A TYNE Valley village has been named as one of the best places to live in the UK.

Corbridge was chosen as one of the top 10 places to live in the North and North-East in the Sunday Times Best Places to Live Guide 2020.

There are 10 locations listed from the region named - and 101 across the UK - which were chosen by the Sunday Times to represent the best of Britain.

The Howardian Hills in the North York Moors were named as the best place to live overall in the region.

The Sunday Times’s judges assessed a wide range of factors, from schools, transport and broadband speed, to culture, green spaces and the health of the high street.

The judges travelled thousands of miles around the UK, visiting the locations and talking to locals. They looked for improving towns, villages or city centres, and for attractive, well designed homes, and locations with lots of community spirit.

The guide also used statistics, including up-to-date house prices, provided by mortgage company Habito and TwentyCi.

The figures show Corbridge’s average property price was £325,000, while the average rental was £675. Other places named on the top 10 list for the North and North-East were Tynemouth, York, Alnwick and Ripon in North Yorkshire.

Helen Davies, The Sunday Times Home editor, said: “Never has where you live felt more important. This year we have, along with house prices, air quality, good schools and access to green spaces, championed locations that have showcased great community spirit.”

Separate lists have been created for the Midlands, Northern Ireland, South-East, Wales, South-West, East, London, Scotland and the North-West.