Child poverty highest in Newham and Tower Hamlets

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London has the highest rate of child poverty in Britain, according to figures from the charity Save the Children.

In Tower Hamlets more than a quarter of children go without basic essentials like proper heating or hot meals.

Newham and Westminster are also classed as areas with the most severe child poverty.

Tower Hamlets is joined by only Manchester as having the highest rates of children living in severe poverty at 27% in the country.

In this report, Kurt Barling speaks to mother-of-four Julie Henry, councillor Nickie Aiken of Westminster Council and Gareth Jenkins of Save the Children.

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