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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.

D&S column: a day of pomp and tradition

THERE’S a lot been going on in Westminster this week – and I’m not just talking about the climate change protests and the ongoing Brexit preparations and negotiations.

D&S column: becoming Chief Secretary to the Treasury

There are not many jobs where you can be ‘interviewed’ for the post at ten o’clock in the evening and then start work immediately afterwards.

That’s what happened to me last month at the end of a momentous day in Westminster which saw a new Prime Minister take office.

D&S column: how I secured up to £5m for Dales flood recovery

I was absolutely delighted to make the announcement last week of a comprehensive package of aid for the flood-hit communities in the Yorkshire Dales.

The process of securing the money – which totals around £5m – was not as straightforward as it might have appeared.