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One easy resolution, as for the rest...

01 January 2017
One easy resolution, as for the rest...

One easy resolution, as for the rest...

01 January 2017

This has been an unforgettable year. But for many 2016 will be remembered for all the wrong reasons.


At last . . . Christmas magic has arrived

18 December 2016
At last . . . Christmas magic has arrived

At last . . . Christmas magic has arrived

18 December 2016

I usually love Christmas. Only this year it has taken a little longer than usual. Buble was still played on December 1st, closely followed by Mariah, and Home Alone has been watched.


A building to inspire our youngsters

04 December 2016
A building to inspire our youngsters

A building to inspire our youngsters

04 December 2016

It has been a strange week where national news and local goings-on have ranged from the thoroughly depressing to the utterly enlightening.


We must all listen to this Ringtone

20 November 2016
We must all listen to this Ringtone

We must all listen to this Ringtone

20 November 2016

Hands up if you have ever used your mobile phone while driving?


Sport offers such wonderful chances

06 November 2016
Sport offers such wonderful chances

Sport offers such wonderful chances

06 November 2016

Regular readers to this column will know what a big sports fan I am, football in particular.


Figuring out the road we need to take

09 October 2016
Figuring out the road we need to take

Figuring out the road we need to take

09 October 2016

The figures are rather startling. An estimated 5,740 homes would have been built in Bury St Edmunds by the time we are celebrating the year 2031.


I think I’m going to get through this

10 September 2016
I think I’m going to get through this

I think I’m going to get through this

10 September 2016

Births, marriages, first jobs, first loves – all key milestones that define us during our lives.


Results won’t define every student

27 August 2016
Results won’t define every student

Results won’t define every student

27 August 2016

It might have been 22 years ago, but I don’t remember being too nervous picking up my GCSEs.


#firstsevenjobs taught me a lot

14 August 2016
#firstsevenjobs taught me a lot

#firstsevenjobs taught me a lot

14 August 2016

Today I want to talk about a craze. No, not Pokemon Go, which literally took over the Abbey Gardens the weekend before last.


Enjoy a walk through memories

15 July 2016
Enjoy a walk through memories

Enjoy a walk through memories

15 July 2016

Sometimes you get involved in a project that doesn’t quite live up to expectations.


A reason to re-engage with politics

03 July 2016
A reason to re-engage with politics

A reason to re-engage with politics

03 July 2016

I always try to remain positive and see the good in situations – something that is hopefully reflected in this fortnightly column.


Pride beats this ugliness hands down

19 June 2016
Pride beats this ugliness hands down

Pride beats this ugliness hands down

19 June 2016

I could write 450 words on how hooliganism has once again blotted the beautiful game.


How sport can help us to really thrive

22 May 2016
How sport can help us to really thrive

How sport can help us to really thrive

22 May 2016

How can someone not be encouraged by a headline that reads: “Sport England has £250m strategy to target inactivity”?


Thanks Patrick – and welcome, Julia

08 May 2016
Thanks Patrick – and welcome, Julia

Thanks Patrick – and welcome, Julia

08 May 2016

A year ago, I wrote about Robert Everitt in this very column.


Can I strike a deal for Harry Kane?

24 April 2016
Can I strike a deal for Harry Kane?

Can I strike a deal for Harry Kane?

24 April 2016

We have been here before. Just two short years ago, I indulged myself in meeting strangers at lunch-time, posting several ‘wanted’ lists on Twitter and carefully placing packages in the post going off to all corners of the country.


Fitting way to leave the beautiful game

10 April 2016
Fitting way to leave the beautiful game

Fitting way to leave the beautiful game

10 April 2016

I have been thinking about retirement a lot recently. Maybe not the normal kind when I should, I hope, have around 30 years of work left ahead of me and my business is still in its infancy.


Bright lights shine in our dark days

27 March 2016
Bright lights shine in our dark days

Bright lights shine in our dark days

27 March 2016

It has been a pretty grim fortnight. Sometimes when I look for inspiration for this column, I will check out newspapers and websites, local, national and international.


Choices on education are a good thing

13 March 2016
Choices on education are a good thing

Choices on education are a good thing

13 March 2016

I have been spending a lot of time working in and around schools recently. It is something I have become hugely interested in, especially with my youngest son starting an as-yet-unnamed primary school in September.


My age? It’s kind of irrelevant . . .

28 February 2016
My age? It’s kind of irrelevant . . .

My age? It’s kind of irrelevant . . .

28 February 2016

If bones creaking a little louder and my inability to join my sons in sliding on their knees in celebration wasn’t enough, the card screamed out the message loud and proud.


Why I’m Old Macdonald’s biggest fan

14 February 2016
Why I’m Old Macdonald’s biggest fan

Why I’m Old Macdonald’s biggest fan

14 February 2016

So this week, I found myself laying on a hospital floor performing a sort-of-sit-up before taking part in a race called ‘Robot, Squish’.