Stefan Jajecznyk-Kelman

Journalist - News and Features

Location icon United Kingdom

The Mirror - - UniLad - Manchester Evening News - Macclesfield Express - Rossendale Free Press - Bolton News - Accrington Observer - Private Eye - New Eastern Europe - BBC Sunday Politics - BBC Radio Manchester

Freelance News/Political Reporter with special expertise in Ukraine and the former Soviet Union

Extensive experience in busy local and national newsrooms.

Why this England fan won't be watching the 2018 World Cup

My earliest memory of the World Cup is sitting on the floor of my primary school's canteen floor watching Paul Scholes score his 89th-minute stunner for England against Tunisia at France 98. Aged nine, I remember how the excitement, hope and expectation of the world's greatest sporting tournament gripped my entire Year 5 class.

How men are losing weight by competing for a golden moob

Deep Heat, the clattering of boots and the smell of musty stale socks. This is what most people experience when walking into a football changing room. Slimming club Man Versus Fat Football (MVFF) is much the same - just with the added set of scales and a group of big lads exchanging recipes for a healthy vegetarian curry.

Feature Writing

The Ongoing War In Europe That No One's Talking About

A war which started as an uprising in reaction to the pro-democratic Maidan Revolution in 2013 has turned into a stale, yet bloody, stand-off between bored and disengaged armed forces. Simply put, the war in Ukraine is complicated.

Being Bald Can Have A Severe Impact On Mental Health

It was only after I instructed the barber for a 'number one all over', that I realised how significant the moment really was. I never honestly thought that I would have to make the decision to shave my hair off at the age of 27.

On the front lines with Ukrainian volunteers

Published on Tuesday, 06 September 2016 10:18 Category: Articles and Commentary Written by Stefan Jajecznyk There is a certain irony when British journalists are riding alongside Ukrainian Civil Society volunteers, delivering British military uniforms (purchased in Kyiv) to Ukrainian troops fighting Russian and separatist forces in the Donbas region - it shows not only that the world is truly a smaller place, but also that the situation on the ground in Eastern Ukraine is a dire one.

Financial Times
Guest post: Russia's war in east Ukraine - time for the diaspora to step up

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Me and Myeloid Leukemia - Stefan Jajecznyk - Medium

Karate athlete and coach James Wells overcame huge mental and physical challenges to defeat leukaemia twice by the time he reached the age of 22. On the cusp of reaching his athletic prime, his progress was cut short in 2010 after a short illness prompted a visit to Nottingham City hospital, where he was later diagnosed with Adult Acute Myeloid Leukemia.

Quays News
Life as child "superstar"

An interview with David Peachey, who starred in ITV children's television hit, Bernard's Watch in the late-1990s.

News and Entertainment

Fantastic Beasts Is A Delightful Introduction To The U.S. Wizarding World

J.K. Rowling introduces us to the wizarding world of New York City in her screenwriting debut, Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them. The setting for Fantastic Beasts is a 1920s New York City, struggling to reconcile the excesses of modernism and the conservatism of the early 20th Century.

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