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Opinion: finding the peace of Christmas

Faith in Cambridge By Murray Smith Senor Leader Bridges Church As a child I was intrigued in the company of an elderly great-uncle who was a soldier during World War One. He was a gentle…

Opinion: recycle — is it or isn’t it?

No Planet B By Peter Matthews We had the annual work do at our house last week; and very pleasant it was too. My boss organised the catering and so a van arrived at about…

Opinion: What we learned in 2020

The Age of Reason By Peter Carr Moving towards the Christmas season it is perhaps timely to be reflecting on the year past – a year that has been full of surprises, difficulties, change. And…

Opinion: Looking back, and forward

The Age of Reason By Peter Carr A friend suggested my final Opinion of 2020 should be in an upbeat mode. Which suggests that I start at the downbeat end of the scale and work…

Opinion: Finally — the good news

No Planet B By Peter Matthews Sitting at my desk, about to pen my last column for the year, I confess I have no clue what I am going to write next. Except that I…

Opinion: On the verge of stupidity

No Planet B By Peter Matthews Travelling on the Southern Motorway last night, towards the Bombay Hills, we found that we were approaching a mass of yellow lights and arrows telling us to slow down…

Opinion: the gift of Christmas

Faith in Cambridge By Murray Smith Senor Leader Bridges Church Sometimes in history, people and situations which were not particularly accorded as being of much significance turn out to be of immense importance. This is…

Opinion: Time to count our blessings

Community House By Harriet Dixon, general manager, Cambridge Community House Let’s face it, it’s been a bit of a tough year. Some have had it harder than others. At Cambridge Community House we’ve seen first-hand…

Opinion: Family ties and finding the threads

The Age of Reason By Peter Carr For several years I have been fiddling with matters pertaining to my personal heritage. The ‘fiddling’ part – in the earlier days – was because I really did…

Opinion: It’s time to kill the stigma around maths

Down with the kids By Matteo Di Maio Late last year, one of the American Democratic Party’s more idiosyncratic presidential candidates stepped onto a stage in Philadelphia. Andrew Yang, the former test-prep entrepreneur turned long-shot…

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