D&S column: Practical ideas to combat flooding

THANKFULLY, our area escaped the worst of the recent flooding - but there were some close shaves and clearly there are lessons to be learnt from the devastation which wrecked Christmas and New Year for so many people.

D&S column: A momentous time in the Commons

WESTMINSTER has been a fascinating place to be over the last 12 days. As a new MP, I’ve been inspired by what I have heard, witnessed and participated in.

D&S column: A moving Remembrance Day in Richmond

STANDING in Richmond’s Friary Gardens on Sunday, the last strains of the Last Post fading away as hundreds of townsfolk stood in respectful silence, was a truly moving experience for me.