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Ipswich Town fan Zach Ward says: Mediocrity is being too easily accepted at Portman Road

If I had to describe Ipswich Town’s season so far, it would be ‘consistently inconsistent’.

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

Creativity should be the norm

Do you ever wonder whether your own imagination is different from the person next to you? Whether the colour blue I see is different from the blue you see?

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HEALTH AND WELLBEING: Strength and flexibility

I trawled the internet for a health awareness topic to write about this month, but the only option was National Tree Week, December 1-5 (or International Mountain Day!). How can I relate trees to health and wellness?

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A personal view

A building to inspire our youngsters

It has been a strange week where national news and local goings-on have ranged from the thoroughly depressing to the utterly enlightening.

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

Christmas season starts with fayre

It is December already. Christmas is nearly upon us. My children are counting down the sleeps.

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Miodownik cake: Poland’s crowning glory

In her Polish cook book, Polska, Zuza Zak tells us that the beginning of Polish history as we know it is marked by a feast which magically grew from modest beginnings to a table replete with fantastical food and drink.

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Ipswich Town fan Zach Ward

Ipswich Town fan Zach Ward says: Starting Varney made sense and great to see effort and goals return

It was by no means the perfect display — but a bit of fight, endeavour, and goals returned to Portman Road at the weekend in the win against Queens Park Rangers.

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Tim Passmore,  Police and Crime Commissioner for Suffolk

Bringing policing closer to home

We’re now drawing to the end of our series of public meetings for 2016. I introduced these annual meetings not long after I was first elected as Suffolk’s Police and Crime Commissioner and for me they’re really important because I can hear at first hand exactly what people think about policing in their area.

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

Making the very best of social media

There’s no denying social media changes the way we interact with each other. You’re able to contact a friend with a few simple clicks. It’s a phenomenon that has gone wild in the last decade. But what effect is this having on the younger generation? How many children will ask for an iPad this Christmas instead of a new toy?

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Social media columnist

Beating the biggest time wasters

Managing your social media so that you get results takes a great deal of time. But, there are many distractions that whittle away precious time on activities that produce zero results. Here are the biggest time wasters on social media and how you can avoid them.

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Green View by Peter Gudde

Listen to this – it’s time to change your lightbulbs

Getting my kids to turn the lights off has been a real struggle over the years.

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

How does death affect our lives?

It has suddenly become chilly, and we know autumn is here for sure. Putting the clocks back signalled the change, and with the evenings drawing in, time feels somehow different

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Karen Cannard with Hugh Fearnley-Whittingstall ANL-151125-165549001

Digest the facts on our food waste

If you’d like a good overview of the latest issues surrounding food waste, I suggest grabbing a glass or mug of your favourite beverage and heading to the Parliament website where you can digest wide-ranging evidence provided by campaigners Tristram Stuart and Hugh Fearnley Whittingstall.

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Barry Peters

I feel like I have a bad cold coming . . .

It used to be said that America sneezed and we caught a cold. That still rings true today – in fact, we’ve been in bed with a serious case of flu over recent weeks.

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Ipswich Town fan Zach Ward says: Time our players took responsibility and stepped it up a gear

Mick McCarthy has been consistent in one thing during his four-year stint at Portman Road — he has always stuck by his players in the press. He’s been quite the deflector shield.

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Column by Matthew Hancock MP

How our digital life is improving

I have now been the Minister for Digital & Culture since July 2016, and since then I have given a tremendous amount of time, thought and energy into making our country a global leader digitally and to delivering on our Manifesto commitment to provide decent broadband to every premises in the country by 2020.

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

Put down your phone, please ;-)

I was at a restaurant the other day. Across the room a girl snapchatted her meal and, before long, the rest of her group were seduced to the addictive blue light of their phones.

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A personal view

We must all listen to this Ringtone

Hands up if you have ever used your mobile phone while driving?

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A Personal View

Seeing through the prevailing gloom

Back in that long hot summer of 1976, a young musician released an album of songs that would enter the bloodstream of the western world.

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Michael Apichella ANL-151123-125029001

The handbag, the dumpster and the Good Samaritan

I visit the Rougham Hill Waste and Recycling Centre as regularly as I visit my barber (well maybe slightly more regularly than that).

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