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D&S column: anxious times in the Dales

There were some anxious moments last Sunday as Storm Ciara swept across the country.

As I kept in touch with what was happening via our emergency services I couldn’t help but think: were we set for a repeat of the flash-flooding which hit the Dales last summer?

D&S column: church becomes thriving community hub

Many of our churches face challenging times with attendance at traditional services gradually falling. But it has been good to see how many locally are rising to that challenge in adapting what they do and what they offer communities.

D&S column: celebrating small business success

I’ve been passionate about business ever since I was teenager helping out in my mum’s community pharmacy.

In my career before doing this job I helped businesses, particularly small and medium-sized enterprises, to develop and grow.

D&S column: back to work and delivering for the North

I hope you all had a great Christmas with your family and friends (mine was as ever filled with many delicious goodies from Lewis and Cooper) and are looking forward to what 2020 will bring. It promises to be an exciting time.

D&S column: thanks for putting your trust in me once more

First of all, an enormous thank you to everyone who placed their trust in me last Thursday.  I am humbled by your support and am grateful to have been given the tremendous privilege of representing you and our special part of North Yorkshire in Parliament once again.

D&S column: dispelling myths about the flu jab

During a busy Friday last week, in between packed surgeries in Richmond and Great Ayton, visits to Richmond School and Bedale High School, I popped into Boots Pharmacy in Richmond’s Market Place to get my annual flu jab.