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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.


EDITOR’S COMMENT: Let’s give Le Tour a run for its money

16 January 2015
EDITOR’S COMMENT: Let’s give Le Tour a run for its money

EDITOR’S COMMENT: Let’s give Le Tour a run for its money

16 January 2015

Few sporting spectacles in 2014 could rival the end stage of the Women’s Tour, which speeded into town with townsfolk and visitors thronging our streets.


EDITOR’S COMMENT: Impact of dualled A11 will be massive

19 December 2014
EDITOR’S COMMENT: Impact of dualled A11 will be massive

EDITOR’S COMMENT: Impact of dualled A11 will be massive

19 December 2014

When I joined the Bury Free Press in 2000, there was talk of the A11 being dualled. It was about time, I remember thinking back then. After all, it had been 30 years in the pipeline.


EDITOR’S COMMENT: Cupola House is worth the wait

12 December 2014
EDITOR’S COMMENT: Cupola House is worth the wait

EDITOR’S COMMENT: Cupola House is worth the wait

12 December 2014

I remember that dreadful night in summer 2012 when Cupola House went up in flames.