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Batley food bank sees the “immediate impact” of Universal Credit as demand rises by 50 per cent

Batley food bank sees the “immediate impact” of Universal Credit as demand rises by 50 per cent

By Hannah Riordan Figures show that Batley food bank has seen a 50 per cent rise in demand, with volunteers telling Yorkshire Voice that the introduction of the new benefits system, Universal Credit, had an immediate impact. The Universal Credit system was rolled out to the area in January. It was designed to wrap up six existing benefits which support […]

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Leeds councillor urges Yorkshire to get behind Jo Cox tribute single as Rolling Stones waive royalty fees

Leeds councillor urges Yorkshire to get behind Jo Cox tribute single as Rolling Stones waive royalty fees

By Tom Connell A COUNCILLOR has called on Yorkshire people to support a charity single in memory of murdered MP Jo Cox.

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Former Coronation Street actress Tracy Brabin wins Batley by-election for Labour after killing of Jo Cox

Former Coronation Street actress Tracy Brabin wins Batley by-election for Labour after killing of Jo Cox

  By Chelsey Ward A BY-ELECTION triggered by the death of MP Jo Cox has been won by Labour candidate and former soap star Tracy Brabin.

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Hundreds pray for murdered Batley MP Jo Cox at annual Torchlight Procession

Hundreds pray for murdered Batley MP Jo Cox at annual Torchlight Procession

By Matthew Brannen Hundreds of people prayed for murdered MP Jo Cox as part of Batley’s 65th annual Torchlight Procession. This year, in a first for the event, prayers were offered for Ms Cox, who represented the town in parliament until she was killed in June. Deputy Mayor of Kirklees, Councillor Christine Iredale, who knew Ms Cox, said: “It was […]

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Police appeal for witnesses of attempted arson attack in Batley

Police appeal for witnesses of attempted arson attack in Batley

West Yorkshire Police are appealing for witnesses after a suspect attempted to set a glass bottle on fire outside of a house on Surrey Street, last night. The suspect also threw a number of items at the property before attempting to set the gas bottle alight outside the house around 2am last night. But the occupant was able to extinguish […]

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