Jesse’s Hereford Times Column

The floods this week have been so horrendous that it is impossible to think of anything else.

They are said to be the worst in living memory, and I can readily believe it.  For once the word "biblical" does not seem inappropriate. They testify to a world in which nature is becoming unbalanced, with supposedly once-in-a-lifetime freak events now occurring almost annually.

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Jesse’s Hereford Times Column

I have come out hard against the Marches Local Enterprise Partnership over its treatment of our pioneering new Herefordshire University project, NMITE. 

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Jesse’s Hereford Times Column

I hope all Hereford Times readers have had the chance to have a good break, and went easy--but not too easy--on the mince pies and Christmas pud!

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Jesse celebrates Pedicargo bike grant win

Jesse with Jean-Paul Baron and Callum Treasurer of Pedicargo in Church Street

Jesse Norman has welcomed the news that local business Pedicargo has won a Government grant enabling it to buy its next e-cargo bike--under a scheme set up by Jesse himself as Transport Minister!

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Jesse welcomes news of new Bellwin flood funding

Jesse Norman carrying sandbags

(Photo: Jesse carrying sandbags during the 2007 floods.)

Jesse Norman, local MP since 2010 and now Conservative parliamentary candidate, has welcomed the news that the Government will pay over £1 million to Herefordshire Council under the Bellwin scheme as compensation for damage following the recent flooding.

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Jesse’s Hereford Times Column

I sometimes think we should have a speech in Herefordshire every year on “The State of the County”.  Like the US President’s “State of the Nation” speech, only a lot more down to earth!

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Jesse’s Hereford Times column

I have always had heroes. Some famous, some little-known, none of them perfect, all of them human, all of them flawed, but all of them extraordinary to me:  people who have shaped the world around them for the good.

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Jesse’s Hereford Times column: Investment in Hereford

As Hereford Times readers will know, I am a hopeless optimist by nature.  But even I am starting to get really excited about all the new investment taking in place in Hereford.

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Jesse’s Hereford Times column: Proroguing Parliament

The past week has resounded to wild cries that the decision to prorogue Parliament is a “coup”, a suspension of democracy, or even fascism in action.  The famous children’s author Philip Pullman has invoked the language of lynching, while other notables have launched into eye-popping denunciations.

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Jesse welcomes new spending on Sixth Form College, schools, special needs, buses

Local MP Jesse Norman has welcomed new Government spending which will greatly benefit people across Herefordshire.

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