Voluntary code to crackdown on fraud is welcome news

I welcome the news that eight banks and building societies (PSPs) have signed up to a new voluntary code (the Code) designed to tackle authorised push payment (APP) scams which will offer increased protection to their customers from fraud and the use of stolen money by criminal gangs.

Inquiry into how courts deal with domestic abuse is good news

I am delighted that the Government is launching an inquiry into how family courts protect children and parents in cases of domestic abuse and other serious offences following a letter I co-signed to the Secretary of State for Justice.

A charity event with the wow factor!

I was delighted to officially open The Private Hill, North Yorkshire’s newest and most luxurious glamping destination with the most stunning of views across the stunning North Yorkshire Wolds.  The event was in aid of The Alzheimer’s Society, Living Well With Dementia Berwick (Royal Voluntary Ser

Celebrating Hunmanby's best rail service in its history

I was delighted to join local residents, business people, councillors and Friends of the Hunmanby Railway Station and school children to celebrate a new era of train services stopping at the villages of Hunmanby and Filey from mid-May onwards.

Joining charity walk to raise money for antibiotic resistance

I was delighted to take part in a sponsored walk in aid of ANTRUK, a North Yorkshire charity close to my heart. ANTRUK is the world’s first charity dedicated to tackling antibiotic resistance, which is one of the most urgent threats to public health.