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20% of children 'in poverty'

New figures show that one in five British children live below the poverty line with a wide disparity in rates across the UK and within regions.

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One in five UK children 'living below the poverty line'

One in five children in the UK live below the poverty line, according to research published today. The End Child Poverty campaign published figures showing that 20.2% of children live in poverty, before housing costs.

In 8 areas of large cities, more than four out of every 10 children lived in poverty in 2012, the research showed.

In central Manchester almost half of children live below the breadline, whilst in West Belfast and Glasgow the figure is 43%. Campaigners say the research reveals "gross levels of inequality".

ITV News' Scotland correspondent Debi Edwards reports.

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