ONE in every five children living in Barnsley are living below the breadline, according to new research.

The study into child poverty shows that in Barnsley Central 23 per cent of children were going cold and hungry.

MP Dan Jarvis said: "It is in the long term interests of Barnsley to ensure that all our children have the best start in life.

“The government is not making this easy for us by cutting funding to local councils, which provide many of the important services which aim to tackle child poverty.”