“I did just want someone to come and save me.” – Alison Hernandez
Nov30

“I did just want someone to come and save me.” – Alison Hernandez

When you think of the police force, it’s hard not to bring to your mind an image of hardened, tough, stern officers who have been moulded by each and every incident and crime they have had to deal with during their career. For people that don’t know much about the Police and Crime Commissioner role, you’d expect to meet the typical police officer but who deals with policy. This was not the person I met when I sat down with Devon and...

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Brexit jargon-buster
Nov30

Brexit jargon-buster

Confused by Brexit? Fear not, you are not alone. Over the last two years a number of confusing words and acronyms have become commonplace. This is your plain speaking and impartial guide to some key aspects in the Brexit saga. The Customs Union This simply refers to the group of EU countries and how they trade with each other, essentially a free trade area with no tariffs. It reduces the need for customs checks at borders with the aim...

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Article 13 – The Death of the Internet
Nov30

Article 13 – The Death of the Internet

Well, more accurately, The European Union Directive on Copyright for the Digital Single Market, but that’s a little wordy to be chanting outside parliament. While we have all been focused on the rapidly approaching Brexit decisions, the EU parliament has unbelievably passed Article 13. What is article 13? Article 13 is the EU parliament’s attempt to update copyright laws to “protect and redirect” revenue back to the original content...

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Christmas crisis for Devon Food Banks
Nov30

Christmas crisis for Devon Food Banks

Devon Food bank operators are warning of a surge in usage over the festive period, with the Universal Credit rollout being blamed for increased demand. Figures released by The Trussell Trust who run food banks nationwide show that Devon had the highest food bank usage in the South West region over the last two years, with December consecutively being the busiest month for people in crisis. Matt Mahoney, South West manager of the...

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Dartmoor’s Josh one of the best in the UK
Nov21

Dartmoor’s Josh one of the best in the UK

Okehampton Cycling Club rider Josh Coyne proved he is one of the best in the UK when it comes to the demanding sport of hill climbing. Josh raced in the British National Hill Climb Championship and competed against a tough field of cyclists. The event was held at Pea Royd Lane in Stocksbridge near Sheffield and riders battled on a short but very tough hill, averaging 15% with some much steeper ramps. Josh, who is 23 and from Chagford,...

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