Royal Clarence firefighter: “They were out of their depth.”
Dec28

Royal Clarence firefighter: “They were out of their depth.”

Exeter Fire Officer David Jones was recently the focus of a BBC Spotlight investigation, having questioned the actions of senior fire officers on the site of the Royal Clarence Hotel at the time of the fire which broke out on 28th October 2016. As an experienced fire officer, David felt compelled to challenge the official account of what happened on the day of the fire. The incident and the events following have driven him towards an...

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THE MOORLANDER REVIEW OF 2018
Dec28

THE MOORLANDER REVIEW OF 2018

The first edition of The Moorlander of 2018 consisted of only 32 pages; it seems pretty thin compared to the 56-page tome that we publish now, but we did have a couple of good stories on the front. The first was the shocking conflict of interest by Dame Ruth Carnall the former chair of North East West Clinical Commissioning Group (NEW). Her integrity was brought in to question when we found out that she and her husband also ran a...

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A day at Exeter races
Dec22

A day at Exeter races

After weeks of torrential rain, the going was heavy for the Exeter event with the wintery weather persisting throughout the day. At almost a thousand feet above sea level, the picturesque Haldon Forest racecourse takes all the weather Dartmoor can throw at it. From the first race it was clear that some surprises were in store with 8/1 shot Kalarika snatching victory from hot favourite Get Wishing, who came trailing in third place. For...

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Digitalk: Sometimes old school is better
Dec21

Digitalk: Sometimes old school is better

Recently I’ve been having a lot of fun playing with 2D games instead of the flash modern 3D hyper detailed games that get all the attention these days. I don’t mean that I’m playing really old games from 20 years ago, there are thousands of small studios and developers making games in 2D or hand drawn styles. There are multiple reasons to do this, the main reason is that its cheaper. Takes less time, and uses less resources to make,...

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Green Issues: THE BRIDGE
Dec20

Green Issues: THE BRIDGE

Guest Green Issues article by Jodi Feist The police officer spread his legs further apart to widen his stance, firmly rooted on the Southwark Bridge. I broke into a mild cold sweat as I looked this musclebound man in the eye. As the other “arrestables” from our Extinction Rebellion Totnes group verbally start to justify our actions of physically blocking traffic of the five major London bridges, I stay quiet, realising that the...

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