Jesse’s Hereford Times Column – NMITE inauguration

Last Friday I was honoured to speak at the service for the inauguration of NMITE, our new university project, in Hereford Cathedral. This was my address.

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Jesse’s Hereford Times Column – The importance of Community Housing

Last Saturday I was delighted to open the official launch of the new Herefordshire Centre for Community-Led Housing (HCCLH).

This is a very important project, led by James Murphy and Nancy Winfield, whose goal is to stimulate the building of more community land trusts, co-owned and community led housing in Herefordshire.

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Jesse’s Hereford Times Column: The future of business in Herefordshire

The past few days have yielded two examples of the very best of Herefordshire, big and small, urban and rural, from two very different parts of my constituency.

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Jesse’s Hereford Times Column: What a Summer!

Alas, summer is drawing to a close. Truly, this has been a year of extraordinary weather, from the succession of freezes we endured this winter to the tropic sunshine of the recent summer months.

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Jesse’s Hereford Times column: Celebrating cycling

Being an avid cyclist, I am delighted to celebrate Cycling UK’s 140th anniversary this month. Founded as the Bicycle Touring Club on August 5th 1878, it has grown into a national charity and campaigning organisation. 

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Jesse’s Ross Gazette column: an update from Jesse

Hello again! This column dropped out briefly from the pages of the Gazette, but it's a pleasure now to be able to bring it back.

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Jesse’s Hereford Times column: Football fever!

IN-GER-LAAAAND!!!! By the time you read this, gentle reader, we will know whether England have made it through to a final of the World Cup for the first time since 1966.

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Jesse’s Hereford Times column: 70 years of the NHS

July 5th marks the 70th anniversary of the foundation of the National Health Service. It is a delight for me to be able to celebrate the NHS, and the astonishing work it does every day to cure us of disease, to heal injury and to keep us safe for the future.

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Jesse’s Hereford Times column: Supporting local businesses

Last Friday was a day for me to visit businesses, big and small, local and national, up and down my constituency. In the morning I was able to join the great Steve Thorpe from Royal Mail on his morning postal delivery route in Hereford. Steve soon had me wheeling his trolley full of letters and parcels on his round down Widemarsh Street, through to High Town and Eign Gate.

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Jesse’s Hereford Times column: Celebrating the RAF

The first of April marked one hundred years since the creation of the Royal Air Force—the world’s oldest independent air force—from the merger of the Royal Flying Corps and the Royal Naval Air Service.

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