Boosting councils' spending power

Concluding the debate on the Local Government Finance Settlement - which sets out local councils' spending powers for 2019/20.

D&S column: investing in local community health care

Mental health care in this country has for too long been a Cinderella service.

Despite the development of modern treatment therapies and facilities, Governments have not always devoted sufficient energy and resources to the care of the mentally ill.

Rishi Sunak praises success of community shop initiative

A new village shop has become a hub for its community after a successful first year in business.

After visiting the store in East Cowton, near Northallerton, Richmond MP Rishi Sunak has praised the commitment of the villagers and volunteers who have made it such a success.