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Tackling worklessness

The government has said it hopes to use the effects of the London 2012 Olympic Games to eliminate child poverty and unemployment in the capital.

Gordon Brown met with London mayor Ken Livingstone today at an 11 Downing Street reception to underline the achievements the London Child Poverty Commission had made so far. Almost two-fifths of children in the capital live in poverty, a higher proportion than anywhere else in Britain, and the government wants to reduce this number by half by 2010, before completely eradicating child poverty by the end of the next decade.


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