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Man accused of killing Jo Cox due at Old Bailey

The man accused of murdering Labour MP Jo Cox is due to appear for a preliminary hearing at the Old Bailey today.

Jo Cox died after being attacked in her constituency

Thomas Mair's trial is set to begin in November. Meanwhile a shortlist of Labour candidates for the vacant Batley and Spen seat will be announced later.


Bike ride in memory of Jo Cox MP

The words of MP Jo Cox's maiden speech that we have more in common with each other than what divides us were the inspiration for a 260 mile bike ride which began today from Jo's constituency of Batley and Spen to London.

Scores of cyclists set off from Cleckheaton on a five-day journey called Jo Cox Way, which is also raising money for the causes the late MP supported.

Batley woman charged with terrorism offence

A woman from Batley has been charged with a terrorism offence.

Mary Kaya, 56, appeared before Westminster Magistrates Court today.

She has been charged with an offence of Disseminating Terrorist Publications, contrary to Section 2 of the Terrorism Act 2006.

Kaya was arrested on October 21, 2015 as part of a pre-planned operation led by the North East Counter Terrorism Unit.

Jo Cox's family write open thank you letter

The family of Jo Cox have written a letter thanking the public for their 'support and kindness' in the weeks since her death.

Jo Cox

The MP for Batley and Spen was killed in a street attack outside her constituency surgery in Birstall in June.

Jo's family said they've received thousands of cards and letters from people around the world, making it impossible to thank everyone individually.

They added that they hope to 'keep her memory alive' by continuing to make the area a 'cohesive, integrated and vibrant place to live and work.'

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