Drake Circus and The Barcode gear up for indoor dining reopening

Drake Circus and The Barcode are getting ready for the next stage of their reopening, following the Government’s announcement that the country can enter into Step 3 of its roadmap out of lockdown.

From Monday 17 May, restaurants at Drake Circus and The Barcode such as Nando’s, Five Guys, Zizzi, as well as the popular new addition BrewDog, will be reopening indoor dining.


Gabriel David, founder and owner of Luscombe Drinks

Luscombe Drinks Awarded a Royal Warrant

Luscombe Drinks is thrilled to announce that it has been awarded a Royal Warrant. Royal Warrants are awarded in recognition of businesses who supply a very high quality service or product, and one that is enjoyed by the Royal Households.

Luscombe founder, Gabriel David, comments: “After many years of having the pleasure of selling our drinks to the Royal family and pressing the apples...

Major new South West Food Hub initiative to help ensure local sourcing

A major high-tech procurement platform being developed by the Government’s Crown Commercial Service is to be trialled in the South West and could help ensure that ingredients in many thousands of meals a day served in places like school kitchens across the region are sourced from local small businesses.

A Community Interest Company (CIC) called the South West Food Hub has been formed...

Local Levy grant success for Sidmouth and East Beach Management Plan

On Thursday 9 January 2020, East Devon District Council’s Sidmouth and East Beach Management Plan (BMP) scheme came one step closer to being fully funded, when the South West Regional Flood and Coastal Committee (SWRFCC) agreed to grant the BMP £500,000 to help bridge the effective funding gap of £1.5million.

Depending on the level of contributions from other potential sources that...

Bruton Knowles Celebrates Five Years of Growth in Plymouth

National property consultancy, Bruton Knowles, is celebrating its 5th year anniversary of the opening of its Plymouth office and is set to instigate plans for further growth in 2019.

The firm, which has 12 branches across the UK, opened an office in Plymouth as part of its expansion into the South West region. Since launching five years ago, it has already proved a success, seeing...

New café to champion Devon produce

On Saturday 30th April, children’s favourite Elmer will be at Waterstones on New George Street as the bookshop launches its new café with a day of magic and face-painting family fun.

With six years of bookselling experience and eighteen years in the hospitality industry, Waterstones Bookshop Manager Lee Auburn is relishing the opportunity to marry his twin passions for food and books...

On #GivingTuesday #GiveMoreLocally

We should give more locally, is the overwhelming response to #GivingTuesday from supporters of local charity Devon Community Foundation.

On December 1st people are taking a break from the Christmas consumer frenzy to donate their time, money or voice to support a good cause. Devon CF is among 1,300 charities and businesses across the UK backing #GivingTuesday, a global day of giving...

Plymouth veterans win top award

Devon Community Foundation hosted its annual Volunteer of the Year Awards sponsored by Quilter Cheviot last week, honouring the hard work and achievements of the many volunteers making a real difference in our Devon communities.

Battling On were awarded the Sir Eric Dancer Thriving Communities Award for a local community group which most demonstrates the qualities of thriving...

Trust defends Devon species from American invader

A Devon conservation charity is coming to the aid of a native species under threat from its bolder American cousins.

The Whitley Wildlife Conservation Trust, based at Paignton Zoo, has teamed up with the Environment Agency and Buglife – The Invertebrate Conservation Trust to help the white-clawed crayfish.

The white-clawed crayfish (Austropotamobius pallipes) is one of the...

Good Food Market

The market showcases some of the best local food and drink in the South West.

The market takes place between 10am and 3pm on The Green, Royal William Yard, Plymouth and will take place on the first Sunday of the month.

The Good Food Markets have been a huge success, with over 30 stall holders from Devon and Cornwall in attendance, including River Cottage, Thom Hunt from Channel 4’s Three Hungry Boys, the Red Earth Kitchen, and Cornish Orchards, with many stalls regularly selling out of produce.

People visiting the market in the ex-Naval Victualling Yard can travel...