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We can all do our bit to cut food waste

Before we moved to Suffolk we kept a few bantams. Rather sporadically, they produced delicious small eggs.

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Karen Cannard with the Hatton family of ITV's Tonight programme

Plastic campaign gathers momentum

At risk of this column turning into Cannard’s Plastic Watch, the lightweight wonder material of modern times has yet again, this month, been at the forefront of national and local action. The prediction that 2018 would be the year of promises continues to ring true.

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

The horror that cannot be denied

School often gives you a chance to experience something that will change your life. Like the tour to Poland I went on with Suffolk Youth Orchestra.

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Kim Morrison

How Real-Time Marketing Boosts Your Business

One of the most fascinating and useful features of online marketing and the technology is the ability to market to individuals “on the fly” with real-time marketing messages – being able to send messages to each individual customer that’s relevant to their needs and interests right then.

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Matt Hancock MP

No substitute for face-to-face contact

By what means are you reading this column? As recently as 10 years ago, the vast majority of us would have been sitting down to read the print edition, maybe at a kitchen table with a cup of coffee or tea. But now, it very well may be on a laptop, a tablet, or increasingly, a smartphone.

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Kerry Whiting, lead sales assistant at the Sue Ryder shop, in Out Northgate, Bury St Edmunds

Editor's opinion: Please help me to get back the £700 Sue Ryder shop lost at the hands of thieves

It costs about £700 to pay for a Sue Ryder hospice nurse for a week.
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Kim Morrison

Social Media marketing - Are you controlling it or is it controlling you?

Social media marketing is a good way to get the word out about your business, products and/or services. But, there are times when you have to be cognisant of the fact that social media marketing has the potential to draw you in and become a major time absorber.

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Anti waste campaigner Karen Cannard

2018: The year of action on plastic

What a start to 2018! Talk about fireworks. There were none so loud as the news that China had put its foot down and finally banned plastic imports, forcing the recycling industry to look for markets elsewhere, and some government ministers left navel-gazing wondering how they hadn’t seen this coming.

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Kim Morrison

Social media column: Putting customers in the picture by Kim Morrison

Do you use video in your marketing?
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Nicola Miller

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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