Working in Westminster, it's not every day you are joined by a supermodel, but it was a delight to be joined by Lily Cole as I hosted a reception to celebrate the tenth anniversary of the Climate Change Act.
Today there was an important debate in Parliament about the future of the Mayoral Development Corporation site in Redcar. I had some spiky exchanges with Labour's Paul Williams and Mike Hill towards the end...
In 1999, EU rules forced the UK to stop offering Duty Free within Europe. After Brexit in March, I think we should bring duty free back! It brought pleasure to millions of people and would boost jobs in airports and on ferries.
There's hugely welcome news for our area in the Budget today - most importantly that the Chancellor has pledged £14 million to prepare specific sites for two major new metals projects to move into the Mayoral Development Corporation site at Redcar.
Many of you have written to me to protest about the shameful witch hunt of too many of our veterans who served in Northern Ireland. Former soldiers, many of them elderly, are having their lives turned upside down by the threat of prosecution.
In the last eighteen months the last bank branch has closed in Loftus and NatWest have closed in Guisborough. I am determined we should act to maintain access to financial services in small towns and villages.