Before I start this week, let me be quite clear. I like trains. I've always liked trains - from the most modern and fast to narrow-gauge steam trains chugging through Snowdonia.
As someone born in east Suffolk and who has lived in Ipswich for the last 33 years, I feel I have built up an understanding of the town and my fellow residents.
MPs returned to Westminster this week, and we really are seeing business returning to something approaching normality in the political world.
At the start of a new year (and decade) I can't resist taking a look ahead at local and national politics that awaits us - and I'm not convinced 2020 will be a total disaster for the country.
At the same times as Charles Dickens was writing his classic novels, Mrs Mortimer was penning her own, not so classic, view of the entire world.
Glastonbury... why? I realise the festival offers fans probably the best programme of live music anywhere - they've got Kylie, for goodness sake, but come on, it's not going to be a comfy weekend, is it?
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