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Fresh view of the town whose charms many were blind to

Editor's Viewpoint

Perception and reality can often be uneasy bedfellows. After all, how many of us would have chosen Craigavon as the best place in Northern Ireland to live?

Yet it has come out top in a survey for the Royal Mail, judged on employment prospects, short commuting times, fewer numbers of people working over 50 hours a week and the availability of affordable housing.

To those who have seen or read of a less savoury side of the once model new town, the poll-topping result may come as a surprise.

But perhaps we were blind to the town's good points which could only be seen by others and the criteria they used to judge it.

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