Summer of fun at Drake Circus

Kids are in for a treat in this August at Drake Circus, Plymouth - thanks to lots of great activities to keep them entertained at the Centre's popular Summer event.

There's everything from kite making to shark encounters, to art and crafts and volleyball - all designed to keep kids busy at the South West's leading shopping centre.

Aug 3-9 - the team behind the new Mary Poppins...

Retail sales fall by 0.9% in August

Retail sales fell by 0.9% in August compared with July, figures provided by the Office for National Statistics (ONS) have revealed.

The fall is unexpected with market commentators predicting expecting a modest rise. Figures for July showed a 1.1% growth.

However the figures represent a 2.1% rise from August 2012, when the London Olympics and Paralympics had an impact on...

Sell out summer says Devon Hotels Association

Devon Hotels & Restaurants Association has reported a substantial rise in bookings this summer, with many members seeing record numbers of visitors throughout the holidays and sell out July and August months.

James Sharp, chair of Devon Hotels said: “We have seen an increase in overseas visitors but one of the main growth areas has been holidaymakers choosing to ‘staycation’ in...

Major road resurfacing programme continues through August

A major programme to repair some of the most severely damaged roads in Plymouth is continuing throughout August.

The five-month programme, which began last month, is resurfacing whole roads and large sections of road that suffered the worst damage after the prolonged wet weather last winter.

As well as resurfacing, the works include structural reconstruction to the worst...