Parts of our region have the highest rates of child poverty in the country. The charity 'Campaign to end child poverty' claims almost a third of children in Hastings live in low income families. More than 25% of children in Thanet, Oxford, Southampton and Portsmouth also live in poverty.
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A damp and cold night ahead. Valentine's Day will start cloudy but become brighter in the afternoon. Risk of showers along the Kent coast.
Cold and damp tonight with outbreaks of rain. A cold and dull start to Valentine's Day but becoming drier and brighter by the afternoon.
Rain turning more patchy this afternoon but more persistent along the coast. Feeling cold in the brisk north-easterly wind.