Thank you to everyone who has supported us over the last year – readers, writers, advertisers, local businesses, artists, musicians, promoters. It means a great deal that we are still going strong after three and a half years, and that is as much a testament to you as it is to our own blood and sweat. Here’s to the next three and a half.

That time again. You might even be reading this while eating your freakishly large turkey. But if the big day is still on the horizon, consider buying presents and provisions from local independent businesses. Christmas is all about family and friends, and what better way to show them you care than buying unique presents and tasty local products. Try roasting a pigeon (more on that in our Food section). Consider the impact of your purchases and don’t buy more than you need. I challenge you not to watch rubbish Christmas TV.

Above all, enjoy yourself and the company of others. See you next year.