London has some of the most dramatic variations, with estimates for deprived boroughs far below those of wealthy parts just miles away. But there are also huge gulfs elsewhere - including Manchester, where children can expect to live a decade less in good health than in nearby Cheshire. The figures were compiled by the Office for National Statistics (ONS) using data from the most recent census covering 2010-12.
'Striking workers could cost me my job': Tempers fray as RMT walkout and a broken down train cause 'perfect storm' for desperate Southern rail commuters trying to get into London
Railway staff and union members faced angry backlash from passengers this morning as scenes of chaos caused tempers to flare. Widespread cancellations, delayed engineering work and a broken down train led to a 'perfect storm' on the first day of a planned three day strike by rail staff. Hundreds of passengers crammed into stations across the south desperate to make the commute to London. In Brighton (pictured top and left) frustrated passengers attempted to storm barriers desperate to get place on the occasional train that was running to London. In East Croydon (right) commuters were left standing on packed platforms for hours as they waited for their trains.
Now Wikileaks reveals how Bill Clinton's closest adviser called Chelsea 'a spoiled brat' and accused her of leaving foundation staff member close to suicide
One of Bill Clinton's closest aides, Doug Band, called Chelsea Clinton 'a spoiled brat' and suggested she wasn't concerned about leaving a staff member close to suicide, a new crop of John Podesta's emails reveal. On the heels of last night's second presidential debate, Wikileaks released a trove of conversations from the inbox of Hillary Clinton's campaign chairman this morning.
Look familiar? Chinese wave power device is suspiciously similar to a Scottish machine made at factory where laptops were stolen after visit by Beijing officials five years ago
The unveiling of a Chinese wave power (below) device has prompted suspicion of foul play after it appeared strikingly similar to a model produced at a Scottish factory (above) which fell victim to an unsolved burglary. The Chinese government visited a Scottish renewable energy manufacturer in 2011 after expressing an interest in their innovative new prototype product which used ocean waves to create electricity. Two months later, the plant suffered a burglary where laptops were stolen after the culprits scaled a perimeter fence. But suspicions were aroused when the burglar or burglars headed straight for the first floor office of Pelamis Wave Power, neglecting to take anything from the ground floor office of tech giant Siemens, according to reports.
I want my mum back! £2.5million-a-year executive quits after her children say they don't see her enough
A Tory peer has quit as the £2.5million boss of one of Britain's biggest firms to spend more time at home after one of her children told her: 'I want my mum back.' Ruby McGregor-Smith, 53, has spent nine years juggling her role as chief executive of security and cleaning staff supplier Mitie with raising her two children. But yesterday Baroness McGregor-Smith, Britain's first Asian boss of a top FTSE 250 company, announced plans to step down, saying this was partly influenced by the comments from her children.
Heartbreaking pictures show a couple cradling their stillborn daughter who died after a midwife told her mother to go home and take paracetamol despite her excruciating pain
Angela Owens, from Warrington, Cheshire, had been rushed into Warrington Hospital after developing severe pains on a shopping trip. But despite Mrs Owens raising concerns about her unborn baby girl's welfare, a midwife who examined her recommended she be discharged. The mother-of-two refused to leave and was moved to a birthing pool to await labour - only for tests to subsequently reveal the child had no heartbeat. The infant - named Ella - was tragically stillborn, leaving Mrs Owens and partner Paul Humphreys, 31, with a few hours to build memories of the youngster in photos (shown left and right). Today it emerged Mrs Owens had been awarded an undisclosed sum of damages from Warrington Hospital (inset) following the tragedy shortly before Christmas 2013.
I could barely walk and struggled to see - but TWO doctors said there was nothing to worry about: The terrifying ordeal of a British backpacker who brought back a tropical disease from the Colombian jungle
Following a holiday in Colombia last year, Adam Millward woke up drained of energy and with a pounding headache. 'I knew it wasn't just a hangover,' says the 29-year-old from London. As he would later discover, Adam had leptospirosis - a bacterial infection that's spread through the urine of infected animals, such as cattle and rodents, and that you can pick up in contaminated water, practically anywhere in the world, including the UK.
Polish lorry driver admits killing three children and their mother in an eight-car pile up on the A34 while changing the music on his mobile phone
Polish lorry driver Thomasz Kroker (inset) admitted killing Tracy Houghton, her sons Josh Houghton and Ethan Houghton and her partner's daughter Aimee Goldsmith in a horrific eight-car pile up on the A34, Oxfordshire, in August (left). Ms Houghton (top right with partner Mark Goldsmith) was driving the children (bottom right) home from a family camping trip when Kroker's vehicle crashed into a queue of traffic and shunted them beneath another lorry. Kroker, from Andover, Hampshire, said to have been distracted for around eight seconds while he changed the music on his mobile phone. Pictured right, from left to right, Ethan Houghton, Aimee Goldsmith and Josh Houghton.
Two teenage sweethearts 'murdered a church-going dinner lady and her 13-year-old daughter before celebrating by watching vampire film Twilight'
A 15-year-old boy has admitted murdering a school dinner lady and her teenage daughter by stabbing and smothering them to death in their beds as they slept. The boy, then aged 14, crept into their bedrooms and knifed his victims repeatedly in the neck while his female accomplice, 14, listened to them 'struggling and gurgling', a court heard. The teenage boy has already admitted murdering the victims in their semi-detached home ahead of the start of an eight-day trial at Nottingham Crown Court on Monday. A girl, also 15, has pleaded guilty to manslaughter but denies murdering popular dinner lady Elizabeth Edwards and her 13-year-old daughter Katie.
Dramatic footage shows two men and a woman urgently trying to rescue a man in his seventies from his car which had plunged into a Hertfordshire lake and started to sink. Fortunately the lifesavers manage to get the back door of the car open and pull out the pensioner before the vehicle is swallowed up. He was taken to hospital but is believed to be uninjured.
Clownmageddon continues! Now a woman is forced into premature labour after being terrified by masked figure while children run in terror from a knife-wielding clown
A woman gave birth prematurely after she was scared by one of the clowns that are terrorising people all over the UK. The baby arrived a month early after a teenage boy dressed as a clown 'jumped out' in front of the un-named expectant mother in Whitwick, Leicestershire. Details of the event were revealed on an anonymous post on Facebook. The post read: 'Thanks for the concern about my friend. She was eight months pregnant and had a stupid 17-year-old kid jump out on her dressed as a clown.The baby came early but mother and baby are doing good. Please think, old people and pregnant ladies aren't the best to scare. It's a nonsense craze that needs stopping.' The post drew a series of angry Facebook responses, with some calling on the teenage clown to be arrested. The post drew a series of angry Facebook responses, with some calling on the teenage clown to be arrested. Children in Watford were also forced to run in fear when a clown in a car with a butter knife shouted at them.
Terrified and covered in blood, a wounded little girl cries for her father after she becomes the latest innocent victim of Syria's civil war
Crying, covered in blood, and with cuts to her head, the young girl, called Aya, calls out for her dad as she is treated medics. Doctors at the medical centre in Talbiseh in Homs wipe away blood from young Aya's face and scalp as her eyes search the room for her father and she repeatedly cries 'Baba' - Arabic for daddy. The terrified young girl was caught up in air and mortar strikes on Monday, before she was rescued and taken to a field hospital for treatment.