32% of children in Yorkshire and the Humber, and 25% of young people in Lincolnshire are living in poverty, according to Save the Children.
Sheffield is in the top ten places in the country for rising numbers of obese children, according to new research.
It has been revealed children in Yorkshire spend more than 50 days a year in front of a screen, playing on videogames or watching TV.
Derbyshire Police have said two children who died in a crash near Creswell in Derbyshire yesterday were just five years old and 22 months old.
The collision, between a Peugeot 106 and a Citroen C2 on the B6042, left their mother and seven-year-old sister with minor injuries.
The family, from the Worksop area, were travelling towards the A60 when their Peugeot collided with the Citroen, which was being driven in the opposite direction.
The driver of the Citroen, a 23-year-old woman from Worksop, suffered an arm injury.
Derbyshire Police are urging spokesman urged anyone with information to contact the force's witness appeal line on 01773 572 929.
Shocking figures have revealed that Yorkshire has one of the highest rates of child poverty in the country. The rest of the region fares little better, with tens of thousands of youngsters missing out on basic essentials - warm clothing, shoes, and even food.
The figures have been released today by the charity Save the Children, which is now turning its attention to poverty-stricken Britain for the first time ever, blaming the Government's austerity measures.
The Government has responded to a report by Save the Children, which has found that a third of children in Yorkshire and the Humber and a quarter of children in the East Midlands, which includes Lincolnshire.
A spokesperson said: "Despite £150bn being poured into benefits and tax credits over the last decade, the previous Government's approach to tackling child poverty has failed with the UK missing its own 2010 child poverty targets.
– Government spokesperson
The Government remains committed to eradicating child poverty, but we want to take a new approach by tackling the root causes including worklessness, educational failure and family breakdown.
And our welfare reforms will improve the lives of some of the poorest families in our communities, with the Universal Credit simplifying the complex myriad of benefits and lifting 350,000 children and 550,000 adults out of poverty"
We have spoken to Graham Whitham from Save the Children, who has written a report outlining that a third of children in Yorkshire and the Humber and a quarter in the East Midlands, which includes Lincolnshire, are in living in poverty.
A Yorkshire Regiment soldier who lost both legs and an arm in Afghanistan is backing a campaign for soliders to freeze their sperm as a precaution in case they're injured. Andy Reid almost died after stepping on a bomb and thought he may not be able to have a family.
Campaigners trying to save a children's heart unit in Yorkshire have secured a meeting with the man who proposed its closure.
Sir Neil McKay, chairman of the Joint Committee of Primary Care Trusts will travel to Yorkshire to hear the concerns of those against plans that could leave Yorkshire patients travelling to Newcastle, Liverpool or Birmingham for treatment.
Councillor Jim Clark will speak on behalf of North Yorkshire at the meeting.
"Closing the LGI unit would be a serious blow for the whole region".
"Securing a personal appearence with Sir Neil gives us some hope that we will be able to demonstrate how misguided the proposal is."
A three year programme to help support more than 1,580 troubled families in Nottinghamshire have been unveiled. The authority will receive £2.3m over the next three years as part of the Government’s Troubled Families Programme.
During the first year 2012 – 13, 439 families will receive support. Close links will be built with other agencies including the police, the probation service, health and the targeted youth support services.
Support will be offered to households that meet all of the following criteria:
- involved in crime and anti-social behaviour
- have children not in school
- have an adult on out of work benefits
- cause high costs to the public purse