Is vaping unhealthy? Of course it is!
Dec01

Is vaping unhealthy? Of course it is!

Vaping, e-cigarettes and pens have been hitting the news a lot recently. Every day we learn more and more about the risks and perils of vaping and I wanted to take the opportunity to put this into perspective. At no point am I going to defend or recommend vaping. It is undoubtably a harmful, addictive and destructive habit that you should never consider picking up unless you use it for its original intended purpose which is to ween...

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DIGITALK: Political influence creeping into tech and entertainment
Nov22

DIGITALK: Political influence creeping into tech and entertainment

There has been a lot of international controversy recently involving the political influence of countries on technology and gaming companies – in particular, China. You may be wondering how this affects us out here on the moor, half the world away or more, in a seemingly uninvolved country. How many items do you own stamped with “Made in China”? Your computer? Your phone? Your TV? I’m willing to wager that the majority of us...

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Red sky at  night, climber’s delight
Oct06

Red sky at night, climber’s delight

This photograph was taken at Hound Tor at sunset on 19th September. I had taken up 12 Scouts to enjoy a climbing experience. I hadn’t planned on climbing in darkness as the session was originally booked for summer but due to bad weather we re-arranged for September. The event was planned and when we realised we would also be climbing in near darkness, we planned to bring bright lanterns, head torches and torches. The results left us...

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Another Moreton Food Festival success
Aug24

Another Moreton Food Festival success

The Moretonhampstead Food Festival returned this year as part of carnival week in the town. The food festival has added another dimension to the fun week. Court Street, in the town, was closed to allow the crowds who came out for the festival to wander up and down the street and take in sights, smells and tastes of some wonderful foods from here in Devon but also from around the world. At the top of Court Street the festival spilled...

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Britain loses W.H.O measles free status
Aug23

Britain loses W.H.O measles free status

Britain has lost its World Health Organization (WHO) status as a ‘measles free’ country with 231 confirmed cases during the first quarter of 2019. Prime Minister Boris Johnson, on a visit to the West Country this week, called on health leaders to renew their efforts to ensure that 95% of the British people are vaccinated and regain the WHO status. Britain’s ‘Herd immunity’ has dropped below 95%; this is a particular worry in Devon...

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