1. ITV Report

Child poverty is 'the norm' for the North West - warns report

Child poverty is becoming the norm in some parts of the North West, with an estimated 566,006 children trapped in poverty.

Thats according to new data published by a leading child poverty coalition.

Percentage of children in Blackburn and Darwen living in poverty.
Percentage of children in Manchester living in poverty.
New figures highlight worrying levels of child poverty in the North West Credit: pa

The End Child Poverty coalition is calling for the major parties to outline ambitious child poverty-reduction strategies as the data highlights worrying levels of child poverty.

Our frontline services tell us that child poverty levels are at the worst they can remember and for too many families in the North West, living on the breadline means life can be a constant struggle. We see children and their families worn down by the misery of surviving on food banks or being dragged into debt.

– Imran Hussain, Action for Children