42% of people living in the Midlands live in poverty according to a survey compiled by ITV's Tonight programme.
It also found that 7% of adults in the region don't have enough food and 14% lack clothing.
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Some mist and hill fog tonight. Brightening up on Thursday.
Overnight, low cloud, fog, drizzle. Thursday, warm, sunny spells developing.
A cloudy start, but turning fine and warm later.