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Paul Kirkley: Stars aligned in Lib Dem heartland

05 June 2022
Paul Kirkley: Stars aligned in Lib Dem heartland

Paul Kirkley: Stars aligned in Lib Dem heartland

05 June 2022

Paul Kirkley: Stars aligned in Lib Dem heartland, plus protocols, parties and a Platinum Jubilee.


Paul Kirkley: Did we forget to enjoy the peace?

08 May 2022
Paul Kirkley: Did we forget to enjoy the peace?

Paul Kirkley: Did we forget to enjoy the peace?

08 May 2022

Paul Kirkley: Did we forget to enjoy the peace? Plus music in the operating theatre and wrong turns on the A14.


Paul Kirkley: How my wife’s granddad’s fly buttons broke the internet

08 April 2022
Paul Kirkley: How my wife’s granddad’s fly buttons broke the internet

Paul Kirkley: How my wife’s granddad’s fly buttons broke the internet

08 April 2022

The story started with a pair of buttons from a Second World War RAF uniform.


Paul Kirkley: Do 8 out of 10 people prefer a celebrity scandal to the real thing? Plus the wisdom of the nans

03 March 2022
Paul Kirkley: Do 8 out of 10 people prefer a celebrity scandal to the real thing? Plus the wisdom of the nans

Paul Kirkley: Do 8 out of 10 people prefer a celebrity scandal to the real thing? Plus the wisdom of the nans

03 March 2022

Paul Kirkley: Do 8 out of 10 people prefer a celebrity scandal to the real thing? Plus social media ‘moral guardians’ and the wisdom of the nans


Paul Kirkley: Help, I think I’m suffering from smugpression, plus making Britain boring, #partygate and town v crown

04 February 2022
Paul Kirkley: Help, I think I’m suffering from smugpression, plus making Britain boring, #partygate and town v crown

Paul Kirkley: Help, I think I’m suffering from smugpression, plus making Britain boring, #partygate and town v crown

04 February 2022

Paul Kirkley | What is he thinking?


Paul Kirkley’s A to Z of 2021: Your alphabetical guide to the worst year on planet Earth since the last one

05 January 2022
Paul Kirkley’s A to Z of 2021: Your alphabetical guide to the worst year on planet Earth since the last one

Paul Kirkley’s A to Z of 2021: Your alphabetical guide to the worst year on planet Earth since the last one

05 January 2022

What did the Columnist of the Year at the UK Regional Press Awards make of 2021?


Paul Kirkley: In the pocket of Big Horse, yea or neigh? Plus culture wars, snow and statues in Santa hats

15 December 2021
Paul Kirkley: In the pocket of Big Horse, yea or neigh? Plus culture wars, snow and statues in Santa hats

Paul Kirkley: In the pocket of Big Horse, yea or neigh? Plus culture wars, snow and statues in Santa hats

15 December 2021

Paul Kirkley: What is he thinking?


Review: Aladdin at the Cambridge Arts Theatre is a magic carpet ride into a happier world

09 December 2021
Review: Aladdin at the Cambridge Arts Theatre is a magic carpet ride into a happier world

Review: Aladdin at the Cambridge Arts Theatre is a magic carpet ride into a happier world

09 December 2021

Christmas is saved, writes Paul Kirkley.


Paul Kirkley: Tories fall in line to get the jobby done over sewage, plus Brexit, The Beatles and masks

03 November 2021
Paul Kirkley: Tories fall in line to get the jobby done over sewage, plus Brexit, The Beatles and masks

Paul Kirkley: Tories fall in line to get the jobby done over sewage, plus Brexit, The Beatles and masks

03 November 2021

The latest musings from the UK's regional Columnist of the Year (look, it's official).


My theory of everything (that’s gone wrong in the world)

16 December 2020
My theory of everything (that’s gone wrong in the world)

My theory of everything (that’s gone wrong in the world)

16 December 2020

From Trump to Brexit to the Covid ‘resistance’, Paul Kirkley argues a binding narrative thread runs through the world’s lurch into dangerous nonsense.

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Best movies of the century so far: Paul Kirkley’s top picks - and a chance to vote for yours

20 May 2020
Best movies of the century so far: Paul Kirkley’s top picks - and a chance to vote for yours

Best movies of the century so far: Paul Kirkley’s top picks - and a chance to vote for yours

20 May 2020

We’re asking for your choices for the best films released since 2000 - here are our columnist’s choices.


Review: Cinderella at Cambridge Arts Theatre - You’ll have to see it to believe it

18 December 2019
Review: Cinderella at Cambridge Arts Theatre - You’ll have to see it to believe it

Review: Cinderella at Cambridge Arts Theatre - You’ll have to see it to believe it

18 December 2019

Paul Kirkley is enchanted by a winning mix of fairytale magic and knockabout jokes.


Review: Our verdict on Aladdin, the time-travelling pantomime at Cambridge Arts Theatre

10 December 2018
Review: Our verdict on Aladdin, the time-travelling pantomime at Cambridge Arts Theatre

Review: Our verdict on Aladdin, the time-travelling pantomime at Cambridge Arts Theatre

10 December 2018

This well-staged production stars Wayne Sleep, Liza Goddard and Matt Crosby


Review: Marillion hit their mark at Cambridge Corn Exchange

14 April 2018
Review: Marillion hit their mark at Cambridge Corn Exchange

Review: Marillion hit their mark at Cambridge Corn Exchange

14 April 2018

A dramatic curtain-raiser and some copper-plated classics entertain the faithful


Paul Kirkley’s honest review of 2017

31 December 2017
Paul Kirkley’s honest review of 2017

Paul Kirkley’s honest review of 2017

31 December 2017

As we say goodbye to 2017, we reflect on the highs, lows and the in-between bits of a bizarre year


Jack and the Beanstalk at Cambridge Arts Theatre: Masterclass of pantomime fun all the way from Amarillo

15 December 2017
Jack and the Beanstalk at Cambridge Arts Theatre: Masterclass of pantomime fun all the way from Amarillo

Jack and the Beanstalk at Cambridge Arts Theatre: Masterclass of pantomime fun all the way from Amarillo

15 December 2017

Paul Kirkley and son George head to Cambridge Arts Theatre to catch up with some familiar faces – and new stars – in this year’s panto, Jack and the Beanstalk.


Jodie Whittaker is an inspired choice for next Doctor Who... but you don't have to agree

29 July 2017
Jodie Whittaker is an inspired choice for next Doctor Who... but you don't have to agree

Jodie Whittaker is an inspired choice for next Doctor Who... but you don't have to agree

29 July 2017

So, how's your week been? I've spent most of mine being asked what I think about the new Doctor Who. Honestly, you write one half-a-million-word history of a TV show and people automatically expect you to have an opinion on it.


Let's turn the tables on wet, woolly, chimney-hugging, climate change-denying snowflakes

08 April 2017
Let's turn the tables on wet, woolly, chimney-hugging, climate change-denying snowflakes

Let's turn the tables on wet, woolly, chimney-hugging, climate change-denying snowflakes

08 April 2017

We've heard a lot of talk in recent months about the dangers of Donald Trump having his finger on the nuclear button.


Cambridgeshire writer of Doctor Who books discusses who should be the next Time Lord

11 February 2017
Cambridgeshire writer of Doctor Who books discusses who should be the next Time Lord

Cambridgeshire writer of Doctor Who books discusses who should be the next Time Lord

11 February 2017

So who should be the next Doctor? The best life form for the job, that's who.


Heidi Allen and Daniel Zeichner illustrate the grey areas of black and white politics

08 February 2017
Heidi Allen and Daniel Zeichner illustrate the grey areas of black and white politics

Heidi Allen and Daniel Zeichner illustrate the grey areas of black and white politics

08 February 2017

For anyone concerned about such old-fashioned values as truth, tolerance, humanity and still being alive by Christmas, these are dark days indeed.


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