Richard Bridgman OBE is a philanthropist, entrepreneur, business leader, an engineer by trade and proud apprenticeship ambassador. He is passionate about the SME sector, youth employment and national skills. As an ex-apprentice himself, he has invested time and effort to develop and publicise the opportunities offered through apprenticeship schemes, whilst engaging with government at ministerial level too. Before the lockdown he was involved in mentoring work at West Suffolk College and on the LEP Skills Board. Here he talks to Gina Long MBE

70 years ago, on March 8, 1950,the first Volkswagen van rolled off the assembly line in the German city of Wolfsburg. Nick Richards leads the celebrations of all things VW with some of the brand’s biggest East Anglian fans

Written your Christmas cards yet? Nick Richards says you can save yourself time, energy, cash and maybe even the planet if you just don’t bother

A new book celebrating the glorious football memorabilia that so many of us collected is out just in time for your Christmas list. Nick Richards spoke to authors Derek Hammond and Gary Silke

Have you noticed that under-30s in particular don’t post on Facebook anymore? Nick Richards has and says the site is now favoured by a different generation

50 years ago this week Apollo 11 commander Neil Armstrong, lunar module pilot Buzz Aldrin and command module pilot Michael Collins made a descent on to the moon’s surface on board lunar module Eagle. Watched by millions around the world, Armstrong and Aldrin set foot on the moon and the rest is history. We asked readers what they remember from that momentous mission

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