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The number of takeaway businesses in Kirklees has almost doubled in five years, with a 97% increase.

Businesses identified as takeaways or mobile food stands has soared from 155 in 2010 to 305 in 2015, according to Office for National Statistics data.

It means that in 2015 there were a 7.2 takeaways per 10,000 people.

The jump is the second highest in West Yorkshire, with Bradford having 119 per cent more outlets in the same time period, the second highest for any area in the UK.

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In 2010 it had 180 takeaways but had 395 by 2015.

Calderdale saw the third biggest rise, up 63 per cent with the number of shops changing from 95 to 155.

West Yorkshire saw a total rise of 72.5 per cent from 965 to 1,665 in the past five years, making it well ahead of the national trend of a 26 per cent rise.

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The proportion of the adults who are overweight or obese in England has been increasing alongside the country’s takeaway boom.

Data from Public Health England for 2014 showed that the figure had reached 64.6 per cent.

All areas in West Yorkshire (apart from Leeds) surpassed this figure with Bradford’s figure - the place with one of the largest increases in takeaways - standing at 69.7 per cent.

Blackburn and Darwen has experienced the biggest jump in takeaway businesses for any area in the UK during the period with the number more than doubling from 50 to 115.