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Job loss warning as rape charity loses funding fight

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A rape crisis charity is appealing for help after the Government's decision not to reconsider its funding cut.

In March, it rejected EVA Women’s Aid latest bid for central government funding.

The charity provides sexual violence support services and counselling to women and young people across Teesside.

Redcar Labour MP Anna Turley asked for the issue to be looked at again, but the Justice Minister said that will not happen.

Richinda Taylor, EVA Women's Aid chief executive, warned five people could be made redundant.