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Tech tips from ChezvousPC Upgrading to fibre can be a little confusing. Some companies are able to offer nice cheap fibre in comparison to others, but may not be very clear about precisely what they are offering. For example, we had a customer who... Read more

Business News

Tai chi for long-term neurological conditions I don't know how you feel about exercise but as I'm writing this, Michael Mosley of ‘Trust Me I’m a Doctor’, has scientifically compared tai chi to Zumba classes in a 12-week study. He asked: “Is it... Read more

Health

The power of a smile I love smiling, I do it all the time – to my patients and colleagues, to strangers, with my children, on my own in the car. It is one of the most powerful tools I have to connect with my patients, young and old, and help them... Read more

Health

Tech tips from ChezvousPC Slow computer? Fancy a bit of a speed boost? - a ‘new’ type of hard drive called a solid-state drive might well be the answer. SSD prices have dropped and they are now a viable option for the home market. If your machine... Read more

Business News

Garden machinery advice for the winter Fuel - the stuff we all need - but apart from its eye-waveringly expensive cost, fuel has its perils for those of us who own lawn mowers, generators or motor boats. The problem is ethanol, which was added to... Read more

Gardening

Going wild… Glowing red field poppies have been symbols of life and rebirth for thousands of years, but it is as the emblem of Remembrance Day on 11th November that we best know this flower today. Poppy seed can lie dormant in the soil for many... Read more

Gardening

We often hear about Windows (10) updates just doing what they want when they want - well now you can take a little bit of control back! If you go to ‘settings’, then in the search box type ‘schedule your restart’, you will find a setting that allow Read more

Technology Blog

We often get called to help people with scanning issues, mostly because the system they were happy using has stopped working. If the user starts at the printer and 'pushes' the scan to the computer this works, but we find it is better to use the soft Read more

Technology Blog

Here are some top tips for revising With the exam season looming for 16 to 18 year olds, it is worthwhile taking on board a few top tips for how to cope during this potentially stressful time. As adults we often forget the huge pressure put on yo Read more

Education

DARE have successfully been providing independent and impartial advice on the SMART meter roll out in North Tawton and the surrounding area, through our SMART Energy GB funded project. We have been very warmly welcomed by a number of groups including Read more

Community News

Advice from Dr Emma Chapman Okehampton Medical Centre Wrap up warm this winter The winter months are linked to an increase in accidents and illness. It is important to know how to stay warm during the coming winter months. The cold can be associated Read more

Health

Unfreeze the garden Bird baths can become frozen solid in winter. The ice will usually dislodge as one mass. Refilling with water will ensure birds get a much needed drink and wash. Continue feeding birds to supplement their food as the ground will Read more

Gardening

As a mum of two, I know how difficult it can be to find the time, let alone the inclination, to exercise and enjoy the benefits that follow. We only have to listen to the media to hear how obesity in young people is on the rise and how sedentary ma Read more

Health

Cold Callers – It may seem obvious, but signing up for a service with someone who called you out of the blue, often isn’t the best idea. We have had customers who have agreed to transfer their phone and broadband over to a ‘new’ provider who got in t Read more

Business News

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