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A MIDDLESBROUGH community is combatting period poverty as shocking statistics show one in ten UK girls are unable to afford sanitary products.

Middlesbrough Council are working with the Illegal Money Lending Team (IMLT) to steer residents away from borrowing from loan sharks in the lead up to Christmas.

Middlesbrough MP Andy McDonald says: “These deeply worrying revelations in the so-called ‘Paradise Papers’ are further proof that this Conservative Government have completely failed to take the action required to end the scandal of tax avoidance.

Simon Clarke MP has told Middlesbrough Council no housing development should go ahead on the site of the Marton Hotel and Country Club until measures have been put in place to tackle the 'Marton Crawl'.

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