Jesse’s Ross Gazette column: Singing the praises of local citizens

After the weighty constitutional issues tackled in my last column, it is a delight to return this week to local issues, and sing the praises of local citizens. 

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Jesse’s Hereford Times column: Celebrating the achievements of local volunteers

I am constantly amazed by the generosity of many Herefordians.

It might be the Street Pastors, who help people who’ve had a bit too much to drink in the small hours on Friday and Saturday nights, or the brilliant team who support young people at Close House, or dozens of other local groups.

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Jesse opens GB Electrical and Building Services in Hereford

Jesse Norman at GB Electrical

Video of opening of GB Electrical and Building Services in Hereford.

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Jesse’s Ross Gazette column: The EU Withdrawal Bill

Readers, this is normally a gentle and well-meaning, indeed positively herbivorous, column; a column which, at the Editor’s behest, busies itself with the joys or no of Ross-on-Wye and South Herefordshire, and rarely ventures into the murky waters of National Politics.

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Jesse’s Hereford Times column: Hereford Enterprise Zone

It has been said that Herefordshire is one of the UK’s best-kept secrets, and often I wish it wasn’t:  that more people around the country knew about this magical place and visited it, to enjoy the landscape, shin up the hills and chomp happily on our stunning local produce.

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Jesse's Ross Gazette column: Back to business in Westminster

Greetings! I hope Gazette readers had a restful summer, and enjoyed the good weather while we had it. When the sun is shining in Herefordshire, it doesn't get much better than that.

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Jesse "delighted" that Stagecoach West have agreed cheaper bus fares for young travellers

Local MP and Roads Minister Jesse Norman said today he was "delighted" at the news that Stagecoach West will launch a new under-19 day-rider ticket for Hereford and the Forest of Dean.

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Jesse reacts to redundancies at Gelpack

Local MP Jesse Norman has expressed his concern and sadness at the news of redundancies at the Hereford-based packaging company Gelpack, which has gone into administration.

Employees were told at a meeting today that the vast majority of staff will be made redundant immediately, with only a skeleton team remaining in place.

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Jesse welcomes £5 million funding for Herefordshire roads

jesse_norman_road.jpgLocal MP and Roads Minister Jesse Norman has greatly welcomed the news that Herefordshire will receive £5 million of Government money to improve local roads.

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Jesse’s Ross Gazette column: Transport for the future

As Gazette readers will know, I was made Minister for Roads by the Prime Minister in June.  It is a fascinating brief, and I am greatly enjoying getting stuck into my work at the Department for Transport.

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