The number of fast-food shops in Croydon has been revealed by a Freedom of Information request. 

The Metro report:

The opening of new fast-food outlets could be banned in a borough suffering an obesity crisis.

The move in Croydon, south London, follows a surge in the number of takeaways in the past five years.

A total of 246 chicken, chips and kebab shops traded in the borough last year, according to figures released under freedom of information rules.

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I am a journalist and author. I am a staff writer at the UK edition of WIRED magazine and in 2015 my book, Freedom of Information: A Practical Guide for UK Journalists, was published. I created FOI Directory in 2012.