Luton scoops 'crappiest' crown

Noted by survey respondents as the home of a package holiday airport, Vauxhall cars and ugly architecture, the Bedfordshire town of Luton will now be known as the "crappiest" town in Britain after being voted the worst place to live. More than 20,000 people voted in a survey for the book Crap Towns II: The Nation Decides, which placed Windsor and Sunderland at second and third place. One of the book's compilers, Sam Jordison, said: "Luton was the one that really stood out and the simple reason is that it is incredibly ugly." However, councillor David Franks, local leader of the Lib Dems, defended his hometown.

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