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Child poverty in the UK has fallen to 27 per cent, its lowest rate for almost 25 years, a report by the Joseph Rowntree Foundation found.
The report says that since the early 1990s, the total number of people in poverty has barely changed.
However, the mix of pensioners, working-age adults and children living bellow the poverty line has changed dramatically.
While pensioner poverty is now at one third of its level in the late 1980s, the number of working-age adults without dependent children living in poverty is now 20 per cent.
This is the highest in at least 30 years.
Westlife's Kian Egan has been crowned King of the Jungle on I'm A Celebrity...Get Me Out of here.
Marcus Gayle, manager of Conference South team Staines Town, has claimed his players were offered match-fixing bribes just three weeks ago.
– Marcus Gayle, Staines Town's manager
I never thought match-fixing was possible but now I have changed my mind for obvious reasons, now I am convinced it's all over the place, at least that's how it appears to be to me.
Gayle said: "We reported the incident straight away to the FA. That shows we have done the right thing. Our players are absolutely furious."
The former Wimbledon and Watford player told BT Sport he was furious when he discovered the approach, which was made to one of his players by telephone.
A research by the Joseph Rowntree Foundation found that five million workers are paid below the living wage. There are now more working families living in poverty than non-working ones, the research has found.
"While the labour market has shown signs of revival in the last year, the number of people in low-paid jobs has risen and average incomes have fallen," the report said.
The report also says job insecurity is increasingly common in the UK. It says one in six members of the workforce has claimed Jobseekers' Allowance at some point in the last two years.
Security for the event is likely to be tight, as some of the world's most powerful people will be attending. Confirmed, so far, for Tuesday's memorial service:
- US President Obama and Mrs Obama
- Former US presidents George W. Bush, Bill Clinton and Jimmy Carter
- UN Secretary General Ban Ki-moon
- Former UN Secretary General Kofi Annan
- Prime Minister David Cameron
- French President Francois Hollande and predecessor Nicolas Sarkozy
- German president Joachim Gauck
- Canadian prime minister Stephen Harper, and three predecessors
- Spanish prime minister Mariano Rajoy and Prince Felipe
- Brazilian president Dilma Rousseff and three predecessors
- Indian president Pranab Mukherjee
- Australian prime minister Tony Abbott
- The Netherlands' foreign minister Frans Timmermans
- Danish prime minster Helle Thorning-Schmidt
- Norwegian prime minister Erna Solberg and Crown Prince Haakon
- European Commission president Jose Manuel Barroso
- Haiti's prime minister Madhav Prasad Ghimire
- Sri Lanka's president Abdul Hamid
- Former Irish head of state Mary Robinson
South African expats all around the world gather to pay tribute to Nelson Mandela who died on Thursday evening.
People gathered in London to sing and dance and celebrate the life of the anti-apartheid hero.
The village of Qunu, where Nelson Mandela grew up as a child, is preparing to stage his state funeral.
New roads are being finished to accommodate vehicles that will ferry some of the world's most powerful people into the village.
International Correspondent John Irvine has been speaking to locals as they prepare to welcome their most famous son home to rest for the final time.
A man who worked against and with Nelson Mandela paid tribute to the "incalculable" impact he had on South Africa and the world. Pik Botha served as his country's foreign minister in the last few years of the apartheid regime, and helped negotiate Nelson Mandela's release from prison in 1990.
Mr Botha said he was grateful to have known and worked with Mandela, whom he later became friends with. He said the challenge for South Africa now is to sustain his legacy, as Mark Austin reports.
Hundreds of thousands of demonstrators gathered on Kiev's Independence Square, protesting against President Viktor Yanukovich and his plans for closer ties with Russia.
The protesters are furious that the government decided to ditch a landmark pact with the European Union in favour of closer economic cooperation with Moscow, Ukraine's Soviet-era overlord.
A group of protesters managed to topple a statue of Lenin in the centre of the city.
The 3,5 metre high statue of the 1917 Bolshevik revolution leader had stood there since 1946. Opposition leaders denied any link to its removal.
The demonstrators have erected blockades to defend the central Independence Square - now transformed into a tent village, sustained by donations of food and clothing - from any police attempt to retake it.
After last weekend's violent clashes between riot police and protesters, the atmosphere was calmer.
Near the presidential office, facing heavily-shielded riot police, protesters took turns playing a piano with EU sign on it.