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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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Carole Baker - Tortoise or Turtle pose

Steady steps towards digestive health

World Turtle Day is May 23 and World Digestive Health Day is May 29, so how can I connect those together?

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Michael Apichella ANL-151123-125029001

Enjoying the mix in classy Bury

Believe the news, and today’s youngsters are inactive, self-absorbed consumers, moving about merely to reach the nearest plate of nachos and cheese or a greasy burger at some fast-food franchise.

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Bury Free Press columnist Nicola Miller

Where ageism and sexism meet

One of the most vibrant women I know once told me that there are times when she feels invisible. Turning 50 had, she said, brought her to a time in her life where she felt diminished and she worried that as she entered middle age, it wasn’t just her own edges that felt as if they were blurring, but those of her female peers, too.

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Social media columnist

SOCIAL MEDIA: 17 things you need to test regularly

The entire point of any business copywriting is to boost sales. Even if you write your copy to get more newsletter sign-ups, the point is still to boost sales.

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Andrew Adamson, Curriculum Director-Business Management, Accounting and Tourism Studies

Practice really does make perfect

I remember well the feelings I had when heading into exam rooms for my GCSEs, A-levels and university. Exams are something we cannot get away from, they exist for a reason, whether we like them or not.

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A personal view

Congratulations – just for standing

There might be some members of the public suffering a little election fatigue who sighed when Theresa May’s big announcement last month was to return the country to the polls.

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

Why is ‘socialism’ a dirty word?

If you took a trip to the Deep South of the USA and listened in on a local government meeting, you would probably find that most people in the room would be die-hard Republicans.

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Roasted red pepper soup with Cheddar and Wensleydale fricos

Great flavour with ‘a ghost of fruity heat’

Eaten raw, the average out-of-season red pepper is a bit of a disappointment flavour-wise although it does possess texture and a hint of what is to come later on in the year. Where would mass-catered salads be without its squeaky chew?

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Never under-estimate the power of hope

We often hear the cry: “I can’t; I’m addicted...”

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Ipswich Town fan Zach Ward

Ipswich Town fan Zach Ward says: ‘Plenty of motivation to help out legend Mowbray’

It’s time to lend a Town legend a helping hand.

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Active Business centre, St Andrews Road South, BSE.

Neil Courtier, owner of Grape Sense wine tasting and education company, is celebrating 10 years in business this month.

SPAIN: More on offer than just Rioja

Spain is a source of both value and diversity. Modernisation and improved wine-making has opened up an endless choice of wine styles beyond Rioja and Cava.

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Tim Passmore,  Police and Crime Commissioner for Suffolk

Recognising the role played by all

One of the privileges I have as Suffolk Police and Crime Commissioner is attending and presenting awards at the annual Constabulary Award Ceremony held at the Martlesham Headquarters.

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Karen Cannard

Innovative uses for unwanted items

As a trustee of Reuseful UK, a national charity based in March, it is always a privilege to visit members around the country – i.e. ScrapStores, the UK’s treasure troves that help turn surplus materials into art and craft heaven.

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Green View by Peter Gudde

Rising to the challenge on return to allotment

Well, it’s been sunny and dry for the last two weeks although as I write the wind has turned and there’s a colder feel.

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

Just talking is a good place to start

We know about exercise, even if we don’t actually do it. We know about medical check ups, and we are pretty good at paying attention to these.

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

Politics has lost its ‘connection’

As someone who doesn’t get to vote this time – but will next –reading the news has been little short of depressing recently.

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Barry Peters, editor ANL-141113-155212001

My younger self failed to see beauty

Back in the early 2000s, a fledgling Bury Free Press editor was whisked up the outside of a rather unimpressive cathedral in a makeshift lift as work got under way on building the Millennium Tower. Hard hat, hi-vis jacket, boots, the lot.

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