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As it emerged that almost half of the children in Tower Hamlets are living in poverty, campaign groups are calling on the Government to step into action.

wharflandscape.jpgClose to half the children in Tower Hamlets are living below the poverty line according to figures released this week by the Campaign to End Child Poverty.

The borough topped findings with 42 per cent of young people considered to be among the poorest in the country.

CanningTown.jpgChild Poverty in East London is the worst in the county, with Tower Hamlets showing the highest proportion of child poverty in the UK.

The Campaign to End Child Poverty said its research revealed child poverty rates of over 50 per cent in Bethnal Green and Bow, and Poplar and Canning Town.