Opinion

Opinion

Go 2017 – and do your worst . . .

It’s tempting to file a review of 2016 although you all know how it went and the media is jammed with celebrity deaths, wars, Brexit and the US election.

Opinion
Lee Bye - Rhubarb Cranachan

From Yorkshire . . . with love

Our goose has well and truly been cooked, well the turkeys to be more precise. The chefs probably feel a little cooked too with the onslaught they soaked up over the last month. Who said it gets easier hey... another feather in their caps, another year ahead of us and another opportunity to push on.

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

Scientific research drives progress

Picture this: a single electron in a vacuum, totally isolated and unobserved. It seems like this would be useless and a huge waste of money to set up – a symptom of mad science becoming irrelevant to most people’s lives.

Opinion
Ipswich Town fan Zach Ward

Ipswich Town fan Zach Ward says: McCarthy to be at ITFC next season? I can’t see it

I just don’t know anymore.

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

It’s time to show more compassion

What have you brought into 2017? I’m not talking about possessions.

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

Education holds key to the future

For the vast majority of people the transition between calendar years strongly signifies a period of reflection. Don’t get me wrong, it does for everyone who is in education too but in a slightly different way.

Opinion
Jo Churchill MP

One year on: UK cancer strategy

As we enter the New Year, it is not often that your first thought for discussion is cancer.

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

‘It’s the most wonderful time of the year’

This is my favourite Christmas quotation. It also sums up the period of Christmas for me. On Tuesday afternoon, as the school day finished, we all left for our Christmas break with joy and enthusiasm.

Opinion
Social media columnist

Are you setting the best marketing goals?

Goal setting is an important part of doing business. As we start the New Year, this is a good time to take a look at your goals.

Opinion
Creme de menthe and chocolate roulade

Something for the adults – a boozy cake for those late nights . . .

The period of time between Christmas Day and Epiphany on January 6th leaves plenty of space for cake and as much as I adore the classic festive fruit cake it’s good to break up its heft with something a little lighter.

Opinion
Ipswich Town fan Zach Ward

Ipswich Town fan Zach Ward says: I thought a corner had been turned — now most ardent Mick backers aren’t sure

One step forward, one, possibly two steps back, is a fitting analogy of our stuttering season.

Football
Anti waste campaigner Karen Cannard ANL-160802-155829009

Are you up for my rubbish challenge?

Do you still suffer from the battle of the bulge? Bulging bin bags that is. If so, then you’re perfect for the challenge I’ve got coming up in 2017 and the more stuffed your black bin is right now, the better it will be for this particular rubbish opportunity.

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

The spirits of Christmas past, present and future

My grandma’s fifteenth Christmas was 55 years ago. She was raised near the railway crossing not far from Saxmundham. On Boxing Day this year, we sat down for ‘left overs lunch’ together as she shared some of her memories of Christmas.

Opinion
A personal view

One easy resolution, as for the rest...

This has been an unforgettable year. But for many 2016 will be remembered for all the wrong reasons.

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

Let’s place focus on future ambitions

As we approach the end of the year, I look back with a mix of awe and regret.

Opinion
Column by Matthew Hancock MP

I’m pushing to get better roads

With Christmas approaching, my thoughts have turned to visiting family and friends over the holidays.

Opinion
A personal view

At last . . . Christmas magic has arrived

I usually love Christmas. Only this year it has taken a little longer than usual. Buble was still played on December 1st, closely followed by Mariah, and Home Alone has been watched.

Opinion
A Personal View

My simple wish for hope at Christmas

It’s funny – or rather not at all funny – how we change as we get older.

Opinion
Michael Apichella ANL-151123-125029001

Morris ​dancers​ ​in​ Glasgow?​ ​​Yer​ ​aff​ ​yer​ ​heid!

The English aren’t perfect. Heck, I could list ten or more character flaws which give me chronic acid-reflux regarding the Anglo-Saxons.

Opinion
Ipswich Town fan Zach Ward

Ipswich Town fan Zach Ward says: ‘Not booing doesn’t mean we care any less about ITFC’s plight’

I’m running out of things to write without sounding like a broken record.

Opinion 2
Load more