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Changing UK: A nation of lonely hearts?

New research commissioned by the BBC suggests the UK is a nation of lonely hearts, with traditional community life fading away.

Analysis of census data going back 30 years reveals people are now much less rooted in their local neighbourhood.

Click below for a snapshot of community living across the nation.

THE UK'S COMMUNITY SPIRIT DIVIDE
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Mark Easton explains the findings of the report

STOKE: 'UK'S FRIENDLIEST' AREA
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Stoke residents talk about their sense of community

The BBC's Liz Copper gets friendly with residents at a community centre in Blurton, Stoke-on-Trent

LONDON'S 'LONELY PEOPLE'
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Some Londoners feel isolated

Matt Morris reports looks at why Londoners are said to be some of the loneliest people in the UK

SOUTH ENGLAND
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David Slesser prefers Facebook community relations

BBC South Today speaks to two people from different parts of southern England about their sense of community.

WALES
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Roger Pinney goes back to his roots

Roger Pinney returns Newbridge, Caerphilly to look at the changing face of Wales.

SCOTLAND
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Edinburgh had one of the lowest levels of community feeling



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