Lifestyle

Healing isn’t Linear: What to expect in therapy

In his book “The problem of pain,” C.S. Lewis said, "It is easier to say “My tooth is aching” than to say “My heart is broken.”

Fortunately for us all, the global attitude towards mental health has significantly changed since he wrote that quote. However, the fact remains that mental...

Local NHS chief urges people to get vital second jab

As the largest ever NHS vaccination programme enters its last lap Devon’s Primary Care Medical Director Alex Degan has encouraged local residents to come forward for their first jab and remember to get their second vital and lifesaving dose.

The plea comes as people aged 40 and over are now able to book in their second jab on the national booking system from eight weeks after their...

Father's Day at Drake Circus and The Barcode

Father’s Day is just around the corner and many of us will be looking forward to spending the day celebrating with family.

If your dad or father figure is notoriously difficult to buy for, head to Drake Circus and The Barcode for a great range of gift options and plenty of fun ways to spend the day.

For the foodie

A personalised food hamper is sure to be...

New Devon holiday resort will bring California to the West Country

Bookings are now being taken for the newly refurbished Clawford Lakes Resort and Spa, a stunning 80-acre holiday destination that is set to be one of the most desirable leisure locations in the UK.

Currently in development following major planning permission being secured, and set to open to its first guests in Autumn 2021, the exclusive Clawford Lakes Resort and Spa will be home to...

The National Association of Building Contractors takes the headache out of finding the right accredited builders

Finding a builder in England is quite easy. Finding an accredited builder who provides first-class work is another story, The National Association of Building Contractors are here to help and is winning praise in the process .

It’s a big decision and serious commitment to have an extension built on a home, to have a room or rooms renovated, or to move forward with another significant...

Six awards for Chunk of Devon at The Taste of the West Awards

Taste of the West, the South West’s prestigious food, drink and hospitality awards, has announced its first round of winners of 2021. Famed for their delicious, handmade savoury bakes, Chunk of Devon is thrilled to have scooped five Gold and one Silver award for their awesome rustic Devon pies and pasties. Already one of the country’s most awarded pie and pasty makers with over 180 accolades...

Devon ranks as the third-best county for a UK 2021 road trip

The pandemic has forced us reconsider the ‘Staycation’. With tourist hot-spots booking up fast, online motor marketplace Dyler has compiled a handy guide to help you choose the perfect holiday for your summer getaway.

The UK’s top staycation spots

The research considered a variety of factors, from the safest roads to the most dog-friendly restaurants. Across all these factors, who...

Give back to the pollinators: Which plants to grow to attract little pollinators

You might be one of those people who just plants flowers in their garden because all the random colors mashing together just looks pretty. Or you could be part of the group that plants unique flowers that give out delightful fragrances whenever you just walk through. You could be one of those who plant flowers to attract as many pollinators as you can to get better crop harvests throughout...

Schools in Plymouth could win a playground makeover worth £5,000

The UK’s leading brand of sustainable composite decking and cladding, Composite Prime is calling on schools in Plymouth to take part in its new, cross-curricular recycling programme to encourage children aged 5 to 11 years to recycle plastic waste.

Working alongside We are Futures, who run The National Schools Partnership (NSP), Composite Prime’s Message in a Bottle Top campaign...

RGB selects Devon Mind as its chosen charity

RGB Building Supplies has selected mental health organisation Devon Mind as its chosen charity. Over the next 12 months, the builders merchant will be organising various fundraising events to raise money for this worthy cause.

Information from Mind indicates that one in four people will experience a mental health problem each year in England, and  one in six people report experiencing...

Eyes down in Devon: How Slingo and Raves have given bingo a makeover

We are really spoilt for choice these days when it comes to entertainment. Many of us can access a whole host of TV shows and films at the touch of a button, while different types of gaming are also available on a wide array of devices.

Considering how things have changed, it would perhaps be understandable if some more traditional pastimes had fallen off our radars. However, some are...