Special investigation into poverty in capital

London Tonight has conducted a special investigation into poverty in the capital. London is one of the richest cities in the world, a financial power, a magnet for a moneyed elite.

In stark contrast, there are families, even entire neighbourhoods, facing a daily struggle just to get through the day.

For the first of her reports on poverty, Ria Chatterjee looks at the growth in the number of people dependent on food banks.

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Investigation into poverty

London Tonight will be broadcasting a series of reports on poverty in the capital, after conducting a special investigation into impoverished Londoners.