Children in Derry experience some of the highest rates of child poverty in UK

Children in the North experience some of the highest rates of child poverty in Britain according to a new study.

46 per cent of children West Belfast live in poverty - putting it 4th in a league table of the worst areas in Britain.

Derry has also performed badly - with 36 per cent of children in its local authority area defined as poor.

The study shows that one in five children in the UK lives in poverty.

Alison Garnham is chief executive of the Child Poverty action Group - she explains why the North fared so badly:

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