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Guess which Shropshire market town ranks as the county's best place to live

A property company has ranked more than 1,400 places across the UK to find the best place to live - and a small Shropshire market town has been rated as the county's best.

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Guess which market town is the best place to live in Shropshire?

Research by house hunting website Garrington Property Finders ranked cities, towns and villages across England and Wales that all scored highly in at least one of five selection criteria – natural beauty and flood risk, wellbeing, heritage, schools and employment plus value for money.

The analysis included a total of 1,429 locations and the company said that many of the most desirable places to live in England and Wales became better value last year as property prices fell.

Official Land Registry data shows that in the 12 months to the end of November, the average home in England fell in value by £9,000 (2.9 per cent), with the average cost of a home in Wales falling by £5,000 (2.4 per cent).