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One of worst places to grow up poor



Newbury and West Berks have made a list of the worst places to grow up poor.

The report by the Social Mobility Commission ranks all 324 local authorities in England in terms of prospects for someone from a disadvantaged background and it debunks the notion of a simple north-south divide.

Instead, it says, there is a "postcode lottery" with "hotspots" and "cold spots" found in all regions.

The report contains surprises, with wealthy areas like West Berkshire, Cotswold and Crawley performing badly for their most vulnerable residents. 

You can read more via BBC News


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