Brighton has been recognised for its community spirit.

In a recent study by digital financial service provider Remitly, Brighton ranked as the second best city in the UK for community spirit.

Remitly analysed data from social media app Meetup to determine which cities offered the most community groups per person in line with both the number of Meetup groups and city population size.

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Brighton, which is home to over 200 meetup groups, was ranked in second place behind Cambridge.

This means there were almost nine meetup groups per 10,000 residents in the city.

These meet up groups cater for a number of hobbies from stargazing to board game gatherings and help like-minded individuals connect.

A spokesman for Remitly said: "Finding the right place to live and work is one of the most important parts of moving to a new city, but it's equally important to find a community of friends who share similar interests and passions."

With international migration at a historical high, the company said these groups are crucial in helping people settle in a new city.

The popularity of Meetup groups in Brighton shows the city's inclusive and welcoming nature which contributes to its good community spirit, he said.