Spreading the lurrve for trees

Tree lovers, incurable romantics and nature lovers are being invited to get mucky on Valentine’s Day... planting trees.

The first of 12,000 new trees to be planted in the city’s new country park will go into the ground as hedgerows, as the city’s new country park starts to take shape.

Plymouth City Council, together with Plymouth Environmental Action, is running the event this...

Why Plymouth is a great place to live this Valentine’s Day

With Valentine’s Day approaching fast, men all around the country are starting to rummage around the back of the sofa or dust off their credit cards, and preparing to purchase a beautiful bouquet of flowers for the woman (or man!) of their dreams.

But where you live in the country can really make a difference, in terms of what size of bouquet you get, and how much your loved one...

Avoid a Valentine’s dating disaster

According to a new poll by the Food Standards Agency (FSA), 17% of people in the South West have had a dating disaster on Valentine’s Day and, across the UK, bad restaurant experiences are responsible for a third (34%) of all nightmare nights out.

34% of daters in the South West report that getting food poisoning from a restaurant is the worst thing that could happen to them on...

Are you prepared for Red Tuesday?

‘Red Tuesday’ is the top dumping day of the year, just four days before Valentine’s Day, according to new research released by, the UK’s top dating website.

3,000 people were surveyed on Illicit Encounters and one in five - 22% - had broken up with someone the week before Valentine’s Day.

Dumping someone electronically is also rising in popularity with 7.5...

Get your Valentine’s messages on the big screen

Romantics in the city are being invited to text their Valentine messages on Friday 14 February to appear on Plymouth's Big Screen on the Piazza.

Anyone interested in declaring their love on the Big Screen needs to text 80011 and start their message with Plymouth by 5pm on Friday 14 February.

If you are planning to propose this Friday and need a specific time for your message to...

10 things women notice about guys when they first meet

If you haven't got a lady in your life ready for Valentine's then maybe you need to give these tips a read.

1. Posture is the way you carry yourself. It’s the way you walk, stand and how you are around others. Women like men who are confident but not arrogant; dominant but not domineering; strong but kind; and generally men who are sure of themselves. Some call such men ‘alpha males’...