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D&S column: the lessons of this summer's moor fires

One of the abiding images of this long, hot, record-breaking summer will be the wildfires which devastated huge swathes of the landscape above Manchester and Bolton.

The fires consumed thousands of acres of precious heather moorland, the distinctive feature of our Northern Uplands.

Rishi Sunak secures boost for Dales tourism industry

Environment chiefs have agreed to Rishi Sunak’s call to extend the salmon fishing season on the River Ure.

The Environment Agency will start the process of changing the season when salmon can be caught in the river so it starts in February rather April.

Rishi Sunak welcomes affordable housing in Gilling West

A £1.6 million affordable housing scheme which has provided homes for people with a connection to a small Richmondshire village has been officially opened.

Rishi Sunak MP was among the guests at the opening of Broadacres’ 11-home scheme in Gilling West, near Richmond.

Rishi Sunak welcomes youngsters' love of cricket

Rishi Sunak has welcomed the growing popularity of cricket among young people in Bedale.

As part of an English Cricket Board (ECB) initiative, Bedale Cricket Club have extended itsrange of junior groups with the All Stars which  are designed for children aged 5 to 8 years.

Rishi Sunak opens new funeral services enterprise

A NEW firm of funeral directors has opened in Northallerton pledging to bring down the cost of saying farewell to a loved one.

Robinson and Parfitt has opened its doors in Crosby Road and is run by two former employees at the Friarage Hospital.