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'Clone towns' - outside London
Researchers claim that nearly half of the UK's towns are "clones", with the same shops making High Streets indistinguishable from others round the country.

Here are the towns outside London included in the research by the think tank the New Economics Foundation, which divides towns into three groups: clone, border town, and home town - one which "retains its individual character and is instantly recognisable and distinctive".

IS YOURS A CLONE TOWN OR A HOME TOWN?
TOWN SCORE STATUS
Exeter 6.9 clone
Dumfries 7.2 clone
Stafford 7.3 clone
Middlesbrough 8.5 clone
Weston-super-Mare 10.6 clone
Winchester 11.5 clone
Newport 11.6 clone
Dorchester 12.8 clone
Cheltenham 13.1 clone
Burton on Trent 13.3 clone
Scunthorpe 13.6 clone
Newbury 14.4 clone
St Helens 15.3 clone
Exmouth 16.1 clone
Grantham 16.4 clone
Sittingbourne 16.4 clone
Darlington 16.5 clone
Haywards Heath 16.6 clone
Halesowen 16.9 clone
Barnsley 17 clone
Huddersfield 17.4 clone
Northwich 17.9 clone
Maidstone 18.7 clone
Farnham 18.8 clone
Lancaster 19 clone
Maidenhead 19.1 clone
Scarborough 19.8 clone
Woking 20 clone
Wakefield 20.2 clone
Falkirk 20.3 clone
Guildford 20.3 clone
Kendal 20.9 clone
Grimsby 21 clone
Hitchin 22 clone
Bury St Edmunds 22.5 clone
Stourbridge 22.9 clone
Gloucester 23.1 clone
Bishop`s Stortford 23.3 clone
Devizes 23.8 clone
Doncaster 23.9 clone
Marlow 24.1 clone
Haverford West 24.5 clone
Burgess Hill 25.6 border
Bathgate 25.7 border
Kirkcaldy 26.5 border
Rotherham 26.6 border
Halifax 26.7 border
Ashford 27.4 border
Pontefract 28.4 border
Torquay 28.5 border
Market Harborough 28.9 border
Nailsea 28.9 border
Oxford 28.9 border
Taunton 29.3 border
Stone 29.3 border
St Neots 30.1 border
Castleford 30.5 border
Thetford 30.7 border
Selby 31.8 border
Sherborne 31.8 border
Wickford 32.1 border
Harpenden 32.1 border
Cowes 32.8 border
Banstead 33.6 border
Helensburgh 34 border
Trowbridge 34.2 border
Beverley 34.4 border
Shirley 34.4 border
Royston 35 border
West Kirby 35.4 home
Bangor 36.2 home
Wellington 36.4 home
Chesham 36.6 home
Kilmarnock 36.7 home
Monmouth 37.5 home
Congleton 38 home
Bridlington 38.2 home
Nantwich 39.1 home
Neston 39.2 home
Swanage 39.3 home
Whitley Bay 39.6 home
Sandbach 39.6 home
Minehead 39.6 home
Wallingford 39.9 home
St Peter Port 40 home
Ware 40.7 home
Castle Douglas 40.8 home
Middlewich 41.1 home
Bollington 41.4 home
Wotton Under Edge 42.3 home
Kirkham 43 home
Alsager 43.1 home
Crediton 43.4 home
Gainsborough 43.5 home
Lewes 44.1 home
Great Malvern 44.3 home
Hadleigh 44.5 home
Emsworth 45.2 home
Frodsham 45.7 home
Normanton 46.1 home
Bo'ness 46.7 home
Peebles 46.9 home
Hebden Bridge 48.6 home




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