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Why you should place rattan corner sofas in your patio

If you own a house with ample outdoor space , consider yourself lucky. A backyard, a garden, or a patio are extra spaces in the home that can be organized and customized to suit the needs and lifestyle of the homeowner. One of the best ways homeowners can utilize their outdoor space is by...

Sarah Parker

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Smile! It’s National Smile Month

Authored by Mary

Dental practices may be operating differently at the moment, as non-essential routine check-ups are postponed due to coronoavirus (COVID-19).

So parents of younger children are being asked to pay particular attention to their child’s teeth, to ensure that they continue to have good oral health hygiene.

During National Smile Month (18 May to 18 June) Devon Public Health,...

Westcountry Author Writes 'Tales From The Lockdown' to Raise Money for Hospice UK

Authored by HannaRawDevon

A well known Westcountry journalist and writer has used the power of his pen during the lockdown to raise money for a health charity.

In doing so, newspaper columnist Martin Hesp believes he is the first person to write a book filled with stories which focus solely on the coronavirus lockdown and to publish the work while the pandemic continues.

“I wrote Tales From The Lockdown...

3 Benefits of Using CBD Oil

Authored by Sarah Parker

CBD is short for cannabidiol which is a chemical derived from cannabis. Even though it comes from cannabis, it doesn’t create the “high” effect or any sort of intoxication, as that comes from another cannabinoid which is known as THC. Awareness on the possible health benefits of CBD has grown in the past few years, with many claims about the wonders it can do for some conditions. Here is what...

Online comedy night to raise money for Devon charities

Authored by Mary

On Sunday 7th June at 7.30pm #BellyLaughsatHome will land on the screens of Devon’s residents, with money being raised for Devon Air Ambulance , Daisi and FareShare South West.

Belly Laughs is a comedy night established by comedian Mark Olver from Bristol and was designed to help independent restaurants increase trade through typically quiet months, as well as raise money for charity...

Introducing new Cove Vodka

Authored by Mary

It is well known that we are a nation of potato-lovers, but now a company called Devon Cove Produce has come up with a product that allows consumers to enjoy their spuds in a whole different way. After a year of research, planning and testing, the company has launched the county’s first potato vodka. The new, luxuriously smooth Cove Vodka is produced using local South Hams King Edward...

SW GPs lead the way by offering Covid-19 research opportunities to their patients thanks to new GP training

Authored by Mary

Research is being placed at the heart of GP training in the South West giving four recently qualified GPs and one GP who is still in training the opportunity to offer the Covid-19 research to their patients.

The PRINCIPLE Trial is a nationwide study into Covid-19 which is being delivered in the community. The study aims to enable researchers to rapidly evaluate different treatments...

Adding some special touches to your home to personalise it more

Authored by Sarah Parker

There are times when you have moved into a home a while back but just lived with what was there. Of course, you probably brought over some furnishings from your last place, but they’re probably dated now too.

When you’ve spent more time at home recently, you look around and realise how there isn’t much that feels personal to you. To do something about that, it’s necessary to pick out...

4 things to do if your marriage is suffering during lockdown

Authored by Mike Page

Being confined to your house with your partner is a situation that is out of the normal. You may not be used to living in such tight quarters and with each other around the clock.

You have options and steps you can take if your marriage is suffering during the lockdown. Remember that you are not alone and that if you’re proactive, you’ll be able to address the situation and hopefully...

Use the right NHS service for your needs this bank holiday weekend

Authored by Mary

Doctors in Devon are reassuring local people that the NHS is still there for them if they are unwell and need help, but reminding them that opening hours for some services may be different due to the bank holiday weekend.

GP practices will be closed on Monday 25 May for the bank holiday, but other services are available for people with urgent health needs over the holiday period....

How to get a professional DIY finish during lockdown

Authored by Devon news

With people spending a larger amount of time than usual in their homes, taking on DIY tasks has proven an extremely popular way to keep busy and mentally active. RGB Building Supplies has therefore put together advice and top tips on how to tackle three of the most popular DIY jobs.

Paul West, Branch Manager at RGB Exeter, commented:

“We all have things in our homes that we...