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Government's child poverty strategy condemned

The Government's new draft child poverty strategy has been branded "a serious missed opportunity" and "a list, not a strategy" by the PM's social mobility tsar Alan Milburn. The former Labour minister said there should be greater focus on low pay.

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Map 'shows most deprived parts of the UK'

Child poverty blights youngsters across the UK, research showed. Credit: Daybreak/ITV

Over a third of children in Manchester, Middlesbrough, Belfast and Glasgow are thought to live in poverty, according to data.

End Child Poverty also pointed to six London boroughs, including Tower Hamlets and Westminster, as being rated in the 20 worst areas for poverty.

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