Local News

A brighter future for fishing in Filey

I am delighted that the Environmental Agency has confirmed that, from the start of this week, fishermen can have an extra two months to fish for sea trout in Filey in 2019. This is excellent news for this wonderful seaside town.

Yorkshire women win big at Wembley

Congratulations to three Yorkshire women who took top awards in the finals of the National Business Women's Awards 2018 at Wembley. It’s always brilliant, although of course no surprise, to see Yorkshire lead the way.

Let’s unite in the face of the most important political year of our lifetimes

If we agree on nothing else, perhaps we can all agree that few of us have ever experienced such political turmoil. As we go into the Christmas break, Parliament is still divided into several factions; those who support Mrs May’s deal and those who oppose it, those who want a general election and

Calling for a freeze in TransPennine rail fares

TransPennine rail services are disgraceful. That’s what I told a Westminster Hall debate today.  I think the situation has got worse not better. Despite promises by the rail operator to improve both its timekeeping and its communications, this has not happened.

Finding a solution to Easingwold’s car parking problems

It’s clear that car parking in Easingwold has reached a crisis point and it’s time we found a solution. The town is often log-jammed with cars whose drivers leave their vehicles there all day, often because they are commuting into York. This means there are few spaces available for shoppers.

£40m cash boost for Scarborough hospital is great news

I am delighted that Scarborough hospital is to receive an extra £40 million to expand the Emergency Department. The money will be spent on providing a rapid assessment and diagnostic unit and allow significant improvements to the hospital’s engineering infrastructure.

Proposed traffic solutions between Malton and Norton

Today I met with North Yorkshire County Council Corporate Director Business and Environmental Services, David Bowe, to discuss the unacceptable levels of traffic at the Malton and Norton railway crossing.

Supporting Small Business Saturday

I was delighted to be at the opening of Pickering’s newest business, 2 Burgate, on Small Business Saturday. 2 Burgate is a new café bar concept for Pickering, formerly known as Café Frog, and has been extensively renovated by owner Janet Hunter.