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YOUTH VIEW: MPs should just have the one job

YOUTH VIEW: MPs should just have the one job

YOUTH VIEW: MPs should just have the one job

01 March 2015

On Monday, it was revealed that the Labour former home secretary Jack Straw and Conservative MP Sir Malcolm Rifkind had been caught by a journalists’ sting operation, which showed them offering their services and connections to a fake Chinese company.


KAREN CANNARD: Learning from the masters...

KAREN CANNARD: Learning from the masters...

KAREN CANNARD: Learning from the masters...

01 March 2015

Would you like to learn more about an easy way to reduce waste, meet like-minded people and help others in your local community?


SOCIAL MEDIA: Why YouTube is good for business

SOCIAL MEDIA: Why YouTube is good for business

SOCIAL MEDIA: Why YouTube is good for business

22 February 2015

YouTube celebrated its 10th birthday on February 14 – 10 years which have seen it go from strength to strength.


CAMILLE BERRIMAN: Frantic dash to find a parking space

CAMILLE BERRIMAN: Frantic dash to find a parking space

CAMILLE BERRIMAN: Frantic dash to find a parking space

22 February 2015

Has Bury St Edmunds become a victim of its own success? Along with businesses and those who work in the town centre, I am thrilled our town has flourished. But how much further can Bury grow before its creaking infrastructure collapses under the pressure?


BTO: Early starters already on the nest

BTO: Early starters already on the nest

BTO: Early starters already on the nest

22 February 2015

There are signs of the approaching spring, even though winter has yet to release her grip. A growing dawn chorus of song thrush, woodpigeon and great tit underlines that many of our resident birds have already started to establish breeding territories.


TIM PASSMORE: How we’ll use your extra Council Tax

TIM PASSMORE: How we’ll use your extra Council Tax

TIM PASSMORE: How we’ll use your extra Council Tax

22 February 2015

I was delighted to read of the success of Bury St Edmunds rugby club who, at the time of writing, are at the top of National League 3.


GEOFF BARTON: Learning lessons from days gone by

GEOFF BARTON: Learning lessons from days gone by

GEOFF BARTON: Learning lessons from days gone by

22 February 2015

A quick update for anyone who – like the Blue Peter tortoise – has recently been liberated from hibernating in a cardboard box. If you are looking about you through large blinking eyes, here’s what you may have missed.


MATTHEW HANCOCK: Enterprise flourishing in our area

MATTHEW HANCOCK: Enterprise flourishing in our area

MATTHEW HANCOCK: Enterprise flourishing in our area

22 February 2015

Five years ago, in the difficult days after the recession, it seemed hard to think that in 2015 we in West Suffolk would be on the road to economic recovery. It was harder still to imagine that we could in fact be flourishing under a wave of enterprise.


EDITOR’S COMMENT: Budget cuts start to hit close to home

EDITOR’S COMMENT: Budget cuts start to hit close to home

EDITOR’S COMMENT: Budget cuts start to hit close to home

20 February 2015

These are tough times indeed in the corridors of power.


NICOLA MILLER: Watch out for potholes ... in the dark

NICOLA MILLER: Watch out for potholes ... in the dark

NICOLA MILLER: Watch out for potholes ... in the dark

16 February 2015

I went for an inadvertent swim the other night, walking back from my late night foray to the local store in search of all the things I had forgotten to buy in an earlier shopping trip.


DAVE GOODERHAM: Stark contrast between our teams

DAVE GOODERHAM: Stark contrast between our teams

DAVE GOODERHAM: Stark contrast between our teams

15 February 2015

I very nearly stopped short of writing about football in this week’s column. My plans to dedicate 450 words to Bury Town were almost ended by the grotesque amounts handed out to Premier League sides for television rights on Tuesday – £5.14 billion according to reports.


GRAHAM TURNER: When a sleeping dog isn’t allowed to lie

GRAHAM TURNER: When a sleeping dog isn’t allowed to lie

GRAHAM TURNER: When a sleeping dog isn’t allowed to lie

15 February 2015

Our old dog died more than two months ago, but last week she came back to bite us on the derriere.


YOUTH VIEW: We must protect the unions

YOUTH VIEW: We must protect the unions

YOUTH VIEW: We must protect the unions

15 February 2015

On this day in 1975, the National Union of Mineworkers finished negotiations with their industry paymasters and accepted a pay rise of 35% for miners in the UK. It was the result of months of dispute between the boards, and part of the escalation of union power which would lead to the famed ‘Winter of Discontent’ of 1988-89.


SWT LACKFORD LAKES: Duck into reserve to see some smart-looking birds

SWT LACKFORD LAKES: Duck into reserve to see some smart-looking birds

SWT LACKFORD LAKES: Duck into reserve to see some smart-looking birds

15 February 2015

Thousands of ducks spend the winter at Lackford Lakes nature reserve and during this time, they look the smartest.


EDITOR’S COMMENT: Who’d be a judge?

EDITOR’S COMMENT: Who’d be a judge?

EDITOR’S COMMENT: Who’d be a judge?

13 February 2015

The courts have a tough job these days – what was acceptable a few years ago is frowned upon today. Sentencing options are broad but there are guidelines and, in reality, little wriggle room for today’s finest legal brains.


CAMILLE BERRIMAN: A more taxing job than I remember

CAMILLE BERRIMAN: A more taxing job than I remember

CAMILLE BERRIMAN: A more taxing job than I remember

08 February 2015

I didn’t make any new year’s resolutions as we started 2015 after failing in previous years to stick to anything. But now I am wondering whether I should have.


SOCIAL MEDIA: Making the most of you online presence

SOCIAL MEDIA: Making the most of you online presence

SOCIAL MEDIA: Making the most of you online presence

08 February 2015

In my last column, I covered some tips for managing your time on social media better. Before heading off, here are a few more things to keep in mind to ensure you are more efficient with your participation and continue to work toward your goals.


BTO: Aerial ballet of starling flocks

BTO: Aerial ballet of starling flocks

BTO: Aerial ballet of starling flocks

08 February 2015

It is during these cold winter months that we are treated to the sight of starling flocks and their amazing pre-roost ‘murmurations’.


NIKOS SAVVAS: Leaving ‘my corner’ to meet others

NIKOS SAVVAS: Leaving ‘my corner’ to meet others

NIKOS SAVVAS: Leaving ‘my corner’ to meet others

08 February 2015

It is the simple things in life that bring us most pleasure. For me it is bed time stories with my kids. In my head it will be a time when we can sit together with the children in their pyjamas, hair brushed, listening attentively to the book we are sharing.


GREEN LIGHT TRUST: Trust supports new WildSpace

GREEN LIGHT TRUST: Trust supports new WildSpace

GREEN LIGHT TRUST: Trust supports new WildSpace

08 February 2015

Green Light Trust first started its Community-owned WildSpace programme more than 25 years ago, inspired by the co-founders’ (of GLT) trip to Papua New Guinea where a chief in one of the villages of the Hunstein Range asked: “What are the trees like where you come from?”


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