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Rishi Sunak praises village initiative to tackle isolation

Richmond MP Rishi Sunak dropped in at a village coffee morning established to bring people together and help combat loneliness.

Mr Sunak visited the Welbury Coffee Morning in the village near Northallerton which was started just three months ago to help develop community spirit.

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.

D&S column: a magical world for very special people

From the outside, the small, boxy unit on a Northallerton industrial estate looks nothing special.

Apart from some discreet signage, there’s little to suggest what lies beyond the doorway.