Loughborough, Coalville and surrounding villages were rated as being desirable areas for affordability and peoples levels of happiness, it was reported in The Telegraph newspaper today. It would appear that living in or close to areas of outstanding natural beauty, including countryside locations, have an influence on how people feel.

"City living seems to take its toll on happiness, six of the 10 least happy and most expensive areas are in London," the paper reports. Packed commuter trains from places in the south are also identified as a source of stress.

The online artical also includes a searchable map, by region, where you can highlight your town or region to see how it was is rated. For more on this story follow the link below.