North-west home to poorest in England

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Nine out of 10 of the poorest areas in England are in the north-west, findings from a church charity reveal.

Areas in Greater Manchester, Liverpool and Lancashire are the worst-affected by poverty according to the study by The Church Urban Fund (CUF), which also found a shocking disparity in life expectancy between Britain's poorest and wealthiest regions.