Fast food restaurants have become a mainstay of our communities, argues columnist Michael Apichella
Bury St Edmunds columnist Michael Apichella answers his own question . . .
Bury St Edmunds columnist Michael Apichella extols the virtues of local newspapers
Bury St Edmunds columnist Michael Apichella urges shoppers to use all our high street stores
Bury St Edmunds columnist Michael Apichella finds out more about social enterprise Leading Lives
Columnist Michael Apichella embraces the 'Love Local' mantra in Bury St Edmunds
Life in the virtual world of television would be so easy, says columnist Michael Apichella
Columnist Michael Apichella offers a cup of cheer
Columnist Michael Apichella shares the story of Bury St Edmunds actress and writer Hatty Ashton
Columnist Michael Apichella hates it when shops start 'selling' Christmas in October, but he has an admission to make...
The start of the new school year does not bring back happy memories for columnist Michael Apichella
Columnist Michael Apichella looks at how our decisions can make a difference
Columnist Michael Apichella visits Bury St Edmunds' newly restored Guildhall
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.