18 May 2022

Don’t miss our holiday guide and writing contest

I’ve been shunted to page 4 this week, so I’ve not got much space (hooray, I hear you cry!), so I’ll just draw your attention ...
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It’s good to be back

At last, I’m back in the office. While sitting on the settee with a laptop and a cat is quite nice, it really does make ...
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Covid 1 – Sam 0

WELL, it got me in the end. As I write this, I’m on my settee at home, battling to get everything done in time for ...
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Thank you for your generosity – it’s amazing

I know I said it last week, but the response from our readers to the Ukraine crisis never fails to be amaze and humble. I ...
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Mixed emotions as Ukraine crisis deepens

I’m short on space this week, so I’ll leave you with a few brief thoughts on the local response to the Ukraine crisis. I have ...
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Events like these restore faith in humanity

The Gazette tends to be seen as a hyperlocal paper full of stories about tabletop sales and town council meetings – and that’s what it ...
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Thanks but no thanks, Eunice…

At about 4pm on Friday, February 18, the phone rang. Like thousands of people around the country, I’d been watching the overnight phenomenon that was ...
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I’ve been a bit under the weather

This week’s column is brought to you by hot toddies and paracetamol. For the first time in what seems like ages, I’ve felt really under ...
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Another race to the finish…

Every week when I write this at five minutes to midnight (well, 3pm, which is our official print deadline on a Thursday) I’m pleasantly surprised ...
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Flashback to a holiday before the world went mad…

It’s only February, and I don’t know about you, but I already feel like I need a holiday! It’s very nearly two years since we ...
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