Devon urged to shop to save lives

Authored by Mary

PEOPLE across Devon are being urged to shop to save lives, as Cancer Research UK stores re-open after three months of devastating closures.

The majority of the charity’s shops are getting back to business to tackle a shortfall in funding caused by the COVID-19 pandemic.

With its shops typically contributing more than £25m every year to vital research, Cancer Research UK has...

Smiggle-mania hits Plymouth

Authored by News Desk

Australia's most exciting and colourful stationery retailer, Smiggle, is set to open a store in Plymouth on Friday 23 June – marking the brands 100th store opening in the UK.

Smiggle – where a smile meets a giggle – has been a revelation since arriving on these shores in February 2014, with Plymouth marking the monumental opening while many more new stores are set to open in 2017....

Plymouth tanning salons still allow underage use

Authored by Mary

A high number of Plymouth tanning salons are still allowing underage use of sun beds.

In a recent test purchasing operation Public Protection officers visited a random selection of seven salons in the city, and staff in five of them did not challenge a 16-year-old volunteer about their age, despite the age limit being 18. Although the volunteer did not use the sunbed, they were given...

Cracking weekend at The Shops at Dartington Food Fair

Authored by Danielle Camp

This wonderfully sunny weekend (29th – 30th May) saw The Shops at Dartington’s annual Food Fair back for its sixth year, and what a brilliant bank holiday weekend it was. Attracting a record breaking crowd, over 7,000 visitors flocked to the popular shopping destination near Totnes. Throughout the two days visitors were treated to the county’s fabulous food and drink producers and the...

Boulevard dream comes closer

Authored by Mary

Buying land in Bath Street is a crucial step in Plymouth City Council’s long-held ambition of better linking the city centre to Millbay and the sea.

The Council is in discussions with the Homes & Communities Agency to fund the acquisition of five properties in Bath Street to help progress the development along the boulevard which will deliver over 170 new homes as well as new shops...

Christmas Fair, Flair and Festivities

Authored by Danielle Camp

Ding dong merrily on high the Christmas bells are beginning to ring. There’s no better place to get into the spirit of Christmas this year than at The Shops at Dartington. To help create that sparkly festive feeling, on Thursday 10th December there’s a special late night shopping event and then on the 19th and 20th December it’s the much loved The Shops at Dartington Christmas Fair.


Elmhirst Ale launched by The Shops at Dartington

Authored by Danielle Camp

Celebrating the heritage of the Dartington Hall Estate and Elmhirst family, The Shops at Dartington has unveiled a delightful new ale, aptly named, Elmhirst Ale. Available both from the on-site 'The Food Shop' and ‘Devon Drinks’, as well as online at , this smooth, malty ale adds to the ever expanding range of The Shops at Dartington’s exclusive own brand...

Three month Closure Order on Plymouth ‘legal highs’ shop

Authored by News Desk

Plymouth magistrates have granted a three month closure order on a shop selling ‘legal highs’, following a series of complaints about anti-social behaviour.

The closure order – for the High Life Shop in Cornwall Street – was applied for by Plymouth City Council under Section 86 of the Anti-Social Behaviour, Crime and Policing Act 2014, new legislation that came into effect in October...

Legal high shops shut down in Plymouth

Authored by News Desk

Closure Notices have been served today (Tuesday 23 June) on two shops in Plymouth which are believed to be selling ‘legal highs’.

The 48 hour closure notices were served on High Life in Cornwall Street and Damn Good Head Shop on Ebrington Street, under Section 86 of the Anti-Social Behaviour, Crime and Policing Act 2014, new legislation that came into effect in October 2014. Devon and...

Fire service offers tips for storing retail Christmas stock safely

Authored by JamesM

The retail sector will be getting ready for one of their busiest times of year - Christmas. Devon and Somerset Fire and Rescue Service have highlighted that in order to ensure maximum sales, some retailers will fill every available space with merchandise. The Service says that this can mean that escape routes and fire exits that normally are empty become a fire hazard area full of extra...

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