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Forty days to change for the better

The Prime Minister has given up salt and vinegar crisps for Lent. What about you? What’s the point?

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Social media columnist

Don’t forget, mistakes made on the internet can be ‘out there’ forever

Seth Godin is the author of 18 worldwide best-selling books. He writes about the post-industrial revolution, the way ideas spread, marketing, leadership and thinking differently.

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Cash signals A11 improvement

One of the biggest investments in our part of the world in the last few years was the decision to complete the dualling of the A11.

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

One day of equality is not enough

This year’s International Women’s Day seemed more dramatic, more significant than ever before.

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Ipswich Town fan Zach Ward

Ipswich Town fan Zach Ward says: ‘A season ticket PR disaster — and relegation a real possibility’

A PR disaster off the pitch, while our poor run continues on it. I’m seriously worried.

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Michael Apichella ANL-151123-125029001

Vinyl stands the test of time . . .

During the 1960s, music was like oxygen to me. On the radio, DJs not only played Elvis, Rick Nelson, Bobby Vee, Roy Orbison, Simon and Garfunkel and the Beach Boys, but they introduced the British Invasion. That included the Stones, the Beatles, Pet Clark, Gerry & the Pacemakers, Manfred Mann and countless others, including Herman’s Hermits, Freddy and the Dreamers and the Yardbirds, to name a few.

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Ipswich Town fan Zach Ward

Ipswich Town fan Zach Ward says: ‘Mediocre March is putting pressure on the Blues’

Season tickets at Town are going to be an incredibly hard sell this summer — especially after so many false dawns.

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A personal view

Your chance to help shape the future

Where will you be in 10, 20 or 30 years time? A new career, a new family, a new home, a new life?

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

Movies should be for fans, not critics

Who matters most to a film studio?

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Nicola Miller

Social media at its best – and worst

I’ve been reconsidering my formerly relaxed attitude towards social media recently which some folks might call shutting the gate two years after my donkey bolted, but I would refer to instead as an extended and insightful love affair now turning a little sour.

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Barry Peters, editor ANL-141113-155212001

Food idea should spark us into action

I was stunned to read an estimate that the UK throws away £13 billion of food every year.

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Ipswich Town fan Zach Ward

Ipswich Town fan Zach Ward says: ‘We are missing a focal point up top badly’

Without sounding too harsh, what’s the best way to describe our previous two home games? Drab? Dull? Lifeless?

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Free Press sports editor Russell Claydon and three friends will attempt the Tour of Suffolk to raise money for two charities. Picture: Mecha Morton

Cycling For Sophie column: ‘The news turned my world upside down’

Nursing a sore neck, a hip that now resembles a depiction of the aurora borealis and a badly scraped arm wasn’t how I was planning to end my first training ride for a big charity challenge.

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Cockle and mussel chowder

A delicious case of seafood ‘sabotage’

Just before the storm arrived that saw us driven at speed in a golf cart back to the shelter of our car, we’d been exploring Lovers Key, a small state park on the gulf coast of Florida where a beach shack sold large solo cups filled to the brim with chowder for only $4.

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Nikos Savvas, principal at West Suffolk College ANL-160104-110812001

Prize-winning journey to MARS

“And the ‘Oscar’ for Best Teaching and Learning Initiative goes to . . . West Suffolk College!”

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Jo Churchill MP

Fairer funding for rural areas

As we await the start of Brexit negotiations, political life continues and concerns are mounting regarding the funding of rural services.

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

School isn’t teaching us how to live

As much as it pains me to say it, I’ve only just got my head around working the washing machine.

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Barry Peters, editor ANL-141113-155212001

Apprenticeships are really working . . .

The number of apprentices training through West Suffolk College has almost tripled in the past five years to 1,450. That’s an amazing figure, a superb result and a real shot in the arm for local business.

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Social media columnist

Eight reasons your online reputation matters

Your online reputation is the same thing as your offline reputation but, thankfully, you can discover what your online reputation is and work toward making it better. In contrast, it can be a lot more difficult to discover what your offline reputation is.

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Carole Baker

Get talking to people and feel better

The first National Conversation Week launches on March 6 and aims to encourage more conversations in both our personal and professional lives.

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