The 9 Happiest Places To Live In Britain

The Office for National Statistics has ranked Britain's happiest areas.

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9. Flintshire.

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Happy fact: The people of Flintshire are so passionate about ploughing that every March they gather on a muddy field in Connah's Quay for an annual ploughing competition. There have been 105 so far.

8. Bath and North East Somerset.

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Happy fact: In 2008, in order to raise money for a a new cycling path, 104 decorated pigs were displayed around the Bath in a public art event called "King Bladud's Pigs in Bath".

7. Monmouthshire.

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Happy fact: Queen's Bohemian Rhapsody was recorded in Monmouthshire's Rockfield Studios. Oasis, Manic Street Preachers and Spiritualized have also all recorded songs there.