It’s vital that on education, policing and infrastructure, as much clarity is given as possible to departments as possible in terms of long-term funding.
It is much more than its main urban areas. So the restrictions feel really unfair to some – such as those I know in County Durham.
For many in my community – particularly those on tight budgets, pensioners, and people trying to manage their way out of debt – cash is what they live by.
His “Goldilocks Politics” of “too much/too little, too fast/too slow” throughout the pandemic is unlikely to win over voters.
We should have a laser-like focus on reducing the tax burden, instead of relying on nannying to get us off of our bottoms.
It was superb to see responsible local businesses investing, and ensuring a safe and socially distanced experience for their customers.
We need to switch from specifying “what’s allowed to open” to “what in the interest of public health needs to continue to be restricted.”
Any fair-minded observer would think better of him at the end of yesterday’s press conference than he or she may have done at the beginning.
The party is pinned down where it feels at home – in its new heartlands of central London, the middle of major cities and the University towns.
Bury, the West Midlands, Dudley and perhaps the Durham PCC polls are well worth keeping an eye on.
Our readers’ top choice was the same as Number Ten’s for the Lords: York. But a good case was made for Coventry – and Warwick University.
Ben Houchen, the Tees Valley Mayor, is proving that Conservatives in power can make things happen. Our candidates who were selected early did well.
Buck-passing between different authorities results in poor outcomes for residents and kickback from voters.
Remember where we are; remember what has come down to us. Our unique heritage is there to be opened up.
Durham Students Union is looking into ways of shutting down a new pro-life group on campus. This group is entirely unaffiliated with the students union.