Jesse’s Hereford Times Column: Now That’s What I Call Music

One of the greatest joys of Herefordshire is the amazing range and quality of its music.

I was reminded of how true this is last Saturday, when I went to hear the recitals of the Hereford Police Choir music bursary competition at Holy Trinity Church.

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Jesse’s Ross Gazette column: Environmentally Friendly

Gazette readers will have seen the protesters of Extinction Rebellion campaigning recently--not just on Oxford Street in London, but in front of the Shire Hall in Hereford.

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Jesse’s Hereford Times Column: Uncharted Seas

A few weeks ago I highlighted the possibility of Parliamentary moves that would potentially undermine the constitutional basis of British government.

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Jesse’s Ross Gazzette column: Brexit update – Here are lions

As I write this on Monday evening, the House of Commons stands in uncharted political territory. Terra Incognita, as they used to say on the maps.

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Jesse’s Hereford Times column: rural investments

The launch of Hereford Museum and Art Gallery’s Lego Brick History Exhibition last week is a wonderful Easter opportunity for families. It takes famous moments in history and recreates them in Lego bricks. There are lots of activities on offer too, right through April to May 18th--you can even bring your own Lego models!

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Jesse celebrates new Herefordshire university’s move into its first campus buildings at Blackfriars

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Local MP Jesse Norman joined a large gathering of local people last Friday to celebrate the move of NMITE, the New Model in Technology and Engineering, Herefordshire's new university, into its first campus buildings at Blackfriars in the city.

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Jesse’s Ross Gazette column: Brexit latest

Very soon Parliament will—at last—have to make its mind up on Brexit.

The Prime Minister has set out a timetable: a vote on the Withdrawal Agreement by March 12th (with a reported Labour amendment in favour of a second referendum); a vote on whether the UK should press ahead without a deal on the 13th; and a vote on a possible “limited extension” to Article 50 on the 14th.

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Jesse’s Hereford Times column: Ciao Italia

Last year I wrote to the Prime Minister to suggest a loan of our Mappa Mundi and Magna Carta to France, recognising the generous loan of the Bayeux Tapestry to the UK. And I haven’t given up hope—as always the key is persistence.

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Jesse’s Hereford Times Column: Save The Broadleys!

Listeners who tuned into BBC Hereford and Worcester on Wednesday might have been confused--and hopefully relieved--to hear their MP talking not about Brexit, but a local pub.

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Jesse heads up a cross-party local campaign to save The Broadleys pub

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Local MP Jesse Norman has launched a new cross-party campaign with local Councillors in Hereford to save the Broadleys pub on the A49 Ross Road in South Wye, site of which has been earmarked for a new Co-op store.  

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