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Stamp Out Poverty news

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York researchers find poorest hit hardest by Government tax and benefit changes

Laura Hagues, project manager for York Foodbank

Shock over number of people reliant on food-parcel handouts

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£1 billion boost for local economy if poverty is tackled, says Rowntree foundation

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Helen Barnard, policy and research manager at Joseph Rowntree Foundation

Reading ‘challenge’ facing children from struggling families in York

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Soaring rent rises will leave private tenants in poverty, Joseph Rowntree Foundation warns

Students who are collaborating with the TUC on the York Needs a Pay Rise campaign against zero-hours contracts set off from the Eye-of-York

Protesters highlight need for Living Wage in York

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Report warns that many more in poverty than realised

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Nicky Gladstone, left, of Carecent and Steph Brodie, of Never Give Up, outside Carecent in St Saviourgate, York

SPECIAL REPORT: Never giving up on homeless frontline

Volunteer Hilda Carney serving breakfast at Carecent in St Saviourgate

SPECIAL REPORT: ‘It’s easier to go into prison because York is the worst place to find anywhere to live’

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Ben, left, and Gavin Barker, who discovered they were brothers while sleeping rough by the River Ouse.

Rough sleepers discovered they were long-lost brothers

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President of York TUC Leigh Wilks

TUC to launch 'York needs a pay rise' campaign

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From left, John Madden (policy and strategy at City of York Council), Nicky Gladstone (Carecent), Jean Miller (York Foodbank), George Jennnison (York Foodbank), Laura Hagues (York Foodbank) and Gavin Aitchison (news editor of The Press)

Big thanks as harvest donations help charities

Yorkshire Harvest 2014

Yorkshire Harvest drive begins to tackle food poverty issue

Laura Hagues, project manager, checks the stock at  the York Food Bank in Acomb

One year on: Are we winning the fight against poverty in York?

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Julia Unwin, Chief Executive of the Joseph Rowntree Foundation

Progress has been made - but there is much more to do

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Families in York turning to payday loan firms

Families in York turning to payday loan firms

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Tesco shoppers to help York’s poorest people

Tesco shoppers to help York’s poorest people

Struggling families ‘will never afford essentials’, says report

Struggling families ‘will never afford essentials’, says report

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Event to plan a poverty free city is organised

Bid to end poverty in York

Bid to end poverty in York

: Founders of charity Restore, Barrie Stephenson and Ed Hambleton, at their office

Poverty charity in financial crisis

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County food banks help 6,000 people

County food banks help 6,000 people

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City Deals proposals could help fight poverty

City Deals proposals could help fight poverty

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Aviva set to pay its entire workforce living wage

Aviva set to pay its entire workforce living wage

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Council awards grant to city's poorest

Council awards grant to city's poorest

'Bedroom tax' leaving tenants struggling to cope, says Joseph Rowntree Foundation report

'Bedroom tax' leaving tenants struggling to cope, says Joseph Rowntree Foundation report

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Research claims low-income families hit harder than most by council tax changes

Research claims low-income families hit harder than most by council tax changes

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Julia Unwin

Poverty action achievable, says York expert

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Dr Paul-Edmondson-Jones, City of York Council's director of health and wellbeing

Child health stats reveal 4,000 York youngsters living in poverty

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Renewed fight needed to beat child poverty

Renewed fight needed to beat child poverty

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Cutbacks ‘hitting rural areas hard’ a new report says

Cutbacks ‘hitting rural areas hard’ a new report says

Call for cheaper school dinners

Call for cheaper school dinners

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Benefit sanctions make hardships worse, review claims

Benefit sanctions make hardships worse, review claims

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Cash for York housing charity

Cash for York housing charity

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New partnership aims to ensure everyone benefits from economic recovery

New partnership aims to ensure everyone benefits from economic recovery

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Leukaemia  patients from poorer backgrounds have greater chance of dying

Leukaemia patients from poorer backgrounds have greater chance of dying

More households on inadequate incomes

More households on inadequate incomes

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Jane Mowat

Hundreds stealing to survive in York

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Volunteers at the Ryedale Foodbank

Ryedale Foodbank helps 300 people in six months

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Corrina Dobson, left, and Sammy Price from the York Women’s Refuge load the toys donated by readers of The Press into their car before Christmas

Generous readers thanked for 'saving Christmas'

The Archbishop of York, Dr John Sentamu

Archbishop of York’s charity helps 3,000 people in poverty

Coun Dafydd Williams, who said a greater level of financial and benefit advice was also being looked at

York scheme pays out £89k in emergency grants to needy

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Food poverty tackled by new venture selling chickens cheap

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Dr John Sentamu, Archbishop of York

Archbishop of York's Christmas message to readers

Building society accepting donations for York Foodbank

Building society accepting donations for York Foodbank

Project leader Nicky Gladstone in the Carecent store room

Appeal helps to fill the shelves at York homeless centre

Charlene Farah-Price with her baby son,Thomas, at her flat in Lindsey Avenue

Health fears for baby in ‘mouldy’ council flat

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Online game helps raise awareness of poverty

Julia Unwin, chief  executive of the Joseph Rowntree Foundation, speaking at the anti-poverty event at the House of Commons

Call for more to be done to tackle in-work poverty

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Working families worst-hit by poverty, York charity's report reveals

Working families worst-hit by poverty, York charity's report reveals

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