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Salisbury named the best place to live in the UK on the recovery of Novichok News from the United Kingdom

The city where a former Russian spy and his daughter were poisoned in a nervous agent attack was named the best place to live in the United Kingdom.

Salisbury took the title in the list Sunday Times 2019 (£).

One of the judges said the city of Wiltshire had praised the Sunday Times 2019 (£) because it showed a "real collective spirit" after the poisonings that led to worldwide attention a little over a year ago. .

Ex-spy Sergei Skripal and his daughter Yulia survived the attack Novichok, who was blamed for the intelligence agency of the Russian GRU, although the country denied its participation.

The incident later killed Dawn Sturgess, who died after contacting a perfume bottle that is thought to have been used in attacking the Skripals before being discarded.

Helen Davies, the Sunday Times home editor, said: "Salisbury showed a real collective spirit in dealing with a chemical attack that saw the city of the cathedral become the center of world leaders for all the wrong reasons.

"There are still parts of the city where cleaning continues, but to return and be even stronger is a sure sign of a very special community, which is one of the reasons why we chose Salisbury as the best place to live Britain in 2019.

"It is still a divinely attractive and cozy place. It is useful for the coast, the countryside and London, to have some of the best schools in the southwest, a large market and is also very culturally strong. "

Skripals' house in Salisbury closed one year after poisoning.

Skripals' house in Salisbury closed one year after poisoning. Photography: Sam Frost / The Guardian

The Dogs Island in the Tower Hamlets neighborhood was named the best place to live in Greater London, Dundee, the first place to live in Scotland. Crickhowell in Powys was judged to be the best harvest in Wales, while Holywood in Down County left Northern Ireland.

The jury used their own knowledge together with statistics, including home prices.

The previous winners of the first title include York last year, Bristol in 2017 and Hampshire in 2016.

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