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A Ukrainian family who live with MP Yvette Cooper and her husband Ed Balls have revealed how a love of ballroom dancing helped them settle in the UK.

Yeva Drozhzhyna, 12, and her mother Katerina came from near Kyiv to Castleford, West Yorkshire, where their sponsor Ms Cooper is the Labour MP.

Mrs Drozhzhyna said dancing helped Yeva keep some normality in her life.

Ms Cooper said Mr Balls – who appeared on BBC show Strictly Come Dancing, had been “offering a few tips” of his own.

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