Plymouth MP discusses threat to Devonport’s frigates as Government defence review is unveiled
Sep04

Plymouth MP discusses threat to Devonport’s frigates as Government defence review is unveiled

Type 23 Frigate © Mick Storey The Member of Parliament for Plymouth Sutton and Devonport has commented on media reporting over the threat to Devonport’s Type 26 frigates, calling it ‘a wake up call for all who care about the Royal Navy’. He has raised concerns that the Government will cut frigate numbers from thirteen to just eight. Commenting on media reports of the threat to Devonport’s Type 26 frigates in the upcoming defence...

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Leslie campaign reaches its target
Sep04

Leslie campaign reaches its target

A campaign to raise £100,000 to erect a statue of a footballer who was dropped from the England team when selectors discovered he was black, has hit its target. Plymouth Argyle’s Jack Leslie would have been the first black person to play for England, having initially been selected to play against Ireland in 1925. His selection was the talk of the club and the town, but some days later, when the newspapers published the team, Billy...

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Free guided ‘moon walk’ at Bellever on Dartmoor
Aug25

Free guided ‘moon walk’ at Bellever on Dartmoor

Due to high demand, we have added another date for one of our free ‘Bellever Moon Walks’ – Thursday, 3rd September. A rare chance to experience walking safely in the dark on Dartmoor! Hopefully we’ll be walking in the moonlight from around 9.30pm, so please bring a torch and a drink. We will learn about some of the legends of Dartmoor as we wander up to Bellever Tor. Duration: four miles and starting at 7.30pm, lasting approximately...

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What is the future of green energy?
Aug24

What is the future of green energy?

In previous editions of The Moorlander, we have been looking at the future of green energy in Britain. So far we have covered: wind, solar and tidal power. Now, in our last piece in this series, we turn our attention anaerobic digestion and the production of biogas. What is anaerobic digestion? The term anaerobic digestion (AD) refers to a special treatment applied to organic materials. It can be applied to a range of natural...

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Tackling anxiety and isolation at  home with Butterfly Conservation
Apr07

Tackling anxiety and isolation at home with Butterfly Conservation

As we’re all being encouraged to spend more time in our homes and feeling the worry and anxiety of 24/7 news coverage of the global pandemic, Butterfly Conservation is suggesting a way to look after your mental health by spending time in your garden or outdoor spaces.  For those who are able to get outside, and who now perhaps have more opportunity to do so than normal, gardens across the UK are waking up to spring and there are...

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