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I’m aged 59 and have worked for the local district council for over 30 years.

Shops and salespeople use crafty tricks to get you to spend more - do you know these ones?

At 6am this morning, we were due to receive our family’s last set of public exam results.

Just when you thought it would meander along, life has a wonderfully endearing habit of yielding something completely unexpected, even livening up those occasionally stultifying ‘get-togethers’ that were in danger of become a chore.

Norwich owes its existence to the Wensum.

Former lad magazine editor MARTIN DAUBNEY puts to spotlight on men’s mental health - and asks what really makes men happy.

Leading by example, chief executive of the region’s mental health trust Michael Scott talks of his own family’s struggles with mental health.

Veteran and chief executive of the Walnut Tree Health and Wellbeing CIC, Luke Woodley talks about the kind of mental health support veterans need - and it is not just PTSD.

North Norfolk MP and former health minister Norman Lamb says while much has been achieved in mental health, there is still a long way to go.

As a private counsellor in Norwich Deborah Spratling looks at the importance of childhood in future mental health.

Perceptions around depression need to change, says Dawn Boyd, as we should all try to judge others less.

With cuts to children’s services, charities like OPEN are in the front line, with an increasing number of young people presenting with mental health issues. OPEN CEO John Gordon-Saker, tells of their importance.

Mental illness can be a selfish condition.

YMCA Norfolk CEO Tim Sweeting looks at the importance of remaining focussed on mental health.

Student healthcare professionals training in Norwich take a whole person approach to care, says. Jane Blowers, professional lead pre-registration nursing, School of Health Sciences, University of East Anglia.

Mental health is a top cause of workplace absence so why don’t we treat it like a physical injury?

Tom Oxley, of workplace mental health consultancy Bamboo Mental Health, has his say.

A life on the land brings particular pressures for those working in isolated rural surroundings, says JO HOEY of farming’s mental health charity YANA (You Are Not Alone).

It’s very easy to say that we should crack down on rural crime and demand that it should be stamped out.

You know what sounds like a great idea? Cycling.

It has long been a bugbear for frustrated motorists, whether they are stuck at Wisbech, King’s Lynn, Dereham or the Acle Straight near Great Yarmouth.

The degree to which some drivers are prepared to risk people’s lives, including their own, by speeding on Norfolk’s roads is truly shocking.

Growing up in Cromer, we called them grockles - the tourists who descended upon our town between Easter and September.

I used to be one of those people who couldn’t understand why people got in such a state about Christmas

I always expected our girls would learn from one another but I had no idea about the kind of things they’d actually learn.

At primary school, the metal climbing frame was built on concrete.

As a reporter, you get used to dealing with extreme situations.

Cycling is so much more preferable to driving, I wrote in my last column.

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