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Current Edition: | Sunday 26th June 2016

Current Edition: | Sun 26th Jun 16

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Outpouring of love

Friday 24th June 2016

Main Article Thousands of people gathered in Batley Market Place to pay tribute to Jo Cox on Wednesday

THOUSANDS of people around the world celebrated what would have been Jo Cox’s 42nd birthday on Wednesday.

Batley joined a list of cities including London, New York, Sydney, Brussels, Dublin and Nairobi.

In Trafalgar Square in London there were tributes from U2 singer Bono, actors…

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Fellow MP Paula tells of ‘shock and devastation’

Friday 24th June 2016

Dewsbury & Mirfield MP Paula Sheriff, centre, at the birthday memorial tribute to Jo Cox in Batley, alongside other MPs and politicians

MP Paula Sherriff is still struggling to come to terms with the death of her friend Jo Cox.

In one of her first media interviews since the tragedy, she told how staff in her office go from periods of relative calm to floods of tears.

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PM leads politicians’ tributes

Friday 24th June 2016

Prime Minister David Cameron in Birstall with, from left, House of Commons Speaker John Bercow, Parliament chaplain Rev Rose Hudson-Wilkin and Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn	 
Photo: Mike Clark

PRIME Minister David Cameron visited Birstall last Friday as a fundraising drive in memory of Jo Cox took off.

He laid flowers at the statue of Joseph Priestley along with Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn and Speaker of the House of Commons John Bercow.

Helicopters circled…

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Obama: Hate and violence no match for Jo’s love and compassion

Friday 24th June 2016

The Press Newspaper

PRESIDENT Barack Obama released a moving statement from the White House, honouring Jo Cox’s legacy and sending his condolences to Jo’s parents, sister, husband Brendan, and her children.

Here it is in full:

“I did not have the privilege of knowing Jo Cox. But I…

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Trial date set for accused

Friday 24th June 2016

The Press Newspaper

THE MAN accused of murdering MP Jo Cox is set to stand trial in November under what were described in court as “terrorist protocols”.

Thomas Mair, of Lowood Lane, Birstall, faced multiple charges at Westminster Magistrates Court in London last Saturday.

They were murder, grievous…

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Traders and councillors pay respects

Friday 24th June 2016

The Press Newspaper

TRADERS and councillors in Birstall paid their respects to MP Jo Cox, led by Chamber of Trade chairman Anne Thompson.

She posted on Facebook on Thursday: “There is a profound sense of shock in this village today. Birstall has lost a friend in the most…

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‘I hope she’ll be replaced by another female MP’ – Brendan Cox

Friday 24th June 2016

The Press Newspaper

BRENDAN COX insists he will not stand in the Batley and Spen by-election.

Mr Cox spoke publicly for the first time about the death of wife Jo in a ‘pool’ interview on Tuesday conducted by the BBC’s Laura Kuenssberg.

She asked if he would run…

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Former BNP member to contest by-election

Friday 24th June 2016

The Press Newspaper

A FORMER member of the BNP is to contest the Batley and Spen by-election in the wake of the killing of Jo Cox.

All major political parties said they do not intend to field a candidate to find her successor.

But Jack Buckby has announced…

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