Hull like any other city is home to everyone from the well to do to those struggling to get by.

The city's stark economic and social divides were laid bare last month in the Office for National Statistics' (ONS) mapping of income deprivation based on data from 2019.

Figures for Hull overall showed 85 of its 166 neighbourhoods were among the 20 per cent most income deprived in England, compared to 10 among the 20 per cent least deprived.

But even within Hull itself a divide remains, with some areas existing comfortably and affluently while others struggle amid a social and economic malaise lasting years.

Hull Live/LDRS visited Marfleet ward's Bilton Grove and Mappleton Grove and Bricknell's Newland Park to see how life differed for residents living worlds apart.

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Comparing the numbers

In the ONS most recent Index of Multiple Deprivation (IMD) from 2019 but mapped in May, the area which includes Bilton Grove and Mappleton Grove had a total score of 78.352.

Newland Park's area got a score of 16.317 on the IMD which assesses places based on an index of incomes, employment, education, health, housing, crime and the living environment.

Areas closer to one are least deprived while those closer to 100 are most deprived.

On a one to 10 score from most to least deprived, Bilton Grove's and Mappleton Grove's area got one while Newland Park's got six.

The scores placed Bilton Grove and Mappleton Grove's neighbourhood, or Lower Layer Super Output Area (LSOA), third in Hull for deprivation.

Newland Park's neighbourhood was the 21st least deprived of 166 in total.

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The index scores areas' incomes, employment, and other measures one to 10, where a score of one puts them among the 10 per cent most deprived neighbourhoods nationally.

On income, Bilton Grove and Mappleton Grove's area scored one to Newland Park's seven.

The score for employment was one for the former and eight for the latter, education, skills and training was one and eight, health one and four, crime one and two and barriers to housing both four.

Homes in Mappleton Grove, in the Marfleet area of Hull.

Living environment scores were three and four and income deprivation affecting children were one and nine respectively.

The working age population was 858 for Bilton Grove and Mappleton Grove's area compared to Newland Parks' 676.

Bilton Grove and Mappleton Grove - 'we just want a quiet life'

Alison Charlton, 62, lives with partner Erwin Stephenson, 66, in a council house they rent in Bilton Grove.

Both held down jobs for much of their working lives, but they said times had been especially hard of late.

Both have been plagued by health problems while trying to find work where no opportunities seem to exist.

Ms Charlton said: "I've been on this street for nearly 22 years.

Alison Charlton and Erwin Stephenson outside their home in Bilton Grove.

"It's hard around here for jobs now, I don't work any more but I used to help bringing people's kids up.

"I had to leave my job because my health started going downhill, I've had operations on my eyes.

"But I can't stand up for too long any more, I get tired quickly.

"I've had operations on my gallbladder too and thyroid trouble as well, all sorts.

"There's a place around the corner where they take your CV and try to help you to get a job, I used to go there.

"I've put in for a few cleaning jobs, I asked someone I knew working at a hotel if they had any going there but they said they weren't taking anyone on.

A centre offering job opportunities in Marfleet Lane, close to Bilton Grove and Mappleton Grove.

"We get motorbikes riding down the street sometimes, there's kids who give us and the neighbours some trouble as well, in winter they were down here throwing snowballs at people's windows.

"Next door got his motorbike pinched out of his front garden, they picked it up and carried it over the fence even though it was chained to it, he never got it back.

"We don't have kids living with us, I have a son but he was taken into care when he was seven and was brought up by a teacher.

"When I first moved here my house had no central heating, I only had a gas fire and I had to dress like an Eskimo to stay warm.

"After I got my electrics sorted I had the energy company chasing me for bills, that was while my daughter was going through treatment for cancer.

"The houses on the other side of the road are new council ones, I think they rent them for about £100 a week.

Homes in Hull's Marfleet Lane, close to Bilton Grove and Mappleton Grove.

"We just want a quiet life, we don't bother anyone."

Mr Stephenson, once a welder for Vauxhall and also an entertainer at Pontins, said he a series of heart attacks had also brought him low.

The 66-year-old said: "I'm from Kent originally, my family are still down there and I haven't seen them in 45 years.

"I've got a daughter but she doesn't want to know, I haven't seen her since she was 14.

"I've got a pacemaker now, I've had three heart attacks since 2018 and I lost my eyesight in one eye in 2016.

"Alison saved my life, she got me to Castle Hill and I was there for 10 days, I'd been in Hull Royal Infirmary before that as well."

'No idea what to do'

On the corner of Bilton Grove and Mappleton Grove, 35-year-old Charleen Hall waited outside a friend's where she is staying after her partner's death lost her everything.

Charleen Hall became homeless after her partner died.

Ms Hall, originally from Bradford, said: "I've been living round here for about a year and a half now.

"I used to live with my partner but he was in a car crash and they tried to operate on him but he died about three months ago, I've been staying with other people since.

"He was renting privately but the bond was in his name so I couldn't stay there.

"I don't want to go to any of the hostels because I've had problems with drinking and drugs before, I know I'd just end up back on them.

"I can't go to the job centre because I don't have a fixed address, my phone's been stolen, I've got no bank account, no idea what to do and I'm not getting any help.

"I'd love to have a job but I'm stuck, I can't find anything anywhere.

The entrance to Mappleton Grove in the Marfleet area of Hull.

"I'd like to go back to Bradford but I wouldn't know where to start there, I have nothing there.

"I've been staying anywhere and everywhere, sometimes it's been with men but they always want something from you in return if you know what I mean.

"When I don't do what they want they throw me out, I end up with bad ones because I've got nowhere else to go.

"I was with a women's refuge but I didn't get much help from them, because I told them I could stay on friends' sofas I wasn't a priority case.

"I just try not to think about things too much to be honest."

A Mappleton Grove resident who asked not to be named said: "I've been here about 20 odd years, it's all right, it's quiet.

A map showing deprivation in Hull, with the most deprived shaded dark red and the least shaded light blue and Bilton Grove and Mappleton Grove and Newland Park circled (right and left).

"As far as jobs go it's like everywhere at the moment, there's hardly anywhere for people to get them, everyone's struggling.

"We're all a bit hard up around here, it's a struggle to get anything decent without having experience."

Newland Park - 'people here are well off'

Jeremy Cook, 67, retired, has lived in two houses in Newland Park for more than 20 years.

He said life at his current home, round the corner from one where poet Philip Larkin once lived, was "nice and pleasant".

Mr Cook said: "It's relatively friendly here, and more so since coronavirus it's done wonders for us in that sense.

"I got to know more people during the pandemic than I did in the two decades before.

Jeremy Cook has lived in Newland Park for more than 20 years.

"People were checking up on each other more, it felt a bit like a wartime spirit but I can't imagine it will last.

"At first people were fearful and worried about it all but I think we're passed that now.

"I'm a Hull boy originally, I've lived in Hull on and off ever since I was born.

"I used to lead a church and I'm still involved with the denomination nationally, but I've been in business and lectured at the University as well.

"I'd say the average price of a home here's probably £400,000 or up, the most expensive house sold for about £675,000 I think.

"The people who live here tend to be academics, lawyers, medics, business people, that type of thing, one of my neighbours owns a couple of restaurants.

Newland Park was once home to poet Philip Larkin.

"By definition most of the people who live here are reasonably well off, it should be no surprise that it's pretty middle class.

"When we first came here Philip Larkin's widow was still around.

"But having being a pastor at a church I've worked with all kinds of people from the richest to the poorest, because that's what the Gospel is about.

"The profile of the residents here seems to be changing.

"When we first moved here we were a young family, we're not any more, I think the families are getting older and their children are moving on.

"Having said that my son's 38 and he's just bought a house on here too, he's a big time lawyer.

A house in Newland Park, in the Bricknell ward of Hull.

"We did have a little crime wave here at one point, I've been burgled 10 times.

"I don't know if I was being picked on or was just unfortunate."

'I'm lucky to live here'

Patricia Sanders, 91, also lives in Newland Park after moving there with her late husband.

She said: "I first came here with my late husband, he was a GP but all his practice was in east Hull so he wanted to be close enough to drive there if he got called out at night.

"That was when doctors used to do house calls, it's different now.

"So this seemed like a nice area to live halfway between there and where a lot of our friends live in Willerby and Kirk Ella.

Patricia Sanders first moved to Newland Park with her late husband.

"My eldest daughter got a post at the University, she doesn't live far away.

"My son's a doctor like his father, he specialises in rheumatology and lives in South Yorkshire now.

"I have another daughter, she's the head of modern languages at a school in Halifax.

"The house is really too big for me now, but I like it here and it would be such an upheaval to move.

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"I think I'm lucky to live here, I've even had students come to ask if I'm renting any rooms out.

"One of our neighbours who lives on one of the bends usually throws Christmas and summer parties every year.

"They're keen to try and keep everyone closely knitted and it's nice because the geography of the road throws people together.

"Most people have lived here a long time, their children have mostly grown up and moved on but their parents have stayed.

A house in Newland Park, in the Bricknell ward of Hull.

"I don't know of anyone whose unemployed around here, I don't think they'd be living in this area if their job was in danger.

"The only nuisance I've had lately was some banging from one of the nearby houses, I think they were doing building works.

"Otherwise people here are very considerate, I've not heard of any crime going on."