Digitalk: EA Games done right
Feb28

Digitalk: EA Games done right

This is both a dig at EA Games the company, and a spotlight on excellent Early Access Games done very well which deserve our support. I’m finding more and more that I’m enjoying games in early access over triple A games, especially EA games who are notorious for releasing broken games and then fixing them at a later date. Which is disappointing as one of my most anticipated games for this year is EA’s Anthem, a brilliant take on a...

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Senior Driving

By Paul Beard Road safety and breakdown organisation GEM Motoring Assist says older drivers can stay safer for longer by reflecting on their driving and being honest about tasks they may find more difficult. Support from family members can be very helpful, as long as any tricky conversations with a senior driver are approached with tact and sensitivity. GEM road safety officer Neil Worth commented: “Reaching a certain age does not...

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Eco-friendly shouldn’t be an Alternative
Feb26

Eco-friendly shouldn’t be an Alternative

I have been doing a fair bit of research into alternatives. I made the point recently that ethical or eco-friendly alternatives shouldn’t actually be alternatives, they should be the norm and not cost double the price of standard products. I still stand by this and it makes me cross that a bottle of shampoo that contains no harsh chemicals, that is better for my health and that of the environment, is five times the price of a standard...

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Human vs beast
Feb26

Human vs beast

Dartmoor Zoo has had some bad publicity in the past, but it appears its latest idea is definitely not one of the most popular. Dartmoor Zoo launched its ‘human v beast’ challenge earlier this month, which sees four people being pitted against one of its big cats in an activity that zoo keepers have said the animals find ‘enriching’. And those people can be children as young as eight years old. The experience at...

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The Big Picture STUNNING DARTMOOR PHOTOGRAPH TAKEN ON iPHONE
Feb25

The Big Picture STUNNING DARTMOOR PHOTOGRAPH TAKEN ON iPHONE

Chloe Swift took this stunning photograph on her ageing iPhone in January on the top of Nether Tor. The photo was shortlisted in a photography competition organised by National Parks to mark the 70th anniversary of the birth of national parks of which Dartmoor was one of the first. Chloe and her husband Richard and their two boys Jasper 7, and Zac 4, from Plympton, decided to brave the weather and climb to the top of Nether Tor on...

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