Ian Marks (LYMM - LD) said he was delighted that Lymm and Warrington had been chosen.

“My wife Pam and I have lived here for over 40 years and we have no regrets about choosing Lymm for our home. 

“We are blessed with a very attractive village centre and an environment with plenty of excellent walks and places to see. 

“We have first class communications with motorways, railway stations and airports not to mention canals within easy distance. 

“We are fortunate in having a very active village  community with many highly successful annual events and festivals and voluntary organisations to cater for all tastes.”

Clr Terry O'Neill, leader of Warrington Borough Council, said: “This is fantastic news for Warrington.

"We are committed to driving the town forward not only through our big regeneration projects but by providing more affordable homes, enhancing our culture, and attracting new business and investment.

"Warrington’s economy is thriving and has a good variety of businesses, from global companies to local traders, but it is also a great place to live and visit and we are delighted it has been recognised.”

The guide combines data and statistics such as crime rates, house prices and school performance as well as the local knowledge from Sunday Times writers to compile the definitive top 101 best locations to make your home.

The places were selected for offering the best quality of life to the widest number of people, and combining desirable features such as a positive community spirit, good local shops and services and attractive outdoor spaces.

Other north west locations to feature on the list are Garstang, Kendal, Northwich, Southport and West Kirby.