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Children's charity warns of lasting impact of poverty

A new study claims around one in eight families across Yorkshire and northern Lincolnshire are having to skip meals because they can not afford to buy food.

The report by Save the Children also found forty percent of people across the region have seen their household income decrease in the last five years.

More than half have also been forced to borrow money from friends and payday loan companies to cover household bills.

Helen Berresford from Save the Children says poverty can have a lasting impact on a child's development:

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