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Difficult decision to increase tax

At the end of January the Police and Crime Panel voted unanimously to support my proposal to increase the policing part of the Council Tax by just under two per cent.

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Martin Seeley, the Bishop of St Edmundsbury and Ipswich ANL-160122-093657001

We’re ‘Walking Together’ for Lent

“Let’s go for a walk this afternoon.” This innocent sounding invitation, usually asked by my wife, gets me thinking. Surely I had a sermon to work on, or a visit to make, or even a deadline for a newspaper column to meet?

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Green View by Peter Gudde

Questions to spark our thoughts on best way forward for environment

2017 – We are living in interesting times, environmentally speaking. Change is in the air, things are in flux, leading to who knows where?

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Comment by students at King Edward VI School, Bury St Edmunds ANL-151025-114649001

Rap music: it’s art at its purest

What does rap mean to you? An incoherent mix of swearing, violence and criminals? A part of someone else’s culture? A noisy thing that young people do – and you’d rather they didn’t?

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Karen Cannard

Tales of the unexpected swap . . .

One Friday morning, a few weeks ago, I saw a tweet from the local library service announcing “Today: swap your unwanted items at @BuryLibSuffolk for Top Time.”

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A personal view

The changing face of family birthdays

Is it just me, or does it get harder to buy for loved ones as we get older? In the first few years of dating my girlfriend-who-became-my-wife, it seemed so straightforward.

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Barry Peters, editor ANL-141113-155212001

It’s time for you to make a difference

Detractors. Trolls. Critics. They are everywhere.

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Ipswich Town fan Zach Ward

Ipswich Town fan Zach Ward says: Let’s cap a fine February with a derby day win

I was a teenager the last time Ipswich Town were able to get one over their East Anglian rivals, Norwich City.

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Michael Apichella ANL-151123-125029001

My hens are like scorned lovers

Someone once said a chicken crossing the road is poultry in motion. Sorry about that. But I have chickens on my mind.

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Column by Matthew Hancock MP

Our US links must be maintained

I often write about local issues, but recently a couple of national issues have come to the fore and they have been a constant presence in the media of late and some of the main topics of conversation when I am out and about.

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Lee Bye, Head Chef at Tuddenham Mills

I’m rooting for the fen parsnip

Fi, of Moo Moo cakes, is on fire here in Suffolk, baking her way with style and personality across the county much to all of our delights.

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Social media columnist

How to market to goldfish . . .

A study a couple of years ago by Microsoft revealed that the human attention span had supposedly dropped from 12 seconds in 2002 to only eight seconds in 2013. This is a second shorter than that of a goldfish!

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A Personal View

Why I’ll be staying here in Suffolk

Last weekend we did what we do many weekends. We headed to the Suffolk coast.

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Barry Peters, editor ANL-141113-155212001

Magnificent seven have made an impact

When we talk about local heroes who really make a difference, everyone has their own ideas.

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Ipswich Town fan Zach Ward

Ipswich Town fan Zach Ward says: Early McCarthy grit and determination making a well-timed comeback

It is when the chips are down that I think you really find out what your team is made of. And what on paper looked to be an incredibly tricky February is turning into quite a fruitful month.

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The Very Rev Dr Frances Ward, Dean of St Edmundsbury ANL-161103-110230001

Climate change: we must do more

Last week, I was in London at a meeting of faith leaders, with two scientists from the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change.

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A personal view

My best-laid plans were scuppered ... by ‘proper flu’

For those readers who know me, it might surprise you to know that I am sometimes a little lost for words.

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Comment by students at King Edward VI School, Bury St Edmunds ANL-151025-114649001

Let’s cut emissions and go green

While out for a family meal, I saw a glimpse into the future: in a car park in Elveden proudly stands several Tesla superchargers – charging points built specifically for Tesla’s high-performance, luxury, electric cars.

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Nicola Miller

Such paucity of care is untenable

On Monday night, Panorama highlighted the crisis facing our mental health services.

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Barry Peters, editor ANL-141113-155212001

The rough end of a night’s sleep

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.

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