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Ray Kroc changed the world

22 September 2019
Ray Kroc changed the world

Ray Kroc changed the world

22 September 2019

Fast food restaurants have become a mainstay of our communities, argues columnist Michael Apichella


What’s wrong with kids today?

21 July 2019
What’s wrong with kids today?

What’s wrong with kids today?

21 July 2019

Bury St Edmunds columnist Michael Apichella answers his own question . . .


Irrefutable value of the press

22 June 2019
Irrefutable value of the press

Irrefutable value of the press

22 June 2019

Bury St Edmunds columnist Michael Apichella extols the virtues of local newspapers


Be warned: Use ’em or lose ’em

18 May 2019
Be warned: Use ’em or lose ’em

Be warned: Use ’em or lose ’em

18 May 2019

Bury St Edmunds columnist Michael Apichella urges shoppers to use all our high street stores


A business with compassion

22 April 2019
A business with compassion

A business with compassion

22 April 2019

Bury St Edmunds columnist Michael Apichella finds out more about social enterprise Leading Lives


There’d be a mighty big hole without our independent shops

23 March 2019
There’d be a mighty big hole without our independent shops

There’d be a mighty big hole without our independent shops

23 March 2019

Columnist Michael Apichella embraces the 'Love Local' mantra in Bury St Edmunds


I wish my life was more like TV

16 February 2019
I wish my life was more like TV

I wish my life was more like TV

16 February 2019

Life in the virtual world of television would be so easy, says columnist Michael Apichella


Road to health, by smiley Dr Barista

20 January 2019
Road to health, by smiley Dr Barista

Road to health, by smiley Dr Barista

20 January 2019

Columnist Michael Apichella offers a cup of cheer


‘I scale the mountain with a smile’

17 November 2018
‘I scale the mountain with a smile’

‘I scale the mountain with a smile’

17 November 2018

Columnist Michael Apichella shares the story of Bury St Edmunds actress and writer Hatty Ashton


Suddenly it was Christmas in October

20 October 2018
Suddenly it was Christmas in October

Suddenly it was Christmas in October

20 October 2018

Columnist Michael Apichella hates it when shops start 'selling' Christmas in October, but he has an admission to make...


Summer’s ending and other changes

22 September 2018
Summer’s ending and other changes

Summer’s ending and other changes

22 September 2018

The start of the new school year does not bring back happy memories for columnist Michael Apichella


We can choose to make a difference

18 August 2018
We can choose to make a difference

We can choose to make a difference

18 August 2018

Columnist Michael Apichella looks at how our decisions can make a difference


Learning lessons from Bury St Edmunds' history

21 July 2018
Learning lessons from Bury St Edmunds' history

Learning lessons from Bury St Edmunds' history

21 July 2018

Columnist Michael Apichella visits Bury St Edmunds' newly restored Guildhall


Forget the scammers, be yourself

23 April 2018
Forget the scammers, be yourself

Forget the scammers, be yourself

23 April 2018

Our curiosity naturally responds to tempting internet click-bait. But beware. As with so many things in life, not all web sites are what they seem.


Nothing ‘lazy’ about this Millennial

18 March 2018
Nothing ‘lazy’ about this Millennial

Nothing ‘lazy’ about this Millennial

18 March 2018

There’s nothing as fulfilling as transforming a blank canvas into an object of beauty. So says multitalented 22-year-old musician John Young, of Whepstead.


We owe teachers more than just a salary

19 September 2017
We owe teachers more than just a salary

We owe teachers more than just a salary

19 September 2017

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.


Artistry link to town’s prosperity

23 July 2017
Artistry link to town’s prosperity

Artistry link to town’s prosperity

23 July 2017

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.


Enjoying the mix in classy Bury

20 May 2017
Enjoying the mix in classy Bury

Enjoying the mix in classy Bury

20 May 2017

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.


I’ve been losing it in Suffolk . . .

22 April 2017
I’ve been losing it in Suffolk . . .

I’ve been losing it in Suffolk . . .

22 April 2017

Humourist Dave Berry shed two stones. Thereafter, when he went out for dinner, he wished the waiter would roll out a rack of suits he could happily try on while his friends gorged themselves on rich, creamy puddings from the dessert cart.


Vinyl stands the test of time . . .

20 March 2017
Vinyl stands the test of time . . .

Vinyl stands the test of time . . .

20 March 2017

During the 1960s, music was like oxygen to me. On the radio, DJs not only played Elvis, Rick Nelson, Bobby Vee, Roy Orbison, Simon and Garfunkel and the Beach Boys, but they introduced the British Invasion. That included the Stones, the Beatles, Pet Clark, Gerry & the Pacemakers, Manfred Mann and countless others, including Herman’s Hermits, Freddy and the Dreamers and the Yardbirds, to name a few.


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