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.
Hitherto one of the striking things about Brexit has been that it has been debated, however rancorously, through the medium of normal politics.
A very Merry Christmas to all Gazette readers!
The weeks leading to Christmas are a time of general celebration and joy. But as the nights grow colder it is vital not to forget the most vulnerable people in society, and especially homeless people and rough sleepers.
Local MP Jesse Norman has been promoted to Minister of State at the Department of Transport.
Last Sunday, alongside the Lord Lieutenant, the Mayor of Hereford, civic dignitaries and thousands of local people, I stood in St Peter's Square to lay a wreath and pay my respects to the fallen on Remembrance Sunday.
Last Friday I was honoured to speak at the service for the inauguration of NMITE, our new university project, in Hereford Cathedral. This was my address.
Last Saturday I was delighted to open the official launch of the new Herefordshire Centre for Community-Led Housing (HCCLH).
The past few days have yielded two examples of the very best of Herefordshire, big and small, urban and rural, from two very different parts of my constituency.