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How can young voices be heard?

From where I see it, British politicians seem to care less and less about representing the views of young people. Those of us below the age of eighteen are simply neglected by the powers that be.

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Tim Passmore,  Police and Crime Commissioner for Suffolk

Sport is key in our fight on crime

This September has been a bit of a scorcher with temperature records being broken in many areas - in fact this month has been much more like the height of summer than the start of autumn.

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A personal view

Day 19 and I’m learning all the time

When we last spoke dear readers, my son had just taken his first tentative steps into primary school.

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

Food is so much more than just fuel

A good deal of what I do as a bishop involves food. So far that has ranged from a simple sausage roll to a succulent hog roast, from coffee and a biscuit (preferably chocolate) to a four course sit down dinner.

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Ipswich Town fan Zach Ward

Ipswich Town fan Zach Ward says: Late flurry shows success can be a fine line

Four clean sheets in six. Unbeaten at home in the league. Just two points off the play-off places. All in all, we’re not doing too badly.

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Column by Matthew Hancock MP

A good rail service is vital for us

I hope all of you had a very good summer and are enjoying the last of the fine weather this season.

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Barry Peters

That really wasn’t a n-ice surprise

‘With age comes wisdom, but sometimes age comes alone.’

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

Please look for modern day solutions

It looks as if the cross-party consensus of no new grammar schools is disintegrating. David Cameron and Theresa May disagree – his modernised Conservative Party is set to be abandoned. Mrs May is preaching meritocracy and social mobility, but is reverting to grammar schools a solution?

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Social media columnist

Twelve types of Facebook posts

One of the questions I’m asked most often is “what should I post on social media?” As Facebook is now so dominant with 1.7 billion users a month, 1 billion on What’s App, 1 billion on Facebook Messenger and 500 million on Instagram. I thought I would focus on it for this article.

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A Personal View

My simple advice? Let’s just say no

When Theresa May stood in Downing Street, looking the nation firmly in the eye, and proclaimed that she would “make Britain a country that works not for a privileged few, but for every one of us”, she seemed to tap into a nation’s craving for unity.

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Michael Apichella ANL-151123-125029001

What you see isn’t always what you get

Visitors to a gallery viewed the abstract art on the ground floor. They got up-close and personal with the interactive sculpture on the first. The featured-exhibit was housed on the top floor. As punters filed into that arcade, however, many kicked aside a dusty pile of bricks, unaware that was the actual exhibition.

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Nicola Miller

Hello September, let’s start afresh

It’s September and already it feels more like a fresh start than New Years ever did.

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Nicola Miller

Hello September, let’s start afresh

It’s September and already it feels more like a fresh start than New Years ever did.

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

How can we sweeten life for others?

Friday morning saw me doing something strange in the Deanery garden. I took out a spoonful of homemade marmalade and a small bell to our recently-acquired beehive, following an old custom to welcome bees to their new home.

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A personal view

I think I’m going to get through this

Births, marriages, first jobs, first loves – all key milestones that define us during our lives.

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Grouse

Nature’s direction from a chef’s perspective never disappoints . . .

The next few months will see nature turn a corner with its offerings and bring more comforting ingredients across our menus.

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Social media columnist

Free​ ​ways​ ​to​ ​get​ ​website​ ​traffic

Getting traffic to your website is something that takes dedication and time. The things that worked last year still work, but you’re going to have to do more of them.

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

New faces make me feel like a proud dad

We’ve reached that point in the year when, in supermarkets everywhere, sun cream and strawberries are replaced by note books and lunchboxes, and every banner shouts “Back to School!”

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Jo Churchill MP

Schools here are in an enviable position

As the summer holidays draw to a close, attention turns to a new school term and, for some pupils, a new chapter in their education or employment.

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A taste of luxury

Think of ice cream as a frozen ‘soup’

Many people don’t own an ice cream maker but crave the kind of chewy, rich and intensely flavoured ice cream that costs £5 or more for a tiny tub. If you adore ice cream like I do, this can be prohibitive.

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