Category Archives: Features

Not news, but features, spotlights and event reporting.

Nexplanon – lets talk acne, blood and anxiety.

This article will be quite an in-depth, and possibly graphic, account of my personal experience of having the Nexplanon contraceptive implant for the last six months. I have been suffering with quite a few of the listed ‘side effects’ but at the same time there has been external factors that can also trigger them. One thing I can promise is in this post is blood. Lots of blood. If you didn’t think periods were involved with the Nexplanon contraceptive implant, then sorry dear you are quite the idiot. If you don’t want to talk or read about period blood, menses, flow, pads, tampons and all the like, then leave now.

But can I just ask why? As there is nothing more natural. And if you happen to be a guy with or without a female partner, this post  will also be important for you because the Nexplanon doesn’t just have side effects for the girl with it in her upper arm, it has dire consequences for everyone around her. Read on to find out. Continue reading Nexplanon – lets talk acne, blood and anxiety.

Brittle Asthma will not stop Josie blowing her own trumpet – Feature

TALENTED young musician Josie Whale, of Launceston, has been invited to take part in the National Youth Brass Band of Great Britain Easter course again this year. Continue reading Brittle Asthma will not stop Josie blowing her own trumpet – Feature

Roger Moore to recall Launceston – Feature

While working at the Cornish and Devon Post I was able to subedit work done by work experience kids. I set one, Ruth Musson, a creative writing task for a feature on a local man who is publishing director at Son Christian Media Ltd, which publishes magazines Sorted and Liberti. She did well, although it needed changes it was mostly house style. Continue reading Roger Moore to recall Launceston – Feature

Join the mayhem of Lost Saga! – Preview

WANT to brawl in beautiful anime style with characters from every fighting demographic one could dream of? Of course you do…

Nexon Europe is pleased to announce the opening of the new official Lost Saga website (lostsaga.nexoneu.com), ahead of the game’s Open Beta Test, which starts at the end of April. Continue reading Join the mayhem of Lost Saga! – Preview

Catch Magmar or Electabuzz on X and Y in April! – Preview

The Pokemon Company International is offering a free Easter gift of Magmar on Pokemon X and Electabuzz for Pokemon Y  from April 4 for a limited time — and all you need to do to get them is visit your local Game store! Continue reading Catch Magmar or Electabuzz on X and Y in April! – Preview

Don’t give her an old bag — give a #TeaPod! – Preview

Anyone who knows me, knows I love tea. It’s true. And any true tea lover would want to find out about the latest invention on how to enjoy tea. Such as the remarkable new TeaPod. Continue reading Don’t give her an old bag — give a #TeaPod! – Preview

Coffee shops can’t be dream jobs? Why not employment minister? – Feature

This is a piece I wrote for the Cornish and Devon Post Series January 30 edition. It came about after I read the Daily Mail‘s article on an interview with Employment Minister Esther McVey, and also the Guardian‘s comment is free article in response to it. Continue reading Coffee shops can’t be dream jobs? Why not employment minister? – Feature

Wind Turbines in North Cornwall and Torridge

At the end of September 2013 I was taken up in a plane (a 1960 Auster AOP.9 XN441, which was a British military air observation aircraft (‘Air Observation Post’) produced by Auster Aircraft Ltd no less). The reason was to give me an opportunity to look at wind turbines and PV arrays across the area. It was my first time to fly, and it was great, even had to chance to steer (and there was only one time I forgot which way to point the stick to stop nosediving).
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Promoting local celebrity

A local kid was part of some national competition. Talented kids these days are a tad two-a-penny, but I always hope the best for anyone in our area to make the big time just so that I can say I interviewed them. Six degrees of  Kevin Bacon and all that.

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A lot of people say this here Keir kid is pretty good…

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That night when I rode in the back of a police car…

In February 2013 I joined the local Launceston Police Neighbourhood Team on an insight patrol on a Saturday Night… there were parties, drugs, rock and roll… taunts, vomit and fast driving. Oh, and a rather intimidating large dog.

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Royal Cornwall Show – a recipe for a great day

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Since every other agricultural show has now taken place, I guess it’s ok to publish the full PDF of my Royal Cornwall Show report online.

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Amateur Play review and additional thoughts – review

Launceston Amateur Dramatic Society: Musicality 2 review, October 2012

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My lack of blogging presence has made it appear as though I am not working, whereas the truth is that I am working more – just away from my blog.

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