Child poverty in the North East

The North East has seen the biggest rise in child poverty levels in the whole of the UK, figures in a new report reveal.

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Full Report: Child poverty in the North East

A report from a group of charities has placed three of the region's towns in the worst ten for the number of families struggling below the breadline.

The worst town in our region is Middlesbrough, where almost 40 per cent of children live in poverty.

This figure is closely followed by Newcastle and Hartlepool.

You can watch the full report from our Teesside Correspondent Rachel Bullock below.

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