How to drop a hint about “thinking of you” with a catchy floral surprise?

Anytime roses may seem undeniably romantic, yet once you have decided on showing off a simpler sentiment like warm thoughts, a broad universe of floral surprises awaits. The floral language dates back centuries in the course of its history and promises a sophisticated communication, where you have a chance to convey emotions through color, variety, and symbolism. Here we’re going to observe...

Drake Circus welcomes new gifting and homeware shop

A new gifting and homeware shop has officially opened its doors at Drake Circus (on Friday 26th May).

The brand-new store will offer shoppers a range of greeting cards for special occasions, along with gift wrap, quirky home décor, candles, stationery, Jellycat toys and more.

Mooch is located on the centre’s upper floor, taking over the former Paperchase unit.


Trading Standards gives advice on how to ensure toys are safe this Christmas

To help ensure that the toys you are buying this Christmas are safe Trading Standards has released two short videos.

The videos, about toy safety and buying electrical goods , feature Holly Traynor from the Heart of the South West Trading Standards Service and she gives her top tips and advice on what to look for and what to avoid.

Trading Standards advises that if you are...

Plymouth is the city least likely to break restrictions on Father’s Day

Father’s Day 2021 is falling on the 20th of June and, for those with a keen eye on the COVID restriction roadmap, you’ll realise that happens to be the day before all restrictions ease.

While restrictions have eased considerably already, with families being allowed to meet indoors and even hug, the 21st is the date when rules ease completely and people can mix freely. It’s difficult...

Devon Air Ambulance launch 12 Gifts of Christmas

After the most challenging year operationally and financially, Devon Air Ambulance (DAA) needs your help more than ever before.

As part of its Caring This Christmas campaign DAA have launched its ’12 Gifts of Christmas’ video, featuring 12 great ways you can pledge your support this Christmas.

Sally Hilton, Head of Fundraising at Devon Air Ambulance explains: “It’s fair to...

NSPCC and O2 urge parents to make online safety a New Year's resolution

The NSPCC and O2 are urging parents to make online safety a priority for their children if they are given smartphones, tablets or games consoles this Christmas.

The advice comes after the charity and mobile network operator found that thousands of parents who have played the O2 NSPCC Parents vs Kids online safety quiz were getting questions about parental controls wrong.


Handmade gifts at MAKE - Devon Guild's New Exhibition

It's getting just a little bit close to the C-word, and as the Guild's annual Christmas crafts show opens next Friday, staff are already delighting in the handmade exhibits flooding in for display in their gallery.

MAKE is the popular annual selling exhibition which heralds winter and the festive season. Bovey's gallery will showcase the best contemporary craftwork from...

Are your Christmas gifts safe?

During the busy run up to Christmas and the intensive shopping period, Devon and Cornwall Police are advising people to keep their Christmas purchases safe.

Following the chaotic buying of the Black Friday period, burglars will look out for wrapped or unwrapped Christmas presents in homes and in cars.

People are advised to protect their Christmas purchases by storing them in a...