Six reasons why Wakefield's not the "worst place to live"

People have been defending Wakefield after a report ranked the district as worst place to live in the country.

The report by accountancy firm PwC and thinktank Demos was rubbished by Express readers who told us why they love living here.

And now here's our six top reasons why Wakefield is a great place to live:

Yorkshire Sculpture Park.

The open-air gallery in West Bretton shows work by British and international artists, including Henry Moore and Barbara Hepworth.

Wakefield Trinity Wildcats

Wakefield city centre

Wakefield city centre

In 1873 a group of young men from Holy Trinity Church formed the Wakefield Trinity club. Now a professional Super League club and recently defeated Bradford Bulls in a million-pound match.

The Rhubarb Festival

Wakefield's Festival of Food, Drink and Rhubarb celebrates the district's rhubarb heritage with live cookery demonstrations and street entertainment. Next to be held February 19-21.

The Cribs

Indie rockers once described by Q Magazine as "The biggest cult band in the UK".

Wakefield Cathedral

The imposing landmark has Anglo-Saxon origins and the tallest spire in Yorkshire, measuring 247 feet. Now home to family of peregrine falcons.

Barbara Hepworth

One of the few women artists to achieve international prominence, Hepworth was born in Wakefield in 1903 and inspired the Hepworth art gallery, which draws thousands of visitors to the city every year.