Grimspound geophysical survey uncovers history
Dec28

Grimspound geophysical survey uncovers history

The Moorlander recently reported that Jowan Albon – a 3rd year student at Leicester University – was undertaking surveys of Grimspound on Dartmoor in the hope of uncovering a sense of what Grimspound was like thousands of years ago, and whether it acted as a central point for the people living within the boundaries of Hameldown. Under the dissertation title, ‘To what extent was Grimspound a defensive settlement of some...

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Adorable New otter pups seek sponsors
Dec28

Adorable New otter pups seek sponsors

Dartmoor Zoo’s Asian small-clawed otters Jasmin and Matty, made babies in October, four to be precise: three male and one female. Now the family of six is settling well and needing a new home. The zoo on Dartmoor is a conservation charity and is asking local businesses to help out by sponsoring an otter pup, giving it a name and a new home. Mum Jasmin came from Tamar Otter Sanctuary where she was born, and Matty from Newquay Zoo. They...

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2019 was great, next year will be even better!
Dec28

2019 was great, next year will be even better!

Like any small, ‘owner-driver’ business, the success or fall of that enterprise is largely dependent on the team of people you have around you. Publishing a newspaper such as The Moorlander is no different in theory, although in practice our business model is far from being a ‘one size fits all’ and would probably not suit 99% of small businesses. We rely on a small but willing band of contributors, volunteers and part-time staff who...

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Green Issues: Plastic… less waste more speed
Dec20

Green Issues: Plastic… less waste more speed

Are we getting a bit fed up with hearing about plastic all the time? Is it one of those things that we know is important but it’s making us dig our heels in with the ‘greenies’ ramming it down our throats constantly? Probably. However, I am amazed at what has been achieved in such a small amount of time. Since David Attenborough’s programme that enlightened us all to the huge problem of plastic, there have been some real changes...

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Digitalk: Treat the Geek this Christmas
Dec19

Digitalk: Treat the Geek this Christmas

The geek is a curious creature… reclusive in nature, surfacing from its den only to acquire sustenance from the nearest source before scurrying back to the calming glow of the computer monitor. (Please read in your best David Attenborough impersonation.) Before you have a go, I am a massive geek and I’m never happier than when I’m in front of a computer screen. If I cant take the Mickey out of me who can!? Shopping for us creatures at...

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