The Importance of Press Freedom
Mar08

The Importance of Press Freedom

A speech by Conservative mp for north east somerset, Jacob Rees-Mogg during the Data Protection Bill in the house of commons (5 March 2018) We know the weakness of our local papers and how they struggle hand to mouth, but how easy would it be, for example, for my hon. Friend the Member for North Herefordshire (Bill Wiggin), who is no longer in his place, to take to court the journal that he does not like because it said things about...

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Fond farewell to Britain’s longest serving steam engine driver
Feb08

Fond farewell to Britain’s longest serving steam engine driver

A man believed to be the longest serving steam engine driver in Britain was taken on one final trip down his favourite train line – in his coffin. Dave Knowling, who died just before Christmas at the age of 78, first joined British Railways in the summer of 1954 and was still driving trains until last year. South Devon Railway, where he was employed as an engine driver for decades long after they were taken off main lines, laid...

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Plymouth Argyle’s new grandstand pictures released
Feb08

Plymouth Argyle’s new grandstand pictures released

New images have been released of how Plymouth Argyle’s new £5m grandstand will look. Kensington Taylor (KT) is the architecture firm behind the project, working alongside Plymouth’s Architects Design Group (ADG) on James Brent’s ambitious vision at Home Park. KT will work on the redevelopment and refurbishment of the Mayflower Stand in time for the 2020 Mayflower 400 celebrations. The stand will have a capacity of 5,000, which will be...

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The PM’s support for newspapers is both timely and welcome
Feb08

The PM’s support for newspapers is both timely and welcome

Theresa May has announced a review into the future of the newspaper industry, warning that the closure of hundreds of titles was a ‘danger to our democracy’. These words couldn’t be more true. In a speech in Manchester, she warned that the decline of ‘credible’ news providers left the public ‘vulnerable to news which is untrustworthy’. The review will look into sustainable funding models for the printed press at national, regional and...

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DIGITALK: The fall of the last guardian – Net Neutrality
Dec29

DIGITALK: The fall of the last guardian – Net Neutrality

Net Neutrality has been in the news a lot in the last couple weeks and a lot of you might be wondering what it is and how the absence of it will affect us. Net neutrality is the principle that Internet service providers must treat all data on the Internet the same and not discriminate or charge differently by user, content, website, platform, application, type of attached equipment, or method of communication. What the removal of this...

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Fox hunting vote under threat
Dec29

Fox hunting vote under threat

The Prime Minister Theresa May has been warned that she faces a backlash from rural communities such as Dartmoor if she scraps her pledge to give a free vote to MPs on overturning the hunting ban to woo urban voters. This comes as the traditional Boxing Day hunts across Dartmoor and the South West took place. The Sunday Times has reported that Mrs May was preparing to drop the commitment in a speech in the New Year. During the...

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