Digitalk: Winter games – where are they
Oct30

Digitalk: Winter games – where are they

© CD Projekt Red Lets face it. With all the restrictions from COVID-19 keeping us home a lot more than usual, we have all ended up getting a little tired of the gaming content we already have. Do you really want to do a 12th playthrough of Assassin’s Creed Origins? Do you really want to play another round of Warzone? You’ve already put enough hours in to consider going pro. With the imminent arrival of the new consoles on 10th and...

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View from the Whitehouse
Sep04

View from the Whitehouse

This year, I’ll be holding South Zeal Flower Show on our front porch and judging my own garden produce. Obviously, given this whole crazy year, the real thing has been cancelled but that doesn’t mean we can’t all still be properly chuffed with what we’ve managed to grow and, even more, what we managed to save from the August weather. The show is one of the highlights of my year and I love my crazy competitive spirit, entering as many...

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Hatherleigh schoolchildren learn site safety lessons
Jul29

Hatherleigh schoolchildren learn site safety lessons

Pupils at Hatherleigh Community PrimarySchool designed safety posters for the townafter learning about the potential dangers onbuilding sites.   Kingswood Homes is developing The MarketQuarter in the centre of the town and projectmanager Alex Swann visited the school beforelockdown to talk about site safety and set theposter challenge. Headteacher Alan Monger said: “Alex wasbrilliantly engaging with the children, explainingabout...

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Dartmoor Zoo welcomes new arrivals thanks to support from the public
Jul14

Dartmoor Zoo welcomes new arrivals thanks to support from the public

Dartmoor Zoo is delighted to announce that they have welcomed three new male geladas to the zoo for the very first time. The three males, Bruno (aged 14), Kwame (aged 7 and Bruno’s son) and Soloman (aged 6 and Bruno’s nephew), were already living together at another zoo and are part of the international breeding program for their species. Since arriving, they have been settling into their new enclosure, which has been renovated...

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BEYOND THE HOUND OF THE BASKERVILLES, PART ONE

© PAUL ATLAS-SAUNDERS “I sprang to my feet, my inert hand grasping my pistol, my mind paralysed by the dreadful shape which had sprung out upon us from the shadows of the fog. A hound it was, an enormous coal-black hound, but not such a hound as mortal eyes have ever seen. ‘Fire burst from its open mouth, its eyes glowed with a smouldering glare, its muzzle and hackles and dewlap were outlined in flickering flame. Never in the...

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Folkmoor: Phantom Black Dogs
May02

Folkmoor: Phantom Black Dogs

Folklore researcher and author Mark Norman profiles the phenomenon of ghostly apparitions of Black Dogs which inspired Sir Arthur Conan Doyle to write his most well-loved Sherlock Holmes novel. When asking people about the ‘Black Dog’, the first thing brought to mind is either the metaphor for depression popularised by statesman Sir Winston Churchill, or the Sherlock Holmes story “The Hound of the Baskervilles”. However, apparitions...

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