Nottingham ranks 8th in a list of Britain’s 50 most dangerous drinking locations. The list was ranked by alcohol-related hospital admissions.

Nottingham ranked higher than East Midlands rivals Derby and large northern cities Liverpool and Manchester. Stoke-on-Trent, Norwich and Blackpool all ranked as more dangerous.

Nottingham is also in the top 10 areas with the highest rate of smokers.

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These figures were released by Birmingham MP and the former chief secretary to the Treasury, Liam Byrne.

Rob Symes, a nightclub promoter in Nottingham, believes that Nottingham’s problems are made worse because it has a large student population.

He said: “The reason Nottingham seems worse then some places is because it has two student populations as oppose to some cities which only have one.

“The police can be called quite a lot. You can pretty much guarantee an ambulance one a night.

Carlos Rodriguez, a third year student at Nottingham Trent University, told us his story:

Audio: Carlos explains his story

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Top 50 dangerous drinking areas in England

1.Blackpool
2.Stoke-on-Trent
3.Sunderland
4.Norwich
5.Middlesbrough
6.Gateshead
7.Salford
8.Nottingham
9.Barrow-in-Furness
10. South Tyneside
11. Burnley
12. Newcastle-under-Lyme
13. North Tyneside
14. Chesterfield
15. Wakefield
16. Kingston upon Hull
17. Wigan
18. Manchester
19. Torbay
20. Wirral
21. Wolverhampton
22. Newcastle upon Tyne
23. Tameside
24. Hartlepool
25. St. Helens
26. Halton
27. Coventry
28. Liverpool
29. Gloucester
30. Derby
31. Islington
32. Redcar and Cleveland
33. Knowsley
34. Blackburn with Darwen
35. County Durham
36. Bradford
37. Stockton-on-Tees
38. Dudley
39. Doncaster
40. Bristol
41. Lancaster
42. Oldham
43. Darlington
44. Ashfield
45. Corby
46. Rochdale
47. Hyndburn
48. Sandwell
49. Carlisle
50. Amber Valley