Bits of good and bad news can be like the proverbial London bus; nothing for ages, then suddenly three turn up at once.Read more
We are extremely lucky to have the General Practitioners we do in Herefordshire. A doctor’s surgery is a hallowed place in every community in the UK. But it is especially so in a large, sparsely populated and under-funded border county such as ours.Read more
Local MP Jesse Norman has today celebrated the news that £8 million of Government funding has been announced for Hereford’s new specialist tech and engineering university.Read more
It is great news that the Hereford Library building on Broad Street has at last reopened its doors to the public, after a longer-than-expected process of cleaning out its old asbestos.Read more
Together with many other MPs, Ministers and people around the country, I watched last week as Lord Neuberger summarised the Supreme Court's judgment, by a vote of 8-3, ruling that the decision to trigger the UK's withdrawal from the EU must be subject to a vote in Parliament.Read more
As Hereford Times readers may have know, on January 9th I was made Energy Minister, as part of a ministerial mini-reshuffle which moved Baroness Neville-Rolfe to the Treasury.Read more
Last week I had the great pleasure of visiting Hopes Ash Farm.
Located in a lovely valley south of Ross-on-Wye, it is run by Robert and Rachel Davies. It started life as a dairy farm, but since the 1970s the family have branched out into cereals, beef, sheep, turkeys, and apple orcharding.Read more
Let me start by wishing all Hereford Times readers, and their friends and family, a very happy New Year!
A New Year is always a point of transition, and a moment to reflect.Read more
Happy 150th birthday to the Ross Gazette!
It is amazing to think that in 1867, just as Benjamin Disraeli was framing the second Reform Act and giving the vote to millions of people for the first time, so the roots of the Gazette was being established in Ross-on-Wye.
A very Merry Christmas to all Gazette readers!
Opinions will vary as to whether 2016 has been a year to cherish or to forget. Both nationally and internationally, we have had 12 months of dramatic, indeed wrenching, change.Read more