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Thousands of homeless children in the West Country, says charity

Living in cramped or unsafe temporary accommodation can badly affect children's health. Credit: ITV West Country

More than 2,000 children in the South West will wake up homeless this Christmas, according to new figures released by the housing charity Shelter.

The charity says that children's mental and physical health can be badly affected by living in cramped or unsafe temporary accommodation.

It's asking for the public's help to make sure they can be there for more families.


Television presenter meets Bristol squatters

Richard Madeley stars in 'Madeley Meets the Squatters' on ITV1 tonight Credit: Ian West/PA Wire

Television preseter Richard Madeley has been meeting squatters in Bristol.

It's part of a new ITV1 documentary thats starts at 9pm tonight. With new laws making squatting a criminal offence, he meets a group from the city that help members find new squats to live in.