Disadvantages Not as good as the Citizen
Ironically, at the time I most need the money from Ciao, I find myself the most busy, with Ciao slipping from my mind much more. I am of course, talking about being at University, which is, awesome. When trying to think what I should next review, I was walking to Sainsbury to grab some milk, when, thrust upon me was the Manchester Evening News, ah, I thought, I will review the free paper from my homelands…
The Cambs Times features the news of the area, mainly focusing on the major Fenland Towns of March, Chatteris, Wisbech and Whittlesey. Ramsey is covered by the Hunts Post.
The stories it features are varied, from the more serious news, such as drug raids, court trials and the like, to the more bouncy villagey news such as new play equipment at a school, or a write up on a recent event. The balance is great, and the writers do a rather good job.Obviously, being a free paper, it is filled with Adverts which subsidise it, you will find these all other the paper, but they aren’t distracting from the actual news.
There is a good letters section, where the public write letters regarding local news, most recently such things have included discussion about two new supermarkets due to be built locally, or teens getting fined for cycling on a pavement. There is a local historian, Trevor Bevis who regularly writes in, and his letters are always interesting to read.There is a section in the paper which contains the Estate Agents adverts, for local houses and rentable properties, and it is here you will find the classified ads, and jobs section. The jobs bit is pretty good, and before the recession business covered a good few pages.
At the back of the paper, is Sports. It contains the write ups on local matches and such, I never really look at it much, since it is not at all my sort of thing, but plenty of attention is given to that Snooker player, Joe Perry, who comes from Chatteris.
|Quality of journalism|
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|Price||40p where sold|
|Value for money||Good|
|Quantity of advertising||High|
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