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Child poverty in the Calendar region

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.

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