The millions of visitors that come to York each year do so for the city’s beauty, scenery and attractions. But among the bustling streets packed with shoppers and tourists, a largely ignored few live in desperation. As part of our Stamp Out Poverty campaign, a special investigation over today and tomorrow reveals that time on the streets does not mean all is lost, and remarkable work is being done to tackle an easily forgotten problem inside the city’s walls.
A year ago today I had the privilege of editing The Press, a landmark edition which coincided with a big day for this city: City of York Council, working with partners, approved a package of measures and ambitious targets to reduce poverty across the city.
A Press campaign launched following our tragic story on the plight of young mother Kia Stone, whose 11-month-old baby Telan Carlton died after spending all her life in a damp and overcrowded flat in York.
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