We do like to be beside the seaside, according to the famous old song. But a new report paints a bleak picture of life there. The Centre for Social Justice say many seaside towns suffer from neglect, poverty and deprivation and produce an environment in which 'poverty breeds poverty'.
In the South East they single out Margate - a town which they say is experiencing 'social breakdown'. Phil Hornby reports.
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