Norwich has been named among the best places to live in the UK.

The city has been included on the Sunday Times' annual list for the East of England alongside Sheringham.

Featuring regularly in the series, the publication describes Norwich as a "cosmopolitan cathedral city" with modern and medieval architecture where "literary pedigree meets livability".

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Noting the buzzing café culture and inclusive local community, the guide highlights Norwich as the only city in England to be set in a national park.

Judges visited locations across the country, assessing factors including schools, transport, broadband speeds, culture, green spaces and high streets. 

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Helen Davies, editorial projects director and Best Places to Live editor, said: “These are all places where you can feel grounded as well as upwardly mobile: they have a mature sense of community, lively, supportive high streets and an eye to the future, whether that is eco-friendly measures, transport and regeneration, or imaginative inclusion of new housing.”

Wivenhoe, a riverside town in Essex, was named the best place to live in the East of England. 

Other towns that made the list include Ingatestone and Saffron Walden in Essex, The Shelfords in Cambridge and Shotley Peninsula in Suffolk.