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Rough sleepers: It’s complicated

There’s no such thing as bad weather, only bad clothing, goes the saying, but I hate the cold. It makes me feel physically unwell, no matter how appropriately dressed and that is why I did not join the chorus of delight when it started snowing in December.

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Comment by students at King Edward VI School, Bury St Edmunds

Resolve to aim for happiness, too

If you’ve made a New Year’s resolution this year, it will be about now that you might be starting to struggle.

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The WSOH

Comment: Anything over £32m for St Edmundsbury/Forest Heath tip will seem like bad cost forecasting, says editor Barry Peters

The terror attack on New York’s Twin Towers haunts me. It was a day at the Bury Free Press I’ll never forget.

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Comment by students at King Edward VI School, Bury St Edmunds

Please think of those less fortunate

In the run-up to Christmas, people are gearing up for the big day – opening the Quality Street, getting in the turkey, buying stuff for the slightly irritating but good-hearted relatives. However, in the grandeur of it all lie hidden traditions, ones you definitely shouldn’t be celebrating.

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Nicola Miller

Bravery in the face of this menace

On the evening of November 10, 2016, the life of the Danks family changed forever when a drink-driver crashed into the back of their daughter Lauren’s car at 104mph.

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Children win the pumpkin bake-off

I often receive press releases about the parlous state of child nutrition in the UK: the rise in obesity, reports about how children can’t cook and have no interest in learning, and criticism of our modern food technology syllabus.

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Kim Morrison

Marketing advice

It is easy to fall into the habit of doing the same marketing over and over but then realising that you’re not getting the results you used to.

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A happy end for horrific house hunt?

I can’t help it, but this week I have done little other than daydream about interior decoration and soft furnishings.

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Comment by students at King Edward VI School, Bury St Edmunds

Our Far East journey of discovery

As you read this, I am recovering from my latest adventure half way across the world in Shanghai.

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Donkeys in the house

Why I’m passionate about science

I’ve just joined WISE, an organisation that encourages people in industry and education to increase the participation and success of women in science (hence the acronym WISE), technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM).

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Safety first approach is robust and sensible

There’s no easy way to accept the fact that we live in a fast-changing world.

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Comment by students at King Edward VI School, Bury St Edmunds

Nationwide cuts to music funding

Across the UK, music and arts funding has severely decreased, from £510.6m in 2009 to £454m in 2016.

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Green View by Peter Gudde

Ratings and awards help us to eat out safely and healthily

Eating out used to be, and for many still is, a luxury. Maybe, you choose a place to eat because you have heard great things about the food or the atmosphere. Maybe you are looking to have a nice meal out on a budget

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Kim Morrison

How to make a wow-worthy social media profile

Today, a social media profile can either make you or break you. If you haven’t given a lot of thought to your profiles, then it’s time to pay attention to them.

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Anti waste campaigner Karen Cannard

Hallowe’en waste: scariest of all

Boo! If you’ve been on social media lately, amid the plentiful seasonal adverts for pumpkins and cheap Hallowe’en costumes, you may have spotted some of the stark statistics that highlight how much waste is created at this time of year.

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Bury Free Press Editor Barry Peters

There’s money in our fields of dreams

“Build it and they will come...”

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Ipswich Town fan Zach Ward

Ipswich Town fan Zach Ward says: ‘Nelson’s fiction has made Mick’s job easy for the East Anglian derby’

I would like to put on record my thanks to Norwich City striker Nélson Oliveira. He has given Mick McCarthy possibly the easiest team talk of his career for the East Anglian Derby on Sunday (Sky Sports Football, 12pm).

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Nicola Miller

An endless source of entertainment

As you might imagine, the engineer, architect, sculptor, painter, and poet Michelangelo di Lodovico Buonarroti Simoni was quite a busy man but even the busiest of men – and women – need to eat.

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Kim Morrison

How to create better word-of-mouth marketing

Word-of-mouth marketing is the oldest form of marketing that exists, and it’s still very effective.

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Comment by students at King Edward VI School, Bury St Edmunds

Swapping one addiction for another

We all know that smoking is a colossal problem in the UK, causing diseases including cancer.

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