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We must do something

No child should be in poverty during the 21st century. Read this county by county break down and act.

For the first time Save the Children has provided a local authority breakdown of the figures. Manchester has the highest proportion of children living in severe child poverty in the UK, with the London borough of Tower Hamlets a close second. In 29 local authorities across the country more than one in five children lives in severe poverty.

Within the UK, Wales has the highest proportion of children living in severe poverty nationwide (14%), followed by England (13%) then Scotland and Northern Ireland (9% each).

The worst-affected English regions are London (18%), followed by the West Midlands (16%), and the North West (15%).

For the first time Save the Children has provided a local authority breakdown of the figures. Manchester has the highest proportion of children living in severe child poverty in the UK, with the London borough of Tower Hamlets a close second. In 29 local authorities across the country more than one in five children lives in severe poverty.

Within the UK, Wales has the highest proportion of children living in severe poverty nationwide (14%), followed by England (13%) then Scotland and Northern Ireland (9% each).

The worst-affected English regions are London (18%), followed by the West Midlands (16%), and the North West (15%).

Read more at womensgrid.freecharity.org.uk

 

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Notes on justice

Fi Douglas makes some interesting points

Amplify’d from www.fidouglas.com

It’s not just poor people, or lazy people, or whatever stereotypes some people may believe, it’s everyone: doctors, accountants, scientists, teachers, bus drivers, shop assistants, office workers. Everyone. You are just as likely as anyone else. A sobering thought, sure, but sadly a true one.

Read more at www.fidouglas.com

 

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My rating: 5 of 5 stars

It surprising, considering the fact that I don’t normally like Dicken’s, but I really enjoyed this book. In fact, I picked it up to read a chapter this morning (9am) and have only just this minute put it down. I have finished it. It kept on surprising me. Just when I thought that I knew where it was going, it veered off in another direction. It may be a truism, but Dickens really knew how to write characters. Little Dorrit, Mr Meagles and others come off the page at you