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Childhood classic resonates with real life

Childhood classic resonates with real life

Childhood classic resonates with real life

24 February 2024

In her monthly column, journalist Eve Tawfick discusses how children's literature can reflect modern life.


Opinion: Special needs children are not naughty, and it is not “something in the water” that is causing numbers to rise

Opinion: Special needs children are not naughty, and it is not “something in the water” that is causing numbers to rise

Opinion: Special needs children are not naughty, and it is not “something in the water” that is causing numbers to rise

17 February 2024

Three councillors have been forced to apologise after comments made about children with special needs during a meeting that was being streamed.


Opinion: Hospital parking charges are taxing the sick, and poor George

Opinion: Hospital parking charges are taxing the sick, and poor George

Opinion: Hospital parking charges are taxing the sick, and poor George

10 February 2024

Paying to park at our hospitals is to my mind downright wrong – or at least paying the extortionate fees they want us to pay.


Opinion: Flytipping, buses and, an Oscar nomination too

Opinion: Flytipping, buses and, an Oscar nomination too

Opinion: Flytipping, buses and, an Oscar nomination too

27 January 2024

Fly-tipping – it’s a blight on our countryside and is utterly unnecessary.


Opinion: How can we criticise GPs when we fail to do our part – and is the newly proposed weed-spraying policy really the best idea?

Opinion: How can we criticise GPs when we fail to do our part – and is the newly proposed weed-spraying policy really the best idea?

Opinion: How can we criticise GPs when we fail to do our part – and is the newly proposed weed-spraying policy really the best idea?

20 January 2024

Shocking figures published by one local GP practice showed how many appointments were missed in December – 434 to be precise.


‘The decades under which home ownership grew won’t be repeated, so what now for our children?‘

‘The decades under which home ownership grew won’t be repeated, so what now for our children?‘

‘The decades under which home ownership grew won’t be repeated, so what now for our children?‘

18 January 2024

The last time homes were this unaffordable was 1876, says our columnist, who asks ‘what now’ for the younger generations?


Opinion: Animal cruelty, the Post Office scandal and a Rose Queen dilemma

Opinion: Animal cruelty, the Post Office scandal and a Rose Queen dilemma

Opinion: Animal cruelty, the Post Office scandal and a Rose Queen dilemma

14 January 2024

Once again animal cruelty has been making headlines.


Opinion: Let’s hope stormy start is not an omen for the year ahead...

Opinion: Let’s hope stormy start is not an omen for the year ahead...

Opinion: Let’s hope stormy start is not an omen for the year ahead...

06 January 2024

Well Christmas is now an almost distant memory and 2024 has blustered its way in with heavy rain and stormy weather.


Opinion: Stop ignoring Welney’s warning signs and Fenland give solid no to ‘compulsory’ veganism

Opinion: Stop ignoring Welney’s warning signs and Fenland give solid no to ‘compulsory’ veganism

Opinion: Stop ignoring Welney’s warning signs and Fenland give solid no to ‘compulsory’ veganism

16 December 2023

Drivers have been risking themselves and their vehicles by driving through the flood water across Welney Wash.


Opinion: Child cruelty figures are abhorrent, while news one in five men change their underwear just once a week is shocking

Opinion: Child cruelty figures are abhorrent, while news one in five men change their underwear just once a week is shocking

Opinion: Child cruelty figures are abhorrent, while news one in five men change their underwear just once a week is shocking

10 December 2023

Shocking figures out this week from the children’s charity NSPCC showed a horrifying increase in the number of child cruelty offences in our county.


Opinion: Keyboard warriors should take a look at themselves, and why do we allow advertising to our children?

Opinion: Keyboard warriors should take a look at themselves, and why do we allow advertising to our children?

Opinion: Keyboard warriors should take a look at themselves, and why do we allow advertising to our children?

03 December 2023

It’s not often that Fenland hits both national and international headlines but one town certainly did it in style thanks to a simple twist of nature.


‘Gone is the Argos catalogue – the teens now have gift registry apps’

‘Gone is the Argos catalogue – the teens now have gift registry apps’

‘Gone is the Argos catalogue – the teens now have gift registry apps’

28 November 2023

In 2022 our columnist boldly declared her dislike for Christmas Eve boxes but now she says the internet is serving up a fresh slice of festive horror.


Opinion: The Twin Flame Game – How one couple set fire to the concept of soulmates with an elaborate scam

Opinion: The Twin Flame Game – How one couple set fire to the concept of soulmates with an elaborate scam

Opinion: The Twin Flame Game – How one couple set fire to the concept of soulmates with an elaborate scam

25 November 2023

Fenland Citizen columnist Eve Tawfick talks about The Twin Flame Game in her column this month.


Opinion: U-turn over ticket offices a welcome first – and remembering the brilliant Matthew Perry was more than just Chandler Bing

Opinion: U-turn over ticket offices a welcome first – and remembering the brilliant Matthew Perry was more than just Chandler Bing

Opinion: U-turn over ticket offices a welcome first – and remembering the brilliant Matthew Perry was more than just Chandler Bing

08 November 2023

I think this week has scored a first for me as a journalist – or very close to it.


Opinon: Bridge strikes are down to driver error – it’s that plain and simple

Opinon: Bridge strikes are down to driver error – it’s that plain and simple

Opinon: Bridge strikes are down to driver error – it’s that plain and simple

28 October 2023

Closure of a Fenland bridge that regularly ranks as the ‘most bashed’ in the country is not an option – at least for now.


Opinion: How can any business survive in this current climate without more government support?

Opinion: How can any business survive in this current climate without more government support?

Opinion: How can any business survive in this current climate without more government support?

22 October 2023

A village cafe owner has been forced to make the heartbreaking decision to close partly because of the ridiculous costs of running a small business.


Opinion: Road wars is ‘chicken and egg’

Opinion: Road wars is ‘chicken and egg’

Opinion: Road wars is ‘chicken and egg’

14 October 2023

We currently have a chicken and egg situation here in Cambridgeshire.


Opinion: Rose Fair will still need a parade

Opinion: Rose Fair will still need a parade

Opinion: Rose Fair will still need a parade

09 October 2023

For almost 60 years Wisbech Rose Fair has been attracting crowds not just from across Fenland but also by the bus load from around the country.


Opinion: It seems that the diaphanous film of charisma has been peeled away to reveal the man beneath

Opinion: It seems that the diaphanous film of charisma has been peeled away to reveal the man beneath

Opinion: It seems that the diaphanous film of charisma has been peeled away to reveal the man beneath

08 October 2023

The early 2000s are oft characterised along the arch of a pencil-thin eyebrow, pop starlets in low-rise jeans, and risqué reality shows.


‘The phone ban is a distraction...the government has no idea how to fix the issues in schools today’

‘The phone ban is a distraction...the government has no idea how to fix the issues in schools today’

‘The phone ban is a distraction...the government has no idea how to fix the issues in schools today’

03 October 2023

If the best schools policy Conservatives want to crow about is a phone ban that already exists, then education is in trouble, fears our columnist.


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