A better deal for private tenants

I sum up the debate on the second reading of the Tenant Fees Bill - legislation to protect tenants from unfair charges levied by letting agencies

D&S column: I've been spending time in the pub

I’ve been spending a lot of time in the pub lately.

I should perhaps clarify that this has all been strictly work-related activity! It is part of my efforts to get the fullest understanding of this vital industry so that I can do all I can to support it in Westminster.

Great Ayton Tennis Club’s upgraded facilities opened by Rishi Sunak

A thriving tennis club’s upgraded facilities have been officially declared open by Rishi Sunak.

Great Ayton Tennis Club recently completed the refurbishment of the playing surface on three of its five courts and laid the foundations for further improvements.

D&S column: a fantastic Tour de Yorkshire and my Any Questions debut

I recently made my debut on BBC Radio 4’s Any Questions panel discussion.

For those not familiar with the long-running programme, it’s the radio equivalent of television’s Question Time, the Thursday night political discussion show chaired by David Dimbleby.

Rishi Sunak judges best dressed TdY bike in Bellerby

Dales villagers “got on their bikes” to celebrate the Tour de Yorkshire passing through their community.

A competition for the best decorated cut-out bike in Bellerby, near Leyburn, attracted 20 entries from young and old.

D&S column: saluting our volunteer rescue heroes

IMAGINE a glorious early spring day in the Dales, ideal for a brisk walk to blow away the cobwebs of a hard winter.

You set out with the appropriate clothing, map, compass and mobile phone, having let a loved one know where you are heading and roughly how long you will be.