Cheaper parking and shorter queues are just two of the benefits of shopping later in the day, and this Christmas stores across Suffolk and north Essex will be staying open later for some festive retail therapy.
In the mid-1970s, one languid autumn afternoon, as gentle breezes winnowed two ancient apple trees, I sat gazing across a windfall-strewn lawn with a single question in my idle young head, writes Martin Newell.
The media’s been on for weeks about the 50th anniversary of the Beatles’ Revolver album. Lovely album it is and I expect that it’s inspired many trainspotterly conversations in bars and on internet forums. Men will be discussing types of guitars, the Beatles’ recording techniques, who played what on where and so forth. Will any women be involved? Probably not.