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mostly posted by our principal designer

Core Updates
... 25th April
As of 25th April 2018 both current & previous generation (8X & 7X) of the Drupal Web Content Management system software have been updated. These are security releases containing HIGHLY CRITICAL fixes for a remote code execution vulnerability. All site owners are strongly recommended to upgrade immediately after reading the security announcement from the vendor.
... Security Announcement: Drupal Security Centre
... 8X details & download: v8.5.3 Release Notes
... 7X details & download: v7.59 Release Notes

Core Updates
... 29th March
As of 29th March 2018 both current & previous generation (8X & 7X) of the Drupal Web Content Management system software have been updated. These are security releases containing CRITICAL fixes for multiple vulnerabilities. All site owners are strongly recommended to upgrade immediately after reading the security announcement from the vendor.
... Security Announcement: Drupal Security Centre
... 8X details & download: v8.5.1 Release Notes
... 8X details & download: v8.4.6 Release Notes
... 7X details & download: v7.58 Release Notes

Core Updates
... 22nd February
As of 21st Februaary 2018 both current & previous generation (8X & 7X) of the Drupal Web Content Management system software have been updated. These are security releases containing CRITICAL fixes for multiple vulnerabilities. All site owners are strongly recommended to upgrade immediately after reading the security announcement from the vendor.
... Security Announcement: Drupal Security Centre
... 8X details & download: v8.4.5 Release Notes
... 7X details & download: v7.57 Release Notes

... 3rd Nov
As of 3rd November 2017 the current generation (8X) of the Drupal Web Content Management system software has been updated. This is a maintenance/patch release containing minor improvements and bug fixes, (no security content) all 8X owners should consider upgrading.
... 8X details & download: v8.4.2 Release Notes

Core Updates
... 18th Oct
Drupal 8.4.0 includes major version updates for two dependencies: Symfony 3.2 and jQuery 3. Both updates may introduce backwards compatibility issues for some sites or modules, caution advised by vendor. In April, Microsoft discontinued all support for Internet Explorer 9 and 10, Drupal has followed suit and bugs relating to early versions of IE will no longer be addressed.
... 8X details & download: v8.4.0 Release Notes

Core Updates
... 22nd June
As of 21st June 2017 both current & previous generation (8X & 7X) of the Drupal Web Content Management system software have been updated. These are security releases containing maintenance fixes for multiple vulnerabilities. All site owners are strongly recommended to upgrade immediately after reading the security announcement from the vendor.
... Security Announcement: Drupal Security Centre
... 8X details & download: v8.3.4 Release Notes
... 7X details & download: v7.56 Release Notes

Core Updates
... 7th June
As of 7th June 2017 both current & previous generation (8X & 7X) of the Drupal Web Content Management system software have been updated. These are maintenance/patch releases containing minor improvements and bug fixes, (no security content) all site owners are advised to upgrade.
... 8X details & download: v8.3.3 Release Notes
... 7X details & download: v7.55 Release Notes

Service Outage
... 5th May
At 1245 on 4th May our transit provider suffered a major outage which affected several London based datacentres including the one our Host hardware is located in. The outage affected all services the Host provide.
Unfortunately as the outage was outside of our network, it was out of our control. The outage was rectified by our provider at 1400 (2pm). At the time of writing our provider is still investigating the root cause of the outage, but we know it was an issue affecting the core routers of their network. When details are available we will circulate these.
Our provider will be performing emergency maintenance on the network tonight to add extra resiliency again. We don't have a time for this yet, but anticipate it to be in the early hours. Downtime (if any) will be kept to seconds or few minutes at worst.

Core Updates
... 10th Apr
As of 5th April 2017 the 8X generation of the Drupal Web Content Management system software has been updated with a version/feature release. This new version includes improvements to authoring experience, site administration, REST support, and a stable version of the BigPipe module as well as the updated CKEditor 4.6, which contains a host of improvements.
... 8X details & download: v8.3.0 Release Notes

All Older Items Archived
Items earlier than this point have been archived as no longer really relevant or of interest. There's quite a volume of these as we have been blogging since we started trading in 2007.