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Work on a plan to make A14 fit for all

16 April 2017
Work on a plan to make A14 fit for all

Work on a plan to make A14 fit for all

16 April 2017

The positive welcome for a new report into improving A14 junctions between Newmarket and Ipswich is good news indeed.


This £40 council charge still browns me off

31 March 2017
This £40 council charge still browns me off

This £40 council charge still browns me off

31 March 2017

It’s hardly surprising that less than half the households with gardens in St Edmundsbury and Forest Heath have signed up to the new Garden Waste Collection service.


Food idea should spark us into action

10 March 2017
Food idea should spark us into action

Food idea should spark us into action

10 March 2017

I was stunned to read an estimate that the UK throws away £13 billion of food every year.


Apprenticeships are really working . . .

05 March 2017
Apprenticeships are really working . . .

Apprenticeships are really working . . .

05 March 2017

The number of apprentices training through West Suffolk College has almost tripled in the past five years to 1,450. That’s an amazing figure, a superb result and a real shot in the arm for local business.


It’s time for you to make a difference

25 February 2017
It’s time for you to make a difference

It’s time for you to make a difference

25 February 2017

Detractors. Trolls. Critics. They are everywhere.


Magnificent seven have made an impact

17 February 2017
Magnificent seven have made an impact

Magnificent seven have made an impact

17 February 2017

When we talk about local heroes who really make a difference, everyone has their own ideas.


The rough end of a night’s sleep

11 February 2017
The rough end of a night’s sleep

The rough end of a night’s sleep

11 February 2017

I lock my front door each night, walk up my stairs and get into bed. Simple things. Repetitive and pretty much taken for granted for a huge swathe of the UK population.


New owners herald a new era for us all

21 January 2017
New owners herald a new era for us all

New owners herald a new era for us all

21 January 2017

Journalist meets public official in coffee shop. It’s like an episode of House of Cards.


Sad, but time has caught up with me

11 December 2016
Sad, but time has caught up with me

Sad, but time has caught up with me

11 December 2016

I’m not sure when it happened – and I’m not sure how on earth it came about, but middle age has come and smacked me in the chops and it won’t go away.


I feel like I have a bad cold coming . . .

25 November 2016
I feel like I have a bad cold coming . . .

I feel like I have a bad cold coming . . .

25 November 2016

It used to be said that America sneezed and we caught a cold. That still rings true today – in fact, we’ve been in bed with a serious case of flu over recent weeks.


Don’t mention the ‘T’ word . . .

13 November 2016
Don’t mention the ‘T’ word . . .

Don’t mention the ‘T’ word . . .

13 November 2016

In a week when America elected the new leader of the free world, my thoughts were with two other more interesting matters instead.


Make mine a latte – with some vision

01 October 2016
Make mine a latte – with some vision

Make mine a latte – with some vision

01 October 2016

One perk of my job is looking back through old papers - principally the Bury Free Press. Headlines tell only part of the story and there are many stories behind the headlines which still remain untold.


That really wasn’t a n-ice surprise

18 September 2016
That really wasn’t a n-ice surprise

That really wasn’t a n-ice surprise

18 September 2016

‘With age comes wisdom, but sometimes age comes alone.’


Why I’m a huge fan of staying local

20 August 2016
Why I’m a huge fan of staying local

Why I’m a huge fan of staying local

20 August 2016

I experienced two ends of the retail spectrum this week – and it’s made me even more aware of the very real value of buying local.


EDITOR’S COMMENT: Help police to catch the lazy litter louts

17 April 2015
EDITOR’S COMMENT: Help police to catch the lazy litter louts

EDITOR’S COMMENT: Help police to catch the lazy litter louts

17 April 2015

What gets people’s backs up the most? Simple – rubbish.


EDITOR’S COMMENT: Keep us in touch with the news, Colin

10 April 2015
EDITOR’S COMMENT: Keep us in touch with the news, Colin

EDITOR’S COMMENT: Keep us in touch with the news, Colin

10 April 2015

I breathed a sigh of relief when I heard Cllr Colin Noble had been chosen as the new leader of the Conservative group on Suffolk County Council.


We can only hope for a good clean fight

03 April 2015
We can only hope for a good clean fight

We can only hope for a good clean fight

03 April 2015

Do you think the Queen was shocked when David Cameron popped his head around the door this week?


EDITOR’S COMMENT: Check candidates’ stances on A14 cash

27 March 2015
EDITOR’S COMMENT: Check candidates’ stances on A14 cash

EDITOR’S COMMENT: Check candidates’ stances on A14 cash

27 March 2015

There are various givens in life: a buttered slice of bread will always fall butter down in the kitchen, your mobile always runs out of charge when you most need it and you’ll always forget an anniversary (once).


EDITOR’S COMMENT: It’s foul by name and foul by nature

20 March 2015
EDITOR’S COMMENT: It’s foul by name and foul by nature

EDITOR’S COMMENT: It’s foul by name and foul by nature

20 March 2015

Imagine the scene: You’ve got little Johnny up, had breakfast, dressed and got all his kit ready for the Sunday morning football match (after finally finding those boots).


EDITOR’S COMMENT: Could 2015 be my first show-time?

06 March 2015
EDITOR’S COMMENT: Could 2015 be my first show-time?

EDITOR’S COMMENT: Could 2015 be my first show-time?

06 March 2015

I have a secret. It’s a shocking secret. I need to share it.