BRIGHTON has ranked lowest in a study showing the number of new babies born in cities across the UK.

There were 823 births per 100,000 people in Brighton and Hove in 2019, according to data from the Office for National Statistics.

Luton had the highest number of new babies at 1,528 per 100,000 people, followed by Birmingham, Bradford, London and Manchester.

Brighton and Hove's low baby count put the city near the bottom in a list of the thirty most loved-up cities in the UK.

The research by flower delivery company Flowercard ranked towns and cities by analysing the number of marriages, civil partnerships and new babies, as well as online searches for engagement rings, date nights and flower deliveries.

Brighton achieved an overall score of 3.80, coming in at number 27 in the list.

Bristol was crowned the most loved-up city with an overall score of 7.84, followed by Reading, Liverpool, Portsmouth and Manchester.