The Six Nations Review
Mar22

The Six Nations Review

Player of the tournament Conor Murray (Ireland): I know there are arguments for Aaron Smith to be rated the best 9 in world rugby – valid ones – but I must vote Murray. The sheer control of Murray was extraordinary in every department of the scrum half game, in every match he played. If you want tempo he is at every breakdown ready to deliver, if you want to slow it down and control he is at every breakdown controlling and commanding....

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Green Issues: Farming for the future
Mar22

Green Issues: Farming for the future

We’ve had some pretty extreme weather recently. For just a couple of days, before the Beast from the East hit, I would look out of my kitchen window at the primroses, stand in the sunshine and feel an irresistible urge to eat salad. That’s what happens in spring, you see. Our bodies come out of hibernation and we stop craving hearty, heavy soups and stews and head towards the cucumbers and raw carrots instead. Then it snowed. It’s...

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Patient waited 46 hours at Exeter A&E
Mar08

Patient waited 46 hours at Exeter A&E

A patient at the Royal Devon and Exeter Hospital (RD&E) waited a total of 46 hours and 44 minutes in Accident and Emergency, the third longest wait in the country. This news comes after it was announced that only 92.5% of patients at the RD&E, during the 2016/2017 year, were being seen within the 4 hour waiting target – down from 94.8% in 2015/2016. Hospitals are meant to achieve the four hour target in 95% of cases. Hospitals...

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Okehampton to Stratford-upon-Avon Train
Mar08

Okehampton to Stratford-upon-Avon Train

OkeRail have announced that three special trains are to run including the first ever train to depart to Oxford and Stratford-upon-Avon with a Pullman dining coach. The ‘Royal Oke’ train will leave Okehampton at 7am and will allow five or six hours in Oxford and Stratford-upon-Avon before returning to Okehampton at 9pm. The first of the three trains is expected to leave at the end of April. Okerail have been working with Great Western...

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Life before The Moorlander
Mar08

Life before The Moorlander

Photographs by Stuart Clarke Before I started The Moorlander nearly two years ago I spent most of my life as a news photographer for national newspapers and magazines covering events around the world. I would be on a plane somewhere most weeks covering a wide range of varied stories and features. When I started The Moorlander the newspaper trade magazine UK Press Gazette said ‘Former war photographer starts Dartmoor newspaper.’ ‘War...

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