Region 8 News

This publication is here to showcase events, achievements and news items from across the region. As this is produced with specific deadlines throughout the year it is an ideal medium for reporting on past events, meetings or stories – with the ability to promote future events somewhat. We welcome reports, stories and general content – including photos – which can be emailed to us.

The editor of this channel is Alistair Dabbs (


Alistrair Dabbs
Alistair is a freelance IT journalist, author and certified tech trainer with 30+ years’ experience.
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Through Bento Media, his work has also included prepress production, graphic design, editorial production and app development. Based in Montpellier and London.

Until the end of June 2014, he also ran a magazine publishing company, Bento Projects, from within a creative cluster called Perseverance Works in London’s hip Hoxton. Here, he published a trade magazine for the domestic tourism industry while redecorating its 2,200sq ft of self-contained office. Both the magazine and the beautiful office attracted interest elsewhere in the industry and were subsequently acquired by bigger businesses.