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.Read more
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!Read more
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.Read more
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.
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.Read more
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.Read more
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.Read more
The advent of the Chinese New Year in February: the year of the Pig. But for many people in and around Ross, the rapid rise in the number of feral pigs and boar is no cause for celebration.Read more
Hitherto one of the striking things about Brexit has been that it has been debated, however rancorously, through the medium of normal politics.Read more
A very Merry Christmas to all Gazette readers!
This has not been a vintage year in Westminster, I'm afraid, given all the Brexit shenanigans. Many people inside and outside politics have often forgotten basic values of politeness and civility. For its part, the national news media have always not shared the Gazette's care for accuracy and responsible journalism, to say the least.Read more