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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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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