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
One of the innumerable joys of Herefordshire lies in all the amazing community organisations and groups that knit the county together.Read more
Every year winter brings high rainfall and increased risk of flooding.
Flooding across the UK last winter was the most extreme on record, with ‘Storm Desmond’ alone leaving over 5,000 homes in Cumbria and Lancashire flooded.Read more
Readers will know that the High Court has recently ruled that the Government cannot trigger Article 50, the formal two-year mechanism for leaving the EU, without a vote in Parliament. The case will come before the Supreme Court next month.Read more
In my six years as MP the well-being of our hospitals, and in particular the County Hospital in Hereford, has always been a paramount concern.Read more
Part of an MP's job is to try to spot problems before they arise.
Gazette readers will know that, as well as the hospital in Ross, I have always taken a very close interest in the County Hospital in Hereford.
Hereford MP Jesse Norman has called for an immediate halt and a full and open public discussion after learning of potential plans by the NHS to place the County Hospital and its parent the Wye Valley Trust under the control of the South Warwickshire Foundation Trust.Read more
Local MP Jesse Norman visited John Kyrle High School and Sixth Form recently to meet with business studies students.Read more
As I put finger to keyboard for this column the Conservative Party conference in Birmingham is in full swing.Read more