Salford children are suffering malnutrition and Victorian diseases as poverty tightens its grip on the city

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Fresh cases of Victorian illnesses have been reported in Salford in shocking report

The number of malnutrition cases in Salford has DOUBLED – with many of the victims children.

Victorian illnesses such as rickets and beriberi – thought to be long eradicated – are on the rise due to food poverty according to a shocking new report/

The number of people being admitted to hospital with the condition doubled over a four year period.

Although health conditions are often a primary cause, Salford council leaders believes that poverty is also to blame.

Paul Dennett, the city’s elected Mayor, told the MEN he would take action, saying: “Poverty which we once thought was relegated to the distant past is cropping up again in Salford – malnutrition, hunger, fuel poverty and homelessness.

“Only yesterday I was contacted by Salford Central Foodbank, reporting their stocks of food were the lowest they had ever…

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