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"The number of mattresses in hedgerows, old sofas on road corners and other illegally-dumped rubbish rose by a fifth in England last year, marking the first increase in flytipping in years.
"Government figures published on Thursday show that there are now more than three quarter of a million incidents in England, taking the amount of rubbish dumped on roadsides, in back alleys and on private land back above 2010 levels, in what campaigners said was a worrying increase.
"Around two-thirds of the rubbish was from households, the equivalent of one incident for every 39 households in England.
"Guardian analysis of the data shows the borough of Newham in East London was the worst offender, with over 22 incidents per 100 people last year. The top 10 worst local authorities per 100 people is dominated by London boroughs, with Haringey, Enfield and Southwark following Newham. Only two areas outside the capital – Burnley and Great Yarmouth – made the list of the 10 worst."