The best of the worst

A London district has been voted the worst borough to live in the UK. London borough of Hackney was top of the heap of worst places to live by a poll constructed by Channel Four's Best and Worst Places to Live: 2006. Second in the poll was Tower Hamlets with bronze being awarded to Merthyr Tydfil in South Wales. Typically, the mayor of Hackney put on a brave face labelling the borough as vibrant, diverse and had a bright future with the Olympics coming there. Wonder what Dianne Abbott will make of the findings?