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Hard Times - a Newsround Special

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In the last few years the country has been in and out of recession, people have been losing jobs and families have been struggling with money.

This has led to big changes for many people, but how has it affected you guys?

Newsround's Ricky has been looking into how kids in the UK have been hit by recession for a special programme called Hard Times.