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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Jesse delighted by local funding wins for Herefordshire

Local MP Jesse Norman has expressed his delight at news of three new funding wins for Herefordshire.

These include £1.25 million for potholes, the news that Herefordshire projects have been successfully shortlisted for Forward Fund co-development as part of the Housing Infrastructure Fund, potentially worth £95 million, and a pathfinder Litter Innovation Grant.

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Jesse’s Hereford Times column: Thank you

When trouble comes, there are always some who turn towards it. So it was last week amid the horrendous weather. Across the county communities were kept going—and some people literally kept alive—not just by our magnificent emergency services, but by the kindness and energy of local volunteers helping others out in all the snow. 

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Jesse welcomes news of Countryside Productivity Scheme

Earlier this week I had a chance to congratulate and thank the Farming Minister, George Eustice, who has announced a new £60m grants scheme through which farmers can bid for cash to buy new farm equipment.

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Jesse’s Hereford Times column: Tackling litter

Herefordians were, I know, transfixed like the rest of the country last year by Sir David Attenborough’s astonishing second series on The Blue Planet.

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Jesse visits Ashfield Park School

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Jesse Norman paid a visit to Ashfield Park Primary School on Friday, February 2nd, to give a short, interactive talk on democracy.

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Jesse’s Hereford Times column: Mappa Mundi exchange

The airwaves and social media were humming last week after Question Time at the Courtyard. The programme has long since stopped being about the sensible discussion of current issues, alas. But amid all the argy-bargy and shouting, there was, I thought, one real gleam of light.

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Jesse’s Hereford Times column: Happy New Year!

Happy New Year! And a very prosperous and peaceful 2018 to all Hereford Times readers.

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Jesse’s Ross Gazette Christmas message

A very Merry Christmas to all Gazette readers!

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Jesse’s Hereford Times column: singing the praises of local businesses

For the fifth year running, last Saturday was Small Business Saturday: a great opportunity to highlight the quality of our small local businesses, and encourage everyone to get behind them.

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