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Do Your Marketing Efforts Support Your Business Plan?

If your marketing efforts don’t match your business plan, you’re going to run into trouble.

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Michael Apichella ANL-151123-125029001

Artistry link to town’s prosperity

Ever noticed? Bury’s galleries are dropping like mayflies. First the Manor House Museum. Then Smith’s Row and Cavern 4. And now Edmund Gallery. Gone, gone, gone.

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Column by Matthew Hancock MP

Support grows for new rail link

You may have seen in the local press recently that there is a push, led by James Palmer, the newly-elected Mayor of Cambridgeshire and Peterborough, to bring a light railway to Haverhill.

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A personal view

Guess who’s back (with a babe in tow)?

Guess who’s back? Back again? Yes, in the words of Eminem, I have finally returned to writing my column a year after starting maternity leave.

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We should all give Liam’s fight some careful thought

If your son or daughter required a new liver/heart/kidney to continue living a full and active life, I’d imagine you would welcome the UK organ donation scheme with open arms.

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Nicola Miller

How I stopped becoming an armadillo

Around my mid-40s I began to notice that from the toenails up I seemed to be turning into an armadillo.

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Michael Apichella ANL-151123-125029001

Bad news and full glasses of beer

Before reading about another NHS funding cut or some extremist atrocity someplace, let me give you some advice: Don’t.

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

Internet... or a lonely, late walk home

Most teenagers are familiar with phrases like “put that phone down”, “are you on the computer again?” or “switch that off and go to bed”. Adolescents are always being accused of spending far too much time on electronics. But is it right for parents to tell youths to abandon gadgets in today’s world?

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Jo Churchill

Focus on key challenges ahead

Now a month since the election, it is a privilege and an honour to have been returned as the Member of Parliament for Bury St Edmunds and to now be resuming my column here in the Bury Free Press!

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Barry Peters

Human kindness is a lovely commodity

Are you like me and simply blubber away at the TV every week when Nick Knowles’ team fix a house for someone needing that extra bit of DIY help?

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Kim Morrison

How to reach the right audience

There is no question that multi-channel marketing offers a high return on investment. It doesn’t matter what your product or service is - if you’re not sending your message to multiple channels in multiple ways, you could be missing a large portion of your audience.

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Warren Smyth, CEO of Abbeycroft Leisure, with founder of The Self Centre Carole Baker

Be prepared for holiday problems

According to my children I’m fairly ‘weird’ most of the time as I carry quite a few remedies and aromatherapy oils in my handbag in my regular daily life, but if you are going on holiday sometime soon and would like to pack a more natural remedy kit for all the little ups and down that often occur, then here is a good list to start with (second half next month).

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Cannolis

Sweet treats with a history of their own

It did occur to me that testing a recipe for cannolis over some of the hottest days of the year was bad planning.

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

Concert was soundtrack of our lives

On a Sunday evening, before a long week of important exams, you might think most people would be trying to get some last-minute cramming in, or frantically trying to find that piece of homework they were supposed to do over half-term. 

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Social media columnist

Expand your marketing content

Your content marketing strategy is at the core of your social media marketing strategy. Without content you don’t have anything to use to market on social media; without social media, you don’t have a good way to get your content noticed quickly.

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Nicola Miller

Books are so at home here in Bury

As a kid I swiftly learned that I could read my way out of most tricky situations. An elderly tutor began to teach me to read, in Spanish and English, well before my fourth birthday so as to stand me in better stead for our subsequent emigration to Mexico.

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Banana, spelt and malted milk cake

Sweet memories of desert play days

The first cake I recall eating was banana bread when, at the age of four, I met Susie and her mother. Susie’s Mexican-American family lived around the corner from us in a big white house overlooking the Zapalinamé mountains, whose greyish-blue foothills form a backdrop to the northern Mexican city of Saltillo.

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

Mindfulness stops short of God

Mindfulness is everywhere. It fills the shelves of bookshops. Mindfulness: a technique and a state of being that the Oxford psychologist, Mark Williams, has defined as ‘the awareness that emerges through paying attention on purpose, in the present moment, with compassion, and open-hearted curiosity.’

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

Don’t blame words, they’re innocent

As you read this, A-level exams are hurtling towards those of us in Year 13. As a student of English Language, I have spent two years reading and writing about how it works, how it is used and how, inevitably, it changes.

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A personal view

Look up and see what’s around you

I remember the first time I saw a child in a shop transfixed by a tablet. As my eldest son, who could have only been about three, was running amok around Next or Argos or wherever we were this young lad was patiently queueing up with his dad.

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