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Newcastle upon Tyne has been named as Britain's greenest city in a think tank's annual study.
Forum for the Future looked at the sustainability of the 20 biggest cities, measuring factors such as air quality, wildlife and quality of life.
Newcastle, which beat 2008 winner Bristol into second, performed well "on many measures of sustainability".
Brighton and Hove came third, with Leicester fourth and London fifth. Edinburgh was seventh and Cardiff 10th.
The study measured 13 indicators of environmental performance, quality of life and how well prepared the cities are for the future.
Peter Madden, chief executive of Forum for the Future, said: "Cities with an industrial heritage face genuine challenges, but Newcastle's success shows that it is possible to overcome the legacy of the past and perform well on many measures of sustainability.
"We hope it will inspire other cities to redouble their efforts."
Originally posted by and14263
I can see where you're coming from but
You know, sometimes I wonder how far the distraction goes.
Newcastle. greenest British City.... bo**ocks. Open your mind to the real world bro, this is a media filler.
Originally posted by DaMod
Pardon my ignorance but I've always wondered what does bo**ocks mean? I mean I understand that it is some sort of curse word but I really don't know exactly what it's definition is. It's a really strange word, that is certain.
The only thing I know about Newcastle is they brew my favorite beer. Love Newcastle Brown. mmmmmmmm good stuff.