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Save the Children attacks child poverty figure

About 1.6m children in the UK are living in severe poverty, Save the Children says.

The charity, which found the highest levels of child poverty in Manchester and Tower Hamlets, in London, said the figure was a "national scandal".

And it said more children would be tipped into poverty by public sector job losses and changes to benefits.

The BBC's Jenny Hill reports.

  • 23 Feb 2011