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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.'


In pictures: Final farewell to Jo Cox MP

Mourners hold roses as they wait for the cortege Credit: Press Association
A poster outside the constituency office Credit: Press Association
Actress Tracy Brabin stands in Batley awaiting the cortege Credit: Press Association
Flag at half mast above Batley Town Hall Credit: ITV Yorkshire
Pupils and staff of Norristhorpe Junior and Infant at School throw white roses at the cortege for Labour MP Jo Cox in Batley, West Yorkshire, ahead of her private funeral service. Credit: Press Association
Mourners hug after the coffin of Labour MP Jo Cox passed in Batley Credit: Press Association
Mourners applaud as the coffin of Labour MP Jo Cox passes through Heckmondwike Credit: Press Association
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