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January 21 is designated Blue Monday. Christmas is over, the credit card bills are in, the weather’s rubbish and you don’t get paid until the last day of the month. Here are some tips to get through it.

I love a good swear. It can feel so cathartic: an outlet for all the rage and frustration that’s ulcerating your insides.

Yes, there are young drivers who should probably be off the road, yes drink driving is a scourge of all ages. But at a certain point, we have to admit that we’re not 17 any more and maybe we need another driving test, don’t we? says Liz Nice

Nick Conrad says we need musicals at times like this and Theresa May would do better if she just used a spoonful of sugar to help the Brexit medicine go down

“Media hype” has been blamed for causing anxiety in those under the care of the mental health trust. Health and political correspondent Geraldine Scott says that’s a denial of the issues at hand.

Keith Floyd and Rick Stein changed the way cookery programmes were shown on TV. Much of that is because of a late director and producer as Andy Newman explains

It may have seemed like a bonkers idea but suddenly the thought of storing food for our post-EU departure has some credence, argues Rachel Moore

Brenda Osborne says her secret to 105 years of life is avoiding the ‘hassle’ of men. Liz Nice argues that she may have missed something...

Norfolk County Council’s Conservative leadership has a New Year’s Resolution to give themselves more power – but Liberal Democrat councillors Dan Roper and Steff Aquarone argue that you should be worried

Everyone seems to have an opinion about everything - but if we all piped down a bit and said less, the world would be a better place, argues James Marston

Okay, I’ve already said I’m not going vegan but given the chance to be seasonally hairy... bring it on

After Sir Andy Murray’s emotional press conference when he announced he would be retiring from tennis, TalkSport presenter and former Ipswich player Alan Brazil had a bit to say about the sportsman’s tears.

Christmas is over, the pressure is off - so stay in, eat chocolate and don’t socialise. Above all, says Sharon Griffiths, love January

An “old school” newspaper colleague of some 50 years ago constantly blended home-made wisdom with puckish humour to tempt me into reading between the lines.

Why create a women-only gym? Surely having one that both sexes feel comfortable in is more apt in 2019, argues Steven Downes

Norwich City fans may be celebrating promotion at the end of the season, but remember what if felt like to slip into League One? Nick Conrad says there is a brilliant documentary about Sunderland’s relegation to the third tier that must be watched

How do we solve the problem of access to East Anglia being cut off by roadworks? Iain Dale thinks he has the answer

Liz Nice reacts to Agrifac UK’s use of models at trade events.

Modern life doesn’t always call for us to work our sums in our head - but David Clayton has found a way to get those numbers crunching once again

Do you still shop on the high street? Rachel Moore says you could soon be in the minority as our town centres face the toughest fight of their lives

Over the festive season, I was given the Christmas gift of burglary.

James Marston on why New Year’s Resolutions are largely a waste of time

This isn’t a column about Brexit, the rights and wrongs, ins and out and more.

Now hopefully that’s got you hooked in.

What about drink driving? Or petty theft? What is our moral responsibility? To the person we love, or to the law? Our agony uncle and ethics expert Robin Herne from the University of Suffolk and West Suffolk College asks how much should we be prepared to protect a relative.

I thought a hair cut would be a treat, Thalia was not convinced.

Readers of this newspaper will be aware of plastic pollution, and most of us make sure that we take our own bags with us when we go shopping, but there is much more that we could do.

The upcoming run of fixtures probably couldn’t have come at a worse time for Daniel Farke.

I considered a resolution but am resolved not to bother

The beautiful story of Tony Foulds’ lifelong devotion to the men who saved his life in 1944 has touched Britain. Let’s hope Tony gets his fly past. It would be a fitting tribute to the 10 USAAF servicemen who died, and to Tony himself, says Liz Nice

The Queen is a Norfolk woman – at least she is when she’s on holiday over Christmas and New Year. And while she’s at Sandringham she almost never misses church - which means we can get to see her really easily. Our Royal fan and columnist JAMES MARSTON reports.

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