How to identify prejudice in the news

There is more news than ever before these days and it has become widely available in many different formats. This has, however, also opened up a gateway for unreliable news stories and various types of biases and prejudices which are not always easy to spot.

We’ve put together some...

Letter to the Editor

Boris Johnson appears to be picking up support due to his no nonsense approach to Brexit, while we put up with more cuts to our vital services, including the full privatisation of our NHS should Boris Johnson win the next general election..

I cannot comprehend why so many people still vote Tory ?, or indeed Mr Johnson, when people must know what’s at stake, it is beyond my...

Ten things I needed to know before I wrote my novel

My debut novel, Fox Halt Farm, which has a backdrop of Dartmoor is just out on Amazon and here is the link to my blog - this is a post I wrote a couple of months ago.

Below are the words from that post and if you'd like to see it with pictures please follow the link above. My book is available on Amazon...

Czech crime gang jailed for trying to halt Plymouth modern slavery trial

Four Czech nationals who tried to derail a human trafficking trial by forcing a victim to retract his testimony have been jailed for a total of more than 20 years today [11 September].

Ruzena Tancosova, 56, her daughters Katerina Ruzena Tancosova, 37, and Lenka Cmejlova, 35, and family friend Libuse Sindelarova, 42, appeared before Plymouth Crown Court for sentencing after earlier...

Register to vote in General Election

I’d like to invite any readers who aren’t yet registered to vote to register before May 22nd and to use their vote in the forthcoming General Election.

You can register on-line in minutes at

All you need is your National Insurance number or alternatively you can register by phoning Electoral Services at your local council.

Anyone who...

What a dog called Cap taught me about society

As I was reading the news today, I came across a story about a dog from Yorkshire. Cap the Sheepdog was recently sold at auction for nearly £15,000 and has become the UK’s most expensive. It wasn’t long after having a giggle at the complete absurdness of it all, that I was left with the horrible realisation that a dog called Cap is probably worth more than I am.

Being a freelance...

Passionate about HR

At Right Hand HR we feel passionately that your people management solutions should be as unique as your business, so we take time to get to know you in order to be able to recommend the best solutions for your issues and challenges.

Our knowledge of your business also enables us to be pro-active and recommend HR best-practice that we think would help you achieve your business goals. It...

Letter: Parkinsons UK thanks volunteers

Thank you to volunteers who helped to raise nearly £2,000 for Parkinson’s UK

Parkinson’s UK desperately needed volunteers to help at the Annual British Fireworks Championships in Plymouth on Tuesday 18 and Wednesday 19th August.

Volunteers were needed for a couple of hours on each day to help sell official programmes and collect donations.

This was the fifth and final...

Has Radio Devon lost the plot?

What on earth is going on at BBC Radio Devon?

In January, breakfast show presenter Matt Woodley’s services were dispensed with and now it emerges station stalwart Judi Spiers has been given the boot.

The moves obviously make sense to station bosses but, to the outsider, it appears to be sheer madness.

Judi’s show was incredibly popular with listeners – testament to that...

Plymouth teen writes his own future.

Plymouth teen Danny Williams, 16, is an aspiring scriptwriter of considerable talent. His incredible rise, as a budding writer is made even more awe-inspiring when you learn of the health conditions he has had to contend with since his birth. Remember the name Danny Williams, as one day I am sure he will be putting Plymouth on the map.

I met with Danny and his parents; Kevin and Julie...

7 out of 10 of people in Plymouth will do something clumsy this week

Almost Seven out of ten people living in Plymouth will do something clumsy – such as trip or drop their phone – this week; a study release today has shown – one of the highest rates in the UK.

The study found that 27% of people in Plymouth will spill at least one drink, and 22% will drop and break their mobile phone every week.

The study has found that as a nation, we are...

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