Me and my meadow
Sep29

Me and my meadow

A new Dartmoor initiative, Moor Meadows, has launched recently in the hope of creating a ‘giant nature reserve’ across the Dartmoor area. Their website invites people to add their flower-rich meadows to a map which will then depict all the managed meadowland across the region, linking people and land in a common aim. The Moorlander recently ran an article stating that an estimated 97% of meadowland has been lost in the last 80 years,...

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Digitalk: Tips & tricks to growing a Stream
Sep28

Digitalk: Tips & tricks to growing a Stream

A while ago I talked about what streaming was and the practical bits and pieces of what you need to get started. In this article I’m going to talk about how to get started and how to start growing a stream community as well as a brief recap on the practical stuff like software etc. To recap, streaming is essentially digital busking. You broadcast live to the internet a form of entertainment for an audience to enjoy through any one of...

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Missed appointments cost £4million
Sep27

Missed appointments cost £4million

Patients not turning up for appointments cost the NHS in Devon more than £4m this year. So far this year in Devon, more than 30,000 people failed to turn up for their hospital appointment or were too late to be seen. The no-show figure between January and June was 33,362 patients missing their outpatient consultant appointment without warning. A missed appointment costs the NHS an estimated £120 each time and the total comes to just...

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Sep26

100 years on from the culmination of World War One it’s fitting that one of the headline films for this year’s festival is War Above the Trenches. This is a documentary that helps gain an insight into the fights amongst the clouds in what is thought of as a heavily trench-based war. Speaking to The Moorlander, Stephen Saunders revealed that the storytelling aim was to portray the un-celebrated airmen flying wearisome and...

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Double success for The Moorlanders
Sep25

Double success for The Moorlanders

Chagford Football Club played their first game at home this season, both the first team and the reserves playing in their new strips sponsored by The Moorlander Newspaper. Chagford started brightly, bringing the game to their North Devon opponents but had little in the way of finishing some good moves. Sound in defence, it was somewhat of a surprise that they found themselves a goal down at half-time. Returning more determinedly for...

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