The positive welcome for a new report into improving A14 junctions between Newmarket and Ipswich is good news indeed.
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.
I was stunned to read an estimate that the UK throws away £13 billion of food every year.
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.
Detractors. Trolls. Critics. They are everywhere.
When we talk about local heroes who really make a difference, everyone has their own ideas.
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.
Journalist meets public official in coffee shop. It’s like an episode of House of Cards.
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.
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.
In a week when America elected the new leader of the free world, my thoughts were with two other more interesting matters instead.
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.
‘With age comes wisdom, but sometimes age comes alone.’
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.
What gets people’s backs up the most? Simple – rubbish.
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.
Do you think the Queen was shocked when David Cameron popped his head around the door this week?
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).
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).
I have a secret. It’s a shocking secret. I need to share it.