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Viagra Capital Of England Named As Coleshill, Warwickshire

15/09/2013 18:02 BST | Updated 15/11/2013 10:12 GMT

A sleepy Warwickshire village has been named the Viagra capital of England.

For every 1,000 men in Coleshill (population 6,343), 55 of the hard-up fellas are prescribed the anti-impotency drug.

The figures, obtained by the Sunday Times, show the village is a massive 12 points ahead of the nearest contender, Wychavon.

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Wider availability of private prescriptions in cities may explain some of the variation

When asked about the figures, Mick Stanley, leader of North Warwickshire council said: "We have to have something to do."

Simon Kennedy, landlord of the George and Dragon pub, despite a lively social life in the town, the figures were "strange".

He added: "It is an old coaching town and there are a lot of pubs. I don't know if that might be a factor. Perhaps they need some assistance after visiting all the pubs."

The figures do not square up with the findings of another survey last year that found Westminster was the impotence capital of England.

Bottom of the table was the City of London with only one man in every thousand being prescribed the little blue pills, followed by Tower Hamlets, Islington, Cambridge and Newcastle.