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GREEN VIEW: A chance to learn how to ‘drive smarter’

GREEN VIEW: A chance to learn how to ‘drive smarter’

GREEN VIEW: A chance to learn how to ‘drive smarter’

01 February 2015

A month on and my new regime is taking shape. Twice a week I travel into work by bus, two days I share the car with my wife and one day I try to work at home. Well, that’s the plan.


DAVE GOODERHAM: Trying to get to sleep keeps me awake

DAVE GOODERHAM: Trying to get to sleep keeps me awake

DAVE GOODERHAM: Trying to get to sleep keeps me awake

01 February 2015

My wife is a switch. Now I appreciate I could describe her in so many sweeter ways, especially with St Valentine calling in 15 days.


GRAHAM TURNER: Maisie’s one of a rare breed

GRAHAM TURNER: Maisie’s one of a rare breed

GRAHAM TURNER: Maisie’s one of a rare breed

01 February 2015

The story we carried last week about Maisie Boreham retiring from Mulleys after 43 years took me back to my own days ‘on the buses’.


YOUTH VIEW: The waiting game begins . . .

YOUTH VIEW: The waiting game begins . . .

YOUTH VIEW: The waiting game begins . . .

01 February 2015

It’s over. After months of furious personal statement writing, pestering for references and agonising over campuses and courses and cooking, it’s over. The UCAS (that’s University and College Admission Service) deadline has passed.


KAREN CANNARD: Wonky, yes – but it still tastes great

KAREN CANNARD: Wonky, yes – but it still tastes great

KAREN CANNARD: Wonky, yes – but it still tastes great

01 February 2015

Well, January delivered some interesting food waste news. If you managed to catch Channel 4’s Friday Night Feast, with Jamie Oliver and Jimmy Doherty, you would have witnessed some promising food waste rescues that could inspire national change, particularly within supply chains and the hospitality sector.


EDITOR’S COMMENT: Good luck, Kate – the nation’s watching

EDITOR’S COMMENT: Good luck, Kate – the nation’s watching

EDITOR’S COMMENT: Good luck, Kate – the nation’s watching

30 January 2015

I take my hat off to Kate Oakley.


BTO: Snipe can sit out the bad weather

BTO: Snipe can sit out the bad weather

BTO: Snipe can sit out the bad weather

25 January 2015

Freezing temperatures and laying snow can cause problems for some of our wintering birds, a pattern repeated more widely across Europe.


CAMILLE BERRIMAN: All students should have equal access

CAMILLE BERRIMAN: All students should have equal access

CAMILLE BERRIMAN: All students should have equal access

25 January 2015

When I was five my family moved to Thorpe Morieux from London. The move meant my brother and I were no longer able to walk to school as we had in the city.


TIM PASSMORE: Voluntary sector’s huge contribution

TIM PASSMORE: Voluntary sector’s huge contribution

TIM PASSMORE: Voluntary sector’s huge contribution

25 January 2015

At the start of every new year we all look forward with optimism and confidence; we welcome change and renewal – something I think we are rather good at in Suffolk.


SOCIAL MEDIA: Managing your time

SOCIAL MEDIA: Managing your time

SOCIAL MEDIA: Managing your time

25 January 2015

If you want to engage with your customers on social media, you should spend time on social media sites every day. One of the comments I hear most often regarding social media is that it’s so time-consuming.


MATTHEW HANCOCK: Working for a positive outcome

MATTHEW HANCOCK: Working for a positive outcome

MATTHEW HANCOCK: Working for a positive outcome

25 January 2015

At the start of this year we were faced with the difficult news that Mildenhall US Airbase would be closing. This news came as a shock to many, not only from West Suffolk but across the UK.


EDITOR’S COMMENT: If there’s demand, why not meet need?

EDITOR’S COMMENT: If there’s demand, why not meet need?

EDITOR’S COMMENT: If there’s demand, why not meet need?

23 January 2015

In the 15 years I’ve edited the Bury Free Press, I’ve not come across John Room House. So let me explain.


DAVE GOODERHAM: Base closure offers big opportunity

DAVE GOODERHAM: Base closure offers big opportunity

DAVE GOODERHAM: Base closure offers big opportunity

18 January 2015

It was the closest I will ever get to being Maverick. Laying face down at the front of a KC Stratotanker as a fighter jet was refuelled in mid-air.


GRAHAM TURNER: Farmers (and cows) pay the price for cheap milk

GRAHAM TURNER: Farmers (and cows) pay the price for cheap milk

GRAHAM TURNER: Farmers (and cows) pay the price for cheap milk

18 January 2015

For more years than I care to remember, I’ve happily poured milk over my breakfast cereal and tucked in, free to think about the day ahead, listen to the radio or read the paper.


YOUTH VIEW: More than a ‘cuppa’

YOUTH VIEW: More than a ‘cuppa’

YOUTH VIEW: More than a ‘cuppa’

18 January 2015

When you think of the British ‘cuppa’, you’re probably thinking of tea. But research shows that in recent years we’ve drifted from our staple hot drink, and instead are drinking a ‘latte’ more coffee.


GEOFF BARTON: Why democracy matters in school

GEOFF BARTON: Why democracy matters in school

GEOFF BARTON: Why democracy matters in school

18 January 2015

I received an odd phone call last week. It was from a journalist working for a national newspaper. “I want to ask you about something that a lot of headteachers are refusing to talk about,” she said.


SWT: Helping birds to survive the worst of the winter weather

SWT: Helping birds to survive the worst of the winter weather

SWT: Helping birds to survive the worst of the winter weather

18 January 2015

As our newly installed central heating starts to struggle against the seeping bitter cold that winter brings, I like to spare a thought (and some food) for our feathered friends.


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

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.


CAMILLE BERRIMAN: Cobblestones and high heels don’t mix

CAMILLE BERRIMAN: Cobblestones and high heels don’t mix

CAMILLE BERRIMAN: Cobblestones and high heels don’t mix

11 January 2015

A forgotten path tucked away in Bury St Edmunds town centre has prompted some discussion on these letters pages in recent weeks.


BTO: Recording your sightings can help our scientists

BTO: Recording your sightings can help our scientists

BTO: Recording your sightings can help our scientists

11 January 2015

Winter has us firmly in its grasp, though contrary to some people’s assumptions the countryside is still full of life – you just have to know where and when to look.


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