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Neighbourhoods Face ‘Slow Death’ Fuelled By Social Media And Technology

Neighbourhoods Face ‘Slow Death’ Fuelled By Social Media And Technology

Neighbourhoods across the UK risk a “slow death”, a former Downing Street adviser has warned as research reveals most people know who lives near them.

A new report commissioned by the social network Nextdoor, which aims to link people living in the same area, found 60 per cent would not feel able to borrow a cup of sugar from their neighbours.

The report blames social media, the internet, and communications technology for the growing alienation between neighbours, which appears to be more pronounced among young people.

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