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Calling East Devon Christmas shoppers to Please Stop Here

East Devon District Council has launched a Christmas campaign to encourage all residents to shop locally for all their Christmas gifts and food this year.

A study* shows that half of UK adults plan to make the most of Christmas 2021, with 30% of locals in the South West intending to spend more money than last year. East Devon District Council is working with local businesses and high...

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...

Devon shop takes to the road

Backworld, formerly an ergonomic office and home seating shop on the Topsham Road in Exeter, is now mobile.

Rethinking the business model following the succession of Covid-related non-essential retail closures, owner Paul Skinner made the bold move to shut up shop and take to the road. Backworld is now a fully mobile retail operation.

Customers no longer have to visit the shop...

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Al fresco dining at Drake Circus and The Barcode

Spring is finally upon us, lockdown restrictions are beginning to lift and Drake Circus can’t wait to welcome its customers back.

From 12 April, restaurants and cafés at the centre are able to offer outdoor dining for two households or a group of up to six people in line with Government guidelines.

Here’s a round-up of the most popular restaurants now offering al fresco dining...

New #StayLocalShopSafe campaign launches to encourage local and safe shopping

In East Devon, the Reopening of the High Streets programme is supporting a district wide media campaign, #StayLocalShopSafe, to inform residents and visitors about how to use their high streets and town centres safely and showcasing how local businesses are responding to the unprecedented challenges of the COVID-19 pandemic by adapting, evolving and reaching out to their community, offering...

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Drake Circus launches giant giving box to raise funds for local charities

Drake Circus has installed a giant giving box to help give back to those most impacted by the pandemic in the local community.

Located at its Cornwall Street entrance, visitors can use contactless payment to easily donate £3, £5 or £10 to Macmillan Cancer Support, Andy’s Man Club, Plymouth Domestic Abuse Services and Woodside Animal Welfare Trust. The giving box will light up in...

Drake Circus and The Barcode reopens non-essential stores today

In line with Government guidance for Tier 2 areas, non-essential stores at Drake Circus will be welcoming shoppers once again from today (Wednesday 2nd December), and cafes and restaurants will be offering both a dine-in and take away service.

This includes The Cosy Cub, Nando’s, Five Guys and Zizzi in The Barcode, as well as Paradise Island Adventure Golf.

To help keep...

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...

MAKE 2017 - Contemporary Crafts for Christmas

The Devon Guild's annual Christmas selling exhibition showcases some of the finest contemporary crafts from UK based designer-makers. With a wide selection of disciplines to choose from, and a range of prices to suit all, it’s an ideal opportunity to buy an individual, handmade gift for Christmas. There's a DIY festive craft activity area for kids in the gallery too.

Free entry. Open daily, 10am-5.30pm

00626 832223

Dementia Friendly shopping returns

Dementia Friendly shopping is returning to Plymouth later this month.

The Dementia Friendly Shopping Day on Thursday 13 July is for shoppers affected by dementia that would like some assistance in three city centre stores.

Marks and Spencer and Boots in Drake Circus and Wilko in the Armada Centre will be participating and shoppers are invited to book a personal supported...

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