D&S column: an introduction to the art of cheese grading

After the week in Westminster, it was invigorating to be out in the fresh air of the Yorkshire Dales last Friday.

I was very encouraged to find a good number of people in Hawes. Visitors are returning, fairly gradually, but the signs are very promising.

D&S column: as Covid-19 recedes Enjoy Summer Safely

There was more welcome evidence this week that thanks to our combined efforts the incidence of coronavirus in our area continues to come down.

In a North Yorkshire MPs’ briefing this week, I was informed that Covid-19 infection rates and hospital admissions continue to fall.

D&S column: a turning point for the Friarage Hospital

All of us who have fought hard for the best possible range of services at the Friarage Hospital in Northallerton will be delighted by the decision of local health chiefs to maintain the 24/7 opening hours of the hospital’s urgent treatment centre (UTC).

D&S column: the community pulls together

It has been hugely reassuring and gratifying to hear about the way people in North Yorkshire have responded so magnificently in this Coronavirus national emergency.

D&S column: together we will beat this virus

Unprecedented and life-changing – that’s the scale of the challenge the nation faces.

But however daunting the immediate prospect is I want you all to know we will get through it.

Two principles have driven the Government’s response to the Coronavirus pandemic.