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D&S column: backing small business in North Yorkshire

I hope you, your families and friends had great Christmas and New Year celebrations.

For my first column of 2019 I am returning to a subject dear to my heart – the small and medium-sized businesses which are the lifeblood of our local economy.

D&S column: helping to end loneliness

IT is the simplest of pleasures that most of us take for granted – a cup of tea or a pint of beer, a snack perhaps and a good old natter.

Catching up with local gossip, putting the world to rights – most of us do it and love it. It’s part of living a good life.

D&S column: Budget boost for local councils and the High Street

One of my jobs as Minister for Local Government is to make sure our councils have sufficient resources to pay for the care services vulnerable people in our community require, namely the elderly, people with disabilities and children in need.