The best place to live in the UK

The annual Sunday Times report on the best places to live in the UK was featured in this weekend's Sunday Times newspaper.

York has been named as the best place to live in the UK for this year.
My parents, brother and sister all live in York- I'm the only one living 'down South'.
A useful exercise for students would be to use data from maps such as Datashine, Illustreets and similar tools to investigate the differences in quality of life around the country.
And where would be the 'worst places to live'?

Image: Alan Parkinson, York Minster detail