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We owe teachers more than just a salary

Now that summer’s a dim and distant memory, and school’s back in session, I’d like to spare a kind thought for the folks who teach our kids. According to a spate of articles in the dailies, hundreds of talented teachers leave the classroom annually.

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Nicola Miller

Where to find a guilt-free coffee

The ethical values of coffee shop chains have been highlighted over the last few years in tandem with their proliferation on the High Street: both Starbucks and Caffè Nero have been called to account over their tax avoidance and research carried out by the School of Oriental and African Studies, University of London, into the Fairtrade scheme found that the Fairtrade Foundation is unable to ensure that all workers get paid a living wage.

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Ipswich Town fan Zach Ward says: ‘I’m no fan of the international break – but it came at a good time’

I didn’t put myself through the misery of watching England last Friday and Monday. From recent experience, the national team either leaves you bored or disappointed at the moment – so I saved myself the bother.

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Ipswich Town fan Zach Ward

Ipswich Town fan Zach Ward says: ‘The future looks bright – our kids did us proud’

The kids are alright.

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Ipswich Town fan and season ticket holder Zach Ward.

Ipswich Town fan Zach Ward says: ‘Our best start since 1999 – let’s enjoy it while it lasts’

Boring, boring Ipswich.

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Ham stuffed biscuits with an easy peach & nectarine mostarda

Taste my Italian-Southern hybrid

I confess to feeling somewhat anxious about this recipe. Not because it doesn’t taste good (it does) but because I am aware that Americans, and particularly southerners, have very strong feelings about their biscuits, and I have quite a few friends from the South who seem to be mainly employed in the food business. I know from experience that they will not hold back when it comes to their heritage and nor should they.

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Nicola Miller

The internet has made me an expert

I’ve learned so much about animals this summer that I am now a fully-fledged expert. The internet is great at enabling a person to become an instant one of these, ready to argue with people who have clearly wasted their time studying their subject for decades.

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Ipswich Town fan Zach Ward

Ipswich Town fan Zach Ward says: ‘Renewed sense of optimism at Portman Road after encouraging start’

When one door closes, another one opens, as the saying goes.

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Ipswich Town fan Zach Ward

Ipswich Town fan Zach Ward says: ‘Valley humiliation a massive concern just days away from season opener’

Pre-season is a bit of a funny one. Play some nice stuff, win a few games, and fans give you a reality check: “It was only Drogheda, it was only Southend.”

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Kim Morrison

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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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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