Rishi Sunak meets the WAGs

Rishi Sunak met a group of WAGs helping to combat loneliness.

The WAGs were the Welbury Ageing Gentlemen who meet once a month for conversation and companionship.

The Richmond MP joined the group for a pub lunch in the Duke of Wellington at Welbury, near Northallerton.

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.