Almost half of all children in Manchester Central are living in poverty. The area has the highest number of youngsters living below the breadline anywhere in the country.
Children's charity Barnados says urgent change is needed to ensure young people get the best start in life. Manchester Central MP Lucy Powell says the changing face of the city may explain the statistics.
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