Jesse’s Hereford Times column: Thank you

When trouble comes, there are always some who turn towards it. So it was last week amid the horrendous weather. Across the county communities were kept going—and some people literally kept alive—not just by our magnificent emergency services, but by the kindness and energy of local volunteers helping others out in all the snow. 

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Jesse welcomes news of Countryside Productivity Scheme

Earlier this week I had a chance to congratulate and thank the Farming Minister, George Eustice, who has announced a new £60m grants scheme through which farmers can bid for cash to buy new farm equipment.

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Jesse’s Hereford Times column: Tackling litter

Herefordians were, I know, transfixed like the rest of the country last year by Sir David Attenborough’s astonishing second series on The Blue Planet.

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Jesse visits Ashfield Park School

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Jesse Norman paid a visit to Ashfield Park Primary School on Friday, February 2nd, to give a short, interactive talk on democracy.

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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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